Chinese customers eager to get their hands on the latest Xiaomi Mi4 are being burned by dishonest stores selling knock off phones.
Xiaomi phones have always been in high demand, spawning a knock off industry around the devices. In the past I have seen numerous clones at the local “phone city” and was once even sent a knock off by a reseller in China trying to pass it off as real!
As Xiaomi have become more popular, these factories making the clones have become so proficient at producing clones that fake Mi4 models are already on sale.
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The clones are said to look just as good as the real thing and even Antutu testing cannot tell they are fake. However, anyone with a good eye should be able to tell if their Mi4 is fake from the screen resolution which is just 960 x 540 rather than 1920 x 1080.
Xiaomi have started to combat fake phones, and recently released an application which you can install on your phone to confirm if your device is real or not.
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Have you ever been sold a fake Xiaomi phone instead of the real thing?