Cool Ways That you can use Your iPad That you Didn’t Know About!

Cool Ways That you can use Your iPad That you Didn’t Know About!

Everyone either has an iPad somewhere at home or is considering purchasing one because of their durability and convenience

Everyone either has an iPad somewhere at home or is considering purchasing one because of their durability and convenience. But, aside from the obvious, what can you actually do with your iPad to get the best possible use out of it?

Virtual touchpad

If you do a lot of work and writing on your iPad or you plan to buy one for business purposes, one cool way to get the best possible use out of it is to make use of the virtual touchpad. Whenever the keyboard is displayed, you can activate the touchpad allowing you to move the cursor and select text more quickly and accurately. This can help you to save A LOT of time when meeting deadlines!

Voice dictation

Maybe you aren’t so quick at typing and don’t understand savvy technological features. So, you can still get great use out of your iPad for work purposes by using the voice dictator! As you’ve also probably heard Siri can do anything you ask to help boost your iPad productivity.

App switch

You can switch between apps quickly and efficiently by double clicking the home button. This is a simple but effective feature that actually, a lot of iPad users aren’t aware of because the older models didn’t have this feature. So, save your time, don’t reload the apps and just swap whenever you please! This is also a quick way to close all of your apps to help save your battery life and increase the speed of your iPad.

AirDrop

A newer feature that has been added to iOS products, is AirDrop! You can transfer documents, photos, videos etc from one apple device to another within a second. A great feature to quickly get something sent over instead of messing around with message waiting times and emails!

Word correction

Autocorrect can be annoying, right? Autocorrect sometimes won’t even recognise your name or will think that you are trying to say something completely out of context. Well, your iPad can show you the word correction without automatically correcting it! So, you can easily correct misspelt words without having to worry about autocorrection. 

Refurbished Is The New

Refurbished Is The New

When purchasing a smartphone, tablet or other mobile device, what is the first thing you look at? For many, it’s the features.

When purchasing a smartphone, tablet or other mobile device, what is the first thing you look at? For many, it’s the features. We want the latest and greatest technologically advanced smartphones the industry has to offer, regardless of the cost. Then we actually see the cost and begin to set our sights just a bit lower. While the less expensive smartphone doesn’t have the same features or sleek design as the newer model, it does cost a lot less and, for a lot of smartphone users, that is an important selling factor.

But what if you didn't have to settle for an older model or a smartphone that doesn’t have all of the features you need? What if you could have the newest, most advanced smartphone without the high price tag? That would certainly change things, wouldn’t it?

That is what Refurb Phone has to offer. Like new, refurbished smartphones that look and operate just like a brand new smartphone, but for a fraction of the cost. I am talking about the newest models without a mark or scratch on them, fully tested by trained professionals to be flawless in every way.

Refurbished Electronic Devices From Refurb Phone

Refurb Phone performs a wide range of tests to ensure that every smartphone they sell will offer their customers problem-free performance. Smartphones are tested with NSYS testing software, with over 40 individual tests being performed before Refurb Phone will sell the smartphone to a customer.

Some of the tests performed on every refurbished smartphone include:

  • ·        3D Touch
  • ·        NFC
  • ·        Back Camera
  • ·        Bluetooth
  • ·        Compass
  • ·        Front Camera
  • ·        Gyroscope
  • ·        Home Button
  • ·        LCD
  • ·        Battery
  • ·        Mic
  • ·        Network
  • ·        Proximity
  • ·        Speaker
  • ·        Touch ID
  • ·        Vibration
  • ·        Volume Up/ Down
  • ·        Accelerometer
  • ·        AutoFocus
  • ·        Barometer
  • ·        Flash
  • ·        GPS
  • ·        Headphones
  • ·        Multi Touch
  • ·        Touch Screen,
  • ·        Power Button
  • ·        WIFI

12 Months Warranty

But what about a warranty? I mean, after all, every phone has the ability to stop working or slow down. When you buy from Refurb Phone, you get a premium Refurbished Apple device 12 months warranty which ensures that if anything happens to your Refurbished Apple device, you are covered.

