Nokia 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:
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.
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.