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

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The Samsung Galaxy line of phones is one of the most popular lines on the market. Every year, Samsung introduces a brand new Galaxy phone that pushes the boundaries of high-end devices. This is one of the biggest reasons shady phone manufacturers are always ready to create replicas and cloned Galaxy phones that look like the original ones: they're incredibly popular and very much in demand. Unlike iPhones that run on Apple's proprietary iOS software, Samsung Galaxy phones run on Google's open Android operating system, making it easier and cheaper for cloning manufacturers to produce fakes - and harder for consumers to distinguish between a genuine model and a fake one.

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Determining Fake Galaxy Phones from Genuine Ones

Did you just buy a new Galaxy Note3 and now have doubts about its authenticity? Got a very cheap deal online for a Galaxy S4 or a Galaxy Tab and now suffer from a bit of buyer's remorse? We have several ways of discerning a fake device from a real one, and these will be detailed on the sections below:

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Spot a Fake Galaxy Phone Through Physical Checks

Most of the cloned phones available today are built so cheaply that their materials and craftsmanship reflect the amount of money invested on them. When compared to the original, these fake devices can be spotted easily by checking the following physical features. Note that if you are not familiar with the genuine item's physical appearance, you may need to borrow one from a friend and put the two devices side by side.

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    The screen is made of cheap glass material.
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    The screen is too far from the edge.
    (Cloned phones have a wide gap between the edge of the screen and the edge of the phone).
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    The screen is not as bright and vibrant as the original device's.
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    Some of the sensors are not available.
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    The Home button is not located in the exact same spot as the one on the genuine item.
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    The Samsung logos are not smoothed out and can be felt; rubbing it will also remove the logo.
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    The device's proportions different than that of the genuine product.
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    Gaps between parts like the home, power, and volume buttons are obvious.
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    When the battery cover is opened, some of the small components do not match with the original ones.
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    The phone does not have a seal from the National Communications Agency or an equivalent agency in your country.
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    The battery specifications are not the same.
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Spot a Cloned Galaxy Phone by Checking Performance

Some Galaxy knock-offs are detailed enough to look like the legitimate product. Here are some of the things that you need to check to discern the real one from the fakes.

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    Take some pictures using the device's camera.
    Knock-offs generally take pictures at a lower resolution and quality.
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    Run graphics-intensive games like D-Day and Contract Killer:
    Zombie. Open multiple applications at once. The fake device will give in to the load and will either run very slowly or hang up.
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    Quickly flip through pages on the application menu, perform gestures at a fast rate and observe how the device reacts.
    Knock-offs are not designed to be super-responsive, so stutters and other freezes are commonplace.
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    Turn the device on and off.
    Fake devices tend to start very slowly compared to real Galaxy phones.
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Identify If Your Galaxy Device Is an Imitation by Using Samsung Codes

Aside from the physical aspects of the phone and the way it performs, you can also identify if it is a legit Samsung device by using Samsung codes. Samsung codes are a combination of numbers and symbols that, when entered, will allow you to do some tests on your phone, perform device checks, and access other developer tasks and options. Below are the most common Samsung codes; to enter them, go to your dialer application and dial these codes, and then press the "Call" button. If the device responds to the command, then it is genuine. If it does not, then it is a fake version.

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    Knowing SW Version, PDA, CSC, and Modem - *#1234# or *#9999#
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    Samsung SW & HW Info - *#12580*369#
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    Samsung General Test mode - *#0*#
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    Samsung Service Mode - *#197328640#
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    Samsung ADC Reading - *#0228#
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    Samsung Bluetooth Test Mode - *#232331# or #7828#
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    Samsung Bluetooth Address - *#232337#
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    Samsung Ciphering Information - *#32489#
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    Samsung Battery Status/Memory - *#9998*246#
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If none of these codes work, call Samsung and provide them with the serial number and IMEI number of your phone in order to verify if your phone is genuine. If the numbers your serial and IMEI numbers are not in their system, then it is a fake.

