The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra is a fake, how much does it look like in the original? We look at one of the best copies of Samsung devices on sale from China for less than 100 euros. Are imitators close to the original?
Nip S21 Ultra
from Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra It’s one of the best premium phones out there right now, and that has consequences. For example, that the devices are fakes from China. XDA Developers managed to order a fake S21 Ultra for €85, and compare it to the original in the video below.
When we see the back of the phone, we notice that it is also made of plastic, but it has a cheaper glossy look. The camera island has the same shape as the original, but it does not flow smoothly into the structure, and it appears that it was glued instead.
Moreover, there is a screen with a notch of water drop, unlike the real S21 Ultra. This, combined with the large screen bezel at the bottom, you can better see from those external features that it is a fake device. Also interesting is that the phone comes with a headphone jack and charger in the box, so it looks like you get more with this €85 phone.
The imitators have also done their best to make the smartphone software look like One UI. An animated Samsung logo appears on startup, and default Samsung wallpapers are recreated. Moreover, the navigation buttons are almost identical to the Samsung buttons, and recent apps have been toggled with the back button. The Chinese have also copied the default app icons, and strangely enough, the Spotify logo for the default music app on the phone has been misused. Copiers have gone out of their way to copy Bixby, although it is much less useful than the original.
1 GB RAM, 2 GB Storage
However, if you have been using the phone for a while, you will soon see that it shows serious problems. The phone’s software and packaging say it will come with 6GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, but in reality it only has 1GB of RAM and only 2GB of storage. You can literally install one app before the phone asks you to free up space. In addition, it runs very slowly with a working memory that matches that of the Galaxy S2 from 2011.
There are other things that stand out. For example, the phone comes without an AMOLED screen and has only one working camera which takes really bad photos. Although it is the limited storage and RAM that actually make this phone unusable. Have you ever bought a fake phone and what are your experiences? Do you know anyone who bought one? Let us know in the comments at the bottom of this article.
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