So if you started reading this article then you are looking for a new phone for yourself but on a pretty limited budget. If you have never thought about it then just face it, it is much more profitable to buy a used phone than overpaying for the label ‘new’.
But anyway buying a piece of electronics should be considered very carefully especially when talking about the used smartphones. At the same time you may opt for older models but still new items, for example Apple still sells iPhone 4s and you still can find old Nokias on the market. But in case you want something modern on a limited budget then getting a used phone is definitely the best option for you.
Choosing the best used phone
One very important thing that you need to deal with (basically in your head only) is where you plan to buy your phone at. Will you trust an individual and use face-to-face buying option or any online service like eBay, Kijiji or Amazon or it is easier for you to come to a store and ask an assistant to help you. This in general is the matter of taste; some prefer to rely only on themselves and investigate every purchase very carefully others rely on professional opinion. In any case, this is the first thing to decide about.
After you decide where to buy a new used phone make a decision about the particular manufacturer and model and look for options matching your choice.
The next step is visual examination or careful reading of online descriptions of the items matching your search. At the visual examination make sure that you get a phone with the least quantity of scratches and peals, also check the battery for any rust signs. If you see some it is very likely that the phone had some contact with water and so it is highly advised not to buy it. In case of online purchasing make sure that you read all information carefully and do not be ashamed to ask any questions to the seller in case some issues remain unclear to you.
One of the worst things that old smartphones face is used battery. It means that they are not able to hold the charge for as long time as in the beginning. A lot of modern smart phones have the great possibility to change that battery and live long and happily, but some phones like Apple production do not have such an option. This is why we make emphasis on this fact. When choosing a used phone read carefully the description and in case there is no information about the battery, ask the seller about its running abilities.
And the last important thing to keep in mind is the price policy of used smartphones. In general the price should be lower. But before you choose only one option and click the button buy or say sold make sure to make used phones comparison and check their prices in order not to overpay and be sure that it is a reasonable price for both you and the seller.