Always purchase devices from a trusted source, as our friend’s at NegriElectronics has learned the hard way. A supplier in the company’s chain tried to hock a fake Galaxy S III as the real-deal, and the copy is a pretty convincing attempt at imitating what is currently Android’s biggest weapon.
Everything right down to the font and familiar rounded look is designed to fool uninitiated folks into purchasing a brick. There are a few hints — no box IMEI, a raised Samsung logo, fake back — that indicate you’ve received a bad unit, but otherwise it looks like what you’d buy at your favorite wireless store.
Samsung’s immensely popular Galaxy S III is currently the industry’s pride and joy, so it’s no surprise there are companies out there trying to manufacture fake units. This is just a cautionary tale to always get your gear from a source you trust, and closely investigate a device (like, say, from Craigslist) before buying.