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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.

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.

iPhone 7 vs iPhone 8: What Really Have Changed?
iPhone 7 vs iPhone 8: What Really Have Changed?

Apple is rising continuously in the smartphone market with the launch of its new iPhone variants. Everyone is quite curious about the changes and upgrades in the latest models. iPhone users were pretty excited to see some major changes in the new iPhone 8 but it seems that just like last year, Apple has not changed much in iPhone 8 after last year’s iPhone 7. All the major changes seem to have gone into iPhone X which was launched alongside iPhone 8. The rounded sides and the Touch ID below display are quite similar to iPhone 7. So, what really has changed?

Let’s have a look into a detailed comparison of both, iPhone 7 and iPhone 8.

Glass Back

If we talk about a visible difference, Apple has introduced a glass back in the new iPhone 8 instead of 7000-series aluminium which was used in iPhone 7. Apple is putting focus over wireless charging in the newer iPhone variants. The idea of introducing a glass back in iPhone 8 is to achieve a convenient feature of wireless charging which was not achievable in iPhone 7. There was a dire need four wireless charging feature in iPhone in order to enable convenient usage of phone throughout the day.

A11 Bionic Chipset

It is true that Apple’s iPhone 7 and 7 Plus was predictably the fastest iPhone variants because Apple introduced A10 Fusion quad-core CPU with a six-core GPU and 2/3GB RAM. However, with the launch of iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, Apple has been able to change that and introduced an improved chipset known as A11 Bionic chip. This chipset is made using the same process of manufacture as the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835. Apple claims that the new chipset is 25% faster and smoother than A10. Not only that, Apple has also introduced the first Apple-designed GPU in iPhone 8. Although, iPhone X is in the spotlight for its unique design and specifications, iPhone 8 is a smooth move by the company to introduce their own GPU.

True Tone

Another brilliant feature added by Apple to iPhone 8 is True Tone. As the name suggests, this feature has everything to do with the display. With the use of True Tone, the display of iPhone 8 alters its temperature depending upon the environment in which the phone is being used. With the temperature being adjustable, the display becomes much easier and convenient to view in the dark light. Apart from that, Apple’s iPhone8 can play back HDR/Dolby Vision content from compatible applications such as Netflix and iTunes. True Tone feature is being appreciated among iPhone users because there was a fair need of display tone adjustment setting that was not offered in the previously launched models.

Camera

The 12-megapixel f/1.8 camera of iPhone 7 was good but its official competitors Samsung Galaxy S8 and Google Pixel did not take much time to surpass it. Apple had to deal with this challenge and therefore, some little changes have been made in the new iPhone 8. Although, the camera is still 12-megapixel f/1.8, it has improved pixel processing, better noise reduction, and a faster autofocus. If we judge the cameras of both phones, iPhone 7 and iPhone 8, there is not much difference to point out from the shoes of a common smart phone user.

Battery

When iPhone 7 came to the global market, there was a lot of criticism on the efficiency of its battery life. It was quite a struggle to reach past the end of the day without putting the phone to charge. Such battery conditions can prove problematic because users face trouble every day in putting their phones to charge over extensive usage. However, Apple managed to overcome this problem in iPhone 7 Plus and the phone’s battery is much better than that of iPhone 7. If we talk about the battery of iPhone 8, it’s quite a surprise for its users. iPhone 8 comes with a battery which is actually smaller than that of iPhone 7 but it surprisingly lasts longer than its predecessor. Apple has done optimisations for its newly introduced CPU which helps to make the battery last longer. iPhone 8 can serve your needs throughout the day without dying.

Price

The newly launched iPhone 8 has a similar pricing structure to iPhone 7. There is a lot of debate in the global market over the pricing of new iPhone variants. Keeping in view the minor changes made to iPhone 8, a lot of users seem to be confused about whether they should spend this much money over a device that is quite similar to its predecessor. Many global users chose to stick to their iPhone 7 as the major changes have been brought to iPhone X instead of iPhone 8.

