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Man buys a Galaxy S6 off craigslist, ends up with an impressive clone that has terrible performance

A reddit user shared a rather interesting story earlier today about how he fell for a craigslist scam. He bought what he thought was a Galaxy S6 from someone who claimed to have purchased the SM-G920i model incompatible with CDMA networks from eBay. The buyer and the seller met, he tested it with an AT&T GSM SIM to ensure that the device was indeed unlocked and in his own words “the phone worked, and the hardware looked legit.” So he paid the seller about $500 and went on his way without a care in the world.

This is where it gets interesting. He was no doubt fooled by the exterior hardware which actually looks remarkably similar to the real deal, it’s impressive, but unfortunately its performance is nothing to write home about. The clone is actually powered by a MediaTek MT6582 processor with 1GB RAM and has a 1280×720 pixel resolution display. Even though it says that the device is powered by Android 5.0.2 it’s actually running KitKat. He did ran a performance benchmark on AnTuTu to give us an idea of just how well this device stacks up against the competition, let’s just say that it doesn’t stack up against them at all.

Now this certainly isn’t the only fake Galaxy S6 out there, even before Samsung officially unveiled its latest flagship multiple Galaxy S6 clones had already been put up for sale. The buyer might have been able to figure out that he was being scammed had he cared to look closely and notice all of the red flags, there’s different text on the back cover, the lockscreen looks a bit off and the software itself gives big hints that this is simple a meticulously crafted clone. Also, he bought one of the hottest devices on the market right now for under $500, which in itself is a big red flag.

Thanks, Dave!

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robertkoa
robertkoa

AND the fake S6 had an even better Camera than the real S6 with amazing clarity….read our Review where we compare it to the Fake Iphone6 Camera….

abubasim
abubasim

Can you give a link to the test?

ijazali
ijazali

he is such an idiot, just go to a proper store and buy it,,, people these days are so moronic…

drmodify
drmodify

uhhh.. when buying a phone of sites please check “about phone” and do an antutu bench test or “samsung phone info” via playstore

RichardDav3
RichardDav3

What an idiot. Who buys anything off of Craig’s List?

muhsdm
muhsdm

if you know what you’re doing, you can save a lot of money buying something off of Craigslist.

Ahmedivx
Ahmedivx

Another advantage for advatage for the S6 Edge over the regular S6 that I haven’t thought about before, guess thoses two edges are hard to copy

adam.kirby5
adam.kirby5

Why do people do these moronic acts? Just go and buy it from a proper store and pay the proper price.