Many second-hand phones buyers have heartfelt wishes towards a low price yet high-quality phone when they want to buy cell phone in bulk, wholesale cell phones, but the traditional offline transaction scenarios and asymmetric messages in the market make them unable to understand the market. Especially buy iPhone in bulk or buy Samsung in Bulk as These two types of mobile phones are the most on the market. In terms of price, there is no unified pricing standard for a second-hand mobile phone off the market. In terms of quality, the traditional market is flooded with a large number of assembly parts, maintenance parts and high imitation machines. For corporate procurement, there is no mature technical reference for buyers to judge on the good ones and poor ones. The pricing and quality of second-hand mobile phones are controlled by wholesale cellular phone distributors. The interests of sellers and buyers cannot be guaranteed without seeing the actual goods.


Today we will discuss ways to judge the quality of second-hand mobile phones, wholesale smartphones


To Grade The Appearance of a Second-hand Mobile Phone

Every second-hand mobile phone is unique. The degree of wear and tear and its depreciation differs from case to case.

The appearance of used mobile phones is mainly divided into the following levels:

1、99% new: Almost new, unused, with official warranty.

2、95% new: used, the colour is still new, the appearance has no traces of use, no functional defects, and can be used normally.

3、90% new: Slight abrasion or slight scratches on the appearance, a few traces of use, no paint drop, no appearance damages, no functional defects, and can be used normally.

4、85% new: wear and tear or slight paint peeling, obvious signs of use, no appearance defects, no functional defects, and can be used normally.

5、80% new: wear and tear, scratches, paint peeling, or some damage on appearance, no repair history, no functional defects, and can be used normally.

6、70% new or below: has obvious appearance damage or being repaired, without any functional defects, and can be used normally.

7、60% new or below 60%: the appearance is severely damaged, or there are major functional defects that affect normal use.

8、Discarded product: The product is completely unusable and is a scrapped product.

There are many wholesale phone accessories and wholesale apple products in the market as many suppliers are doing cell phone accessories wholesale, so Ueephone suggests that we need to pay much attention when you want to do the wholesale cellular phone accessory. Don’t step on the pit!


What are the basic criteria for the evaluation of second-hand mobile phones?

The entire evaluation system of second-hand mobile phones is mainly judged by the aspects of the model, capacity, quality assurance, quality and fineness. Among the evaluation standard of all, the iPhone motherboard and the screen of Samsung are the most important evaluation criterion.

Let’s use iPhone as an example:

1、Model and capacity: Generally, the depreciation price of the iPhone is higher than other brands. The closer the iPhone is to the model, the higher the depreciation of price. For example, the discount of the iPhone 12 is higher than iPhone 11 assuming all other conditions are equal. The same goes for the higher the capacity of the mobile phone, the higher the depreciation price.

2、Warranty (Quality Assurance): If an iPhone is still officially insured (within the official warranty period), the iPhone insured can be replaced by an official replacement from the merchant, so its depreciation price will be relatively higher.

3、Motherboard quality: Obvious repair on the motherboard for which require maintenance or missing parts in the shielding cover, RAM repair, flash memory repair, jump wire, water ingress, breakage, or card reader baseband signal, cannot be activated due to account/password/lock (these problems should not be considered as motherboard overhaul), GPS and Apple fingerprint face problems will affect the quality of the motherboard. Other affecting factors include the originality of the motherboard, water ingress and the modification of memory.

4、Screen quality: The display screen has obvious yellowing, red screen, bright spots. We need to take into consideration whether the screen is original or replaced.

5、Battery health: The efficiency of the battery should not be less than 80%.  If the battery efficiency is less than 80%, the battery needs to be replaced.

Second-hand mobile phones are not standard products. The unclear descriptions of pricing and purchase standards, transportation efficiency, customs risks, and even fraud have all become pain points in the transaction process for buyers and sellers who trade internationally.

There are many refurbished cell phone wholesale, wholesale cell phones, unlocked cell phone wholesale,  tablet wholesale, in the market. So a gentle reminder from UEEPHONE to all cell phone wholesale distributors: Please ensure that you have correctly described purchasing requirements, understand detailed transportation methods, having clear payment account numbers and outbound inventory (detailed mobile IMEI) before you buy cell phones in bulk at wholesale prices (be it iPhone wholesale or Samsung wholesale). After receiving the goods, you must test the quality as soon as possible.