If you want to make sure that you are getting a genuine Samsung phone, there are a few ways to check if the Samsung phone is original.
Nowadays, many counterfeiters are making cheap copies of Samsung phones and selling them as the real thing. Whether it is flagship models like Samsung S23 or mid range phones like Samsung A73, fake copies are being sold everywhere.
These fakes often have very similar specs and features as the real phone. They also look and feel exactly the same (but they are not the same). And people who are looking for a cheaper deal are often fooled into buying these fakes.
Luckily, there are several things you can do to make sure that the phone you are buying is not fake. Today, we’re going to look at the best ways to check if a Samsung phone is original.
How To Check If Samsung Phone Is Original Or Fake
Your Samsung phone may seem like a perfect piece of technology, but many people still get cheated when buying a new smartphone from a third-party online or offline retailer.
If you're not sure whether your new phone is genuine, you can check a few things to make sure you're not being scammed.
- Open the dialler and enter the code *#0*#
- If the diagnostic tool comes up immediately, your phone is genuine.
Samsung's line of Galaxy smartphones features a built-in diagnostics tool to check if all the functionalities of the device are working properly. If you are suspicious that your phone is fake, Samsung's secret diagnostic test will come to your rescue.
How To Check If Samsung Phone Is Original Using IMEI
An alternate way to check if a Samsung phone is fake is to check the IMEI number. The IMEI number is a unique identifier for every mobile phone. To check the authenticity of your Samsung phone using the IMEI number:
- Open the dialer and enter the code *#06#
- Immediately, a pop-up box with the phone’s IMEI and serial numbers will appear.
- Now, cross-check the IMEI on your phone with the number on the box. If they aren't the same, then it's a fake.
- To double-check, go to the website https://www.imei.info/ and enter your IMEI number. See if the device’s model name, number, and specifications shown on the site match the specifications on the box. If they don't match, then it's a fake.
In the end, if it turns out that your phone is fake, you can attempt to return it from where you bought it and ask for a full refund. But there is no guarantee that the seller will honour your request. In that case, you can report the counterfeit sale to the police, the genuine brand owner and any relevant authorities as soon as possible.
To avoid any kind of scam in your future purchases, it is recommended to purchase through your local Samsung Electronics Service Centre or the Samsung Electronics website or other trusted e-commerce websites (like Amazon) only.