Verdict

Keeping in view the little changes made to iPhone 8 compared to its predecessor iPhone 7, it is not a wise move to choose iPhone 8 over iPhone 7. Both the variants have similar specifications and the only visible difference is the use of glass back in iPhone 8 that replaced the formerly used aluminium back to enable wireless charging. Despite of the better camera and display, there is not much to move forward to in iPhone 8. If users wish to spend a greater amount of money in order to achieve something bigger, then iPhone 8 is not a brilliant choice. Especially, those who are currently using iPhone 7 should stick to their current choice as the major changes are gifted to iPhone X by the company.

However, if there are users out there who seek minute upgrades and are willing to change their phones, iPhone 8 is not a bad choice because it all depends upon the user’s priority.

If you are planning to buy the iPhone that suits your usage criteria, have a look at Alpha SmartPhones. Alpha SmartPhones have the best-refurbished phones available for you to choose and trust.

6 New Developments That Will Reshape the Future of Smartphones
6 New Developments That Will Reshape the Future of Smartphones

Technological advancements in the smartphone industry are pushing smartphone manufacturers to include latest innovations in their smartphones. Although the Big-Tech companies including Apple and Samsung included whatever they can in the smartphones launched by them in 2018 but they still have plans to shock the customers with their 2019 launches. There are certain developments that would reshape the future of smartphones and we can see that by the plans of the major mobile phone manufacturing companies. But if you are planning to buy a phone right now, you should go for a refurbished iPhone until the 2019 smartphone launches.

Some of the best developments that are making people curious are:

     Folding Screen Smartphone:

The most awaited smartphone by the users is the folding smartphone by Samsung that was announced back in 2017. The name of this smartphone would be Samsung Galaxy F and it would have a future forward foldable LCD included in it. We are not really sure about other specifications that Samsung might add in this smartphone, but the folding screen is the feature that amuses us in the best way possible. However, if you want cheap & best brochure printing service, then i will recommend you 55 printing.

The launch date of Samsung Galaxy F is yet to be decided but we can still hope for its launch in 2019. Launch of this phone was expected in November 2018, but UK’s most popular tech website T3 broke the bad news that it was delayed until further announcement. According to Samsung Mobile Division CEO DJ Koh, this phone would have two devices packed in one body. This means that this phone would have such dimensions that if it’s not folded; it would have a display size of 7.3”, which is even bigger than some of the Tablets by Samsung. Although if folded, the display size of the phone would be changed to 4.6”. This proves that Samsung Galaxy F would be a tablet and a phone fitted inside the body of one. You can also see Best robot kits here.

     Faster Processors:

People are getting busier and busier gradually, and they don’t have the time to deal with slow smartphones. This is the reason that Apple and Samsung have collaborated with the best processor manufacturers to include the best in their smartphones. For 2019, Samsung has announced about its Samsung Galaxy S10 and S10+, and these phones would celebrate the 10th anniversary of Samsung Galaxy ‘S’ series.

For the 10th anniversary, Samsung is going big and including SnapDragon 855 processor in its in both of these phones; S10 and S10+. As a result, these phones would include the feature of 5G that many people are peculiarly waiting for. It is also rumoured that one model of Samsung S10 would also include 12GB RAM and 1TB storage capacity that would help in making it the fastest and most reliable phone yet.

Apple is also going to include A13 bionic chip with next generation neural engine in its 2019 iPhone that would make it faster and less vulnerable to processing lags. This new bionic chip along with the next generation neural engine would make the AR experience for the iPhone users even better. With the launch of Apple 2019 model, we are also hoping for the launch of the update in iOS (iOS 13.0) and we expect that Apple would also add certain advancements in iOS 13.0 that would make the iPhones’ processing speed even faster.

      Rear Cameras:

Apple and Samsung both are participating in the race to add the best cameras in their upcoming smartphones launches. People are obsessed with having a smartphone with the best camera and mobile phone manufacturers are keeping this demand in notice. This is the reason that we are going to be blessed with the smartphones with best cameras in the coming year.

According to sources, Samsung is going to launch up to four lens cameras in its S10 and S10+. The reason behind adding four rear cameras is to provide people with the ease of capturing images in the best quality possible. Also one of the most important reasons to add these lenses in the rear camera is to provide the users with better AR experience.

Apple is also rumoured to be planning to include triple lens camera in its upcoming launch in 2019. We all must agree that iPhones always possess the best cameras and Apple is trying its best to keep the throne of having the best camera to itself. These cameras along with A13 bionic chip and next generation neural engine would provide the users with the best AR experience.

