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[Q]What phone is this?

OP kory05069

18th May 2014, 12:09 AM   |  #1  
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Friend of mine asked me to repair his galaxy s4 screen, well after taking a good look at it i think it might be a knock off or (clone). My concern is if I purchase a OEM part for a galaxy s4 im pretty sure its not going to be the same part.

The screen is cracked where i cant get into the settings menu so unable to tell the version of android it is on or verify the phone model. I included a few pictures hope i can get some help.

Basicly my question is what phone model is this if it isnt the S4 or how can I find out.


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18th May 2014, 12:47 AM   |  #2  
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Highly doubt it's real. A real S4 would have Samsung branding on the battery. It has dual SIM capabilities so that says it was made in, and for a Chinese area. The micro SD on an official S4 is not in that position. The front screen looks cheap, as well as the back plastic. I am pretty sure it's a clone, or Samsung just dramatically reduced its quality for its lower-income markets in foreign countries


Edit: Also, the font is not stock. Course one can change the font, but I assume the user didn't. Fake phones tend to have different fonts
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18th May 2014, 01:02 AM   |  #3  
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a real galaxy s4 doesnt look like this .....I found an s4 with triple sim slots and , again , it doesnt look like that . I agree.... its fake
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Highly doubt it's real. A real S4 would have Samsung branding on the battery. It has dual SIM capabilities so that says it was made in, and for a Chinese area. The micro SD on an official S4 is not in that position. The front screen looks cheap, as well as the back plastic. I am pretty sure it's a clone, or Samsung just dramatically reduced its quality for its lower-income markets in foreign countries


Edit: Also, the font is not stock. Course one can change the font, but I assume the user didn't. Fake phones tend to have different fonts


thanks for the reply i had my doubts about it not being legit... here is the clone compared to my real S3 i paid 650$ for.

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