The Only Difference Is The Price

So, how are smartphones from Refurb Phone different than those you purchase at the Apple Store or on Amazon? Let’s take a look:

iPhone 8 64GB Brand New ( Apple store 01/10/2019 ) @ £479

iPhone 8 Premium Refurbished ( Refurb Phone 01/10/2019 ) @ £359.95

£119.05 saving

Samsung S8 64GB Brand New ( Amazon UK 01/10/2019 )  @ £330

Samsung S8 Premium Refurbished ( Refurb Phone 01/10/2019 ) @ £249.95

£80.05 saving

These are just a couple of examples of the savings you will find when you shop the wide selection of refurbished smartphones at Refurb Phone today!

Contact Refurb Phone

To learn more about purchasing refurbished electronic devices, contact Refurb Phone and shop a wide selection of mobile phones, tablets and accessories today!

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June 10, 2021 — Imer Ibishi
Best Selling Tech Gifts In 2019

Best Selling Tech Gifts In 2019

Now that the holiday season is finally upon us, many shoppers throughout the UK are busy trying to find the perfect gifts for everyone on their Christmas list.

Now that the holiday season is finally upon us, many shoppers throughout the UK are busy trying to find the perfect gifts for everyone on their Christmas list. What’s the most requested gifts this year? Tech. Everything from smartphones and tablets, to handheld games, gaming consoles and smart watches, if it is electronic, smart and entertaining, it is on everybody’s wish list. What does that mean for you? While it certainly makes your holiday shopping a whole lot easier, it also makes it more expensive.

There is a way that you can get everyone on your list the tech they want without having to spend a fortune. It’s simple, shop the wide selection of high quality, certified refurbished electronics at Refurb Phone. Not only will you find the best prices on the latest name brand tech, but you will also find unparalleled service and support from electronics repair experts.

With that being said, let’s take a look at some of the best-selling tech gifts in 2019 so you can find the perfect gift for the holidays today!

iPhone 8 Plus 64GB- sleek and stylish, the iPhone 8 Plus 64GB is one of the best selling iPhones ever and it has the storage capacity and speed to do just about anything you could ask of it.

Nintendo DSi XL- experience your favourite Nintendo DS games on a bigger screen and with a much wider viewing angle than any other handheld gaming system. The Nintendo DSi XL is the game everybody wants this holiday season.

Sony PS Vita Slim- with a fast, powerful processor and a large, bright screen, the Sony PS Vita Slim makes it easier than ever to play your favourite games on the go!

Apple Watch Series 4 44mm GPS + Cellular Stainless Steel- it’s a watch and so much more! The Apple watch Series 4 44mm GPS + Cellular Stainless Steel offers a wide range of features for business, travel and entertainment.

Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 32GB Wi-FI + 4G- one of Samsung’s top sellers, the Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 32GB Wi-FI + 4G features a large high definition screen, a powerful Samsung Exynos 5 Octa processor, S Pen and multitasking features.

Contact Refurb Phone

To learn more about purchasing refurbished electronic devices, contact Refurb Phone and shop a wide selection of mobile phones, tablets and accessories today!

If you enjoyed this article, please feel free to share it on your favourite social media sites.

June 10, 2021 — Imer Ibishi
The latest technology trends

The latest technology trends

Technology is constantly evolving with brand new innovations, ideas and concepts popping up worldwide. So, what are the latest technology trends and how is technology set to progress?

 

Goodbye 4G and hello 5G? 

Spain has plans to introduce 5G during 2020 meaning that people will be able to reach the internet at even higher speeds than we’ve known before. Recent research has said that within the next 5 years, 5G mobile network technology will have reached nearly half of the global population! So, who’s ready to say hello to 5G?

Artificial intelligence 

So… this is the big question: is Artificial Intelligence taking over the world? For years, AI is one of the major breakthroughs which has been constantly evolving becoming bigger and better. It has been said that no, we shouldn’t be afraid of artificial intelligence however, it clearly processes differently to humans and recent studies have found that some machines can carry out functions and play games for example which humans would never be able to in their lifetime. It is said that ‘Smart Learning’ is going to hugely enhance business operations which is surely nothing to be afraid of but… is this really going to be humanity’s last invention?

Data protection through technology

 This is something which consistently sparks up debate… where does my data go? How is my data being used by both public and private organisations? Many technological organisations are now incorporating new ways to communicate to people how exactly data is being used, retained or destroyed. With technology becoming more advanced on finding ways to earn trust whilst retaining information safely through cybersecurity, it seems that digital ethics and privacy are a hot topic at the moment.

