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Boom of Second-hand phone market in UK
Boom of Second-hand phone market in UK

The United Kingdom has one of the biggest mobile-phone markets in the world. The ever growing population of the UK is one of the factor behind this increased market share. People are always opting for better smartphones that can help them in various aspects of life. That is the sole reason that people these days in the UK are going for second-hand or pre-owned mobile phones. We will include the reasons behind this boom in the second-hand phone market in the UK and why people are buying used phones later in this article. 

Do you have the latest smartphone? Can you afford a brand new or latest smartphone? These are the two questions that everyone should ask from themselves before upgrading their device. By looking at living conditions in the UK it can be deduced that people are now smart and they are aware of prioritizing their needs. Back in early 2000s, when smartphones came into existence, people went gaga over buying the latest models in the market as soon as they were launched. But as the time passed, people became more aware of the high prices of the latest smartphones. But still some companies are selling their phones on high prices by their Outbound Marketing.

Below, there are some of the reasons behind the boom of second-hand phone market in the UK:

1.      High prices of new smart phones:

Apple has the biggest market share in the UK, when it comes to the smartphone industry. People are buying Apple devices as they are user friendly andmuch more. But these days, the phones that Apple is launching are too expensive to be bought by rational consumers. The biggest example that we can take here is that; back in 2007 when iPhone 1 was launched, the launching price of that smartphone was £499. Contrary to this, the latest iPhone XS and XS Max’s launching prices were £999 and £1,099 respectively.

You can see 100% raise in the launching price of iPhone in just 11 years. This raise in the launching price has awakened the people, and they are now prioritizing their needs. Buying an iPhone worth more than a thousand pounds sterling is not observed as an intelligent decision by people.

This is the most important reason that has encouraged the people to buy used phones.

2.      Less innovation in new smartphones:

Apple is launching new phones every year, but these phones aren’t worth it if we look at the innovation aspect. No doubt that Apple provided us with some innovation last year with the infinity display of iPhone X, but other than that, iPhone X had almost the same features as iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus.

Let us provide you with a simple comparison between the features of iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X and the latest iPhone XS;

  • Colour Scheme: The colour scheme of iPhones have been consistent since iPhone 5S. iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X and iPhone XS all come in silver, space grey and gold colours. So, we are still waiting for some fun colours to be added by Apple to their iPhones rather than these three colours.
  • LCD: LCD is one of the biggest factors why iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X are different. Yes, that is one of the innovation that iPhone provided its users with. iPhone 8 Plus have 5.5” retina HD display while iPhone X has 5.8” super retina HD display.
    Apple did that right! But if, on the other hand, we compare the LCD’s of iPhone X and XS, they both are same and the price difference between these two is huge.
  • Camera: The rear cameras of all these devices are same i.e. Dual 12MP wide-angle and telephoto cameras. So why should people buy iPhone XS when it has the same camera as iPhone 8?
    The front camera of all these models is also the same i.e. 7MP TrueDepth camera.
  • Security: iPhone 8 plus has the touch id (fingerprint sensor) through which you can unlock your iPhone from your finger prints. Apple introduced the feature of face recognition in iPhone X but unfortunately this overly hyped feature failed to work and impress the people even at the launch of iPhone X last year.
    Although, Apple has improved this feature in iPhone XS. But this feature hadn’t had much of an impact on people in the UK, as they can easily and quickly unlock their phones with their fingers as compared to the failed attempts to unlock their device with their faces.
  • Water Resistance: Well when apple introduced the feature of water resistance in iPhone 7; that was a big innovation indeed! After that in iPhone 8, iPhone X and iPhone XS Apple has given the same feature, the only difference is that iPhone 8 and iPhone X are water resistant up to 1m depth for 30 minutes, while iPhone XS is water resistant up to 2m depth for 30 minutes.
    That is a difference of 1m depth but unfortunately that’s not an innovation by Apple.
  • Charging: All of the three devices have the same mode of charging. Although the battery life is made better by Apple in each of these models.
  • Dual SIM: introducing dual SIM compatible iPhone XS was not an innovation at all. There are many other mobile phone companies that offered dual SIM feature way before it was launched in iPhone XS.

We can see from this brief comparison that the most popular phone in the UK “iPhone” is offering as such no great innovation for the people in its latest models. And on the other hand the prices of the latest models of iPhone are even crossing thousand pound sterling. So, this is clear that one can easily purchase a second hand iPhone 8 plus or even an iPhone 7 plus at much lower price than the latest one and can enjoy the same features.

Not only Apple, the other major competitors i.e. Samsung, Huawei, etc. are also doing the same thing every year. People these days in the UK are much intelligent and smart, and they are surely smarter than these latest smartphones. That is the major reason that people are opting for less costly second hand phones these days in the UK.

3.      Expensive accessories and parts:

Yes, the accessories for the latest phones are also very expensive. Let it be the phone’s cover, or a compatible charger, etc. The accessories of the expensive latest models of mobile phones are also very expensive. So it’s not just a one-time expense for buying the latest model, the list of expenses for that expensive phone goes on. Contrary to this, the accessories of the older models are comparatively cheaper and affordable.

There are many devices which help the users in using a smartphone these days. One such device is a smart watch. Smart watch helps people in various ways and it has made lives of the people easier. People want to buy these watches, but if they spend their whole month’s salary on the expensive latest smartphone, how would they afford a smart watch then? As discussed previously, people these days are smarter when taking such decisions. People in the UK are buying cheaper second hand phones, so that they can afford the other helping devices as well with their smartphones while being in their limited yet smart budget.

With all of this, the repairing costs of the latest models are also too high. As smartphones are becoming popular, people are taking less care of their phones. That is why every other person we know has a phone with a broken LCD. The parts and the repairing costs of the latest models are very expensive as compared to the parts of the older models. So, people in UK are going for second hand phones to afford the repair prices if they accidentally break their phone, as they can reliably be delivered by a domestic or international courier service.

Discussed above are some of the major reasons that people these days are giving more attention to buy used phones rather than going for the latest models. We at AlphaSmartPhones, also think that buying a used phone is an intelligent decision. The statistics of sales of the best-selling phone in the UK “iPhone” clearly shows a downfall in the recent years. The growth rate in the purchase of iPhones was steady from 2011 to 2014, i.e. approx. 15% each year. But it raised to approx.18% when iPhone 6s was launched, as people in the UK saw the innovation in that phone, but after that the growth in purchase of iPhone in the UK fell drastically, and in 2017 the growth rate surprisingly fell to a mere 2.7%.

These statistics act as a proof that people are not buying the latest smartphones now. The major reasons behind this decision by people in the UK are discussed briefly in this article.

