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Did I get sent a fake phone battery?

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So I ordered a backup battery for my Galaxy S2 i9100 from eBay from a seller with a 99% trader rating, so they seemed reputable. It was supposedly an OEM Samsung battery. It shipped from here in the United States.

It looks identical to the battery that came with the phone except for 3 things: The serial number of course, the place where the battery sticker (or the plastic label they used to put the information on the battery) bends to form a crease looks slightly scratched and just overall messy (where as the battery that came with the phone has a perfectly straight crease that looks new) and the label is slightly shinier than the battery that came with the phone.

Are these signs that I was shipped a fake battery?
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Pics?
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Does it work?
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Does it work?

I have not tested to see if it works yet. I won't risk putting it into my phone if it is a cheap Chinese battery. I taking pictures right now.
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If it works, I wouldn't worry about tbh. If it's fake, then eBay will notify you and have you return it for a refund.
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Do a full charge on each battery then use both of them. Fake batteries almost never have the same or better life than the original. They usually range from being able to last 50%-90% as long. If you're happy with the life then keep it, fake or not. Also, batteries that don't last long is also one of the signs of an old battery.
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meh you should of done some reserching before hand. when i was looking for some for my phone there were people saying that this one from the seller was good or that one was bad. the ones i got were not "official" oem ones but they have the same use and quality as them. my phone can go up to 36 hours depending how i use the phone.
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What was the price?
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