The MiPhone A3 is an Android powered iPhone clone which comes with probably the best specification of any clone handset on the market at the moment. We got our hands on one to test, and found the phone to have a surprisingly well built feel, while suffering from a number of software glitches which made it a little frustrating to use at times. Read on for our review and video hands on covering the good and bad bits of this fascinating $245.50 handset.
Well you can’t accuse the manufacturer of spending too much on packaging or marketing flim-flam. The handset comes in a simple brown box with just the name of the retailer on the top. Inside, wrapped lovingly in acres of bubble wrap, is the phone, car, plug and USB cable charger, two 1600mAh batteries and a set of white earphones. That’s it. No manual (manuals are for wimps, apparently) and no glossy ‘well done for buying this product’ bumpf. Yay for saving the planet we say.
And what’s to need? Just slide off the back plate, dump in a battery, slot in your SIM and microSD cards and plug it into the nearest USB receptacle to charge. First small glitch is the software charging indicator doesn’t really give you any sign of how far along the charge process you are. But after a few hours you make a guess and the battery reads 100%, so you’re happy. An overnight charge is your safest bet.