The recycling of tablets is not yet fashionable, however, the market of the second-hand smartphone, which already weighs between 400 and 600 million euros a year, has great potential.

A refurbished phone is a used mobile phone that was returned because the buyer changed his mind during the retraction period because it has a defect or just to change after a certain period. These phones are brought back to new condition and are fully tested before being sold as a refurbished phone. You will find these phones directly on the websites of most providers or on sites like eBay or Amazon.

Factory refurbished mobile phones have been refurbished by the original manufacturer, such as Sony or Nokia. They may have been returned with defects such as scratches, cracked screens or button problems. The company replaces the broken or damaged components and restores them in accordance with their production standards.

Older models are often completely restructured with a new microprocessor and a new housing. They will be sold with warranties and sometimes even include accessories and user manuals. It is possible that one of these mobiles is offered to you by your operator in the case of a replacement of equipment.

Cell phones are sometimes reconditioned by someone other than the manufacturer. Although they will try to restore them to the original state, they may not follow the manufacturer’s full specifications or be inspected by certified experts. For this reason, it is best to buy a refurbished phone factory. If you decide to purchase a refurbished standard phone, make sure to get a guarantee, and verify that the company has a good reputation and good track record.

The main advantage of buying a refurbished cell phone is the savings compared to a new model. Another advantage of refurbished phone is that it is environmentally friendly. It is a form of recycling that reduces the number of mobile phones in landfills.

The warranties on reconditioned phones are usually not as long as for new phones. It is important to test your phone completely when you get it and check that everything works, like the camera, or even the sound level. Some refurbished phones are locked to a particular network, which means that you may need to unlock it, check beforehand.

Apple with the iPhone dominates the market worldwide of reconditioning because it allows recovering substantial sums in order to buy new models always more expensive.