How To Simply Distinguish Original or Fake Android Phone

The rise of Android phones on the market today clearly become one of the advantages for consumers in the country. Therefore, consumers will obviously get more choices that suit their needs.

Therefore, to help you potential buyers of new Android phones, following Softteco team provide some tips to distinguish genuine or fake Android phones.

  1. Check the physical form directly

Physical form of fake Android phone can indeed be very identical to the original. However, there will still be a difference between a genuine and a fake phone. For that, before buying it is advisable to check the brief information about the phone to be purchased.

From there, at least you can know the physical form and the material used. So, when buying a mobile phone, you should be suspicious when there are parts that look different.

  1. Make sure the IMEI number

Each phone is certain to have its own IMEI number. For that, when buying a mobile phone, there’s nothing wrong to first check the IMEI number by pressing the * # 06 #. From there, IMEI phone number will exit.

If it appears IMEI number can be matched with the number shown in the sales box. And, if still not sure, IMEI number can be checked directly at site. On the site that later can be raised more information about the phone in question.

  1. Use third-party applications

To make sure a genuine or fake Android phone can also use free apps available on the Google Play Store.


There are several applications that can be used to find out exact information about the phone. Some of them are AnTuTu Benchmark or CPU-Z.

AnTuTu is usually used to test the benchmark of a mobile phone. In the test results will usually include data and also the performance of the phone.

Therefore, once the test results are obtained, it can also be compared with reviews related to that phone from other sources, for example on the internet.

If it turns out the test results differ greatly with the existing reviews, it could not hurt to suspect that the phone is not native.


While the application of CPU-z is used to find information and specifications surrounding the phone. You can also compare it with information from the vendor’s official website or the internet site that has reviewed it.

  1. Do not be tempted cheap price

This is one way that is not technical, but quite telling. Instead, do not be tempted by high-end mobile phones that suddenly sold cheaply.


You need to make sure the price is on the market with the given offer. If it turns out that the price offered is far in the market price, you are naturally suspicious.

In addition, the warranty card can also be used as a measure. Therefore, the warranty card usually exists in one sales package on Android phones today, in addition to data cable, head charger, and also the manual.


Moreover, currently Android vendors in Indonesia almost all have included this completeness in the purchase package.