How sure are you that your Nokia handset is original?

No. #1 Mobile Manufacturing company, all over the world, is Nokia. You should be quite concerned about your handset being original or not.

I found this cool piece of information and thought it was really worth sharing it with everyone. So here’s a simple way to check where your Nokia Cell phone was manufactured:

Check the IMEI number for the handset you are willing to buy. Press *#06# and a 15 digit number will be displayed in the screen. Note down the number and then check the following:

All you have to check is 7th and 8th number from the 15 digit IMEI number.

Let us say that the 7th and 8th number is the core number, now check these things:

  1. If the core number is 02 or 20 then it is assured that the handset has been assembled in UAE. It is a bad quality handset.
  2. If the core number is 08 or 80 then it is assured that the handset has been assembled in Germany. It is a fair quality handset.
  3. If the core number is 01 or 10 then it is assured that the handset has been assembled in Finland. It is a very good quality handset.
  4. If the core number is 13, then it is assured that the handset has been assembled in Azerbaijan. It is a worst quality handset. It also gives a health threat so try not to get a handset with core number a 13. The unlucky 13.
  5. If the core number is 00, then it is assured that the handset has been assembled in original manufacturing company of Nokia. It is a best quality handset. Always prefer to buy a handset with 00 as a core number.
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  1. My Nokia handset X7-00 has core number as 04.
    where does this belong as it neither appears on the worst quality nor best quality.PLs advise.
    As I am worried .

    Thanks.
    Wycliffe

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