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From A+ to C: Decoding the Refurbishment Grades for Pre-Owned Mobile Phones


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At Used Mobiles 4 U, we pride ourselves on providing our customers with high-quality used and refurbished mobile phones. We understand that when it comes to buying a pre-owned device, it’s important to know exactly what you’re getting. That’s why we use a grading system to categorise the condition of our phones. In this blog post, we’ll decode the refurbishment grades from A+ to C, so you can make an informed decision when purchasing your next refurbished mobile phone.

A+ Grade: Like-New Condition

Our A+ grade refurbished mobile phones are in pristine condition. These devices have been meticulously inspected and undergo thorough testing to ensure they meet our strict quality standards. They may have minimal or no signs of wear and tear, and any cosmetic imperfections are hardly noticeable. You can expect a device that looks and functions like it’s brand new.

A Grade: Excellent Condition

Devices in our A grade category are also in excellent condition. While they may show some very minor signs of use, such as tiny scratches or scuffs that are only visible upon close inspection, they are still in fantastic shape. These mobile phones have been carefully tested and restored to full functionality, providing you with a high-quality device that looks great and performs flawlessly.

B Grade: Good Condition

Our B grade refurbished mobile phones are still in good condition, although they may have more noticeable signs of wear and tear. These devices may have visible scratches, scuffs, or dents, but they have been thoroughly tested and restored to ensure they function properly. While they may not look brand new, they are still reliable and offer great value for money.

C Grade: Fair Condition

Devices in our C grade category are in fair condition and may show significant signs of use. They may have noticeable scratches, scuffs, dents, or other cosmetic imperfections. However, they have been tested and are fully functional, so you can still expect a phone that works well. These devices are ideal for those who prioritise functionality over aesthetics and are looking for a budget-friendly option.

Who decides the grade?

At Used Mobiles 4 U, we have a team of experienced technicians who carefully assess and grade each refurbished phone. They thoroughly inspect the device, testing its functionality, and examining its physical condition. Based on their expertise and knowledge, they assign a grade to the phone, taking into account any signs of wear and tear, cosmetic imperfections, and overall performance. Our technicians ensure that the grading process is fair and consistent, so you can trust that the grade given to each refurbished phone accurately represents its condition.

Factors to Consider

When deciding on a refurbished phone, it’s important to consider a few factors besides the grade. These factors include the age of the device, the specifications, and the price. Older models may have more wear and tear, even if they are in a higher grade, while newer models may be in a lower grade due to a specific cosmetic imperfection. Additionally, different grades may have different price points, so you should also consider your budget when making a decision.

Our Guarantee

At Used Mobiles 4 U, we stand by the quality of our refurbished phones. We thoroughly inspect and test each device to ensure it meets our high standards before it is shipped to you. Additionally, we offer a warranty on all our refurbished mobile phones, so you can have peace of mind knowing that your purchase is protected.


In conclusion, when it comes to purchasing a refurbished mobile phone, understanding the different grades can help you make an informed decision. Whether you choose an A grade phone that looks and performs like new, a B grade phone that offers great value for money, or a C grade phone that prioritizes functionality over aesthetics, Used Mobiles 4 U has you covered.

Remember to consider factors such as the age of the device, specifications, and price when making your decision. And rest assured, our guarantee and warranty ensure that you receive a high-quality refurbished phone that meets our standards.

So why not shop with confidence at Used Mobiles 4 U? Grab yourself a great deal on a refurbished iPhone today and join the thousands of satisfied customers who have embraced the affordability and reliability of our devices. Happy shopping!

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21 May 2023

This company took time to offer considered selection of phones against my needs. We ordered a phone Sunday, delivered Tuesday, described as like new, and it was. Price highly competitive. No reservations at all.


26 April 2023

What can I say? These guys have been above and beyond in helping solve a situation with my daughters mobile. I would happily purchase any mobile through them as their customer service is exemplary.


6 March 2023

Great service, well designed site with excellent information on each phone. Phone arrived quickly in great shape, and there was no problem.