How Much Is Your Old Samsung Galaxy Worth? (More than you think!)

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Jun25
If you upgrade your smartphone every few years, then you probably have a few older phones lying around the house. These phones could be worth hundreds of pounds and Samsung

How much is your old iPhone worth? (the answer will shock you!)

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Jun18
If you have an old iPhone, you could be sitting on over £500 without realising it. You could put this money towards a brand-new iPhone or something special, like a

Refurbished phone vs new handset? Which is the best deal?

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Jun11
Smartphones are expensive. You’ll fork out over £800 for the newest flagship, and even more if you buy into the false economy of a contract (where the total cost of

What are my consumer rights with refurbished phones?

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Jun04
At I Need a Mobile, we think buying a refurbished smartphone should be as easy as buying new. The phone you expect to receive should be the phone you get,

These are the top 3 stores to sell your old phone

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May28
Need some extra cash? In this article, we’ll reveal the top 3 stores for selling your old phone. If you have an old phone or two lying around, you could

Earn up to £800 for your smartphone without getting out of your house!

Recycling your smartphone with I Need A Mobile couldn’t be easier under Covid-19 circumstances. You literally do not need to get out of your house! Our mobile recycling service has

The Best Shop for Refurbished Smartphones in 2020

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Apr30
The refurbished smartphone market is jam-packed with reputable retailers offering incredibly low prices on nearly new and preloved phones. Buying a refurbished phone will typically save you 10 to 15%

Music Magpie VS I Need A Mobile

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Apr23
When it comes to buying a refurbished smartphone, it’s safe to say that you’re spoilt for choice. The likes of Apple and Samsung have Certified Refurbished stores of their own,

Refurbished Smartphones can save you serious money

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Apr09
Refurbished smartphone sales are on the rise as consumers begin to recognise that the gap in performance between devices is shrinking with each passing generation. Throw in the fact that

How Is Coronavirus Affecting The Sale Of Smartphones?

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Apr02
Throughout history, uncertainty has yielded cautious consumer spending habits, and the coronavirus pandemic we’re facing now is a prime example. While some people are guilty of panic buying essential goods

How To Keep Your Smartphone Coronavirus Free

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Mar26
Smartphones are always covered in bacteria from our hands, but deadly viruses like coronavirus can survive there too. And now that we are in a global pandemic with COVID-19, it

Is the Samsung Galaxy S8 Still Worth Buying in 2020?

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Mar19
The year’s 2017. Donald Trump has been sworn in as President of the United States, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have announced they are expecting their third child, and

Refurbished phone guide

Should you buy a refurbished phone? A complete guide

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Mar12
There’s no harder kick in the teeth in the technology world than needing a new phone and your budget holding you back from getting the one you want. All seems

Second Hand Phone Industry Experiencing Massive Growth

Persistence Marketing Research has forecast that the second-hand market in mobile smartphones will experience huge expansion and grow to around $40bn in terms of global revenue by 2025, increasing from

Top 3 Second-Hand Phones Predicted for 2020

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Jan17
As sales of second-hand smartphones continue to soar, we take a look at the possible contenders for top ranking in 2020. iPhone 8 Released just over two years ago, the

What to Consider Before Buying a Second-Hand Smartphone

New isn’t always better, but there are some key issues to consider before you take the plunge. Naturally, the smartphone manufacturers would have you believe that a new phone is

Our Three Best-Selling Second-Hand Smartphones in 2019

Second-hand phones are big business these days, and no wonder! When you can buy a phone as good as brand new at the fraction of the price, you’d be crazy

Forget eBay/Amazon for Second Hand Phones – GO DIRECT!

Talk about how buying directly from ineedamobile.com is better for the end consumer because eBay/Amazon have heavy fees over 5% and also now have marketing fees to position your listings

5 Myths About Second-Hand Smartphones

As the prices of flagship smartphones reach evermore dizzying heights, it’s no wonder that more and more consumers are opting instead for second-hand phones. But some individuals shy away from

I Need A Mobile: expanding scope in the used phone sector

Kasim Javed says his firm is aiming to build its portfolio and partnerships in a challenging environment Kasim Javed isn’t the biggest fan of products from China at the moment.

