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How to Know If your Samsung Galaxy Phone is Genuine or Fake

Segun Balogun



As you already know that Samsung  galaxy phones runs on Android..
In some country e.g Nigeria, the rate at which people buy fake phones have increased..Some phone manufacturers take advantage of this by creating knock-offs of more popular devices. Some  companies have succeeded by luring  consumers into buying their fake phones at a very low price.  In today’s tutorial , I’m going to explain  ways in which you can  identify a fake or cloned Samsung Galaxy device.

Distinguish a Fake Galaxy Phone from a Real One by Performing a Physical Check-up

Whether you are using a Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Note 3, S5 or S4, there are some ways in which you can perform some little physical checkup in other to differentiate if it’s real or fake . please take note that if the device in question has any of the signs below, chances are, that device is fake..


6 things to examine when Performing a Physical Check-up


1. Check on the screen’s brightness and vibrancy. Samsung’s AMOLED screen sports vibrant and lively colors on-screen. Fake devices show dull colors.

2.Check the space from the screen to the edge. Cloned phones have a wide gap from the edge of the screen to the edge of the phone.

3.Run your fingers through the Samsung logo on the front screen. You can feel the Samsung logo on fake products. The name can be easily chipped off, too.

4.Check the hard buttons. Home buttons and volume buttons have abnormal gaps on the fake Galaxy phones.

5.Check the phone sensors. Some sensors are missing or misplaced on Galaxy replicas.

6.Check the screen’s glass material. Run your fingers through the screen. If it feels like plastic more than glass, then the device is bogus.

Know a Cloned Galaxy Phone Through Its Performance

Sometimes it is very hard to recognized a  fake Galaxy phones.. they  are so convincing that one can hardly see any physical differences from the real product. However, i will advice you to put  to  performance tests, phony devices will drag down. Try these tests:

1.Multi-task which i belief  originate from the computer engineering industry  is the apparent performance by an individual of handling more than one task at the same time. it is done 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.

Samsung Galaxy Phone is Genuine

2. 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.


3. Most high-end Galaxy phones can take pictures while recording a video. fake Samsung galaxy  do not have the function.

Samsung Galaxy Phone is Genuine or fake

Use an Application to Identify a Real Galaxy Phone

The most reliable app to identify a real galaxy phone is by using Samsung kies.. Samsung Kies is a freeware software application used to communicate between Windows or Macintosh operating systems, and more recently manufactured Samsung mobile phone and tablet computer devices, usually using a USB cable connection.. Samsung Kies will scan your device and display important information about it. To use Samsung Kies to identify your phone, follow these steps:

1.Download and install Samsung Kies on your PC.

download-Samsung-Kies-techcribng2. Using a USB connector cable, connect your phone to your computer.


3. Wait for Kies to display your device’s name and the firmware information of your phone. This is a sign that the phone is genuine.

Samsung Galaxy Phone is Genuine

4. If the device is not recognized, connect it again. If Kies still does not recognize your device, chances are the phone is not a real Galaxy phone.

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]



The above step we guide you whenever you want to buy a smartphone like Samsung galaxy,… Any suggestion,  comment , or more tips and guide on this , feel free by using our comment box below.

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