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Mobile phones come with various features;
these features keep on upgrading with every new model released. Someone may
find interest in trying different models and all-new features with every new
model. Purchasing high-end Apple iPhones and Apple iPads now
and then is quite expensive, and one cannot afford to change it again and
So, if you love to test and play with the
latest phones, and try out new features of the latest releases, then going for
a refurbished model is the best choice. All major phone manufacturers keep on
upgrading their mobile phones with interesting features and
applications. Buying a refurbished mobile gives you the freedom to change it
whenever you want without loosing an arm and a leg.
What is a refurbished phone? Is it as good as cheap mobile phones?
Refurbished phones have already been used by
another person but they are not exactly sold as is. Any person would have
purchased this phone and returned it for any reason. Once a phone is purchased
by a customer, count it as used. Later on, the person may have returned it due
to technical or usage issues or traded it in for an updated version. Heck
they might have it even switched from iOS to Android or vice versa. Cheap mobile phones might be brand new but won't have the same performance as an older model iPhone or perhaps an android. They only have one good thing about them, that is the price tag. Dont worry! You dont need to compromise anymore. You can still be within your budget and buy a performance packed phone if you buy it from Phonebot
Once the phone returns to an expert seller like Phonebot, it
undergoes thorough checks and testing. All features like the battery, camera,
buttons, screen, display, internet connectivity, go through thorough testing before it
is put up for sale. Faults, if any, are rectified, and the phone is updated to
the latest version of the operating system. Then, the phone labeled as a
refurbished phone is put back in the market. As this phone is second hand, it
cannot be sold at the original price. So, refurbished phones are sold at a
comparatively low price.
Advantages of buying a Refurbished phone:
The first and most appreciated advantage of
buying a refurbished phone is its price. Not every person is capable of buying brand new iPhone’s or iPads because of their cost. But that doesn't mean that
you should miss the pleasure of using such high-end phones. Go for refurbished
mobiles and enjoy the same features and feel at a relatively low cost. It will
help you to enjoy luxury at an affordable budget. You get regular
accessories like a charger too.
When you buy a
refurbished phone from a highly rated seller, you will also get warranty.
Generally, the warranty period will be between 1 to 24 months.
Buying a Refurbished phone is always better than going for a
used phone. A refurbished phone will be thoroughly checked and fixed if
necessary by the seller before resale. Same doesnt apply when you buy a used
Some sellers also
accept returns within a specified period. So, in case you find any issue with
the received phone or unhappy with its performance, you can always return it
within the given period.
phones come as unlocked phones. So, they will be able to work with
all networks anywhere.
Going for a
refurbished mobile is an environmentally friendly too. Think about this way, if
the demand for brand new phone is high, manufacturers will be engaged in mining
and procuring raw materials and rare earth metals required to build a phone. On
the other hand if the demand isnt high enough, manufacturers will curb their
production and look for alternate sources to increase revenues, pushing them to
innovate and perhaps rely less on products and more on services.
One cannot broadly
classify refurbished mobiles are recycled products. Alot of so called
refurbished phones have been only taken out of the box and used for couple
hours and then traded in for a different device either due to its size or
operating system among other factors.
The refurbished Phone grading system
Once a mobile goes through refurbishment and
ready for sale, Grading is done based solely on its cosmetic condition. The
thumb rule of grading ranges from A to D except "Open box" and
"Like New". Let's know what this grade means.
Box’ : Refurbished
mobile phones are, for all intents and purposes, brand new phones in their
original packaging. They have simply had their boxes opened to check the
contents, and perhaps been turned on to ensure proper operation.
‘Like New' : As the name suggests, is a grade given to phones so
well kept you would be hard pressed to find a scratch of note on it. These
generally come with all accessories in a generic box.
‘Grade-A’ : Phones labeled as
grade-A suggests that the phone is very much like a brand new piece. It will be
in very good working condition and without any damages or faults. Generally,
Grade-A phones are the ones which were least used or used very carefully with a
‘Grade-B' : Grade-B phone means
there will be some scratches or least noticeable issues like a minor screen
burn. This may be a little used cosmetically speaking but the price tag is
‘Grade-C’ : This indicates that
the phone is heavily used, and you can identify it to be a used phone. This may
have alot of blemishes that make the phone look old.
'Grade-D' : This is the last
grade given for refurbished mobile. Grade-D indicates that the phone has been
extensively used; it may have some major physical damages that can be easily
noticed. Grade-D phones are least preferred for a deal. These phones might even
have a cracks on the back or cracks on the screen
Where to find the right refurbished
It is great to buy a refurbished phone and
save hundreds of dollars. This is only possible when you make the right deal.
When buying a refurbished phone, it is very important to buy it from the right
reliable seller with a good track record, reviews and exceptional customer
Some of the best choices to look for:
Most of the high-end phones can be found
refurbished these days. Some of the trending top picks include Pixel 3 from Google, Galaxy
S10 from Samsung; OnePlus 6T or OnePlus 7 Pro from OnePlus
parents company OPPO, Galaxy Note 10 & Note 9 from
Samsung, iPhone X and over from Apple among other
All these refurbished mobiles are available on
Phonebot sold for a fraction of the price of a new one.
Going for a refurbished phone is not a
bad idea. But there are some limitations to note, such as:
The condition of the phone : Though the phone
goes through inspection and fixes for issues,if any, there is no assurance that
problems will never re-occur. There is some chance of problems reoccurring like
any other gadget
The seller : If you choose to buy
a refurbished phone from a highly rated seller, then your set from the get go.
Accessories : Though most
refurbished phones come with a charger and cable. it may not have other
original accessories like headphones.
Packing : A brand new phone
always comes with a user manual and original packaging. A refurbished mobile
may not have a user manual or warranty card, and it may come in a simple plain
However, these limitations are very negligible
when compared to the advantages you get out of a refurbished phone. So always
go for a highly rated seller as Phonebot and make the right choice in choosing
your next phone.
- Our huge range of preowned, ex demo, second hand devices are fully refurbished. They are simply better than
used/second hand phones since they are thoroughly tested for functionality and
often times than not come with new batteries (Check grading for details). Buy
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