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Top 5 iPhone Lookalikes Reviewed


iPhone Lookalikes

With all the news of iPhone-inspired mobile phones, I thought I’d put together a list of the five most notable iPhone clones:

  1. Meizu miniOne
  2. Teclast T59
  3. LG Prada KE850
  4. ASUS Aura
  5. iSoftPhone

See these iPhone competitors reviewed after the jump:

Meizu miniOne iPhone Lookalike

Meizu’s miniOne, formerly known as the M8, will sport:

  • WinCE 6.0
  • 3-megapixel camera (compared to iPhone’s 2 megapixels)
  • 3.3-inch VGA+ screen (iPhone’s is 3.5 inches)
  • GSM support
  • TV-out
  • Photo/video/MP3 compatibility

The miniOne seems like a suitable iPhone alternative for the Windows-inclined who can live without a rotating display and Visual Voicemail.

It will likely be more affordable than the iPhone, too. And lucky for you the miniOne looks a lot like the iPhone, so you may be able to fool your friends into thinking you own one.

Meizu miniOne

Meizu miniOne

Read more about the Meizu miniOne (and see more photos) in my previous posts:

Teclast T59 iPhone Lookalike

The Teclast T59 is another aesthetically-appealing iPhone clone. Since the T59 is only in its concept stages, a lot could change still, but here are some of the specs for this 3G mobile phone:

  • Windows CE
  • Built-in GPS
  • WiFi
  • VGA screen w/ secondary display
  • FM radio
  • Photo/video/MP3 compatibility

The T59’s got a sleek black finish with a chrome lining like the iPhone’s. Here are two concept photos:

Teclast T59

Teclast T59


LG Prada KE850 iPhone Lookalike

LG’s Prada KE850, designed in tandem with the fashion designer, was announced last year and will debut in Europe later this month for a whopping 600 Euros (almost $800 USD). It will feature:

  • 2-megapixel camera
  • microSD card slot (to make up for its skimpy 8 MB of memory)
  • Bluetooth 2.0 & USB 2.0
  • Preloaded w/ black & white theme (others may be available)
  • FM radio
  • Photo/video/MP3 compatibility

Sorry LG, but for $800 big ones I’d rather get an iPhone and a half.

LG Prada

LG Prada

ASUS Aura iPhone Lookalike

The ASUS Aura is, to me, the least visually attractive of the iPhone clones, though it’s got the largest touchscreen at 3.9 inches as well as a rotating display like the iPhone’s. Other features include:

  • 2 megapixel camera
  • Bluetooth
  • microSD card slot
  • miniUSB
  • Photo/video/MP3 compatibility

Two photos:

Asus Aura

Asus Aura

iSoftPhone iPhone Lookalike

This iPhone lookalike is not a physical mobile phone but a Mac OS X desktop application that functions as a user interface for VoIP phones.

Even the iSoftPhone website is a knockoff of Apple’s. They’re gonna have some real problems getting this past Apple’s legal team. [Update: The website has since been renamed/redesigned.]

iSoftPhone

*BONUS* CECT P168 iPhone Lookalike

Thanks, Shiv for pointing out a sixth iPhone lookalike, the CECT P168.

The Cect P168 shares in common with iPhone a 3.5-inch display and a 2-megapixel camera. Other features include:

  • 2 SIM card slots (you can switch between SIMs without turning off the phone)
  • a built-in dictionary
  • games

Cect P168

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60 Comments

  1. Where can you find these phones??? im trying to find the Asus and Teclast T59… please give me a website where we can find these phones.

  2. I have had two of the CECT (i68+ etc) phone, and even if they do look just like the iphone, they are not even close. They are ok if your just gonna talk on it, but if your taking and sending pics and/or text messages, then its terribe. You will go through about 7-8 steps before actually sending your message and the picture quality if just plain awful.

  3. From personal experience, the sciphone is the worst fake iphone clone I’ve ever owned. It looks a lot like the iphone, I’ll give them that. However, not kidding, on the VERY FIRST day I got it, the screen cracked in half and the touchscreen broke. I’m not making this up or anything to be an asshole. I really liked how the phone looked, but the quality is shit. Now I’m out a hundred bucks and I’m trying to sell it on craigslist for almost nothing.

  4. hmm i am thinking of getting the iSoftphone. But is it any good? and how much is it?
    I can’t seem to find anysort of review on it or a price from anywhere, also where is it in the counrty? U.K, USA?
    hope someone can help please (:
    Thanks Bob

  5. I just bought an A380i earlier today. I should have it in 5 to 9 business days. If anybody has questions about it, just email me. Once I get the phone I’ll cover your questions. My email is skatin707@gmail.com

    My carrier is AT&T

  6. I almost forgot he broke the charger too any ideas on where I can find a new one….besides China?

  7. please help….I bought my son the Cect I9 for Christmas he has T-mobile service….we like the phone but he cant send text messages, although he can receive them, also he cant even dial 611 from his new phone, T-mobile doesnt know about the phone, it is not in their system, so maybe this is causing problems? He tried to plug in to the PC but it wasnt recognized….I just dont know what to do to get this phone up and operating properly..any help would be great!

  8. cect p168 camera is really 1.3mp and only has one lame game and no dictionary! i bought expecting and iphone clone, the only thing even similiar to the iphone is the physical look of it, and you cant download games or anything like that onto it!

  9. I’ve just got my own iphone loolalike from the same website http://www.iphonelookalike.com now for £150 (got down in price!) What I can say is… it works just like an iphone! It might not be as perfect as an iphone i.e. with wifi, google maps, but overall, it’s a good value for money if you ask me.

    To be honest, for me personally, ‘Motorola A1000′ is the father of all of these large screen phones. Motorola A1000 came out like 4 years ago. I think apple might have copied some of its physical features. This is just my personal opinion.

  10. i dont get it.. why the hell do people call all the phones that have big touchscreens iphone clones! now the obvious looking ones sure can be called that.. but the ones like teclast for example.. where did you see ANY similarity..
    i mean, just because apple thought to make a phone like that doesnt mean that the other guys didnt think of it, and im sure that phones with big touchscreens like that have been in concept and prototype stages in china and japan probably since like 2000s. apple just made their phone with a nice natural progression of mobile devices.. and suddenly every other model is a ripoff.. everyone gives apple too much credit

  11. I think the biggest thing that all of these are lacking (and which was failed to mention) was that none of these of multi-touch capabilities. So what if it has the looks or even if it is faster. The best thing about the iPhone is that it is the ONLY thing on the market that has multi-touch, and, it actually works well. I’ll take something that works (if slightly slower) than something is faster but doesn’t work well.

  12. I just bought a CEDT a380i. I live in Missouri and use Cingular/AT&T. I got the phone, put my sim in and it was up and running. I have mp3s on my CP and just sent them to my phone via the USB cable and violla! I love it and think the user interface is great.

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