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

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I'm not sure if my Samsung Galaxy S4 is real or not?

Just uncertain with my new phone my parents purchased.

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It's always unfortunate when you think you may have a fake Samsung Galaxy S4. Thankfully, VisiHow has a great guide to teach you what to look for to find out whether or not your device is a fake or not. Make sure you also use the Samsung codes to determine whether or not your device is genuine -- we will link them again here so you can quickly try them out:

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  • 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 work, your device is very likely genuine; if not, there is a chance it could be fake. Call Samsung's customer service line and give them your IMEI and serial numbers. If they find your numbers in their system, you have a genuine device. If they don't, you unfortunately have a fake.

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Is Samsung S4 prices of $150.00 is fake or genuine?

Is Samsung S4 prices of $150.00 is fake or genuine?

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I plan to buy a new Samsung Galaxy Note5 dual SIM on eBay. All the prices are pretty close how do I tell a fake once I get the device in hand?

How do I tell the difference between a genuine and a fake Note5. I have tried: Nothing. I think it was caused by: Need to be prepared in case I receive a fake item

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Samsung S4 GT 19505 made in Vietnam?

Samsung Galaxy S4 GT 19505, California products is true or not, I saw that in Dubai today

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Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9500 memory problem, is it possible that I stumbled on a fake one?

1.The internal memory remaining when I check through settings>more>storage is 16GB but it keeps on reminding me that the storage is low (in apps option it says 78MB used 21MB free!)

2.Camera lugs. Not the best quality as expected.

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Is Samsung S4 a bit heavy or light phone?

What is the weight of Samsung S4?

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