iPhone 14, is it worth getting?
The iPhone 14 is now in the hands of consumers and like all new tech, the iPhone has received mixed reviews. The most recurring opinion on the iPhone 14 is there isn't enough changed/upgraded from
What was announced at the Apple event?
What was announced at the Apple event? Apple unveiled the iPhone 14 and the Plus version at the first in-person launch event since before the pandemic began. The iPhone 14 will have the same starting
iOS 16, What’s it adding?
Apple has announced an event for Wednesday 7th September 2022. It’s expected the new iPhone 14 models will be announced. We are expecting an iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Max, iPhone 14 Pro, and iPhone 14
How Inflation is affecting the Tech Industry
How inflation is affecting the Tech Industry It’s no secret that prices have been rising from putting fuel in your car and heating your house to buying your basic groceries, everything is costing more. Tech
Getting to know Phoenix Cellular
Who is Phoenix Cellular? Phoenix Cellular is Europe’s number one distributor of refurbished mobile devices and is at the forefront of innovation within the industry. Phoenix Cellular continues to dominate the mobile phone wholesale market
A Green Mobile Ecosystem
When talking to your tech-savvy friends, have you ever asked why did you choose an iPhone? And get the response “it’s the ecosystem” well what is it? And why is it so important to the
What Impact is 5G Having on the Refurbished Phone Market?
5G has been one of the great slowburners of technological development. The fifth generation of mobile carrier infrastructure can trace its origins all the way back to 2008, when South Korea launched an R&D programme
The Circular Economy: What Is It and Why Is It Important?
Waste not, want not. It’s a simple time-honoured phrase that captures an important truth - that the more careful we are with what we have, the less likely we are to ever go without. Sadly,
Sustainability: Why Refurbished Mobile Phones Are Good For the Planet
Environmental issues are at the front of everyone’s minds at the moment. The COP26 climate summit in Glasgow has laid bare the stark choices facing us - either reduce carbon emissions drastically, or face devastating
Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2020 and 2021
In April 2020, Phoenix Cellular were awarded the coveted Queen’s Award for Enterprise: International Trade, the UK’s highest accolade in recognising success in business and a globally recognised royal seal of approval for UK companies.
Things to Avoid When Sourcing Refurbished Phones in the UK
The refurbished smartphone market continues to boom as cost and eco-conscious consumers look for alternatives to the expensive and wasteful new device cycle. Worldwide, sales of refurbished phones grew 4% in 2020 despite the pandemic
How Refurbished Phones Are Tested and Graded
One of the big questions people ask about buying a refurbished mobile phone is how they know what sort of working condition it is in before they spend their money. Sure, refurbished phones represent a
Why Refurbished Phones Can Save Businesses Thousands Post-Pandemic
The UK government’s ‘work from home’ directive officially ended in July. But there is little sign that home working will fade away with the pandemic. According to a survey carried out by the BBC, 70%
What You Need to Know About Importing Refurbished Phones from the EU Post-Brexit
UK businesses have had a lot to deal with in 2021. Not only the fall out from a global pandemic, but also the far-reaching implications that the country’s departure from the EU has had for
Best-Selling Refurbished Phones in 2021
Just as phone users face a dilemma choosing their next handset from the vast amount of choice out there, so refurbished phone vendors have similar difficult decisions to make - which devices should I absolutely
Used vs Refurbished: Second-Hand Phone Categories Explained
Pre-owned, used, second-hand, refurbished - there are a lot of names for mobile phones that aren’t brand new out of the box. But when it comes to buying a ‘non-new’ phone (just to throw another
What Is The Average Lifespan Of A Used Phone?
There is a far-reaching popular perception that smartphones are not built to last. In some quarters, this even morphs into the opinion that manufacturers purposefully design smartphones to have a short shelf life as part
Three Reasons Why Refurbished Phones Are Better Value Than New
Changing your smartphone for a brand new device doesn’t come cheap, especially if you don’t want to be locked into two-year contracts with a network provider. But in recent years, phone owners have cottoned onto
Where’s the Best Place to Sell Used Smartphones?
Consumer demand for used smartphones is on the up, word about the fantastic value they represent compared to new devices is spreading and the retail market is being supported by an increasingly professional and reliable
The Smartphone Replacement Cycle
Back in 2014, global sales of second-hand phones amounted to 56 million devices. This year, that figure is expected to break the 150 million mark, rising further to more than 160 million used handsets traded
Why Aren’t Networks Promoting Used Mobiles?
Mobile networks play a pivotal role in the mobile industry. First and foremost, they hold the keys to network access, so we can all make calls, send texts and browse the net on our phones.
What Margin Can You Expect to Make Selling Used Mobile Phones?
With any business venture, the size of any potential profit margin you can make is a crucial consideration. Sometimes, even the most attractive-looking markets, where sales volumes and revenues appear to be high, can fall
Phoenix Cellular Awarded a Queens Award for Enterprise 2020
Phoenix Cellular is one of just a handful of businesses to have been awarded a Queen's Award for Enterprise in the 2020 recognitions list. The Queen's Awards is a programme for British businesses and other
Brexit worries? We’re here to help…
Brexit has given us all plenty to think about. Uncertainty is the order of the day - with negotiations ongoing and the deadline getting closer, many of you might wonder how Phoenix will continue to
New iPhone 12 Release Date, Price and Specs Rumours
The iPhone 12 was expected to launch in September 2020, but Apple has confirmed it will be delayed. In this article we look at the latest news about the new iPhone's release date, design, features,
Should People With an iPhone 6 or Older Upgrade?
Apple, the original smartphone brand and undisputed heavyweight champion of the global market for over a decade, continues to run its mobile device operations according to a very clear business strategy. Whereas its competitors, Samsung,
What Will Be the Most Popular Used Phones of 2020?
The pre-owned phone market has come a long way in the past decade. Throughout the Noughties, the second-hand phone trade constituted a semi-formal market at best, with business carried out largely through online marketplaces like