How to safely buy a Second Hand Phone

In the last post, we looked at where to buy a used smartphone and what to look for. Now we consider issues such as returns policies, warranties and consumer rights,

Second-Hand Smartphones Killing New Sales

Second-hand or ‘second-life’ smartphones include repaired and refurbished models as well as those just collected and sold as is. But the fact that we are keeping our handsets for longer

Why retailers are moving into the Second-Hand Phone Market

One reason why used mobile phone sales have rocketed is that the market has gone ‘mainstream’. In other words, it has become a process familiar to most people and is

Used Mobile Phones: Now A $20bn Industry

Buying and selling second-hand mobile phones online used to be a fairly amateurish business based on a few little-known marketplace sites. Both the apparent lack of demand for pre-owned mobiles

Five of the most reliable refurbished smartphones

Do you long for the luxurious looks and cutting-edge performance of flagship smartphones but draw the line at paying what you consider to be an exorbitant price? If so, a

Why the iPhone 6S is as popular as ever

The fact that Apple is still selling the iPhone 6S, a handset that will be four years old in three months time, is testament to its excellence. Until now, Apple

Will supermarkets stock pre-owned smartphones?

As supermarkets have developed over the years, they now present a one-stop shop for almost every product a consumer could wish to buy. Apart from food and drink, they offer

UK’s Least Favourite Mobile Networks

Poor old Vodafone! Rated yet again as the UK’s worst mobile network provider for the eighth year in a row, according to the consumer lobby group Which? in their 2019

Motorola Razr V4

The Motorola Razr, a household name in the mid-noughties, is due to make a comeback this year! Formerly pre-dating smartphones, they could become a big deal once again. The re-imagined

Best New Simple Cheap Phones

At a time when the smartphone has become the must-have accessory of modern-day life, hard-wired to act as camera, debit card, personal assistant and sat nav, it’s easy to overlook

The Phone Co-op

The Phone Co-op is one of the fastest-growing telecoms suppliers in Britain and one of the most unusual. The company is the UK’s only co-operative telecoms supplier, owned by their

The Samsung Janus Patent

Samsung has designed another fascinating piece of technology consisting of a ‘multi-face’ or continuous display screen that folds over two sides of a smartphone. Whereas the unlucky Samsung Galaxy Fold

The Most Popular Refurbished Smartphones

As smartphone sales decline in the UK, and the technological advances  from model to model diminish year by year, many consumers are beginning to ditch the conventional smartphone upgrade cycle.

Samsung Galaxy Fold: To Buy or Not to Buy?

Ever since Samsung broke the news of launching its upcoming Galaxy Fold smartphone, mobile phone lovers have been in a frenzy. After all, who can blame them? The South Korean

More iPhone 11 leaks

Good news for those of you who thought 2019 was going to be a disappointing year for the iPhone! Apple had planned to reuse its iPhone X design for the

Everything you need to know about the Huawei P30 Lite

If you’re looking for a cheaper version of a flagship smartphone, it’s worth considering the P30 Lite. Approximately half the price of Huawei’s P30, this handset looks just as good

Samsung’s Galaxy Fold Smartphone – A Bad Start

Something very odd is happening to Samsung’s brand new technology. It’s breaking down! The Galaxy Fold, a new foldable smartphone that opens up to form a small tablet and was

Why iPhone 6 deals are still a smart choice

The iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus continue to be two of the most popular smartphones out there. As a consequence, ‘the two and only’ may still cost more than

New Smartphones Coming in 2019

If you thought smartphones couldn’t get any smarter, they soon will! The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas this month unveiled a wealth of upgrades, new features and advanced

When is 5G coming?

5G, the next generation in mobile phone technology, is set to transform our lives by powering businesses, improving our homes and enabling revolutionary products such as driver-less cars. But what

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Samsung ‘Ingenius’ Ads Keep on Coming

Last week we shared an a series of adverts from Samsung throwing shade at Apple’s iPhone X. The series titled’ ingenius’. Each one pointing out what Samsung and probably you,

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Ingenius Ads from Samsung Throwing Shade

A little over a month ago, we shared an advert from Samsung throwing shade at Apple’s download speeds. The video titled’ ingenious’. We thought it was the only but it

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LG and Sprint to Release the First 5G Smartphone

Sprint and LG are going to release the first 5G smartphone in 2019. Ready for Sprint’s nascent next-gen network. Details about price and the release date are yet to be

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Huawei Overtakes Apple for the First Time

Huawei has accomplished something no other smartphone manufacturer has, overtaking Apple in sales. Leading the smartphone revolution in China, surpassing Apple for the first time in the second quarter, holding

The Most Expensive Phones to Ever Exist

The iPhone X is an expensive device starting at £999. That is how most people feel. But there is a market for high-end phones layered with extravagance. When you start

Choose the Right Phone Case

We are attached to our smartphones until we let it slip from our grasp, to turn it over to a shattered screen. We can spend a little more to avoid

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Fortnite is Coming to Android

What is Fortnite? Drawing in more than 125 million users in less than a year and earning millions of dollar per month, Fortnite is a real cultural phenomenon. Simply put,

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Why You Should Consider Buying a Second Hand iPad

For many avid gadget enthusiasts, Apple products are their kryptonite. Successful for their innovative technologies, it is perhaps their sleek design that make many of us willing to commit to

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Apple’s Most Beautiful Retail Stores from Around the World.

