With more people looking to cut costs and save money, refurbished phones are really coming into their own - with a wide range of benefits over buying a brand-new device and also saving you money! 4Gadgets are a market leader in the UK for refurbished gadgets – in this article, 4Gadgets will explore what a refurbished phone is, and why you really should consider buying refurbished over buying a new device.
What exactly is a refurbished Phone?
The term “refurbished” is quite often thrown around online, but what does it actually mean? Essentially, a refurbished device is a used phone that has been refreshed and had replacement parts added, so that it is as good as new. As a refurbished phone starts out life as a second hand phone, it means you can buy a phone that is almost new with lots new parts, but at a fraction of the price. That means you are getting the best of both worlds: The quality of a new mobile phone, but at the price of a second hand phone.
What are the benefits of buying a Refurbished Phone?
The standout point that catches most people’s eye about buying a refurbished phone is the cost. They are simply much cheaper than buying a new phone! Flagship phones from the biggest brands are starting to break the £1000 mark, meaning shoppers are starting to look at more cost-effective options than buying a brand-new phone.
Don’t just take our word for it, have a look at a couple of examples of what you can save below:
Samsung Galaxy 20 Ultra 5G – New RRP: £1199.99 – 4Gadgets Price from: £459.99*
Apple iPhone 11 – New RRP: £599.99 – 4Gadgets Price from: £399.99*
Samsung Galaxy S10 – New RRP £799.99 – 4Gadgets Price from: £229.99
As well as being cheaper, buying a refurbished phone means you are not tied down to inflexible and lengthy contracts, so you can move network whenever you wish! Also, with the savings you make on the price, why not opt for a phone with higher storage than you could normally afford?
Grading and Condition
4Gadgets offer multiple grades to cater for all our customer’s needs. Want the equivalent of a brand-new phone at a fraction of the price? Why not opt for one of our Pristine models. Not worried about the cosmetic condition of the phone but want to save even more money? Our Good condition models would be perfect for you. See our full breakdown below:
Pristine - These devices will be as good as new. The previous owner has taken great care of this device. The screen will be unmarked; any imperfections will be very minor.
Excellent - These devices will be in excellent condition. There will be minor signs of usage, but only if you look closely. The previous owner has taken care of this device but couldn’t wait for their case to arrive before using it.
Very Good - These devices are in Very Good condition. The screen will have minimal cosmetic issues. There will be signs of wear and tear on the casing and rear of the device. The previous owner likely used a screen protector, but no case. These devices are ideal for someone that will put the phone straight into a case but still want a clean screen, whilst saving some money!
Good - These devices are in good condition. There will be some minor signs of wear and tear on the screen and casing. The previous owner didn’t use a case or screen protector as they weren’t too bothered about minor marks.
Choose from a range of models
Ever tried to buy a phone on contract and the only thing they seem interested in selling you is the newest device out? Us too, which is why we offer a huge range of refurbished devices to choose from. Feeling nostalgic? Why not grab a cheap Apple iPhone 7? Want a work phone for your business? The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 would be an ideal choice to take notes on the go with the fantastic S-Pen functionality. No matter what you want a new phone for, 4Gadgets are sure to offer a second hand phone that actually suits your needs
Finally, buying a refurbished phone helps the environment. The environmental impact of buying a brand-new phone is massive. With the fossil fuels and raw materials needed to create a mobile phone, buying a refurbished phone and giving a used device a second lifecycle is the single best thing you can do to help protect the environment when buying technology. Interested in learning more? Read our full article on why buying a refurbished phone is better for the planet.
As you can see, buying a refurbished Phone has many benefits over buying a new device. With prices of new phones climbing higher year-on-year, save yourself some money and buy a good-as-new refurbished mobile phone, for a fraction of the price from 4Gadgets. See our full second hand phone range here.