山寨版 refers to fake and low-quality products. The term in Cantonese means small manufacturers and small workshops which are engaged in piracy and plagiarism.
Origin of 山寨版
山寨版is derived from Cantonese, it describes underground workshop and factories which are illegal and focusing on production of fake products following other normal manufacturers. Since these fake products are usually equipped with similar functions but the prices are lower, they are marketable from a pure economic view.
Example of 山寨版
The fake iphone5 provides very good use experience.
Synonyms: 盗版 / 剽窃 / 仿制