Copying phones is nothing new in the world. Everyone knows that most such copies come from China itself. An up-to-date survey has now been published on which phone brands are most counterfeited in China.
Chinese benchmarking tool Master Lu has released a rating of the most counterfeit phones for Q1 in 2020. As the data are obtained from a benchmark application, the data were not expected to change significantly from Q4 in 2019.
It is certainly interesting that from TOP 9 counterfeit phones are the brand in the first 3 places Samsung, Apple Lossless Audio CODEC (ALAC), a Xiaomi. The application reads device information that is not commonly available on the device.
In the first quarter of 2020, it was carried out in total 1 295 457 inspection tests. Of the given number of tested devices, up to 7 931 pieces of fake.
In the TOP five counterfeit models, the list includes:
- Samsung W2019
- iPhone X
- iPhone 8
- iPhone XS Max
- Xiaomi Mi Max 3
The Samsung W2019 was the most counterfeit model with a number of counterfeit pieces up to 498. Despite the available data, we cannot confirm their transparency, as it is not known whether the application re-registers the already registered device after its launch.
Other models in TOP 5 have been counterfeited in the following numbers:
- iPhone X - 246 pieces
- iPhone 8 - 213 pieces
- iPhone XS Max - 172 pieces
- Xiaomi Mi Max 3 - 127 pieces
Interestingly, the Xiaomi Mi Max 3 is the only model in the list belonging to the middle class, other models belong to the higher classes.