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

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Made by Vietnam Samsung phone is original or no?

I have a phone Galaxy Note3 (made by Vietnam)

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Samsung has a big manufacturer in Vietnam, and there are many Samsung products, including the Galaxy Note3, which are made in Vietnam. These products are all original. However, if you're worried you may have a clone, there are number of ways to determine whether your Samsung Note3 is genuine or fake.

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The first thing is the physical shape of your device in comparison to another Samsung Galaxy Note3. Often on a fake Galaxy Note3 there are gaps between power, volume and home buttons. The screen of a fake Note3 will also usually not be as bright as an original one, and of course any cloned Samsung Note3 will be made of cheap and lower quality materials.

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That said, the best way to find our if your phone is genuine or not, is to use Samsung Kies. If you haven't used the Samsung Kies program previously, follow these steps to download and install Kies on your PC:

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    On your computer home screen, open the web browser.
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    Download the Kies 3, by clicking on the link under the downloads section.
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    When the file is downloaded, open it.
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    Follow the setup steps to install it on your PC.
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    Wait for the installation to complete.
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    Open the Kies program.
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    Plug your Samsung Galaxy Note3 into your computer.
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    Wait for the Samsung Kies program to recognize your device.
    If Kies identifies your phone, it's 100% genuine. If not, it is probably a clone.
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If you have any additional questions, let us know in the Q&A section.

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Can I identify if my Samsung phone is original by using a code?

I need to know if there is a code to check if my smartphone is genuine or not?

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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 phone is genuine; if not, you might have a fake device. Call Samsung and give them your serial number to confirm that your device is indeed a clone.

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How to solve the unfortunately Google keypad has stopped in Galaxy prime?

When power is on, the popup will occur unfortunately Google keypad has stopped. I have tried: Many formatted my phone but still the same popup occurred

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    Go to Settings
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    Select Applications Manager
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    Choose All
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    Find Samsung Keyboards
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    Clear Data
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If this does not solve your problem you can re install the keyboard for free in Google Play.

Where are Samsung mobile phones made?

How can I know if a mobile phone is fake

Samsung has manufacturing operations all over the world. The place that your phone was made doesn't guarantee that your phone is original. In fact, many clones made in China will say that they were made in Korea or Vietnam, two of the largest Samsung manufacturing factories.

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One of the easiest methods you can use to identify whether you have an original or a fake phone is by using the IMEI code. To use this code follow the steps below.

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    On your phone, open the dial pad.
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    Enter *#06# code.
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    Now you should see a code on your phone.
    If you don't see the code your phone is probably a clone. However, it's possible that the code is a fake, so follow the steps below to verify the code.
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    On your PC desktop, open the web browser.
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    Go the IMEI website.
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    Enter the code you got earlier and click on 'Check'.
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    Now a page will open that contains your phone specification.
    If the site can't find your phone, it's most likely a fake.
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You can learn more about how to determine if your phone is a fake or an original, by reading the main article. To access the article, click on the title of this page or the link below the article summary.

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

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The phones are not completely assembled in China and finished in Vietnam. The only factory where everything is done within one factory is in Korea. There are huge forum threads devoted to each factory location but the general consensus is some phones are great and some bad from the same factories. Vietnam though has a huge following of users that swear they make the best Samsung products. As long as your phone is under warranty it does not matter where it is manufactured. If you are worried about authentic phones you can perform the code tests mentioned in the VisiHow article on this page to determine if the phone is authentic Samsung.

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Hello I bought a cloned phone from Gumtree and unfortunately the seller don't answer his phone anymore and the website that I bought from, they can't do anything about it so what can I do with the phone?

I bought a cloned phone from Gumtree and unfortunately the seller don't answer his phone anymore and the website that I bought from, they can't do anything about it so what can I do with the phone

Since you paid for the phone, you may as well use it. The Chinese cloned phones are not the worst phones in the world and you can at least use it while you save up to buy a genuine phone. In the future, avoid buying phones on sites like Gumtree unless you can test the phone with Samsung codes before you purchase the phone.

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The locations will either be Vietnam, China or Korea. Mostly Vietnam and Korea are the authentic phones. It will say right on the outside of the box when you are purchasing where the device was manufactured. You also can check the IMEI number online.

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    Turn off your Galaxy Prime.
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    Disable Sync
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    Install WiFi Analyzer and test your speeds compared to other wireless routers that you can connect to.
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