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Spot a Fake Phone Through the Phone Specifications

You can determine a fake Samsung Galaxy device by looking into its phone specifications. To check your device's specifications, follow this step-by-step guide:

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    Go to your "Home" menu and tap the "Apps" icon.
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    From the Application menu, locate "Settings", and tap on it to open.
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    In "Settings", tap on the "More" tab to view additional settings.
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    Tap on "Storage" to see your device's available storage.
    The Samsung Galaxy S4 comes with three tiers of device storage: 16GB, 32GB and 64GB; less the pre-installed applications, a Samsung Galaxy S4 will have about 9GB, 25GB and 57GB of usable space, respectively. If your device has a very low amount of usable space when compared to the original specs, then it may be a fake device.
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    Tap on "About device" to see your device's details.
    Check the model number, baseband and kernel version, and the build number. Do a quick Google search for those values; results should show if the device is genuine or not.
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Galaxy Phone Authenticity Check Using Samsung Kies

You can use Samsung Kies to detect the authenticity of your device. If you are having a hard time recognizing a fake device through the physical signs and overall performance, then Kies will do the job for you. Simply plug the Galaxy device into a computer with Kies, and see how the software recognizes the device. Follow these steps for detailed instructions:

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    If you do not have the Kies software on your computer yet, then download Samsung Kies from Samsung's official site.
    Once it's downloaded, install Kies to your computer.
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    Connect your alleged Galaxy device to the computer using a USB cable.
    Kies will try to read the device and show that it's communicating with the device.
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    Samsung Kies will show your device's name and firmware version after the connection is complete.
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    If Samsung Kies fails to recognize the device, restart both your computer and your phone, and do the process again.
    If the same thing happens, then the device is not an official Samsung product.
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Additional Tips to Avoid Buying a Fake Phone

Aside from inspecting the phone, be sure to check out these additional tips to make sure you won't be fooled into buying a fake.

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    Only buy from an authorized seller.
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    When purchasing online at sites like eBay or Amazon, make sure that you are negotiating with a seller with a good reputation.
    You can and should always check the users' feedback and ratings.
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    If you are buying a newly-announced device, never expect it to be heavily discounted.
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    Pay only through reliable modes of payment, like credit card transactions or Paypal.
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Citations

How to Identify A Fake Samsung Galaxy Phone. 2013. [1] (accessed February 16, 2014)

Need a Samsung USB Jig? Build Your Own. 2012. [2] (accessed February 16, 2014)

Real vs. Fake Samsung Galaxy S4. 2013. [3] (accessed February 16, 2014)

Note3 models/frequencies/forums and how to spot a FAKE / CLONE. 2013. [4] (accessed February 16, 2014)

using an app

I would like to thank ILuvTrading for the awesome video on how to tell if your Galaxy S3, S4, S5, S6 or Note (2,3,4,5) is fake or real. I organized it into a wiki for anyone with a hearing impairment, or for those who just prefer to read the steps. Hope you enjoy it. :)

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    Hi guys, so how do you tell if your Galaxy S3, S4 or Note is a fake.
    This is an S3, and today I almost bought a Galaxy S4, and I found out that it was a fake, it was a good thing as I wouldn't like to through away like 450$. the guy that I was going to buy the S4 from, he said that it is an international phone and that he bought it from Hong Kong, so he was pretty sure that it was real, but it came up fake. So what we will do is to go to Go to Apps store and look for this one program actually, there are a lot of them here, but I will show you the one that I used. In the Apps store, go to the search on the top and type "Fake S3".
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    The application that I am using is here " Genuine Galaxy S4/S3/Note II.
    Click on it to have it installed.
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    Open the application.
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    It is very simple and it takes only a second, and as you see it on top "Congratulations it is a genuine Galaxy S3", and it is an S3.
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    I had some other friends that had some real phones from the US, an S4 that is cames out a genuine.
    However, my one friend it came out as fake, and it was a Galaxy S4 that he bought off Ebay. So this is a Galaxy S4, and after running the application, it gave a message, that says " I am afraid you are not using a Galaxy S4. It is a message in red but unfortunately, it is not clear, this is a fake one.
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    We can see the cover that there are yellow spots.
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    We can see a perfect box.
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    But it is a fake Galaxy S4.
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Video: Identify a Genuine/Original Versus a Fake/Cloned Samsung Galaxy Phone using an app

Questions and Answers

Fake, clone or genuine by picture.please?

