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Thursday, December 29, 2016

How To Spot a Genuine Or Duplicate/Fake Phones

The best way for you to know if a smart phone is genuine or fake/duplicate is to check the imel.

Every mobile phone will have an unique IMEI number associated with it. Usually
fake mobile phones don't have an IMEI or use a duplicate one.
IMEI number will be a 15 digit serial number. If you own the phone, you can dial *#06# and your device's IMEI number will be displayed.

If you are going to buy a new phone either the bill sticker should have the IMEI printed on it or somewhere around the box or under the battery of the mobile phone.

You can check the validity of the IMEI number you find using this tool. International Numbering Plans, © 2001-2014

And other things to check will be specific to the mobile devices.

1. First and foremost

Every mobile will have it's manufacturer's logo displayed during the
boot time and nothing else Almost all mobile company will have their logo displayed.

2. You can look for the color of the mobile phone. 

Check whether the color you are buying is available with the
manufacturer. If not then it's a fake.

3. Open the back cover and check for the battery and the internal parts of the phone.

The battery will have the brand name and the phone's body will also have it and the IMEI too.

Don't be in a hurry to buy a new brand phone because you might end up buying a clone/fake one.

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