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Support (t-mobile) samsung gs4- real or fake?! Immediate help please!

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  1. YGjenjen

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    I just purchased a Samsung galaxy s4 (T-MOBILE Version) and would like to know if it's authentic or not, since there are so many fake clones out there so I'm not sure. If anybody who owns an authentic samsung galaxy s4, please help me out here by posting some specs or characterizations or any solid fact that can prove mine is real. And if anyone has any tips, please do post on this thread. Thank you so much! I will really appreciate your help!
     

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    On the back and inside it should say SGH-M919
     
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    I am highly sceptical whether it would be possible for a clone to pass anything other than the most cursory inspection.

    Download a benchmarking tool from Google Play and run it on your S4. If the results are in line with published results for S4s, you are fine.

    Do you have any reason to believe it may be a clone or are you given to paranoia?
     
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    it's just that there are so many fake things out there nowadays that makes me worried. do you have any suggestion on which benchmark app i should use to test it out?
     
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    I did not know all this was going on. Now I'm feeling a little paranoid.

    OP are you a kpop fan by any chance?
     
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    Lol I used to be a kpop fan, not anymore, but I still like some of the groups tho.
     
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    There are some very good, if that is the correct word, fakes out there that are flooding the market and if you are buying them from web sites without being able to view them first, it is easy to be taken in.

    Even if you have hands on, unless you know what you are looking for or have previously seen and owned an S4, bearing in mind there are now 13 different versions/variations of the S4 available, then it is very difficult to tell.

    Just have a look at the 2 videos in post #1 and the 2 in post #3 of Fake, clone, not genuine, Galaxy S4 phones which also lists the testing app, Genuine Galaxy S4/S3/Note II, mentioned previously.
     
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    thank you for your detailed answer :)
     
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    So was it genuine or not (I'm betting it was genuine)?
     
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    I downloaded the Genuine Galaxy S4/S3/NOTE II app from play store and the app states that my GS4 is genuine and I also installed the Quandrant Standard Edition benchmark app and nothing strange pops when i ran the test so I think it should be genuine?

    anyways, thank you guys so much for the help! :)
     
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    Good.
     
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