Visit Alpha SmartPhones today to get the best deals to buy used phones in the UK!

Best iPhone For You!
Best iPhone For You!

When we talk about the term ‘best’, it varies from person to person. We cannot set the bar by declaring only one iPhone as the best phone available in the market. Every iPhone that has ever launched has something amazing. So we cannot skip the others in the process of declaring only one iPhone as the ‘best.

Apple has raised the bar for other mobile phone manufacturing companies by the highest market share in the UK. How Apple reached there? Apple has always been committed in providing the best quality iPhones to the users so that they can have an impeccable experience while using this mobile phone. We cannot criticize any of the iPhones, as they all have some special features that can’t be ignored.

Moreover, we always look for the best iPhone whenever we are buying a second-hand or refurbished phone. We would let you know about the iPhones possessing the best features according to your preferences:

Display Size:

Display sizes of iPhones vary from one another in most of cases. Everyone likes different display sizes according to their preference. That is the sole reason that we cannot declare an iPhone best on the basis of its display size. But we can surely suggest you the best iPhone according to your preferences.

Small Display Size: If you don’t like bigger smartphones and you are comfortable with having a small one, then the best option for you in refurbished phones is iPhone 5S with 4” display. Looking at the fact that iPhones are getting bigger and bigger with time, we don’t want you to wait for a smaller iPhone to be launched anytime soon. The perfect decision for buying a small iPhone in this era would be iPhone 5S. You must be thinking that; ‘isn’t iPhone 5S a very old iPhone model?’ Well we can assure that this model is still not too old, as you can upgrade it to iOS 12 (the latest Apple Software). Yes, you can have the body of an older iPhone with the internal software of the latest one.

Medium Display Size: If you want an iPhone with a normal sized display then; iPhone 6, iPhone 6S, iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 all are the best option for you. All of these models of iPhone possess 4.7” display that is generally not too big or not too small either. So if you want a phone that you can hold in your hand or put in your pocket as well as watch your favourite movies on, then these iPhones are perfect for you.

Large Display Size: Many people in the UK are fond of having larger displays in their iPhones. If you are one of these people, then you might like the plus series by Apple in iPhones. iPhone 6 plus, iPhone 6S plus, iPhone 7 plus and iPhone 8 plus have 5.5” inch display. With this display you can watch anything on your iPhone and feel good about the size and quality.

Camera:

Yes, the camera is another aspect that has to be perfect for many people around the UK. In today’s era, you must have the best camera in your mobile phone to be famous. You can become famous in your actual life with a good camera as you would have more friends that would love to take good pictures from your iPhone. With a good camera, you can become famous on social media platforms as well. People always seek for people that have good pictures on their profiles to follow. So having good pictures would increase the number of your followers on social media.

There are many iPhones available in the market that have dual rear cameras, which capture vibrant and beautiful pictures. Some of these iPhone models include; iPhone 7 plus, iPhone 8 plus and iPhone X. You can easily buy one of these refurbished iPhones according to your budget.

Slim iPhone:

Many people actually want their iPhone to be slimmer so that it can adjust in their hands and pockets easily. Apple has been trying to make its iPhones slimmer every year. But the slimmest iPhone ever launched is the iPhone 6, with a thickness of about 6.9mm. This iPhone was considered the slimmest phone of the era that it was launched in.

Although iPhone 6 was launched way back in 2014, but this iPhone almost has all the specifications that the latest models have. You can get second-hand iPhone 6 in cheaper rates only at Alpha Smartphones. You can buy this phone and make your life easier in terms of specifications and its slimness.

Better Battery Timing:

iPhones usually have better battery timings than its other competitors, but do you know about the iPhone that has the best battery timing ever? The battery timing cannot be judged by how much the iPhone takes to drain the whole charge. Firstly, battery timings depend on how much you use the phone and the settings that you set in your iPhone.

If you use the brightest light settings in your iPhone, the battery would surely drain faster. That is the reason that we always suggest you put your iPhone at the auto-brightness mode to prevent your phone from unnecessary battery drainage. The other thing that we always suggest is to turn off the unnecessary settings and unwanted applications from your iPhone including the mobile data and background apps.

Once you are done with these things, the battery life of your phone would automatically extend to a better level. Anyhow, we were talking about the best iPhone in terms of battery life! iPhone XS Max by far has the best battery timing than all of the previous iPhone models. But spending more than a thousand pounds on an iPhone isn’t a smart decision.

Despite iPhone XS Max, there are many other iPhone models that have great battery timings. These models include; iPhone 7, iPhone 7 plus, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 plus. These models have a better battery life as Apple eliminated the audio jack from these iPhones to adjust a bigger and better battery. No doubt the battery life of these iPhones is better than their predecessors, but you can easily extend the battery life of your iPhone by following the instructions described above.

Headphone Jack:

As mentioned above; Apple eliminated the audio jack from its latest iPhones to adjust a bigger battery. That was a good initiative that Apple took to extend the battery life of iPhones, but many people across the UK need an iPhone with an audio jack due to various reasons. Audio jack is a very useful feature in any smartphone to increase its connectivity.

All of the iPhones that were launched before the iPhone 7 have audio jacks in them. But the best one to purchase is the iPhone 6 and 6s if you want an audio jack in the phone. You can easily find second-hand iPhone 6 and 6s online on our website and can make your life easier with the best iPhones with an audio jack.

Home Button:

Most of us feel comfortable using the home button in iPhones, but you wouldn’t have this leverage in the newer models of iPhone. The home button was included in iPhones till iPhone 8 and 8 plus. The iPhones launched after iPhone 8 and 8 plus have the infinity display feature and due to this they don’t have a home button.

In iPhone 7 and iPhone 8, Apple introduced a future-forward home button with a fingerprint scanner in it. These both are the best iPhones for you if you want a home button on your iPhone.

After reading this article, you must have known that the term ‘best’ variates from person to person. But you can easily find the best iPhone for yourself while checking the features described above.

Refurbished iPhone Or New iPhone? Choice is Yours!
Refurbished iPhone Or New iPhone? Choice is Yours!

Do you own an iPhone? Or do you want to upgrade your existing iPhone? This article would help you in both of these cases. But first let us talk about ‘how Apple gained this hype with its iPhone?’

Evolution Of Apple iPhone!

Back in 2007, when first iPhone was launched by Apple, people in the UK vaguely knew about this new smartphone in the market. But as the time passed, and with the launch of iPhone 3GS, iPhone went to the peak that Apple always wanted. iPhone 3GS was a masterpiece back then in 2009 when it was launched. This iPhone crossed the barriers and gave a very tough time to other smartphone manufacturers.

