We grade our phones based on common industry practices – so A through C. We have developed a detailed procedure for our crew to ensure the highest level of consistency so that our customers have confidence that when say a phone is Grade B – it will be in a predictable condition.
Below are the descriptions of each grade.
It’s important to note that all our phones are fully working models and they will not have missing parts or broken screens. So Grading is really about how the device looks and feels.
Our process includes cleaning the phone and removing all content possible for each and every phone.
|A||While clearly a used device the phone will be in excellent cosmetic condition. The front and rear housing will show little or no sign of wear, with only very minor scratches or marks and no cracks present.One would look at such a phone and think “its owner really loved of this thing” or “this phone is almost new”.|
|B+||This grade is for mobiles that are in Very Good condition but not quite an A. Often it’s just one small scratch too many, or in the wrong spot. Otherwise it’s very clean. One would look at such a phone and say “gosh it’s almost an A grade, if not for that small mark”.|
|B||Indicates the phone will be in good overall condition. The front and rear housing will show signs of wear and may have some scratches present from general day to day use. One would look at such a phone an think “its owner took good care of this – or didn’t use it much”. The screen will be clear or mostly clear.|
|C+||This grade is for a mobile that while clearly very well used is in good condition, but will have some spots that are just a bit “too” worn for a B Grade. This may mean the front or rear housing will have clear signs of usage and will have scratches or scuffs. Edges may have some finish worn off. The phone may have a more worn back but the screen is very clear. C+ phones are often considered the best balance between value and condition.|
|C||Indicates the phone will be in average or worn /poor cosmetic condition. The front and rear housing may have scratches or cracks however the screen will be intact an full working order. The housing may have some spots that are dull from wear (such as from a case) to the point of paint coming off on corners. The screen will most likely have a number of hairline marks and some scratches. One would look at such a phone and think “this is a well used phone, but with a cover it will look fine”|