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

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I want to know whether my Galaxy S3 Mini is genuine or not?

It has 16GB internal memory but I don't seem to believe it.

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The Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini does, in fact, come in both 8GB and 16GB varieties. If your device were a clone, it might have 4GB or 32GB of internal memory. In this regard, your Galaxy S3 Mini is genuine. However, there are a number of other things you need to look for with your new Galaxy S3 Mini to make sure that it is, in fact, genuine. Follow the VisiHow guide below to learn about what you should look for to make sure that your device is genuine. In addition, open your phone application and enter these codes:

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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 likely a genuine Samsung product. If the codes do not work, there's also a possibility that your device is not genuine. Your final step is to check the IMEI and serial numbers with Samsung.

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  • Open your Settings application.
  • Tap the General tab, or the tab that's in the upper right-hand corner of your screen.
  • Scroll down and tap About device.
  • Tap Status.
  • Scroll down until you find both numbers and write them down.
  • Contact Samsung and give them your numbers.

If the Samsung customer service representative tells you that your device is in their systems, your device is genuine. If the representative says that your device is not in their systems, it's very likely that it's a fake.

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I bought one phone. I need to verify whether it is genuine or not?

Will you please tell me the difference by seeing the mobile on first incident

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Can I use a tool to verify the IMEI number is legit?

Is there a tool or website I can use to verify the IMEI number on my Samsung, like I can with apple and an iPhone

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IS S3 MINI MADE IN China FAKE OR ORIGINAL?

BECAUSE THERE ARE TWO VERSIONS OF THIS PHONE Korea AND China

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