     Front Cameras:

The ever growing selfie obsession in people is pushing the smartphone manufacturers to add the best front cameras in their smartphones. To your surprise, we are going to have the best front cameras in the upcoming launches by Samsung and Apple.

Samsung has plans to add dual front cameras in its mighty S10+ that would make your selfie experience to go beyond expectations. These dual front cameras would provide you with the quality that you wouldn’t have been expected. On the other hand, Apple is also rumoured to be planning to add dual FaceTime cameras in its upcoming launches in 2019. Well the only way to experience these, is to wait for the new models to be launched.

     Displays:

Both Samsung and Apple are planning to take infinity display to a whole new level of infinity. Samsung has leaked that it is going to add new ‘Infinity-O’ displays in the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S10 and S10+. This infinity display would cross the boundaries in the smartphone industry, as this phone would have an end to end screen without anything else on its front. For adding this display, Samsung is planning to remove 3.5mm audio jack from its new S10 and S10+. The removal of audio jack would give Samsung the space that it needed to add this display in these phones. Also the front cameras would be embedded in the screen, which would ditch the notch in the screen. You would only be able to see the camera physically when you would open the camera app in your Samsung S10 and S10+.

On the other hand, Apple is also trying to make the size of the notch smaller for the ease of iPhone users. Right now, in the existing iPhones this notch is making the users not so happy when they want a full infinity display without any barrier (notch). Apple is planning to add FaceTime camera and Face ID recognition in one module, which would help in decreasing the size of the notch.

     Touch IDs:

The ease we get from having a touch ID while unlocking our device is something that is the most usable feature in a smartphone. In the way of adding infinity displays in their new smartphones, manufacturers are doing whatever they can to minimise the glitches that people have from the Touch IDs.

Due to this, Samsung is introducing an in-screen touch ID in its upcoming models. S10 and S10+ would celebrate the 10th anniversary of Samsung ‘S’ series for real as they would possess an in-screen 3D sonic sensor fingerprint reader that would allow the users to own a phone with the true infinity display. Users wanted this feature since ever and Samsung is finally adding this feature in its 10th anniversary models. Previously it was rumoured that Samsung is going to add the feature of Face ID in its S10 and S10+ just like Apple, but these rumours were just mere rumours as Samsung is going to the next level.

Apple introduced the feature of Face ID in the models launched after iPhone 8, and since then all of the iPhone models have been launched with this feature. While being the most easy and efficient way to unlock an iPhone, people are still missing the magnificent touch ID. To your surprise, there are rumours revolving around that Apple is thinking of adding the feature of Touch ID in its 2019 launch. This Touch ID would be same as the Touch ID being introduced by Samsung in S10 and S10+.

Our Advice:

Smartphone users all around the world are waiting irresistibly for these developments to be launched in the latest launches by the big names in smartphones industry. Waiting for these features is the best thing to do but if you have a dire need to change your existing smartphone then you must buy one right now the make the process of waiting easier for yourself. Right now, if you are waiting for the launch of the smartphone models mentioned above, the best option for you is to purchase a refurbished iPhone for the meanwhile.

We are suggesting you to buy a refurbished iPhone as these refurbished phones are the most reliable devices that you can buy at the moment. We can say this, as at Alpha SmartPhones, all the refurbished phones are comprehensively and professionally tested and checked and are in 100% working condition. Moreover, we provide our customers with 12 month warranty with every device we sell; also we have 30-day return policy with free delivery of every device we sell.

Most Popular Mobile Phones at Alpha SmartPhones UK
Most Popular Mobile Phones at Alpha SmartPhones UK

Popular smartphones are usually the ones that need your attention the most while purchasing a newer model. The mobile phones that are considered as ‘popular’ are popular because of certain reasons. Although we know that all that shines is not gold! But here if you are looking forward to buying refurbished iPhone online or any other mobile phone, you must look at the most favorite hot selling mobile phones. Even if you don’t want to buy a newer model of mobile phone, you must still continue with this article to find out if you might need a newer model. So what is the most popular phone brand? Let’s find out!

What Is The Most Popular Phone Brand?