What words come to mind when you think about Apple’s retail stores? Sleek, attractive, elegant, state-of-the-art, expensive? Whether you like the tech giant or not, there is no denying they

Apple Smartphones have the Highest Resale Value

Used iPhones hold their resale value much better than other leading smartphones, according to a phone depreciation study carried out by Decluttr. For example, the iPhone 7 lost 34% of

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The Most Unusual Phones Ever Made

Phones started off the size of bricks, then gradually got smaller, then they could flip and slide. Now we have the smartphone, and we have remained in this bubble for

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Android P. The Latest Beta Test Released by Google.

Google has released the final beta test for the latest Android operating system, before release sometime next month. Ready for the upcoming range of flagship smartphones. The beta release is

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Sony’s 48MP Camera Sensor

Apple and Samsung are leading the march of the tech giants, it’s hard to believe and even forget that once Sony had us in awe and excitement. Nearly two decades

Hidden Smartphone Codes

Have you ever tried to use the dialer screen on your smartphone for anything else other than calls? Not surprised, most people haven’t. It’s impossible to figure out what without

The Foldable Smartphone

The foldable smartphone which Samsung has been teasing for nearly a decade will finally release in early 2019. Reports have claimed. Mobile is the word again. Enhancing portability of devices

Gorilla Glass 6

Corning Inc has unveiled the latest version of Gorilla Glass, which they say is twice as likely to survive drops from 1 meter than its predecessor. Phones are getting bigger

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Samsung Throws Shade at Apple

After the release of the Galaxy S9, it was discovered it had one advantage over the iPhone X. Faster download speeds over cellular networks. Samsung has now used this as

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Best Mid-Range Smartphones

The premium smartphone is not for everyone, it may have the best features you are never going to use, along with an eye-watering price tag.  The Samsung S9 and iPhone

Rise of Chinese Smartphones

There used to be dozens of phone makers. Europeans will remember Bosch and Sendo, while Americans may hold back a tear thinking of Palm Pilots. Meanwhile, the Japanese market was

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Save Money with a Second Hand Smartphone

Buying a phone already involves tons of choices: Apple vs. Samsung, black vs. white, 16GB vs. 32GB. But there is another category you might also want to consider: second hand.

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Second-Hand vs New Smartphones

Second-hand smartphones sold four times faster than new devices in 2017. The global market for refurbished smartphones grew 13% year on year in 2017. In contrast to the new smartphone market that grew only 3%

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iOS 12 Supported Devices

Apple’s Craig Federighi touted that Apple has spent a lot of time focusing on the performance of iOS 12 on older devices. Federighi says that users will notice apps launch

Thinking of buying a Second-Hand Phone?

It’s a second-hand phone, not a second class product. Manufacturers would have you convinced that the only way you can buy a phone with the features you want is to

Refurbished Mobile Phones

The Top Three Stores to buy Second-Hand Phones

Have you ever wondered what happens to used mobile phones that are no longer wanted? For a start, they shouldn’t be chucked in a bin – they contain toxic substances

Five Wacky Ways To Charge Your Smartphone

We all dread the moment our smartphone screen turns blank or a ‘low battery’ notification comes up, especially when we’re on the move and can’t find a charge point. But

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Where now for Apple?

The very name ‘Apple’ conjures up images of exquisitely designed products, state of the art technology and a deeply satisfying experience for the user. But how has the company fared

Top 5 Latest Smartphones

Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus The Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus is a big phone that’s designed for big hands – and it takes the very best of what’s on the smartphone

Fascinating facts you should know about your iPhone’s battery life

The recent revelation that Apple firmware sometimes slows down older iPhones with ageing batteries to prevent them from shutting down unexpectedly has created a perfect storm in the tech world.

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iPhone Help | How to switch on your battery percentage

In this video we will demonstrate how to turn on your battery percentage. This means you will be able to see a digit on your battery bar from the home

iPhone Help | How to reboot your iPhone

In this video we will demonstrate how to reboot your iPhone device. Sometimes iPhone’s can crash. This will allow you to reset it without the touchscreen.

iPhone Help | How to erase your iPhone

Learn how to clean the information from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch and restore your device to factory settings. If you also need to wipe your Apple Watch, you

Apple is planning to release three new smartphones this year

By Nicholas Fearn on 28 February 2018 American tech giant Apple will reportedly release three new smartphones in the autumn, including the largest iPhone it has ever released. According to Bloomberg tech pundit Mark Gurman,

Samsung’s Galaxy S9 will reportedly cost nearly 1,000 euros

We’re only days away from the official announcement of the Samsung Galaxy S9, but what might be the most important detail about the upcoming smartphone might have just leaked out: