Kingelon G9000: A Galaxy Doppelganger

They say that imitation is the highest form of flattery. It is a reflection of the superiority of the product being imitated. It is a testament to their success. If such is true, then the Kingelon G9000 is but homage to the success of the Samsung Galaxy line.

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From the curves of the smartphone, to the buttons, to the speaker grille and heck, even the screenshots, the Kingelon G9000 could be very well mistaken as the Galaxy S5 or the Note 3. As is the usual case in today’s already saturated smartphone market, manufacturers from the entire world want to have even just a fraction of today’s total market share which is currently dominated by Apple and Samsung.

And most of the time, they do so by mimicking or patterning the product designs of the bigwigs into their own product lines. Were the folks behind the Kingelon G9000 successful in doing so? Is the smartphone worthy of being a Galaxy doppelganger? We find out here.

The Kingelon G9000’s primary selling point is its MTK6592 1.7GHz octa-core processor. Easily becoming mainstream nowadays, an octa-core processor enables a device to handle multiple running applications at once without choking. Paired with 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal memory (expandable to include 32GB more) and a 5.3 inch Full HD capacitive screen powered by a Mali-450MP GPU, the Kingelon G9000 proves to be quite capable technology-wise.

In terms of imaging, the G9000 sports dual cameras, with a 13MP back camera and MP front camera. Auto focus and flash comes standard for the back camera, with both able to record videos.

Connectivity is your run of the mill options, which include Wi Fi, Bluetooth, and dual-sim capability. The latter usually comes standard with today’s low to mid-tier offerings from lesser known manufacturers.

Comes standard with the device is a 3800mAh battery, power adapter, USB cable, earphones, a leather case and a manual.

A YouTube unboxing video of the Kingelon G9000 was made available by DealsMachine and Gearbest.com. From what I’ve seen, the G9000 seems to be quite a capable device after all. Transitions seem to be very fluid, with very little UI customizations to bog down performance. Gaming also seem to be quite enjoyable, although don’t expect to be able to play graphics intensive games on this device given its GPU configure$ation.

All in all, the Kingelon G9000, albeit on the outside is a rip-off of today’s Samsung Galaxy line, is a good mid-tier device. Priced at $179.05 from Gearbest, it really is a bang for the buck, and is a good alternative to the more expensive options available today.

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