Xiaomi releases app which helps you discover if your phone is fake

Xiaomi releases app which helps you discover if your phone is fake

xiaomi identification app

Apple, HTC and Samsung aren’t the only ones who have to contend with clone makers, Xiaomi have also been working to fight them for a long time and have released an app to help worried customers.

Knock off Xiaomi phones are a concern not only to the bank balance of CEO Lei Jun, but also customers and their safety. Over the past few years we have heard reports of fake Xiaomi phones exploding and generally being unsafe. The issue with Xiaomi clones is that with it being so difficult to get your hands on the real thing, it is quiet easy to fool someone in to believing a fake is real, it’s not helped that MIUI is available for a number of phones and that MIUI launchers are available for every device!

It has become such a problem that Xioami have just launched an app that can identify if your Xiaomi phone is fake or not. The “identification app” is currently in beta, but can be downloaded here and can test our MI phone.

A simple one click interface will tell you if you have the real deal or tricked by a reseller. Test your Xiaomi phone and let us know how it turns out!

[ GizChina.it ]
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  • Faux-News

    Huawei has also this function for some time in Chinese rom within their “Hicare” app.

  • mf1gt3r

    I had to install cpuz and antutu to know if my mi3 was fake. Hmmm. Was a good fake.

  • Han Lubach

    very goog . if it was in the English language .
    How can i tell what is what in Chinese

    • serj19

      Use chrome browser and translate the page.

  • Guest

    Only in Chinese! Is it fake or not?

  • Guest

    is it possible to give us the guide how to use the application

  • GDA

    Tap the button at the bottom and it’ll start scanning. If you get this green screen you pass.
    My Redmi did – yay!
    Please someone who understands Chinese confirm.

  • Adam

    Tested it with the English version, found here: http://en.miui.com/thread-29683-1-1.html

    My Redmi 1s from Antelife passed!

  • abraham

    This can be done only after we buy the phone. If it turns out to be a fake, in my part of the world nothing can be done. It can just make us either feel good or feel real bad.