Can’t wait til April to get your Samsung Galaxy S5? Well, you can get one now that is pretty much closer to Samsung’s premier smartphone in China.
Goophone, the infamous and notorious China-based maker of smartphone impostors, has already started selling a phone for sale that looks almost exactly the same as Samsung’s latest flagship. It even has the S5’s perforated metal back. Talk about copycats. The price of the impostor? Just $299.99, unlocked and ready to use.
Goophone’s S5?is almost identical to Samsung’s S5 on the outside. If you look at it impassively, you will definitely think that one phone is the other. The impostor’s exterior is shaped like Samsung’s S5.?Both phones have screens that are in full HD (1,920 x 1,080) and come in similar colors: black, white, gold and blue.?There is just one slight difference between the two: Goophone’s S5 screen measures just 5 inches diagonal instead of 5.1 inches.
Those mentioned are just the exterior features of both devices. However, if you inspect the insides of the phones, you will discover a lot of differences. For instance, instead of a 2.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor, there’s an 2GHz octa-core?MediaTek?chip for Goophone’s S5. LTE is not available, too. The Goophone is a purely 3G device. It certainly does not support 802.11ac Wi-Fi, just b/g/n. The camera is really contrasting, too. Goophone’s camera has 13 megapixels while Galaxy S5 has 16. The Galaxy S5 also has the newest Kitkat Android software while it is just the Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean) jellybean for the Goophone. Its storage is at 32GB.
Although the Goophone S5’s features are totally different from the Galaxy S5, it is still not a bad phone, if you ask me. It is actually a good phone for an impostor. Although the lack of LTE connectivity for this phone is bad for U.S. customers, it would still sell to other parts of the world, considering that the U.S. is probably the only country in the world with an existing and reliable LTE connection.
So if you want to get your hands on an S5 copycat, purchase one from Goophone. Don’t forget to write a review for us.