How to check if Your Samsung Galaxy S6 is Original or Fake

How to check if Your Samsung Galaxy S6 is Original or Fake

Alert: Another guy bought a fake Galaxy S6 from Craigslist

Updated: 22 Jun 2015- Yet another guy purchased the fake Galaxy S6 from Craigslist and it looks like that fake Galaxy S6 shows the hardware info of the Original Galaxy S6 on the benchmark apps like Antutu. The guy who bought the fake Galaxy S6 shared his story on Reddit as well.

With the launch of Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, there are fake ‘Galaxy S6’ hitting the market, and if you do not buy your new phone with open eyes you can easily buy a fake Galaxy S6 thinking it is original. But With each new type of malpractice comes tricks which can prevent you from a considerable loss. By learning a few tricks you can avoid becoming a victim of fake industry. Here we are telling some of the tricks which you can use to distinguish a real Samsung Galaxy S6 from a fake one.

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Once a cell phone is out on the market it will not take much time to be copied. While smartphones are costly their duplicates also give more profit. As fakers can’t make it cent per cent original they still do most of the job. Usually, copies have lower quality materials which make them more profitable if sold at original prices. Therefore, after conducting a few tests most of the weak points of the fakers are identified which helps us to distinguish an original product from fakes.

Certain tests are conducted on Samsung Galaxy S6 which has its duplicated version in the market. It is quite interesting that after considering a few points it is simply judged. You can also look for these certain points while purchasing a Samsung Galaxy S6.

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At first glance, you may confuse a plastic material with glass if it is well furnished. But with a single touch, one can feel the difference. The original Samsung Galaxy S6 comes with a back made of glass material while fake ones have a ‘plastic’ feel.

Remember that Galaxy S6 comes with the most updated software, Android 5.0 Lollipop, you can read the full Samsung Galaxy S6 specs here. The original Galaxy S6 also displays wallpapers and other objects of interface with impressive clarity. Fake phones are sold with older versions and their interface and wallpaper results are also not clear.

The originality of a Galaxy S6 is most of the others, evident in its internal performance. When you hold any Samsung Galaxy S6 you should not be complaining about speed and responsiveness. If you feel such weakness in your Galaxy S6, then it is a fake.

Another key point to distinguish between an original and fake Galaxy S6 is its Box. Being a class smartphone it is also offered by Samsung in standard packing. Fakers also try to make it similar but the box material and fonts and stickers on the box have slight differences. The original simply feel fancy with polished box and standard fonts and special code. But its duplicate feels very local and feels cheap even on a single touch. Also, the fonts and sticker information are also not given properly. Guys at TechRax have made this cool video for you to identify a fake Samsung Galaxy S6 from the original and they say it takes only a few seconds to identify the fake one!

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Secret Hidden Codes for the Samsung Galaxy S6

While the above video shows you how quick and smooth the original Samsung Galaxy S6 runs as compared to the fake one, there are also some secret hidden codes for different diagnostic tests. We have listed them down and you can watch the below video with these codes being applied. Make Sure to back up your device and do some further R&D before running some commands to prevent your phone from any damage. It is also important to note that some of these tests work on some particular Service Provider’s model and not on the rest.

CodeCode Description
*#*#7780#*#*To open Diagnostic & General Settings Mode
*#*#1472365#*#8Use this code to test GPS Settings
*#*#197328640#*#*To open Service Mode Main Menu
*2767*4387264636#To Display Product Code
*#272*imei#*To display/change CSC Code
*#0673#for the audio test
*#0589#for the light sensor test
*#34971539#for the camera firmware update
*#0289#the melody test mode
*#0782#For the Real time clock test
*#272886#For the Auto Answer Selection
*#7465625#To View Phone Lock status

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