- Oct 04, 2018
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TIPS ON BUYING A USED iPHONE.
For several years iPhone has been at the fore front of the Smartphone world, having Samsung as a competitor in terms of design and functionality. However, many still prefer iPhone despite its expensiveness. Well, you need not go bankrupt to buy a good iPhone. Instead of buying a brand new iPhone, you can actually opt for a used one at a cheaper price.
There are however some common ishs you need to know and understand so that you don’t fall for them. . Buying a used iPhone can be really hectic and tricky despite the fact that it will save you some cash. You need not worry; for the sole reason of enlightenment, today’s post is focused at bringing to your desk some useful tips on how to get a used iPhone without becoming victim of pitfalls.
TIPS ON BUYING A USED iPHONE.
#1 Decide the type of iPhone you want.
When you visit platforms like Jumia or Konga, you will definitely find numerous listings and the number of iPhones available can be overwhelming. To avoid becoming overwhelmed, it is good to decide beforehand the exact type and model of iPhone you actually want to purchase.
#2 Is the dealer legitimate?
Buying a used iPhone can save money, however, it can also be damn frustrating most especially if the iPhone you are buying was stolen. The most frustrating part of buying a stolen iPhone is that the real owner of the phone can block it which will make it unusable. Hence you need to check the IMEI to find out if the iPhone you are about to buy is a stolen one or not.
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#3 Check the IMEI
Remember we talked about the need to find out if the iPhone you are about is stolen? You can actually find out through the IMEI. The IMEI is a unique number that differentiate a phone from other phones, even of the same model. You can find the IMEI number on the outer part of the phone or the place where the battery is placed. Once you get the IMEI, you can make use of some online IMEI checkers to know if the iPhone has been reported stolen. Ensure you request for the real IMEI of the iPhone from the seller which you should then compare with the IMEI you get when you dial *#06#.
#4 Check if the iPhone Supports Your Network Provider
You need check whether the iPhone would work with your network provider because some iphones are actually locked to a specific carrier. Obviously, buying such an iphone will be so frustrating. Locked phones are difficult to switch between carriers. For instance, if your network is T-Mobile and the phone you are purchasing is locked to MTN, you must get it unlocked so that you can use it on your carrier. Getting an unlocked used iPhone is the best as it will save you some headache.
#5 Check Phone for damage or malfunctioning.
It is important to inspect the phone physically before you pay. You need to check for ishs including minor physical damages such as scratches; Speaker issues (you can play some music and pay attention to the functionality of the speakers); Spills ( you should check the SIM card slot if it contains some red or pink colors as this could mean it was rained on or it has suffered water damage). Most importantly, check all the features on the phone and even the charging port.
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#6 What is the Battery Life?
Just like every other smartphones, iPhones have battery recharge cycle limit meaning that the battery life is bound to reduce with time and usage. Hence, if you wish to get a used iPhone, put into consideration the number of years of usage. Most preferably, buy an iPhone which is being sold after one year of usage.
#7 Test before payment.
After doing all the checks and inspections as stated above to prove how genuine the iPhone is, you need to finally test its functionality before paying. Sometimes, it is advisable to go with a friend who is knowledgeable about the model you want to purchase. You need to test all the main functions of the phone including the screen, cameras, connectivity, buttons, speakers and microphones, ports and many others. Do not forget to test the charger and earpiece given to you.
Once you’ve cleared all your doubts and have been assured of quality, you can go ahead to negotiate and pay for the iPhone.
iPhone is a unique smartphone that has been the dream of many. Due to the expensiveness of a new iPhone, many are scared of going bankrupt. Getting a used iPhone at a cheaper price is now easier. Trusted online platforms such as Jumia and Konga provide quality products. You can as well get one from a trusted dealer in a Computer Village nearest to you.