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Default Stay away from the clones!

A bit off topic, but there is the odd person who comes to these forums looking for help with their S4 clone. I had often considered one of these handsets before and still get tempted by the lost cost/decent specs, but think I'll stay away for good now.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-27908105

Although if the below story is true, even equipment from reputable manufacturers can be compromised, so its no just 'all chinese devices can't be trusted'.

http://gizmodo.com/the-nsa-actually-...ors-1491169592
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I brought a clone at first. And while its mostly ran great the biggest problem was that its 4G/3G antenna was rubbish.
 
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I brought a clone at first. And while its mostly ran great the biggest problem was that its 4G/3G antenna was rubbish.
That seems to be the fall down in even the good ones from what I've seen, either a poor WiFi radio or rubbish GPS.
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xda is not for clones and Chinese junk that cost as much as a case for phone I do not know why here allowed threads related to fakes
 
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indeed.. got one from ebay ..it sucks
 
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How do people get scammed into buying fakes? Always buy from reputable retailers!
 
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xda is not for clones and Chinese junk that cost as much as a case for phone I do not know why here allowed threads related to fakes
Because we are all saying 'STAY AWAY'.

If one of us said 'Best phone I ever brought' it would be closed.

But in the end I wouldn't bother wasting my money again in the future with those phones.
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Better way of not getting a clone is to check the hardware of the device .
Mainly clone or copy have same software but hardware is diffrent .There are many apps to check the hardware .Better be alert

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