Refurbished smartphones: what you need to know about them
The world market of used smartphones is gaining momentum quite confidently. Businesses different methods to stimulate the purchase of used machinery and smartphones running software trade -in .
Buying a refurbished phone is a good way to save money and reduce hazardous waste.
"Remanufactured and used devices are still cost-effective alternatives for both the average consumer and business looking to save on smartphones," said Anthony Scarsella, IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker research manager . - Suppliers have the opportunity to promote more affordable remanufactured devices in markets where they have not previously been introduced. It helps them develop their own brand, as well as an ecosystem of applications, services and accessories. ”
If you've ever looked at a phone price tag and thought the price was "biting" . The price of new smartphones is often unaffordable for the average Ukrainian. But there is another option: restored smartphones.
A refurbished phone will cost much cheaper than a new one of the same model. Of course, if you find one that meets your requirements. Unfortunately, the general confusion: what kind of recovery is it, where to buy it, whether the phone will be "real" and how reliable it is - makes refurbished phones much less popular than they are worth.
The world market for smartphones used for calculations of IDC, the results 2020 will increase by 9 1 % compared to 2019 year. The total supply of used devices will be 22 4 , 3 million units, which is 1 9 , 0 million higher than last year .
IDC analysts believe that by 2024, global sales of used gadgets will reach 3 49 , 9 million units worth $ 6 6 billion, showing an overall average annual growth rate of 1 0 , 9 % between 2019 and 2024.
According to the forecast of IDC, total revenue from smartphone sales worldwide will decline in 2020 to $ 4 19 , 9 billion, which is 8 , 0 % less than revenue of $ 4 60 , 9 billion in 2019.
In 2021, Trendforce analysts forecast growth in global smartphone sales to 1, 45 billion units. This is 9% higher than sales in 2020 at 1, 30 billion units. Last year's figure is 1 2 % lower than the 2019 figure, which became a record.
Who restores smartphones:
" Factory-refurbished " smartphones are those that have been sent back to the manufacturer for testing and repair, and their performance is at the same level as in brand new ones. Among them are those that were returned by the buyer during the exchange and return (not because of defects, but simply because they did not like) or were aimed at recovery by the warranty or insurance company after the customer returned the device, for example, with a complaint about crack in plastic. This situation is sometimes called " certified refurbished " and is covered by a limited warranty.
The second type of refurbished smartphones are those that have been repaired and original spare parts have been used to restore them . Such devices often work no worse than those repaired by the manufacturer, but you should be careful when choosing a company. Company Icoola provides year warranty on all his renewed products . Icoola 's mission is to make the most effective contribution to nature conservation.
The company has been repairing and restoring Apple equipment for a long time , which allows for the reuse of smartphones that should be discarded. Daily they be refurbished tion several kilograms of electronic waste.
Buying refurbished equipment will save you a lot of money in most cases, and if you buy in the right places, your phone will not be different from the new device.