The best terrible phone clones you can buy on Amazon (but really shouldn’t)

Don't buy these phones unless you want disappointment and your data to be compromised.

The best terrible phone clones you can buy on Amazon (but really shouldn’t)
Cloned Galaxy S20 Ultra
Credit: Amazon

Clones of popular smartphones were a massive thing in the late 2000s and early 2010s, as unscrupulous third-string brands piggybacked on popular designs in hopes of securing sales. These phones featured extremely low prices but horrible specs, often targeting the likes of Apple and Samsung.

Move to the present day and you’d think that the smartphone industry has become mature enough that we wouldn’t see many clones anymore. But you couldn’t be further from the truth, with some really awful copycat devices available for purchase online.