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

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Its just that this phone Samsung GT-S7582 was locked after too many patterns, but now it does not have an option of delete data from the recovery mode. I don't know what to do then

It is just that this phone Samsung GT-S7582 was locked after too many patterns, but now it does not have an option of delete data from the recovery mode. I don't know what to do then.

Did you use the volume keys to navigate within the recovery menu? If there still is no delete data, then go to Settings and choose Backup & Reset and then Factory Data Reset.

Hi, how to check whether the phone is 1) legit? 2)genuine 3) in contract (no/yes) 4) financed(no/yes)?

Hi, how to check whether the phone is

1) Legit?

2) Genuine

3) On a contract (no/yes)

4) Financed (no/yes)

Thanks!

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Only buy from reputable websites or carriers directly. To see if they are genuine you can compare the specs of the phone against a genuine phone's specs posted online. Turn the phone on and see if the Samsung logo appears first and not an Android guy. To see if the phone is in contract or financed you will have to trust the word of the person you are purchasing the phone from or ask them to call their carrier in front of you to provide the answer.

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I went to a Samsung shop to buy a Galaxy Ace 3 Duos, but I was told it had no front cam, I am confused, please help me?

Is it true that the Galaxy Ace 3 Duos has no front cam.

Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 Duos have front-facing cameras. It is probably a shop clerk's mistake. Only Samsung Galaxy Ace Duos had no front-facing cameras. Both Duos 2 and Duos 3 have front-facing cameras. Maybe another model was put into the Duos 3 box: that happens when phones are taken out for the shop Windows and put back into the box.

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To find out the model number, take the back cover off and remove the battery.

How to determine the originality of the battery?

How can we identify the genuine Samsung battery

  1. 1
    Check the battery for the Samsung logotype
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    It must not be misspelled and look exactly like the original Samsung logotype.
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    The battery contacts should not protrude from the battery unit.
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    Warning labels and text
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    You will need a genuine battery to compare these. Batteries differ from one Galaxy model to another; however, all of the warning labels and text on genuine batteries look the same on a specific Galaxy model.
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    Serial number
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    There must be a serial number on the battery.
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    Country-specific standards
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    The logotypes for a specific country must be similar across all of the Galaxy batteries. To find out whether you have a fake battery, you will have to find an official retailer in your area of the specific phone. Then, you can remove the back cover and take a picture of the country-specific standards, which are certification marks.
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Identify a Genuine/Original Versus a Fake/Cloned Samsung Galaxy Phone
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Going to buy a used Samsung S5 with defective charging port, but 2 batteries?

There is a used Samsung S5 for sale, with a defective charging port, but comes with 2 batteries. Is it a good idea to purchase this phone (assuming it passes VisiHow checklist) (asking 0CAD). How can we check if the battery is still good, lasting at least normal use for one day before charging overnight, thanks.

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The only way to check if the battery is good is to take it home. This Youtube Tutorial shows you how to replace the charging port. You should also get a quote from a repair shop because swapping out batteries all the time is going to get tedious.

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I suspect my Note3 seems to be a fake....Help me identify if my phone is a real or fake?

I suspect my Note3 to be a fake. Can you help me determine if my phone is a genuine or fake ?

There are many ways to identify a genuine phone, but sometimes doing so can be very confusing. However, there is a quick and easy method to determine whether your phone is a fake or an original. This method is using the IMEI code. Follow the steps below on how to use this code to see if your phone is genuine or just a clone:

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  1. 1
    On the home screen, open the dial pad.
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  2. 2
    Dial '*#06#'.
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  3. 3
    You should see a popup that displays the IMEI number
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    If your phone shows 'Invalid MMI code', it's probably a clone. To verify this code, you will need to follow the steps below.
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  4. 4
    Turn on your PC and open the web browser.
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  5. 5
    Go to the IMEI website.
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  6. 6
    Enter your IMEI number
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  7. 7
    Click on "Check".
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    If the website shows your Samsung Galaxy Note3, your device is genuine, if not your phone is most likely a fake.
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My product code on the packet of Galaxy E7 is *358496/06/293729/5*?

I don't get adequate download or internet speed. Is it a fake or real Samsung product? Thanks

The Internet speed is dependent upon too many factors to suspect the originality of the phone: it can be the data mode (2G, 3G, LTE, etc.), the coverage (check your carrier for the coverage map), the location (the signal is worse closer to the ground and behind walls), the data plan (you can get something like 64 kbps on some plans upon reaching a certain daily limit), the website speed or higher ISP connection problems. However, to fully make sure, you will need exactly the same model tested at exactly the same spot with the same SIM card.

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About S6. Hi, I have an appointment with someone who is selling his S6 at super low price, I wish to know how to verify it on the spot?

About S6. Hi, I have an appointment with someone who is selling his S6 at super low price, I wish to know how to verify it on the spot

This Youtube Tutorial shows a real vs. fake Galaxy S 6. The back of the phone has glass where the fake is definitely cheap plastic. The box will not have the upper right-hand tag on the fake one as well. On the spot, pay attention to see if the phone has a glass high gloss backing and that its camera and phone settings look normal as seen in the YouTube tutorial.

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