Top Tips When Buying A Refurbished Phone
Did you know, a significant 60% of respondents in the UK would consider buying a refurbished mobile phone next time they change or upgrade their smartphone1.
If you’re thinking about buying a new phone and potentially considering a refurbished version rather than brand new one. You may be questioning how reliable a refurbished phone really is, the cost or what to look for. Let’s start at the beginning and take you through everything you need to know when buying refurbished for your next mobile device.
What is a refurbished phone?
Refurbished phones are not like your normal second-hand phones. They are generally used phones that have been either traded in for a newer model, or sent back to the manufacturer due to a minor fault.
What to check when buying a refurbished phone
Make sure you buy your phone from a reputable retailer; this way, you'll know you're getting a good deal and will be able to contact them if anything goes wrong. Check out customer reviews to see what others have to say, and is there any customer assistance available?
Make Sure There’s a Warranty
It's important to know what warranty should come with any refurbished equipment. This safeguards you in the event that the handset malfunctions. We provide a 12-month warranty, which is standard among refurbished phone retailers.
See our warranty policy.
Does a refurbished phone come ‘unlocked’?
Buying any phone locked to a specific network isn’t just a pain, it's also an inconvenience - we’re not living in the early noughties anymore folks! Buying a refurbished, unlocked handset allows you to put any SIM card in, and away you go.
Can refurbished phones get latest updates
Without a doubt! Apple continues to support all the devices we sell and provides the most recent iOS upgrades. This ensures that Apple security is still active on the phone.
Look out for a Grading System or Certification
There are no standards for grading refurbished gadgets, and not all retailers refurbish the same way. The last thing you want is a phone with someone else's data arriving on your doorstep!
The grading system is commonly used by refurbished phone retailers to categorise the state of the phone so quality can and will vary.
See our certified refurbishment process.
People's minds change all the time, so see what kind of returns policy is available. We provide a 21-day money back guarantee, so if there's a problem or you change your mind, you can return it with no hassle!
See our returns policy.
Accessories with a refurbished phone
Check to see what comes in the box, do they provide accessories such as earphones? a charging cable?
Battery life on refurbished iPhones
To meet excellent conditions refurbished phones must a minimum of 80% battery life. What does this mean, you may wonder? The iPhone's battery health screen displays data on 'maximum battery capacity' and 'peak performance capabilities.' So, when you see 'a minimum 80% battery capacity,' that refers to the capacity of the device's battery when it was new.
3 reasons to buy a refurbished phone
Contributes to the preservation of the environment by easing the strain on limited world resources. In addition, with every purchase, we plant 5 trees (no biggie).
The quality of the phone is comparable to that of a brand-new phone, so why wouldn't you get one?
The cost of a refurbished phone is significantly cheaper than a brand new one.
Where can I buy the best refurbished iPhone?
Swycha exclusively sells handsets that are in excellent working order. This is due to the fact that each and every one of our phones is subjected to a thorough testing process. We are so confident in our procedure that we are happy to provide you with a 12-month warranty as well as a 21-day money back guarantee.
How much is a refurbished phone?
Whether you’re looking to purchase a first phone for your child, a second phone purely for work, or you’ve just broken your handset and don’t want to pay the earth for your next device - it's time to SWYCH-on and try one of our smartphones.
The cost of a refurbished phone varies depending on the retailer, but you can expect to save at least a few hundred pounds overall.
Our rates start as low as £139.99, what a bargain!