News by Luke Jones on Tuesday December 09, 2014.
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One thing you can be sure of when Apple releases a new iPhone is that plenty of copy devices will find their way to the market. This year with the iPhone 6 I have been surprised with how many devices look like Apple's handset, but come from major companies. We are used to small Chinese brands knocking off the iPhone, but giants like Lenovo (S90) tend to have their own solid designs.Not that Lenovo outright copied Apple, but the inspiration is certainly worn on the sleeve of the S90. Now fellow Chinese company ZTE is in on the act too with the Q7, a device that looks like the iPhone 6 Plus, but comes off as a bit of a cash in and even has very similar dimensions (157 x 78 x 7.9 mm vs. 158 x 77.8 x 7.1 mm) and the same sized screen. Again, the inspiration is obvious if not a direct copy, while side by side it is plainly obvious that the iPhone 6 is the more premium device. Which is entirely the case, but aside from looks, the ZTE Q7 is a solid mid-range smartphone. It gets a 5.5-inch screen of the 720 x 1280 resolution variety, a 1.5GHz octa-core (likely MediaTek) chipset, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, micro SD card slot, an 8 megapixel rear camera with LED flash, and a 3 megapixel selfie shooter. Running the whole thing is Android 4.4.4 KitKat, and you can take all that to the bank because the device has recently passed through by China's Telecommunication Equipment Certification Center.
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