Fake Phones Exposed Completely

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The article “fake phones exposed completely the smart way” became necessary so as to guide anyone who wants to get value for his or her money. Over the years, the smartphone industry had gone through series of what could be called “the Smartphone evolution”. This evolution resulted in the flooding of the smartphone market with so many options to choose from in terms of quality, design, size and affordability. This piece focuses on guiding prospective buyers from buying “chinko” unawares!

Knowing just a few things as a phone user will save you that waste of scarce resources.in making this choice a lot of prospective smartphone users had ended up paying for the fake phones exposed already in ignorance! In most cases they are unable to get value for their money and thus resort to making another budgeting from their hard earned income. 

A Client’s Experience

I do vividly remember a friend whose smartphone was stolen while he was enjoying his sleep. A few days later, he went to one of the phone shops in the city to get a good phone with awesome functionalities only to end up with garbage! He couldn’t even install any useful android applications because the phone was just a big for nothing! It had large screen, it looked fashionable, it was well pouched cased, yet it was just useless. He tried to return it for replacement but all was to no avail and had to resell it to get another. You see! He went through all that pains because he was ignorant of these secrets you are about to learn. I can assure that you will not be making the same mistake he made! or better still, if you have already got all the real versus the clone phone challenge issues figured out, you could still make something useful out of this piece of information so that you won’t “fall mugu anymore.”

The Challenge

Real or original smart phones are difficult to recognize especially now that the cloned ones are competing with them. For instance, I had come across Tecno Camon C8, Camon C9, Infinix Note 2 x600, Samsung Galaxy Note 8+ and Note 9…. all fake! The amazing thing is that the manufacturers of these fake phones have mastered the art so well that it is difficult for the innocent and unsuspecting buyers to differentiate. The painful part of it is that the vendors sometimes charge you almost the same price as the original. In this guide, I will be giving you tips on how to separate the big boy’s smart phones from their copy china fake counterpart with no strings attached!

Manufacturer’s Official Specifications

Before buying a phone, you should check online for the manufacturer specifications of that phone you want to buy. This is important because all authentic phone manufacturers have their website where you can find out about their product. Don’t be lazy just check it out first before the rush. knowing official manufacturer specification is essential to getting the authentic and official ones that keeps you out of regrets and unnecessary “wahala”. See example of an official manufacturer spec. for Infinix Note 4 to help you in identifying specs of fake phones exposed in terms of difference of standard specs.

Key Features: Infinix Note 4 Specs Highlight:

  • OS: XOS Based on Android 7.0 (Nougat)
  • SIM Type: Dual SIM (Micro) 4G LTE:
  • Screen Size : 5.7 Inches FHD IPS Touch screen
  • Resolution: 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Processor Type: Octa-core CPU, MediaTek MT6753 Chipset
  • RAM: 2/3GB Internal Storage: 16/32 GB.
  • External Storage: microSD, up to 128 GB
  • Back / Rear Camera: 13MP camera & Dual LED Flash Front Camera: 8MP
  • Front-placed Fingerprint scanner
  • Battery: 4300 mAh Non-Removable

Having a good official specification of a smartphone is a very strong guide against all those china clones that will make you feel disappointed and cheated.

Spotting Search

To spot fake phones exposed, search Google for key words like “clone, fake, or copy  of the phone you have in mind. For example “Samsung Galaxy J7 clone” “iphone 8 fake”, etc. When Google search engine displays them right away under view more images tab, then you should know that you are not to rush, just check out the differences. Some of the areas you will see the physical  differences includes the battery and its labeling, the Sim and sD card slot design and positioning, the camera and the external flash led, size, weight, slimness/thickness, the internal features and so on…. 

Fake Phones Exposed: Youtube Leak

YouTube is a rich resource site for spotting out the fake phones exposed out there as clear as possible as there is hardly a clone phone that has not be captured, rumored and exposed via so many passionate contributors….for example this YouTube  embedded video shot exposed all the differences between the original versus the fake Samsung Galaxy S8+ and many others you can find on Youtube channels contributors.

Firmware Nomenclature

All mobile phones do have something called firmware, flash files or [phone operating system software]. Have you had phone technicians say something about flashing a phone or so? Yeah, I guess you did! What it means is that they are going to reprogram your phone with the official firmware to get rid of some phone software related issues: Phone rebooting, getting stucked on boot logo, System lagging, viral infection, unstable app, unfortunately this or that has stopped issues….. Just to mention but few are what necessitates flashing a phone! 

Now, the trick here is this, that phone you have in mind, try to search for its firmware or flash file online via Google search engine….you can check sites like: firmware.gem-flash.com, needrom.com firmware flash file because they most time attach the firmware files for download with the graphics or images of both original and clone and with certain details about their different files. Phone vendors won’t tell you all this so as not to miss the sale!   

Also Read: 5 Things To Consider Before Buying Phones

The main point here is this: there is a distinction in the naming and the size of the flash files. For example the original Samsung galaxy grand prime SM-G530H firmware file is named like this: G530HXXU2BOH7_G530HODD2BOH3_INS, while the clone fake will be named like this: MT6572_NAND_samsung__SM-G530H__fortunalte__4.4.4__ALPS.JB3.MP.V1

The naming, numbering and letters for  Samsung “MT” simply means it is a fake. The MT means Mediatek chipset version, while the naming pattern of the original Samsung phone as seen above suggests that its either qualcommn snapdragon or exynos. This last one may sound awkward mostly for the non-techy folks, but its worth giving the attention! 

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Musa Usman

M. Usman is a tech geek and blogger, loves everything android and technology, he is also a great cook and enjoys writing and making things as simple as they can be! You can connect with me on social media.
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