How To Identify Fake Samsung Galaxy S3

The Galaxy S3 is among the list of most sold mobile phones in the entire world and is the craze of people as well, but some fake variants of Samsung’s phone could be found in black market, in particular online. Even when holding the real one with a fake one of Galaxy S3 side-by-side, sometimes it is very difficult to identify which one is the real one, here are a couple of things to keep an eye out to identify fake Samsung Galaxy S3 to find that you’ve a fake Galaxy S3 or real one.

galaxy s3 fake

A fake model of Samsung Galaxy S3 can be on the mobile market for around about 170 Bucks. Normally the one in above image is provided with four offers: such as a Bluetooth headphones, car adapter, a stylus cover. This appears better than the Galaxy S3 original, right? Completely wrong! If this fake Galaxy S3 tech specs list looks good to you, here is a little chart of comparison to get things out from it:

How To Identify Fake Samsung Galaxy S3


Real Galaxy S3

Fake Galaxy S3

Screen 4.8-inches, AMOLED 4.3-inches, (WVGA)
Dimensions 8.6 x 70 x 136.6 mm 10 x 70 x 130 mm
Camera 8 MP N/A
Internal storage 16 GB + microSD 256 MB + microSD
RAM 1 GB 512 MB
Connectivity HSPA, 3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth, NFC, micro USB v2.0, USB OTG 3G, WiFi, Bluetooth
Processor Samsung Exynos 4, quad-core, 1.4 GHz MTK 6515, dual-core, 1,0 GHz
Battery 2,100 mAh N/A
Interface TouchWiz TouchWiz imitation
OS Android 4.0.4 (updated to Android 4.3) Android 4.0 ICS

Having reviewed this above tech specs chart, it is now obvious that this fake Galaxy S3 just does not devalue the real one. On the other hand, if you do not complete this whole verification and you hold this fake device in your hand, these two models are a very similar, so here are the ten points to stay away from such  trap:

  • The fake S3 is heavier.
  • It’s less compact and its dimensions are different
  • The camera isn’t as good
  • It’s running on a mediocre version of Android 4.0
  • The display technology isn’t AMOLED or Corning Gorilla Glass 2
  • It doesn’t permit geo-tagging, face recognition, smile detection, optical stabilisation images and video capturing in HD.
  • Its processor performance is worse.
  • It doesn’t offer any smart functions such as eye tracking or Smart Stay.
  • Its memory is smaller.
  • The lock screen doesn’t have the ripple effect.

As a last point, most Galaxy S3 replicas model do not include Google Play Store.

(Source : Androidpit)

Steven Mark

Steven Mark has been writing technology news stories for for the last 2 years. As a tech enthusiast, he has been writing consumer tech stories, rumours, covering news, Apps updates, unlocking and jailbreaking.

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