Mobile phones are manufactured by different brands, and all of these brands/manufacturers try their best to launch the most excellent devices every year. We cannot really compare the specifications that the most popular mobile phones possess, but we can certainly try to. The answer to what is the most popular phone brand is not just one but two brands; Samsung and Apple.

     Samsung – Most Popular Phone Brand

Samsung launched many smartphones since last decade, but all of those smartphones were not meant to be the most favourite smartphones for people. There are a few smartphones that actually scream ‘Buy Me’ that are manufactured by Samsung and Apple. These smartphones are described below:

     Samsung Galaxy S8:

Samsung Galaxy S8 was launched back in 2017, and it was considered as the most future forward looking smartphone back then. The biggest reason for such consideration is that this phone introduced us to the world of infinity displays. These days, we have many phones around us that have infinity displays, but this phone actually started this trend. Whilst having many infinity display phones in the market, we don’t really have many with edge screen yet.

Other than having a beautiful screen, this phone also has some other breath taking features as well. It has 12MP dual pixels camera that lets you capture your favourite moments without experiencing any lags while doing so. The 8MP front camera lets the user take breathtaking selfies that helps them in enhancing their beauty in the pictures.

The iris scanning feature in S8 and S8+ lets you unlock your phone easily. Samsung knows that both of your irises are not identical and they have different patterns. This security feature is such accurate that your phone can be unlocked only by you looking at it.

Not only this, but S8 also offers you with the mobile phone performance like no other. Back in 2017 it was the first phone to own world’s fastest 10nm processor that helps in making the processing speed of this phone even better than amazing. Bixby is another feature that works as you personal assistant so you don’t have to worry about the communication barrier between your phone and you.

So Samsung is one answer to the question ‘what is the most popular phone brand’.

     Apple iPhone 8:

Apple iPhone 8 was launched in 2017, just a year has passed and Apple has already launched four iPhones lately after the launch of iPhone 8. Although people love the newer models of iPhones as well but this was the last model of iPhone having the iconic iPhone shape and home button. Although people love the infinity displays launched by Apple after iPhone 8 but we all still immensely love and miss the iconic iPhone shape with a home button.

Being the last iPhone with the iconic home button; iPhone 8 is much loved and adored by people all around the UK. The ease that users experience while using an iPhone 8 is beyond the ease that people in the UK ever wanted. Not just the shape but this iPhone have some brilliant specifications due to which many people fall in love with this iPhone.

This iPhone has 4.7” retina HD display that helps the users in viewing their favourite things in the most vibrant and bright colours that this display exhibits. Other than the display, due to the home button this iPhone has the all time favourite fingerprint Touch ID. This Touch ID is proven to be the most loved security feature that Apple had launched till iPhone 8. This iPhone has a stylish metal body that makes the look of this iPhone better than all of the other iPhones out there.

Moreover this iPhone has 12MP rear camera while iPhone 8 Plus has 12MP dual lens rear camera that includes a wide angle camera and a telephoto camera that makes your beautiful moments even prettier. Furthermore, iPhone 8 is water and dust resistant that enhances the usability of this iPhone. iPhone 8 is the phone that you must buy if you are fond of having an Apple iPhone with the iconic shape.

     Apple iPhone X:

Apple launched its 10th anniversary iPhone X just a month after the launch of iPhone 8. This iPhone crossed the boundaries in terms of the future forward looks and specifications. This iPhone has an infinity display that is bigger than the infinity display of Samsung Galaxy S8. Through comparing these two phones we get the statement ‘some infinity are bigger than others’.

Other than having a beautiful Super retina HD infinity display this iPhone has other specifications as well that are better than many of other mobile phones out there in the market. One such specification of this iPhone is the dual rear cameras in this iPhone that captures your moments in the quality that you cannot get from any other mobile phone. Other than this Apple introduced the feature of Face ID in this iPhone through which you can unlock your device easily through just looking at your iPhone. This feature proved to be the best one so far that has been introduced in an iPhone because it provides better security to the users.

A11 bionic chip was introduced in this model of iPhone along with the neural engine that helped introducing the AR feature in iPhone X. Along with it this iPhone is dust and water resistant up to 1m depth for 30 minutes. The battery installed in this iPhone is also much better than the battery of iPhone 8 as it lasts 2 hours longer than the battery of the glorious iPhone 8.

