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How To Know Fake Samsung phones

Samsung phones

Below are steps to Identify Fake Android Phones

Perform a Physical Check-up to Distinguish a Fake Galaxy Phone from a Real One

Note:

  1. Check on the screen’s brightness and vibrancy: original android screen is vibrant and lively colors on-screen, Fake devices show dull colors.
  2. The Samsung logo or the Android device logo on the phone is not smoothed. You can feel the Samsung logo on fake products. The logo can be easily rubbed off and removed.
  3. Gap on the home and power buttons and volume buttons have abnormal gaps on the fake android phones.
  4. Check the phone sensors. Some sensors are missing or misplaced.
  5. Check the screen glass material. Run your fingers through the screen. If it feels like plastic more than glass, then the device is made of cheap glass material.

Check the Android phone Graphics And performance

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Some fake Android phones are so convincing that one can hardly see any physical differences from the real product. However, when put to performance tests, they fail and the devices will be exploited. Try these tests below:

  • Multi-task by opening multiple applications. Play music in the background while opening other applications. Do not close applications. Instead, press the Home button and open other applications. Fake phones will either run slow or hang
  • Reboot the phone then observe the boot sound and animation: Fake devices tend to start very slowly compared to real Galaxy phones.
  • Take multiple pictures. Notice the speed of how pictures were taken
  • Run graphics-intensive games

Check using Android Codes:

The Samsung codes would be used for this tutorial

Samsung Galaxy phones have fixed codes that can be entered to test functions or view information about the device. 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 imit. 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]
*#12580369# [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]