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What to Test or Check When Buying Used Phones

Dec 01, 2021

what to test when buying used phones

 

More and more people are buying used phones nowadays. According to IDC, 55 million used phones were sold in 2021. You are not alone if you are considering it. However, when you are buying a used phone, make sure to run a full test of all functionalities. At UpTrade, we have been running a 50+ points test on every phone. Below is the list for your reference. Hope it helps!

 

Check Battery Health

 

Display

- Full Brightness

- Adjustable Brightness

- No Bright Spot

- No Dead Pixel

- No Discoloration

- No Dust under the screen

 

Touchscreen

- Works in all areas

- No Touch Delay

- 3D Touch (if applicable)

 

Body

- Not Bent

- No Assembly Gaps

- No Severe Crack

- No Severe Damage

- Charging Port undamaged

- SIM Card Holder undamaged

 

Camera

- Front Camera

- Rear Camera

- Focus / No Blur

- No Discoloration

- Flash

 

Button

- Power Key

- Volume Key

- Vibration Switch (if applicable)

- Home Button (if applicable)

 

Wireless

- Celluar Service

- WIFI

- Bluetooth

 

Audio

- Mic 

- Speaker Bottom

- Speaker Top

- Volume Adjustable

- No Crack Sound

 

Receiver

 

SIM Card

- SIM Card Tray

- SIM Detected

 

Security

- Passcode

- Fingerprint (if applicable)

- Face ID (if applicable)

  

Sensors

- Ambient Light Sensor

- Proximity Sensor

- Accelerometer

- Gyro

- Compass

 

Vibration

- Vibration Functionality

- Vibration Switch (if applicable)

 

Power

- Power On

- Recognize a charger

- Charging Normally

 

System & Data

- System Not Rooted

- Healthy Operating System

- All Accounts Removed

- All Data Cleared

- Reset to Factory Setting

 

If you are busy with your work or life, you may browse what we have here. All phones here must pass all the tests above before being certified and listed for sale.

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