Tips to Check a 2nd Hand MobilePhone

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Mar 15, 2007
  1. Check the accessories that were mentioned on the forums, also verify that which accessories comes with the new one and if any thing is missing ask the seller about it.
  2. Check the original body of the phone(specially if its Nokia).
  3. Check the seal of the warranty even if the cell's waranty expired.
  4. If phone is in warranty match the IMEI number of the warranty card and the phone.
  5. Check the incoming and outgoing voice with and without handsfree.
  6. Check the volume of the ringtone speaker.
  7. Check LCD contrast.
  8. Always Make a real call from the phone and verify the incoming and outgoing voice.
  9. Attach the charger and charge the phone for 5 mins
  10. Thoroughly check the menu, Check Camera, Check Video/Audio Playback, play with the phone,turn it On and OFF couple of times.
  11. Remove the battery for couple of minutes and reinstall it again to verify the health of the battery.
  12. Ask the seller why he wants to sell, is there any problem with the cell(Even if cell looks like a new one).
  13. If a locallly used 1 or more than one year old cell phone looks like a brand new one ,check it more carefully,its may be painted.
  14. To check wether the phone is painted or not, carefully examine the edges of screen ,the speaker and mic place you will defintly find some evidence of spray more thing if the surface of the phone is a little bit rough or grainy slightly scratch the phone's paint with your nail ,if its painted the pain will be removed.
  15. To verify wether its repaired or not.
    - Check the warranty seal.
    - Examine the all Screws very carefully if a little bit paint is removed or all the screws are not alike then the set is opened.
    - See the edges of the phone,the line between the upper and lower halves of the body. Press phone slightly if there is a little bit play between the upper and lower half then the set is may be repaired.


Sep 21, 2008
Kia paint waghaira bhi kar kay phone baichtay hain? Bohat say phone kay covers bhi mil jatay hain phir paint ki kia zaroorat?

Yay sub sirf Pakistan main hota hai ya har jagah.

Even when you visit somewhere like friends and relatives don't leave you Mobile, PSP, Camera, Camecorder, Laptop, MP3 player or any electronics. What they do they replace with Local or china or jali 1 change batteries. It happened to me.

I didn't lock my stuffs and they changed all the batteries even changed my moblie with local 1. Changed my hard drive of laptop with local and less capacity. Even took out Sticker of origninal software key from back of my laptop.

Meray Allah we can't believe even friends and relatives. Other things they kept without asking me that is a different story.
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