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

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How to get back Samsung boot logo on startup?

Hello everyone, Well I am facing a problem since I've reset my S4 Chinese model to factory reset, now on boot it is not appearing Samsung logo like before instead it appears Android logo. So please can someone help me to get back Samsung S4 boot logo back.. . Thank you for your time

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What is the difference between a clone Samsung and a fake Samsung S4?

The difference between the two types

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There are many differences between a cloned and a genuine Samsung Galaxy S4. Some of these differences include:

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    A cloned phone is made of cheap and bad quality materials.
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    Often a fake phone screen is not bright like a genuine screen.
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    The Samsung logo is not smoothed out on a fake Galaxy, and you can feel it under your fingers.
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    The buttons of a fake Galaxy phone, are not located in the exact same spot as on an original Galaxy.
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    If you plug a cloned Samsung Galaxy S4 to a PC, the Samsung Kies program won't recognize it.
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You can learn more about other methods of spotting a fake Samsung Galaxy phone in our main guide. By clicking on the title of this Q&A page, or the link below the article summary, you can access this page.

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How to know if a seller is authorized?

How to know if a seller is Samsung authorized

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Anyone who is an authorized Samsung reseller will also be able to process warranty claims and product returns for you, without requiring you to send them to the manufacturer yourself. For example, if you buy your phone from an authorized Samsung location, you will be able to take it back to that location, and they will handle any warranty claims. In most cases, an unlicensed reseller will not be able to do this.

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Samsung S7562 memory too low why?

I have S7562 but its internal memory 1.96GB available 1.58GB, why

Many times low internal memory and other items that do not meet the high standards of original Samsung Galaxy products will have signs of lower quality workmanship. If your fixed memory is too low, it is likely your phone is not an original.

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Identify a Genuine/Original Versus a Fake/Cloned Samsung Galaxy Phone
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Can you determine if a Galaxy is genuine based on its IMEI number?

I bought a Samsung Galaxy S3. Can I look up the IMEI number somewhere to find out if it is genuine?

Yes, IMEI code will verify whether your phone is a genuine or a clone. The IMEI code, or 'International Mobile Station Equipment Identity', is a unique number for each mobile phone which you can get it by dialing *#06# on your phone dial pad.

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Once you dial this code, a number will be displayed on your screen, which is the IMEI number. However, these days you can check the IMEI code on many clone phones too.

Therefore, to verify this code you need to follow the steps below on your PC:

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    On your desktop, open a web browser.
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    Go to the IMEI website.
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    Enter your phone IMEI code on the page.
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    Once you click on 'Check', you should be able to see all of your phone specifications
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    If you're not able to see them, your phone is probably a clone.
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Does Galaxy S4 mini Black edition has some issue?

I want to buy a dual SIM smart phone advanced than Galaxy S duos 2. I selected 2 model. S4 mini (Only Black Edition is available) & S3 Neo. I can't decide what to select. I visited gsmarena & reviewed the specs. But still can't decide. Can you please help me?

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Hi, I've been given a Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 tablet, but the box does not look to be of a good enough quality to be genuine , so I wonder if there is a way of telling from the box?

The box isn't particularly that good, I managed to peel open the boxes security seals without breaking them, and the tablet itself does not have a single 'hologram' stick on it! Seems as if I could have a fake I suspect. Any advice that you can give me regarding how to go on checking whether I have a fake or a genuine Samsung product?

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I have a Samsung i8552, the set is restarting?

I have to upgrade the software of i8552, how to know whether its a fake one or a genuine, the handset is not starting up.

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I bought a Galaxy S5, looks pretty much convincing, but I installed group play and its limited and missing out other functions like group camcorder and video share. I installed the latest version of group play?

I bought a Galaxy S5, looks pretty much convincing, but I installed group play and its limited and missing out other functions like group camcorder and video share. I installed the latest version of group play

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