Tuesday, September 4, 2012

HDC Galaxy i9300 SIII PLUS - MT6577 Dual-Core - Dual Sim - Samsung S3 Clone?






The Phone: CLICK

Specs:

4.7 inch capacitive 5-Point Multi Touch Screen

Display 480x854 pixel resolution

MTK6577 Dual-Core CPU @ 1GHz

512MB RAM / ROM 4GB - 2GB available

Quadband, unlocked, 3G / UMTS / HSDPA

Wifi, Bluetooth, G-Sensor, GPS, A-GPS, g-sensor, proximity sensor, light sensor

Main camera: Autofocus, 8MP output, LED flash

Front camera: VGA

DUAL SIM / DUAL STANDBY

62 comments:

  1. Have you had a chance to look at the HDC I9300 ultimate pro mtk6577? I'm interested in it but would like to know what you think of it first.

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    1. Colonel Zap Im pretty sure I have the shenzhen gt-i9300 or mtk6577 phone- i would like to get google play working on it- can you help me? Thanks

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    2. First of all the phone needs to rooted, this might work:

      http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1886460

      If you have root access, you'll need to fix the missing google apps / the playstore. MAYBE this will work:

      http://colonelzap.blogspot.de/2012/02/m99-google-4s-phone-android-market-fix.html

      I'm not sure if these apps also work on your phone?

      Good luck :-)

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  2. Just real curious because FCT says it is a 1:1 clone as far as apperance

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  3. Tolles Video Colonel!

    2 Fragen:

    - Wie sah es bei diesem Phone mit Crapware aus? Kam es mit Stock ICS oder musstest du erst den Besen schwingen und einige Sachen deaktivieren?

    - Wie ist dein Gefühl mit den beigelegten Akkus (auch im Hinblick auf Genauigkeit in der Anzeige von Android)? Bei CM regen sich ja viele Käufer des Star Clones sehr auf.

    Danke für deine Antwort!

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    1. Hallo und Dankeschön :-)

      Auf dem Phone ist irgendwie NULL Crapware drauf, mir ist zumindest nichts aufgefallen? Ich habe gar nichts an dem Handy gemacht, so wie es im Video zu sehen ist, wurde es geliefert :-)

      Zum Akku kann ich Dir nichts sagen, habe das Handy erst seit gestern und bislang nur für die Videos im Gebrauch gehabt ;-)

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  4. Colonal hello from canada your blog and videos are amazing and very welcomed....

    Just a lil info please since you have had so much hands on with these phones what do you think about them for people would cant afford the real $600 s3 ?

    Are they built good and does it look good?

    I know the specs and screen are not the same but overall for two hundred dollars is it a good phone and value

    Thnx

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    1. Hi John, thank you :-)

      I think the overall quality is pretty good and worth the money. Of course you can't expect phones like this one to have the same quality like a $600 dollar phone, quality has it's price, even in China ;-)

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  5. Thank you for the reply do you think this is alot better then my current phone a samsung gravity smart AKA galaxy Q in canada lol

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    1. I don't know your phone, I just googled it and I believe this one should be better :-)

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  6. Hello Colonel,

    What is the best s3 clone phone on fastcardtech. There are so many variations. I want one that supports apps, games, HD video, google play etc.

    Or what is the best, fastest phone they have?

    Can you help me?

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    1. Hi :-) I think, RIGHT NOW this one is the best. It's very "worry free", it comes with the Google Account / Play Store and everything right out of the box (nothing needs to be fixed) and it also don't have any (useless for us) Chinese apps in the firmware :-)

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  7. Hello need root this phone Thanks

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  8. Hello! How to root this phone! Please, i've acquired but with this phone 2 gb is very little memory, i want use link2sd and App2sd. Thanks

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    1. Hi Marco :-) I'm working on it. So far I was able to create a Scatter file, I was able to dump the original bootimage from the phone. Now I am hoping that someone can root the bootimage for us. Once that is done, the rooted bootimage needs to be flashed back on the phone.

      I think that's the only way to root the phone. If we can get this to work, I'll post it on my blog :-)

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  9. Thanks for your response :-). Sorry, I've other question for you. If I now order and acquire 1 piece of HDC GALAXY SIII PRO ULTIMATE(and not PLUS)on FASTCARDTECH, has the same problem of the PLUS model for the root that you can just flashing, or you can use programs such as UNLOCKROOT or TPSPARKY ROOT 4.0 for the root? Thanks in advance for your reply and good work. Congratulations on the blog and professionalism

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  10. Hi and thank you :-)

    Here is the thing: I BELIEVE(!!!) that the Pro Ultimate version actually has a MT6575 CPU. I don't know which Android version it has running but if it runs on ICS, then probably the TPSPARKY root script might work.

