Samsung’s recently launched flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S3, already has a clone and is being sold at an online retail store for about Php9,000 ($209).
It can be quite tricky to spot the difference between the legit and the clone but after a close inspection the S3 clone reveals its inferior design. Check out the video comparison below:
Apart from the looks, the HDC Galaxy S3 also has a lot of difference internally. The S3-clone’s single core 1GHz MediaTek MT6575 processor (same chip as the Lenovo P700) is far cry to that of the legit SGS3’s quad-core processor, although we might say that it runs quite smoothly based on the video. The fake SGS3 will also have a 512MB RAM along with the single core processor.
Other than the size, the HDC S3 clone’s screen bares no other resemblance to the real thing. It only sports a WVGA display with 480×800 screen resolution as compared to the Super AMOLED, 1280×720-pixel display of the SGS3. The S3-clone is also slightly thicker that the legit one by half a millimeter — a great feat for KIRF.
This Gingerbread-powered HDC Galaxy S3 was posted at Android-Sale.com yesterday but upon checking it today, it’s no longer there. Sammy seems to be quick to respond about this SGS3 knock-off.
Anyway, I wasnâ€™t that disappointed about my visit because I found out that SGS3 was not the only one that has an Asian clone because even its quad-core competitor HTC One X and its big brother Galaxy Note has one. As if that wasnâ€™t enough, they also have HTC Titan clone running on ICS.
Just to set things clear here, weâ€™re not advertising the online retail store or its products. In fact, we hope that this serves as a warning to those of you who are interested in getting one for a cheaper price. There are other legit online shops who offer discounted legit SGS3. But if you donâ€™t mind walking around with an S3 knock-off, here’s the closest thing you can get to the real thing.