letsspendlotsofmoney said: Has anyone tried them? Any success? Since most of the phones are already made there what are the pitfalls of knockoffs? Most run on android...
Looking at the Tmobile value plan and you need to bring your own device to keep the rates lower and I was considering these vs buying off CL or eBay
Many discussions here and other sites since their is not just one "Chinese Knockoff" model. Research is your friend.
posted: Aug. 17, 2012 @ 12:37p
respdoc, I did a search here and looks like most of the threads were a few years ago 2009-2010ish. If you could point me in the direction it would be appreciated, what I was looking for is to see if anyone has experience with them. Good? Bad? Clunky?
The cool part about owning an android phone is the incredible ability that you have to keep updating the device. Through official upgrades from your carrier/manufacturer or from third parties like XDA, a lot of smartphones from the last year are being ported to Ice Cream Sandwich or Jellybean right now. That's something that would be very hard to do with an iFone, mainly because off the drivers needed to make those updates work.
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posted: Aug. 18, 2012 @ 2:49p
I would buy a 1-2 year old used name brand (samsung,etc) phone and use that instead. There are plenty of people upgrading all the time so there is a nice supply of used previously high end phones.
posted: Aug. 18, 2012 @ 9:27p
Thanks KayK.... That's what I have been looking for... Didnt think they were on par... but then again theyre not $600
posted: Aug. 18, 2012 @ 9:38p
i was doing research on eBay most listed had a big 4.3 screen with resistive screen= cheapest type of touch interface & barely works and hardware spec that matches the 3+ inch screen android prepaid smartphones.
posted: Aug. 19, 2012 @ 7:03a
My daughter ordered an I-phone look alike that was made in china. She hated the touch screen and said that the battery didn't hold a charge. After 2 days she went back to her old t-model contract phone. The chinese made phone was so bad, she couldn't even con any of her 15 YO friends to buy it
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