1. Keepfight10's Avatar
    Alright I know this is a frequently asked question but this is strange. On the battery, Google images, the battery looks like it is long and goes up one side. Well I took back off phone, and the battery is at bottom of phone above charging port and it goes from edge to edge, a 2100mah battery. Even the phone technician said he has never seen that, i have no idea what this phone could be? The guy I got it from gave the imei and it matches to an s8 plus, any ideas would be very helpful
    01-10-2018 07:02 AM
  2. dov1978's Avatar
    Have you checked the IMEI yourself?

    Dial *#06# on the keypad to show it
    tube517 likes this.
    01-10-2018 07:15 AM
  3. Rufinoman's Avatar
    Taking the back off the phone must have been a challenge
    mary beth hale likes this.
    01-10-2018 07:41 AM
  4. mary beth hale's Avatar
    Alright I know this is a frequently asked question but this is strange. On the battery, Google images, the battery looks like it is long and goes up one side. Well I took back off phone, and the battery is at bottom of phone above charging port and it goes from edge to edge, a 2100mah battery. Even the phone technician said he has never seen that, i have no idea what this phone could be? The guy I got it from gave the imei and it matches to an s8 plus, any ideas would be very helpful
    Just curious as to why you took the phone apart to get to the battery in the first place? That couldn't have been a simple task...
    01-10-2018 09:31 AM
  5. tube517's Avatar
    Did you know the guy who you bought the phone from?
    01-10-2018 11:21 AM
  6. Keepfight10's Avatar
    That's the thing, it was already halfway off. It was not glass just plastic

    I took it off because no charge no bootup
    01-10-2018 02:48 PM
  7. Keepfight10's Avatar
    It was simple becuasr upon receiving phone it was already halfway off, and it was plastic not glass. It would not charge or boot up hence the reason for back removal
    01-10-2018 02:49 PM
  8. Gayle Lynn's Avatar
    i.e., it was DOA

    I bought a similar piece of junk on Amazon of all places.

    There were scratch marks around Sim slot, USBC port was backward, would not boot or charge. But Amazon took it back and full credit.

    Sounds like the same piece of junkware. A dud.
    01-10-2018 02:50 PM
  9. dov1978's Avatar
    I'd say it's pretty clear that you've been sold a fake unfortunately. If he sold you it as an S8 Plus I'd be kicking *** and getting my money back. In either order
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    01-10-2018 02:58 PM
  10. mary beth hale's Avatar
    It was simple becuasr upon receiving phone it was already halfway off, and it was plastic not glass. It would not charge or boot up hence the reason for back removal
    Plastic back... Fake
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    01-11-2018 08:40 AM
  11. Keepfight10's Avatar
    I only paid 50 bucks for the one, first red flag, but i booted phone up while I was messing with battery so It does work. Display is fenominal and the operating system seems very similar to my buddies s8. If it's a fake, it's a very good one
    01-11-2018 02:51 PM
  12. Kirstein Gourlay's Avatar
    Some of these Chinese fakes are very good but poorly made. I bought a fake Note 2 from Amazon. Was really annoyed when it broke after a week.
    01-11-2018 03:45 PM
  13. anon(5630457)'s Avatar
    Paying only $50 for an "S8 Plus" should've sent up red flags right away, even if it was a used S8 Plus.
    01-11-2018 03:46 PM
  14. eshropshire's Avatar
    i.e., it was DOA

    I bought a similar piece of junk on Amazon of all places.

    There were scratch marks around Sim slot, USBC port was backward, would not boot or charge. But Amazon took it back and full credit.

    Sounds like the same piece of junkware. A dud.
    Was it sold by Amazon or a 3rd party Amazon seller?
    01-11-2018 04:39 PM
  15. eshropshire's Avatar
    I only paid 50 bucks for the one, first red flag, but i booted phone up while I was messing with battery so It does work. Display is fenominal and the operating system seems very similar to my buddies s8. If it's a fake, it's a very good one
    Where did you buy the phone?
    01-11-2018 04:44 PM
  16. delta7's Avatar
    I got scammed like this last year, bought a fake s7 but paid much more than 50 bucks.

    If you use craigslist, stay away from it or carry a gun and deal with a loser accordinly.

    Download CPU-Z and run it but a 50 dollar s anything is a fake.
    01-11-2018 10:00 PM
  17. Tim1954's Avatar
    And it voided any warranty you may have had....
    01-11-2018 11:27 PM
  18. Doug Moffat's Avatar
    I'm old fashioned. When a product is sold at a ridiculously low price I assume FRAUD.
    tube517 and mary beth hale like this.
    01-12-2018 12:25 AM
  19. dov1978's Avatar
    I'm old fashioned. When a product is sold at a ridiculously low price I assume FRAUD.
    Yip! If something sounds too good to be true... It probably is
    mary beth hale likes this.
    01-12-2018 04:13 PM
  20. mgbosshogg's Avatar
    Lol.

    I had cases for my S8 worth more than that.

    Buyer beware.
    mary beth hale likes this.
    01-13-2018 05:23 PM

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