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[Tools, Tips & Tutorials] [MIUI Device Team] How to Identify Fake Xiaomi Mi 4

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As we know Xiaomi is becoming a popular mobile brand across asia and even making noise in the west. Due to the demand they bring to consumers, lots of manufacturers try to sell knock-off xiaomi products to consumers worldwide. As expected, Xiaomi's newest flagship, MI 4 did not escape from the eyes of these counterfeit sellers. The clones are said to look just as good as the real thing if not observed properly or if the consumer is not that techy.

So i have came across a vietnamese discussion group which they compared an original Mi 4 with a counterfeit one. Here they are with my own explanation as i don't understand vietnamese language.


1. Packaging
The most recognizable difference between the original and fake packaging is the missing genuine sticker from the fake Mi 4.

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Some fake Mi 4 might include stickers too so here's the difference between fake or legit.

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2. Device Labeling
Fake Mi 4 has a poorly printed labeling at the back cover

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3. Sim tray
Simcard tray of the fake Mi 4 does not fit and crafted well as you can see from the photos below.

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4. Plastic Rim
The plastic rim of the fake Mi 4 is thicker than the original

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5. Infrared
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5. Speaker Grill
Obviously, the fake Mi 4 has a poorly made speaker grills.

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6. USB port
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7. Volume/Power Buttons
Buttons of the fake Mi 4 are loose and pops out more than the original one.

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8. Headphone Jack
Fake Mi 4 does not have the white ring color inside.

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9. Back cover
The back of the back cover (lol) of the fake Mi 4 does not have the black thing which is present on the legit unit.

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10. Inside the device
It will be very obvious to spot a fake Mi 4 on its back. Most noticeable is the sd expansion card slot and the battery used on the fake Mi 4. The fake unit does not have mi stickers attached on each screws.

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11. Cable
The original cable should not have a "MI" logo on the usb head.


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12. More Comparison Photos

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Photos came from tinhte.vn


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This post was edited by apixbuanget at 00:42, Nov-30-2014

Please update the thread, New Fake Mi4 now have same build and software characteristic as the original shown in picture 1 to 8. But if we looked a little deeper here is the proof that the mi4 is fake shown in picture 11 to 18.
Please anyone be careful...








sticker

sticker

good speaker grill

good speaker grill

Headphone jack has white ring

Headphone jack has white ring

Screenshot resolution 1920x1080

Screenshot resolution 1920x1080

Antutu says Snapdragon 801 with 3Gb ram

Antutu says Snapdragon 801 with 3Gb ram

Even CPUz Has been fooled

Even CPUz Has been fooled

3Gb Ram and Full HD

3Gb Ram and Full HD

Antifaked also has been fooled

Antifaked also has been fooled

And the truth starts here : Big FASTBOOT text

And the truth starts here : Big FASTBOOT text

No Mi Recovery but Mediatek like recovery

No Mi Recovery but Mediatek like recovery

Scren resolution is 1280x720 using show pointer on developer options

Scren resolution is 1280x720 using show pointer on developer options

Using Mobile Uncle Tools Screen resolution is 720p

Using Mobile Uncle Tools Screen resolution is 720p

only 1Gb RAM

only 1Gb RAM

Mediatek build

Mediatek build

CPU os MT6582

CPU os MT6582

In CPUz only have very few sensor

In CPUz only have very few sensor

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romar31 thank you, Kate :)  15:10, Sep-10-2014

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This post was edited by 米worm at 22:55, Sep-12-2014

please be informed that i have seen fake mi4 unit with the genuine sticker on the box. the number 99588 83114 15910 82422 has been checked for ~2000 times. the unique number belongs to only 1 mi4 but has been initate for fake units.
http://en.miui.com/thread-43458-1-1.html

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romar31 Thanks for letting us know buddy! :)  12:28, Sep-13-2014
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"The back of the back cover" --> Made my day
Thanks for the great Guide, happy that my Mi4 is as real as it's possible

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