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

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I bought a Samsung S5 mini made in Vietnam for Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Armenia, Mongolia, Russia, Belorussia, Ucraina, Moldova e Kazakhstan. I read that the product should be activated with a SIM card issued from mobile operator within above 13 countries: To use SIM cards from other regions, a cumulative call over five minutes must first be made with the SIM card from operators of 13 countries. If a SIM card issued from another region is used for activation, the phone may not work. I'm Italian and I don't know now if this phone can be used with an Italian SIM card without activated before with a SIM card from operators of that 13 countries. Can you help me? Can I use this phone in Italy? Is this phone original?

I bought a Samsung S5 mini made in Vietnam for Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Armenia, Mongolia, Russia, Belorussia, Ucraina, Moldova e Kazakhstan. I read that the product should be activated with a SIM card issued from mobile operator within above 13 countries: To use SIM cards from other regions, a cumulative call over five minutes must first be made with the SIM card from operators of 13 countries. If a SIM card issued from another region is used for activation, the phone may not work. I'm Italian and I don't know now if this phone can be used with an Italian SIM card without activated before with a SIM card from operators of that 13 countries. Can you help me? Can I use this phone in Italy? Is this phone original?

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Fake Samsung Smartphones are becoming more and more like the original ones every day. This is because clone manufactures in China and other countries are doing their best to make a fake Smartphone look same as the genuine one. However, there are still many ways to identify a fake phone from an original. Follow these steps to see whether your Samsung Galaxy is fake or genuine:

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    Check the home button since on a fake Samsung phone it is usually not in the same spot as an original one.
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    See if the Screen is not as bright as a genuine phone.
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    If you can notice gaps between parts like home, power and volume buttons, then it may be not genuine
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    If you check the battery of a fake Samsung device, you will see that the specifications aren't same as the original phone.
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    The Samsung logos can be felt under your fingers.
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    The sensors are not the same as the genuine phones, and they're not in the same spots in comparison to an original phone.
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To learn more on how to determine weather your Samsung Galaxy is fake or not, read the main article by clicking on the title of this page or the link below the article summary.

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I want to check whether my Galaxy S phone is a China or a international phone? how can I do it?

I want to check whether my Galaxy S phone is a China or a international phone? how can I do it?. please ? what are the methods of checking it?

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    Remove the back cover and the battery
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    Find an IMEI code there and write it down. The IMEI number has 15 numbers.
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    Locate the 7th and the 8th numbers
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    You will be able to define if your phone is Chinese or it was made somewhere else. If the code is
    • 00, then the phone is manufactured in the original factory;
    • 01 or 10, then the phone was manufactured in Finland;
    • 02 or 20, then the phone was manufactured in United Arab Emirates or India;
    • 03, 04, 40, or 30, then the phone was manufactured in China;
    • 05 or 50, then the phone was manufactured in Brazil, USA, or Finland;
    • 06 or 60, then the phone was manufactured in Hong Kong, China or Mexico;
    • 08 or 80, then the phone was manufactured in Germany;
    • 13, then the phone was manufactured in Azerbaijan.
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I purchased a Samsung Galaxy S4 Korean version but I cannot find the model name on the S4 models listed from GSM Arena. The physical aspects seems to be original?

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My mobile IMEI number is not registered. so is it original or not?

Checking IMEI but not getting information.

Usually a cloned phone has an invalid IMEI code. Therefore when you check the code on the IMEI website, the database won't find your phone. However, there are other ways to determine whether you have an original Samsung Galaxy or a fake.

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With the Samsung Kies program you can check your phone with 100% certainty. Once you plug your phone into the PC and launch this program, if it recognizes your phone, it means your Android device is 100% genuine. If not it's probably a fake.

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Follow the steps below on your PC, to install and use Samsung Kies:

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    On your desktop, open a web browser.
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    Once you're on the page, scroll down to the 'Download' section.
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    Depending on your Samsung Galaxy model, click on the right version of Kies, to download.
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    Wait for the downloading process to complete.
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    Once the file is downloaded, open it.
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    Follow the instructions on the setup to install it on your PC.
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    When the installation process is completed, launch the program.
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    Plug your phone into the computer
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    Make sure you're using a genuine Samsung cable, and not a third party cable.
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    Once you plug your phone in to the PC, the program starts to automatically scan for your device.
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    If it recognizes your Samsung Galaxy, it's 100% genuine.
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    If not it's probably a clone.
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You can read the main guide to learn more about other methods of identifying a fake Samsung Galaxy.

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