Mobile Markets are filled with Fake Phones and they selling them as Original even with Branded tags beside it the replica phones are present in the market that looks similar to the original phone, to check whether your phone is original or fake there are two ways of checking it. These methods will help you a lot while buying a used cell phone.
1. First Check the following Features :
Be careful about the spellings For example, Soniericsson, Nokla, Techno and Samsvng
Warranties: Always insist on 12 months warranty certificate from the handset manufacturers; Never an oral agreement with the seller. Fake phones come with a shorter warranty periods since counterfeiters cannot guarantee it will last so long.
Check for performance of the handset: Some people carry their phones home without testing it first. Some dealers encourage this, knowing the handset is fake. As you check it out, you may notice some points of low performance such as memory which is smaller or poor quality photos.
Appearances: like dull colors , Fake logos,built quality difference in weight, screen size, location of buttons and battery, quality of printing and paint finish, added or missing functions, quality control stickers and holograms and an overall lack of quality.
2. The other method is checking Phones quality through 15 digit IMEI code:
IMEI stands for International Mobile Equipment Identity. It is a 15-digit number and may be found in the packet of the mobile phone. It may also be found by removing the back cover and it may be placed on the battery sticker.
The number might be as below:
3 6 9 3 9 5 [b]0 1 2 3 5 5 6 7 8[/b]
If the seventh and eighth digits are 00 this indicates your cell phone is manufactured in Original Factory which ensures the best quality.
If the seventh and eighth digits are 01 or 10 this indicates your cell phone is manufactured in Finland which is high quality.
If the seventh and eighth digits are 13 this indicates your cell phone is assembled in Azerbaijan which is too bad. And it is also dangerous for health!
If the seventh and eighth digits are 02 or 20 this indicates your cell phone is assembled in Emirates which is very poor quality.
(NB: Some Indian sets have this number)
If the seventh and eighth digits are either 03/30 04/40, this indicates your phone is made in China but its quality is good. But not good either as 00, 01 or 10.
If the seventh and eighth digits are 05 or 50 this indicates your cell phone is manufactured either in Brazil or USA or Finland.
If the seventh and eighth digits are 06 or 60 this indicates your cell phone is manufactured either in Hong Kong, or China or Mexico.
If the seventh and eighth digits are 08 or 80 this indicates your cell phone is manufactured in Germany which is fair quality.
This will help you to pick the good one. Try it. But, remember, these tips may not work with the Sony Erickson Mobile Phone.
Though the above information has been collected from very reliable sources, 1 or 2 of them may slightly vary.
ALL BASIC CODES FOR CHECKING THE ORIGINALITY OF YOUR MOBILE PHONE BASED ON MANUFACTURER’S
FOR SAMSUNG PHONE AND MOBILE DEVICES
IMEI Code Check For Samsung : *#06#
Samsung Phone Software Checker: *#9999# or *#0837#
Samsung Sim Lock Info :*0324#
Code For Adjust Display Contrast : #0523#
Memory Information Checker Code For Samsung: *0377#
Samsung Memory Reset Code Or Sim Lock Recovery *2767*3855#
Samsung Battery Condition/Status Checker : *9998*228#
Alarm Beep For Samsung : *998*289#
Vibra Test For Samsung : *#9987*842#
FOR ALL TYPES OF NOKIA PHONES
General IMEI Checker: *#06#
Nokia Phone Software Version/Manufacturer Date Checker Code: *#0000#
Sim Lock Info Checker Code For Nokia : *#92702689#
Nokia enhance Full Rate : *3370#
Nokia Phone Enhance Half Rate: *4720#[spacer height=”20px”] ALL MOTOROLA PHONES
Imei Code Check For Motorola Phones: *#06#
Net Monitor Code For Motorola Switch ON : ***113*1*
Net Monitor Switch OFF: ***113*2*
To Know your motorola phone manufacturer Date : #02# ..
Let us all join hands and eradicate the use of fake mobile phones.