Advice 1: How to check your phone manufacturer

In the Russian market there are a large number of "gray" phones that have been illegally imported into the country. Such devices sometimes have problems with quality or is often adapted to operate in other networks. The manufacturer can be checked with a special IMEI or presence of certain markings on the case or packaging.
Instruction
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Enter on the numeric keyboard key combination "*#06#" in the mode of entering the telephone number. Will display a 15-digit number which is IMEI.
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Look at the 7 or 8 position. If this value is "02" or "20" it means that the phone is manufactured in the United Arab Emirates and is bad quality. If the numbers are "08" or "80", the producer is Germany. The numbers "01" or "10" indicates that the phone was made in Finland, and if the 7 and 8 positions of the entry number is "00", it means that the phone was assembled in the factory of the manufacturer, which is very good. Devices that contain this provision, the number "13" was produced in Azerbaijan and may threaten the user's health due to the extremely low quality.
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Look for a box of apparatus. There should not be any inscriptions with the names of foreign mobile operators (e.g. Orange or Vodafone). The box should be pasted logos ESAs and the PCT, are applied also under the battery of the device.
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Look at the list of languages supported by the phone. Must contain Russian language. The set shall be supplied fully translated manual, which is printed on quality paper.
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Warranty provides a service in certified service center and must be efficiently printed entirely in Russian. The coupon is applied the list of authorized STS that are present in major cities and regions.
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IMEI that is written on the sticker behind the battery must match the value that is displayed on the screen in the query result "*#06#".

Advice 2: How to know the country of origin on the phone

Buying a cell phone, not everyone thinks about the country of manufacture. It is clear that the majority of phones sold in Russia is made in China. But China China strife. Large corporations for the production of household appliances and electronics move their production to the territory of China due to cheap labor. But manufacturers do it legally, build factories. As for build quality there watching often stricter than usual, not to drop the reputation of the company.
Instruction
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However, the Chinese - savvy people. And with quality, "branded" cell the country was flooded with counterfeits, made so skillfully that they can be distinguished only by the serial number or IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity). This 15-bit number, an international mobile equipment identifier, this code is unique to each cell phone.
The first eight digits of the IMEI describe the model and country of origin of the phone. Moreover, the first 6 digits are a code phone model TAC (Type Approval Code). Followed by 2 digits - country code of the manufacturer of the FAC (Final Assembly Code). The next 6 digits indicate the serial number of the phone SNR (Serial Number). The remaining digit is spare ID SP (Spare); it is calculated on the basis of previous digits by a special algorithm.
Thus, the country-the manufacturer of the phone describes the 7th and 8th digits of the IMEI. For example, 67 — U.S. 19\40 – United Kingdom, 80 in China.
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To determine the country of origin of the phone and the barcode of the phone the first two digits.
And, of course, the country of origin marked on the packaging phone and in accompanying instructions and documentation. It is written and the barcode and IMEI number. But be careful, sometimes it does not coincide with the original IMEI. In this case, before you fake.
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To know the IMEI of the phone can be very simple. Type on keyboard*#06# and the screen will affect the IMEI of your phone. If the phone is with two SIM cards, then on the display will have two IMEI.
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Also IMEI of the phone you can find, and most importantly, to compare with the on-screen option under the phone's battery. Remove the back cover and the battery, the phone has a sticker on which is written the IMEI of the phone, and is also listed on the certification of the product in Russia, PCT.
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Have the IMEI of the phone has another function. In case of theft or loss of phone mobile operator, at your request, can block the phone. The lock is made according IMEI.
Note
Each phone has its own set of accessories that are included in the bundle. The minimum possible set – camera, battery, charger and manual. Initially, the device must be separate from the battery.
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