All of our handsets undergo an industry recognised series of stringent tests to ensure that they are all in full working order. Our handsets are then graded, according to their cosmetic condition, this is done so that we can give you a very clear expectation of what the handset will look like.
We find this a much better system than providing actual photographs because due to the very nature of the reflective surface of a mobile phone, a "Grade A" handset can very easily look like a "Grade C" and vice versa; in addition to this, we often have several handsets for sale on the same listing.
Our grade descriptions are designed to give you a very clear picture of how the handset will look and we work very hard to ensure all our handsets are categorised correctly - in fact, if there is any doubt over the grade, the phone will be downgraded to the category below meaning the buyer will always get the very best handset for their money.
Clearly the price of our handsets will vary according to their grade, but this system ensures that we have something to suit every budget. Below are a selection of images with a corresponding description, to help you to understand how we apply the condition classification to our handsets.
Grade A++ Pristine
This handset will have no marks, scratches or other signs of wear and tear and in fact it will look brand new. It is extremely rare to find a used handset of this cosmetic condition.
Grade A + Premium
This handset will have just one or two isolated, very small signs of wear and tear which you would have to look closely to see. It is very rare to find a used handset of this cosmetic condition.
Grade A Excellent
For the age of the model, this handset is in very good to excellent condition and would generally be considered the best cosmetic condition you would find a used handset of this age in. You can expect to see minimal signs of wear and tear with a few minor marks, scratches and scuffs but overall, this handset has been very well looked after.
Grade B Good
For the age of the model, this handset is in decent cosmetic condition with medium signs of wear and tear and certainly nothing which would affect the functionality of the handset. There will be scratches, scuffs, chips and cracks (no cracks to the screen) but overall, this handset is in decent condition.
For the age of the model, this handset is in typical Grade C cosmetic condition with up to heavy signs of wear and tear, but certainly nothing which would affect the functionality of the handset. There will be scratches, scuffs, chips and cracks (no cracks to the screen) but generally these can be hidden with a screen protector and a case. This is our best-selling grade and best value for money.