How To Check a Fake Samsung S9 From Genuine
Here we highlight some of the details you should check out to avoid buying a fake Samsung S9 phone.
Buying a new phone is an exciting thing but sometimes we end up being cheated. Every time a new phone is released you will definitely get a clone version of it sooner or later.
Samsung S9 and S9 plus are the latest handset from the Korean manufacturer and they were released on February of 2018.
These cool gadgets are so amazing in terms of specification and performance.
Now there is a new version of the phone which is the clone or fake. The makers of these clone have stepped up their game and made it even more difficult to distinguish between a fake and genuine.
From the display to camera and software version it is almost the same. Unless you are a Samsung fanatic it’s very hard to tell.
Here we will detail on some areas for you to check.
The display on the genuine S9 is super. It has a high resolution and Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 16M colors. The glass protection is corning gorilla glass 5.
But with the clone, the screen resolution is much less, no gorilla glass protection, and definitely not capacitive touch screen.
Usually the display is just enhanced and too bright. Also the curved glass edges on the genuine is far more to the sides than the clone.
Genuine S9 has a 12MP rear camera and 8MP front camera. The camera has face detection, autofocus, OIS, and LED flash.
The clone version has a less megapixel and be sure to check the flash. Also take some photos you will definitely get to know if it’s the right one.
A clone S9 images are not as good looking as the genuine one.
For some weird reason, the fake Samsung S9 is heavier than the genuine one. I think they want to make you feel that the heavier it is the more you will be convinced.
The weight of a genuine S9 is 163g.
Try to check out the software and features and make sure it’s in the right place. Check if there is face ? and finger scanner.
The genuine one runs on Android 8.0 Oreo and Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon Processor.
The clone is slower and lags.
The clone might have a mediatek processor and a lower Android version.
Samsung S9 have a clear sound and stereo speakers. You will notice by playing music at full volume. It should be clear and not noisy as clones are.
Now here is the real deal. Most clones are cheap. They come with knock off prices and most of us love cheap. An original S9 will cost around 750$.
But a clone you can get from 100$ to 300$. See the difference?
Last but not least, always buy from a certified Samsung store and avoid buying from cheap stalls.
Hassan is a Technician in mobile software programming, Internet technology and Electrical Installations. He also specialises in renewable and green energy solutions like Solar and Wind Power Systems.