If you live in the United States, it might come as a surprise to you that there is a growing handful of Android phones that look similar to iPhone 15 Pro, replicating these features.
The design of the iPhone 15 Pro has become sort of iconic. Two aspects of the design that stand out and have been copied by other phone brands are the triangular camera module on the rear and the flat sides of the phone. It is the same camera module design that we saw on the iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 14 Pro, so it has become something of a signature design for the iPhone.
Of course, those phones will never be sold in the United States, the UK, Australia, Japan, and other core markets where Apple has a firm legal footing, as I am sure the boys at Cupertino would have something to say about them, otherwise. Let’s have a look at some of these phones and what they bring to the table.
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Phones that look similar to iPhone 15 Pro
All of the Android smartphones on this list have that distinct triangular camera module design at the back. Some of them also have the flat edges of the iPhone 15 Pro, and some have even gone further to re-create a dynamic island style feature on the display. Let us have a look.
The first on the list of smartphones that look similar to the iPhone 15 Pro is Xiaomi’s Redmi 12. It has the flat edges and it has the distinct triangular camera module at the back.
The Redmi 12 is a mid-range smartphone with a 6.79-inch FHD+ display, a 90Hz refresh rate, and a glass back design. It runs on Android 13 with MIUI 14 and a MediaTek Helio G88 processor. It has a 50MP triple rear camera, an 8MP selfie camera, and a 5000mAh battery with 18W fast charging. It also has a fingerprint scanner, NFC, and IP53 dust and splash resistance. The Redmi 12 comes in various RAM and storage options, up to 8GB and 256GB respectively. The price of the Redmi 12 is about $137 or ₹9,289.
TECNO Spark 20 series
Starting with the Spark 20C, then the Spark 20, and all the way to the Spark 20 Pro, TECNO Spark 20 series are Android smartphones that look like iPhone 15 Pro. That rear camera module arrangement is present. The flat edges is present. And to top off with some cream on the cake, there is an implementation of the dynamic island on it. Called the dynamic port, it isn’t anywhere ear as functional as the iPhone’s, but it looks cool for sure. And we know that cool factor sells phones.
The itel S23+ is a budget-friendly smartphone that was released in 2023 and that has the rear camera arrangement of the iPhone 15 Pro. It is missing the flat edges, though. It runs Android 13 and has a 6.78-inch FHD+ AMOLED curved-edge display, a 50 Megapixel dual rear camera system, and a 32 Megapixel selfie camera.
It runs on a UNISOC Tiger T616 processor with 8GB of RAM. It also has a 5000mAh battery with fast charging, a fingerprint scanner under the display, and an NFC feature. The itel S23+ is available in two storage options: 128GB and 256GB. You can find an in-depth review of the itel S23+.
With that distinct rear camera design, itel A70 is an entry-level Android phone that looks similar to the iPhone 15 Pro. On the inside, however, is Android 13 Go Edition, an octa-core Unisoc T603 processor and has up to 4GB of RAM and 256GB of storage.
It has a 6.6-inch HD+ display, and a 5000mAh battery. It has a dual rear camera of 13MP and 0.08MP, and a front camera of 8MP. It has a fingerprint sensor, a USB-C port, and four color options. The iPhonesque visuals is marred by that ugly waterdrop notch on the display, but you should still check out this detailed itel A70 review.
Infinix Hot 40 series
Like the TECNO Spark 20 series, Infinix Hot 40 series are smartphones that look similar to iPhone 15 Pro, in terms of the triangular camera arrangement. There are three models specifically – the Hot 40, Hot 40i, and Hot 40 Pro.
TECNO Pop 8
TECNO Pop 8 is another Android phone that shares design elements with the iPhone 15 Pro. It has the flat edges, the rear camera arrangement and the dynamic port implementation. It even has dual speakers that are relatively good. Have a look at this TECNO Pop 8 review.
TECNO Spark Go 2024
The Spark Go 2024 is exactly the same phone as the TECNO Pop 8 featured above. It just bears a different name. Why? Don’t ask me; I have no idea myself. As we say, it is what it is.
A few last words
Here is the interesting thing: TECNO, itel, and Infinix are all brands under the Transsion group, a Chinese company. All three of these brands are clearly actively pursuing a policy of making entry-level and budget phones that look similar to iPhone 15 Pro, iPhone 14 Pro, iPhone 13 Pro, or iPhone 12 Pro. Of course, they also produce more premium phones that have their own distinct designs, but at the low end, their strategy seems to be to offer phones that are iPhone lookalikes.
The practice is not strange to Xiaomi either. The company started out many years ago by making phones that specifically ape the iPhone. I owned and used a few of those early models.
Anyway, none of these phones that look similar to iPhone 15 Pro are available in the United States of America, Canada, Australia, or even much of the European Union. But if you live in India, the Philippines, Bangladesh, Nigeria, Kenya, or other countries in the Africa and Asia regions, you will be able to buy these iPhonesque Redmi, TECNO, Infinix, and itel phones – for much less than the most pocket-friendly iPhone you can buy, brand new.