If you are on our website often, you may have come across terms such as refurbished and renewed in some parts of the site. Some people think that these terms are interchangeable. Others feel that there are some differences between the two. Knowing more about refurbished and renewed mobile devices can help make a better decision on what’s best for you. You can make better purchase decisions and possibly save some money. Read on to find more about these two terms as they relate to mobile device parts.
In general, you can usually use the two words interchangeably. In a broad sense, there are no specific defining features between the two. However, in a mobile device context, there are some slight differences. Primarily, these refer to the process that a device or part goes through before it gets put back into the market. For a Renewed device or part, the focus is more on replacing or upgrading parts with new equivalents – genuine or 3rd-party.
At iParts-4U, parts for renewal (replacing a defective part with new) are professionally inspected and tested as part of our repair and parts services. Inspection can involve a full diagnostic test and replacement of any defective parts before they are offered for sale. These parts are sourced from our quality providers or are original, genuine parts from certain manufacturers.
Refurbished mobile device parts, on the other hand, undergo a process of repair or restoration prior to being sold. Parts like batteries, screens and others, that get a degree of wear and tear, are repaired, reconditioned and then re-sold. After this process, refurbished parts can match the quality of new – ‘like-new’ as it’s described. A refurbished device can also be a returned faulty product whose issue has been resolved by our technicians. Some companies, like ours, can give their refurbished device parts the same warranty, return policy and after-sale services as new products.
At iParts4U, each device or device part that is refurbished undergoes a rigorous process. This includes full testing to ensure that the device meets the same functional standards as a new product or part. The refurbished parts get genuine replacements where possible to bring them back to our high standards.
In the renewal vs refurbished explanation above, you can see that refurbished parts undergo work to ensure they meet similar standards to a completely new equivalent. However, in many cases a refurbished device or part is usefully cost-effective, often coming in at a price below that of a similar new component. Both refurbished and new parts have their plus points but the cost is an attractive vote in favour of refurbished. Provided a reputable company like us undertakes the proper repair and testing regime.
The fact that refurbished parts are nearly good as new and come at a discounted price makes them a good alternative. That said, some repairers still feel there is a certain stigma around refurbished parts. They feel the reliability of new outweighs cost savings. It’s a personal choice and we see buyers voting in each direction with their purchases. We are always happy to advise if uncertain.
Most consumers can have a hard time deciding between buying a refurbished /renewed part such as a screen and buying a new one. The following refurbished parts pros and cons will hopefully help you to make up your mind.
Refurbished mobile parts are internally given a grade that helps indicate their condition. Note that s there is no universally applied grading system but suppliers like ourselves apply our own measures. The grading systems generally range from A-D and breakdown as follows:
We sell both refurbished parts and new parts for renewing your mobile device. You can begin to explore our range of mobile parts in the main mobile parts section of our website. This area includes a variety of both new and refurbished parts, suitable for all needs.
We also sell tools and equipment for those looking to refurbish a mobile phone screen.
We’re also happy to answer any questions you may have if you would like to contact us.