Should I Buy a Refurbished Phone?
Refurbished phones are a great option for most people, as they cost significantly less than a new model. 

However, you may be worried about the condition of the phone. Things such as the battery life, scratches, and lagging software are just some of the issues that people can have with older phones. 

You want your phone to stand the test of time and work out cheaper in the long-run, not just for the initial purchase.

Here’s everything you need to know before buying a refurbished phone.


Are refurbished phones reliable?




As with anything you buy, choosing a reputable supplier and the right product is key to getting your hands on a reliable phone. 


A reputable supplier will look over the phones and fix any issues before going on to sell them. This is why where you buy from is so important. 


You’ll also benefit from the protection of a warranty if you shop with reputable suppliers over dodgy selling sites. 


UR have a team of expert tech engineers to look over each and every phone we receive to ensure they are working as they should. If the phone isn’t approved by our 90-point phone check, it won’t make its way into your hands. 


However, not every phone is the same. Some refurbished phones will be better than others. Once our phones are approved by the specialists, we give them a grading between good, excellent and premium. This helps you to make an informed decision as to which phone is best for you. 


If it's not good for you - no problem! We have a 30 days reassurance returns policy in place along with our 15 month warranty. 


Are refurbished phone batteries any good?




Once again, this will depend heavily on where you buy from. Some manufacturers will opt to replace the existing battery with a new one before selling - however, this is never a guarantee.


Choosing a phone with a replacement battery will ensure you won’t have any issues with the battery life on your refurbished phone. 


UR completes a full health-check on every phone before going on sale. During this, the battery health is tested to make sure it is working as it should. After all, no one wants their phone to die before it even reaches midday. 


We understand the importance of battery life, and if the phone's battery is not up to our standards we will replace it. 


How much is a refurbished phone? 


The price of a refurbished phone will depend on a few factors. 


Obviously, phones with a better grading will be more pricey than those with a lower grading. Yet our premium refurbished phones are still far less expensive than a new model. We have phones in pristine condition on sale for nearly half the price than when bought new. 


The age of the product will also be reflected in the price. With older models being significantly cheaper than newer ones, just as they would be if you went into any phone shop. 


As all of our phones are in fantastic condition, they do still hold their value. This is important to remember. If it seems too good to be true, it probably is. 


All in all, refurbished phones are a great choice when bought from the right supplier. 


Ensuring a health-check has been carried out by an expert is something we would definitely recommend before purchasing. This will ensure the phone will be reliable and have a good battery life, making the purchase more cost-effective in the long run not just on the initial purchase. Luckily for you, we offer this for free in part and parcel with our service.


A good phone is always going to set you back a little if you’re looking for all the modern, high-tech add-ons. For those wanting a cheap and cheerful phone, we’d recommend looking at some of the older models. But you will find bigger savings on the modern models which are merely a year old.