Thunderbird I5 MT6588 – Specs Review: Quad-Core iPhone 5 Clone

So here’s another iPhone 5 knock-off that is getting ready for its dip on the market. It has a very impressive spec sheet on paper, and among the first I have heard of having the upcoming MT6588 Quad-Core CPU chip.

With this Thunderbird I5 and the iPhone 5, the standards for the iPhone 5 knock-off category seems like its already taken into a higher level by these Chinese clone smartphone manufacturers.

Thunderbird I5 MT6588 Quad Core

Thunderbird I5 MT6588 Quad Core

This Thunderbird I5 from Thunderbird, is the successor of the popular iPhone 4S clone, the Thunderbird 4S. The Thunderbird 4S, a MT6575 single-core but fast and despite its Android 2.3 GB OS still became a popular hot-seller with its 220USD price tag among many iPhone fans due to its perfectly cloned design and interface.

Now here’s the latest treat from Thunderbird, the Thunderbird I5; a 4-inch Quad-Core phone with the MT6588 chipset. Let’s take a deeper look on its specs.

The Thunderbird I5 sports the latest upcoming MediaTek MTK6588 quad-core processor clocked at 1.5 GHz. It also has a plentiful 1GB RAM. Overwhelming speed and seamless multi-tasking capability, what else you can ask for?

The Thunderbird I5 boasts with its, yes, bigger, 4 inches IPS screen. Display is considered HD so as to match the trademark of these iPhone’s Retina Display. Display has 1280×720 pixels resolution count.

This iPhone 5 clone is quad-band, totally unlocked and support 3G network from all carriers worldwide. It is also multi-language as it runs on Android ICS.

It has an 8 megapixels primary camera and a 1.3MP snapper on front.

Thunderbird I5 Specs and Features

Listed below is the full specs and features of this Thunderbird I5:


  • Manufacturer: Thunderbird
  • Model: Thunderbird i5
  • Phone Style: Bar, multi-touch screen, 4 inch Capacitive touchscreen
  • Operating System: Android 4.0 OS
  • Processor: Quad-core MTK6588 1.5GHz


  • Screen Size: 4 touchscreen
  • Display resolution: 1280*720 pixel IPS Retina
  • Color Support: 16 million colors
  • Screen Technology: Multi-touch screen


  • 8MP rear camera
  • 2.0MP front camera
  • digital zoom


  • 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)


  • 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
  • Interface/Port:
  • Game: Downloadable
  • Radio: FM
  • G-sensor
  • Interface/Port: 3.5mm earphone jack / mini USB


  • Battery: Li-on battery
  • Standby Time: 150-200 hours


  • Built-in Memory: 1GB RAM,
  • Memory Card: Support microSD/microSDHC memory card, up to 64GB, support App2SD


  • Dimensions: 123.1*61.3*8.1
  • Weight: 120

Package includes

  • 1 * Thunderbird I5 Android Phone
  • 1 * Travel Charger
  • 1 * USB Data Cable
  • 1 * Headphone
  • 1 * Manual

The Thunderbird I5 is not available yet on stock so specs cannot be confirmed yet. But overall, I see this one can have a great potential. Having the body of the iPhone 5 and that impressive specs, this phone is considered as a must buy.

We cannot provide you more and actual pictures of this Thunderbird I5 for the mean time, but once we got it, we’ll update you. Maybe, Thunderbird is still finalizing the design once after the official iPhone 5 hits its release so that they can clone it 1:1.

The Thunderbird I5 isnt yet available for order, but it was noted on listing that this iPhone knock-off will be available for pre-orders starting at the end of the month of October.

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