Due to the popularity of branded phones, Fake phone manufacturer imitate features of branded phones to make their product appear genuine, The look, logo, the packaging and included accessories are also copied making it difficult to identify whether a phone is original or fake
TIPS TO HELP IDENTIFY WHETHER A PHONE IS ORIGINAL OR FAKE
KNOW THE PHONE – It is very important you do a little research about the phone you want to buy, research about the specification, the screen inch, model number, available color etc, This helps to intimate you with what to expect when purchasing the phone.
APPEARANCE – Appearance of fake phones may appear identical to a genuine model, but with a closer look there are differences, e.g The Lock screen of an original phone have bright and neat screen while fake are most times dull, placement of cameras and buttons even logo sometimes, size or spelling of Text etc.
AVAILABILITY – Fake phone are usually offered as an after-market product.
Often if Manufacturers and registered sellers say a model is out of stock or unavailable, Fake phone begin to appear on auction websites or in unregistered stores at a significantly lower price than the genuine product
FUNCTIONALITY – Fake phones use chap older generation chipsets, which may offer the same functionality as a genuine model but at far slower processor speeds, If you unknowingly purchased a fake phone you will realize very quickly once you turn it on, Operating system having missing features, processor often much slower etc.
BUY FROM TRUSTED RESELLER
One of the best ways to avoid buying a fake phone is to buy from a trusted reseller.