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Should you buy a used smartphone: pitfalls and advantages

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar Jun14,2024

Should you buy a used smartphone: pitfalls and advantages

Buying a used smartphone – it's a move that may seem attractive given the price, but has its pitfalls. On the one hand, you get the opportunity to purchase a high-end model for a much lower cost. This is especially true when it comes to flagship devices from previous years that are still powerful and functional.

However, you should not forget about the risks. The first thing that comes to mind – battery status In used smartphones, it usually already has a certain number of charge-discharge cycles, which can significantly affect the autonomy of work. In addition, there is always the possibility of purchasing a stolen device or one that has been repaired after serious damage. It can be difficult to check the real history of a gadget, especially if the seller is not too frank. Another important aspect – software and updates. Older models may no longer support the latest versions of operating systems, making them vulnerable to cyber attacks. It is also worth considering that some applications may stop working on outdated hardware over time.

On the other hand, if you have found a reliable seller (for example, an official a store that offers refurbished devices) and you can thoroughly check the smartphone before buying, the risks are significantly reduced. In this case, a used phone can be a good investment, especially if you are not chasing the latest technology, but are just looking for a reliable device for everyday tasks.

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my 1-800-268-7116

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