Super computing

This is a concept which is still gradually emerging in within the realms of technology but it’s becoming bigger and better. It is said to be one of the most fascinating breakthroughs that researchers have worked on in this century so far! It seems that in the near future, Quantum or ‘Super Computing’ will become a cloud device rather than a machine.

Virtual Reality 

Virtual reality (VR) isn’t just fun and interesting for EVERYONE but there are going to be significant advancements this year in respects to using virtual reality to completely transform how people communicate, work and collaborate across the world.

June 10, 2021 — Imer Ibishi
What Is A Refurbished Mobile Phone

What Is A Refurbished Mobile Phone

Everyone has a smartphone and everyone spends a lot of money yearly on purchasing a new mobile phone. No doubt people have to dig deep into their pockets to purchase one. If you are one of those people who want the latest smartphones without forking out too much the best option is a refurbished mobile phone, which can cut the costs considerably.

A refurbished mobile phone is a device that originally doesn’t start as a refurbished device , rather as a used mobile phone which was sent back to the network providers to be traded in.

Used mobile phones can be sent back for many reasons, such as customer not liking the phone, sent back within the 14 days cooling off period or simply because the customer has come to the end of their current mobile phone contract and wants the latest device.

Once the phone has been traded in the phones would be sold in bulk to refurbishment companies like Refurb- Phone where the phones will be thoroughly tested and refurbished to high standards. The phones are than re labelled from a used mobile phone device to a Grade A Refurbished device. Trading standards have identified that the definition of a graded device aren’t set independently, so the grading can vary.

Warranty

When buying a refurbished mobile phone warranty will differ from company to company so its absolutely crucial that you get the right warranty. Many companies offer one month , 3 months or 6 months warranty. When buying an expensive refurbished mobile phone you should look at a company that offers a long warranty or offers out of warranty repair services even if the phone is slightly more expensive. The last thing you would want is a faulty phone within a couple of months after purchasing it and then be left out of pocket because the company only offers a short limited warranty.

Can I Insure A Refurbished Mobile Phone

Insurance on a refurbished mobile phone can vary from company to company. Below is a list of major insurers who will insure a refurbished mobile phone.

Insurer's policies on refurbished mobile phones
REFURBISHED PHONES? BOUGHT FROM AN AUCTION WEBSITE?
Nationwide FlexPlus*(1) Yes Yes, with proof of purchase
Endsleigh* Yes, provided that the phone was bought new no more than three years before the time cover begins Yes, with proof of purchase
Gadget Cover* Yes No, only if manufacturer- or network-approved refurbishment

What Are My Rights When Buying A Refurbished Mobile Phone

Buying a refurbished mobile phone has the same rights as buying any other product. You have a 14 days peace of mind. Good must also be in satisfactory condition and must be fully working. Having said that if you are unhappy with a product it is advisable that you report it to the trader / company as soon as possible.

June 10, 2021 — Imer Ibishi
REFURB PHONE REFURBISHMENT AND GRADING PROCESS

REFURB PHONE REFURBISHMENT AND GRADING PROCESS

Refurb Phone is one of the leading mobile phone refurbishment companies in the UK. We take a lot of pride in the products that we refurbish to ensure it is of great quality when the end user receives their mobile phone.

THE PROCESS

1. Testing & Grading

The process starts when mobile phones are recycled to us. The phones initially get passed onto the testers who carry out a 16 point test on each device.

Whilst the phones are being tested a visual inspection is done on each mobile phone and graded accordingly.

2. Refurbishment

The relevant mobile phones are than picked for refurbishment. The process firstly involves the mobile phones being dismantled as seen in the image below.

All the external parts of the mobile phones such as the lcd ( front facia ) and battery covers are disposed off and all the internal parts of the phone such as the motherboard, speaker, mic, etc are put aside to be reassembled into the new external mobile phone parts.

The new external mobile phone parts usually consits of the following

Before the phones are refurbished the motherboard of the phone is throughly cleaned to remove any dust particles. After this process the motherboard and other mobile phone parts are assembled onto the new parts. Once all this is completed the refurbished mobile phone will resemble a brand new mobile phone.

