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Ways to Know and Spot A Fake Smartphone

To spot a fake smartphone is something a person who is planning to get a smartphone should know. The major problem that many top manufacturers are encountering is the cloning of their brands. Despite the painstaking efforts to make cloning difficult but the trends still continues.

Counterfeiters are always at work faking this brands that’s why is hard for users to differentiate between counterfeits and original phones.

In this article, you will be shown the obvious ways to spot a fake smartphone to prevent you from being a victim.

1. LOOK AT THE WIRE AND PLUGS: The quality of a wire and plugs are sign of a counterfeit product. If is fake, you will see loose parts but if is original, a plugged-in cable will sit firmly and evenly.

2. PACKAGING: Always take a close look at the package, paying attention to the print quality ensuring consistency because counterfeiters are sometimes careless in packaging their product, while the real phone makers will always take care of the design and package of even the smaller details of their own goods. Additionally, ensure nothing is loose inside.

3. LOOK AT THE FONTS: This is another way to spot a fake smartphone. The fonts and symbols on the gadget must be similar, regular and readable. If this is not the case, it means the phone is fake and counterfeit.

4. CHECK USER MANUAL: This is another easiest way to spot a fake or cloned smartphone. Every relevant information about the device must be there in the language of country of purchase. If written in another language that you cannot read, then it is a cloned brand.

5. PAY ATTENTION TO THE MATERIAL: Paying attention to a smartphone material is also good in detecting its authenticity. Material used in making smartphone can be either high or low quality. Popular brands don’t cut back on material. Make sure the plastic covering the phone must be smooth without creases.

These are the easiest ways to spot and know a fake smartphone. Knowing cloned brands prevents you from fallen a victim. Additionally, you can detect a fake smartphone by dialling *#06# to check the IMEI if it starts with “35” digits.

Helpful? You can also add the best way you used in spotting fake smartphones in the comment system below.

11 Comments

  1. Paul Damy Paul Damy September 5, 2017

    Thanks for making me to know this awesome tips so that I will not fall a victim.l've learnt something new today!

  2. Judith Tech Judith Tech September 5, 2017

    Thanks for this. Number 3 is always what I look at for. Thanks for this once again.

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  3. Ebenco Real Ebenco Real September 5, 2017

    thanks very much for solving the problem of buying fake phone

  4. Chidowski Chidowski September 5, 2017

    I always fall a victim of buying Samsung fake phones.
    Thanks for the tips, really learnt something new today

  5. OKAFOR DANIEL UGOCHUKWU OKAFOR DANIEL UGOCHUKWU September 6, 2017

    Still talking on Android 8.0 update

    HMD confirms Android 8.0 update for all Nokia Android smartphones

    The famous days of Nokia seem to be far behind us. We can’t easily forget the days when Nokia ruled the Nigeria phone industry with an iron hand. The days of Nokia Xpress Music soundly come to mind. The demise of Nokia from the centre smartphone stage brings tears to the eyes.
    One reason for such decline is the strategic reluctance to jump on the Android smartphone board like Samsung did. A move that paid off big for Samsung and are rightly commandeering the industry. Well Nokia has gotten the message after learning its hard lessons, and now is finally ready to jump on the winning Android train.
    Nokia Android is back. And Nokia is reaching to claim its leadership back with the the Nokia 3, 5, 6, and 8. Nokia is keeping up promptly with updates this time as it is very dangerous to stay behind the pack. This is why Nokia is quickly bringing on Android Oreo updates to the aforementioned phones. According to HMD, the Nokia 3, 5, 6, and Nokia 8A will get Android Oreo before the end of the year maximum.

  6. OKAFOR DANIEL UGOCHUKWU OKAFOR DANIEL UGOCHUKWU September 6, 2017

    Microsoft’s new Mixer mobile app enables you enjoy streaming games from Android and iOS

    When everybody is making additions and tidying up their features to maintain their relevancy in a fiercely competitive environment, Microsoft is not left out of the innovative mix.
    Microsoft is spicing things up with its innovative Mixer mobile app. This feature enables the user to stream mobile gamers on both its Android and iOS platforms. These android apps will allow you stream mobile games just in the same way you can do with Youtube. The iOS counterpart will allow you stream games on your iPhone by means of Apple’s ReplayKit. The implication in this case would be that not all games would be supported on iOS but a good part of famous iOS games like Goat Simulator, Modern Combat 5, Star Trek Timelines will align with this new feature from Microsoft.
    With this new app, you can also enjoy such that you don’t combine with streamers from Xbox and PC. The Mixer Create app is now available in the App Store and Google Play Store.

  7. OKAFOR DANIEL UGOCHUKWU OKAFOR DANIEL UGOCHUKWU September 7, 2017

    Android's biggest new update, Oreo will be coming to these smartphones
    Search giant Google has finally revealed the name of the latest version of its mobile operating system Android. Keeping in with the tradition of naming its OSes after sweet treats, the Google has named the latest version of the OS as Android 8.0 Oreo. Announced at Google I/O 2017, the OS has been available in beta mode for the past few months. As for the public launch of the OS, there's still some more weeks to go. Wonder which all devices will get the new OS? And if your smartphone is in the list? Here's a list of smartphones which will be receiving the Android O update (whenever it finally rolls out).
    Moto G5s Plus
    *Pixel XL
    *Nexus 5X
    *Nexus 6P
    *Nexus Player
    *Pixel C tablet

    Samsung
    *Samsung Galaxy S8 +
    *Samsung Galaxy S8
    *Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
    *Samsung Galaxy S7
    *Samsung Galaxy A3
    *Samsung Galaxy A5
    *Samsung Galaxy A7
    *Samsung Galaxy A8
    *Samsung Galaxy J7 Max
    *Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro
    *Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime
    *Samsung Galaxy A9
    *Samsung Galaxy A7
    *Samsung Galaxy A5
    *Samsung Galaxy A8

    HTC
    HTC U 11

    OnePlus
    *OnePlus 5
    *OnePlus 3T
    *OnePlus 3

    Nokia
    *Nokia 6
    *Nokia 5
    *Nokia 3

    ​ Asus
    Asus also announced that it will roll out Android 8.0 Oreo update for its Zenfone series 3 and 4 smartphones

    ​ Micromax
    Micromax Canvas Infinity

    ​ Essential
    Essential PH-1

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