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How to find out your Samsung Galaxy is Genuine or clone

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Samsung is one of the most popular band in the mobile world.  Here are some tips according to which you can identify if the Samsung Galaxy you are buying is genuine or fake.

Check IMEI Number:

IMEI Number is a unique number for every smartphone. So it is important that the device IMEI will be similar to Manufacture box IMEI number. To check IMEI Number of your device simply dial *#06#. In a original Galaxy phone’s IMEI Number will be similar to the Manufacture box IMEI number.

Use Samsung Codes to Know a Real Galaxy Phone


one of the most popular practices amongst software developers is to leave ‘backdoor s’ within the code, which essentially allow anyone with knowledge to get into the system at a much deeper level than you’d expect from an end-user. Samsung have a good share of these as well, where they’re generally known as secret codes. You just simply input the codes in your dialer app and your phone should respond to it. If the phone does not show any response, then the Galaxy device you are holding is an imitation. These are the most common Samsung codes:

*#06# [Displays device IMEI number]
*#1234# [Displays device current firmware]
*#*#1472365#*#* [GPS test settings]
*#*#197328640#*#* [Service mode main menu]
*#*#4636#*#* [Diagnostic and general settings mode]
*#0*# [General Test Mode]
*#0228# [ADC Reading]
*#0283# [Audio Loopback Control]
*#0289# [Melody Test Mode]
*#03# [NAND Flash S/N]
*#0588# [Proximity Sensor Test Mode]
*#0589# [Light Sensor Test Mode]
*#0673# [Audio Test Mode]
*#07# [Test History]
*#0782# [Real Time Clock Test]
*#0842# [Vibra Motor Test Mode]
*#12580*369# [SW & HW Info]
*#1575# [GPS Control Menu]
*#2263# [RF Band Selection]
*#232331# [Bluetooth Test Mode]
*#232337# [Bluetooth Address]
*#232338# [WLAN MAC Address]
*#232339# [WLAN Test Mode]
*#2663# [TSP / TSK firmware update]

Screen color and Brightness:

Samsung Super AMOLED display have a deep vibrant color. Original Galaxy phone’s screen color will be more live then clone Galaxy phone and it’s glass also more clear then fake one. Original phone’s screen is brighter than fake Galaxy phone.

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 in 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.

Check flash light: Original Galaxy phone’s flash light brightness is enough for capture image in low light or dark environment. But in a clone Samsung smartphone flash light is not good. It doesn’t have enough brightness to capture clear image in low light.

Test the camera:

You can take multiple pictures and try to take note the speed of how pictures were taken. Knock-offs will drag down. Photo quality of fake Galaxy phones are not good at all.

Identify original Samsung phone battery?

Check for Samsung logotype on the battery. It must not be misspelled and look exactly as the original Samsung logotype. The Samsung phone battery contacts should not pouch from the battery unit. There must be a serial number on the Samsung phone battery.

Samsung is more and more popular brand. There are many fake Samsung galaxy phone in the market, so we hope this article will help you stay alerted and buy only the genuine iPhone.

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