Do you know that the fake or imitation unit of Samsung Galaxy Note II has started to invade the market? Do you know that they are 90% identical to the genuine unit? By just a bare eye observation it is impossible for you and me to identify the ingenuity of the unit. Shocking right? The fake one look almost identical to the real one, as a matter of fact the 9 Richer Magnitude Scale news did shock us too. Added to the worse, there are some irresponsible sellers that actually sell the clone unit at the price tag of the genuine unit. And some of the hopeless consumer actually became the victim of the scam. Now the question is how can you protect yourself from being the victim of the fake imitator…..
Is Your Galaxy Note II a Clone or Genuine unit?
What Trigger Us to Dig into This?
A few days ago, one of my friend was asking me whether I would like to get my hand on a brand new Samsung Galaxy Note II at a discounted price of only USD 280. What the heck how can this be possible for a Galaxy Note 2 that is currently retailed at ~ USD 750. Again my instinct told me that this must be a fake one, why would anyone sell the original Samsung Galaxy Note 2 at such an offer price of more than 50%. Or to be more precise, that is a whopping 60% off the price tag of the genuine unit in the market.
Beware Before Buying Your Samsung Galaxy Note II
Fake one? Yes, indeed the unit is a real copycat from the original unit and it is very to distinguish between the fake vs the original unit. The finding has actually shocked us and the intention of this post is to educate both you and us from being turned into the victim of the irresponsible seller. How? By and equipping and educating yourself with the knowledge we about to post here in this article.
Again thanks to Yahoo China for the detail comparison walk-through between the original vs fake Galaxy Note 2. We at 10Divison has converted the Chinese version of the comparison to English so that all our readers could benefit from their detail comparison. In additional, we have gathered all the information from our research on the fake copycat in this post. We sincerely hope that for those who looking to buy your next Galaxy Note II to read through this guide.
How to Determine Whether Your Galaxy Note 2 is a Real Original or Fake Copycat?
Are you ready? Let dive deep into the battle world between the genuine vs fake…. We have enlisted all our finding below:
I. Physical Appearance
IV. Screen / Display
Specification Comparison Between Fake vs Original Note 2
How to Prevent Yourself from Being the Victim of the Copycat
As we all know it is getting harder and harder for us to identify whether the unit we are buying is a genuine one or the other side of the coin. But by following the tips below we can always ensure that we not fall victim to the irresponsible seller.
1. Always buy from a reputable seller like telco, big brand merchant and etc
2. Avoid getting the unit from online seller except those deal offer by reputable online mobile store.
3. Check your phone authenticity verifying the IMEI online
How to Check IMEI Online?
i. Open the dialer and dial *#06#
ii. Copy or take a snapshot of the IMEI info
iii. Goto http://www.imei.info/
iv. Insert your phone IMEI and press check
v. Your phone model, specification and photo will be listed out in the site . If your phone was reported having an invalid IMEI, there is a high chances that your phone might not from the original vendor.
Guess that all we would like to convey, again we would like to advise our users to be careful before getting your next gadget. Please help to forward this to your friends or family members if you find the article is useful. Thanks again…