If you don’t want to spend over $1,000 on the latest technology but need a new phone, buying a refurbished phone may be the right choice. There are a lot of advantages to purchasing refurbished technology, like smartphones, computers, and smartwatches. However, there are also disadvantages if you buy from the wrong place. So it’s important to be careful when making your final decision.
What is a refurbished phone?
What should I look out for when buying a refurbished phones?
Make Sure the Seller is Trustworthy
Understand The Condition Grading
“” Like new condition and appearance. Technical condition and durability (incl. battery) are the highest possible. The device is Original (not refurbished) – Battery Health is above 95%””
“” Light scratches, slightly visible from 20cm away. Technical condition is above the average according to Revibe quality standards. The device is Original (not refurbished) – Battery Health is above 90%””
“” Visible scratches and possible dents. Technical condition is within the average according to Revibe quality standards. The device could be refurbished – Battery Health is above 85%.””
Read the product description
Check the terms of the warranty
A warranty is frequently included with refurbished mobile phones. The warranty length and what it covers will usually depend on the reseller or refurbisher. For example, you can usually find refurbished phones with warranties lasting between 90 days and 1 year. The warranty, in most cases, will cover malfunctions and faults in the refurbished device. Still, it will not cover liquid damage, accidental damage, or third-party repairs that were improperly performed. You will usually find the warranty terms and conditions on the reseller’s website.
Pros of getting a refurbished phone
It is much cheaper to buy refurbished phones than new ones.
Refurbished phones are Eco-Friendly
Broken phones might otherwise be disposed of in landfills or wrongly recycled. Purchasing a refurbished mobile phone helps reduce electronic waste. Refurbished phones are recycled goods that do not contribute as much to environmental damage as new phones.
Refurbished phones come with a warranty
It’s common for established retailers to offer a warranty on refurbished mobile phones. Revibe provide a warranty for as long as 12 months, but the typical warranty lasts 90 days.