Gadget Village – Checking for damage to a Xiaomi cellphone is very important for us to do before buying it. Especially when you want to buy a used Xiaomi cellphone individually or through a used cellphone shop.
Compared to new cellphones, buying a used cellphone has several advantages. Among them are things like:
- The purchase price will be much cheaper compared to the price of a new Xiaomi cellphone.
- With the same price, we can get better Xiaomi cellphone specifications and sometimes they can be much higher.
- It's possible to get bonuses that you won't get when buying a new one.
But behind all these advantages, of course when we want to buy a used Xiaomi cellphone we have to be more careful. Because of course we won't know whether the cellphone is still functioning properly or whether there is damage to it.
For this reason, it is very important to carefully check all parts of the cellphone when you want to buy it. Well, you don't need to worry because in this article I have summarized several ways to check damage to Xiaomi cellphones easily and completely.
How to Check Xiaomi HP Damage
Knowing whether a Xiaomi cellphone is damaged or not before buying it is actually not difficult and can be said to be quite easy for us to do ourselves. But the most important thing is, you know the steps in how to check for damage to the Xiaomi cellphone.
Plus, we also don't need to install additional applications to check for damage to parts of the Xiaomi cellphone that we want to buy.
Want to know how?
The following are several ways to check for damage to a used Xiaomi cellphone easily and certainly accurately.
1. Check the body of the Xiaomi cellphone
When you plan to buy a used Xiaomi cellphone, the first important thing is to check the parts body.
Even though it seems simple, check the parts body HP first is very important. Because in this section we can find out how the user previously used his cellphone.
In addition, damage occurs in parts body HP can also cause several problems, especially with its components. For example, the screen function is not normal, the camera is not working and so on.
So, the first step when buying a used Xiaomi cellphone is to check the parts body. Here's the section body what you need to check:
Please first check the LCD part of the Xiaomi cellphone you want to buy. Make sure the LCD is still clean.
Make sure there are no cracks or the LCD part of the Xiaomi cellphone breaks. Apart from that, also make sure it is functional touch screen functions normally as it should.
Check the front and back body Xiaomi cellphone and make sure there are no cracks or broken parts. However, if the condition is only slightly scratched due to use, that is still considered normal.
Because it is certain that used cellphones will have scuffs or light scratches on the parts body-his.
Next, also check the buttons. Make sure all the physical buttons on the cellphone are still functioning properly.
Try pressing it and feel whether it is still soft or hard when pressed. And when the button is pressed, whether it functions properly or not.
The next important part you need to check is the camera. Because basically, the camera on a cellphone is quite an important component.
Please check carefully the rear and front cameras. Make sure there are no scratches or broken camera lenses.
Some Xiaomi cellphones have a fingerprint security feature that is integrated with the power button and some are embedded in the screen. Please try checking this section too, make sure the sensor can scan our fingerprints smoothly.
This component is also very important, because it will be useful for keeping your cellphone safe from unwanted people.
The last important part that you must check when you want to buy a used Xiaomi cellphone is the speaker and components charger port.
Make sure these two components are still functioning normally. Because if you don't check it and it turns out there is damage, then the cost of servicing this component is not cheap.
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2. Check for damage to your Xiaomi cellphone with a secret code
The next stage, you are also required to check for damage to your Xiaomi cellphone using a secret code or often using a code engineering mode. This method is very useful and can be said to be very important when we want to buy a used cellphone.
Because on engineering mode This will make it easier for us to check the condition of the components inside the cellphone. So we can confirm whether the component is still functioning normally or not.
Component parts that we can check in engineering mode There are also lots of things, starting from the LCD, battery, indicator lights and many more. Then the method is also not difficult, really.
Here's how to check for damage to a Xiaomi cellphone using a secret code:
- First, open the application Telephone on a Xiaomi cellphone.
- Then type *#*#64663#*#*.
- Wait until engineering mode open.
- If so, please select one of the menus to check the cellphone components.
In engineering mode, you will find various menu options related to components on the cellphone. Please select them one by one to check whether the components are still functioning normally or not.
Understanding the Menu in Engineering Mode on Xiaomi
You don't need to be confused about where to start in the checking process. Because basically, you only need to check the most important parts.
If you are still confused, here is the complete meaning:
Has the function of checking all button functions on the Xiaomi cellphone. These buttons include Volume Up, Volume Down, Menu, Home, Back and also the Power button.
