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I bought a white version of Note 3 from a guy on Craigslist and even though it looks like real thing, it felt like something was missing. It came with original box but the back cover was from Tmobile Note 3 and the S-Pen was generic. Seller told me that he lost those things that's why he to bought after market ones.

I just ran CPU-Z on the phone and it shows the following info

CPU: AMR Cortex A-7
Cores: 4
Clockspeed: 479 - 1.21 GHz
GPU Vendor: Imagination Technologies
GPU Renderer: PowerVR SGX 544MP

Model: GT-N900 (wingtech89_we_jb2)
Manufacturer: Samsung

Screen Resolution: 720 x 1280
Density: 320 dpi

Total RAM: 971 MB

As far as software is concerned the UI and everything else looks like Note 3. It even has all the Samsung customizations which makes me think that it is indeed the real thing but hardware says specs say otherwise. Also, I was not able to get the IR blaster working after installing Peel app. Is there any other way to check whether it has IR or not?

Question is, did I get totally F***ED or is CPU-Z showing in correct information ? If it is in deed a fake, has anyone sees anything it before?
 
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I bought a white version of Note 3 from a guy on Craigslist and even though it looks like real thing, it felt like something was missing. It came with original box but the back cover was from Tmobile Note 3 and the S-Pen was generic. Seller told me that he lost those things that's why he to bought after market ones.

I just ran CPU-Z on the phone and it shows the following info

CPU: AMR Cortex A-7
Cores: 4
Clockspeed: 479 - 1.21 GHz
GPU Vendor: Imagination Technologies
GPU Renderer: PowerVR SGX 544MP

Model: GT-N900 (wingtech89_we_jb2)
Manufacturer: Samsung

Screen Resolution: 720 x 1280
Density: 320 dpi

Total RAM: 971 MB

As far as software is concerned the UI and everything else looks like Note 3. It even has all the Samsung customizations which makes me think that it is indeed the real thing but hardware says specs say otherwise. Also, I was not able to get the IR blaster working after installing Peel app. Is there any other way to check whether it has IR or not?

Question is, did I get totally F***ED or is CPU-Z showing in correct information ? If it is in deed a fake, has anyone sees anything it before?
is the s-pen the same color
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I bought a white version of Note 3 from a guy on Craigslist and even though it looks like real thing, it felt like something was missing. It came with original box but the back cover was from Tmobile Note 3 and the S-Pen was generic. Seller told me that he lost those things that's why he to bought after market ones.

I just ran CPU-Z on the phone and it shows the following info

CPU: AMR Cortex A-7
Cores: 4
Clockspeed: 479 - 1.21 GHz
GPU Vendor: Imagination Technologies
GPU Renderer: PowerVR SGX 544MP

Model: GT-N900 (wingtech89_we_jb2)
Manufacturer: Samsung

Screen Resolution: 720 x 1280
Density: 320 dpi

Total RAM: 971 MB

As far as software is concerned the UI and everything else looks like Note 3. It even has all the Samsung customizations which makes me think that it is indeed the real thing but hardware says specs say otherwise. Also, I was not able to get the IR blaster working after installing Peel app. Is there any other way to check whether it has IR or not?

Question is, did I get totally F***ED or is CPU-Z showing in correct information ? If it is in deed a fake, has anyone sees anything it before?
It sounds a lot like a fake, the resolution gives it away, the Galaxy Note 3 has an 1080P display, I would suggest trying to contact them/contact the police if necessary (y)
 
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S-pen is the same color but it does not have a button on it.

I've been trying to contact him but he is not picking up the phone or replying to texts.

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Exactly same thing happened to me but in samsung galaxy s4..


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Exactly same thing happened to me but in samsung galaxy s4..


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Same guy is also selling S4, so it is safe to assume that it is a fake too.

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Same look same samsung bloatware
Everything looks perfect but the battery backup was worst and camera quality was below average.f....ing Chinese crap..I can't forget that day..

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Same look same samsung bloatware
Everything looks perfect but the battery backup was worst and camera quality was below average.f....ing Chinese crap..I can't forget that day..

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I've seen the fakes.
The "samsung ****" as you call it is also a fake try to clone it, with nearly everything under the standards of the real software.
Another thing that totally gives it away is that samsung named it the SM-900 and not the GT-900 as the fakes name it (following older galaxy phones)
The CPU also shows a cortex A7 which is crap (same as the extra "small" cores on the Octa)
The RAM is also abysmal at 1GB compared to 3GB.

This is not even comparable to a Samsung Galaxy S3.

Current Phone:
Phone: Samsung Galaxy Note 3 (4G-LTE | N9005) @ 2.3Ghz - Jet Black
Memory: 32GB with NO Ext-Memory
ROM: Heavily modified Assassins Rom v1 (UK CSC)
ROOT: Yes - Knox 0x1
TouchWiz: S5 TouchWiz UX - Android KitKat (4.4.2)

Collecting Dust:
Phone: Samsung Galaxy S3 I-9300 @ 1.4Ghz
ROM: Stock BTU (4.3 - rooted)
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S-pen is the same color but it does not have a button on it.

I've been trying to contact him but he is not picking up the phone or replying to texts.

Sent from LG Optimus G Pro via Tapatalk.
defiantly sounds fake have a look at the bezel thats a give away n3 its thin on the fakes its thicker

what i would do is call him from a different number see if he picks up
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defiantly sounds fake have a look at the bezel thats a give away n3 its thin on the fakes its thicker

what i would do is call him from a different number see if he picks up
Even if he picks up and agree to return my money...what's stopping him from not showing up?

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