Ever wondered how a knockoff Samsung Galaxy S6 compares to the real thing? Reddit user MalcolmSex has you covered. The unfortunate guy ended up scammed while shopping for a new Samsung Galaxy S6 on Craigslist, and decided to have some fun with it instead of raging.
While the exterior of the fake looks extremely close to the real thing, there are tiny difference that would only be noticed by the most observant Samsung fan. These include a micro-USB port that is installed upside down, a small gap around the Home button, and a mislabeled “Made in China” notice. Most of which would escape the notice of anyone who isn’t looking too closely.
Benchmarks reveal that lack of power in the internals, with the device scoring a mere 7054 on Quadrant; and 18708 on Antutu. In comparison, our benchmark of the real Samsung Galaxy S6 revealed an Antutu score 60590. Of course, the people behind the fake were clever enough to put more effort into disguising the lack of flagship level hardware in their knockoff
A version of CPU-Z comes pre-installed with the fake Galaxy S6, naturally this is also a fake app. One that is designed to claim that the smartphone runs on Samsung’s Exynos 7420 processor; when in fact it is powered by a less impressive MediaTek MT6582 processor. The real specifications are actually listed in the settings under device information, which is pretty easy to discover.
Naturally, this being posted to Reddit, Redditors have also managed to track down the Youtube channel of the person who has been bringing these knockoff Samsung’s into America. This channel includes a promotional video of what is included in the knockoff Galaxy S6 box, and how to sneak it past customs officials and border guards.
There are a lot of knockoffs floating around these days, and buyers should be extra careful about where they get their shiny new smartphones from. That being said, this guy was buying a premium class device from Craigslist; which practically guaranteed that he was about to be scammed.