Just some few weeks after the HDC Galaxy S3 plus has been released, here comes the latest Galaxy S3 clone brought to us by HDC. It is now called the: HDC I9300 GALAXY SIII Pro which has said to be remarkably thin at 8.6mm to become a 1:1 match and aesthetic clone of the genuine Samsung Galaxy S3.
the 1:1 and best Galaxy S3 clone
This is being sold for just $209.99 and is available on stock on my recommended store. Pretty catchy deal for its price right? But wait, let us still take a closer look at this alleged best Galaxy S3 clone by making a specs review.
HDC I9300 GALAXY SIII Pro General information
- Manufacturer: HDC
- Model: HDC Galaxy S3 Pro (i9300)
- Phone Style: Bar, multi-touch screen, 4.7 inch Capacitive touchscreen
- Operating System: Android 4.0.4 OS
- Processor: MTK6577, 1GHz, ARM Cortex A9 dual core CPU + GPU MAX 2Ghz
- Dual SIM card, dual standby
- Built-in Memory: 4GB ROM / 512MB RAM
- Memory Card: Support microSD/microSDHC memory card, up to 32GB
HDC I9300 Galaxy SIII Pro
The HDC I9300 Galaxy SIII Pro sports a very fast MT6577 series CPU that is said to have a maximum clocking speed at 2 GHz, partnered with a very commendable PowerVR SGX531 GPU. It comes with Android 4.0 ICS out of the box, and something to notice about this new Galaxy S3 Pro is the name of its CPU hardware. Upon checking with System Info testers/viewers, this device displays: SMDK4x12, whereas its the same as the real Samsung Galaxy S3.
Has the same TouchWiz UI to inherit the same real S3 feel!
I am not really sure on what might be the good effect of this modification, but I can be so much sure about the speed and capability of this phone. Antutu benchmark testings on this HDC Galaxy S3 Pro yields impressive scores of above 5000.
Antutu result here shows not 5000 because this was tested when there was some other apps running. Still, its highest compared to other China handsets.
It is a Dual SIM capable Android handset, that has two versions: one with Dual SIM using regular SIM card, and the other version has dual-SIM with micro-SIM slot support.
The 4GB ROM for internal storage space is already too much, but it is still expandable with a 32GB of SD card at maximum. The 512MB RAM is already more than enough for seamless multi-tasking and lag free ICS experience.
HDC I9300 GALAXY SIII Pro Display
- Screen Size: 4.7″ touchscreen
- Display resolution: WVGA screen, 854×480 pixel
- Color Support: 16 million colors
- Screen Technology: Capacitive, Multi-touch screen
This big screen is really good for gaming or multimedia playback, no doubt about that.
back of HDC I9300 Galaxy SIII Pro
Just like most of the MT6577 handsets out there, this HDC Galaxy S3 Pro also has the mainstreamed 8.0 megapixel primary-rear camera; with AF, digital zoom and LED flash. This snapper is more than enough for you if you are someone that is fond of taking pictures. Its secondary and front-facing snapper is a VGA camera at 0.3 megapixel which is still usable on video calls even on Skype.
HDC I9300 Galaxy SIII Pro Connectivity
- Connectivity Technology: GSM + WCDMA
- Network Band: GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz + WCDMA 850/2100MHz
- Data Technology: EDGE, GPRS
- Bluetooth: Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
- WLan: Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11 b/g
- USB: USB 2.0
- GPS: GPS/A-GPS (Built-in GPS chipset)
Obviously said, this phone supports 3G/WCDMA and is totally unlocked. With listed frequencies supported it is as well guaranteed to work with almost all major mobile carriers worldwide. No Android Beam here, however.
Here are some other features of the HDC Galaxy S3 Pro:
- Video Player: AVI、MP4、3GP、MOV、MKV、FLV
- Audio Player: FLAC、APE、MP3、OGG、AMR、AAC
- Image: JPG、PNG、BMP、GIF
- Ringing Tones: Downloadable
- Message: SMS, MMS, Email
- Phone Book: 10000 contacts
- Brower: HTML
- Game: Downloadable, Google Market
- Radio: FM
- Interface/Port: 3.5mm earphone jack / mini USB
very thin, and sexy form factor
HDC I9300 GALAXY SIII Pro Battery
- Battery: 2400mAh Li-on battery
- Standby Time: 150-200 hours
The battery is really impressive. You cannot find same battery capacity with other MT6577 smartphones of its same price range. It means longer life and more hours or days of phone usage on a single charge. Additional good news is, it comes wit 2x battery when package is ordered from Fastcardtech.
HDC I9300 GALAXY SIII Pro Size
- Weight: 153g
It was said that with these dimensions, its an acclaimed 1:1 clone of the real S3. Even the Samsung logo is present on the back part of the device.
HDC I9300 GALAXY SIII Pro GPS Test
As per request, here’s some proof to show that the GPS works fine on the HDC Galaxy S3 Pro. Thanks to Colonel Zap.
HDC Galaxy S3 GPS
HDC Galaxy S3 GPS test
HDC I9300 Galaxy SIII Pro
No doubt, this phone is the hottest deal up to date! I am personally wanting to get one for myself! Owning a Galaxy S3 nowadays is really such something to be proud of, and with this HDC Galaxy S3 Pro; it is not impossible even if you do not have a thousand bucks to spend just to get one. The specs of this clone cannot match the genuine, but still it lies ahead of the other MT6577 units out there. So it is still a beast. Being sold for just 210USD, consider it a steal!
Pricing and Availability
Hurry, get your HDC I9300 Galaxy SIII Pro from FCT now before it gets out of stock!