5 Reasons A Certified Pre-Owned Smartphone Should Be Your Next Purchase

There are constantly new and exciting gadgets hitting the market, especially when it comes to advancements in smartphone technology. However, with the constant small upgrades and exponential costs, it can be hard to keep up. Due to these factors, shopping for pre-owned smartphones has become a popular alternative for customers looking to upgrade their devices. Buying a Certified Pre-Owned smartphone has many benefits, so keep reading to see five reasons a pre-owned phone should be your next purchase.


Buying a quality smartphone does not have to burn a hole in your pocket. In fact, the number one reason consumers seek out second-hand options when shopping is because they are traditionally more affordable. The same logic applies to pre-owned electronics. New models of smartphones are constantly being developed and flooding the market; however, the models developed less than a couple of years prior can be refurbished and run at the same efficiency at a lower price. The money you save on your device can be put towards more practical purchases, such as a quality protective phone case and screen protector. After all, you don’t want to damage your brand-new smartphone!

12-Month Limited Warranty

All Certified Pre-Owned Devices (CPO) sold by Mobile Klinik will come with a 12-month limited warranty guaranteeing your device to be free from defects in the workmanship and materials. These phones have been through multiple rounds of inspection and testing by expert technicians and are vetted and graded based on their quality before being placed on the shelf for sale. Plus, Mobile Klinik holds Samsung and Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) certifications which provide them access to genuine OEM parts. Knowing you are purchasing quality certified smartphones can help bring you peace of mind when shopping pre-owned. If your CPO device is unrepairable within the warranty period, Mobile Klinik will happily offer you an equivalent replacement at no extra cost.

Meets Professional Standards

There is a misconception that pre-owned shopping means lowering quality standards, which is false. Instead, expert-trained technicians meticulously examine each device to ensure they’re fully functional before grading them for sale. Then, the internal and external parts undergo the necessary repairs so your device will function as a brand-new smartphone with virtually no detectable difference to the user.

The Sustainable Option

Choosing to buy pre-owned means you are making a sustainable choice to help infiltrate the damaging life cycle of electronics that end up in landfills. Purchasing a CPO smartphone helps reduce immediate waste while decreasing the demand for new materials to be mined and manufactured. Additionally, giving an older phone a new chance at life helps reduce the significant energy, water, and other resources needed to produce new ones. Thus further helping to mitigate ongoing environmental degradation. By choosing to buy a refurbished device, you are helping to reduce your carbon footprint and contributing to a shift to a more sustainable future. Lastly, when upgrading your device again, you can take advantage of Mobile Klinik’s trade-in program. When you bring your device into a store, we can assess its value and provide you with a pre-paid VISA or in-store credit for an upgrade.

Flexible Plan Rates

Finally, buying from an independent retailer means you get your pre-owned device at a lower price and aren’t tied to any contract. This means you can shop for the best provider to get all the data, calling, and text you need at a rate that fits your budget. Make use of carriers offering incentives on phone plans such as extra data or long-distance calling. Or opt for a pay-as-you-go plan, so you only have to pay for exactly what you need. When you buy an unlocked certified pre-owned device, the choice is yours! Additionally, when the time comes to resell your phone, it will be worth more as there is no additional cost to remove it from its designated carrier; just remove the SIM card.


When you choose to buy pre-owned, you can be confident you are getting the same features and performance at a much more affordable cost. Find peace of mind in Mobile Klinik’s 12-month limited warranty and the fact that you are making an environmentally conscious choice. Head to a Mobile Klinik store at Bower Place to see the wide selection of choices available and speak to one of our helpful technicians who can help you buy, sell, repair and even activate your smartphone.

About Mobile Klinik

Founded in 2015, Mobile Klinik is Canada’s leader in professional smartphone and tablet repair, refurbishment and resale with over 100 convenient locations from coast to coast: Onsite Repair Units in over 100 markets across Canada; and an online store. With over 500 team members across Canada, we are committed to providing Canadian consumers and businesses with flexible and affordable options to repair, buy, sell, protect and connect their wireless devices. For more information about Mobile Klinik, please visit www.mobileklinik.ca, and follow us @MobileKlinik on Twitter and Instagram.

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