How to Identify the Original and Fake Cellphone Battery

Smartphones with special features have attracted plenty of customers. However, those features usually render the fast battery drains, which results in abundant complaints about the bad battery performances among cell phone owners. This battery problem can be solved by preparing a new backup battery if you have a handset with a removable Genuine Samsung Galaxy S series/ Note series battery. What's worse, the reports about cellphone exploding have risen recently. These exploding issues have become the main concern among the smartphone users. The exploding may be caused by a faulty battery. It is essential to adopt an Original Samsung battery to better guarantee the safety. Therefore, it is necessary to acquire the knowledge of identifying an original battery when you need to replace the old battery or prepare a spare battery.


Taking the Galaxy S3 battery as an example, we are here to teach users how to identify the original and fake battery.


It is easy to tell the original and fake batteries following the tutorial below.


Step 1 Check the battery box


The packing box of an original battery is in good quality and can better protect the battery. Colors, as well as letters on the box, appear natural.


Samsung cellphone battery box

Original Samsung Galaxy S3 Box Front Side


Step 2 Check the date of manufacture


Compare the date of manufacture between the battery box and battery body. For the original battery, the date of manufacture printed on the battery body is the same as the date on the box.


 galaxy battery date of manufature

 Step 3 Inspect the NFC connector


You can see the internal NFC connector after tearing down the battery paper.

 Galaxy S3 battery with NFC connector


After ripping down the paper, you can find the NFC chip of a genuine battery is wrapped well. The battery surface feels plain.
The NFC chip of a faulty battery is uncovered with glue print. The battery surface feels protruded rather than plain. Also, the fake battery does not include NFC chip and with much glue prints.


 Galaxy battery


Step 4 Check carefully the battery body and the cardboard gap


The fake battery packing looks inauthentic with rough, irregular and protruded cardboard edge, while the genuine battery packing surface appears trim and smooth.

 Galaxy S3 battery


Compare Galaxy OEM and fake battery


The gap of the original battery cardboard is very small and it appears to be plain and trims with exquisite workmanship.

The fake battery cardboard gap looks large with rough and irregular sticking workmanship.


Galaxy S3 OEm battery comparision


Step 5 Look at the battery fonts


The OEM battery fonts are printed well with black and bold letters.


Galaxy S3 original battery

The fake battery letters look indistinct with light and thin printing.


Fake battery

Step 6 Inspect the battery foot angle


The foot angle of an original battery features exquisite craft-ship with a smaller edge.


The foot angle of a fake battery seems to be larger with rough workmanship.


Galaxy battery comparision


These above-mentioned tips of identifying the Galaxy S3 battery are also helpful for other smartphone users. Although many smartphone models are available in the market, like the iPhone 5, the Galaxy S4 or the HTC One, the methods of distinguishing their genuine batteries are similar.


If you have other ways to distinguish the original and copy battery, welcome to comment below.


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  1. BY jack

    Thanks for the advice. But how can i know about wiko sunset 2 battery?

  2. BY Domingo Clint

    If some one desires to be updated with latest technologies then he must be visit this site and be up to date daily.

  3. BY gift

    thanks, so much help

  4. BY Emma

    Add a comment…thank you for sharing am a retailer of smartphone batteries but I have been many customers complaing about cells that I sell to them because I had no big knowledge about identifying original cells and fake cells bravo!

  5. BY David O

    For how long those the battery last SAMSUNG-SGH-I717

  6. BY Nagham

    My note 3 mobile was at the maintenance shop and when I came back I couldn’t identify if it’s the same battery or he had replaced it with a.fake one I don’t have the mobile box that it came with .so I know if there is a way to know if it’s fake or not

  7. BY Patrick Bowman

    What a useful article. Thank you for sharing this!

  8. BY jhunluid reposo

    can i request something.can you identify the fake and real battery in myphone my27.

  9. BY Zohaib

    Sir please tell me how to check orignal and fake iphone battery and also where to buy orignal one???

  10. BY sajid khan

    thanx 4 share have infu very well

    • BY kaye

      thanks, hope it helped!

  11. BY Abu Hanif

    Need gts 7580 model battery.where I will find it

    • BY kaye

      you mean galaxy Trend Plus GT-S7580 battery replacement? sorry,we don’t have this model of battery replacement in our web, maybe you can try searching on amazon or ebay.


    It’s helpfull
    but can you tell me about samsung glaxy grand 2 battery difference between original and fake….?

  13. BY KT Toh

    I bought a Samsung S4 battery from the Samsung shop at 313@orxhard on 15 Sep 16. Unlike my old one, there is no manufacture date printed on the battery pack. How to confirm that I have purchased a real one?

    • BY kaye

      Hi,you can try to compare the new battery with the old one to check the weight differences, prints or fonts

  14. BY sukumar ruidas

    Thanks sir

    • BY kaye

      hope it helped!

