Jul 10th, 2012

China has really been stepping up their counterfeit game as of late. This is perhaps no better evident than this knockoff Samsung Galaxy S3 that popped up on YouTube today. It’s called the HDC Galaxy S3 at it was given a full hands-on courtesy of the online Chinese retailer, Android-Sale. At first glance, it’s hard to distinguish the imitation from the real thing (the HDC is noticeably thicker), but first things first, let’s jump straight to the specs on this beezy.

On paper, the HDC Galaxy S3 is a blast from Android’s past. Boasting a 4.7 inch TFT display, 5MP rear camera with complimentary 0.3MP front facing camera, a speedy 1GHz MTK MT6575 processor, 512MB RAM, all running on Android 2.3 Gingerbread. I know what you’re thinking, “There’s no way this thing could possibly run any better than a G1.” Wrong, so very wrong.

In the video, the device gets put through its paces showing off an OS smooth as butter, apps that were responsive and launched quick, even games like Temple Run ran without a hitch. Yeah, I wouldn’t have guessed for a second that a knockoff could run this well. Check out the video below.

The best part? The device is priced at a laughable/reasonable $209 outright. Might pick up a few of these as stocking stuffers for the holidays. Let’s just pretend these were on sale at your local Walmart — would any of you pick one up?

[Android-Sale | Via GizmoChina]


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