An original Samsung device, displays lively colours on screen. Fake Samsung phone shows dull colours.
The reason for fake Samsung phones is because Samsung galaxy phones run on android and android is an open source operating system. The source code of the OS is open to all interested parties under open source licenses.
With this, most phone manufacturers take advantage by creating the counterfeit of popular devices. And these companies are doing well in the art of manipulating consumers into buying their knock-off phones at very low prices.
So you want to buy a Samsung phone, but you do not know the difference between fake and original? Or perhaps you have succeeded in buying one, but you are beginning to doubt its authenticity?
If any of these two scenarios are likened to what you are experiencing, then I urge to still yourself; for in a moment, your doubt will be cleared.
The IMEI number is a unique number for every smartphone. So it is important that the device IMEI will be similar to the manufacture box IMEI number. In other to check the IMEI Number of your Samsung device, simply dial *#06#.
Any original Samsung phone camera is capable of capturing full regulation clear and Sharp photo. In a fake or clone Samsung phone, camera regulation will be like original but it’s image quality will be dull and poor.
Most Samsung phone contains 8GB/16GB/32GB device memory. Original Samsung galaxy phones have nearly 5.5GB/10.3GB/23GB free memory out of 8GB/16GB/32GB memory device. But a fake or cloned Samsung smart phones always contains less memory than the original device.
In an original Samsung phone, you will get some software and hardware info by dialing some codes from dial pad. Simply dial the following codes from the dial pad.
*#1234# (View SW Version PDA, CSC, MODEM)
*#0*# (Samsung General Test Mode)
*#12580369# (Device SW & HW Info)
*#197328640# (Service Mode)
*#0228# (ADC Reading)
*#32489# (Ciphering Info)
*#232337# (Bluetooth Address)
*#232331# (Bluetooth Test Mode)
Be smart enough to understand that the device you are holding is likely to be fake if it does not bear these codes on it.
In addition, observing physical check is another way to discern whether a Samsung phone is fake or real. So, be it that you are using a Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Note 3, S5 or S4, some limitations are made visible under keen scrutiny.
If a Samsung phone in question has any of the signs below, chances are, that Samsung phone is fake.
An original Samsung device, displays lively colours on-screen. Fake Samsung phone shows dull colours.
Cloned Samsung phones have a wide gap from the edge of the screen to the edge of the phone.
You can feel the Samsung logo on fake phones. The name can be easily chipped off, too.
Home buttons and volume buttons have abnormal gaps on the fake Samsung phones.
Run your fingers through the screen. If it feels like plastic more than glass, then the Samsung phone is bogus.
Check for Samsung logotype on the battery. It must not be misspelled and look exactly as the original Samsung logotype.
The Samsung phone battery contacts should not pouch from the battery unit.
There must be a serial number on the Samsung phone battery.
In conclusion, you should be reminded to rely on these tips whenever you are in doubt as to whether the Samsung phone you are buying is original or cloned. These tips are infallible. They won't fail you.