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Identify a Genuine/Original Versus a Fake/Cloned Samsung Galaxy Phone

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Differences between real and fake Samsung Galaxy S3?

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There are a number of ways to tell the differences between a real Samsung Galaxy S3 and a fake one. Thankfully, the great tips in the VisiHow article below will help you discern the differences between the real and fake devices. There are also a couple additional steps you can take to make sure that you won't purchase a fake device. Before you ever give money to the person who is selling the phone, ask to take the phone out of the box, turn it on, and enter these Samsung-specific codes to verify the phone's authenticity:

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  • SW Version, PDA, CSC and Modem - *#1234#
  • SW & HW Info - *#12580369#
  • Test mode - *#0*#
  • Service Mode - *#197328640#
  • ADC Reading - *#0228#
  • Bluetooth Test Mode - *#232331#
  • Bluetooth Address - *#232337#
  • Ciphering Information - *#32489#
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If these work, the device is likely genuine. If it doesn't, it may mean it's fake. Either way, call Samsung's customer support service and give them the IMEI and serial numbers for the device. If the numbers match and appear in Samsung's databases, the device is real. If the numbers don't, the device is fake. Make sure to report where the fake phone is located so Samsung can take the proper legal actions against the copycat manufacturer.

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Is an original Korea Samsung S3 a nice phone?

Samsung S3 original Korea. Is it a good and nice phone to be used. Is it not a fake one, and easy to broke

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Samsung is a South Korean company, so there is nothing wrong with the phones being released close to the headquarters. If the phone is original, then it does not matter where it has been assembled: all of the factories are under quality control of Samsung, and your phone will be as good as any other Samsung phone. However, you have to remember that there is always some little percentage of defective goods coming from any factory; and that is why there are warranties. Some may say that the longer the warranty is, the better is the product. With Samsung, the warranty is quite long: 24 months for phones.

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Good evening, after IMEI can I know whether it is true or false?

I would like to know if I have a copy of an original or a Samsung S3? By vibrations would be false because I had before and an original had better vibration / Thank you

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The IMEI number may not be sufficient to prove authenticity of your device. You can find some information on warranty by entering the IMEI at the Samsung warranty check web page or by going to your local Samsung warranty check web page. While S3 does support vibration, do test it with an application instead: Vibrate Tester can help you with that. If you have a computer, then it will be very easy to check if Samsung is genuine by launching Smart Switch, Kies 3, or Kies 2.6. If you do not have a computer, just take the back cover and battery out and call Samsung up to check whether the IMEI number written on the phone under the battery belongs to a genuine device or not.

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How do I know the difference between a clone phone and an original phone?

What are the codes for identifying an original Samsung phone

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I bought a Samsung S3, I want to check if it is fake or original?

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The phone that I am going to buy have a print on the back case 4g LTE, is it original?

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Some codes do not work on my S3?

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