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Fonestore Pre Owned Smartphone Conditions Explained

At Fonestore, we take great pride in offering the best range of Pre owned iPhones, iPods, iPads and Apple watches on the market. We also place great importance on customer satisfaction, which involves listening to the feedback of the many people who buy Pre owned phones from us.

iPhone Conditions

Not everyone has bought a used smartphone before, which is why we often get asked about what the specific condition listed for each individual device we sell, means. For example, if you were to look for a Pre owned iPhone 7 on our website, you would see that next to each different device, there are terms like “Good”, “Very Good” or “Pristine”. So, in order to provide some more clarity, we’re going to take a look at each term and explain in detail about what each one means.

Important note: All the terms in our list refer to outer, cosmetic damage and nothing that would hinder the good operation of your Pre owned iPhone, iPad. All our Pre owned Apple products are fully tested and restored with the latest Operating System.

Condition #1 – ‘Acceptable’

This is the lowest level on our condition list and it means that any Apple product it applies to will show heavy signs of wear, such as scuffs and scratches on the outer casing and screen. However, it doesn’t mean there will be any cracks on the device. Buying an iPhone with a condition of ‘Acceptable’ is a good way to get more tech for your money, so long as you don’t mind a bit of cosmetic wear and tear.

Condition #2 – ‘Good’

If you see one of our Pre owned apple products with a condition rating of ‘Good’, it means that whilst it is in good condition, there may be moderate signs of use to the device’s exterior – but to a lesser degree than those with an ‘Acceptable’ rating.

Condition #3 – ‘Very Good’

The next step up on our condition rating system is ‘Very Good’, which means that there may be one or two imperfections to the device’s exterior, but they’re only going to be minor ones.

Condition #4 – ‘Pristine’

When you buy a Pre owned iPhone or any other Apple product from us with a ‘Pristine’ rating, you’re getting a device that for all intents and purposes, looks new. If there are any signs of use on the outside casing or screen, they’ll be hard to detect. This is the highest condition rating on our list.

In Summary

As you can see, there are aspects to buying Pre owned smartphones that don’t apply with new devices and whilst our condition rating system doesn’t give an exact description of each Pre owned iPod, iPad and iPhone, it gives you a good idea about what to expect from your purchase.

So, if you’d like to find out more about our comprehensive range of pre owned Apple tech we offer at, we’d recommend taking a look around our website or calling us on 020 3538 8950 for advice and guidance from one of our friendly team who are ready and waiting to take your call.

Thanks for taking the time to read our blog. We’ll be back soon with more news, views and advice from the world of Pre owned tech. See you again soon!

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