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  11. Hi Colonel, i ordered the same phone on fastcardtech (the ultimate) and when i look in Settings > This phone, i see the mtk6577 dualcore.
    But when i reboot while pressing the power button and volume up at the same time, the phone says its an mtk6575 processor. This doubt makes it a lot harder for me to find a solution for my GPS not working because i am not sure what specs my phone has :(

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    1. Hi :-)

      I believe the ultimate has a mt6575 CPU. When you check with z-device test, it will probaly also show that your phone only has one core.

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  12. PS; My reaction was in reply to you and Marco from Italy :)

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  14. Hi Colonel,

    I typed a very long message asking you for help, but something went wrong and the message is gone:( So here is another try:)

    A few days ago i got my "HDC I9300 GALAXY SIII Pro ultimate thin 8.6mm MTK 6577 2GHz CPU Android 4.0.4 3G Dual sim 4.7 inch 8MP Camera" from FastCardTech.com

    I have a few problems with it. A few 'nice to haves', so minor problems but also two big problems.
    Very poor Wifi reception and NO GPS at all.

    The support by FastCardtech is so poor that i filed a complaint at Paypal, but they are not cooperative and i fear the worst.
    I have tried several diagnostic programs like "Z-Device, Gps fix, Gps fixer, to get my GPS to work.
    Also i have put the phone outside for 1,5 hours looking voor signal.
    (now as i am typing it has found 2 satellites, so maybe there is hope!!)

    Do you have any suggestion for me what to do with my GPS problem?
    And do you know if this is a common problem for HDC S3 ?
    My phone says it runs android 4. I have spend hours and hours looking for solutions, but even on xda-developers i did not find anything that helps.
    I am also affraid to tweak it, because i have no clue how to put the original firmware back. (is this to be found somewhere?)

    The other problem i have with looking for solutions it that i am in doubt what processor i have. (see my reply above to marco from Italy)
    Do you know a way that shows me the real specs of the cpu, that cannot be manipulated by the creators of the phone?

    There are also a bunch of Chinese apps wich a can not remove.
    Is there a way to remove them?

    Also the phone DOES see my 8GB SD card in "Settings>Memory, but what ever i set as default disk, it keeps writing stuff to the build in 512MB en 2GB partitions. it writes nothing to my 8GB sd card. Maybe this is a common problem and does not lie in the fact that it is a Chinese clone...

    At last, when i run "Advanced task killer", my beautifull lockscreen does'nt appear anymore untill i reboot. Do you by chance have any idea wich file is responsible for this nice lockscreen? Or how i can recover it?

    I know i asked many, many questions but i hope you are willing to answer them (ore some of them).
    I would be incredibe thankfull and am absolutely willing to donate to this beautifull initiative!

    Danke sehr, sehr vielen Dank und herzliche Grüße aus Holland!!


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    1. Hi :-) Unfortunately I don't have the Ultimate, so best I can do is guess.

      GPS problem: No idea. Probably just a weak reception, if you find 2 satellites, it tells me that at least it's working but poorly.

      As I wrote above, I am pretty sure it has the MT6575 CPU inside, the benchmark resuluts make me believe that. Also, please check if Z-Device-Test shows one or two clores.

      If you want to remove some of the Chinese apps, your phone needs to be rooted. They are part of the firmware and you can only access these parts with root privileges.

      When it's rooted, you can also manage the memory much better, you can use apps like this one to move apps:

      https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.buak.Link2SD

      About your look screen: USUALLY those task killers have the option to EXCLUDE certain things from killing, maybe you can test this one:

      https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tni.TasKiller

      Good luck :-)

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    2. One more thing: Maybe you can find some answers there?

      http://chinamobiles.org/showthread.php?31656-HDC-I9300-GALAXY-SIII-Pro-ultimate-MTK-6577

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  15. Hi, thank u SO MUCH voor your reply!!
    After being several hours outside wih an extended electriciy wire, i have got the GPS working :)) I am so happy:)

    Now i think a lot of the problems can be (partly) fixed if i root the phone. The big risk is maybe the false specs...
    Z-device says it is inded the 6575 single core;)

    Maybe i can try your root tutorial for the plus or lte version because i think the specs then match my 'ultimate pro', now we know that it also has a 6575 cpu.

    I'll keep checking back here and maybe a matching way to root wil appear;)

    Again many thanks and talk to you soon!

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    1. Hey, that's good news so far :-)

      Promise me one thing: Do NOT flash just ANY rooted bootimage from a different phone on yours, chances are you will brick your phone. Make sure you'll find something that actually matches your firmware.

