How to Check Mobile Quality and Brand by IMEI Number?

The smartphone industry is a pretty big industry, and naturally, there are some black sheep in the industry who make sub-standard smartphones and sell them with fake brands to make profits. However, users can easily check the Mobile Quality and Brand using the IMEI Number, and I’ll show you how you can do it. Let’s get started.

How to Identify Fake Smartphones – Some useful tips?

If a retailer is selling a fake smartphone, he most probably won’t allow you to check the IMEI number, but there are some ways that you can use to identify fake or sub-standard smartphones.

·        Check Brand Name – In developed countries, there are laws that protect the trademarks, which make it difficult for scammers to use them. However, they use similar names to deceive customers. For example, they often use “Sumsung” instead of “Samsung” or “Nokla” instead of “Nokia.” If you find wrong spellings of brand name on the box or on the Smartphone, it means that the phone is fake.

·        Check the Build Quality – If you have used branded smartphones in the past, you would quickly notice the difference between the build quality of branded smartphones and sub-standard phones when you will hold them in your hand. If you think that the build quality is not right, you should not purchase that phone.

·        Get a Warranty & Receipt – Lastly, make sure that you get the 1-year warranty and receipt from the retailer.

How to Check IMEI Number?

One of the easiest ways to find the IMEI number is to dial “*#06#” on your Smartphone, and it will show you the 15 digit IMEI Number. You can also check the IMEI Number from your Phone’s Box or SIM Card Tray.

How to check Mobile Quality by IMEI Number?

IMEI number is a unique number, and it contains useful information which allows network carriers to validate smartphones and allow access. It also comes with the information about the Origin where it was manufactured, and it tells a lot about the Quality.

IMEI number comes with 15 Digits and 7th, and 8th digit provides the information about the Quality of the device.

Once you have your IMEI number, note down the 7th and 8th digits and compare it with the following numbers to know where it was manufactured.

·        If the 7th and 8th digits of the IMEI Number are 00, it means that it was manufactured in Original Factory, which is considered the Best Quality.

·        If the 7th and 8th digits of the IMEI Number are 01, 10, 70, or 91, it means that it was manufactured in Finland, which is considered Excellent Quality.

·        If the 7th and 8th digits of the IMEI Number are 02, it means that your Smartphone was manufactured in India or UAE, which is considered OK Quality.

·        If the 7th and 8th digits of the IMEI Number are 03 or 04, it means that your device was manufactured in France or Canada, which is considered the Best Quality.

·        If the 7th and 8th digits of the IMEI Number are 03 or 30, it means that your phone was manufactured in China or Korea, which is considered Good Quality.

·        If the 7th and 8th digits of the IMEI Number are 04 or 40, it means that your Smartphone was manufactured in China or Hong Kong, which is considered Good Quality.

·        If the 7th and 8th digits of the IMEI Number are 05 or 50, it means that your device was manufactured in Brazil, the USA, or Finland, which is considered Good Quality.

·        If the 7th and 8th digits of the IMEI Number are 06 or 60, it means that your phone was manufactured in Hong Kong, China, or Mexico, which is considered Good Quality.

·        If the 7th and 8th digits of the IMEI Number are 07, 08, 80, or 20, it means that your phone was manufactured in Germany, which is considered OK Quality.

·        If the 7th and 8th digits of the IMEI Number are 13, it means that your device was manufactured in Azerbaijan, which is considered very Bad Quality.

·        If the 7th and 8th digits of the IMEI Number are 18, it means that your phone was manufactured in Singapore, which is considered OK Quality.

·        If the 7th and 8th digits of the IMEI Number are 41 or 44, it means that your Smartphone was manufactured in the UK, which is considered OK Quality.

·        If the 7th and 8th digits of IMEI Number are 67, it means that your device was manufactured in the USA, which is considered Very Good Quality.

·        If the 7th and 8th digits of the IMEI Number are 71, it means that your device was manufactured in Malaysia, which is considered Bad Quality.

·        If the 7th and 8th digits of the IMEI Number are 80, it means that your phone was manufactured in Hungary, which is considered OK Quality.

How to check Brand Name by IMEI Number?

Many scammers often misuse the popular brand name on their sub-standard devices, but you can easily find the brand name of your device using the online IMEI Checker.

You can use the sites such as IMEI.INFO or IMEI24.Com to check your IMEI. All you will have to do is to enter your 15 digit IMEI Number, verify ReCAPTCHA, and it will provide complete details of your handset, including your Brand name.

If the brand name on the device and search result doesn’t match, it means that you have a fake Smartphone. If you need step-by-step guidance to check the IMEI number, you can check this guide, where you will also learn how to know if IMEI is blacklisted, unlocked, or fake!

How can I check the Quality of my phone?

You can check the Quality of your phone by checking the 7th and 8th digits of the IMEI Number. Once you find the 7th and 8th digits, you can compare them with our guide and check the Quality of your device.

How do I know my phone is original?

If the IMEI information on the online IMEI Checker doesn’t match with the information available on your Smartphone, it means that there’s something wrong and you possibly have a fake Smartphone.

Conclusion

That’s all, folks. In this guide, you learned how to check mobile Quality and brand by IMEI Number. I also explained the details about the Origin and their quality level, which will help you understand the Quality of your device. If you have any questions, please let me know in the comments.

2 thoughts on “How to Check Mobile Quality and Brand by IMEI Number?

  1. My phone has been stolen so that i have filled an FIR and also requested to block my phone’s imei from official govt site CEIR . I just want to know that if somebody insert a sim in my phone ,will they ( ceir) inform me about that person or number OR not. Can you tell ?

    1. Hi Abhi, Thank you for your question. If someone uses a SIM with your stolen smartphone, the police will be able to track that person, but they will not share that information with you. Police usually only contact the owner only once the phone is recovered.

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