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Things to check when buying a used phone

Discussion in 'Electronics' started by Elighta, Sep 28, 2018.

  1. Elighta

    Elighta New Member

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    This may seem like a no-brained but a visual examination which should go beyond just looking out for a scratched screen or loose back cover.
    You should be particularly concerned about liquid damage which leads to slow buildup of rust.
    Open the back cover and check the battery sticker for any signs of discoloration – specifically a yellow or orange hue. In case the owner has changed the battery, check any similar internal stickers for signs of rust. Also, check all the ports (USB and charging) for any signs of discoloration. These are metallic parts and any discoloration is an indicator of water damage.
     
  2. chi92

    chi92 New Member

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    That is true, but that can all be put into visuals. The thing I would pay my greatest attention to is the battery duration, especially now with all these phones that have an integrated battery. That can cost you a lot of money, and the phone with the battery that lasts 2 hours is useless unless you don't plan to leave your home, ever :D

    Another thing, if you decide to buy a used phone, don't buy some unfamiliar series, because chances are that, if the phone is one year old, it is going to serve to you for just a couple of months before it starts to get slower and slower, and become useless since you won't be able to start a simple application.

    So if you want to buy a used phone, buy an iPhone or Samsung S series :)
     

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