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

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How to know whether Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 is genuine?

I went online and purchased a Samsung Galaxy Grand 2. Seal was broken. No bill provided. IMEI check results in invalid IMEI. Other functions are doing well.

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Go to your phone application and type these codes in.

  • SW 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#
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If these codes don't work, call Samsung and give them your serial number. If they can't find the serial number, then you have a fake phone. Tell the Samsung representative your information, including where you bought the device from, so they can take the proper steps to eliminate the fake phone manufacturer.

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For future phone purchases, make sure to buy from a reputable source: carrier stores, Walmart, Best Buy, and Newegg will never sell you a fake product.

Genuine Samsung mobile Identification?

I prefer Samsung mobile, but I don't have the knowledge to select original/genuine from fake. I bought one Samsung Grand GT-I9082. It showed that 8GB Internal memory but it was fake. Due to that I can't install more application as I want.

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What made you determine that the phone was fake? You could just be experiencing an issue with a genuine Samsung phone and it's internal memory. To be completely sure your phone is fake, run several of the codes just reserved for Samsung to see if your phone responds. Not all Samsung's are created equal. They do make cheaper smartphone versions for the market that will not purchase a higher end Galaxy version for example. The Grand has experienced issues with storage so make sure that your phone is in fact fake.

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My Samsung S2 phone have IMEI number 7th and 8th digit 05. Which category? I want to know?

My Samsung S2 phone have IMEI number 7th and 8th digit 05. Which category? I want to know

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That means your phone was manufactured in Brazil, the US or Finland.

Hi, I wanted to know how to tell if a Samsung Note3 is genuine?

I want to purchase a Samsung Note3 on eBay, but I am not sure about how legitimate the products are

Ebay cracks down on sellers that sell fake/clone devices. Usually, they have to state clearly in the title Note3 Clone for example. If you looked through several pages of their reviews and saw no negative posts about cloned devices then you are fine. You can also take the name of the seller and run it through a search engine to see if anything comes up on a blog. As long as you are purchasing from a seller within the US and Canada it is most likely real. Any seller from China or Hong Kong, just avoid they sell the clones on a regular basis.

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The above questions are from the following wiki...
Identify a Genuine/Original Versus a Fake/Cloned Samsung Galaxy Phone
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How can I recognize Samsung genuine?

How can I recognize Samsung genuine phone shortly?

The fasted way is to run the IMEI in an online IMEI checker. Other quick ways are to run a few of the Samsung codes in the phone, play with the loaded apps to see how fast they respond and look at the resolution. That being said, I recently purchased a new phone. When I looked at the display it was not vibrant and I almost passed on purchasing the phone but actually, it was because the factory settings had the screen set to 50% brightness. Usually, once you physically touch the phone you can tell right away. The buttons will be loose or you could feel that the plastic was cheap.

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How to check Samsung C3322i is genuine or not?

I ordered one mobile in online, I have little doubt in that mobile is original or not

Since you ordered it online, you will just have to wait for it to arrive and then start your comparison. Your phone is most likely original because most of the clones are the higher end Galaxy versions with the full glass panel smartscreen.

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How to check for a genuine Samsung Google i9250?

How do I check for a genuine Samsung Google i9250

Watch this Youtube Tutorial and then compare the phone you have to the video version. You will see there are a few differences to spot on the clone vs. genuine phone so look closely at the device.

How to tell if Samsung Galaxy phone is a genuine one, for example Samsung Galaxy S5?

I would like to buy an original Samsung Galaxy S5, but I am worried, because there are some fake phones that look exactly like Samsung Galaxy phones, sometimes it sounds difficult to spot the difference between those phones. Any help will be appreciated

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As long as you are purchasing from a reputable store like Best Buy or a major cell phone carrier then you will be okay. On Ebay you will want to avoid sellers with small ratings on no reviews. If you are purchasing for authenticity it is best to purchase in store where you can request that they open the box. Although on the box will be the IMEI number and you can request they check that online to verify it is real.

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How to check original or duplicate Samsung mobile?

Not working speaker on my Samsung grand prime mobile model no. G530H, please help.

Your phone is probably real. In many of the reviews for this phone the one thing everyone that reviewed it said was that the speaker quality was extremely poor for a Samsung device.

I entered the code to check if my phone is a legit Samsung or not, after I entered there is a visual box with color names but when I click the color box my phone wasn't able to access the back button?

I entered the code to check if my phone is a legit Samsung or not, after I entered there is a visual box with color names but when I click the color box my phone wasn't able to access the back button. Why it seems like that, thanks?

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You entered into where the internal colors are located for customization etc. If you are stuck in there, pull the battery or restart the phone. This will take you out of that area.

How can I identify Samsung E5. I feel it is not a genuine one. Please help me to identify, your reply is highly appreciated?

I feel it is not a genuine one. Please help me to identify. Your reply is highly appreciated

The Samsung E5 has a stunning AMOLED display. First thing you will want to do is look at that display and then check the phone specs. Compare them to what you printed or wrote down from Samsung's website.

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Dear Sir, how can I know whether a Samsung E5 mobile phone is original or fake?

Samsung E5 details, actually I just want to buy a mobile phone, how can I check it

Although the clones are pretty close to the real Samsung phones, you will notice right away on the device that the apps are slow to load and the buttons will not be as responsive or loose on a clone. If everything appears normal on the outside, run some Samsung codes.

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I purchased a Samsung A700 yesterday. I want to know if the product is genuine or not. SM HZWDSEK 7000?

I purchased a Samsung A700 yesterday. I want to know if the product is genuine or not. SM HZWDSEK 7000

The phone has a full metal body. If you feel a plastic backing then this will be your first clue that is it fake.

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How to check if CPU is quad core or octa core?

Apps in Google Play like https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.cpuid.cpu_z&hl=en CPU -Z] can tell you what is on the chip.

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