The company Xiaomi firstly bet on the production of cheap smartphones, high quality, functional and aesthetic. This has helped the company gain tremendous popularity, not only in the Chinese market but also around the world. As we know, there are always unfair producers ready to hang on to the success of others and take the piece of a pie. They manufacture counterfeit products, masking them on the original products and earn a lot of money. This too affects Xiaomi devices: In the market, there were no smartphones, tablets and other original equipment that could appear in your hands if you do not buy from official distributors. Nevertheless, many people want to know what they use: the original or the fake. And today we will tell you how to check if your Xiaomi smartphone is originally.
Option 1: by serial number or IMEI
The authentication of Xiaomi phones starts with a visit to the official website of the company. Click on the following link and enter the serial number of the device or its IMEI in the suggested field.
Note: To determine the IMEI, you have to find it on the device’s packaging box or enter the code * # 06 # on your smartphone, then enter the captcha and press Check. The result will be IMEI.
Option 2: by secret code
If the smartphone’s packaging box has an authentication label, you can see the secret code there. To do this, you must clear the security layer from the label. Then this code is entered on the next page from the official website of the manufacturer.
The point here is not in the code, but in the figure you will see when you enter the code. This shows how many times this code has been entered in the site. If so, your phone is original. If less than 10 – everything is fine. The code can also be entered by the manufacturer. But when the number of entries is much higher, this can only mean one thing: a large number of users have bought devices that have the same code on their labels. The owners have tried to check the authenticity of their gadgets just like you. Then your Xiaomi smartphone is a fake.
Note: The authentication label is not a mandatory attribute from the original packaging of the device. Thus, his absence means nothing.
We would appreciate if you could use one of the authentication options on your Xiaomi smartphone to tell us about this experience in the comments in this article. We are sure that many people will need your feedback and comments.