I often write about the newest, popular iPhone clones. Recently, I’m getting a lot of emails and questions about “the new SciPhone i9.” Sometimes, I’ll ask “which one do you mean,” since there is technically a SciPhone i68 and a CECT i9, but no combination of the two. But really, I do understand that many people get these two clones confused or think this is really one phone. Or, sometimes, the phone that these folks really mean is the newest of the two, which is technically the i9. I know this is confusing and both of these are great phones that are very popular. So, in this article, I’ll discuss the features of both to help you determine which might work better for you.
Why People Love These iPhone Clones With Java: Here is why these two phones are so popular. You may already know this but the P168 has been the clone best seller for a really long time. This is a superb phone, but it did have a few draw backs. It was only a tri band, it did not have the popular shake and tilt feature (which the HiPhone had), and it didn’t allow you to download additional applications or games via Java.
The release of the i68 was an attempt to ensure that consumers had the best combination of all of the popular models. The i68 has Java support, shake and tilt, is a quad band, and has the elusive Java 2.0. Also, this phone is much more expandable memory wise. As opposed to the 2GB available in the original iClone, the Sci can support up to 8GB. And, there is now a newer version of the Sci that has the very popular “menu flo touch” and upgraded firmware.
In addition, it has all of those other clone goodies like the loud bonus speakers, and smart phone features like web browsing, MMS, SMS, texting / email, Bluetooth, digital camera, web cam , FM radio, e book reader, etc. And, it is very reasonably priced, often in the $100 range.
The SciPhone is still a very brisk seller, especially since it now has the menu flo touch option and the firmware upgrade. It is a great phone. Now, onto the i9.
These two are very similar to one another. The 9 has everything that the 68 has. The main difference lies in the fact that the 9 has a “dual sim active,” a bit of an upgraded digital camera, and it allows you to record FM radio.
Dual sim active means that both numbers or plans are online at once. You don’t have to worry about switching back and forth between them. This phone is similarly priced to the 168, depending on the memory you want included.