[How To] Check If Tecno Android Phone And Battery Are Original Or Fake

Some few days back, a reader of this blog contacted me via a comment with an issue she had with her newly acquired tecno android P5. She complained that the phone hangs too frequently and she isn’t enjoying it. Her comment actually reads thus:

Hi Samuel,

I am typing this email out of sheer frustration! My Tecno P5 freezes like every hour! Randomly sending an sms freezes the phone! Its so annoying! I鈥檝e had the phone for about 10days and I am not enjoying it one bit! And I haven鈥檛 even downloaded bbm. Your assistance will be most appreciated.

I replied her asking: How many apps do you have installed on the device? If less than 10, please try returning to your seller and ask for a replacement.

She replied thus: Thank you very much.I can鈥檛 remember how many they were. There were some pre-installed apps on the phone when I bought it, and I downloaded some more. Although I have uninstalled the lot of them now save for my gmail account. The freezing has stopped since then. I would return it anyway because I suspect that when I re-install them, the freezing will start again.
I appreciate your time. Thank you.

Personally i knew for an android device like the tecno P5 running processor of 1.0 GHz dual-core Mediatek聽MT6572E CPU and a RAM of 512MB, its not expected to freeze the way she described it. I suspected that fake version of tecno android phones are now in stores and upon research, i found it to be true and this means the reader had actually bought a fake android device.

The good news is that, Tecno Mobile are aware of this and they have put in place, a medium with which you can verify if a tecno android phone and battery is original or fake and i’d like to share how with you.

How To Check If Tecno Android Phone And Battery Is Original Or Fake

First of all, you will be needing an internet connection on a phone or PC in other to access the checking web page.

Just visit http://gc.tecno-mobile.com/index and insert the information required. The information required are the IMEI and VC number including the battery Serial Number.

How Do I Find The IMEI and VC Number?

Normally, the IMEI and VC number comes displayed on the pack on the device but some people can be deceiving as changing the packs hence here’s what i advice. Open the phone pack and take the phone out, open the back cover of the phone and look into the information written on the white seal inside the phone back. There you should find the IMEI and VC number or if you are allowed, you can turn the phone on and dial *#06# and the IMEI number will be displayed right on the device screen.

How To Find The Serial Number Of The Battery?

This is simple, simply look at the body of the battery, the serial number is boldly written there.

Type in the required details on the website above and if your battery is original, you should get the message below

If your IMEI and VC is fake, you will get a message that states that your VC is incorrect and you should get an original android phone from an authorized tecno dealer.

With the information above, you should be able to tell between a fake tecno android device and an original tecno android phone.

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  • Hi Samuel,

    Thank you so much. I have used the link and both the battery and device are originals( very relieved).

    I suspect I had too many applications running. Since I uninstalled most of them, I haven’t had any issues.

    Many thanks.

    • Hello David, you may want to take proper inspection of your phone because changing IMEI does not affect apps from working. If you still think it’s the IMEI issue, simply change the IMEI back to the one that came with the phone and see if that fixes it.

  • Thanks about the IMEI and VC and about originality but what about SN?..it is telling me 18 characters but on the battery it has only7 characters….help?

  • please help me, I have tecno h5 which I rooted before using.I was thinking maybe is a fake phone but after going through this process I confirm it’s an original Tecno phone. But my problem is its wifi and ram. The wifi refuses to connect within the same range other Tecno phones can connect to a particular wifi network.
    Secondly, the ram is not up to 512MB as specified in phone specification website. Rather the total ram is 476MB.
    Do you think rooting an android phone can reduce it’s ram?

    • No Esquire. Rooting a device does not reduce its RAM. Which app did you use in checking? Please make sure of Antutu benchmark app.

    • Blaze, i am not sure if there is a fake infinix hot x507 android phone in the market at the moment. Just follow our unboxing video and compare to the device you got to see if there are similarities or differences.

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