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[Q] fake vs original galaxy s3

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25th September 2012, 03:42 PM   |  #1  
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Hi all,

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?

Thanks!!!
25th September 2012, 03:45 PM   |  #2  
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Will try that on phone arrival

And was wondering are there any details different in fake phones? Maybe cpu, cover?anything I should keep an eye on arrival?
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28th September 2012, 12:25 PM   |  #4  
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Ok its here, looks great and feels great
Used the webiste for imei and message I got is:

This IMEI number seems to be correct, but we do not have any information on this specific handset.

Dont say anything about mark, model nothing, hope its genuine phone. But what other way can I check it?
28th September 2012, 01:40 PM   |  #5  
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go to settings > about. Upload the screenshot.

Did the phone come with Samsung apps?

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---------- Post added at 01:40 PM ---------- Previous post was at 01:37 PM ----------

And also, try to execute some of the codes that let you access the phone.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1896748

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Originally Posted by kofiaa

go to settings > about. Upload the screenshot.

Did the phone come with Samsung apps?

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---------- Post added at 01:40 PM ---------- Previous post was at 01:37 PM ----------

And also, try to execute some of the codes that let you access the phone.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1896748

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Yes, samsung apps are here, thanks! Codes works. Nice peace of hardware
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Yes, samsung apps are here, thanks! Codes works. Nice peace of hardware

Great to hear, enjoy your phone

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Quote:
Originally Posted by new-noob

Hi all,

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?

Thanks!!!

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:
Code:
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
5th April 2013, 12:15 PM   |  #10  
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Battery Full Connection problem or invalid MMI code
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Originally Posted by kofiaa

go to settings > about. Upload the screenshot.

Did the phone come with Samsung apps?

Sent from my GT-I9300 using xda app-developers app

---------- Post added at 01:40 PM ---------- Previous post was at 01:37 PM ----------

And also, try to execute some of the codes that let you access the phone.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1896748

Sent from my GT-I9300 using xda app-developers app


Hello Sir,
I have the same problem.
I got Galaxy SIII GT i9300 from one of my friend.
It hase some problem in Bluetooth connectivity and battery charging through USB.
I want to check rather it is original or a fake. I type code suggested by you *#1234# and got massage as
"Connection problem or invalid MMI code."
What this means ? Is this mobile is a fake or I have done any wrong.
Can you suggest me for this issue
Thanks !

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