SAFE OR NOT: 4 Precautions to take While Buying a Refurbished Mobile Phone

    One of the cost cutting way to buy your next phone is purchasing a refurbished smartphone. So what is a refurbished smartphone?

    4 Precautions to take While Buying a Refurbished Mobile Phone

    A refurbished phone typically refers to a model that has been returned to the manufacturer, tested for problems, and restored to full-functioning, factory-standard condition.

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    In terms of refurbished, the smartphone doesn't come with the original package and might not include all accessories also. But, it comes with seller guarantee, not company's guarantee. In terms of refurbished, the smartphone comes in grade, depends on the quality of the device.

    4 Precautions to take While Buying a Refurbished Mobile Phone

    Grade A- only very minor signs of wear and tears

    Grade B- light damages like scratches

    Grade C- will show that this is a used product

    If you are looking out to buy a new smartphone, it is important to make sure that the device has been cleared of any evidence of prior ownership. If your phone was not reset to factory settings, then it might be stolen or lost by someone,

    4 Precautions to take While Buying a Refurbished Mobile Phone

    Also, check out for the necessary accessories including the battery and charger. Using wrong accessories might result in a phone that is permanently damaged,

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    Inside all the device, there is an Electronic Serial Number (ESN), which is unique to each phone. You can check it easily by giving a call to the manufacturer. If the phone was reported stolen or if it was ever returned to the manufacturer, this will have been recorded by
    the manufacturer.

    4 Precautions to take While Buying a Refurbished Mobile Phone

    This is the most important point! Always make sure, there is a dealer's return policy. If no returns are allowed, you need to be careful about the purchase. And always choose a reputable dealer.

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