There is always a counterfeit at the evolution of every product especially electronic products, and GSM mobile phone is not an exception, there are countless fake phones out there but the headache we all face is how to identify good ones among fake ones.

The manufacturers of fake mobile phones imitate all facets of a branded phone’s appearance to make their products appear genuine.

The outer shell of the phone, the screen, the printed logos, branding, the branding, the packaging and accessories can be copied, thus making it tasking to identify a fake phone from original phones.

Here are few steps to help you identify whether a phone is fake or original;

There is a code known as IMEI which stands for International Mobile Equipment Identity Number is a unique set of 15 digits used on GSM phones to identify them. It shows whether a phone is fake or original.

1. Dial *#06# on your phone to get the IMEI number.

2. Once you get the IMEI number, go to IMEI.info, input the number the dialog box and press check.

3. The system will automatically provide the phone’s information. If it shows information that is different from the phone’s information, then it is a likely to be a fake brand.

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