Originally Posted by new-noob
Hope you can give me few ideas how to recognize oryginal phone vs fake, chineese one!
Just bought the galaxy s3 from ebay and auction description said the item location is london but check out page said that company is from hong kong, I am a bit worried about these.
Dont trust chineese fakes and hope there are some differences between fake and oryginal phone, what too look for when I recive the phone?
How to check if its oryginal, any website with imei numbers or samsung registration website to confirm it?
You can check by using IMEI checkers, checking the sizes are correct, using benchmark tests (They help determin, if the device is giving it's promised/usual performance, Chinese fakes have mostly got a single-core) and using different rooting methods
Tr booting into Odin mode:
VOL. DWN + HOME + PWR
and connecting it to your computer, while having Odin open, if it says Ready, it's original...
There are a few more ways of determining stuff, like that, but that should give you a start