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A Complete Guide to Dummy Phones

complete guide to dummy phones

Have you always thought that real smart phones are in display of a cell phone shop? We hate to break it to you but you have been duped! Those are dummy phones most of the time. A dummy phone, or a non-working phone, is used commonly as a representation to indicate that the store have that model. More importantly, this is used to prevent theft of expensive phones.

You may have search the web and find no luck in searching info about these dummy phones. Well, fear not. This guide will delve into what’s inside a dummy mobile phone, how to spot a one from a real one, some examples of realistic toy cellphones and where to find wholesale dummy cell phones.


What a Dummy Phone Interior Looks Like

You may think that it looks real from the outside. But, one Youtuber opened a Samsung toy phone to show what actually is inside of it in this video. Spoiler alert: don’t be surprised if we find no electronics in there.

First, he removed the top case (the one with the screen) and we can see that it’s just a cheap plastic that’s just glued to the metal body. The Menu button can easily be detached as well. Then, he showed the back part. He opened the cover and a thin metal sheet, which represents a battery, is attached in the middle. The camera is just a lens that is fastened on to what seemed to be the receiver.


Comparing a Dummy iPhone to a Real iPhone

Due to lack of resources online, we refer again to this Youtube video comparing a dummy iPhone 6 to a real iPhone 5s. The Youtuber who uploaded this first unboxed the iPhone dummy and when he flipped it, we can see that there is no Apple logo on the back. He said that the dummy iPhone 6 fits more comfortably in his hand than the actual iPhone 5s. The ports and buttons are really perfect replicas of the real ones.


Fake vs. Real: The True Test

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Do you want to know if a phone is a counterfeit? These are some warning signs that you should look out for:

SUBTLE APPEARANCE DIFFERENCES: You might find it hard to search for differences at first glance because the fake one’s aim is to really fool you. However, a keen viewing might lead you to some obvious ones. Observe the color, location of buttons, size or spelling of the brand name. Counterfeiters are able to copy almost all the phone’s details down to very small ones. Therefore, it makes it more difficult to tell if a phone is original. As much as possible, you need to view the phone in person to scrutinize it properly.

FEATURES: iPhones made from China are the best example for this. One can hardly tell the difference between an Apple-made from China-made from the outside. But, once you opened them, the features are way too different. China-made iPhone iTunes app lead to Spotify. Like, what the heck? Then, the counterfeit display is much dimmer compared to the authentic one. The point here is you need to read the specs of the phone you are targeting to buy before making that purchase.

FUNCTIONALITY: Bogus phones are occasionally made out of cheap sub-standard components. Processing speeds are much slower. Also, operating systems might have missing essentials. That’s why the phone may not be compatible with affiliated software and applications.

WARRANTY: All manufacturers have a limited warranty for their products. One give away to tell if it is a fake one is when it doesn’t have a policy wherein you can return a damage product. So, beware!

PRICE: This might be the biggest sign that your phone is a counterfeit. If it’s a lot cheaper than the actual price, you might want to reconsider this. Remember to opt for quality rather than cheap without a guaranteed satisfaction.


Realistic Toy Phones Available at Unlimited Cellular

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LG Vortex VS660 Replica Dummy Phone is available in bulk packaging. Some android phones for dummies are Samsung Omnia II I920 Replica, Samsung Galaxy Tab SCH-i800 Replica and LG Chocolate Touch VX8575. These are also available in bulk packaging. They look and weigh the same as the real phones they model. They are frequently used as kids’ toys or shop displays.


Where to find Wholesale Dummy Cell Phones

You can find affordable wholesale options for dummy phone needs at us, Unlimited Cellular. You can always save more when you buy in bulk.




Smarphone Camera Face Off: iPhone 8+ VS Galaxy Note 8 VS iPhone 7+

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Smartphone camera face-off: iPhone 8 Plus vs Note 8 vs iPhone 7 Plus

Apple (AAPL) and Samsung (SSNLF) offer some of the best smartphone cameras on the market. And while Apple’s dual-lens iPhone 7 Plus has a fantastic shooter, Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8, which also offers a dual-lens setup, is slightly better thanks to its richer colors and dual optical image stabilization (OIS).

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So did Apple succeed? To determine that, I took the 7 Plus, Note 8 and 8 Plus out for a day of shooting around New York. I took all of the photos with HDR (high dynamic range) mode set to auto on each phone, to ensure a similar experience across devices. For cell phone accessories I recommend visit and for iPhone or Samsung replica check their dummy phone section.

So did Apple succeed? To determine that, I took the 7 Plus, Note 8 and 8 Plus out for a day of shooting around New York. I took all of the photos with HDR (high dynamic range) mode set to auto on each phone, to ensure a similar experience across devices.So did Apple succeed? To determine that, I took the 7 Plus, Note 8 and 8 Plus out for a day of shooting around New York. I took all of the photos with HDR (high dynamic range) mode set to auto on each phone, to ensure a similar experience across devices.

Exterior landscape — The iPhone 8 Plus captures the cleanest, most accurate shot.

Close-up shot — The Note 8 took the most natural-looking photo.

Zoom — The iPhone 8 Plus shot the clearest picture with the best coloring.

Low-light — The iPhone’s photo is pixilated like the others’ shots, but offers the best color.

Portrait — The iPhone 8 Plus and Note 8 tied on this round, due to their own distinct flaws.

