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

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How can I identify an original Galaxy Note 3 from the fake one?

What's the basic difference between an original Galaxy Note3 with the fake one?

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While there is no basic difference to determine whether a Galaxy Note3 is fake, there is a very simple way to find out if your device is genuine:

If Kies recognizes your device, it's genuine! If not, your device may be fake. Follow the rest of the steps in the great VisiHow guide below to find out for sure that your device is fake.

How to check whether my Note 3 is refurbished?

Refurbished or not? I bought my phone yesterday and now I'm feeling its refurbished

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How can I identify an original Note 2?

I wanted to buy one today but it seemed fake

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There are number of ways to identify a fake or original Galaxy Note 2. Many of these ways include comparing the physical differences between these two phones. In the steps below, we described some of these differences:

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    Most often cloned phones are made of cheap and low quality materials.
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    A cloned phone screen is not as bright and vibrant as an original phone screen.
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    Usually in cloned phones, some of the sensors are missing.
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    Buttons on a fake Galaxy phone are not in the exact same spot as on a genuine Galaxy.
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    On a cloned Samsung phone, when you touch the Samsung logo, you can feel it under your fingers
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    However, on an original phone, the logo often can't be felt under your fingers.
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    A fake Samsung Galaxy phone battery is different from a genuine phone battery.
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These are just some of the differences between a fake and original Note 2. You can learn more about other methods of spotting a cloned Galaxy by reading the main article. You can read this article by clicking on the title of this Q&A page or the link below the article summary.

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What is the difference between the Note3 Korean version and the original?

Samsung Note 3 Korean version and original differences

  • If Note3 has been manufactured in Korea, it can still be the original smartphone; and there will be no difference between it and other official Note3 smart devices.
  • If there is a clone in question, then
    • its weight and dimensions may differ;
    • its camera can be more grainy and less focused;
    • its operating system will be custom.
    • its recovery menu may be different.
    • you will not be able to upgrade or manage the smartphone via ODIN, Smart Switch, or Kies.
    • Samsung account will not give you the privilege of remotely controlling your smartphone.
    • its price will be lower.
    • it will not be as reliable.
    • the warranty will be missing.
    • you might get in trouble with the law in some countries for possession of a counterfeit item of a registered brand.
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Identify a Genuine/Original Versus a Fake/Cloned Samsung Galaxy Phone
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Hi there please advise on some major and minor things 1 can check for on an original versus the fake please?

I would basically like to purchase a Samsung Note3 and I would like a fake so I need to know how to check whether it is original or not

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How can I check its reality based on its software applications sir?

How can I detect the real Note 3 from fake depending on its software like its font style, RAM storage and downloading applications.

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