I've checked one of the leading site for buying and selling products and services on Philippines (sulit.com.ph) in search of cheaper Nokia N8s compared to the pre-order SRP price of Nokia PH. Unfortunately, I saw N8 clones along the way (pictured above).
Some people have difficulty distinguishing kirf items from authentic items, and many sellers are taking advantage of it, so here is a list of things to remember before buying your N8 or any other Nokia phones.
1. If it doesn't look good
2. If build quality feels cheap and has no precision (lettering/branding, spaces it between parts)
3. If its way too cheap compared to the official SRP price
4. Has analog TV, and for some phones an extend-able analog antenna LOL (nokia doesn't include analog TV receivers to their phones, first its low quality and second they follow the standard of DVB-H , a digital mobile tv transmission)
5. Dual SIM, nokia offers dual SIM phones but on their low end line of phones only.
6. Low quality display (remember N8 is using Amoled screen so you should be seeing one of the high quality displays for a phone)
7. Of course the brand, some phones are branded Nokla or N0kia to confuse buyers while avoiding possible trademark issues.
Just remember, when you're in doubt, No!
Thanks to sellers who are honest enough to tell their possible costumers that the phone they're selling are clones or fake.