Why Are These Answer For – What Is The Most Popular Phone Brand?

The three smartphones described above are considered as the hot selling and most favourite phones of the customers at Alpha SmartPhones. These smartphones provide the users with specifications that they might not get from any other smartphone in the market. So now we hope that we answered your question ‘what is the most popular phone brand?’

As we have talked about the phones of Samsung and Apple, so this thing is clear that these two brands have the best and the most reliable phones in the UK market. Although Samsung and Apple both are considered as rivals but in their rivalry they launch such phones that the fans of both of these brands love.

Conclusion:

If you are looking for a new smartphone then you must look for these options at Alpha SmartPhones. We provide the best deals on all of these phones along with certain perks that you would love, including; 12 months warranty with every device, 30 days return policy, easy payment method, free doorstep delivery and much more. We provide these services as we are sure about the quality of the refurbished smartphones available on our website. Through the 12 month warranty you can get your phone repaired within 12 months of purchase if any fault arises in the smartphone (Terms and conditions apply, also with the 30 days return policy you can return the smartphone if you don’t what you ordered.

With all of these perks, you can easily purchase any or all of these three phones described above. We are quite sure that after reading this article you might have got the answer to your question ‘what is the most popular phone brand?’

Save Money & Buy Second-hand Phone For Your Growing Kids
Save Money & Buy Second-hand Phone For Your Growing Kids

You know why customers enjoy buying a second-hand phone? It is because buying a used smartphone will surely save a lot of money. However, you will miss the enjoyment of unwrapping a brand new mobile device that is packed in a stylish and original box. If you are thinking of buying a second hand mobile for your growing kid, then we assure you that it is the right decision. Your child will enjoy all the remarkable features with its gleaning body, and you won’t suffer a heartache if they are not careful with the phone.

Do growing kids need a mobile phone?

Well, all parents want to keep their kids under control and know about their activities; this becomes nearly impossible when kids get a smart phone of their own. Youngsters are always in search of latest models that will create waves in the market. They are much more appreciative of types of gadgets that everyone is talking about.

Buying a used phone is very much economical than going for a brand new phone. Second hand mobile phones can give you a chance to save money. You can have a say in which phone you purchase for them; it is just a matter of time before they get a job of their own and decide which high-tech device they are going to buy for themselves.

Is it good to buy second hand phones?

The most important thing is to be aware of your children completely and think how your child can easily handle technology. Are you facing trouble with excessive use of mobile phone, television or video games by your child? These are major indications that you need to exercise more control over your child’s activities. If this is the case, then you can buy a second hand phone and have a complete access to their smartphone to avoid such problems.

Some rules must be set for smartphone:

If your child is grown up enough to own a smartphone of their own, then it is also time that he or she can understand the massive responsibility that comes with today’s smartphones. If you give a personal smartphone to your child, then it’s very important to set some rules for its use right from the beginning. These rules will help you to have a complete access on device and you will get ensured that your child is using the device with responsibility and safety.

Buying a second hand phone is a viable option as parents can install some apps through which they can track location of the device and thus their child. With increasing independence and a reliable mode of contact, teenagers tend to stay out late at night; they are not worried about getting home early. So, with a tracking app, parents will not be worried about where their child is.

It is a smart idea to buy a second hand phone for your child and let them know that they will be eligible for a new device or a model upgrade once they have accomplished something; both parents and child can agree on what grades or CGPA they should achieve before they get a new phone.

Which used phone is good?

Whatever be your reason to buy a used smartphone for your growing kid, you must remember some key points when purchasing. Buying a used smartphone can be tricky with plenty of faulty and fake phones available for sale on cheap rates. One of the most reliable names for buying second hand mobile phones or refurbished devices is Alpha SmartPhone. They have a great range of excellent smart phones that come at affordable rates with a good warranty.

Is cheaper always better?

The major reason to buy second hand phone is that they are cheaper than first hand or new phones. However, cheaper can prove to be expensive if you do not buy from an authentic store or website; you will end up spending even more on fixing the phone’s hidden problems. Alpha Smartphone is providing outclass services, sales and repairs; it is a trustworthy place to shop for a used mobile phone.

