Is your HTC Phone Original- Check this out!

The trend of shopping through internet has become a fashion. But many a times we face fraud and scams on online shopping sites. You will place an order of an article that you wll see on the product picture but the good delivered to you may of not that quality or make. When buying electronic goods it is my suggestion to always opt for going to a genuine shop rather than anywhere where you are lured to the tag of “cheap and discount for you”. Also you may slip buying from the option given to you “it’s like less than half of the normal price”. And this might not be the real deal.
It tends to be very safe to buy phones from established European/American/etc retailers. Sellers in some parts of the world can and will try to sell you a copy of a HTC for HTC price.
Let us see how to find and know that your HTC is an original phone.

HTC Sense

HTC Sense
Is it not running HTC Sense when it’s supposed to be running HTC Sense. Some HTC phones like Desire 616 doesn’t use HTC Sense, but it DO got HTC Blinkfeed onboard. Know what you’re buying. A Google Play Edition HTC phone is using stock Google Android. Check the box, check that it looks like other boxes that you google. Check that it says HTC on it etc.

Phone Identity Check

Photo Identity Check
It looks like a proper real HTC phone, a cheap knock-off tends to look very cheap. Under Settings > About > Phone identity, it should show the correct information. Also check Settings>Storage to see that it should have the mentioned storage.


Remember it’s called HTC and not HDC. There’s a Chinese knock-off brand called HDC that makes a phone that’s a pure clone of One M8. It’s VERY similar, but it’s a bit off. It just doesn’t feel “right”.

IMEI and Serial Number

serial number
Check IMEI and serial number, if it’s genuine both will check out as original HTC, call HTC support. A genuine HTC phone will check out as a HTC phone there.

HTC Specifications

Always compare specifications with official HTC specifications. Preferably in your own country, since sometimes specifications differs a bit between countries.

Used Phone

If you buy a used phone just be aware of that simple fact that it might be a stolen device. Especially if it’s WAY too cheap, and the guy selling it seems just a bit too nervous.

Dont Rush into Buying

Never get pressured into buying something. If the seller wants to rush you into buying it, chances are that it’s either a clone and/or stolen.

When buying from a retailer

Make sure that you got a proper box for it, that the things that’s supposed to be in the box is there. In some regions there’s NOT a charger included in some network/carrier variants.

Know what you are buying

Always know what you are getting. Know just how much it should cost and always always know the specification of the phone that you are buying. Just do the pre-purchase research that you should do. And you have more info about getting prices.

Any phone will do

Just don’t get any kind of phone. You have to know that it’s not wise to get an American phone if you’re living in Europe/Asia etc due to different bands etc used. And, you will never have any kind of warranty. And no updates. Verizon phones are to be avoided, since there you can’t even get a RUU with the update which you might get for other American carrier phones.

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