I use Root app, so spreadturm, MediaTek which Samsung "CPU MTK65xx"

Even if you have the pictures of a fake, clone, and genuine Samsung devices, it remains to be difficult to spot the real one compared to most fake ones these days. The imitators are becoming better and better. However, in order to make sure that you are not actually purchasing a fake one, just buy from the official Samsung stores. You also get good service for repairs and things like that. It may be more expensive compared to buying elsewhere, but at least you are guaranteed that you are getting a good product.

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I want to buy a S4 but scared that I get a clone,?

Whats the best and easiest way to verify that its a original

There are a number of ways that you can view if the device is in fact a clone rather than being the real version of the Samsung Galaxy S4. Below are a number of things I can point out to help you to not buy a cloned version of the S4:

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-The menu button is not centered and looks imbalanced

-The screen does not stretch out fully leaving a gap between the screen and the edge of the phone horizontally

-The built in codes will not work on the device

example is for you to enter the code- *#1234# by pressing this into the dialer the software will pop up on the phone if it is the real device

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How to check genuine Samsung Galaxy S4?

How to check genuine Samsung Galaxy S4

First off, the real or genuine Samsung Galaxy S4 is priced at 9 or so and not from 0 or less like the knock-offs. It is also more compact, lightweight, and has a wide 5-inch screen in contrast to the heavier clone. You can always check if it has a warranty card and manual to know if you have got the real one. To check if it's real, It might also have a lower OS version like Ice Cream Sandwich than the original. Also, smart features and camera options like face recognition and Smart Stay might not be available for clones which can only be found in the authentic Samsung Galaxy S4/ Here are some tips to check for yourself if you have got the real Samsung Galaxy S4 before making the purchase:

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  • Try to enter * # 1234 # on the phone to check on the computer software which should display i9500 or I9505.
  • If the Kies cannot detect your phone if you connect it to your computer, then it's a fake.
  • You can also verify and check on the IMEI by simply dialing * # 06 #.
  • The terminal numbers should match the label found on the battery.

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My phone is GT-I9060 I can't identify if it is real or not?

I have done everything I can think of to find out whether my GT-I9060 is real or not, but I can't figure it out. What can I do?

There are many ways to spot a fake Samsung Galaxy phone. However, using the Samsung hardware codes is the fastest and most accurate way to identify your phone. This method is very easy to use; you'll just need to dial the code in your Galaxy Neo dial pad. Once you dial, if the phone responds to your command, it's genuine. However, if your phone is showing you the 'Invalid MMI code' error, it's probably a clone.

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Some of the most common codes include:

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    The IMEI code:
    *#06#
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    Firmware version:
    *#1234#
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    GPS test settings:
    *#*#1472365#*#*
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    Service mode:
    *#*#197328640#*#*
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    WLAN Mac address:
    *#232338#
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    Samsung test mode:
    *#0*#
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    Software and hardware info:
    *#12580369#
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    Audio test mode:
    *#0673#
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    Bluetooth address:
    *#232337#
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If you have any additional questions, let us know in the Q&A section below.

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My phone on the numbers on the back says 'MADE IN Korea BY Samsung" while my mom's phone which also has a better camera MP says MADE IN Vietnam,?

My phone is white, we got it from a guy in his car and he said they were real and he said it was the real deal, my dad's phone says made in China and my mother's says made in Vietnam while mine says it was made in Korea, but my phone's camera resolution is kinda bad, and we compared my mom's and mine's and hers looks better. I don't know if I have a fake phone ? I need some help.

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Try putting in several of the Samsung codes in the above VisiHow article. Your lens to the camera could just be dirty and that is the issue with the quality of the photos. Still since you bought the phone from a guy in his car, you should probably check all three of the phones.

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How about the code *#66# to find the IMEI? That is what a seller is telling me to do?

