I purchased a chinese iphone last year accidentally. I was about to buy a branded model mobile phone. But the shop keeper showed me different varieties which included chinese ipone set. I was delighted to see the iphone model kept infront of me. It was milk white, had touch panel, dual sim card feature, blue tooth and all the latest mobile phone features.
The shop owner played some song from the chinese iphone he showed to me. The audio was like a bass blaster. The whole shop was shattered with the music from the iphone. It was almost screaming or loud sound. The music quality was not equal to the Sony Ericsson model I had. Sony Ericsson's walkman series play best with headset. Without headset or in a speaker mode the quality or loudness of the music will not be sufficient to run a mini party.
Whereas, Chinese iphone's high volume in speaker mode is extra ordinary. We can have a heart throbbing party music by playing the Chinese iphone at high volume. Ofcourse its sound quality with headset is not upto the mark.
The the shop owner demonstrated the video player of the chinese iphone. I saw such video in hand held device for the first time in my life. I was excited to foresee the possibilities of watching movies in Chinese iphone. Great. Ofcourse the quality may not be equal to original Iphone from Apple.
I asked the price of the chinese iphone. It was 7 to 8 times less than the original Apple Iphone. I did not know the price of Apple Iphone. The salesman explained, it was 10 times lesser the Apple Iphone price.
The phone had all the features of Original Iphone, including finger print locking security system. It is damn cheap compare to the price of original iphone. The quality of music while using headset, and video quality is not upto original Apple Iphone. Rest is fine. It has 2megapixel camera.
I decided to buy it. But the salesman warned me about the warranty or guarantee of the chinese model iphone. Chinese iphone has no warranty. Even if it get stuck, immediately after purchasing, the seller does not take responsibility. As long the cash in your pocket, you can dictate. Once the cash exchanged to salesman for chinese iphone, you can't hold any body's shirt if it get stuck.
Anyway, I decided to buy it. I was expecting a six months life time to Chinese Iphone. I would be happy if it works for more than six months.
I took my new chinese iphone to my office. My colleagues got jealous at me for having Iphone. They thought it is Apple Iphone. Nobody could identify it as chinese model iphone. Moreover, many has not seen the Apple Iphone already. Many borrowed my iphone for a while and showed it to their friends.
Next day, my program manager bought new Apple Iphone and showed to me. I asked its cost. After knowing it, I happily, very happily informed the original price of my iphone to everybody. I conveyed it is Chinese Iphone, not Apple Iphone. Great, there was no much difference between Chinese Iphone and Apple Iphone as per my notice.
This happened with many people who prejudiced as I am using Apple Iphone. Later I had to explain it is Chinese Iphone.
One great feature I discovered while using Chinese Iphone. That feature do not exist with my Nokia or Sony Ericsson models.
To connect your mobile phone with your computer, you need data cable and software. These software or drivers packed with mobile phones when you purchase it. You have to run the CD to install the software.. You can transfer files(audio/video/photo) from your computer to mobile after this software get installed.
When I come home, after purchasing the Chinese Iphone, I did not have the CD to install in my computer in order to connect Iphone, I was confused and thought I was cheated. Anyway, I tried to connect computer with my chinese iphone using the data cable provided.
To my surprise, I noticed a new driver in 'my computer' screen. I can simply copy paste the files to Chinese Iphone. It works like a pen drive. I do not need any CD or driver software. Wherever I go, I can connect my Chinese Iphone with any computer like a pen drive. I put 4GB memory card. I started using my iphone as pen drive too.
During my travels I used it very much, no need to say I lost my headset, and I was not able to buy another headset or contact any service center. While traveling I put the iphone in speaker mode. Let it play loudly.
I had a trip from Chennai to Trichy in my car. A 300+ Km journey. I played the songs loudly in speaker mood. I felt like my car has state of the art audio system. The sound filled my car's every nook and corner. Such a high volume.
Moreover, it had double batteries.
After one year of usage, its touch panel started malfunctioning often. I need to 're-caliber' it to make it work correctly..
All of a sudden, I was able to receive incoming calls, but my reply was not heard by my callers. I heard what they speak, but they could not hear what I replied. So I switched to another mobile phone, Nokia 1209. Oops!!!. I use it for phone call, sms, and alarming.
Anyway, my Chinese Iphone served me for around one year, which is more than my expectation( six months).
From Chinese Iphone to Nokia 1209, I feel like I gone back to see black and white movies from Colorful animated movies.
I am waiting for Chinese black berry or Chinese N79 to arrive in the Market. Is it arrived already? Please let me know it.