Want The New Galaxy S5 But Don’t Want To Wait? There May Be A New Alternative Already

samsunglogoYou can find popularity contests just about anywhere these days. It’s no longer secluded to just high school class rooms and reality TV shows. There are many more competitions going on than we tend to acknowledge. The sad thing is though, is that sometimes people, or in this case manufacturers, don’t always play fair when it comes to the way they decide to compete. Business are always competing for your dollar bill, and most of the time it ends up being a popularity contest between different brands. One could argue that this is why Apple has sold so many products. Their brand is mainly a “status symbol” now, hence its popularity. One brand has been pushing back however. Samsung is looking to outdo Apple with their newly announced Galaxy S5, but it’s not out yet. Well wouldn’t you know it, there is already an S5 copy out there trying to take your dollar from Samsung.

Behold the GooPhone S5, and all of it’s glory.


Perhaps you are impatient and don’t like waiting around for the newest tech. Well, as long as you don’t mind getting a slightly worse knock off, then you may be in luck with the GooPhone S5. In terms of its overall look, it’s pretty much dead-on identical to the Samsung S5. The only really visual difference is in the 5 inch screen vs. the 5.1 inch screen on Samsung’s device. Albeit, the screen still supports full HD at 1,920 x 1,080 pixels. The exterior of the phone matches up with the Samsung Galaxy S5, right down the the color choices currently available. But, as they say, all that glitters is not gold.

If we take a look at what is making this phone tick, we will see that it is not nearly on par with the real S5’s capabilites. The GooPhone S5 is sporting a 2GHz octa-core MediaTek processor. The Samsung model is working with a 2.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 proccessor. Obviously the real model is a lot quicker. The GooPhone is also using strictly 3G and a 13 megapixel rear-facing camera. This topped off with the Android 4.2 OS software makes for a great phone… if it came out a year ago. This phone is by no means TERRIBLE, but it just isn’t nearly on par with everything that is coming out now.

It also is lacking key functions of the new Galaxy S5, such as the heart rate reader on the back of the phone, along with the fingerprint scanning home button.

This particular company has even copied the iPhone 5S, calling their version the GooPhone i5S. Since the company is based out of China and the fact that China really shows no major urges to take on direct knockoffs, the company is able to keep it’s prices fairly low in comparison to their real counterparts. No matter what you choose you will not be getting a bad phone. You just need to decide for yourself if waiting is the best option or not. The GooPhone S5 does offer the look of the new S5 from Samsung, but just remember that if you choose to go with that, you are paying for the look and not all of the other capabilities of the real thing.


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