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    2. hello, I also have the problem of the gps ... can you send me a picture of the wire that you used to run it and tell me where to connect them.

      mail: deec.dpm @ libero.it


      to root, I used this: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1886460

      in version 11

      grazie

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  16. Hi Colonel, I have watched a few of your videos, and it was in fact one of your videos displaying use of the HDMI of a HTC One clone that got me seriously considering purchasing a clone. The problem is I am very lost when it comes to all the technical lingo, of what is actually needed. I am hoping that you can please provide some guidance in my search for a phone. Basically I just want a great phone, with a great screen resolution, great camera and video for capturing my son, FM radio, and decent storage, even if that means adding a Micro SD, I'm fine with that. I am torn between this phone, the HTC One clone you reviewed, and an iPhone clone I found. my question for you is, in general in terms of quality, what exactly am I losing with this phone as opposed to the real Samsung SIII?? You mentioned ot another commentor that the quality is not the same, but in what terms? Does that mean a clone will begin to malfunction sooner, or does that mean that extra features are not available? What quality is lost...Will clone screen resolution and camera images match? What about speed? Please help.

    As you can tell, I am very overwhelmed. I don't even know why rooting is needed, yet I read some comments that rooting was needed for apps?? I am so behind in technology, I have never had a phone with apps, so this I do not understand either. I know my question is long, but will you please touch on these two main points for me, quality comparison, and why rooting may be needed with a clone. I would really appreciate it. Thanks in advance.

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  17. Hey coronel... thanks for the videos...

    In one of your screenshots it shows the WCDMA band 1900 working... do you believe it to be true?? in the fastcardtech page it reads only 850/2100 Mhz...

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    1. Hi :-) I can't be sure if that is true but I got the screenshot from the phone's engineer mode.

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  19. Wo kann man das Gerät den kaufen?

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  20. Hey Colonel,

    kannst du mittlerweile was zur Akkulaufzeit sagen?
    Kommt man da (mit eingeschaltetem Internetzugang) vernünftig mit hin?

    Danke und viele Grüße,

    Marcel

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  21. Hi !
    I'm juste discovering your Blog, good job ! really interesting. I'm in Shenzhen right now, do you know a good place to buy this model, please ? i've seen so many bad copies...
    Thanks you !

    Sebastian

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    1. Hi and thanks :-) I've never been to Shenzhen, no idea where you could buy this one?

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  22. Ok, thank you for your short reply !
    So you bought it from the manufacturer ?

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    1. No, I bought it from Fastcardtech.com :-)

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    1. No problem :-) I have a link to the phone in my first post :-)

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  24. Hi, were i can get the firmware for FeiTeng GT-N9300+ MTK6577, 512/2 gb, 4.7 inch dualsim ?

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    1. Hello I have the same phone
      and am looking for a good rooting tutorial and software
      Please help

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    2. Hi :-)
      Try this:

      http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1886460

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  25. ist auf den handys von fastcardtech das samsung logo ? am backcover / frontcover ?

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  26. Hello.. M from India.. CAn u please tell me regarding the price of this phone??

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    1. Hi :-) You need to check the online stores, I have no idea what it costs right now, I don't sell anything :-)

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  27. Du kommst doch aus Deutschland(?), hattest du Probleme mit dem Zoll? Also wegen dem gefakten Samsung-Logo auf der Rückseite. Danke schon mal im Vorraus ;-)

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    1. Ich hatte noch nie Probleme mit dem Zoll :-)

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  28. hi, i cant change the gsm/utms modes to the uk's wcdma gsm 900 and wcdma 1800 any ideas of why/how i can do this to get data connectivity working

    thanks

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  29. Hi
    . I have the same phone but 3g not working.
    Can you help me How to unlock umts mode.
    I just want 3g on my phone. Please help me.

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  30. Hi there good sir!

    Any chance of custom rom for this baby? or stock img that can be flashed via CWM? I have a similar phone and simply want the JB os so wanting to give it a whack. thanks!

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  31. hi can i take this phone recovery mode and boot rom?

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  32. I installed the wrong recovery.img boot.img file and turn on my phone to help

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  33. Hallo ich habe eine Frage,
    wie mache ich mit dem Handy einen Screenshot?

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  34. Hi I live in South Africa and was just wondering if fastcardtech is trustable and or wich other site sould I use,how was your experience with them" and why is the galaxy s3 ultimate so cheap only 129 usd they say it is marked down , the original price was 202 usd and is the phone good overall and does everything work i realy want to buy this phone but im not sure if i should buy it?
    Yours Sincerely

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  35. Hi :-) So far I never had a problem with fastcardtech :-)
    I don't know about the price of the phone you are writing about, maybe it's so cheap because it isn't exactly the latest model?

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    1. It Is the HDC Galaxy S3 Pro Ultimate 8.6 mm with the MTK 6577 CPU?

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    2. I think I read somewhere that the system info in faked on that phone, in reality it has a MT6575 CPU.

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    3. Ok but is the performance then still good and does it really look like a 1:1 clone?

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    4. I don't know, I never had that phone, I'm sure you know more about it than I.

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