Are lower-graded mobile phones better?

Are lower-graded mobile phones better?

You might think it’s best to go for a new smartphone. But that’s not always the case 

Here at 4gadgets, we aim to be transparent about everything we do. That includes telling you exactly what our mobile phone grading systems are, how they work, and how you can get the best used or refurbished mobile phone for the best deal.
You might assume that a top graded mobile phone is always the best option for your next smartphone. And in some ways, you’re right. With a 4gadgets Pristine graded mobile phone, you’re getting as close to a new phone as you can get in the used and refurbished mobile phone market. But there’s lots of reasons why we think that bagging yourself a lower graded phone model might could be an even better idea.

More choice in your smartphone

Whether you’re looking for the latest Apple iPhone, or a classic Samsung device. Searching for a top graded mobile phone can sometimes limit you for choice. With later models, like the Apple iPhone 12 or iPhone 13, or the Samsung Galaxy S21, we’re more likely to have Pristine devices available to you. This is because they’re flagship phone models, so are likely to have been less used in the time they were owned. This is fine if you want the latest mobile phone, but if you’re looking for previous models, like the Apple iPhone 11 or Samsung Galaxy S10, you could be out of luck. Broadening your search to include Fair and Good graded mobile phones means there’s a higher likelihood that the smartphone model you’re looking for will be available to you.

Use your device worry free

The worst part of getting a brand new smartphone is the anxiety of that first drop, scrape, or crack. This worry can make it difficult to really get the most out of your device for the first little while. But with a used or refurbished mobile phone in a lower grade, you can cut through the worry and get straight to scrolling. Our Good and Fair graded phones still work perfectly, with all the internal and external parts doing exactly what they’re supposed to. But you might find a few little scratches or dents. For those of us who worry about getting that first scratch on a new phone, this might actually be ideal – all the fun of a brand new mobile phone, without the stress. And to keep your used or refurbished mobile phone safe from any future damage, you can pick up one of our mobile phone screen protectors.

Grab a better deal

It might seem obvious to say, but we’re going to say it – used or refurbished mobile phones are cheaper than brand new smartphones. And the higher the grade on your phone, the more you’re likely to pay for it. So even though our Pristine used and refurbished phones offer a discount on the brand new device price, they’re still not the cheapest option. Buying a used or refurbished mobile phone – whether that’s an Apple iPhone, a Samsung device, or something else, is always cheapest when you opt for a lower grade. Our Good and Fair graded mobile phones still do everything you’d expect from our Pristine models, just with a few minor flaws, and for a fraction of the price. Making them the perfect choice for anyone looking for their next phone on a budget.

Even though you might automatically reach for the highest graded used or refurbished mobile phone, there’s lots of reasons why a lower graded model can be just as good – or even better. But no matter what grade of device you choose, when you buy a used or refurbished mobile phone from 4gadgets, you’re always going to get a phone that’s in the exact quality you’d expect, for a great price. We even offer free 30 day returns and a 12 month warranty, so you know you’re in the best hands.

What are you waiting for? Get browsing our range of the best used and refurbished tech out there.