How To Differentiate Between Original And Fake phones.

in hive-175254 •  3 months ago  (edited)

It is the right for every human to always acquire an original phone when he opts to buy one. This is actually difficult because many people selling mostly phone sellers stock both original and fake products which are really hard to differentiate.


However, in this post I am going to share with you simple ways that can help you to differentiate between original and fake phone product.

First thing to do is to visit online shopping mall that sell smartphone like Jumia and check their price tag for smart phones so that you can check for the price of that phone at the market. Many fake phone cost are set lower than original phones cost inorder to attract many buyers.


I will be differentiating with Samsung smartphones, the first thing you should do as a buyer of the phond is to dial #0# on the phone you wish to buy. This will check whether all components of the Samsung phone are functioning well such as cameras, speakers and LCD test. After putting in this code, if the phone is good it will display all details as shown below written in English language. However, if it's fake phone it will display details written in Chinese language.


In the case of android phones, dial *#06#. The code will help you get the phones IMEI numbers.

You can also get information like that i explained above by visiting the settings area then click the "About Device" category and proceed to "Status" option.

After receiving the smartphones IMEI number, you can visit website, and copy the IMEI number on the dialog box and then click on Check.

The Exact Information about the phone that you want to buy or have already bought will be displayed on your phone screen and if it shoes something different from the information that original phone is supposed to have then it is likely to be a fake phone.



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When it comes to phone when I sees one I always knows if it is fake or not. I don't need to pass through all that process, only with a touch I will be able to determine which one is fake and original. Sometimes it display will shows you it is fake.

This post is for those who don't know how to tell the difference

hello @emma55,
it is interesting this form to know if it is an original article or a copy, another form to know if a tlf is original, is the weight because generally the imitations are always lighter than the original, it is common to find the tlf that are copies in informal sales where they offer you the opportunity to buy it fast to low cost, in 90% of the cases always it is a swindle for that reason we must buy where they give us guarantees on the product.

I must say that I have never paid attention to all these details when getting phones. Now that I know them, I think I might just start looking out for them.

Thanks for sharing this buddy. Excellent read.

Your time is appreciated

Greetings @emma55
Pleasantly surprised by how easy it is to know if a phone is new or fake, no doubt there are stores that are dedicated is to defraud users by making them believe that they are original phone, It is very valuable information and I will put it into practice .

Thank you very much for sharing your post.

This post has received a 30.44 % upvote from @boomerang.

Hello! Friend, to know worth one is buying is very important because the quality of what you are buying will determine the usable duration.

Thanks for shearing this good technique

Youd time is appreciated

Hello @emma55!

I actually have never thought about looking if the phone is fake or not so all this is actually new to me. Yet I think the ones I already got were real since they were from a direct partner of the company. But still those are really useful tips to figure out if we are getting fooled by someone or not so thanks a lot for sharing this useful information!