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- This is sad.

This is like the last official video here at this set.

Make sure you guys check out my update video

coming out sometime this week.

I'm gonna miss this place.

All the memories.

(man screaming)

- So, you guys know about this series.

And, in case you're new,

make sure you hit subscribe

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Basically, when a new iPhone or a new phone drops,

I always tell you guys how you can spot a fake.

Of course, there's gonna be some fakes.

So today, I'm showing you guys

how to spot a fake iPhone 8 plus.

I got two iPhone 8 pluses right here.

One's real, one's fake.

Make sure you guys vote up there,

and let me know in the comments

if you guys actually guessed it right.

Let's do it.

Sweet, so if you guys wanna check out the fake iPhone 8 plus

that I picked up,

I'll leave a link down below.

I spent around 116 bucks which isn't bad.

And on this site, there are two options.

You can get a few different colors.

But, there's a real fingerprint model

and a fake fingerprint model.

And of course, you know your boy.

He got the real fingerprint model

because like we gotta know what we're getting

for 116 bucks and how close these things are.

So, let's go ahead and check this out.

I got a real one right here

and a fake iPhone 8 plus right here.

I wanna see if they got it right.

I really wanna see if they got it right.

I did this video last year on

how to spot a fake iPhone 7.

You tell me right now which one you think is real,

which one you think is fake.

That looks identical if you ask me.

When you're doing a Craigslist deal,

sometimes it's really easy to tell

if a phone is real or not.

Sometimes it's really difficult.

Here's some of the pointers that I'm gonna give you guys.

On the front of the box,

I don't know about you guys,

but it's kinda hard to tell.

The only thing that I really see is different

is the buttons.

The real box has like tinier buttons

compared to the fake one.

If you can get a friend to loan you

like a real iPhone 8 plus box,

which I don't see why they wouldn't.

Like if I was your friend, dude,

well I am all your friends.

If you guys need an iPhone 8 plus box,

hit your boy up at Techsmartt on Twitter

if you're not following me.

I'll give you guys one to legit check.

So let's check this out.

On the side, it says iPhone, iPhone.

Pretty similar.

Got our Apple logo there.

Alright, if it's a sealed phone,

you're definitely gonna wanna look for this.

The pull tab that Apple has,

this one's sealed.

This one is kind of like shrink-wrapped.

That's a dead giveaway.

- Dead giveaway.

Dead giveaway.

- Charles, thank you very much.

- Dead giveaway.

It looked--

Really, the police are coming.

The police are coming to get me for my fake iPhone.

Like, for real.

Other than that, they got the box down pretty well.

It looks a little darker on the fake one.

You're not gonna be able to tell just from your eye.

On the back,

this is where things get really funky.

It's like they didn't even try.

The label's not even straight,

iPhone isn't even spelled--

Well no, it's spelled right.

I mean, it's not that hard to spell iPhone.

It's not capital I is the way Apple does it.

That's a dead giveaway.

Make sure you just check the back of the box.

That'll honestly help you the most.

So, let's jump on into the real one here.

And, just like the packaging.

This is shrink-wrapped.

This has this like nice pull-tab.

It's been like this for a few years now.

So, the real one's here.

Let's open up the fake one here

and see what we're dealing with.

I already know what the real one looks like.

You guys probably know it too.

Oh wow, alright.

But, just opening this up for 116 bucks,

it wasn't even lined up straight.

Choose ring mode and silent--

You're supposed to get Apple stickers

and a bunch of other paperwork.

Did I not get Apple stickers.

I was pissed about this last year.

And, it's not elegantly put in the box like Apple does it.

It's in a bubble wrap carton.


Oh wow.



So, this is the fake one.

What other accessories we got?

We got the AirPods.

No, not the AirPods.

Keaton, come on.

They ain't giving those away for free.


you got the ear pods, lightening cable, grip, alright.

Pretty generic stuff.

Last year, oh wow.

They threw in a Bluetooth earpiece.

What is this?

And, that was amazing.

Okay, sweet.

Pretty sweet stuff.

Let's hop on into the real one.

Just it sounds better when you pull the top off.

Okay, we got our manual here.

You're looking for Apple stickers.

Of course, I mean Apple isn't gonna forget

their own stickers.

I mean, this is the real one, of course.

Another manual, another manual.

Alright, pretty chill, pretty chill.

Now let's actually jump on and--

Alright, I mean, we got this, that.

