1.Selecting the brand.
So, you are in the market for a used cell phone for sale in Kelowna and not sure where to start. You will need to narrow down a brand you will want. So, the most popular ones are Apple, Samsung, Google and LG, however there are many others out there. If you own Apple product already, we recommend staying going with an iPhone as it run iOS and you will be very familiar to this. All the other brands out there run Android OS. We recommend going with a brand that offers replacement parts and that will be the ones we listed above. Going with some of the less popular brands or no name brands can be a disaster as some replacement’s parts are just not available. At Kelowna Used Cell Phones Inc. we only sell unlocked used Apple iPhones and unlocked used Samsung smartphones. These two brands are definitely the most popular in North America and replacement parts are always available.
2. Selecting the right storage capacity
So, by now you will have selected a brand you will want but you will need to narrow down a model and how much storage capacity you will want. Devices come in many different storage capacities and you will need to ask yourself how much data you are planning on keeping on the phone. For example, if you take many photos you will want a device with larger capacity. 1,000 photos are approx. 5 GB depending on the quality of photos and make and model. Most devices range for 32GB to 512GB of internal storage however, many other devices other than Apple iPhones will allow you to install an additional memory card for more storage. We sell many used Apple iPhones in Kelowna and our most popular storage size is 32GB or 64GB as the pricing goes up considerably when selecting a higher capacity model. Even if you don't take a lot of photos you may be installing large Apps, downloading large attachments via email ect. Most people are low to medium users and do not need hight capacity devices
3. Selecting the right model
We always ask our customers if they really need the latest and greatest or do, they just want that. The latest and greatest device will always be very expensive and rarely be found used. There is a considerable cost savings in going with a used device. We at Kelowna Used Cell Phones mainly carry devices that are a few years old with almost no wear and tear on them. All of our devices are short term corporate returns and in fantastic shape. They all come with our 90-day KCR warranty and all have had the KCR 50-point inspection. So, choosing a model that will stay current for the next couple years is always important. For example, the iPhone 6 series will no longer receive new iOS updates as Apple is no longer supporting them. For this reason, we don't sell anything older than iPhones 7 as we are confident Apple will not make these obsolete for at least a few more years. Samsung devices has the same problems as at one point you will not be able to install the new Android OS. The Samsung S Series that is still supported with the newest Android OS version are the S8 series. I must mention that you can still own and use older devices but just wouldn't get any new updates and features. Kelowna Cell Repair Inc and Kelowna Used Phones generally only sell unlocked Samsung S8 series and newer and new Samsung A11 models. Phones are for sale at many places in Kelowna including Marketplace and classifieds however you may want to read one of our other blogs to know what you’re up against. Any question can always be answered by emailing and calling us. We are always helpful regardless if you are purchasing a phone from us or not.