Counterfeits look so much like the real thing, there are only a few details that are different.
The easiest way to tell:
For Samsung Note 4, Galaxy S5 Wallet, and Galaxy S5, there is a serial number on the back of the hard case. As of this post, no counterfeits have this serial number.
While that way is the best way to tell, there are other ways to see if your case is counterfeit. In the event counterfeiters start using the serial number, here are some other ways to tell:
The front of the packaging.
There is no difference except the color bar which is circled. They are very close, but are different.
Also notice the trademark sign on the fake one. Real ones do not have ‘TM’. However not all fakes one have this sign.
Close up of the colors:
The design of the logo used to be different, but new counterfeit designs have it the same as the real one. However some fake ones still show a darker counterfeit logo:
Check out the QR Code too. Fakes usually have the wrong code. Scan it and see where it goes. It if goes to the wrong product, it is fake.
The rest of the packaging shows no difference between the fake one and real one.
The front of the case:
Notice the different background between the two.
If your OtterBox matches any of the counterfeit signs here, it is fake. Counterfeits will show at least one flaw.
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1.) Real OtterBoxs do not show flaws and counterfeits do.
I have had many brand new, non-counterfeited cases show major flaws to the design. I have also had many fake cases with perfect design.
2.) You can tell by how dark the Otter appears underneath the logo.
All new counterfeits that I have gotten in late 2014 and eary 2015 have fixed this. Now fake ones match the design perfectly.