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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.

(opens in new tab)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 (opens in new tab)

Désiré Athow

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.