How about the code *#66# to find the IMEI? That is what a seller is telling me to do

Many times phone vendors who are also selling fake phones will intentionally give you bad codes for checking the IMEI, or codes that only work for a particular component, like the modem. In your case, the code he gave you is incorrect. The actual code for checking if your phone is real or not is '*#06#', and you can learn how to do this by reading the other questions in this Q&A.

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If you are not sure whether you can trust the vendor or not, consider the following:

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    Do they have an established store presence, or are they just operating from a booth?
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    Are they professional, and interested in helping you, or just trying to sell you a phone?
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    Do they have any problems with you testing out the IMEI code in their store?
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    What kind of warranties or guarantees are they willing to give you?
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    Will they put those guarantees in writing?
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If you have any additional questions, let us know in the Q&A section.

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My mobile 7&8 number 06 according to original codes 06 figure belong to made in China, Hong Kong or Mexico. I want know in which country it is made, moreover in inner side of the mobile it is written made by Vietnam. Please clarify

According to above question I want to know which country made this mobile

If the phone states that it was made in Vietnam then it was. Samsung has factories all over the world and it is rare that a phone is made all in one country.

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Original or fake.. how would I know that it is original?

I bought a used Samsung Galaxy S3 I want to know that whether its original or not..???

There are many ways to determine whether you have a genuine Samsung Galaxy S3 or a fake. One of the easiest and fastest ways is using the Samsung Kies program on your PC. This program is the official Samsung program for all Samsung devices. You can also use this program to backup and transfer files between your PC and the phone. If you have Kies on your computer, you can find out if you have an original phone by plugging your device into the PC and running the program. If Kies identifies your phone it means it's genuine. If not, it's probably a clone.

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If you haven't used this program previously, follow the steps below to install and use it:

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    On your PC desktop, open a web browser.
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    Click on the 'Kies Download' button, under the 'Downloads' section.
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    When the file is downloaded, open it.
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    Follow the setup to install the program.
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    Once Kies is installed on your PC, run it.
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    Now plug your Galaxy S3 into the PC.
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    Wait for the program to identify your phone.
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    If Kies identified your GS3, your phone is 100% genuine.
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    If not, it's probably a fake.
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My Note4 hangs when uploading?

I bought my Note4 last October so it has not reached 1 year, but it started hanging especially when I upload pictures to Facebook or play games. Now I am doubting if it's an original or a copy

Unfortunately, the cause of hanging might be anything. It can be the Internet speed severely limited by your carrier or the bad mobile data coverage. It can be applications that cause this nuisance that you might want to uninstall first. Mostly those are Internet-dependent applications that run on the background, such as Viber, WhatsApp, Skype, ICQ, etc. It can be a fake phone, of course, too; but it can be faulty hardware as well.

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To start off, start uninstalling all applications but the ones that hang (Facebook and a game or two). Move all data from the internal memory to the SD card. Run https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.cleanmaster.mguard&hl=en . Run https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rechild.advancedtaskkiller&hl=en and stop all background applications.

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  • Tap "Settings", "Mobile data", "Network mode", tap unselected options one by one and try running applications with them. Switch to a fast WiFi to see if it is mobile data that slows everything down.

Also, as the best measure to see if those are applications that slow you down, hard-reset the phone and run Facebook and a game that usually hangs.

The best way to see if the phone is fake or not is to compare its specifications at http://www.samsung.com/global/microsite/galaxynote4/note4_specs.html with data shown with the https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.specdevice application.

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About my S4. is it fake because my camera resolution is very low and internal storage is 16GB which is almost empty but on downloading an app it reads insufficient storage?

Is my phone fake because the camera resolution is too low and internal storage reads 16GB yet the phone is almost empty and when I download an app it says insufficient storage

If you compared your phone, and no differences were spotted, then we should try looking deeper into the aforementioned problems.

Firstly, make sure that you use the rear camera. The frontal camera always has a lower resolution. To switch back to the standard camera, tap the icon with two arrows and a camera in the top-right corner when you are in the photograph mode in the Camera application.

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Also, the Camera might glitch, and you might want to tap the lightning icon in the top-left corner and then tap "Off". The resolution may go back up.

Check what resolution of images you are getting. 4128 x 3096 is the standard resolution for the rear camera.

