Speaking of second-hand/used/Refurbished phones about iPhone/Samsung, Shenzhen here comes concerns about bad quality, it was not truth in fact. As our experience for almost 10 years, most of the supplier tell you the truth when you buy the used phones. Grade A price is high, the repaired motherboard is another price, if the LCD is Chinese copy one, the price is very low. And What about the battery and other small parts good? Of course, there is some bad quality products, and most of products are good. What you need, is you need to know how this business run and find a good supplier. Now, let me show you some information about this business. And How can you judge that Refurbished iPhone 4/4s/5/5c/5s is not good quality?
Is it possible to refurbish iPhone/Samsung and make it looks original and new? why so many businessmen are interested in it?
Please allow me to introduce Huaqiangbei, Shenzhen.
Huaqiangbei is the biggest Electronics market in China, almost in Asia, you can find everything related to Smartphones: buying a new iPhone 7/6s/6/5s/5c/5/4s from whosale market, equiping with accessories such as iPhone case, data cable, power bank, sound enchancer; when it was broken, just had it repaired here; if your broken LCDs are quite a lot, you can sell them for a good price, or purchasing some spare parts to resell in your country, such as LCD, back cover, flex cable, front/back camera…
Let’s back to the story,
There’s many suppliers that, on the one hand, they worked with refurbishing factory, on the other hand, hiring a lot of worker to recycle second-hand/used phones like iPhone/Samsung. After that, their trained employees will take apart: Glass, Digitizer, LCD, main board, back cover, just like taking apart a toy. Some recycled iPhone is broken, some get dusted, and some’s or got soaked and doesn’t work at all. It doesn’t matter, testing and evaluating will be carried out soon after that, If glass broken while LCD is good, they will take it out and put a new glass, which is only 1~1.5 USD…
Here’s a iPhone:
1x LCD assembly( LCD+Digitizer+glass+small parts)
1x main/mother board with flex cables
1x battery, front camera, back camera, home button.
1x Back cover assembly(with small parts)
You just need to put 4 of them together and a iPhone is done!
Putting on battery
putting on volume buttons
testing the screen
iPhone screen tester is a must when you need to test large quantity of screens/LCD
laser print on iPhone back cover if you want.
Barcode/trademark on the box
better to put an Anti-dust protected film to make it looks more like original.
That’s what they refurbish a new iPhone in Huaqiangbei, Shenzhen, China, and Samsung/Sony/Nokia and other brand mobile phones are almost the same. But how is the price? you may wonder, can it be a good business?
You know, A new iPhone 6S cost 650~850USD in USA, 699~899USD in EU, 640~840USD in Japan, it is expensive, not everyone could afford it. However, buying a cheaper smartphone is not pleasant experience and less cool. A refurbished iPhone may cost just half the price while the quality could be satisfactory. That’s why second hand/used/refurbished iPhone has the market in many countries, Asia, Africa, even in USA and EU. Cheap is very important, as well as the quality.
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