Ever bought an iPhone 6Plus or Samsung Galaxy S7 or any high end phone only to discover that it was fake (chinco)? It happens all the time (happened to a friend of mine), here’s how to check if your phone is original or not.
HOW TO CHECK IF A PHONE IS FAKE OR ORIGINAL
For all phones except iPhone simply dial *#06# and a number will be displayed on your screen, if the phone is original, it will begin with 35 and it must be 15 digits in all, example 357286085471230. Some Android phones and other smart phones may not start with 35 but the digits displayed on the screen must be 15 in number. If it is greater than or less then 15, the phone is a fake phone.
Advanced method for all phones except iPhone:
Once you get the IMEI, go to imei.info. Input your phone’s IMEI in the box and hit “CHECK.”
The system will verify the phone’s information. If it displays information different from the handset, then your handset might be fake.
HOW TO CHECK IF AN IPHONE IS FAKE OR ORIGINAL
To check if an iPhone is original or fake get the imei ( To get an iPhone’s serial number, go to Settings > General > About phone ) and follow the steps below;
Once you get the serial number, input it here: selfsolve.apple.com. It will check your phone’s warranty period.
If the system says
We’re sorry, but this serial number is not valid. Please check your information and try again, it is likely that your iPhone is fake.
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