The iPhone is arguably the most cloned smartphone line-up. Every year throws up a new clone of the latest iPhone model. This year is no different, as we already have an iPhone X clone, and it runs very up-to-date software: Android 8 Oreo. Say hello to the Hotwav Symbol S3. We have info on it, thanks to PhoneRadar.
What Does This iPhone X clone Bring To The table?
Unlike the iPhone that it copies, the Symbol S3’s attempt at hiding the top and bottom bezels is not as clever or as successful as the iPhone X’s. Many “bezel-less” smartphones actually have those top and bottom bezels. Yes; they hide them cleverly.
The display is a large 6-inch IPS job with 1440 x 720 pixels resolution and 18:9 aspect ratio. The S3 has two dual cameras – one on the front and the other at the back. The selfie dual camera is a 16 megapixel + 2 megapixel combination, while the rear has a 13 megapixel + 2 megapixel combination. The rear camera looks like that of the iPhone X too.
How powerful is our clone? It is powered by a quad-core Mediatek MT6739 processor coupled with 2 GB of RAM. Internal storage is 16 GB. As mentioned earlier, it runs Android 8 Oreo. Android OS is free, after all. Easy peasy. So, steal the iPhone X’s physical design and pour into the shell a serving of Android Oreo.
It may look like the Apple iPhone X on the outside, both front and back, but the Hogwash S3…sorry, Hotwav Symbol S3, is a very cheap and soulless copy.
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