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

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As the article below states, the fastest way to determine is to go a retail shop and compare the in-store version with yours. Pick a retail store that is attached to a major cell service provider like Verizon. The first section of the article below gives you the details to compare.

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See more questions like this: How to identify if Galaxy J7 2016 is original?

Are all J7 around the world the same?

My j7 works fine, how can I tell if it is refurbished. I have tried: Nothing... I think it was caused by: I don't know


Dial ##786# into the phone. This shows you the reconditioned status. This code works on Samsung devices. You will see a YES or NO next to Reconditioned.

Strongest signs to know my Galaxy j7 is fake or cloned?

Please help me with my Galaxy J7, I hope this is original but please give me the strongest key to know if it is original, thank you?


The location of the Samsung Logo on the front and back of the Samsung J7. The clones are either a sticker or will flake when you rub over the word Samsung on the device. You should not feel any ridges over the logo.

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Yesterday I bought a Samsung J7 but I don't know if it is fake or real one?

I bought it yesterday, and I only got 3 languages I know 2 of the 3. 1 of them is Chinese, and the other one is English. When I did a hard reset, the language was in Chinese. On the back cover that plastic thing it said on it: China Mobile 4GLTE.

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It sounds like you have a cloned device. The Samsung Language packs that are pre-installed have a variety of different languages and dialect. Since you just purchased the device yesterday, you should be able to return it and get your money back. The next time you purchase a device, use an online or storefront of cell phone devices that are well known.

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More questions and answers on this topic can be found here: My Samsung S2 phone have IMEI number 7th and 8th digit 05. Which category? I want to know

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Identify a Genuine/Original Versus a Fake/Cloned Samsung Galaxy Phone
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How do I check to see if my Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 is legit?

Purchased it on eBay, advertised as new, came in a generic box without the usual plastic covering and not original box. I can't find anywhere to check the serial number. Can you help?

  1. 1
    Go to Settings.
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  2. 2
    Select General.
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  3. 3
    Choose About Phone.
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  4. 4
    Tap Status.
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    Scroll down to the IMEI number and check it.
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Since you purchased it on eBay, look up the retailer's reviews. You probably have purchased a used or refurbished tablet and this is why it is not in the original packaging.

If you have problems with any of the steps in this article, please post in the comments section below.


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