Tuesday, 12 May 2015

HOW TO EASILY SPOT A FAKE ANDROID PHONE-Part 1

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Buying a fake phone is one thing that i wish will  happen to no one.
So many times, many people walk in to mobile phone retail shops to grab a new Android phone but unlike iPhones that run on Apple’s proprietary iOS software, Android phones run on Google’s open Android operating system, making it easier and cheaper for cloning manufacturers to produce fakes – and harder for consumers to distinguish between a genuine model and a fake one thereby making many people end up buying the cloned ones.It is just a waste of the money. Not only does the phone not last long but also very poor in;


*camera quality
*speed
*battery life
*storage ( very low in storage but displays a very high value when checked on the phone)

SO THE BIG QUESTION IS; HOW WILL YOU KNOW IF THE SMARTPHONE YOU ARE BUYING IS ORIGINAL?
Let’s start with the Samsung galaxy:
The galaxy range of phones are the most common hence are the ones with the highest number of clones in the market. Manufacturers of such fake products take extra caution so as to make the phone resemble the the original as much as possible.

HOW TO CHECK IF IT’S FAKE

There are numerous ways to check if the galaxy phone is fake.
1. The use of Samsung’s internally embedded codes. Just enter the phone’s dialer and dial any of the codes below;
*#06# [Displays device IMEI number]
*#1234# [Displays device current firmware]
*#*#1472365#*#* [GPS test settings]
*#*#197328640#*#* [Service mode main menu]
*#*#4636#*#* [Diagnostic and general settings mode]
*#0*# [General Test Mode]
*#0228# [ADC Reading]
*#0283# [Audio Loopback Control]
*#0289# [Melody Test Mode]
*#03# [NAND Flash S/N]
*#0588# [Proximity Sensor Test Mode]
*#0589# [Light Sensor Test Mode]
*#0673# [Audio Test Mode]
*#07# [Test History]
*#0782# [Real Time Clock Test]
*#0842# [Vibra Motor Test Mode]
*#12580*369# [SW & HW Info]
*#1575# [GPS Control Menu]
*#2263# [RF Band Selection]
*#232331# [Bluetooth Test Mode]
*#232337# [Bluetooth Address]
*#232338# [WLAN MAC Address]
*#232339# [WLAN Test Mode]
*#2663# [TSP / TSK firmware update]

When these codes don’t work for you, then the phone is fake.

To be continued...