Since then, the rise of iPhones begun and we started seeing a shocking increase in the demand of iPhones. After iPhone 3GS, Apple started launching much better devices every year. After iPhone 3GS, the next iPhone that changed the game for Apple was iPhone 4S. The new innovation that Apple brought in its iPhone 4S was the introduction of Siri. Siri proved to be the best innovation so far by Apple. Through Siri, using an iPhone became much easier as the users then just had to speak to operate their iPhones.

After iPhone 4S, the next model that again stole the show was iPhone 5S! The secret behind the success of iPhone 5S was the fingerprint touch ID that was introduced by Apple. Through this fingerprint sensor, unlocking the iPhone became much easier. With the help of iPhone 5S, users didn’t had to type passcodes anymore, and they could unlock their phones with the help of their fingers.

The next iPhone that stole the hearts of the people was iPhone 7 Plus. The new innovation that Apple added in this iPhone was the dual rear cameras. The rear camera of this iPhone instantly became a must have! People went gaga over having this amazing iPhone with its amazing dual cameras. The fingerprint sensor in iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus was also upgraded to a new technology, making it easier and efficient to use.

The last iPhone that made people jump off their chairs in excitement was iPhone X. The latest innovation that was included in iPhone X was the infinity display feature. As the name denotes, iPhone X has a full screen front with no home button. But if the home button was excluded, where did the fingerprint sensor go? Well Apple also introduced the feature of Face ID in iPhone X, making it even easier to use and unlock with the help of the user’s face.

What Is the Difference between New and Refurbished iPhone?

Well, we always listen people talking about buying a new iPhone. Everyone knows that purchasing an iPhone with the sealed box from an Apple retailer is considered as a new iPhone. But the major question that rises here is, ‘what are refurbished iPhones?’

You might came across a lot of websites selling Apple refurbished iPhones in UK. Refurbished iPhones are basically repaired and tested iPhones that have been owned by someone else in the past. When people use their iPhones, and want to upgrade, they usually sell their iPhones to a recycling company. Those recycling companies buy the unwanted iPhones, check whether those iPhones have any flaws or not. If the iPhone has any flaw, the recycling company repairs it using reliable parts and once the iPhone is back in full working condition, they put them up for sale.

How Alpha SmartPhones Helps?

Alpha SmartPhones is one of the best iPhone recyclers in the UK. We provide our customers with the best refurbished smartphones. Buying a refurbished smartphone is not a difficult task anymore with the help of Alpha SmartPhones. The refurbished iPhones available on our website are fully checked and repaired.

The facts about the refurbished smartphones sold at our website described below would help you in making a decision between new and refurbished smartphones.

     Best Repairs:

As discussed above, refurbished iPhones are basically the pre-owned and repaired ones. It’s not a must that every iPhone needs a repair, but our professional team checks the condition of the iPhones when they are purchased by us. If any iPhone has any hardware or software flaw in it, then that flaw is repaired by these professionals. You don’t have to worry about the parts used in the repair of these iPhones. The alternative parts we use in the repair of the iPhones are the best ones available in the market.

     Professionally Tested:

As described above, the iPhones that we have are repaired by the professionals. When the repair process is completed, the iPhones are again tested comprehensively by our team of professionals. At this point, if any flaw persists, that flaw is again repaired until the iPhone is finally in 100% working conditions. This is the reason that all of the smartphones available on our website are in GUARANTEED working conditions.

     Options To Choose From:

We have a wide range of every model of iPhones available on our website. So for example, if you want to buy an iPhone 7 then you would have a wide range of options available on our website to choose from. These options might differ on the basis of condition, colour or storage capacity of the iPhone.

     Wide Range:

Apart from the wide range of smartphones in a specific model of iPhone, we have a wide range of iPhone models available on our website as well. The iPhones that we sell on our website include; iPhone 5S, iPhone SE, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X. So you have enormous options while buying your favourite iPhone model from our website.

     Competitive Prices:

We don’t believe in charging our customers unjustly. This is the only reason that the iPhones available on our website are being sold at much cheaper rates than the other websites. We care for our customers and their financial constraints, and this is the reason that we don’t want the hard-earned money of our customers to go to waste.

     Condition Option:

You can also buy a newer model of iPhone from our website in lesser rates as well! You must be wondering ‘how is that possible?’

You can choose the condition of the smartphone that you want to buy on our website. Also the condition of the iPhone is directly related to its price. Although all of the iPhones available on our website are in 100% working conditions, but if you want a cheaper iPhone you can opt for an iPhone in not so perfect cosmetic condition.

Contrary to this, if you want the perfect iPhone with perfect condition, you can buy that as well from our website by selecting the ‘Refurbished Like New’ or ‘Refurbished – Grade A’ option available on our website.

     12 Months Warranty:

Yes, you read that right! All of the iPhones sold on our website come with 12 months warranty. We are so sure about the repair quality of our iPhones that we have no issues in providing our customers with the 12-month warranty with the iPhones. But if the iPhone that you purchase from us shows any flaw within the 12 months, then you can get it repaired for free.

     30 Days Return Policy:

Every iPhone that we sell on our website come with 30 days return policy. That means you don’t have to worry if you don’t like what you get after you have purchased an iPhone from our website. You can easily return the iPhone in 30 days if you have a valid reason behind why you haven’t got what you have purchased.

     Free Delivery:

Once you have purchased any iPhone from our website, that iPhone would be delivered to you free of cost. The delivery time is 1 – 3 days, although we always try to send the iPhone to you the very next day that you purchased it.

     50% Off On Two Accessories:

Once you have completed your order and added the iPhone into the cart, we then offer you to purchase any two accessories on 50% off. Nothing can beat that!

Now that you have read all of the facts behind purchasing a refurbished iPhone from our website, do you still want to buy a new iPhone? The guarantees and discounts that we offer with the smartphones on our website are epic, and you cannot deny the fact that even the new iPhones don’t offer such great deals with them.

So what are you still waiting for? Purchase Apple refurbished iPhone in UK from our website today and avail these amazing offers!

How To Find The Best iPhones For Sale In The UK?
How To Find The Best iPhones For Sale In The UK?

iPhones are the most adored smartphones in the UK! People always go for the latest iPhone whenever Apple launches one. But going for the latest model of iPhone isn’t always the best decision that one can take. We say this after looking at the prices of the newly launched iPhones. For example, we can look at the launching price of iPhone XS and XS Max that goes up to £1400. Spending this much amount on a smartphone from your hard-earned money is not a smart decision at all!

