Did I just get a Fake Galaxy S5?

radybt

New member
Joined
Jul 19, 2018
Messages
1
Points
0
Hello, I need help with the Galaxy S5 i got just an hour ago from a guy on the internet. Now i looked at tons of reviews about fake S5's before buying and im really confused and can't tell if i got real on not. Here's a list of things i notice:

1-There are both WORKING fingerprint and hearth rate monitoring apps. I tested the hearth rate app(S health) by and got 78, then did 50 pushups, haha, and i got 120 which seems right. The fingerprint sensor unlocks only with the finger I used to memorize. Seems legit.

2-The camera says 16 megapixel in options, not like 13 on most fakes, there is also working HDR. Goes up to 4K recording but i cant find 60FPS 1080 option.

3- There is a rubber thing on the USB plug, though there is no rubber on the back of the phone(when i open it)

I think it's fake cause the screen it really not bright even and max brightness and i have trouble seeing when outside. Also when i press the screen of the phone harder there are these like...weird colors you know when you press one of these old handheld video cames all kinds of strange color start to "flow" from your finger.

I'll keep looking and edit if I find more things to say in the meantime, please tell me what too look for ?
 

Fishbate

Active member
Joined
Jan 27, 2018
Messages
211
Points
43
You can try using the IMEI code in the user interface by dialing #06 then check the IMEI label at the back of the phone usually on the battery compartment area. If they have similar IMEI number the unit is basically not cloned. But it doesn't mean it hasn't been refurbished. The low led brightness might be an indication of replacement and repair.
 

Dracindo

Active member
Joined
Oct 25, 2018
Messages
505
Points
28
Dracindo
Yeah, this is about the only thing you can do that I can think of. I mean, you could disassemble the whole thing and then carefully inspect each piece for things that seem recycled, or replaced with a cheaper material, but it's really hard to see and in this case I am safe to assume that the phone would be in perfect condition, and that there's no way to tell if it's a replica or not just by looking at it.
 

mark86

New member
Joined
Aug 3, 2018
Messages
18
Points
1
I am currently using Galaxy S5 and as I have checked my usb plug has no rubber. All you need to do is ask someone who can check your phone if its fake or not. You can also check in samsung website. They can check the manufactured date and other serial codes.
 

anchoreztin

New member
Joined
Aug 21, 2018
Messages
4
Points
1
Oh no, Im sorry if you got a fake unit but I hope that it isn't fake. Have you try using IMEI checker in the internet? You could google it then the IMEI number is located at the back of your unit when you take your battery out.
 
Older threads
Replies
5
Views
665
Replies
1
Views
536
Replies
1
Views
515
Replies
0
Views
531
Replies
5
Views
726
Newer threads
Replies
4
Views
618
Replies
10
Views
1,946
Replies
5
Views
1,421
Replies
0
Views
597
Replies
1
Views
634
Latest threads
Replies
0
Views
2,091
Replies
1
Views
1,060
Recommended threads
Similar threads
Replies
0
Views
513
Replies
0
Views
256
Replies
12
Views
1,047
Replies
16
Views
1,693

New Threads

Members online

No members online now.

Popular tags

You are using an out of date browser. It may not display this or other websites correctly.
You should upgrade or use an alternative browser.

Top