The number of Flappy Bird clones highlighted just how prevalent the practice of copying successful games is. But where is the line between copying and pirating? How serious is the problem and what is being done?
While HTC One clones are nothing new, most are easy to spot as fakes. Today we bring you news of a nearly-perfect One clone. Despite its plastic chassis, this phone really looks a lot like the real deal.
Buying an phone like the Samsung Galaxy S4 should be fairly straightforward. But the fact that there are fake handsets floating around makes things slightly more difficult.
Talk about commitment to a cause. Not a noble cause, but still. You have to give it up for the makers of the latest Chinese clone, which doesn’t only replicate the original’s design, but also its name.
The Star S5 Butterfly, a 5-inch quad-core smartphone with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean on-board, looks a lot like its namesake, the HTC Butterfly.
ZTE recently launched the ZTE N909, a budget-friendly quad-core smartphone that runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, and looks a lot like the Samsung Galaxy S3. Do you see the similarities?
Meet the GooPhone One, an exact replica (we think) of the still unreleased HTC One, previously known as the M7.
While we can’t really claim secrets are better kept in the Android décor than in Apple’s world, especially now, we can’t help but laugh our behinds off whenever iPhone clones looking exactly like the originals come out before the authentic devices.
While back in the day Chinese knock-off phones aimed to replicate the originals’ designs by the letter while taking specs down a notch (or several), Shanzhai’s M.O. seems to have changed lately.
Apple’s iPhone 5 got its fair share of Chinese Android-based clones before and around the time of its release, but since it’s been out there hasn’t been much movement in Shanzhai Land.