Exterior landscape

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I tend to take the majority of my photos either from my couch when my cats are playing and I need some good Instagram fodder, but the rest of the time I’m capturing photos outside in direct sunlight. To test the cameras’ outdoor performance, I went to Manhattan’s Bryant Park and captured a photo of its large lawn, the rear of the New York Public Library and the surrounding buildings.

iPhone 8 Plus

The iPhone 8 Plus captured the most even-colored image of this scene. The azure sky never looks too white and the library’s roof is a deep brown. I also found the lawn to be a bit greener than the iPhone 7 Plus’s and the Note 8’s shots, but not by much.

Galaxy Note 8

The Galaxy Note 8’s photo is surprisingly overexposed versus the iPhone 8 Plus’s photo, especially around the sky and the library’s roof. Details, however, were just as clear and crisp as the iPhone 8 Plus’s photo.

iPhone 7 Plus

The iPhone 7 Plus’s shot falls directly in between the iPhone 8 Plus’s and Note 8’s images. The sky looks too white, but not nearly as much as the Note’s photo, and the library’s roof is a hair too bright.

Winner: iPhone 8 Plus

The iPhone 8 Plus offers the cleanest, most accurate photo of the group.



While at Bryant Park I decided to capture a close-up shot of a flower, so our readers will believe that I’m a sensitive soul. Joke’s on them.

iPhone 8 Plus

The iPhone 8 Plus once again proves it produces more vibrant colors in this shot, as the flower’s bright-pink petals look almost unnaturally deep. At the same time, details like the fine lines running throughout the petals are slightly harder to make out.

Note 8

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 accentuated the whites in this photo, making details easier to spot and the flower seem far more natural.

iPhone 7 plus

Much like the iPhone 8 Plus, the 7 Plus makes the flower look too over-saturated.

Winner: Note 8

While it’s not nearly as colorful as the iPhone 8 Plus’s photo or iPhone 7 Plus’s shot, the Note 8’s photo is the most natural looking.


street shot

The biggest advantage of Apple’s and Samsung’s dual-lens cameras is that images look clearer when you zoom in. To test them I took a photo of the Chrysler Building with the zoom levels for the three phones set to 5x.

iPhone 8 Plus

The iPhone 8 Plus blew this test away. Not only do the colors look the most accurate, you can still see fine details in the tree in the foreground. That’s lost in both the iPhone 7 Plus’s and Note 8’s photos.

Galaxy Note 8

Samsung’s Note 8 made this image look too blue, especially when viewed side-by-side with the iPhone 8 Plus’s shot. The tree in the foreground is also too dark, causing it to lose definition between the leaves.

iPhone 7 Plus

While the Note 8 accentuated blues, the Note 7 seemed to accentuate browns in its photo. As a result, the image looks flatter than the Note’s or iPhone 8 Plus’s shots. The tree in the foreground is also too dark.

Winner: iPhone 8 Plus

The iPhone 8 Plus not only managed to capture the truest colors in this shot, but it also kept the tree in the foreground sharp enough for you to clearly see the leaves.

Low-light shot

Light shot

iPhone 8 Plus

The 8 Plus’s shot looked far brighter than the actual scene, which made it easier to make out from a distance. But like the Note 8’s and iPhone 7 Plus’s shots, when you zoom in on the 8 Plus’s image, it’s a mess of artifacts. But of the three, the iPhone 8 Plus offered the most natural colors and exposure.

Galaxy Note 8

The Note 8’s photo looks to have the best skin tone, but the wall in the lower right corner had a green hue, which threw off the rest of the photo.

iPhone 7 Plus

Apple’s iPhone 7 Plus took a washed out photo in this setting. The color almost has a sepia look to it.

Winner: iPhone 8 Plus

Smartphone cameras still leave a lot to be desired when it comes to taking low-light photos, but in this case the iPhone 8 Plus is the best.

Portrait shots

Portrait shot

Beyond the ability to zoom in using optical rather than digital zoom, which makes for clearer photos, the iPhones and Note 8 use their dual-lens cameras to create a bokeh effect which blurs the background of images while keeping the foreground clear. It’s a great feature, when it works.

iPhone 8 Plus

When I took a photo of my coworker Chris using the iPhone 8’s portrait mode, the lighting in our office created a kind of orange effect. The blurring looked great and the overall shot was clear, but the coloring was strange.

A second shot of an Optimus Prime toy captured absolutely brilliant colors, but cut out finer details like the points of his head and the exhaust pipes on his arms.

Galaxy Note 8

The Note 8’s photo of Chris had a slightly purple hue. Our shot of Optimus Prime, meanwhile, was dull and flat, though his details were kept intact. Oddly, the couch behind Prime looked as though it was fully blurred.

iPhone 7 Plus

The iPhone 7 Plus’s photo of Chris was simply too dark, making it the worst of the three shots. The Optimus Prime photo, on the other hand, looked exactly the same as the iPhone 8 Plus’s image, right down to the missing details.

Winner: Tie between iPhone 8 Plus and Note 8

Both the iPhone 8 Plus and Note 8 have their own flaws in these shots, but they’re better than the iPhone 7 Plus.

Overall winner: Apple’s iPhone 8 Plus

Each of the smartphones in this face-off capture exceptional photos, but after scrutinizing their respective images, it’s clear — pun intended — that Apple’s iPhone 8 Plus is at the top.




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