QUALITY CONTROL

Now the mobile phone has been refurbished, the next stage of the process is to have a quality check performed.

This process involves the phones being sent to our our quality control engineers who than conduct a 16 point check list on the phones. If the phones pass the final quality check they are stored until sold.

Once an order is placed the phone and battry are than packaged with the following items.

Mobile Phone Box

USB Data Cable

3 pin Charging adaptor

Grade A Refurbished:These mobile phones has been refurbished to grade A refurbished condition with no marks or scratches. The phones are reboxed in a generic black / white mobile phone box and packaged with a battery and charger. The phones come with 6 months warranty.

Grade B: The mobile phones are graded into this category because they will show some slight signs of wear and tear. The phones are reboxed in a generic black / white mobile phone box and packaged with a battery and charger. The phones come with 6 months warranty.

Some companies also provide grade C mobile phones, however we at refurb phone do not provide phones that fall into this cateogry. We want customers to receive phones that they are happy to use and show off to their friends. We provide grade B devices for sale because there are phones with general wear and tear due to everyday use. Grade C mobile phones have extensive cosmetic damage depending on the grading critera of the company in question.

We highly advise not purchasing grade C used mobile phones due to our own statistics, which showed that 41 % of handsets getting returned due to grading discrepensices. Due to this reason we have completely stopped selling Grade C mobile phones.

June 10, 2021 — Imer Ibishi
Advantages Of Buying A Refurbished Mobile Phone

Advantages Of Buying A Refurbished Mobile Phone

Buying Refurbished mobile phones have many advantages over a brand new mobile phone. Here we have provided a list of all the pros of buying a refurbished mobile phone.

1. You Save ££££’s

Buying a refurbished mobile phone can save you a lot of money in comparison to a brand new phone. For example a buying a brand new Samsung s4 will set you back £259.95 (http://www.mobilefun.co.uk/, 24.05.2016 ) , however the same mobile phone in a grade A refurbished condition with 6 months warranty would cost you £119.95 ( www.refurb-phone.com , 24.05.2016). That is a saving of £140. AMAZING !!!!. This is just one example out of many therefore when searching for your next mobile phone be sure to search on the internet for a refurbished device.

2. Functionality Of A Refurbished Mobile Phone

A refurbished mobile phone is sold at a lower price than a brand new mobile phone however the functionality is identical to buying a brand new device, including the cosmetics. Refurbished mobile phones also come with warranty like a brand new mobile phone too.

3. Buying A Refurbished Phone Can Help The Environment

If the first two advantages didn’t persuade you to purchase a refurbished mobile phone over a new one than this almost certainly will.

According to a recent survey

‘’A new report suggests that around 17 million gadgets, including mobile phones, sat-navs and music players bypass recycling schemes and head straight to landfill sites.’’ ( Ref: http://thenextweb.com/uk/2012/02/07/17m-gadgets-bypass-recycling-schemes-and-end-up-in-landfill-sites-says-uk-report/)

This is a sad ending to a device that could have been reused. By buying a refurbished mobile phone you are helping the environment as you are helping fewer gadgets entering landfill sites. Unfortunately Earth is the only planet that we know that can sustain human life. We need to look after it to the best of our ability.

4. Your Rights

Your rights as a consumer remains unchanged when buying a refurbished mobile phone. You can still take advantage of a 14 days peace of mind guarantee. Most companies who sell refurbished mobile phones also provide a warranty that is in line with the warranty of a brand new mobile phone. So your always on a win win situation.

5. No Need For Long Mobile Phone Contract Extensions

This is another no brainer in saving money. A lot of people don’t want to get tied in to a long 24 month contract so opt for a sim only rolling contract deal. They then buy the mobile phone outright. You can save even more money by buying a refurbished mobile phone and not get tied into long mobile phone contract.

June 10, 2021 — Imer Ibishi
Used Vs. Refurbished Game Consoles

Used Vs. Refurbished Game Consoles

It seems that today’s tech is getting more and more expensive with every new device manufacturers design. 

It seems that today’s tech is getting more and more expensive with every new device manufacturers design. As smartphones, tablets and gaming systems continue to climb towards the £1000 mark, consumers are looking for innovative ways that they can save money while still getting the latest tech devices. Having said that, one way that today’s consumers are saving money on tech is by buying it used or refurbished.

