Samsung works hard, but fake phone companies work harder. This is the tale of a brand new fake S24 Ultra, a one-to-one copy that aims to mimic Samsung’s latest flagship device. In the past, these counterfeit phones have often surprised me with their quality and detail. In this video, we delve into a detailed side-by-side unboxing and comparison between the real S24 Ultra and its fake counterpart, exploring just how far the makers of the fake device went in replicating Samsung’s new AI features.

#### Unboxing: Real vs. Fake

Before even opening the boxes, a noticeable difference is evident: the fake phone box has a slightly grayer hue compared to the deep black of the real one. The text on the fake box is bolder and brighter, and while the real box lists IMEI 1 and IMEI 2, the fake one merely shows “II.” Interestingly, the IMEI numbers on the fake box do correspond to a real Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra, making it harder to distinguish based on this detail alone.

Turning the boxes over, further discrepancies emerge. The fake box has some text along the seal that reads, “Do not accept if seal is broken,” a detail absent from the real box. Additionally, the fake box features some amusing spelling mistakes, a hallmark of counterfeit products.

One interesting test is weighing the boxes. Surprisingly, both the real and fake boxes weigh almost the same, indicating the counterfeiters put significant effort into replicating the real product’s feel.

#### Inside the Boxes

Upon unboxing, the differences become clearer. The real S24 Ultra uses paper for its protective layers, which can be easily ripped, while the fake uses plastic. Both phones look strikingly similar at first glance, but a closer inspection reveals a bubble on the back glass of the fake phone, indicating it hasn’t been properly adhered and is slightly lifting.

Examining the contents of the boxes, the fake phone includes a USB-A to USB-C cable, whereas the real one comes with a USB-C to USB-C cable. The SIM ejector pins are slightly different, but this is a minor and pc repair company hard-to-detect difference. The start guides also differ, but these can vary by region, making them unreliable for authentication.

#### The Phones: Side-by-Side

Turning on both phones reveals that the fake one uses an LCD screen, while the real S24 Ultra boasts one of the best displays on the market. The bezels on the fake phone are surprisingly similar to the real one, except for the larger bottom chin. The fake phone even copies the boot screen almost exactly, but there are subtle differences.

Upon navigating to the settings, the fake phone claims to run Android 14, but clicking a few times reveals it’s actually running Android 7 (Nougat). The real S24 Ultra, of course, displays the proper Android 14 interface.

Interestingly, the fake phone offers software updates, albeit very small ones. This is odd, considering it’s a device designed to scam people, yet it still receives updates past its initial sale.

#### Camera and AI Features

One of the main selling points of the S24 Ultra is its AI features, particularly in the camera. The fake phone’s camera setup appears convincing at first glance. However, by applying pressure with a spudger, it’s evident that most of the lenses are fake, made of plastic, with only the main lens being glass.

Testing the cameras and microphones reveals the stark contrast between the two devices. The real S24 Ultra produces clear, high-quality images and sound, while the fake phone’s performance is notably poor. Furthermore, the fake phone lacks Samsung’s new AI features. For example, Samsung’s real S24 Ultra can use Google Lens for image search, but the fake one cannot replicate this feature.

#### Internal Inspection

Opening up the fake S24 Ultra reveals its true nature. The camera lenses are merely decorative, attached to a plastic bracket. The internal components, including the CPU and GPU, are far inferior to the real device. The fake phone uses a MediaTek 6580 CPU and Mali-400 MP GPU, both significantly outdated compared to the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 found in the real S24 Ultra.

The internal layout of the fake phone is also poorly designed. The main board is held down by screws that put pressure on it, a major design flaw. The battery is a 4500mAh unit, and the sub-board includes the SIM slot and charging port, labeled “SUB” (not to be confused with a plea to subscribe to a YouTube channel).

#### Conclusion

While the fake S24 Ultra is impressive in its attempt to mimic the real device, it falls short in critical areas such as build quality, screen performance, and internal components. The lack of genuine AI features and poor camera performance further highlight its deficiencies.

This comparison serves as a cautionary tale: always verify the authenticity of a smartphone before purchasing, especially if the deal seems too good to be true. Counterfeit phones might look convincing, but their performance and reliability are nowhere near the level of genuine devices. Use this guide as a reference to avoid getting scammed and ensure you’re investing in a legitimate, high-quality product.