Xiaomi finally arrived in Italy approaching so many users who had never heard of this Chinese brand, while now just enter the most famous electronic distribution chains but even in supermarkets like Esselunga, and find a smartphone marked Xiaomi ready to be purchased. Moreover the city of Milan boasts well Official 2 Mi Store, where you can also find other products such as the new Mi Band 3, the Mi Notebook Air 13.3, earphones, tech-style robot tech and much more.
That said, returning to the category of products certainly more appreciated than Xiaomi, ie smartphones, not everyone yet knows that the China and Global variants of the same model exist. The historical customers of the brand probably know how to recognize a model rather than another blindfolded, but someone does not and maybe could find himself displaced in the purchase, for example, of a used terminal cracked for Global, but the doubt could come even if the purchase is made in a retailer shop. So how to find out if the product is destined for the European market or not?
An official Xiaomi tool allows us to verify the authenticity of your smartphone
Fortunatamante the Chinese company, always attentive to its customers, puts available a nice and interesting tool that allows by entering the smartphone's IMEI code or the serial number of verify the authentication of the device, and especially to understand if the origin is from an authorized seller or something else. As you can see from the image above, in fact, my trusted Mi Max 2 is recognized as a non-Global product, in fact my retailer was Gearbest.com.
However, I have found that the tool does not always work perfectly even in fact Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite received as #MiExplorers results not officially a Global version. Perhaps mine is a case in point because it was directly the company that provided the terminal, and honestly I have no way to make further checks as I did not buy any device for official Xiaomi channels. The tool, however, could also be useful to verify products, sold as global, but that have actually inserted the ROM at a later time. What do you think? Will you use it to take some whim off?