Somewhere last year Hotwav was the craze for many Ghanaians  who wanted to buy  a cheap smartphone  with purported decent specifications and nice aesthetic look.

Hotwav phones have devices looking like carbon copies of Samsung and apple devices, which makes them appealing to people who want to own an apple or Samsung device but cannot really afford them. The question most people fail to ask is, do they really live up to expectations ?

Majority of the people i have come across who have bought hotwav phones have two major issues;

  1. specifications do not match actual phone specifications ( fake specifications )
  2. Performance issues.

FAKE SPECIFICATIONS

All Hotwav Brands Of Phone Have Wrong Features Ranging From Camera,Ram And ROM size,battery life, Network capabilities especially LTE or 4G Network!

Even If You Go To Settings On That Phone You Will Still Find The Wrong Features There!

Apps like When Like “Device Info, Phone Info Plus,etc, gives you the exact features of the phone , revealing that indeed you did get yourself a nice smartphone but what you didn’t bargain for was the incorrect or in this case fake specifications on it!

Whilst I Advice You( I don’t even know why i am advising you to buy  it ) That You Can Buy A Hotwav Phone Remember The Features Are All Not Correct!

Hotwav Cosmos V23 Actually Have The Following Features

RAM-1 GB

ROM – 16 GB

Front Camera- 2 MP

Battery-2050 mAh

No 4G Network

Instead of

RAM-3 GB

ROM- 32 GB

Front Camera – 5 MP

Battery- 3000 mAh

4G Network

As advertised! As I Think About It,I Ask Myself This Question.

Why Would A New Company Soil It’s Reputation Like That?

PERFORMANCE ISSUES

Almost anyone who has bought a Hotwav phone has complaints about the device performance; from lagging, freezing and other performance related issues which i am not surprised because to begin with, the phone has fake specifications so basically performance related issues is next to be expected . i am still lost to how a company can deceive people with these specifications and actually get away with it or is that that Ghanaians love cheap things and are silent complainers ?

Why Would A New Company Soil It’s Reputation Like That? Or is it a case of making money at the expense of the customer or something else ?

If you have ever bought a hotwav device you can share your experience with us in the comment section

If you have installed a “WhatsApp Plus” app with shiny gold logos that you thought is a significant upgrade to your regular WhatsApp then it is highly recommended to delete it right away. A fake malicious WhatsApp Plus app has been circulated on the web these days that can affect your smartphone, reports Tech Radar.

According to the reports, the popular WhatsApp Plus is not offering any additional functionality or features within the domain of instant messaging users. No, instead, alongside inserting malware on your phone, it will also take personal information from our mobile device and also leave its brand logo, in the form of malware.

This malicious app is a variant of Android/PUP.Riskware.Wtaspin.GB, a fake WhatsApp riskware that was first revealed back in mid-2017. The app comes with a number of unheard features such as hiding typing a message received texts and reading texts.

 

The app also lets you hide the notification if you have played a voice clip. You can even send over 100 photos at once to your friends, a secret password for privacy, and more.

How to identify the app

WhatsApp Plus has a gold logo in the middle instead of the typical green logo we’re familiar. Also, there’s a mention of a URL written in the middle of the logo. Once you click on the ‘Agree and Continue’ option it prompts you to download the latest version of the app through the Google Play store. Once you do that, the fake version of WhatsApp diverts you to an unsafe website where the text is written in Arabic. So essentially, the website lets you download an app with a weird sounding name – ‘Watts Plus Plus WhatsApp’.

How to uninstall WhatsApp Plus from your phone

Alternatively, if you have already mistakenly or happily downloaded this so-called Plus version of WhatsApp, here’s how you can remove it.

  1. Go to the phone’s Settings app
  2. Scroll down a bit and tap ‘Apps & Notifications’
  3. Tap the app you want to delete
  4. Tap Uninstall
  5. Tap Ok to confirm

Afterward, make sure that you are installing the correct version of WhatsApp on your phone from Google Play Store or Apple App Store.

There is no bitter pill to swallow than someone making profit from your hardwork  and also causing damage to your brand, companies like samsung,Htc,Apple,Sony have all suffered one way or the other due to their phones being cloned and abit of damage done to their hard won reputation, which also affected their profits. Infinix phones are the hottest phones currently in Ghana and it seems some  greedy people are trying to make profit by cloning some if not all of the infinix phones available in the market.I am going to show you some differences between the original infinix phone and the cloned ones,Now it is difficult to use the Imei check since you can easily clone the imei also, so  now you have to do a manual or physical check to verify if it is genuine or not.

HERE ARE THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN A REAL INFINIX NOTE 2 AND A FAKE ONE

REMOVE THE BACK COVER

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COMPARE  THE ARRANGEMENT OF THE SIM SLOTS AND THE MEMORY CARD SLOT

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NOW GO TO SETTINGS IN THE PHONE AND SCROLL TO ABOUT THE PHONE

in this section you will see that  fake infinix phone has all two network signals showing 4g or 3g both simcard networks will be showing and also you will find that the fake infinix phone has two basebands whilst the original has only one baseband.

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Please take your time to go inspect the phone carefully when you buying from a place you don’t trust,with these physical evidence you will always be able to spot the fake infinix phones in town or better still you can  buy from the official infinix shops , jumia or any accrdiated infinix dealer.Here are locations of infinix shops:

CIRCLE: OPPOSITE ODO RICE RESTAURANT AND ALSO IN THE NEW CIRCLE MALL.

ODORKOR: AFTER THE TRAFFIC LIGHT,SAME BUILDING WITH TRUST IN GOD RESTAURANT.

ACCRA CENTRAL : SIC MALL BEHIND BARCLAYS BANK, RAWLINGS PARK

MTN OFFICE ( IZONE )

KUMASI : OPPOSITE TOPMAN SHOES AT ADUM

INFINIX SHOP AT CIRCLE
INFINIX SHOP AT CIRCLE

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infinix-phones-and-pricesInfinix is now the hottest cell phone brand selling in Ghana and likely to be duplicated or cloned, already there are complaints about fake infinix phones being sold out there in the market,on their part Infinix developed a website so you can check whether it is fake or genuine INFINIX phone.

The platform allows you to input the IMEI and VC number of your Infinix smartphone phone. (You can get your device IMEI on your purchase box or dial *#06#. For the VC number you have to check on the battery or phone itself. It is usually below the battery compartment.)

Once you input the two and submit, Infinix will let you know if the device is genuine or not. You can also do the same for your battery (The battery verification works with only the IMEI and no VC number).

How to Verify if your Infinix smartphone and battery are genuine

 

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Step 1: Login into the Infinix Verification tool 

Step 2: Insert your IMEI and VC number

Step 3: Submit and wait for results.