GooPhone S5: Samsung Galaxy S5 Clone hands on
The first thing you will notice once the GooPhone S5 is in your hands is the build quality. This is not an expensive device and is not attempting to make a name for itself in the build quality department. Our device, although looked genuine enough, feels a little flimsy and I don’t think it would last more than a few drops before going out of commission.
GooPhone have stayed true to the real S5 by giving the rear a band-aid look, but haven’t gone so far as to put the Samsung logo on their. The rear removes to reveal space for a SIM card, Micro SD and a removable 2800mAh battery. There are also points for NFC on the back of the phone, but our unit was missing the actual NFC chip.
According to the GooPhone store where the GooPhone S5 is on sale from $149.99 the S5 has an 8 mega-pixel main camera interpolated to 13MP, 5.1-inch HD 720p display, 1GB RAM, quad-core Mediatek MT6582 processor, and support for GSM or WCDMA via the single SIM tray.
Like the real Samsung Galaxy S5, the GooPhone S5 has loads of features built in to the OS, and this is actually where you might think ‘WOW’. The level of attention that has gone in to producing the ROM for the GooPhone S5 is impressive! Usually a clone maker will just give their phone the ‘look’ and miss out features, but GooPhone have gone the whole hog including smart features, health monitoring, lots of stock widgets and more so you can really make the most of this clone.
It is even more impressive that GooPhone have built their knock off Samsung ROM on Android 4.4.2!
GooPhone S5 hands on video
The following is a hands on video with the GooPhone S5, you will get a good idea of the look and feel of this Samsung Galaxy S5 clone along with see some of the features and get an idea of the performance of the device.
GooPhone S5 first impressions
Clone phones are not my thing, I much prefer the real thing or a unique design, but even I was impressed with the level of detail GooPhone have gone in to when producing the ROM for the GooPhone S5. There are so many features in this phone it is hard not to be impressed once you start using it.
Performance is amazing considering the MT6582 chipset and what the ROM is asking of it, the camera focuses fast and takes sharp photos, and the 2800mAh battery should mean a pretty good battery life. The only things which bother me are the overall build quality and the decision to use a proprietory USB cable instead of a generic one.
Overall if you fancy the look, feel and function of a Samsung Galaxy S5 but don’t want to break the bank the GooPhone S5 is an interesting option to consider.
Goophone S5 Pro Review—Design
At first glance, we may mistake Goophone S5 Pro as Samsung Galaxy S5, for they appearance are quite similar. This time, our sponsor goophone.es is providing a Goophone S5 Pro white version to us, which looks rather elegant. In the front of the phone is a 5.1 inch screen, above of the screen is the front camera、the call speaker and dual flashlight. Meanwhile, below the screen is an entity button key and two soft buttons, which only visible when being lit up.
When looking from the sides of the phone, we do find the power button on the left side of the phone, and the Volume key on the right side. Besides, we also notice the USB Port in the bottom of the phone, and the Headphone jack at the top of the phone.
When turning the phone around, we do notice the rear camera、the dual flashlight and the heart rate button; meanwhile, we also could see the media speaker and “Goophone” Logo. Then, removing the back cover, we could see the battery, and above the battery is a SIM card slot and a Micro-SD card slot, so Goophone S5 Pro only supports single card.
Goophone S5 Pro–Display
Like Samsung Galaxy S5, Goophone S5 Pro also adopts a 5.1 inch HD screen, which owns 1028*720 resolution, and the display quality is good; meanwhile, the touch panel works flawlessly, and we could touch the screen without almost no pressure.
Goophone S5 Pro Review—Peformance
However, different from Galaxy S5, Goophone S5 Pro still adopts MTK program, it runs 1.7GHz MTK6592 Octa-core processor, not snapdragon processor, so it could supports large app and most games. During our test, we also do the Antutu score benchmark test of Goophone S5 Pro, in the testing, Goophone S5 Pro had reached 24881 points, which is quite good, it could surpass most other smartphones.
Goophone S5 Pro Review—Highlights
- Waterproof Function
Like Samsung Galaxy S5, Goophone S5 Pro also own the waterproof function, and we do the test about this function, just as follows:
- Heart Rate Test Function
It’s surprised that Goophone S5 Pro adding the Heart rate test function, with this function, you know your health.
Last Updated @ 10/12/2014 7:32:49 PM