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

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How do you know a cloned Galaxy Tab 10.1 or earlier (i.e.. 2014)?

Want to get one but the one on the market looks so close to the original

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You're better off buying from a place that you know will sell you the genuine article. It saves you a lot of trouble down the road.

Here's one simple way you can try and figure out if a device is a fake or not.

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    Open "Settings."
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    Tap "About Device."
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Check to see if the specs and firmware number match up to what you're supposed to have on the device. Contact Samsung if you see anything that looks suspicious. They'll be able to confirm for you if your device is genuine.

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Can an LCD display screen be fake?

Greetings. Are there fake Samsung Galaxy S4 LCD displays or full screen replacement parts? I saw an offer from a mobile service to replace my whole screen (touchscreen, digitizer, and LCD display) for 85 euros. Should it be suspicious or not? I visited a lot of mobile services, and they offered me the same repair for 140 euros. Thank you for reading.

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The screen and any other replacement part can be fake. Generally, fake screens feel heavier a bit, thicker a bit, and are cheaper. However, some repair centers do offer cheaper services to stay afloat in business, and 85 - 90 euros for a full genuine S4 screen replacement can be real. Some service center even reutilize broken smartphones and go even cheaper. As long as the service center offers a warranty long enough and claims that the parts are genuine, you can replace the screen.

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Whats the easy way to identify if it is clone or authentic?

I want to buy a new Samsung but I heard from my colleagues that there are many fake Samsung phones being sold as original ones? What is your best recommendation and easy to identify fake and original?

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How do I know if the tablet I bought is authentic or used?

I purchased a Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 for my daughter for Christmas. The box is torn and one side is not taped. I viewed an image of the box and it appears authentic however it doesn't seem packaged properly. I purchased this from a web site called Tanga. It is supposed to be new. I have not yet contacted them since I just opened it. Any information you can provide so I can try to authenticate this, would be appreciated.

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I am purchasing a Note4, but I am scared of buying a fake. Need to know how to test if its fake/cloned?

I am purchasing a Note4, but I am scared of buying a fake. Need to know how to test if its fake/cloned

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Checking if an IEMI is fake or genuine?

Hi! I am getting hits on my application server which is happening every 2 minutes. I record IMEI numbers, want to check if those IMEI numbers are genuine or not!

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Hi can I ask how to determine if the cellphone that I need to buy is a genuine and not a clone or a fake?

How to know the original Android version and how to determine the total RAM and internal storage of cellphone, because sometimes I can see it has 64 gig of its internal or 32 gig but when I supposed to stored any kind of application on my cellphone it says not enough memory.

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I do not know if my i9515 is genuine?

How to check? Can I check with IMEI?

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I am finding it difficult to differentiate between fake and original Samsung Galaxy Note3?

I am finding it difficult to differentiate between fake and original Samsung Galaxy Note3

Spotting the difference between a fake and original Samsung Galaxy Note3 is indeed difficult. This is because these days clone phones look more and more like genuine models. However, there are number of methods to determine whether your phone is original or clone. One of the easiest ways is by using IMEI code on your phone. If you're not familiar with this code, follow the steps below:

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    On your home screen, tap on the 'Phone' icon.
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    In your dial pad, dial '*#06#'.
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    Now you should see the IMEI number.
    If you're not able to see this code, your phone is probably a clone. But often on fake phones you can see the IMEI number. To verify it continue the steps below.
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    On your PC desktop, open the web browser.
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    Go to the IMEI website.
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    Enter your IMEI number, and click on check.
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    If the website shows your phone specifications, your device is genuine.
    If not your Android phone is a clone.
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If you have any other questions, let us know in the Q&A section.

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How to identify a genuine Android handset?

I have recently bought Panasonic P81 smartphone. I want to know whether it is genuine or not because it is made in China

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LTE is not available on SM-N9005?

I bought a Samsung Galaxy Note3 SM-N9005 few months ago, and when I try to change the mode to LTE; I am not able to, I couldn't. Surprisingly the option is not even there in the first place. I tried my very best to access the LTE option. As far as I know SM-N9005 is an LTE capable device, it says that even in the manual. But still I am having a headache, let me know if maybe the software (OS) might prevent it or anything that might help me figure out the problem. The very first reason that I bought this phone is only for its LTE feature.

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How to spot a fake one from its physical looks?

By the cover how can I know whether it's fake or not?

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I want to know this Samsung S7 edge if fake or genuine?

I am paying this Samsung S7 Edge over online and I have both IMEI numbers, and the serial number is RF8H31DE1BD.

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What is the main DSW 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 difference between a fake and genuine one?

What is the main difference between a fake and the genuine one?

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Yes!! how to check my Samsung tab3 lite T110 if it is original or not?

No SIM slot, 8GB, WiFi only, please help me. Thank you !

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What exactly do you mean by gaps?

Differentiating between the Galaxy S4 genuine and the clone

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I bought a new Samsung phone Duos from a Kenyan shop. After three months the screen turned gray I couldn't see my caller numbers only to realize that it was a clone?

how can I identify a Samsung phone in terms of ringtones, serial number and charger even earphone

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I bought an HTC Desire 816 dual SIM and its very good but there are a lot of things that are not in it

I bought an HTC Desire 816 dual SIM and its very good but there are a lot of things that are not in it

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How do I get the picture of the dog?

Test to see if Samsung is genuine

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I am planning to get one soonest?

I'm about to get one, what should I do?. I have tried: Crap Samsung phones. I think it was caused by: May be my ignorant

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