You might mistake the phone in the image below for a Samsung Galaxy S5 at a first, quick glance, but boy would you be fooled. That isn’t a Samsung Galaxy S5 at all (this is), but it damn sure looks like one. It’s actually the Goophone S5, the latest from a company that seems to take pride in completely ripping off other companies’ products. The company is even bold enough to call this “the next big thing.”
The GooPhone S5 actually houses specs that come close to what the Galaxy S5 offers, though the use of a 2GHz octa-core MediaTek processor probably doesn’t excite you as much as an Exynos Octa-Core or Snapdragon 801 kit. Everything else reads off quite similarly, though:
- 5-inch 1080p display
- 2GB of RAM
- 32GB of internal storage
- 13 megapixel camera
- 5 megapixel front camera
- 2,800mAh battery
- Android 4.2
Of course, it’s not all about the hard numbers. That 13 megapixel camera might be worse than some 8 megapixel cameras. The 5-inch 1080p display likely doesn’t have the same punch that an AMOLED panel does. It doesn’t come with a fingerprint scanner. And we doubt the fact that it houses Android 4.2 sits well with anyone.
The one number that does matter — price — might pique your interest, though. It can be yours for $300, and you won’t have to be tethered to a contract to get it for that amount.
Of course, you don’t get all the things that come with buying the actual real deal such as build quality, unique Samsung-crafted features, and the backing of a major electronics company that will go out of their way to support the device for its lifetime. But if you want to fake it until you make it, the Goophone S5 could be a decent investment. Take the plunge at their website if you’re feeling a little spunky today.