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How Do We Know If Our Xperia Phone is Bought Brand New (Fresh out of the factory)

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How Do We Know If Our Xperia Phone is Bought Brand New (Fresh out of the factory)

Hi,

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.

Eljun

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Re: How Do We Know If Our Xperia Phone is Bought Brand New (Fresh out of the factory)

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.

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Commissioner
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Re: How Do We Know If Our Xperia Phone is Bought Brand New (Fresh out of the factory)

Thanks Samuel,

The IMEI-label that you mentioned was really helpful.

Please verify what I understood

  is the IMEI label on the following format?

  yyWww?

  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:

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Re: How Do We Know If Our Xperia Phone is Bought Brand New (Fresh out of the factory)

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 Slightly smiling Face

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.

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