The fake iPhone 5Cs are already here with the Goophone i5C


Despite the fact that more and more beautiful Android phones are starting to set themselves apart in the design department, some manufacturers still feel the need to piggyback the success of Apple’s line. The most notable is Goophone, who has been riding the fake iPhone wave since the beginning of time. Their latest concoction is the Goophone i5C, which is obviously based on the iPhone 5C, Apple’s “unapologetically plastic” phone that is meant to be a more affordable option than the flagship iPhone 5S

The phone actually replicates the look and feel of Apple’s original quite well, with obvious differences being the logos. These phones also tend to be built a bit cheaply, so although it may look the part we wouldn’t expect it to feel the part.

goophone i5c

For specs, the Goophone i5C presents MediaTek’s dual-core 1.3GHz MT6572 processor, a 4-inch display of unknown resolution, 512MB of RAM, a 5 megapixel camera, and Android 4.2. On top of the OS is a theme that is made to look like iOS 7 — no surprise there. We’re not sure what would make someone want a cheap knockoff to a quality phone, but there it is anyway.

And, to be fair, we wouldn’t disagree if someone said Apple’s own iPhone 5C looked a little cheap too (especially with those dog-ugly cases they think will change the world). Be sure to take a look at it in the 6 minute reel sitting above.

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. “On top of the OS is a theme that is made to look like iOS 7 — no surprise there”

    ugh…why? If you’re going to copy, copy ios6 because it actually looks good

    1. I think I’m literally the only person in the world that actually kinda likes the look of iOS 7

      *braces for downvotes*

      1. I do like iOS 7 way more than previous versions. There are some things/colors that are too kiddy for me, but overall, I love the design. (But I would never get one)

      2. iOS 7 is leaps ahead of all other versions in terms of looks. But it has that flat and minimal design that Android has, which is why I like it. My girlfriend and brother hated it at first because it looked too similar to Android, and they said, “I bought an iPhone for iOS, not Android”. But now they are liking it apparently. We’ll see what they really think when they get it tomorrow though.

        1. I don’t like Android’s flat and minimalistic design. The only reason why I like Holo is that it gives a standard so that apps can have a consistent UI.

          Apple had good stuff thanks to Jobs and Forstall. They went overboard with the felt and wood but overall it looked great.

      3. I like it Chris! I’m on it right now

        1. I’m pretty sure that’s Nicki Minaj.

  2. Runs android? That makes it better than the actual one already.

  3. As interesting as this looks, I am waiting for the GOONOTE 3 on Verizon.

  4. Unapologetically plastickier.

    1. i5c – Unapologetically crappier

  5. I’ll take two.

  6. “Hey, let’s get a decent specs phone (it would run vanilla 4.2 just perfectly smoothly) and let’s make it laggy!”. I was going to buy one of these because I saw somewhere that it would have stock Android. But with that slow customization, bye bye

  7. Why try to imitate over priced garbage. We all know Ios 7 is a copy of jellybean. I’m ashamed to be an American because of these isheep. The United States is the only stupid Country keeping apple in business. I knew our country’s education system was going to the dogs. People in other countries have enough intelligence to not pay three times more for a product because it has an apple logo.

    1. Sadly, I don’t think USA is the only country keeping Apple in business. There are many iSheeps around the world, also in my country. I’m writing this from a Macbook, I’m no Apple-hater/boicotter although I criticize it badly constantly (the “reinvention” thing just kills me every time). It’s a long discussion, but yes, many non-sense (and I’d choose Google over Apple anytime if I have the chance, that’s why I would never have an iPhone, but a house plenty of Android devices :P)

      1. You’re right about other countries, but it’s US that generates most of the business. In other countries the rarity of the iPhone is playing for it’s popularity and social status.

        1. It’s home base. That’s why Motorola is so important to Google.

        2. Italy here: it’s all iPhones and Galaxies and almost nothing else.

          Motorola doesn’t sell anymore in here, HTC is totally unknown, Sony is kind of a niche product, LG is deemed a sucky brand by italians, Nexus are only known by Android rabid pundits (and Google Play Devices opened in Italy just yesterday so N4 for example were only few and imported so far), Lumias sell abysmally and the few sold are only because they have the Nokia logo on it (people don’t even know there’s a Windows Phone OS in here) and Blackberry… lol, that’s for people that have yet to change their phone to modernity ;)

          Rarity? iPhones in Italy sell way more than all the Android companies summed together without Samsung in mix :)

    2. You need to calm down dude. It’s just a tech company and it’s existence is of no threat to you. Go take a chill pill and stop being so hateful

      1. Except the part about suing and trying to ban other Android phones

  8. “especially with those dog-ugly cases they think will change the world” – You say that but just watch. iSheeple will come out in throngs saying ‘look at this cool new color on my iPhone’. They’ll swear it’s the next greatest thing.

  9. Quentyn, you should have mentioned that the Goophone i5c actually came out BEFORE the iPhone 5c was even announced. (Goophone copied the design from rumors and leaks as to what the next iPhone would look like). There was even speculation that they will attempt to sue Apple if the new iPhone resembled their product. As to why anyone would want a cheap version of a quality product, it’s simple: price. It’s the same reason why people buy bootleg cd’s and dvds and knockoff Designer Purses. Not that it’s right, or that I condone it, but for some people, it’s an affordable option to have a similar (if even just aesthetically) product that they would otherwise not be able to afford.

  10. This is the first time I heard of Goophone . I haven’t heard any lawsuits from Apple or anything. I wonder is Apple even taking this competition seriously.

    1. Goophone patented the design (which looks like the iPhone design) in their respective country… so Apple cannot sue them on the design.

      1. They even patented it before Apple did because the designs leaked so early. They claimed they would sue Apple because they owned the rights to that design. I don’t think that ever happened tho.

    2. at least, in the year 2012, goophone claim they might sue apple as they said iphone5 look like and copy their goophone i5 (which probably made based on leaked info and announced earlier)

  11. it looks like something that dumpy Tmobile would sell.

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  12. .

    Fake? I think not, they are REAL Goophone i5C”s. Get used to it.

    As a bonus, it has a better OS, as well.

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