The Samsung Galaxy S6 is the hottest Android device at the moment. It has broken any expectations that Samsung had set previously, selling millions and millions of devices all around the world. Looks like Samsung did an excellent job with the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge. In fact, these two devices are so requested at the moment that we saw a long line get formed on some of the biggest stores, reminding of the lines when a new iPhone gets released.

Unfortunately, many people take advantage of the popularity of these devices. Many people create and sell fake units which resemble the original device but everything is lower, including a worse processor, low quality materials and overall, a much worse experience.

Can you imagine saving for an entire year to be finally able to buy the brand new Samsung Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 Edge, only to find out that it is a fake dummy unit? That is why we are writing this article. If you are about to buy a new Galaxy S6 or its curved brother, make sure to read the article below to be able to differentiate a fake from a real Galaxy S6.

How To Tell If A Samsung Galaxy S6 Is Fake Or Original

Back Cover

galaxy s6 clone back cover

Always check the back cover. The original Samsung S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge have high-quality glass back covers. In comparison, a fake unit has a glass-like back which is reality is plastic. Simply tap on the back of the phone and you will immediately notice the cheap feel of plastic.

Display

galaxy s6 clone display

The Samsung Galaxy S6 features a bright and dense 5.1 inch QHD Super AMOLED display. It is among the best displays on the market and no other screen can come close to it. A clone Galaxy S6 might have the same screen size, but the screen resolution will be noticeably lower and chances are that the display technology might be LCD instead of Super AMOLED. Carefully inspect the display and see if you can tell individual pixels. If you can, it is a clone unit.

Software & Speed

galaxy s6 clone touchwiz

The Samsung Galaxy S6 and its brother are beasts when it comes to performance. Featuring blazing fast octa-core chipsets, everything is smooth and even TouchWiz is not a problem anymore. If you feel like the performance is slow or applications take a long time to open, you know it is not the real deal.

Also, go ahead to Settings > About Phone and check the Android Version. At the time of writing, the latest version is Android 5.0 Lollipop. If your phone says Android 4.4 KitKat, it is not the original one.

Camera

galaxy s6 clone camera

Alongside a huge and bright display, the Galaxy S6 has the best camera on a smartphone. It takes crystal clear photos and videos. Colors are vibrant and you can zoom in without losing quality. On the other hand, a clone Galaxy S6 has a basic camera. If you have used any other smartphones before, you will easily notice the bad quality of the camera.

Box

galaxy s6 clone box

Do not forget about the box. At first glance, both boxes are similar. Taking a close look, you will notice that the box with the clone Samsung Galaxy S6 does not have any stickers containing important information like serial number and IMEI. If they do not have any stickers, do not accept the phone.

You can even watch the video comparison between of two, provided by TechRax. To conclude, make sure to carefully inspect the phone before buying it and test all its main features.

  • Light

    My s6 meet all the specs of an original one; Android 5.0.2 etc but the camera is a bit bad, worse than an s4. Is it fake? What should I do?

    • humaz

      Volume down+power on/off+menu button
      Press and hold these three button for 15 second And if Chinese language is appear on your screen its mean your device is fack

  • Bill

    Might be a good idea to label on the pic which is fake which is real. Just saying first pic I couldn’t tell but I could notice another big difference between the two is the camera flash on the right is just a large yellow SMT led and the left is a higher quality (maybe a bit smaller) one. You should probably also mention that the fake one doesn’t have a real fingerprint reader. If you try to register a fingers and unlock, it will work every time even if the incorrect finger was swiped.

    • Sorry for the confusion. The fake device is on the right on all images.

  • Kevin

    couldn’t have u guys just written underneath the orignal and the fake one. Now which is the fake and which ones the orignal

  • enock

    Upon going through my s6 it exhibited many of the features that shows that is an original. But my problem now is that most of this Samsung phones are made from China. The one am using now is probably from China and after using the down+power+home key , a chines language and English appeared. So are they trying to say is fake or original. Perhaps I came in contact with the fake one and it was too light whilst the original is a bit heavier.

    We have to clear on the Samsung phones since different countries manufactured them.
    After running antutu test on my phone it showed a results of 17501 whiles fake ones are less than 15000. So is my phone fake?

    • A real Galaxy S6 achieves scores higher than 70,000. Your unit is most likely fake.