At Alpha Smartphone, you can compare prices of used mobile phones such as various models of Apple, Samsung, iPhones, etc. At the website, you can view reviews by other buyers of similar model. Excellent repair services are also available. Our team of experts ensures that you buy an amazing smartphone without any faults; most refurbished phones are covered by a warranty period. So, if you want a used mobile phone for your growing kid, then don’t waste your time and visit our website to get an amazing handset.

How to select a used phone?

The first thing to know when buying a used phone is to know your budget; once you know how much you are willing to spend, then you can search for phones in that price range. Once you have narrowed down your options, then check their specifications. When you settle down on the phone you are willing to buy, you must have your phone tested by an expert technician in order to ensure that you are not running a risk of any errors or unseen problems.

There could be minor faults in used phone like scratches but it is totally worth it for your growing kid as the savings you get from the phone price will definitely cover the cost to hide imperfections.

Why Refurbished Phones Have Better Battery Life than Used Phones?
Why Refurbished Phones Have Better Battery Life than Used Phones?

Good battery life has always been a dream of every smartphone user! We say this as battery related issues in mobile phones still persists and are proven to be stressful for the mobile phone users. In this article, we are going to discuss used vs. Refurbished phones and are going to prove that refurbished phones are the best ones for you. But first we have to describe what do we mean by used and refurbished phone?

Refurbished mobile phones are also the used mobile phones, but these mobile phones are thoroughly checked and repaired before they are put up on sale again. While the used mobile phones are the pre-owned phones that are sold without doing any repair in them. Although they both are the pre-owned phones but they have significant difference when it comes to the battery life and reliability in general.

Used vs. Refurbished Phones!

As discussed above, these both are pre-owned phones but they have noteworthy difference between them. In this article, we are going to describe the reason that which phone is better and which isn’t. So let us see a comparison of refurbished phones vs. Used in terms of battery life:

     Do Refurbished Phones Have New Batteries?

As discussed before, refurbished mobile phones are basically the pre-owned mobile phones that are repaired thoroughly once purchased by the platform. The refurbished mobile phones are usually available all over the internet at the websites of refurbishing platforms. While being repaired phones, the most important question that people have these days is ‘Do refurbished phones have new batteries?’

We can answer this question in detail now! When we say that the mobile phones once purchased by refurbishing platforms are repaired thoroughly, then the hardware and the software issues are all diagnosed and repaired with the best quality parts available in the market. By this, we can get an idea that if after checking the mobile phone comprehensively; the refurbishing platform finds any glitch in the battery life; it immediately replaces the old battery with the best quality battery in the market. After the battery of the mobile phone is changed, the mobile phone refurbishing platform once again checks the battery life of the mobile phone. Now if it finds any problem in the battery life of the mobile phone again; it again changes the battery with another one. But if the problem persists, then it might be a software problem as well. In such cases, the mobile phone refurbishing platform diagnoses and repairs the software problem in the mobile phone as well, so that the battery life of the phone becomes better than normal.

Once the mobile phone refurbishing platform is satisfied with the battery performance of the mobile phone, only then it lists the phone as refurbished phone on the website. With all of this detailed repair process, these platforms also provide 12 months warranty with the mobile phones that they sell. So if any problem in the battery arrives again, you can easily claim the warranty and get the battery replaced again. So now you might have got the answer for ‘do refurbished phones have new batteries?’ Not only do they posses new batteries, they are repaired for their software as well, that might drain your battery faster if not resolved in time as the refurbishing platforms do!

     Battery On Pre-owned Phones:

Over here by pre-owned phones, we mean the used mobile phones that are not repaired after the sellers have sold them. We really have to discuss about battery on pre-owned phones to get a proper idea on used vs. Refurbished phones. The batteries that are installed in the used mobile phones might be the original ones that might have come with the phone. These batteries are the best ones as they are included by the mobile phone manufacturer itself. Over here, we have to keep certain things under consideration that shows that if the battery of the used mobile phone is good or not.

It might happen that the battery life of the used mobile phone is very good, or it is even better than that of the best-refurbished phones. Or it might happen that the battery life of the used mobile phone is worse and worst. This all depends upon the charging habits of the previous owner. We all know that the battery of a mobile phone worn outs with the time. But time is not that much of a big factor here. The charging habit of the previous owner is more important point that we have to notice here.

