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

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I just got a new S5 and want to know if its real?

I bought it from a UK seller on Amazon with good reviews and it was £420 to buy. I have checked the IMEI, it is OK, but they may have used an original IMEI or is this unlikely?

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If you purchased your Samsung Galaxy S5 phone from Amazon, it is very unlikely that it is fake. This is especially true if it is a seller with good reviews. The price of £420 is not so low that you should be concerned because of the price. Some key things to look at are the distance of the glass from the edge of the phone. Cheap glass breaks much more easily than more expensive glass, and so needs to be in closer to the phone. Also, buttons are often off center on fake devices, and the battery specifications can also be different.

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The easiest thing to do, as you're in the UK, is just to take your device down to your local Samsung store, and compare it to one of their devices. Alternatively, you can also pick up a brochure, and physically compare it to your device. That said, without being able to hold your phone, it sounds like you got a good deal on an authentic Samsung Galaxy S5.

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Samsung Galaxy S5 made in Korea. is this original?

How to understand these mobiles originality?

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How to identify original and clone version of Galaxy and Apple iPhones?

What can I do to tell the difference between original and clone versions of Apple iPhones and Samsung Galaxy Phones?

For the Samsung, you can tell by looking to see how well connected the components are. In many cases, you will find that there are gaps between the buttons on fake Samsung Galaxy phones, and that the screen is cheap glass. Note that cheap glass can also make the phone weigh more.

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Difference in original S5 or Korean S5 model number G900h?

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My Samsung Galaxy S5 G00F. I Record my video in night with flash, light lines show in the screen?

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I am going to buy a Samsung S5 so I want to know what model of Samsung S5 is original?

So I want to know what model number of S5 is original?

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I want to know if i9600 is compatible with my phone?

I have a S5 phone and I was looking for a replacement battery for my phone. I am looking on eBay and it shows a lot of batteries for S5 I9600. are these compatible with every S5, my model as on the back cover is SM-G900A

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THE 7TH AND 8TH OF IMEI OF MY PHONE..THE MODEL:SM-G900H.. I WANT TO KNOW WHERE IS THIS MADE?

WHAT COUNTRY REPRESENT THE IMEI 88

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