How to Get the Best Value for Your Mobile

Are you holding on to a phone that has seen better days? We’ve all been there. The cracked screen and dodgy home button might make every pick-up a cause for frustration.

However, saying goodbye to your trusted device can be made a bit sweeter when you know you’re getting the best value for your mobile trade-in with us at Mazuma Mobile. Today we will be helping all you thrifty folks out there looking to turn your old tech into some extra cash. We’ll dive into the cost of popular repairs like screen replacements and fixing common phone issues and weigh up whether refurbishing your device pre-sale ensures you pocket some more pounds.

Should you repair that cracked screen?

According to an article in iNews, young women between 16 and 24 are the most likely to have broken their screens, with 51 per cent having smashed theirs in the last 24 months. However, it’s safe to say that almost everyone with a smartphone has seen the crack of despair appear on their phones. Whilst many devices will function quite well with an odd crack, in some cases, it can make them useless and can throw the calibration off.

The bad news is that a cracked screen can be a costly repair. Especially if it is deep enough to affect the screen functionality. For example, if you are looking to sell a Samsung Galaxy S22 but are considering fixing the screen to get a better price for your device, it can set you back anywhere around £180. This is a steep price for a phone you are looking to sell and may not be financially worth it to sell your device.

Should you replace the buttons?

Just like screens, buttons can also break over time or due to mishandling. The likes of volume buttons on iPhones do not only control the volume. They can also open the camera and be customised to open specific apps on your phone. This makes them essential for iPhone users, so having them in working condition is necessary. The cost of replacing a volume button largely depends on your device model. For instance, replacing a faulty button can cost up to £50 if you plan to sell an iPhone.

Unlike the screen replacement price, this could be worth fixing to get the best value for your device. The price we will pay for a faulty iPhone 14 starts from just £170, but if you wish to sell your iPhone 14 in good condition, you could be looking at anywhere from £455. However, always be sure to use a genuine iPhone repair expert. We cannot accept devices that don’t have genuine iPhone parts or have been tampered with.

Camera far from picture perfect?

Camera damage can be devastating if you have dropped your phone while taking the perfect selfie or slipped out of your pocket while on a rocky hike. The biggest use of smartphones is to capture those perfect moments and memories, so ensuring this is in good condition is ideal if you want the best value for your phone.

Like button repairs, this can be much cheaper than repairing the screen. Most modern smartphone cameras are easier to access than older models as they sit on the front of the phone instead of being integrated into the device, making them much easier and, more importantly, cheaper to repair. If you want to sell your Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra, a camera replacement may cost around £100, but the difference you could get could be anywhere from £465 to £550. So, fixing your camera could certainly be worth it in the long run.

Prevention is cheaper than a repair

The best way to get the best value for your phone when you no longer use it is to keep it in the best condition possible. From funky phone cases to sturdy screen protectors, a little investment now will save your tech from becoming a victim of accidents and daily wear. And who wouldn’t want to save on hefty repair costs later?

As technology advances, you can even prolong the health of your phone’s software in many ways. For example, battery health is something we consider when we test your device. There are many ways you can look after your battery. For example, investing in a wireless charging phone can prevent damage to the charging port and due to the slower charges, this can do wonders for your phone battery health. All these little investments can help you get the best value for your device when trading your mobile in for your next upgrade.

Avoid cheap repairs

Ok, so you are ready to sell your mobile, but a few repairs are needed to get it to the best condition, such as replacing the screen. You’ve got a quote online and realised that replacing it with a reputable repair shop is not quite affordable. However, your Uncle Bob’s dog’s sitter knows someone who can do it for a reasonable price. That sounds like a good idea, right?

Well, we don’t quite know Uncle Bob’s dog sitter’s friend, but the chances are that they may not be genuine phone repair specialists. It’s most likely that they are a YouTube expert and found a how-to guide online. Although many YouTube videos are a great source of information, things can easily go wrong, and a simple repair can end with you losing your device. So, if you want to fix your phone, always check that it is a genuine repair shop, especially when fixing iPhones.

Get a quote from Mazuma today

So, there you have it! Protecting your smartphone, embracing the wireless charging movement, and preserving your mobile’s lifespan – all key ingredients for the ultimate tech-savvy lifestyle. But we get it. Accidents happen, screens shatter, and sometimes even the best-laid plans can’t avoid a broken phone. No worries!

At Mazuma Mobile, we’re here to ease your pain and help you upgrade. Whether you’re looking to sell a broken phone or nab a shiny new replacement, we’ve got you covered. Take a moment to explore our website, where you can discover our user-friendly services and financially-savvy options that’ll keep you snapping, sharing, and savouring all the adventures your digital world has to offer. Get a quote today, whether your phone is broken or in the condition you bought it.

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