This is the reason that we always suggest you to buy older models of iPhone. The older models also contain almost (if not) all of the specifications that the latest one has. If we look at iPhone XS, then iPhone X also has almost all of the specifications that the iPhone XS has. The only notable difference between these two is that iPhone XS is more water-resistant than iPhone X, but for getting an iPhone XS you would have to spend much more.

The question here is; from where you can get a reliable older model of iPhone! Well, we always suggest our customers to purchase refurbished smartphones when going for an older model. There are various reasons behind this suggestion that would be described afterward. At Alpha Smartphones, we have a wide range of iPhones for sale. You must be wondering ‘what is so special in buying a smartphone from Alpha SmartPhones?’

Why Alpha SmartPhones?

There are various reasons that why you should buy refurbished iPhones from our website. Some of the reasons are described below:

     Reliable SmartPhones:

All of the smartphones available at our website are comprehensively and professionally tested and checked. When we receive a second hand smartphone, our smartphone repair experts check every device carefully.

If they find any flaw in the device, they urgently replace that part of the smartphone with the best quality alternate. Once the smartphone is repaired, it is again checked comprehensively. We put the smartphones up for sale on our website only when they are in 100% working condition.

     Warranty:

All of the iPhones available on our website come with 12-month warranty. We repair the faulty iPhones with much care, and that is the reason that we are sure about their working conditions.

Although the phones available on our website are the most reliable ones out there in the market, but still if any fault arises after you have purchased a smartphone from us, you can get it repaired free of cost under the 12 months warranty.

     30 Days Return Policy:

With the 12 months warranty, the phones on our website also come with 30 days return policy. Which means that if you don’t like the device that you got from us, you can return or get it replaced within 30 days of purchase. What’s even better than this?

     Free Door Step Delivery:

We care about our customers at Alpha SmartPhones, and that is the reason that we provide free door step delivery with every device you buy from us. You won’t have to pay even a single quid other than paying for the smartphone itself.

     Best Customer Support:

Our customer support service is for sure the best one in the UK. For us, the satisfaction of our customers is everything, which is the reason that we have the best customer support representatives in the UK working for us to provide the best experience to our customers. Have a query? Your query would be answered politely and without any delay by our customer support representatives.

     Competitive Prices:

With all of these perks, we provide our customers with the best prices. We always care for the ease of our customers and that is the sole reason that we don’t earn unjustly while selling the smartphones to our customers. You won’t find a refurbished smartphone with all these perks in such less price anywhere else! However, If you want same day printing services in London, go for East London printers.

Now that you know all about our website (the best place to buy refurbished phone), we would be suggesting you the ways of getting the best phone for yourself!

Which iPhone Do You Want?

The first decision that you have to take is about the model of iPhone that you want to buy. This decision would be dependent upon many factors, including; price range, specifications, storage capacity, colour, size, etc. Before finding the perfect iPhone for you, the first thing is to define your budget.

Your budget would define how much you would have to pay for the iPhone you want. Once you have decided the budget, the second thing that you have to decide is the specifications that you need. The specifications might include; camera quality, display quality, audio jack, battery timing, etc.

Many of us want their phones to possess the best camera! For the best camera, you can opt for the iPhones including iPhone 6S and the newer models. These iPhones have better cameras as compared to the previous models. But if you need the best of the best cameras in your iPhone, then you might go for the models that have dual rear cameras in them. These models include; iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X.

If you need your iPhone to have an audio jack while having a good camera then you can opt for iPhone 6S or 6S plus. BoththeseiPhone models possess good rear cameras and they come with an audio jack as well. The iPhones that were launched after iPhone 6S and 6S Plus don’t have an audio jack as they have bigger batteries installed in them.

Other than these, there are many other aspects that you have to take under consideration before choosing which iPhone is the best for you!

Storage Capacity:

Okay, so this is something that only you know! You have to check whether you need a small storage capacity or a large one. This is an important decision that you have to make as you cannot insert external memory storage cards in iPhones. So you would have to decide the storage capacity that you need before you buy the iPhone.

Condition:

Although all of the phones on our websites are reliable but you can still select the condition of the phone that you want to purchase. Condition of the phone is directly proportional to its price. So you can purchase the newer model of iPhone in lesser price if its cosmetic condition is not perfect.

The smartphones available on our website are categorized on the basis of their cosmetic condition, these include; Refurbished – A Grade, Refurbished – Like New, Refurbished – Almost Like New, Used – Very Good, Used – Good and Used – Acceptable.

Unlocked Or Locked?

Yes, you have the option to select whether you want a network bared iPhone or not. Remember, network bared iPhones are always cheaper than the unlocked ones. The only issue in the network bared iPhones is that you can only operate a specific network’s SIM card in the network bared iPhones.

So if you don’t have any problem in using one specific network in your iPhone, then you can easily purchase a cheaper network bared iPhone from our website. The network bared iPhones on our website include; EE, O2 and Vodafone.

Contrary to this, if you want an unlocked iPhone you can get that as well but those ones are comparatively expensive than the network bared ones. The advantage of having an unlocked iPhone is that you can put any other network’s SIM card whenever you want, especially when you are traveling to another country.

Final Decision:

You might find more than one iPhones with preferences that you have selected on our website. Your final decision would include selecting the one iPhone from those. Your final decision can be about the colour of the iPhone that you want! You might think that why is the colour important? The colour of iPhone is also directly relate to its price. This happens due to the demand of certain colours.

To define this concept we would have to look at the market rule of economics; price of a good or a commodity is inversely proportional to its demand. To reach the optimal level in any transaction, the demand of that good should always be equal to its supply. To attain this equilibrium, the prices of such commodities are increased to a level that the demand and supply is pushed back to the equilibrium.

Once you have found the best iPhone for yourself after performing the simple tasks defined above, you would simply have to complete your order on our website. To do so, click the ‘Add to cart’ button, and click the ‘Cart’ button on the top right corner of the page. Over there you would get a surprise; 50% off on any two accessories that you want to purchase with your iPhone!

If you want to avail this amazing 50% off deal with your mobile phone, you can go on Direct Mobile Phones! Or if you don’t want to avail that deal, then you can simply click ‘Go to Secure Checkout’ button. You would be further redirected to a form where you would have to insert your details and your postal address. Once that is filled, you would be redirected to a page asking for the payment details. Once you have entered all of this information, you would be redirected to a page with the summary of your order. Confirm your order and receive your iPhone with 1 – 3 days of your purchase.

So what are you waiting for? Visit Alpha SmartPhones today and treat yourself with the best iPhones for sale!

4 Major Differences Between Used and Refurbished Phones
4 Major Differences Between Used and Refurbished Phones

The idea of using refurbished phones can either have you excited with all the possibilities that it offers or have you sulking, thinking about using a used mobile phone that is probably on its deathbed.Even though in the mind of a common person, “refurbished” and “used” are very often interchangeable, they are not the same at all. Saying that a phone is refurbished is not the same a saying it is, while both of them are not brand new there are significant differences that set one apart from the other.

How is a refurbished phone different from a used mobile phone?

The basic difference lies in the retouching of the mobile phone. A used phone is sold as it is brought to the vendor, there are no changes made whatsoever. But when a phone is refurbished, it is inspected for all the faults and defects that are then fixed before the phone is sold to the customer. With this reconditioning the phone is reset to a new-like condition, which cannot be said about a simply used phone.

Following are a few of the major differences between a refurbished and a used phone.

1. Physical Condition

A used mobile phone is brought to a vendor in a certain condition, it can be good as new or bad as scrap. After the vendor acquires the phone, it is then sold to the customer in that very condition, there is no retouching, no replacement and no update of any kind. More often than not it is not very ideal, there are untouched defects and problems that led to the first owner selling it in the first place. Given that it is not always the case, a phone may very well be in a mint condition when it is acquired by the vendor, but it is still true for the majority of the used phones.

A refurbished phone however is different. As already mentioned above, after the phone is acquired by the vendor, it is then fixed, which includes the physical condition as well. It is keenly inspected, all the flaws are outlined and the phone is reconditioned that usually includes replacing the screen, any buttons that have been rendered useless, etc. Before it is sold to the new customer, it is restored to the best of its condition. It is made almost as good as a new one, inside out.

2. Warranty

One of the major reasons that someone ends up selling their phone is because of the defects and the cost to repair these defects are not worth it. That usually happens when problems start showing up after the warranty has expired, and the dues are no longer covered.

When the phones are sold as they are, their warranty has expired. And because they are not reconditioned, the defects and glitches are still present in the device. When they do come up in the later use, there is no warranty to cover the costs even by the vendor who sold the used mobile phone.

In a refurbished phone, however, the case is slightly different. All the problems are fixed before the sale is made. Because a phone that is refurbished is near-like new, therefore there are no faults expected. That’s why the vendor provides a warranty with the phone that has been refurbished, the kind of warranty may differ from one vendor than the other. In that period the customer can get any issue fixed if it arises. If a vendor is not offering a warranty, then it is very likely that the phone being sold is used and not refurbished.

3. Vendors

The chances of the original equipment manufacturer to sell any used mobile phones are very slim. There are however instances where they are found to be reselling their devices. This usually happens in a scenario where the items are sold “off-lease” in a great amount to a certain corporate customer who then returns the devices when the lease ends. Even in such a case, the resale is extremely rare owing to the fact that the phones are usually very old by the time they are returned and the OEM prefers to liquidate them instead of going to the trouble of resale.

They do sell refurbished phones.So if you want to buy a used phone then third-party vendors are most certainly the only choice for it. As for the refurbished ones, it is best to buy it from the original equipment or a very trusted third-party vendor. It often happens that vendors sell used phones claiming that they have been refurbished, therefore it is important to make sure about the authenticity of the vendor before making the purchase. Especially if there is no warranty offered, then the red flags should go up at once, because it is most likely used and not refurbished.

4. Age

The phones that have run out their course are more likely to not get the chance to be refurbished. But if the particular phone is still available somehow then there is a greater chance to find it refurbished, as good as new and with a warranty too. But if due to the age of the phone, it has been cut off by the original equipment manufacturer then the chances of finding a refurbished phone goes significantly low, almost to none. In such a case you are more likely to find used mobile phones in abundance.

The best way to check whether you can find your desired phone refurbished to take a quick scan of the OEM’s website. If you can find the phone listed on the website as new, then it is most probably still available as refurbished. However, if you are unable to locate it then it is most likely discontinued.

There is a transition period, in which the phones are still available as refurbished even after being discontinued, this can go from months to even years. But after this period ends, it becomes a used-only zone.

Which Mobile Phone Should I Buy? Tips from the Industry Experts!!
Which Mobile Phone Should I Buy? Tips from the Industry Experts!!

Buying a mobile phone can be as difficult as solving a Rubik’s cube! The only way you can get the perfect mobile phone for yourself is by taking help from a person who has mobile phone industry’s knowledge. Even if you are a mobile phone guru, still then the perfect advice can only be given by an expert.

If you buy a new mobile phone, then you only have to see whether the specifications of that specific mobile phone is according to your preferences or not! But if you are an intelligent buyer, and you want to buy second-hand phones or refurbished phones, then just looking at the specifications is not enough. In this article, we would be suggesting you the best used mobile phones that you can purchase these days and also the tips and tricks for getting a reliable used mobile phone for yourself.

Mobile phones are generally divided into two broader categories on the basis of their operating software; iPhones and Android Phones.

iPhones:

The first iPhone was launched way back in 2007. Since then, every year new models of iPhone are being launched by Apple. If you want to purchase a second hand iPhone in reasonable prices and having almost all the features of the latest ones, then you would have the options below:

     iPhone 7:

iPhone 7 was released in 2016, but this phone has almost (if not) all the specifications that the latest models of iPhone have. This iPhone has 4.7” retina HD display that displays bright and vibrant colours for the ease of the users. It has 12MP rear and 7MP FaceTime HD camera. Through these cameras you can capture your favourite moments in amazing qualities; also you can FaceTime your loved ones in HD quality.

Furthermore, iPhone 7 has fingerprint touch ID which makes it a securer iPhone to own and to keep your personal data in. It is water resistant up to 1m for up to 30 minutes, so if you have accidently dropped your iPhone 7 in water, you don’t have to worry about it being drenched and broken.

     iPhone 7 Plus:

This beast was launched along with iPhone 7 in 2016. Most of the people think that iPhone 7 Plus is just a bigger version of iPhone 7, but that isn’t the only difference between these two iPhones.

iPhone 7 Plus has 5.5” retina HD display, this display shows the colour quality same as that of iPhone 7. The biggest difference is that iPhone 7 Plus has 12MP dual rear cameras, these cameras include; 12MP wide-angle camera and 12MP telephoto camera. These cameras are same as the cameras of the latest models of iPhone. To be honest, these cameras take the best pictures when they capture anything simultaneously. It also has 7MP FaceTime HD camera through which you can take your selfies in good quality or you can FaceTime in HD quality.

It also has fingerprint touch ID and it is water resistant for 30 minutes up to 1m just like iPhone 7. The battery timing of this iPhone is although better than that of iPhone 7, as a bigger battery is installed in iPhone 7 Plus.

Check out this post also: Refurbished iPhone Or New iPhone? Choice is Yours!

Android Phones:

The best option while buying a second hand Android phone is to buy a Samsung manufactured phone. We suggest you to buy a Samsung phone as these phones are much more reliable as compared to the other mobile phone manufacturers, and also that these phones have a much higher resale value than any other Android phone. The two best Samsung phones that you can buy are:

     Samsung Galaxy S8:

Samsung launched this beautiful Smartphone in 2017. Apart from being the most beautiful phone ever launched by Samsung, this Smartphone possesses some of the most amazing features. S8 has 5.8”Quad HD+ Super AMOLED Infinity display with no button at the front of this phone, this means that the front of this phone only consists of a huge screen.

It has 8MP front camera, through which you can take amazing selfies and also video call in amazing quality. The rear camera is 12MP that captures your favourite moments in astonishing qualities. This phone has 4GB RAM that makes it a faster phone to use. It is water-resistant for 30 minutes up to 1.5m. S8 has fingerprint sensor embedded at the back of the phone, making it easier to use.

     Samsung Galaxy S8+:

Samsung Galaxy S8+ is the bigger version of the ever beautiful S8. It was launched along with S8, back in 2017. This phone possesses almost all of the specifications that S8 has, the only difference is that this phone is bigger in size; also it has a bigger 6.2” Quad HD+ Super AMOLED infinity display.

S8+ has better battery timing than S8, as it has a bigger battery installed in it. It has a fingerprint sensor on the back of the phone. Being at the back of the phone, the fingerprint sensor is easy to use.

If you are looking forward to buying second-hand phones then these four mobile phones are the ones that you should consider.

Now that you know the mobile phone that you want to purchase, let us discuss some tips and tricks through which you can get the best device for yourself.

Know What You Want!

Although you might have decided to purchase one of the four devices discussed above, but the thing that you still have to decide is the storage capacity and the colour that you want. You must have a clear idea about these two things whenever you plan to buy a phone.

Pre-owned or Refurbished?

Second-hand mobile phones are usually further categorized in two major categories; Pre-owned mobile phones and Second-hand mobile phones.

The pre-owned mobile phones are usually the mobile phones that peoplesell after using them for some time. These phones usually don’t have any major defects in them, but the body of the phone might be a little bit scratched from here and there. If you buy the phone from a reputable platform, then you may have the option to select the condition of the phone as well.

Refurbished phones are the ones that are also pre-owned, but they are repaired with the best parts by the best technicians in the UK after they have been sold to a recycling platform.

Remember: Worse the condition, lesser the price of the phone would be.

 Now that you know two of the most important tips while purchasing a second hand Smartphone, you must find a reputable platform from where you can get it. Alpha SmartPhones is the best platform from where you can buy second hand and refurbished mobile phones. We offer our customers with other perks as well i.e. free delivery, 30 days return policy, 12 Months Warranty, easy payment methods. Moreover, all of the devices available at our website are professionally and comprehensively tested. If you want to develop your own website, you can visit Branex web design agency in London.

So, you should wait no further, and visit Alpha SmartPhones today to buy the best Smartphone for yourself.

The Surprising Growth of Refurbished Smart Phones Market
The Surprising Growth of Refurbished Smart Phones Market

Who would have ever thought that a pre-owned phone could capture such a huge customer segment and grow to the size that we see it today? It wasn’t that many years ago that there were some whispers about the emergence of a pre-used phone, but no one paid it much attention. Some people were dubious while other completely dismissed it as a temporary buzz. Now it is a few years later, and refurbished phones have become a £ 14 billion global market as of the end of last year, and is predicted to grow even more in the coming years.

Anyone looking to buy a new phone these days definitely comes across the term “refurbished phones”, that is how widespread the trend is these days, especially with vendors like Amazon and Apple itself selling phones like that.

If you are one to research properly before you make a purchase then you must have surely come across the report issued by Counterpoint Research, the firm that examines global industry, shows that the market of phones that have been refurbished has grown 13% year on year, reaching 140 million units in 2017. In contrast, the smartphone market has only grown by about 3%, according to the same report, which is much less than the sale of refurbished smartphones.

Such a rapid growth has caught people by somewhat of a surprise. Why is it that it has become such a hot item in such a short time? Let’s take a look.

What does a “refurbished phone” even mean?

So much talk about a refurbished handset, but what does that even mean? Is it the same as a used phone, because they are nothing new under the sun? A phone is said to be refurbished when it is sold back or returned to a retailer, however, unlike a used or second-hand phone it is not sold again as it was received. Before it is sold again, it is inspected and fixed, if required, and tested tirelessly to avoid any issues. A demo unit can also be sold under the name of refurbished provided that it goes through all the same kinds of testing before it put up for sale.

Because the phones are no longer brand-new, they have been pre-owned, used, opened and repaired, they can no longer be sold at the same price as a new handset, so the retailers lower their prices in order to make a sale. This is why all the refurbished phones are much more affordable than a new smartphone. For instance, iPhone X that is sold for £999 brand-new but its refurbished counterpart maybe sold for about £790. Moreover, these phones that have been refurbished also come with a warranty that may be 30 days or few months that give you peace of mind.

So why have they grown so popular all of a sudden?

Who doesn’t want to save money, especially when you can get the same exact features for much less? Affordability has been one of the major factors contributing to the increased interest in the refurbished handsets.

The prices of the new smartphones are hitting the roof, which has made the customers seek satisfaction elsewhere. And refurbished smartphones have given them exactly that. In fact, it was mentioned in a Wall Street Journal report that the rising prices of the flagship smartphones are sending the customers towards the refurbished handsets. The money people can save on the smartphones these days can actually help them buy other electronic devices like a maybe a television or a laptop.

Some studies have shown that the customers have abandoned the new smartphones altogether and directed their attention solely towards the refurbished phones. The sale of the brand new phones have gone down this year. This may be due to lack of work in the innovation department compelling the customers towards better price options. Every new model launched in just a slight modification of the one before, so customers have started opting for the more affordable older models that are just as good as new.

The smartphone market has saturated thus it seems that companies are running out of mind-boggling ideas. And yet despite that, the prices are whopping high. The slight changes made in the body and in the software are not enough to justify the prices at which these phones are being offered. And so people have started thinking practically and developed a great interest in the refurbished smartphones instead.

Moreover, the upgrade cycles are also one of the other factors that have made refurbished handsets desirable. Previously the upgrade cycle was up to 24 months, but now there has been an unforeseen increase. The upgrade cycle in now rather close to 27 or 28 months. If you are looking to invest for the long term consider green ethical investments..

There is also the matter of electronic waste. While smartphones have no doubt become a necessity, the damages that it causes to the environment cannot be denied. Using refurbished phones is one way to help decrease the electronic waste in the environment. And it has, therefore, become a very appealing option to environmentalists.

