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

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Sir, I want to buy a Samsung mobile?

Sir, I want to buy a Samsung mobile but I am not satisfied that it is genuine or fake

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When in doubt, you should never make a purchase. The only way you are guaranteed a real phone is buying from a reputable online gadget website like NewEgg or Bestbuy. Otherwise, big box stores like Walmart and Costco sell legitimate phones in North America. Buying from the trunk of a car or a pawnshop is a good way to purchase a cloned phone. If you are purchasing on Ebay, go through the seller's feedback by several pages. Click on links of phones previously sold to see the feedback. If the phone is being shipped from China then it is pretty high that the phone will be a clone. Refurbished is also another clue that the phone may be a clone.

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How do I check if my Samsung Galaxy grand prime is original Samsung or fake or local brand made which was labeled by Samsung?

I have a Samsung Galaxy grand prime, and my friend recently purchased a Samsung Galaxy grand prime. My friend said my phone is not original because he entered these codes *#0808# and *#2663# in my phone but my phone is not working on these codes how to check if my phone is original?

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Not all the Samsung codes work on the phones. The *#0808# is a Qualcomm USB code for instance. *#*#2663#*#* is the Touch Screen Version. Use the Phone Info app if you are still concerned, but if you and your friend use different carriers, then some of the codes may not work on both phones.

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Why my vibrate does not work as usual?

My phone's vibrate does not function as usual

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Use an app like Vibrate Tester to see if it is your audio settings or your vibration motor is broken. This is very common on S5 and Grand Prime phones to stop working a few months after having the phone. Especially if you are not careful with your phone or encase it in a drop proof case. It is a motor part so imagine how small it is and actually delicate sitting inside your thin phone encasement. Hopefully, it is just your audio or haptic settings that have caused it to not work properly.

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There is no brand name on the front part where the brand name is supposed to be?

Apart from that all other specifications seem to match. It's a dual SIM phone. I have tried: The IMEI code. I think it was caused by: A black sticker that can't be removed or scratched is present at where the brand name is supposed to be

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This is possible to be covered by a sticker. On the front of the phone, it is a smooth graphic as opposed to the back. Most clones though emulate as close as they can the back Samsung logo. If your IMEI checks out then there is no cause for concern.

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More questions and answers on this topic can be found here: Genuine or refurbished. How can I distinguish between genuine or refurbished Galaxy S5

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Identify a Genuine/Original Versus a Fake/Cloned Samsung Galaxy Phone
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Is there any code I can know with it that this Samsung is genuine or fake?

Is there any code I can know with it that this Samsung is genuine or fake?

There is no one specific code that says Hey I am a Samsung Device. You have to go through several of the Samsung Codes to test or use the Phone Info App. You can also check the IMEI. When you register on the Samsung website, if it does not sync a device with your Samsung Account then the phone is not real.

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