Different Serial Number in box/ phone

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  1. deini

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    #1deini,Jun 20, 2014
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    Hi, I've just bought an original Xiaomi Mi3. I know it is original, no doubt about it.
    But I checked everything and while the IMEI number is correct, the Serial number that shows the phone differs from the one in the box.
    What could this mean? Just a mistake (typo?)? Or maybe this could mean that the phone is refurbished, or something like that? The sim card tray looked a bit like it was used, it had one extreme a bit bent...
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  2. enesha

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    Hello deini, my serial is also different on the box to the phone. I think it is normal :)
     
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    Mine is different too.
     
  5. When you buy a new phone, expecting same serial on the phone, on the box and the sticker on the phone. This sticker: [​IMG]
     
  6. deini

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    The serial number on the stick is the same as in the box
     
  7. SPSM

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    Same SN for me too... Where did you buy it ?
     
  8. deini

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    I bought it in *******. I asked them about this but had no answer.
     
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  9. SPSM

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    Weird... I got mine from ******* too.
     
  10. se0067

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    @deini: This is one of the things I asked when in March I went to the Xiaomi service center in Shanghai. The clerk was completely surprised about this, contacted a technican and was told that the serial number you get when you dial that special code is not related to the serial number on the stickers which are attached to the phone or the box. Think of it as the serial number of the motherboard of your computer and the serial number of the computer itself.
    In other words: This _IS_ ok and normal.
     
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  11. deini

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    Thank you very much, "problem" solved
     

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