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…

Why You Shouldn’t Throw Away Your Old Electronics

Why You Shouldn’t Throw Away Your Old Electronics
Every electronic eventually comes to the end of its life. Whether it is a games console, a tablet or a mobile phone, there comes the point where it is no longer useful to its owner. Electrical waste, alternatively known as e-waste, has been a problem for many years, but as the popularity of technology grows, so does the issue. We have explored previously why recycling…

How Refurbished Mobile Phones Are Tested and Graded

How Refurbished Mobile Phones Are Tested and Graded
Here at Mazuma HQ, we test, grade and refurbish thousands of phones people send to us every month. Our thorough grading system allows us to be transparent about the condition of any refurbished phones we go on to sell. It also helps our team decide whether the phone can be refurbished and given a new home or if it's reached the end of its working…

How to Get Files Off a Broken Phone

How to Get Files Off a Broken Phone
Breaking your phone can be incredibly annoying, especially if you lose data that wasn't backed up correctly. If you've damaged your phone beyond repair or decided you would rather sell the handset than try to fix it, you'll likely want to retrieve all your files and data from the phone before you sell it on. Whether your screen is shattered, the touch screen is unresponsive,…

What to do with old mobile phones

What to do with old mobile phones
Technology is an ever changing landscape with new exciting inventions emerging each year. This often means that a lot of us feel the need to upgrade our tech, especially our mobile phones, every 18 months to two years. It’s also estimated that by the end of 2020, over 1.57 billion smartphones will be sold to end users. This means there are a lot of old mobile phones…

What Does ‘Refurbished’ Phone Mean?

What Does ‘Refurbished’ Phone Mean?
It’s no secret that the latest smartphones are not cheap and if you want cutting edge tech, you’re going to have to pay for it. Even if you offset the costs by taking out a contract, a new phone is still going to set you back a fair bit over the course of the contract. Buying a refurbished model could drastically bring those costs down,…