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2013-05-27 02:21 AM
This came out of curiousity.
I know DSLRs and I can verify if the unit is brand new based on the number of shutter
releases or shutter actuations. So if the DSLR is new, then the shutter count should
be at minimum or at least less than a hundred (hundred reserved for product quality testing).
But for mobile phones, especially with Sony Xperia Go handset, is there a way to
identify if the phone was bought fresh from the factory and was not used elsewhere or as a
display sample handset?
Thanks in advance.
2013-05-27 04:03 PM
Well, there isn't any equivalent feature like shutter counter on DSLR's, but you can check the IMEI-label on the back (usually) of the phone, where the manufacturing date is stated (for example 11W52).
Also, your retailer should inform you if the device has been used as a display unit or similar.
2013-05-28 09:21 AM
The IMEI-label that you mentioned was really helpful.
Please verify what I understood
is the IMEI label on the following format?
yy - year manufactured
ww - week of the year
If so, do you know when the week of the year starts? is week 1 the first
week of January? The reason I am asking this is because in the company
where I work, fiscal calendar WW starts on the first week of November. :smileygrin:
2013-05-28 11:10 AM
Yes, that's correct. For example 11W52 is 2011, week number 52 (last week of the year). Next week would be 12W01, 2012, first week of the year.
Week #1 in November sounds really confusing
But just because you buy a phone in June which is manufactured 13W10 doesn't mean it has been used - the phone might just have been ordered early by the store and has been laying around the store shelves for some time.