In Nigeria, it’s quite easy to buy a fake phone, especially when you don’t know how to spot the original.
Normally, some kind of people especially the elderly ones will buy a fake phone at the same price the original ones are sold, not knowing that it’s a junk box that with unique resemblance to the real phone.
Below are the ways you can actually use to spot a fake phone here in Nigeria:
1. Box packaging of the phone
It is important to look around the box of the phone, and pay extra attention to the condition. If it appears to be dented or damaged, you should request for another. When buying the product, especially online, check the packaging for any signs of neglect, such as loose or tampered packaging. A true product will arrive to you with clean, and brand new.
2. Unboxing of the phone
It is important that you carefully check the box for any information that is printed in a language that is foreign to the country from which you made the purchase. If the language is different, request another.
The manual and the accompanying directions for use should be in the same language as the country of purchase. If the language is a foreign one, there is a very high chance that your product is not legitimate.
4. Appearance of the phone and its accessories
Top brand names, make sure that their products are in pristine condition, so look at the appearance of the phone you bought, pay attention to its details, including all of its accessories.
5. Fonts that is displaying on the phone screen
The type of font used is also another checkpoint for the products. It is important that you know the font, the brand uses. Use Google search to check it out.
6. The USB and power cords
The style of cords and other accessories should be noted. Therefore, if the company has not made any style change announcements, than your product should be the same size and color as that of the brand’s model. Any differences can imply that your product is not authentic.