How Are Phone Manufacturers Improving Their Sustainability?

How Are Phone Manufacturers Improving Their Sustainability?
Sustainability is at the forefront of every business owner’s mind worldwide. It is even more so for the manufacturers of smartphones. As the demand for phones grows, so does the demand for environmentally responsible products and the need to address the growing concern of e-waste internationally. At Mazuma, sustainability and providing new life for old phones is at the heart of our business. However, how…

The Best Smartphones Under £400

The Best Smartphones Under £400
A new year is filled with the optimism of a fresh start, with promises for this year to be our healthiest yet, whether that’s improving your physical, mental, or financial health. The beginning of January is always an optimistic time. However, as we get towards the month’s end, most of this feels like it may have already gone out the window. So much so that…

Mobile phone recycling facts and figures

Mobile phone recycling facts and figures
Almost everyone you know will have a smartphone. They have become the newest limb to modern life. Packed with features, skills and technology, they provide an essential lifeline to some or a gateway to the world for others. However, what has become part of the backbone of most societies, has become a nightmare for many sectors, including the waste management industry. As a responsible phone…

Debunking Phone Battery Myths

Debunking Phone Battery Myths
As a phone recycling facility, one of our primary checks is battery health. When smartphones first came out, there were many rumours about how to make the battery last, from charging it to complete before using it, not letting it reach low percentages, and so many more. So, with this in mind, we explore some of the myths surrounding smartphone batteries and tips on how…

The Best 5G Phones of 2022

The Best 5G Phones of 2022
Introduced to the world in 2019, 5G is the latest generation of network connectivity for cellular devices. It provides a leap forward for mobile devices and allows an easier way to connect worldwide with super-fast speed and reliable signal strength in many areas nationwide. Whilst some areas are still waiting for the upgrade from their provider, most cities now have the developed network and are…

The Best Samsung Phones of 2022

The Best Samsung Phones of 2022
2022 has been another momentous year for smartphones. As always, the two leading manufacturers, Apple, and Samsung, have brought us a range of devices offering excellent features and sleek designs. However, Samsung certainly stands out with the many, many devices they have brought out this year. This year has been the best for receiving phone trade-ins at Mazuma, with over 210,000 devices prevented from reaching…

A Mazuma Round-up 2022: The Most Traded Phones of the Year

A Mazuma Round-up 2022: The Most Traded Phones of the Year
It's finally here – the end of the year. It's the time when even the grouchiest of grinches start humming along to the never-ending Christmas songs, and everyone starts looking forward to the promise of a new year. It's a time of hope. Hope we will at least make it to the end of January with our new year's resolutions. Hope that the disasters from…

Can I still sell a mobile phone if it doesn’t work?

Can I still sell a mobile phone if it doesn’t work?
We've all been there. One minute our faithful mobile handset is sitting innocently on the table, working perfectly. The next moment it's covered in piping hot coffee and not working so well at all. Mobile phones get dropped, left outside in the rain, accidentally drowned in swimming pools and baths, chewed by pets, and even trodden on. Sometimes (thankfully not often), they just stop working…