It's cool.

I mean, you guys know.

The accessories of this, it's not new.

The one dead giveaway though is the lightening adapter.

We didn't get one of those in here.

I mean, there's no headphone jack on the iPhone 8 plus.

If you don't get an adapter,

you know it's fugazi.

Fugazi, fugazi, it's a wazi, it's a woozy.

It's fairy dust.

There's actually--

Whoa, like last year,

there is a built-in screen protector.

I don't know if you guys can see that too well.

Oh yeah.

Oh baby, that is just a dead giveaway.

That is a dead giveaway.

In the U.S., on the real one here,

there's no other markings except the word iPhone

on the back.

If someone's trying to sell you a phone

that has any other junk underneath,

it is fake.

That is a dead giveaway.

That's probably one of the easiest.


Yo, whoa.

The display is coming off the phone already.

I can see it creeping off a little bit.

That's also a dead giveaway.

We're finding way more giveaways

than the iPhone 7 video last year.

I am blown away.

I thought they would have this down.

Like they must've watched a video from last year.

Okay, so having both of these in my hands,

the real one is definitely heavier than the fake one.

I don't know if you guys can tell too well,

but the front looks pretty much the same.

On the bottom, this is a dead giveaway.

Look at the lightening port.

It's really flush and just kinda built in there,

whereas on the real one,

it's kinda sticking out a little bit,

has an outline on it.

What else?

Dude like--

this one looks whiter than this one.

Like it looks whiter.


Okay, alright.

Let's just turn these things on.

We're definitely have to jump on into it

just to see like how bad this is.

I don't know, maybe it's gonna be good.

Let me know in the comments right now

if you think it's gonna be good or bad.

I'm hoping they got this down.

The phones are powered on,

and one thing that I'm seeing right off the bat

before I even get these things set up

is the screen is bleeding on the fake one.

That's a dead giveaway.

If the screen is looking funky

and it's not consistently lit,

it's a fake.

Like right here, it's bleeding.

And, on the set-up screen,

there's actually the accessibility dot.

If that is showing up on your iPhone

when you first set it up from Craigslist,

it's probably a fake.

Like doesn't come with it by default.

What's really interesting though is the fingerprint.

So, I got the one with the real fingerprint.

I wanna check this out.

So, real one here, the fake one here.

Let's see how well--

Alright, dog.

I just put my fingerprint on it and it knew.

That's like some iPhone 10 stuff right there.

Alright, let's try this.

Not bad.

I had to like push down whereas on the real one,

I just rest my finger on it

and it actually unlocks the phone.

Also, I just thought of this.

This is probably the easiest giveaway.

Bring like a wireless charging pad with you

or like one of those battery packs

and just try it out.

On the real one, it has wireless charging built in.

You guys know this.

On the fake one, see if a wireless charges.

No, there is not wireless charging built in.

So, on the real one,

there's one key feature,

and this is new on the iPhone 8 plus,

it's portrait mode.

So, if you don't see a portrait mode,

it's a fake phone.

That is a dead giveaway.

I wanna take a picture here.

I'm gonna take a selfie.

Fake phone, real phone.

Let's see how they look.

And, also if it doesn't just seamlessly open

and it gives you the image code at the top,

it's probably a fake phone.

Like that's not even close.

Let's check out control center.

This is new on IOS 11.

Not bad.

I was honestly thinking they'd go with

the IOS 10 control center just cause like

it's easy, why not?

But, they got it down.

Flashlight, how are the flashlights?

Now this one has like a halo if you really look into it.

You really look into it you can see like a halo.

There's no halo on this one.

That's also a dead giveaway.

Interesting, like this phone I feel like

kinda got worse.

Honestly, I could spend all day comparing

the real one to the fake one.

Basically, just take some of these tips

when you're buying a good phone on Craigslist

and you're easily gonna be able to tell

if a phone is real or not.

Thank you guys so much for watching

one of the last videos here at the set.

Thank you so much Kristina and Naman

for having my notifs on.

If you guys wanna notif shout-out,

make sure you subscribe and turn on notifications.

Let me know in the comments

so I can give you guys a shout-out.

And, tweet me at Techsmartt if you guys find

any other weird gadgets.

See you guys later.


It is not a lovely day out here in L.A.

I mean, we got a little blue,

but it looks like it's gonna rain.

Heading to the studio now,

not to record a song

but to make some videos.

Cause that's what we're calling it now.

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