While most people believe that used phones are not reliable, many others will only buy used phones, because, for some reason, they think that used phones are even stronger than the new ones.
While there is no scientific research to back up this assumption, we agree that used phones are not a bad idea.
The most common, and some will say, reliable kind of used phones are the UK used phones. This is because it is generally known that foreigners handle their phones better.
Another reason is the fact that the latest phones are easily made available in the market. For example, the iPhone 11 just came out, but wait for the next few months, and you will notice that the UK Used iPhone 11 is already in the market.
So, for these reasons, more people prefer to buy UK used phones than their Nigerian counterparts.
The most crucial factor of the UK Used phones is that they are affordable. While the brand new phones may be going for a cutthroat price, the UK used will be much lesser.
So in this article, I will be sharing tech tips on buying the UK used phones, as well as the review and prices of UK used phones from popular brands.
Tech Tips of UK Used Phones in Nigeria
One thing most Nigerians are aware of is that if you are not very careful, it is easy for you to fall prey to scams. One of the most common ways by which people are scammed is in the purchase of phones.
Before venturing into the market to buy any UK used phones, be sure that it is from a very reliable source. You want to buy your phone from a place where you can quickly return it in case of a technical malfunction.
Apart from being able to return the phone, there should also be room for a replacement of the device, or a refund of your money.
So you see that if you are not careful with where you buy your UK used phones, these options may be non-existent.
Phone condition is of utmost importance: take your time to check the condition of the phone. The physical conditions like the screen, visible scratches on the surface/body etc., must never be overlooked.
The fact that you are buying an already used phone does not mean you are not entitled to phones in good condition. After all, you are paying decent money for your phone. So scan the item properly, before making payments.
The non-physical body part of the phone like the battery, storage, RAM, headphone, speaker, and so on, must also be adequately accessed. While you cannot access these with your eyes, there are always ways of checking.
Check the battery strength, power button, SIM card slot, keypad, to see if they are in good condition, play a ringtone and make a call, to be sure the speaker is in good condition.
You can also check for the phone storage in the phone settings.
Before buying the UK used phones, confirm prices from as many stores as you can. While you may not necessarily go for the cheapest store amount, this will give you an idea of what to expect when you are finally ready to purchase your phone.
Also, it is always acceptable to bargain. You can try to bargain the price and see if a thousand or two can be knocked down for you, although some stores already have their standard set prices.
Just like with many other used items, used phones come in different grades. There are premium used phones which are in excellent quality but cost a little more than normal grade phones. So the choice is yours.
Another important tip on buying UK used phones is that you must compare the price of the new with the used. If the difference is not so much, then it may make more sense to purchase the new.
The logic behind the UK used phones is that they cost much less than their brand new counterpart, so it does not make a lot of sense if the difference between new and used is just very little.
But all in all, you know your budget and should choose whatever works for you.
Reviewing New Phones With UK Used
Most UK used phones do not come with accessories like battery chargers, earphones, and screen guards.
So, you have to prepare to buy them separately from the cost of the phone. Brand new phones, on the other hand, will already have all of these in the box.
Brand new phones are more exciting to buy and unbox.
UK Used phones are more affordable. These phones allow you to enjoy the luxury of using a fantastic gadget, but not having to pay a cutthroat price for it.
In as much as you take the utmost precautions when purchasing your phone, sometimes the phone may still end up failing, and there may be nothing that you can do about it.
But with brand new phones, you are very much entitled to take it back to the manufacturer and demand a replacement or a refund.
The warranty for the UK used phones does not cover a lot of things. For example, in cases like a broken phone screen, the store where you purchase the UK used the phone may not replace your screen.
But most brand new phones are under warranty for issues as severe as a broken screen, and if your phone still falls under the warranty, it may be replaced for free.
For UK Used phones, you, unfortunately, do not get an extended warranty period. For most accessories, you get about two weeks and for phones, a year, and sometimes less than that.
Prices of UK Used Phones
Below are the top phone brands in Nigeria alongside their UK prices. Do read on.
Prices of UK Apple Phones
iPhones are always available in the market, and they are arguably the most bought used phones. This is because many people do not have the kind of funds it takes to purchase the premium apple phones, but they still want to use them.
This is where the UK used iPhones to come in handy. Below is the list of their price range. The exact cost will be based on the storage that you want.
₦45,000 - ₦55,000
₦55,000 - ₦67,000
₦67,000 - ₦76,000
₦82,000 - ₦90,000
₦84,000 - ₦94,000
₦128,000 - ₦139,000
₦225,000 - ₦238,000
₦201,000 - ₦228,000
₦263,000 - ₦318,000
Iphone XS Max
₦318,000 - ₦330,000
What is the Price of UK Used Samsung Phones?
How much does UK-Used Sony Phone Cost?
Sony Xperia Z1
₦30,000 - ₦40,000
Sony Xperia Z2
₦38,000 - ₦45,000
Sony Xperia Z3
₦48,000 - ₦55,000
Sony Xperia Z5
₦65,000 - ₦70,000
Prices of UK Used Techno Phones in Nigeria
Techno Phantom A+
Techno Phantom A3
Techno Phantom 6+
Techno Canon C7
Techno Canon C8
Techno Canon C9
What is the Cost of UK Used Infinix Phones?
Infinix Hot 2
Infinix Zero 2
Infinix Note 2
Infiniz Zero 3
Infinix Note 3
Prices of UK Used Nokia Phones
Nokia 9 PureView
How much is UK Used HTC Phones in Nigeria
HTC M7: ₦24,000
HTC M8: ₦ 33,000
HTC M10: ₦69,000
HTC One X: ₦32,000
HTC One: ₦54,000
One Mini: ₦43,000
Prices of UK Used Gionee Phones
Gionee X1s: ₦30,000
Gionee S6s: ₦ 58,000
Mirror M6: ₦ 65,000
Gionee M6: ₦96,000
Gionee A1: ₦ 93,000
Marathon M5 Plus: ₦91,000
Prices of UK Used BlackBerry Phones
Blackberry may no longer be as popular as before, however, they are still in demand by people who love the brand.
Blackberry Q5: ₦26,000
Blackberry Z10: ₦ 29,000
Blackberry Z30: ₦58,000
You are welcome to go over this article again and again; so that you can make an informed decision on the brand and type of UK used phones that you want.
Remember, always to follow these tech tips, as they will help you not to make a mistake. Also be careful of retailers who may want to sell off refurbished gadgets to you, instead of the UK used. And of course, always demand your receipt.
I hope that you have an enjoyable use of whatever phone you have decided to choose!
Where to Buy UK Used Phones in Nigeria
You can purchase your UK used phones from various tech stores in the country or Jiji.