Usually people overcharge their mobile phone that is proven to be much of a disaster for the mobile phone batteries. Most of us usually put our phones on charge before going to sleep and plug it out in the morning, this habit of ours proves to be worse for the mobile phone's battery. So if you accidently purchase a mobile phone from such a person, then you might not be so lucky even if the original battery is installed in the mobile phone. But if you are lucky enough, you might find a used phone that hasn’t been overcharged before and its battery is in good condition.

So it’s totally a matter of luck here! You might find a used phone with much better battery life than the best-refurbished phones or you might have to bear the worst battery life; there is no in between in such cases!

Now that we know a detailed difference in the possible battery lives for used vs refurbished phones, we can now move forward in telling you the difference between refurbished and new phone for further clarification!

Difference Between Refurbished And New Phone:

We refer the new phones as the phones that are first handed sold by the manufacturers themselves. Whenever a new model of mobile phone launches in the market, the mobile phone manufacturers sell these mobile phones as the new mobile phones. With this, we have already discussed about the refurbished mobile phones. Now we have to mention the difference between refurbished and new phone and we have to make a decision that which one is better.

The new mobile phones as described above are the newest versions of mobile phones that haven’t been anyone else before. There are many advantages and disadvantages of buying a new phone. The most important advantage of buying a new mobile phone is that you get the latest model of mobile phone right after it is launched, also the new mobile phones are considered to be faultless, and so you can enjoy your phone without any glitch. The major disadvantage of buying a new mobile phone is the higher prices of these new mobile phones. Also you don’t know about any customer reviews about the mobile phone so it is a risk actually in this context. Also it is a myth that the new mobile phones come faultless; we can prove that by mentioning about the dotted screens of S7 Edge and S6 Edge when they were launched. Many of these mobile phones came with black and green dots in their displays.

If we look at the best refurbished phones then we can see that these phones are the best option for the buyers as well. The major disadvantage of buying a refurbished phone is that the buyer cannot buy the latest model. This is because, the mobile phones come in refurbished market once they are purchase and then sold by people. So generally it takes almost 3 to 6 months after the launch of a mobile phone for it to come in the refurbished market. Although there are many advantages of buying best refurbished phones, including; these phones are reliable, you can buy these in lesser prices, these phones are faultless, etc.

If we discuss the difference between refurbished and new phone in terms of battery life then they have almost the same battery life. While in some cases the battery life of the best refurbished phones can be even better than the battery life of a new phone.

Is It Better To Buy A Refurbished Phone or Used?

Now that we know the difference between used, refurbished and new mobile phones, we would be further suggesting you which one to purchase. You shouldn’t buy new mobile phones because of their extremely high prices. While if we see used vs. refurbished phones, then buying the best refurbished phones can prevent you from the hassle. We say this thing as the best refurbished phones are always comprehensively and professionally checked and tested. Moreover the battery lives of the refurbished phones are the best, so by purchasing these you can easily prevent yourself from the battery drainage problem and further reduce the mental stress. So yes, it is better to buy a refurbished phone than used.

What Is The Best Place To Buy Refurbished Phones?

At Alpha SmartPhones you can get the best refurbished phones in the UK online. We claim this as all of the refurbished mobile phones available on our website are comprehensively and professionally tested and checked. We repair the mobile phones with the best quality parts available in the market. Moreover, the accurate descriptions of the mobile phones are written with each one of them to keep the process transparent. We also provide 12 months warranty with every mobile phone that we sell. Furthermore, when you purchase a mobile phone from us, we provide you with the 30 days return policy, through which you can return the device if you don’t get what you have ordered in the first place. With all of this, we provide free doorstep delivery with every device we sell along with easy payment transfer options.

So what are you still waiting for? Buy the best-refurbished phones only from Alpha SmartPhones and avail the best deals.

What’s better: Refurbished or Used? Or Both?
What’s better: Refurbished or Used? Or Both?

This is a question that everyone seems to wonder about! Usually people think that used and refurbished phones are the same, but actually that is not true! Both of these categories come under the umbrella of pre-owned phones but these both have a huge difference. Difference between used and refurbished phones usually lies in the reliability of these both. But before judging which one of these is better we must know what used and refurbished phones are?