Secondly, check your free space on your device and SD card. The internal phone memory does fill up fast, and you need to move all of your applications, images, and videos to the SD card. It is quite a normal problem for Android devices.

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If you still suspect that something is wrong, backup all of your data to your computer, update the operating system on your device, and hard-reset the device. Check the free memory and camera resolution afterwards.

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If you have questions on how to move data to the SD card, check your image resolution, update the phone, or hard-reset the phone, please leave a comment here.

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How can you identify a fake Note3 phablet?

I have a friend who wants to sell me a new Note3 phone brand new, the case intact, all accessories are complete. How can I know if its fake because the price is incredibly low.

A genuine unlocked phone that could be tied to one carrier before being unlocked can cost little.

The real S-Pen has a pressable and thin tip that works on the screen (even when hovering over it) and "Menu" and "Back" buttons. The real battery has an icon with a circle and "UL". The make and the model of the phone should appear, and the set-up wizard will be launched after Note3 is first turned on.

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The "Language & input" screen must have "Hands-free mode", "Voice control", "S Pen", and "One-handed operation".

Install https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.specdevice and go through the specifications and ensure that the phone:

  • supports the 4G network, but you must have a 4G Micro-SIM card and a 4G area coverage;
  • weighs 168 grams; use digital kitchen scales to check that;
  • has a 5.7" screen;
  • takes screenshots that are exactly 1080x1920 pixels;
  • has Android OS v.4.3 and up;
  • has a CPU that is Quad-core 2.3 GHz Krait 400 (N9005, N9002), Quad-core 1.9 GHz Cortex-A15, or quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A7 (N9000) and the GPU that is Adreno 330 (N9005, N9002)/ Mali-T628 MP6 (N9000);
  • has a microSD slot that handles 64GB cards;
  • has a camera that takes 4128x3096 photographs, can detect smiles and faces, and can shoot 2160p@30fps (rear) and 1080p@60fp (rear and front) videos;
  • has WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, NFC, and the Infrared port;
  • applications can use the accelerometer, compass, barometer, temperature, and humidity;
  • can play backMP3 / WAV /eAAC+ /AC3 /FLAC /MP4 /DivX /XviD /WMV /H.264 files;
  • has a black, white, pink, merlot red, rose gold black, rose gold white cover;
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Code to know weather is original or fake Samsung?

Code to know weather is original or fake Samsung

The code you are looking for to determine whether or not your Samsung Galaxy is an original or a fake, is known as the IMEI code. You can find this code by taking the following steps:

  1. 1
    Open your dial pad and dial *#06#.
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  2. 2
    Now you should be able to see the IMEI number.
    If your phone is not showing you the IMEI number, your phone is a fake. However, on some clone phones you can check the IMEI code, so continue the steps below to verify this number.
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  3. 3
    On your PC home screen, open the web browser.
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    Go to the IMEI website.
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    Enter the IMEI number in the website and click on check.
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    If the website shows your phone information, it means that your phone is genuine if not, your phone is probably a fake.
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I have a Samsung Tab 4 10.1 and I just got it. I want to know if it is real?

The item was in original Samsung box, sealed and seal said if this seal is broken then don't accept the product. Tablet looks real and works fine. I think it legit and real. I want to know the exact thing which I should check to clarify if it is real. thanks

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Compare the specs listed on the box to Samsung's website specs on the Tab 4 10.1. Your tablet is probably real based on the packaging and if you bought it legitimately then there is less to worry about.

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Distinguinishing betwwen Note3 original versus cloned?

How can I distinguish between Samsung Galaxy Note3 golden color with that of clone

Compare S-Pen devices. The real one has a golden handle and pressable thinner tip that works on the screen (even when hovering over it) and "Menu" and "Back" buttons. The real battery has an icon with a circle and "UL". The make and the model of the phone should appear, and the set-up wizard will be launched after Note3 is first turned on.

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The "Language & input" screen must have "Hands-free mode", "Voice control", "S Pen", and "One-handed operation".

