Now that the Apple iPhone is an industry standard, lots of mobile phone companies are trying to mimic its look and features to increase the market value of their product. The very sad observation is that any phone with a big touchscreen multi-touch display is now termed as an “iPhone Clone” no matter how innovative the phone really is.
Here is a list of the Top 10 iPhone Clones. The list was originally prepared by NetworkWorld but I have edited it a bit to include only those phones which resemble the iPhone in looks and features more than 90%. So here goes:
1. Samsung Instinct
Co-developed by Samsun and Sprint, the Instinct is an iPhone look alike with GPS and a much more faster data transfer rate than the iPhone.
2. Sony Xperia
Sony Xperia is one of this year’s most awaited touch-screen smartphone. It has a 3inch widescreen display, runs on Windows Mobile 6.1 and can run 9 active desktops simultaneously.
3. Deeda Pi
Deeda Pi is what we call an ultimate iPhone clone. This phone imitates the Apple iPhone upto 95%+ and runs on an open-source platform thus giving away the freedom of creating and installing third party applications and also supports 3G wireless.
4. LG Voyager
LG Voyager is an iPhone like smartphone that uses the same home menu organization and a similar dock in the bottom screen allowing easy access to phonebook, SMS etc.
5. LG Vu
LG Vu is the US version of the LG Prada. It includes the iPhone like multi-touch UI but also features support for MediaFLO TV.
6. Cect P168
This knock-off has a 3.5-inch touch screen, a 1.3-megapixel camera and claims to have “3D surround sound”
HiPhone is powered by Windows Mobile 6.0 and has a GUI that 100% resembles the GUI of the original iPhone. Moreover it is even branded with a flipped Apple logo.
8. Meizu M8 Mini One
Meizu Mini is cheaper and looks a lot like the iPod Touch. The screen is 3.4 inches and costs anywhere from $265 to $400.
9. HTC Touch Dual
HTC Touch Dual comes with a dual-sim support and is one of the very first iPhone challengers. Though not essentially an iPhone-clone but this phone has everything that the iPhone has.
10. Desay N8
Desay is a 90% rip-off of the original iPhone. Everything from the design, home button and wallpaper is the same however you will have to use stylus to navigate through the phone.