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Apple iPhone 5 clone gets hands on, first impressions

Put the Hero H2000+ next to an iPhone 5 and you will notice how similar both handsets are. The Chinese knock-off even managed to copy Apple’s logo and minute details like the CE certification and the name iPhone. However, the iPhone 5 is made of premium material, whereas the H2000+’s body is plastic.

Furthermore, while both devices look like almost identical twins, the hardware is very different. The H2000+ opted for a Mediatek MT6577, a dual-core system-on-chip with a Cortex-A9 core and a clock speed of 1GHz. There’s also 4GB onboard memory, 512MB RAM, a microSD card slot, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with an Apple-esque user interface (down to the icons), an 8-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, a front camera, Bluetooth, GPS, a 1,680 mAh battery, support for two SIMs and a 4in display with a 854 x 480 resolution.

There are a few minor details though, according to Gizchina, which did not get so close to the device. The locations of the headphone socket, the power button and control buttons are different. You can also actually pry open up the H2000+ should you feel the need to.

Other than that, the device scored a respectable 5326 on Antutu and other than the fact that the flash and the GPS appear to be useless, the Hero H2000+ is a decent sub-$200 (£150) smartphone.

Source: Gizchina

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