  15. BY rahul

    great,,,,,,,,,thank you sir,:)

  16. BY Andrew

    Thanks for the information

    • BY Kaye

      Hope it helped.

  17. BY Dominik

    Thanks for your helpful article. I correctly identify non-original battery for LG G3. Also i noticed that the original battery is 9 grams heavier than fake battery,.. that means less capacity.

    • BY lokesh

      Whr u bought the original battery for G3

  18. BY Bruce

    Where can I get a true OEM battery for my Samsung S3 galaxy cell phone?
    Thank you,

  19. BY Charles Edward

    I am planning to buy a samsung cellphone or whatever that has very long battery life and can be downloaded minecraft and clash of clans without crashing etc. Please make a page where how to know when a cellphone is original and can lasts longer battery life. But thanks for the info.

  20. BY yonas

    it is helpful i like it
    dose it have effect if we tear it to see

  21. BY yonas

    it is helpful i like it

  22. BY David

    Nice information. I bought a cheapie Samsung battery on the web, it would not hold a charge. I used your info and determined it’s a fake. It stands to reason than a $50 battery sold for seven bucks on the ‘net would be suspect. Hey, there’s a sucker born every minute. Thanks for the education.

  23. BY Hardeep Singh

    Really helpful knowledge.. 🙂

  24. BY dadaso

    It’s good info. Thank you

  25. BY shakeel

    As i have seen that in the oem battery there is a black layer chip stick with battery I would like to know the purpose of this layer chip thing.
    what does it do actually.

  26. BY teware

    i have seen that in the oem battery there is a black layer chip can i know the purpose of this thing.what does it do actually.

  27. BY Cheryl

    Another clue that a battery may not be the real deal is the price. I have a Galaxy S4 and Samsung sells the battery direct to consumer for $39.99. Retailers on eBay and Amazon are selling supposed OEM batteries “without retail packaging” for less than $10. If the price is way too cheap compared to Samsung’s price, something is wrong. I wouldn’t buy any battery not sold in original Samsung package. “Non-retail package” usually means it is a fake, mass-produced in CHINA and does not come in the original Samsung retail box. These fakes have all kinds of issues. Limited number of charge cycles and very rapid discharge. Many provide less than the mAH stated on label and don’t meet Samsung’s specs. One fake I bought for $7.95 didn’t have the NFC chip even though the label on the battery claimed to have “Near Field Communication.” And seller only offered 90-day warranty. You get what you pay for. Want a battery that works just like the original in your new phone, buy it directly from Samsung. You may be very disappointed if you have to buy a new replacement every 3 months.

  28. BY Timi Michael

    This is a wonderful piece.

  29. BY kibrom

    Add a comment…I lake it excelent

  30. BY Christopher

    Please be advised that the information on this page is NOT correct and has been reported to Samsung UK. I complained after receiving a battery that did not have matching barcode/production dates after following this information. I then received a refund but the seller swore blindly it was original. I then purchased directly from Samsung UK, and the battery I received did NOT have matching dates. They were two weeks apart. Most likely production date on the battery and packing date on the barcode which was several weeks later! STOP MISINFORMING BUYERS!!!!

    • BY Elijah

      Thank you Christopher for this info! Mine came too with non matching dates and is original.

  31. BY j harish

    thank u for telling the tips for identifying the original battery and also useful and i also done it

  32. BY rahul kumar

    because i need 100% original iphone5 bettary brand new

  33. BY rahul kumar

    anybody tell me plzz

  34. BY rahul kumar

    plzz tell me fast sir

  35. BY rahul kumar

    how can i check the original and fake iphone5 bettary

  36. BY kodo

    OEM 39g
    Fake 32g

  37. BY Timothy

    Pls, I need original samsung battry and charger for my phone. Samsung Model S3 mini. Model GT-19190. Fcc ID:A3LGT19190. SNN:19190GSMH. Rated:3,8v~1300mAh. I send the enquire from Nigeria, tell me how much is it and how to get them, thanks.

  38. BY josie

    I love about all these kinds of smartphones. Its just that, in terms of
    battery, I am more cautious. I want a phone where the battery is next to
    its priority. Just this recent, I bought new battery (from Amazon which
    is the Replacement Battery For Samsung Galaxy S3, 2100mAh Li-ion
    Battery by Procizion (No NFC) for my S3 and due to weird battery
    problems I’ve encounter. But as a whole, phones like these are the ones
    that needs to be given a fair review.

  39. BY Akshay

    Thank U for info.
    The “manufacturing date” point helped me to detect the duplicate battery and get my money back from dat cheap shop

  40. BY AndroidOS

    Also the OEM battery weighs 39 grams, the fakes usually less!

  41. BY roony

    Thanks for the info.

  42. BY Hanson

    Very well shared! Thank you!


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