When purchasing used or refurbished game consoles, there are some important differences that you should be aware of. Both will save you money, but only one offers real value.

We all know what ‘used’ means. It is an item that was purchased and used, and is now being sold by a private seller. Refurbished is completely different. A refurbished item is a product that has been restored to new or like-new condition by a professional refurbishment service. Let’s take a closer look at the differences between used and refurbished when it comes to game consoles.

Differences Between Used And Refurbished When It Comes To Game Consoles

Age Of Item- most used gaming consoles are typically older models that nobody wants. Refurbished gaming consoles are newer models, with some being the latest game system offered by the manufacturer.

Warranty- when you purchase a refurbished gaming console, you typically receive a 12 month warranty. When you buy used, there is no warranty.

Support- once you purchase a gaming console used from a private seller, you are on your own. There is no service or support and you cannot return the item. But, if you purchase a refurbished gaming console from an authorised dealer, you have the support you need if you have any questions about the device, or if it isn’t working properly.

Physical Condition- any time you purchase a used gaming console, you are taking a chance with the physical condition of the device. A refurbished gaming console is made to look new or like new.

Retailer- when purchasing refurbished electronics, you are typically purchasing them from a vendor who is authorised by many major manufacturers to sell refurbished products. This also means that the refurbishing service is trained and knowledgeable in the service and repair of those specific products.

Contact Refurb Phone

To learn more about purchasing refurbished electronic devices, contact Refurb Phone

and shop a wide selection of mobile phones, tablets and accessories today!

If you enjoyed this article, please feel free to share it on your favourite social media sites.

 

June 10, 2021 — Imer Ibishi
The Best Smartphone According to Refurb Phone

The Best Smartphone According to Refurb Phone

Over the years Refurb Phone have seen many new devices come through our doors. Our team always get into discussions as to which phone is the best. As you can expect everyone has their own opinions. Some team members love Samsung, some iphone and some HTC. However after a long and through discussion we have decided to opt for the Samsung S6 Edge.

Here are our reasons why.

1. Design

Although both phones are designed in a sleek manner the Samsung s6 edge come out as the winner. It is designed in a revolutionary way, which has never been done by any company in the mobile phone industry. The curvature design is very impressive for the function that it is intended for and also for the first time when you pick up this flagship phone you know your lifting a phone with value unlike its predecessors, Samsung galaxy s5 and s4,which didn’t feel like it should have a price tag of £400.

2. Functionality

In regards to functionality again the Samsung S6 EDGE is the clear winner. The Samsung S6 EDGE has a SUPER AMOLED display in regards to the iphone 6 LED Backlit IPS LCD. The camera on the Samsung S6 EDGE is 16 megapixels and also has a 5 megapixel front camera. This is double in comparison to the iPhone 6, which only has an 8 megapixel camera. To be honest for a mobile phone that was introduced in 2014 this is not very good in comparison to Nokia, who brought out a 41 Mega Pixel camera in that very same year.
Another amazing function that the Samsung s6 edge has that we love here at Refurb Phone is, Wireless charging !!!!. We know every single mobile phone manufacturer will adopt this method of charging in the future. The question for Apple is when ??. We can be a lazy bunch and it does seem extra effort to find our charging lead and than plug that lead into our phone. How easy is it to come home after a stressful day at work and just put your phone on top of a wireless charging mat and let it charge.

3. Storage

Storage on our phones is very important. The Samsung and the iphone come with the same storage memory, which is  16GB/32GB/64GB/128GB, so there is no clear winner there. 
However it is also important to back up our storage. This is where the Samsung again is the clear winner. Apple only provide  5GB of free icloud storage. This was perfect when the iphone 3gs came out however in the last 3 years the number of apps available and with all the selfies that we love to take this is just not enough. Yes we can pay for additional storage however why would we have to as Samsung provide 115GB of free drive storage.
Although we would love more memory we feel this is just enough when we require to backup our phone.
We have highlighted the most important thing we love on a phone and chosen a clear winner. For us at Refurb Phone this winner is the Samsung S6 Edge.

June 10, 2021 — Imer Ibishi