1. maurice medhora's Avatar
    Hey guys
    I'm new to the forum from Sydney Australia. I am pretty worried atm because I think I may have bought a fake s5 second hand. When I bought it I checked it out but it looks very real.

    Here are some things I've noticed;
    -The phone can't take screenshots
    -I can't seem to find the fingerprint scanner in the settings menu
    - the phone is saying I have no space left on the internal memory although I have only got a few apps
    - can't find out how to use swype

    I have used an s2 n s3 before this so I know my way around touchwiz a bit. The phone has USB 3 n some of the Samsung apps. It also says its an s5 in the 'about phone ' section.

    Very upset at the moment o any help would be appreciated!

    Thanks


    Ray

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    08-29-2014 06:37 PM
  2. 3neekimmy's Avatar
    Hey guys
    I'm new to the forum from Sydney Australia. I am pretty worried atm because I think I may have bought a fake s5 second hand. When I bought it I checked it out but it looks very real.

    Here are some things I've noticed;
    -The phone can't take screenshots
    -I can't seem to find the fingerprint scanner in the settings menu
    - the phone is saying I have no space left on the internal memory although I have only got a few apps
    - can't find out how to use swype

    I have used an s2 n s3 before this so I know my way around touchwiz a bit. The phone has USB 3 n some of the Samsung apps. It also says its an s5 in the 'about phone ' section.

    Very upset at the moment o any help would be appreciated!

    Thanks


    Ray

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    settings-about device..whats the model number?
    1. also you could tap "android version' about three times and a spinning K should come up keep tapping then Android with a red kit kat backdrop should come up and keep tapping you should see all the "stages of android os"

    2. You could do a check on imei check

    3. Try *#0*#

    There are more I'm sure other users will help you out. Hope you don't have a fake though.
    08-29-2014 06:55 PM
  3. 4ringsa6's Avatar
    You can check the imei on swappa.com and it will say what phone
    08-29-2014 07:21 PM
  4. maurice medhora's Avatar
    Thanks guys... When I link it to my computer it says t03gzs... What phone is that? I will try the imie number too...

    Posted via the Android Central App
    08-29-2014 07:57 PM
  5. jonebk12's Avatar
    Well I'm not exactly an expert, but I Googled "t03gzs" and it doesn't look great...
    08-29-2014 08:37 PM
  6. sweetypie31's Avatar
    I googled it as well. I saw a bunch of stuff about cloned devices.

    Posted via Android Central App
    08-29-2014 08:40 PM
  7. maurice medhora's Avatar
    Yea guys it looks like I bought a fake and the seller has done a runner.
    Not really sure wat to do now. The phone actually feels pretty good but its not the same when you know its not real. I may try to sell it and just cut my losses...

    Thanks for all your help though guys!

    Ray

    Posted via the Android Central App
    08-29-2014 11:38 PM
  8. punk999's Avatar
    Yes it is a clone, that sucks.
    08-30-2014 12:01 AM
  9. telrod11's Avatar
    One other thing you may notice is that it does have 16GB of RAM but only 2Gb available for use.
    08-31-2014 05:30 PM
  10. SLWS's Avatar
    Yes. there are a lot of fake S5 available in market.
    This video shows how to check a fake S5 correctly before i bought my used S5.

    Go GOOGLE " best way to check a fake s5 " , and i found alot of video which were useful.
    12-07-2015 11:04 AM
  11. ironass's Avatar
    12-07-2015 11:24 AM
  12. can3gxw's Avatar
    My next question is "where did you get this from"? If you bought it off eBay, file a dispute and you WILL get your money back. eBay and Paypal have a 0% tolerance for misleading and counterfeit items.
    12-07-2015 11:35 AM

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