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  1. Dave Begue's Avatar
    Hi - I bought this phone on ebay without checking into it enough. Now I notice the pictures of the phone I bought look a lot different than the other internet pictures of Samsung GS5's. Anyone recognize this model? The description called it a SM G900 with no letter at the end and said it was for AT&T.
    Attached Thumbnails help!  I just bought this phone! is it real?-screenshot_2015-02-18-09-44-32.jpg  
    02-18-2015 09:11 AM
  2. anon(5816156)'s Avatar
    This is definitely not a genuine Galaxy S5. Could tell it right away.

    And there should be SM-G900A written on it if it's really for an AT&T variant.

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    02-18-2015 09:12 AM
  3. t11rmh's Avatar
    Your phone is a fake. Don't buy these things from eBay.

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    02-18-2015 09:13 AM
  4. Detectionable's Avatar
    Nope, not by a long shot - get a refund
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    02-18-2015 10:51 AM
  5. vjh425's Avatar
    Definitely a fake. You can tell by the lock screen: it is a poor combination of Android and iPhone. Additionally, the screen resolution is too low to be an S5. I am sure that phone was not even made by Samsung.
    Dave Begue likes this.
    02-18-2015 11:35 AM
  6. imlegend84's Avatar
    Sorry man, looks like you got conned. You should file a case on eBay.
    Dave Begue likes this.
    02-18-2015 11:44 AM
  7. Dave Begue's Avatar
    geez - I feel stupid. I didn't even get it for cheap... $340
    02-18-2015 11:48 AM
  8. systemofadown1's Avatar
    Ouch... Yep its a screaming Fake from China (they actually have much better looking copies now almost indistinguishable at first glance).
    Ebay will refund your purchase

    EDIT to add. You'll be wanting the SM G900A for at&t. I purchased one of my S5's off of ebay you just have to do your research and research and research
    Buy from well-established sellers with a spectacular reputation and you're usually going to be ok but research is paramount and asking questions if unsure is a must on the bay...
    Dave Begue likes this.
    02-18-2015 12:11 PM
  9. Morq's Avatar
    Get a refund bro, I'm soo feeling for ya
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    02-18-2015 12:14 PM
  10. colyn1353's Avatar
    The fact that it does not have an A at the end of the model number let's you know it is fake..

    Sent from my Galaxy S5 with Tapatalk
    Dave Begue likes this.
    02-18-2015 12:59 PM
  11. Dave Begue's Avatar
    Cmon... just by glancing at the picture you can already tell its not the real thing.
    Good news is that eBay has a very straightfoward refund policy so you should be ok.
    What initially clued me in was the other picture with the headphone jack on the bottom. I wish I would have looked closer. I hope I can return it with no hassle. I've already asked the seller about it and he was not very happy about me wanting to return it.
    02-18-2015 01:35 PM
  12. systemofadown1's Avatar
    With all due respect to the seller... S**ew him!! He burned you badly. Ebay will make him accept the return as its (just to start with) Not as Described!
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    02-18-2015 01:59 PM
  13. Dave Begue's Avatar
    wow - I received the fake phone yesterday - I was even worse than the pictures. The back and menu indicators on the front were actual clickable mechanical buttons! Terrible piece of junk. The ebay seller has approved my return request and I mailed directly back the same day I got it. Now to hopefully get a refund.
    02-20-2015 08:49 AM
  14. systemofadown1's Avatar
    You will, or PayPal will force one - you have a 45 day window of protection if he doesn't refund your cash in a couple days at the most. he'd better refund you immediately when he receives the phone back.
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    02-20-2015 09:25 AM
  15. bsettz's Avatar
    Looks like a media tek just from a glance thtz a knock off of an s5 media tek is the company producing imitation galaxys by the boat load

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    02-20-2015 03:30 PM
  16. cudakid03's Avatar
    Be sure to report him to eBay as well so he doesn't screw anyone else.
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    02-20-2015 05:44 PM
  17. Dave Begue's Avatar
    Got the full refund - thanks everyone
    02-26-2015 07:18 AM
  18. mountainman's Avatar
    Got the full refund - thanks everyone
    Hey Dave - what is the seller name? Please share so that I can steer clear of this creep. Thanks man.
    02-26-2015 07:27 AM
  19. Gray Area's Avatar
    Fake, sorry man

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    02-26-2015 07:28 AM
  20. oldfartwithas3's Avatar
    Dave you can also download the app Genuine Galaxy from the App store, if it isn't on your istalled App list already. That will tell you if fake or not.
    02-26-2015 09:11 AM

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