So what does this increase mean for the smartphone industry?

The smartphone industry has surely been hit hard by the rise of the refurbished phones, so much so that giants like Apple and Samsung have stepped into the market themselves. This, however, doesn’t solve the issue for their new smartphones.

The critics are urging the companies to upgrade their research and development to provide innovation compelling enough to appeal to the customers. Just goodwill is no longer good enough to get the flagship phones going. They recommend that companies invest in more appealing areas such as augmented reality and other areas of artificial intelligence.

Since there is a lot of buzz about the new 5G network, people will be compelled to buy new models in order to take the next step. However, if the companies continue to shoot their prices higher than the skies then 5G may not be a good reason enough for the people to move away from the refurbished phones.

Top 5 phones that have changed the world for better
Top 5 phones that have changed the world for better

How mobile phones are changing the developing world? This is the question that has been persisting in the minds of the common people around the globe. We are observing the latest technological innovations in the telecommunication industry and we are much mesmerised by the newest additions in the mobile phones by the mobile phone manufacturers. These additions are changing the world for better. And guess what! You can buy these phones as second-hand phones in reasonable prices. In this article we would talk about the phones that changed our perceptions towards mobile phones through their amazing specifications. But first, let’s talk about how phones changed the world?

How Phones Changed The World?

The first handheld mobile phone was produced by Motorola in 1973. This mobile phone wasn’t able to reach out in the market commercially, so people still had to use the other telephones to make calls. The mobile phones actually gained popularity in the late 90s, when people started reaching out to own the mobile phones. Back then, we didn’t have the Smartphones. Those mobile phones were only used to make calls, and after a bit when newer mobile phones reached the market; they also had the option to SMS. In early 2000s, Nokia was the brand that gained the most popularity and almost everyone used to have Nokia mobile phone.

In that era, those mobile phones had changed the world for real as before that time people didn’t really had a portable option to be in contact with other people. Only after some years, the first smartphone was launched by Apple in 2007 and the first android phone was launched a year after in 2008. From then, the smartphone manufacturers started launching their best of the best mobile phone every year and now the mobile phone industry has advanced so much that we cannot even compare the latest mobile phones with the mobile phones in the initial year.

Which Mobile Phones Have Changed The World?

The latest models of mobile phones possess such specifications that we wouldn’t even have thought of a few years back, and now that we have them in our hands we feel very special. The mobile phones these days are multipurpose; if you have a good mobile phone then you don’t need a camera, TV, laptop/PC, etc. We say this as the smartphones have all of these options in a single portable gadget. How phones have changed the world? Some of the most common phones that have changed the world are as follows:

     How Apple iPhone X changed the world:

The first phone that changed the world for real is the 10th anniversary iPhone by Apple. iPhone X was launched in 2017, and people across the UK went gaga over buying this device. People showed such affection towards this phone as this phone crossed all boundaries in the aspect of innovation. The most favourite features that people loved in this iPhone were the infinity display feature and the Augmented Reality feature. The infinity display feature in iPhone X allowed people to get a full view of the display as this iPhone’s front only consist of an end to end screen with no button. Apple excluded the iconic home button from this iPhone to introduce the future forward infinity display to the world.

Check out this article as well: What’s better: Refurbished or Used? Or Both?

This iPhone has a feature of Augmented Reality which allows people to make the reality meet the digital world. You can create animations through this feature and you can directly interact with the digital world through the help of this iPhone’s camera. To include this AR feature; Apple include neural engine along with A11 bionic chip that make AR to happen.

     How Apple iPhone 7 Changed The World:

How this mobile phone has changed the world? Well when this iPhone was released, we didn’t have many phones with the specifications that this iPhone possesses. Apple introduced the new finger print touch in this phone. So what was really new in this Touch ID? Apple introduced a new technology in this iPhone in which the Touch ID was in the home button as an individual panel. This introduction made the fingerprint experience of the users better than the best at that time.

Other than the new Touch ID, Apple introduced dual rear cameras in iPhone 7 Plus. This was the first iPhone that possessed the dual rear cameras. The dual rear cameras included; a 12MP wide-angle camera and a 12MP telephoto camera. The dual rear cameras capture the picture simultaneously, so it has better and vibrant colours with great picture quality. The portrait mode of iPhone 7 Plus cameras stole the hearts of the people across the globe. The portrait mode offers more detailed picture with blurrier background.

     How Samsung Galaxy S9+ Phone Changed The World:

Samsung launched its S9+ in 2018, with the ambition to take over the market like a storm. The most amazing feature that this mobile phone has is its rear camera. This mobile phone possesses dual rear cameras; 12MP wide-angle and 12MP telephoto camera, and these cameras together works just as a human eye. The wide-angle camera in S9+ is super speed dual pixel with variable aperture. It adjusts itself according to the lighting conditions around the object. The telephoto lens of this phone allows it to have a 2x optical zoom that gives you a high quality zoomed picture.

Another interesting read: The Secret Behind Apple iPhone Success!

     How Samsung Galaxy S8 Phone Changed The World:

Back in 2017 this phone changed the perspective of people towards a mobile phone with a button. Samsung Galaxy S8 was the first phone in the Samsung S series to possess infinity display. You can see it like Samsung Galaxy S8 introduced us to the world of infinity displays. Before this mobile phone, no popular mobile phone model had an infinity display. People went crazy for having this phone with the infinity display feature and they did! The sales of Samsung went up when S8 was released.

     How Samsung Galaxy S10 Phone Will Change The World:

Only some days after this phone is going to be launched by Samsung. Samsung Galaxy S10 is going to be the 10th anniversary phone of Samsung S series. We can judge the importance of this phone for Samsung as it is the 10th anniversary phone. Samsung is going to add some breath taking features in this mobile phone. The first and foremost feature that is making everyone excited to have this phone is that this phone would be without a notch. Oh yes! Samsung is finally ignoring the notch and introducing a real end-to-end infinity display. We were waiting for this like anything. Moreover, the front camera of this phone would be embedded at the right corner of the screen making it look more beautiful than ever. The mighty S10+ would possess dual front cameras, which is something never done by Samsung before.

Other than these features, this phone would have 3D sonic sensor. What is 3D sonic sensor? This is an inbuilt fingerprint sensor in the display of the phone. So yes, finally you wouldn’t have to use a fingerprint sensor that is located at the rear of your phone making it difficult to use your device.

This phone hasn’t been launched yet, but it is soon going to be launched in February 2019. Only a month after, this phone is going to be launched. But the bad news for you is that this phone is going to be launched at much higher prices than expected. You would have to spend much on buying this phone just after it has been launched. This phone hasn’t changed the world yet but after its launch, it surely will!

