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Super cheap RAZR phones on eBay - too good to be true?

Postby TheMaritimeMan » 2016 Jun 27, 02:39

I'm seeing these super cheap buy-it-now eBay listings for Motorola RAZR phones. They're listed as refurbished, unlocked, and come with a battery and charger. Is it for real, or too good to be true?

Here are a couple:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/ORIGINAL-Motoro ... nO7HJdAzrA

http://www.ebay.com/itm/8-Colour-Classi ... 1Malg852SA
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Re: Super cheap RAZR phones on eBay - too good to be true?

Postby TheMaritimeMan » 2016 Jun 27, 04:56

I found some info. The phones are in-fact fake. They look the part, and even have genuine Motorola firmware on them, but the quality of the case and hardware is very poor and the phone is very unstable.
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Re: Super cheap RAZR phones on eBay - too good to be true?

Postby mroussev » 2016 Jul 02, 13:38

The word "fake" is not exactly right here, proper one is "refurbished" as most Chinese sellers put in info. This one doesnt but it this does not change situation.
As in all other chineese refurbished phones, motherboard is the only 100% original one. All other parts, flat cables, central body, full housing etc maybe it is maybe it is not.In 99% of cases full housing is not original one, with very bad quality, build quality is also not good, it feels weird when you hold it. Shortly is not worth it, especially for collectors.
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Re: Super cheap RAZR phones on eBay - too good to be true?

Postby TheMaritimeMan » 2016 Jul 04, 21:57

Replacing the genuine housing of a cell phone with a fake, poor quality one is not what I call refurbishing.
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