Thanks to COVID-19, technology has become essential to our everyday lives. But what if your smartphone is too outdated for video calls? Or damaged beyond repair?

It’s been a tough year. Lots of people have been furloughed or made redundant and we’re all feeling the financial strain of lockdown. A brand new device may be out of your price range. And that’s completely understandable. So, why not consider a refurbished mobile phone instead?


Pre-owned yet rigorously tested

Refurbished phones are pre-owned handsets that have been returned to the manufacturer or retailer for resale. Sometimes this is because they need to be repaired, other times, it’s simply because the owner has changed their mind and wishes to buy a different model.

They don’t tend to come in the original packaging and you’re unlikely to get all of the accessories that come with a new device. However, they’re not the same as a second-hand phone. Before being resold to the next customer, a refurbished smartphone will be rigorously tested, checked and repaired – to ensure certain standards are met and the device is in full working order.

To indicate their overall quality, every refurbished phone is given a grade – from A-C. Grade ‘A’ is the highest and is used to describe phones that are ‘as good as new’ with no visible marks or scratches. Grade ‘B’ and ‘C’ usually have small-moderate signs of wear and tear. But these are just superficial. And whichever grade you choose, the phone is thoroughly tested and fully functional.


Smartphone being refurbished


What are the benefits of a refurbished smartphone?


1. Price

The key advantage of a refurbished mobile phone is the price.

Top manufacturers, such as Apple and Samsung, release new devices every year – and, as such, their prices continue to rise. Some of the best models cost well over £1000. And if that’s out of your budget, refurbishments offer a way to get the model you want at a reasonable price.

2. Good condition

Refurbished phones are often returned because the buyer changed their mind, not because they were faulty or damaged. That means, you may actually receive a brand new device for the reduced cost.

3. Quality assurance

All refurbished models are thoroughly tested and repaired before being resold. As a result, they’re guaranteed to be of a high standard and tend to have a much lower defect rate than new devices. Thanks to the grading system, you’ll even know what to expect in terms of visible marks and scratches. No nasty surprises when you open the box. Just a quality phone, in top working order.

4. Warranty

Unlike second-hand models, most refurbished smartphones come with a warranty. For example, here at Tech Guys 360, all of our devices are supplied with a 12-month warranty as standard. If the phone develops a fault, we promise to resolve the issue as quickly as possible – at no expense.

5. Environmentally-friendly

Smartphones contain many harmful chemicals – and, when thrown away, these chemicals ultimately end up in landfill sites and pollute the environment. Buying a refurbished model can help to tackle this problem, as it increases the lifespan of the phone and reduces the level of toxic mobile wastage.


Interested in a refurbished phone?

They’re a fantastic option; especially at a time when technology is crucial, yet funds are low. And here at Tech Guys 360, we have a diverse selection to choose from.

As part of our online store, we offer a range of Grade A-C refurbished smartphones, with something to suit all preferences and budgets. A variety of popular models are available, all of which have been extensively checked and are both priced competitively and unlocked (for use with any network).

So, why not take a look today? And if you have any questions – about refurbished phones in general or a particular refurbished phone for sale in our store – please feel free to get in touch. Just give us a call on 01744 410 554 or send an email to and we’ll get back to you.