Final Verdict:

These phones justify how phones changed the world! Almost all of these phones are available online as second hand phones for sale. We wouldn’t recommend you to buy S10 right away as this phone’s launching price is too high, and a rational buyer should never spend that much over a phone. The other 4 mobile phones discussed earlier are all available for sale online at much lower prices. iPhone X, iPhone 7 and Samsung Galaxy S8 are all available at Alpha SmartPhones in unbelievably low prices, so you should shop for them before the prices get higher than expected. For buying a mobile phone from Alpha SmartPhones you just have to visit our website and look for the phone you want to buy. You might find many options available for you on our website; you can select the one that is the most preferable for you. You can find a wide range of second hand and refurbished mobile phones on our website to choose from. Both of these categories are reliable to shop for. You simply have to confirm the purchase and select the payment method that suits you the best. We will send you your phone as soon as possible. All of the phones on our website come with 12 months warranty and 30 days return policy for you to sigh in relief.

Go on and buy a phone that justifies how phones changed the world!

Looking for iPhone 8? Alpha SmartPhones Quenches Your Thirst for a Stunning Refurbished iPhone 8
Looking for iPhone 8? Alpha SmartPhones Quenches Your Thirst for a Stunning Refurbished iPhone 8

They say that once you use an iPhone, you really can’t be satisfied with any other smartphone. Apple has released a number of models since the launch of its iPhone 8 in September 22, 2017. The luxurious phone came with a hefty price tag and could easily set you back a generous £699.

 

Since the iPhone 8’s launch, the company has released the iPhone X, XS and the latest XR in October 2018. If you’re in the market to upgrade your phone but are on a budget, then the best option for you would be to check out refurbished iPhones.

Refurbished iPhones, especially the newer models, are a great option because you’ll be getting a practically new, barely used device to call your own. Many iPhone users complain that the company hasn’t reinvented the wheel with each successive model it has released. And for those that already own an iPhone 7, this statement may be true. But if you’ve got an older model or have never owned an iPhone before, then a refurbished iPhone 8 will leave you thoroughly impressed.

There’s a lot to love about this sleek smartphone and it’ll make you want to buy a refurbished iPhone 8 immediately. Keep in mind that the lower price isn’t the only thing that is tempting, the phone’s design and specs are also quite impressive. Let’s take a comprehensive look at the phone’s features so you can decide to buy the iPhone 8 for the best price available.

The Stunning iPhone 8

If you decide to buy a refurbished iPhone 8 and have previously owned the iPhone 6 or older, you’ll note some significant changes. This phone sports a glass back and is taller and heavier, compared to the iPhone 6S at least.

Butter fingers need to be particularly cautious when it comes to handling this phone. Get a decent protective cover for your refurbished iPhone 8, since there’s glass on both sides now, you could end up damaging it if you drop it. The company does claim that the glass is robust, but better safe than sorry.

Despite other smartphone companies moving towards a more seamless display, the iPhone hasn’t minimised its bezel over the years. Because of this design choice, your refurbished iPhone 8 won’t look vastly different from its predecessors at a glance, but the 148-gram device is still a stunning piece of technology you’ll be proud to own.

True Tone Display

One of the major features that sets the refurbished iPhone 8 apart from its predecessors is its True Tone display. The 4.7-inch Retina HD display adjusts to the ambient light that surrounds the device. This leads to an enhanced viewing experience. To truly appreciate this feature, compare the display of your refurbished iPhone 8 to an older model and see the difference in colour and contract.

The 4.7-inch display has made the phone easier to use with one hand. Since many people prefer a compact and easy-to-carry phone, the refurbished iPhone 8 proves to be the right fit.

High-Tech Camera

iPhones are known for their great camera quality. Your refurbished iPhone 8’s camera is equipped with a 7-megapixel front camera, a f/2.2 aperture lens and can record HD videos at 1080p.

The 12-megapixel rear camera comes with f/1.8 aperture. Its wide-angle lens yields excellent results. The quad-LED True Tone flash lets you take decent photos in low light and let’s not forget the 4K video recording feature as well.

Animoji and Memojis are not supported on this device. Although, these features aren’t ground breaking in any way; so you won’t be missing out on much.

Water-Resistant and Wireless Charging

Apple hasn’t just focused on looks for this one. Your refurbished iPhone 8 is water resistant up to a meter and can remain submerged for up to 30 minutes.

Apart from being able to take a shallow dive (though not recommended) your refurbished iPhone 8 supports the Qi Wireless charger, too.

iPhone 8 for the Best Price

If you’re looking for a newer iPhone with decent specs, then a refurbished iPhone 8 could be the right choice for you. To put things into perspective, take the latest iPhone XS Max. It was released in September 2018 and costs a ludicrous £1,099. And if you want a device with more storage, you’ll have to spend even more than that base amount.

Instead of splurging on brand new devices, why not buy second hand mobile phones for almost half the price? People are starting to realise the benefits of buying used phones, this has even resulted in a boom of second-hand phone market in the UK. Since the newer iPhones aren’t wildly different form preceding models, buying a refurbished iPhone 8 really won’t hinder your smartphone experience.

A Home Button and Fingerprint Scanner

The iPhone 8 comes with a traditional home button and an effective Touch ID fingerprint sensor. The newer models have dropped these features for a futuristic Face ID instead. If you prefer the older tech, then a refurbished iPhone 8 is probably more your style.

Powered by an Updated iOS

The iPhone 8 was released with a powerful iOS 12. After its release, the company updated the operating system to iOS 12.1.3. Your refurbished iPhone 8 will run smoothly and thanks to the OS, the augmented reality apps run without a hitch, too. With all this in mind, it is important to note that you can get the best price for an iPhone 8, which matches the iPhone X in terms of power.

The Bottom Line

If your heart is set on an iPhone and you don’t want to spend a mind-bogglingly large amount of money, then the refurbished iPhone 8 is the way to go. Its modern design makes it look like a fancy high-tech device, while its slightly smaller build makes it easier to grasp.

You can practice a more sustainable lifestyle by buying a refurbished iPhone 8. It is available in four colours: red, space grey, silver and gold. Buying second hand mobile phones is a great way to get optimal use out of a perfectly good device. If you’re not sure about how to navigate the refurbished phone market, then here’s a guide on how to find the best iPhones for sale in the UK. Don’t fall into the trap of mindless consumption and shop wisely. Take your pick and bring home a refurbished iPhone 8 for a great price. You can easily find one that matches your needs at Alpha SmartPhones. Bright side: you not only get one-year warranty but a 30-day return option also, in case you don’t like it.

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