Install https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.specdevice and go through the specifications and ensure that the phone:

  • supports the 4G network, but you must have a 4G Micro-SIM card and a 4G area coverage;
  • weighs 168 grams; use digital kitchen scales to check that;
  • the screen size is 1080x1920 pixels;
  • has a 5.7" screen; - has WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, NFC, and the Infrared port;
  • has Android OS v.4.3 and up;
  • has a CPU that is Quad-core 2.3 GHz Krait 400 (N9005, N9002), Quad-core 1.9 GHz Cortex-A15, or quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A7 (N9000) and the GPU that is Adreno 330 (N9005, N9002)/ Mali-T628 MP6 (N9000);
  • has a microSD slot that handles 64GB cards;
  • has a camera that takes 4128x3096 photographs, can detect smiles and faces, and can shoot 2160p@30fps (rear) and 1080p@60fp (rear and front) videos;
  • applications can use the accelerometer, compass, barometer, temperature, and humidity;
  • can play back MP3 /WAV /eAAC+ /AC3 /FLAC /MP4 /DivX /XviD /WMV /H.264 files.
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What is the manufacturing country?

How do I know what is the manufacturing country of Samsung Galaxy core i8262

I do not suggest dialing an MMI code (*#06#) on the phone to find the IMEI number, as the IMEI number can be superseded with another one by the means of certain machinations.

Therefore, find the IMEI number under your mobile phone battery. You will have to turn off the device, remove the cap, and take out the battery for that. The IMEI number is a 15 digit number like 356558927324083.

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The 7th and 8th numbers of the IMEI number is the country of origin of your Galaxy smartphone. Countries have different codes. Please check the list below.

Code - country

  • 05 or 50 - Brazil, USA, or Finland
  • 08 or 80 - Germany
  • 00 - original factory
  • 01 or 10 - Finland
  • 02 or 20 - UAE or India
  • 03, 04, 40, or 30 - China
  • 06 or 60 - Hong Kong, China, or Mexico
  • 13 - Azerbaijanis
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Phone radiation is more Samsung Galaxy J7 model?

Sir, yesterday I had bought Samsung J7 model phone. After speaking 5 minutes my ears are getting uncomfortable. I had used a lot of other Samsung phones but I never got like this bad experience. kindly let us know if the phone is genuine.

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The Samsung J7 is minimal in SAR value compared to some of the other mobile devices out there. You really should not be concerned with the SAR value causing your ear to hurt. If your ears are getting uncomfortable it can be from many reasons but the most frequent one is that the phone was getting too hot or you already had an infection and the phone just made it more noticeable than before.

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My software is not upgrading, others upgrade?

Others update software for Samsung N5100 but not mine, it's coming to all updates are installed

If you mean that your installed applications are not updating, then try both updating your Android OS and resetting your phone.

If you mean that your Android OS is not updating, then it might be the problem of Samsung with rolling out updates in different areas with delays. Check the list for GT-N5100 updates here: http://www.sammobile.com/2015/01/27/01-27-2015-firmware-updates-galaxy-note-8-galaxy-note-3-neo-galaxy-s4-mini-and-more/ .

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Please note that the region will be defined by the IMEI of the phone. The IMEI is a 15-digit number located under the battery or shown after dialing *#06#.

If nothing works, you can hard-reset your phone and try updating it again.

If it still does not work, but you want to update your phone, you can root it or change its IMEI to another region. However, this may "brick" your phone and is absolutely not recommended.

Chinese phones have codes to see some details of the device?

I have a fake Galaxy S5 and I want to see the details

Settings>About Phone should give you details but if you want more then you can download and install System Info for Android.

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Some of the sensors are not available?

One of the sensors is not working which is the air gesture Test using the Samsung codes to see if your device is real. Then if it is a true Samsung, you can bring the phone to your cellular service provider if it is under warranty. Check in settings to make sure you did not disable the air gesture and if it is not then try a hard reset and see if that triggers the air gesture to work again.

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I want to install an anti theft security so that if there is a SIM change, I would be informed?

I want to be informed of a SIM change on my mobile SIM Card Change Notifier is an app in Google Play. A word of caution, these apps can cause you to have to hard reset your phone if they trigger a security breech when there is no legitimate threat.

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