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

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How do I know a genuine Samsung phone?

I have bought a Samsung phone type GT-C3332 but I doubt it

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These days, cloned phones are looking more and more like genuine phones. Therefore, spotting a fake Samsung phone can be very tricky. There are number of ways you can identify your phone; one of these ways is using the IMEI Code. The IMEI or 'International Mobile Station Equipment Identity' code is a unique number assigned to each mobile phone. Thus, using this code is one of the fastest and most accurate ways to identify a cloned phone.

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Follow the steps below to determine whether your Samsung GT-C3332 is genuine or a fake using the IMEI code:

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    On the phone home screen, open the dial pad.
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    Dial *#06#.
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    Once you dial this number, the IMEI code will be displayed on your screen.
    Now to verify this code, follow the steps below on your PC.
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    On your PC desktop, open a web browser.
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    Go to the IMEI website.
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    Enter your phone IMEI number.
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    Click on the 'Check' button.
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    You should now be able to see your phone specification, thus your phone is genuine.
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    If you're not able to see your phone information on the website, it's probably a clone.
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You can learn more about identifying a fake phone on our main guide. By clicking on the title of this Q&A page or the link below the article summary, you can reach this guide.

How can I tell if a Samsung Galaxy S III GT-i9300 is fake or genuine?

I have an app downloaded to check the Samsung Galaxy S III serial number. I checked my number and it showed my phone is made in China, so I have a doubt that it's a clone.

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It's important to know that just because your Samsung Galaxy S III GT-i9300 was manufactured in China does not mean it's a clone. Samsung often uses factories in China to mass-produce its popular Galaxy line of phones, so the fact that your device originates from that country actually says nothing about its authenticity. However, if you're still worried that your phone is a clone, you can use the suggestions in the great VisiHow article below to check to make sure that your device is genuine. In addition, you will want to connect your phone to your computer using Samsung Kies. If Kies recognizes your phone, it's likely genuine; if it does not, it could be fake. Your next step is to call Samsung's customer support service to speak to a customer service representative who can help you determine whether or not your device is a genuine Samsung product. Give the customer service representative your phone's serial and IMEI numbers. The representative will then put the numbers into Samsung's database to determine your phone's authenticity. If the representative finds your numbers in Samsung's systems, your phone is genuine. If they don't, however, you unfortunately have a fake device on your hands.

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Just want to know if my phone is genuine?

Just want to know if my phone is genuine?

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How to know if my S2 GT19100G is fake or real?

How to know if my S2 GT19100G is fake or real?

Remove the battery and check the IMEI code under it. You can then either enter the IMEI code on a Samsung extended warranty Web site or live-chat with a Samsung representative to obtain more information on the smartphone with your IMEI code.

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Then, you can use System Info Droid to compare your hardware with the real specifications shown on GSMArena.

Lastly, do not forget to connect your smartphone to Kies 3.0 or Kies 2.6 installed on your computer. Either program should recognize your device if it is connected with the original data cable.

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

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