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  1. SHoTaS's Avatar
    I had this phone for 2 weeks, didn't experienced problems, but first thing i did was do some benchmarks and check if they are simillar with other people's S8's. My S8 scored on antutu 174k first time. But only now I considered of doing it again and I was shocked by the results S8 scored 114k and antutu had a strange name showing not an "SM-950F" but a full name with symbols.So is there any chance of this being a fake one. I'm scared that my S8 might be a fake.-screenshot_20170720-004248.jpg
    07-19-2017 05:11 PM
  2. anon(238680)'s Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central. I don't know if there is such a thing as a fake S8. Who would be making it? If the phone has a valid IMEI number, which I assume it does or your couldn't use it, then its a valid device. Remove antutu and enjoy the phone.
    07-19-2017 05:19 PM
  3. vasekvi's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central. I don't know if there is such a thing as a fake S8. Who would be making it? If the phone has a valid IMEI number, which I assume it does or your couldn't use it, then its a valid device. Remove antutu and enjoy the phone.
    07-19-2017 05:22 PM
  4. SHoTaS's Avatar
    well it definitely doesn't look like that one
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    07-19-2017 05:23 PM
  5. anon(238680)'s Avatar
    I would take that as a non-working trophy phone. But thanks for the enlightenment
    07-19-2017 05:29 PM
  6. mlblack16's Avatar
    You can get S8 clones from China that look just like the S8. Some even disguise the about device section to further mimic the real thing.
    07-19-2017 06:24 PM
  7. anon(238680)'s Avatar
    You can get S8 clones from China that look just like the S8
    Geez, you got me worried now. I'm gonna stop listening to you guys
    Tim1954 likes this.
    07-19-2017 06:38 PM
  8. johnnyshinta's Avatar
    Buying from a reputable source should alleviate some of the worrry. I got mine through Verizon. They should have a pretty solid supplier.
    07-19-2017 06:49 PM
  9. Ca_lvn's Avatar
    We're did you purchase your phone?
    Aquila likes this.
    07-19-2017 07:09 PM
  10. Axidrain's Avatar
    I had this phone for 2 weeks, didn't experienced problems, but first thing i did was do some benchmarks and check if they are simillar with other people's S8's. My S8 scored on antutu 174k first time. But only now I considered of doing it again and I was shocked by the results S8 scored 114k and antutu had a strange name showing not an "SM-950F" but a full name with symbols.So is there any chance of this being a fake one. Click image for larger version. 

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    Try running the benchmark after a restart. Running the benchmark a few times to get an average is also a good practice.
    07-19-2017 09:41 PM
  11. mase123987's Avatar
    The fact that your screenshot is the correct dimensions, tells me that it is most likely real. Every fake I have seen makes it look like the correct screen size but is the wrong ratio once you turn it on.

    Also, speed tests on phones are garbage.
    Qc_Anubis and SR45 like this.
    07-20-2017 07:10 PM
  12. jeffmd's Avatar
    Are the fakes running Samsungs front end? All the fakes I have seen try an look like some other phone on the outside, but there is no reason to go beyond that because once you see the software the phone is paid for.
    07-20-2017 07:37 PM
  13. delta7's Avatar
    cpu-z
    07-20-2017 08:44 PM
  14. L0n3N1nja's Avatar
    Geez, you got me worried now. I'm gonna stop listening to you guys
    Few years ago my buddy got a fake S4 off the internet, looked identical to the real thing, had the same software, but the sticker under the battery didn't look right. Upon inspection it had a lower MP and terrible camera, clearly had a slower processor, had less internal storage, and the screen wasn't as bright.
    07-20-2017 09:00 PM
  15. L0n3N1nja's Avatar
    You can always contact Samsung and check the device ID. If it came in the right box and was purchased from a retailer it should be legit, the fakes get sold on eBay and websites I would never trust.
    07-20-2017 09:03 PM
  16. xandros9's Avatar
    Maybe you can throw in the IMEI into an ESN checker like on Swappa. It should come back as an S8 for such a famous phone.

    My prototype HP wasn't in the list but the ESN still checked so if no model comes back...
    07-20-2017 09:46 PM
  17. Axidrain's Avatar
    I'm pretty sure it's just something to do with how many apps are currently running in the background when you were doing this benchmark run. Also. Heat plays an important role too. The processor throttles at high Temps
    07-20-2017 10:42 PM
  18. jefbeard911's Avatar
    Run Antutu Officer . If it checks out with that then stop worrying. If it doesn't. Proceed further in researching how to spot an S8 fake.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d....cqlzahm&hl=en
    07-21-2017 12:58 AM
  19. Aquila's Avatar
    We're did you purchase your phone?
    This
    07-21-2017 08:47 AM
  20. D13H4RD2L1V3's Avatar
    Where did you buy it?

    Also do a check on its IMEI or serial number. If it's real, it should identify as an S8.
    07-21-2017 10:07 AM
  21. Aquila's Avatar
    Where did you buy it?

    Also do a check on its IMEI or serial number. If it's real, it should identify as an S8.
    This too. Can talk to the carrier or Samsung to verify those numbers.
    07-21-2017 10:20 AM
  22. flyingkytez's Avatar
    I had this phone for 2 weeks, didn't experienced problems, but first thing i did was do some benchmarks and check if they are simillar with other people's S8's. My S8 scored on antutu 174k first time. But only now I considered of doing it again and I was shocked by the results S8 scored 114k and antutu had a strange name showing not an "SM-950F" but a full name with symbols.So is there any chance of this being a fake one. Click image for larger version. 

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    Fake S8 would have been too easy to spot. First of all, they wouldn't have an AMOLED screen because it would cost too much and copycats would not profit. You can just look at the build quality and know if it's fake. If you bought it from a reputable source, then you should be fine. If you bought it on Craigslist, or eBay, there is a chance.
    07-21-2017 11:50 AM
  23. D13H4RD2L1V3's Avatar
    Fake S8 would have been too easy to spot. First of all, they wouldn't have an AMOLED screen because it would cost too much and copycats would not profit. You can just look at the build quality and know if it's fake. If you bought it from a reputable source, then you should be fine. If you bought it on Craigslist, or eBay, there is a chance.
    Some fakes are made too-well, though.

    They look and feel almost like the real-deal.
    07-21-2017 11:51 AM
  24. LeoRex's Avatar
    Some fakes are made too-well, though.

    They look and feel almost like the real-deal.
    How many fakes have pulled off a curved AMOLED screen though?
    07-21-2017 03:29 PM
  25. Doug Moffat's Avatar
    Why the mystery where the phone came from?
    Ca_lvn and Shon123 like this.
    07-21-2017 06:26 PM
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