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[Tips & Tutorials] How to buy Xiaomi products & identify fake ones? (Mi3, Redmi, Power bank)

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As Xiaomi builds its reputation globally and begins to sell products in Singapore, there are many retailers who want to make profits by selling fake Xiaomi products, including Xiaomi smartphones, Xiaomi power banks, and even some accessories. The thread will serve as a guide for you to identify whether your set is a genuine one or a fake one.


Always buy Xiaomi products
from the official websites and channels.


Xiaomi Mainland China
Carriers: China Mobile/ China Unicom/ China Telecom (contract sets)

Xiaomi Hong Kong

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Partner: PChome (for Redmi Note - enhanced version)

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Carriers: Singtel/ M1/ Starhub

Malaysia
Carriers: Celcom/DiGi/Maxis

Philippines
Partner: Lazada Philippines

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How to Identify Fake Xiaomi smartphones

*Each set of Xiaomi smartphones will be installed with MIUI stable version and the default function of Updater. Please go to Setting>>About phone page to check the MIUI version. Generally the name of MIUI version begins with MIUI-JX.

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Fake Redmi
  • low resolution
  • Google play store doesn’t work
  • white or red cover
  • yellow sticker at the flash

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Fake Redmi Note
  • only 1mm rear camera in diameter
  • the Mi logo is raised
  • not the latest ROM
  • lower Antutu score
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How to identify a fake Redmi Note

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Fake Mi3
  • less sharp package corners
  • blurred tab on back cover
  • loose warranty certificate package
  • no security code
  • low-quality warranty paper
  • black boot-screen

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Fake Xiaomi Power Banks
  • larger indicator light diameter
  • black Micro-USB port
  • blurred font edge
  • bigger font for the MI logo

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[Video] How to identify fake Xiaomi Power Banks







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Great info!! Thanks for sharing

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21:27, Apr-24-2014 | From PC
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Not useful for buying as many of us living outside of China.
All fans outside of China go through resellers

Interesting topic for identification of the fakes Xiaomi

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This post was edited by dRaCID01 at 16:14, Apr-24-2014

thats not correct.. i had a fake Xiaomi Mi3 Device as TD-SCDMA Version on my desk.

i agree with

- less sharp package corners
- no security code (because my orig. WCDMA Device has also no Code on the backside)

the other listed things were available on the fake one.

- It did boot with original Bootlogo
- It has a original stable build installed
- It has a fake Serial Number if you check via fastboot (fastboot devices / serial 0123456789ABCDE)
- IMEI check on Xiaomi Homepage did work .. wasn't declared as Fake Device !
- Serial will not show up in SystemSettings
- Mi Recovery will not start
- Screen Resolution are only in 720p
- CPU will show up as 4x 1.8GHz (like Tegra4)
- Front Camera is less in quality
- LED Flash on backside is different to original

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fake Serial & IMEI

fake Serial & IMEI

original sticker with IMEI

original sticker with IMEI




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