This feature has a function to check whether the screen brightness can dim or not. This is very important for you to pay attention to, because it will be closely related to the brightness level on the Xiaomi cellphone screen.
It has an important role when we want to check the color on the cellphone screen. The system works by displaying several colors on the screen. Starting from red, green and blue. Make sure at this stage you check touch screen HP correctly and thoroughly.
Next, this feature has a function to check the condition of the screen on the cellphone. With this feature, we can confirm whether the touch screen on the cellphone is still functioning properly or not.
- LED Indicators:
Useful for checking the indicator section (notification light) in the section body Xiaomi cellphone. In my personal opinion, this feature is very important and mandatory for you to use when you want to check damage to a used Xiaomi cellphone.
Well, this feature is also very important to check. Because with this feature, we can confirm whether the Xiaomi cellphone battery is still in normal condition or not.
In this section, the function is to check the features section bluetooth on HP. All you have to do is click on this section, you will see if there are any problems.
As in section bluetoothchecking the GPS on the Xiaomi cellphone will also run automatically when we press it.
When buying a used Xiaomi cellphone, don't forget to check this feature section. Later there will be 3 to 4 types of sounds that appear in this test, please listen to the sounds that come out speaker.
- Proxy Sensor:
In this section, the function is to detect movements that occur on the Xiaomi cellphone which can make the screen turn off automatically.
- Gyro Sensors:
Has a function to detect movements and changes that occur on the Xiaomi cellphone screen.
- Miui Main Camera and Front Camera:
Useful for ensuring whether the front and rear cameras on a Xiaomi cellphone are still functioning normally or not. You need to make sure of this, because not a few people who buy used Xiaomi cellphones have camera problems error and it can't be opened.
Lastly, make sure you also do a test in the section headsets yes. Make sure headset port still functioning normally.
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3. Check the Xiaomi cellphone network section
Next, we also have to check the network section when buying a used Xiaomi cellphone. Even though with the method above we can actually check the network section automatically, I don't really recommend it.
Why? Because in this section, I would suggest you just check it manually. Because it will be more certain and we can also carry out several tests in stages with accurate results.
At the network checking stage, you need to pay attention to the following points.
1. SIM card
In the first point, you can check the SIM card slot available on the cellphone. Make sure the SIM card can be read when you insert it into the SIM 1 or SIM 2 slot.
Because the SIM slot on this cellphone will affect the reception of internet signals from the operator to the cellphone. So that the cellphone can connect to the internet network and the cellphone can explain its role according to function.
After ensuring that the SIM card slot on your cellphone is functioning normally, now you can check the WiFi feature section.
To do this, you can try connecting your cellphone to an available WiFi connection. If there is no WiFi network, you can use your Xiaomi cellphone as a modem and connect it to the cellphone you want to check.
The purpose of doing this is actually to ensure that the device can connect to the WiFi network normally or not.
Next, you can check the signal condition on your cellphone. Make sure the signal entering the cellphone is normal, not weak, disappearing and appearing again or until there is no signal coming in.
This is very important to pay attention to when you want to buy a used Xiaomi cellphone. Because dealing with a lost cell phone signal is very difficult to repair and service costs for this component are also not cheap and difficult to get.
The last point, also check the IMEI number of the Xiaomi cellphone. Make sure the IMEI number can still be read properly. Because in some cases used cellphones often experience problems at this point, such as missing IMEI numbers or error.
So what if the IMEI number error or does it not appear?
If the conditions are like this, it is very likely that the cellphone will experience problems with receiving signals from the operator, some features may not work and so on.
4. Check the authenticity of your Xiaomi cellphone via IMEI
Apart from checking for damage that might be on the device, we actually also have to check the authenticity of the Xiaomi cellphone that we want to buy. Because there are quite a few sellers offering fake Xiaomi cellphones at much cheaper prices.
To check the authenticity of a Xiaomi cellphone, you can use the IMEI number. The way to do this is by matching the IMEI number listed on the box box and inside the device.
If there is no box box, you can check it via the official website of the Ministry of Industry or via the official Xiaomi website. Later on this site you can check the authenticity of your Xiaomi cellphone via the IMEI number.
So those are some ways to check for damage to a used Xiaomi cellphone before buying it. With these methods, I think it is enough to determine whether the Xiaomi cellphone is still worth buying or not.
If anything is unclear, or if you have questions regarding the discussion above, please write them in the comments column.
Hopefully this is useful, friend.