Difference Between Used and Refurbished Phones:

As discussed before these both categories are the pre-owned phones that are previously used by other people but the main difference between used and refurbished phones is described below:

Refurbished Mobile Phones – Used Vs. Refurbished Phones:

Refurbished mobile phones are the pre-owned phones that are repaired after they are bought from the previous owners of these phones. There are many online platforms available in the UK which offers the customers with the refurbished mobile phones. But these phones go through a proper process before they are listed on the websites for sale. The platforms that repair these mobile phones are usually known as mobile phone refurbishing or mobile phone recycling platforms. These platforms accept the newer models of mobile phones and purchase them from the users at good rates and after the purchase; the rest of the process is described below:

     Purchasing The Pre-Owned Phones:

There are many mobile phone recycling platforms available online that are accepting the comparatively newer models of mobile phones. The users usually sell their phones to these platforms at good rates.

     Examining The Pre-Owned Phones:

After the platform have purchased and transferred the payment to the previous owner of the phone, it starts the examination procedure. These platforms usually have professionals that are experienced and trained in examining the condition of the phones. After the phones have been checked thoroughly these professionals check all the hardware and software flaws present inside the phone. The checking procedure is such a thorough one that no flaw is missed while examining.

     Repairing The Pre-Owned Phones:

After all of the flaws the diagnosed from these pre-owned phones, all of those flaws are repaired with the best available parts in the market. The refurbishing platforms make sure that all of the parts used in the repair of these phones are genuine and are of the best quality.

      Re Examining The Phone:

After the phone has been repaired professionally and comprehensively, the mobile phone recycling platform again examines the phone thoroughly. In this examination; if any problem still persists then the mobile phone is again repaired and it is checked again after the repair. This process goes on until the phone comes in 100% working conditions.

     Listing On the Website:

Only after the mobile phone comes in 100% working conditions that phone is listed on the website for sale. These phones are the most reliable phones available in the market as they have been repaired professionally and comprehensively before being listed for sale. The mobile phone recycling platforms are so sure about the reliability of these refurbished mobile phones that most of them provide warranties of up to 12 month with the mobile phones that they are selling. Some of these also provide customers with return policies.

Used Mobile Phones – Used Vs. Refurbished Phones:

You would get to know the difference between used and refurbished phones; used mobile phones are the pre-owned mobile phones that don’t need any repair in order to come in 100% working conditions. These mobile phones might have scratches and dents on their body but they are in full working conditions. These mobile phones are checked once they are purchased from the previous owner and after checking their condition the mobile phones that are proven to be in full working conditions are listed up for sale. The mobile phone recycling platforms usually provide warranties with these phones as well as they are sure about their workability. These phones are also reliable but not as much as the refurbished mobile phones.

Is It Better To Buy a Refurbished Phone Or Used?

Used and refurbished phones are both reliable phones that can be purchased by the people in the UK. On many platforms there are refurbished and used phones for sale online from where you can easily buy one. But the reliability of these phones can only be judged by the reliability of the platform itself. There are many platforms in the UK that are offering used and refurbished phones but only some of them are reliable enough to buy a phone from. To check the reliability of the mobile phone recycling platform, you have to first check the reviews that the other customers have for that specific platform. You can easily find the reviews on the dedicated reviews websites present online i.e. TrustPilot. You have to go through all of the reviews as one bad comment can never judge the reliability of a platform, so you have to go through all of the reviews and check whether is the platform worth it to buy a phone from. The other thing that we must tell you is that you should always buy refurbished used phones with 12 month warranty. We suggest you this thing as only those platforms provide such long warranties with the mobile phones that have a complete trust on the working conditions of their mobile phones. Also you have to look for the platforms that are providing return policy with the mobile phones as well.

Final Verdict:

No one can’t really say if used phones are better or if refurbished phones are better in the fight of used vs. Refurbished phones. Both used and refurbished phones are safe to buy from a reliable platform. To find a reliable platform you don’t have to go any further and visit Alpha SmartPhones right now to enjoy extra perks on the purchase of used and refurbished mobile phones.

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