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Thursday, October 25, 2012
S3 Clone; Samsung Chinese Knock Off
click this pic to view test pics taken with this camera phone
Update Nov 14; now owning this phone for a month, seems to be working OK again, I bought a new charger with a LED light that glows red and then blinks green but is now charging the battery. The phone is still a bit unstable, the phone crashes if you try to use it much with the charger plugged in, also if you try to plug it into a computer it damages the battery and crashes the phone (you can un mount the SD card and plug that into your computer to transfer picture and mp3 files etc, thats the best way to do it), the phone shop put in a fake SD card which also crashes the phone once you reach the capacity (so I bought a new authentic Kingston and that works fine, the phone shop is ripping tourists off selling fake SD cards that have been hacked to say it has more memory than it really does). The on/off switch broke and the phone shop charged me 300 baht to fix it just 2 weeks after purchase. The phone will work if you buy a real SD card and never plug it into your computer. Specs: Samsung Galaxy S3 Chinese knock off, 1/3 the price of original, 500 meg ram, 1.4 Ghz mtk6577 dual core CPU, Android 4.0.4 OS: G3, Wifi, front and rear facing cameras, I added Skype, Youtube, Google Maps/GPS Navigation and Speed Test. Google Finance App works real fast too...more specs: Model: GT-i9300, 2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz, 3G: WCDMA 850/2100MHz, 4.7inch capacitiv touchscreen en 16M colors, Dual cameras, front: 0.3MP, back camera: 8.0MP, Support GPS, WIFI, Bluetooth. there is another model out already with 1gig ram and a little faster I found, but it's not in Thailand yet and I will have to order from Hong Kong or China, I might try to sell some of these if I can get a good price and reliable supplier.