Explore the characteristics of your desired smartphone or tablet
If you study the technical characteristics of the desired smartphone or tablet in advance, this will help distinguish the original from a fake. The fact is that copies have significantly better specifications, so it won’t be difficult to see the difference.
Ask the seller to test the device in popular benchmarks such as Antutu, Geekbench, and GFXBench, and then send you screenshots. Most likely, he will refuse to do this, which is a good confirmation that the device is not original. We also recommend installing the AIDA64 program on the phone, which displays a complete list of characteristics on the screen.
Copies, for example, use other screens, processors, memory, flash drives, and cameras.
Checking by IMEI number is not a very reliable way to determine if the device is original, but in many cases it really helps. The determination procedure is also not very complicated, it consists of only two steps:
First you need to find out the IMEI number of the phone. To do this, enter the service code # in the dialer and in a moment you will see it on the screen. It also has on the box from the device and we recommend checking them at the same time (the numbers must match).
Now go to the Samsung website and enter the IMEI. It’s worth noting that you won’t check the device here if it’s older than the Samsung Galaxy S7. For example, I entered the number of my Galaxy Note 4 and the system reported an error. In this case, use the services of another service. IMEI.info. Enter the same number and press the “Check” button to check. You should see the device information if it is original.
Keep in mind that highly sophisticated scammers can steal the real IMEI from a genuine Samsung gadget and replace it with a Chinese copy. However, this happens very rarely, and the third method will help you make sure whether the Galaxy is a fake or an original device.
How to check a Samsung Galaxy phone for originality
Today we will answer a very important question: how to find out if the original Samsung Galaxy? Many consumers want to save money by buying devices on various ad platforms, where it is quite deceiving to the unknowing person. If you buy from official retailers, then this problem should not worry you, as they sell 100% original gadgets.
Due to the current economic situation in Russia and neighboring countries, people are forced to look for better deals. Unaware that you can be deceived, you buy a smartphone 2 or even 3 times cheaper than the average retail price and only after a while you realize that you bought a fake.
So how can you tell an original Samsung Galaxy from a fake? There are several ways that you will now learn about. Choose the most convenient for you and use when buying a smartphone or tablet from the Samsung brand.
Checking with the service code
This is the easiest and fastest way to test any Galaxy smartphone for originality. Each device of the company has a proprietary menu, which is launched by a secret code.
- Open the dialer app
- Enter code #
- Such a menu should appear on the screen, where there are various options for testing the components of the phone.
Identify by touch
The next time you get a copy of it, you will immediately notice the difference. Due to the poor quality of the materials used and the less capacious battery in the Chinese fake, you will feel the difference in weight. The original will probably be heavier and better assembled.
Now you know all the popular ways to check a Samsung smartphone for originality. If you still have any questions. feel free to write them below.
How to find out IMEI
There are several ways to find out the IMEI:
Samsung: How to check, if your Phone is Original or Fake?. 2 Codes to check, if it is real or not
- Enter the code # in the “Phone” application
- Find the nameplate with information about the phone. on the back cover or on the box
What is IMEI
IMEI. stands for International Mobile Equipment Identity. which translated from English means the international mobile device identifier).
The number is unique to identify mobile devices supporting GSM, WCDMA and IDEN, etc.
You can check the IMEI of your Samsung phone and tablet on the company’s official website. To do this, you need to specify the IMEI and email address.
An important note from the manufacturer says that checking the IMEI does not guarantee originality, since this number can be tied to a fake device.
But if the IMEI fails the check, then the device is guaranteed to be fake.
Help identify your phone model. Inscription Samsung i9300 when checked by name gave the following result:
35 Group / indication: Comreg; Origin: Ireland
35616205 SierraWireless, SierraWireless_MC7800, CDMA2000_CDMA2000BC0_CDMA2000BC1_CDMA2000BC10_LTEFDDBAND13_LTEFDDBAND4_LTEFDDBand25, OS: Android, launch: 17-Jan-13, LTE: Yes
35616205 SierraWireless SierraWireless_MC7800
35616205 Sierra Wireless Airprime MC7350
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