Differentiate an Original Samsung Galaxy S6 From a Fake
Differentiating between an original Samsung Galaxy S6 and a fake is often tough for the average user because increased sales have brought even more Galaxy S6 fake clones in the market. With the Galaxy S6, Samsung has rebooted their flagship ideology. The Galaxy S6 comes with a new premium design language, seen for the first time on a Samsung Galaxy device. The new Galaxy smartphone is seeing sales better than any of its predecessors, a proof that people accept the change that the Korean giant has brought.
Here is a comprehensive hardware and software comparison between the original Samsung Galaxy S6 and the fake Chinese and Korean copies to help you differentiate between the two.
The first thing someone will get a hold of is the box that contains the Galaxy S6. The boxes in the image above seem to be very similar at first sight but the boxes for original Samsung Galaxy S6 and those for the fake handsets do have quite some differences. Usually, the fake boxes won’t have a sticker showing phone information like the IMEI, a bar code, phone colour or model.
The first thing to note after removing the phone from the box is to check the back of the Galaxy S6. Original Samsung Galaxy S6 comes with a durable and high quality glass back while a cheaper fake version would usually have a glass-like back made out of plastic. Simply tap on the back of the phone and the low quality back of the fake will make a plasticky sound.
There is a major difference in the original Samsung Galaxy S6 and the fake variant’s screens. The real one comes with a 5.1-inch 2K display, meaning the user won’t be able to identify pixels even if they look at the display up close. The original Samsung Galaxy S6 has an AMOLED display with very saturated colours and deep blacks.
A fake S6 would have a screen which a pixelated display. If someone can identify individual pixels on their S6 clearly, their S6 is a fake. A fake would also have a bland display with dark gray blacks. Another thing to notice is the area surrounding the display. A fake S6 will have thick black bars surrounding the screen from all sides.
The Galaxy S6 features a high quality 16 mega-pixel camera, one of the best in the market. Any smartphone user will be able to identify a fake Galaxy S6’s camera as it takes low quality pictures which show a lot of noise when zoomed in. The original Samsung Galaxy S6 also features a minimalistic interface with controls around the edges with a lot of modes and effects that can be viewed in real-time in the view finder.
To identify the the software version of a smartphone go to Settings > About Phone and check the Android version. The original Samsung Galaxy S6 comes with Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the box while a fake is most likely to have a 4.X Jellybean or KitKat iteration.
The Galaxy S6 comes with an updated TouchWiz UI with a whole lot of features like Multi-window, mini player, heart-rate sensor and many others. A fake S6 copies the looks of the interface but does not have these advanced features.
Samsung Kies is used to connect to Samsung phones and perform different operations like backup, sync and media transfer etc. When a user runs the Kies software and connects the Galaxy S6 via the original data cable, the connected phone is shown as connected and a notifications confirms it. If the phone is an S6 replica, a notification will show failure to properly establish connection with the phone or detect the fake phone.
Finally, we would like to advise our readers to do proper research prior to buying any phone. Choose phones based on what you require so that you don’t have to be disappointed as your hard-earned money doesn’t get you what you would have wanted.