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Nokia says beware of Nokla and copycats

NoklaNokia Philippines has been alarmed with the increase in the number of cloned phones recently. It’s not only the popular Nokla phones from China but all other variations as well. While a number of consumers tend to buy the cheaper fake versions, others are not really aware that what they are buying are total knock-offs.

Nokia sent us these tips to share with our readers.

Top 3 Things to Take Note to Know if your Nokia Phone is legit or not:

1. Warranty

Nokia mobile phones bought in the Nokia Store or from its authorized dealers have a blue 12-month limited warranty sticker from Nokia Care slapped on the top or side parts of the phone’s box.

A Nokia Care Tamper Proof warranty sticker is also found in the mobile phone’s accessories such as the charger, battery, memory card, or data cable.

2. Stamp of Approval

All Nokia phones bought from the Nokia Store or any of its authorized dealers have a Tamper Proof Type label at the back of each mobile phone along with the NTC logo and the Type acceptance number as part of one sticker. Also found in the back of the mobile phone is the Nokia tamper proof Warranty Seal.

3. Battery

To see if your battery is the real thing, you have to make sure the hologram label reflects the Nokia Connecting Hands at one angle and the Original Enhancements logo at another angle. When you angle the hologram on the left, right, down and upsides of the logo, you should see 1, 2, 3 and 4 dots on each side respectively.

Looks like the underground market for cloned phones are creeping into the market real fast. And it’s not only in the Philippines but neighboring countries in South East Asia as well.

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  • sounds alarming indeed.. Is there a checklist before buying a phone to know which ones are fake??

  • oh.. i saw the checklist.. sorry for that n_n

    thanks

  • Gilbert

    For one thing, if the box isn’t the usual Nokia packaging and if you spot more than a handful of obscure, grammatical errors in the descriptions then it’s more than likely that you’ve got a clone in your hands.

    On a similar note I’ve personally seen several clones that are even more blatant with their imitations. They use the actual NOKIA logo and box descriptions. Kulang na lang ilagay nila contact number ng local NokiaCare offices. Walastik talaga!

  • Nokla…parang…jokla. HA! hahahahahaha! I kill me.

    If a piece of technology promises to “give your sense maximum input of pleasure for an eternity of wonders” then yeah, you should be a little wary.

  • very much informative.

    although that nokla looks good as well. haha

  • very informative.

    but hey! that nokla looks good too! haha

  • David Lee

    saw the phones few months ago and there are actually people buying those rip-off! it did made me think to buy, though i know it’ll last a month or so…please people don’t buy from .them

  • hay naku, mga chinese talaga.. Ang galing mameke hehehe..

  • Saw some selling on ebay.ph they sell it like for half the price of the original. When you see the pictures it looks exactly the same as the original but when you see the screenshot of the actual navigation menu it looks like a real fake.

  • yah but if we talk about the price, hehehe you know filipino people ask very interested with less expensive gadget. but don’t worry because we know the technology of pinoy they can do that more reliable… hehehhe 🙂 peace bro

  • esp888

    Another view of the press release. Nokia Philippines has been receiving many complaints. You can see this message board which I found after I was “victimized” recently by Nokia Philippines, http://pinoydvd.com/board/index.php?topic=65450.msg681958#msg681958
    So, the press release can be an excuse from Nokia’s unfair practices.

  • pao

    nokla…lol. pero kahit windows mobile nga may fake din, the interface is quite different, though.

  • yep kailangan may checklist tayo to know which nokia phones are fake.

  • “Nokla” lolz. the things people come up with 😛

  • maybe nokia should come up with some measures on how to detect if its original or fake…anyway another way to check if its legit nokia is try to retrieve serial of phone by press *#06# and then compare it on the box. then *#0000# to check version and model as well as the manufacturing date. again you can verify it on the box.

  • #######nokia engr###

    maybe nokia should come up with some measures on how to detect if its original or fake…anyway another way to check if its legit nokia is try to retrieve serial of phone by press *#06# and then compare it on the box. then *#0000# to check version and model as well as the manufacturing date. again you can verify it on the box.

  • eki123

    Well if your trying to buy for cheap authentic nokia phones with free delivery, visit http://www.cgena.com they have a their new feature the online store, and you will also sure that the nokia phone you buy is a 100% legit.

  • esp888

    To be enlightened about Nokia Philippines, please visit this site to http://pinoydvd.com/board/index.php?topic=65450.90

  • sanane

    türkçe bilem varmı lan

  • tim

    those china phones comes w/ a 1year replacement warranty..anytime ur phones have a problem u can demand for a replacement.. Consider this also.. almost everyone knows how terrible Nokia (doesn’t) Care is.. even the distributors and resellers of original nokia phone is really pissed at their after sales / Nokia (doesn’t) Care.

    2nd is the writer of this news stupid! Have he seen the warranty sticker that he is saying. its a cheap and plain sticker with a print 12months warranty. And who said its tamper proof. HELLO!! it can be easily removed and stick again.