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Samsung is a very good and popular brand and many people prefer to use a Samsung device. Due to this, there are lot of fake Samsung devices in the phone market. The fake ones just looks like the original one and if you are not vigilant, you may end up purchasing the cloned one. You will have to know how to detect an original phone from a fake one.

Why are there lot of fake phones in the market? This is because of the operating system. Samsung uses android which is an open source OS. This makes it very easy for people to clone fake Samsung phones and install the android operating system.

You can easily get duped when buying a Samsung phone but you can prevent this from happening. This guide will teach you how to identify an original Samsung phone so that you do not waste your money for a fake phone.

Check The Phone’s IMEI Number

Every phone has a unique IMEI number. This means that no two or more phones can use the same IMEI number. You must know how to check the original IMEI number of a Samsung phone. Sometimes, the IMEI number is placed at the back of the phone’s box or it is written at the back of the phone.

You can confirm your Samsung phone’s IMEI number by dialing *#06#. You can even check the IMEI number before purchasing the phone.

Check Samsung Phone Originality Using Codes

Samsung phones have codes that can be used to check the hardware information. These codes are available in all genuine Samsung phones. If the phone you using lacks these codes, then it is most likely that the phone you are using is fake.

To check these codes, go to dialer and enter the code. Automatically the phone will go to a secret diagnostic mode and display an information related to the phone. The codes are;

  • *#0*# (Samsung General Test Mode)
  • *#32489# (Ciphering Info)
  • *#232331# (Bluetooth Test Mode)
  • *#197328640# (Service Mode)
  • *#12580369# (Device SW & HW Info)
  • *#1234# (View SW Version PDA, CSC, MODEM)
  • *#0228# (ADC Reading) 6

Look At The Physical Features Of The Samsung Phone

Original Samsung phones have sleek and elegant features that cannot be found in fake phones. The first thing to watch out for is the screen resolution. The screen resolution of a genuine Samsung phone is very clear. The newer Samsung phone comes with a higher resolution with some being 2560×1440.

The power button of the original Samsung phone is separated from the volume button. Fake ones will have the volume buttons nearer to the power buttons.

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Samsung phone

Is the Phone New Or Refurbished?

  • Go to the phones dialer
  • Dial ##786#
  • You will get two command buttons, one will read “view” the other will read “reset”.
  • Click on “view”
  • Your screen will be filled with information about your phone.
  • Look at where it is written “reconditioned status”
  • If it says NO, the phone is new

If you have bought yourself a Samsung phone, use the methods above to check if it is genuine or not. You can also find out if the phone is used or it is a new one.

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