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

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I have Samsung S7 Edge or A7 made in Vietnam. I want to know if this mobile is fake or original.

I want to know if my mobile is fake or original. The A7 functions not so well, and also its internal memory is so low!

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It is common for Android smartphones to have their memory full eventually. On advice how to clean your device, please refer to our tutorial at this location.

Now, besides the steps in the article, please do the following for your Samsung smartphones:

  • install and run System Info Droid onto your smartphone. Compare the results with the technical specifications on Samsung S7 Edge, Samsung A7, or Samsung A7 (2016), depending upon your smartphone;
  • measure the dimensions of and weigh your smartphone and compare the results to the official ones available in the previous bullet point;
  • enter the IMEI code at Samsung Extended Warranty Web page or click "Live chat" to talk with a Samsung representative and pass him your smartphone IMEI to look into your smartphone being real, refurbished, or fake;
  • install Smart Switch or Kies 3.0 onto your computer and connect your smartphone to the computer by using the original USB cable that came with the smartphone. If the smartphone is recognized by either program, then it is not fake.
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I have a phone that is a Vietnam copy. Is it a clone or not?

I have a phone that is a Vietnam copy. Is it a clone or not?

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If you were told that it is "a copy", then it is a clone. If it was just made at a Vietnamese factory, then it can be real. After performing all of the steps in the tutorial, find the model specifications on the Web site of the manufacturer or on http://www.gsmarena.com. Measure and weigh your own smartphone and compare the results. Then, install System Info Droid onto your smartphone and compare the specifications to see if it is a real smartphone.

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More questions and answers on this topic can be found here: Genuine or refurbished. How can I distinguish between genuine or refurbished Galaxy S5

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

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