Xiaomi is a relatively young Chinese company, it is just 5 years old. But it's already called as «Chinese Apple» for a big amount of really quality products with an outstanding design. At this they manage to combine these qualities with a perfect price! But let's not discuss this now. The popularity of Xiaomi products is so large that chinese people themselves started to produce fakes at once.That is why one should be very careful while picking up the place for buying Xiaomi products and their further checking.
How to identify a Xiaomi fake
First of all, do not try to follow the cheapest offers. Search through and find reviews about the shop and seller on Aliexpress. The best way is to find a thread about the product you are interested in on the special for a – as a rule they discuss only good sellers there.
Secondly, carefully check your purchase after getting a parcel. In this case Xiaomi itself tried to take care of its customers - there is a special section for checking on the company site and on the boxes with products you can find a unique secret code.
The code is wrapped by a protection layer which can be scraped with a coin.
In order to check any Xiaomi product go to mi.com/verify and enter 20 figures of the secret code. After this press «Verify now» and check.
If your product is an original Xiaomi you'll see such a picture:
The product under check is a Mi Power Bank, external battery. Also, you can see that this code was entered only one time on this site and nobody tried to check it previously. From this information we can conclude that we have bought a really genuine product.
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