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The Inspired Growth of Refurbished Smartphone Arena

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It has been long but the Indian refurbished mobile phone market is slowly coming alive and finally getting its due. As flagship devices are getting costlier with each passing day and bigger brands doing absolutely nothing to regulate the prices, the majority of smartphone enthusiasts are increasingly relying on used and refurbished handsets for replicating class. Based on reliable surveys it can be inferred that the existing market for refurbished smartphones is expected to grow by almost 27 percent in the coming two years.

Courtesy of the involvement of new players. Needless to say, the features offered by the aspirational names like Samsung and Apple are increasing the demands and a majority of the Indian population is already considering used smartphones for getting the job done.

What are the Expectations?

Based on the annual reports released by certain companies dealing in second-hand phones, it is evident that the refurbished arena is getting popular with each passing day. The 27 percent overall growth is estimated for the year 2020 with leading players like Togofogo offering excellent choices and purchase opportunities to the customers.

Amazon, another big name that also deals in used smartphones, believes that the traffic attracted by the refurbished category has grown massively and is continuing to surge at almost 400 percent on a yearly basis.

The Concept of Certified Refurbished Handsets

The entire refurbished smartphone arena has been bolstered further by the inclusion of certifications. Amazon and some of the leading names in this field have long been selling certified refurbished smartphones where the companies check pre-owned devices and even offer warranties.

With certifications in place, it becomes easier for the customers to establish trust on the used handsets and avail gadgets from the aspirational brands at a cheaper rate.

How Things are shaping up for Companies?

Vendors selling refurbished mobile phones claim that sales have taken off in the last few years with some of the leading companies even selling up to 6000 gadgets within a span of a few months. What’s interesting to see is that most of these sold pieces belong to the high-end brands like Apple and even Samsung.

This means that companies are even purchasing old smartphones and refurbishing them, according to the requirements. It’s important to understand that the refurbished smartphone arena is largely different than the used smartphone market with the former getting additional teaks and adjustments for replicating the perfect devices.

A survey says that almost 25 percent of second hand gadgets are refurbished and this is what is pushing sales at a more rapid rate.

What about the Global Scenario?

The Indian market for refurbished smartphones has grown at a pretty impressive rate and it wouldn’t be wrong to assume that the growth has usurped the global figures. Firstly, the global refurbished segment has experienced a surge of around 13 percent but the volumes for the Indian contingent have grown by almost 25 percent. With close to 12 million devices sold.

It becomes evident that India is certainly one of the fastest growing platforms for the refurbished devices. The closest competitors would be Southeast Asia and Africa.

Are Companies and Distributors Excited?

The domestic distributors and even e-commerce giants have already started taking a keen interest in pre-owned and refurbished devices. Firstly, these segments are added alongside the usual listings; thereby promoting the sales of second-hand mobile phones.

In India, where people aren’t usually interested in paying a fortune for owning iPhones and Galaxies, the refurbished mobile phone market is fast gaining popularity. Moreover, some leading industrial heads also believe that setting up refurbished units across the country would help skyrocket the sales and even propel infrastructural growth.

The Role Played by Startups

While established e-commerce stores like Amazon have already taken the concept of refurbished devices to a whole new level, certain startups like Togofogo are seeing simplifying procurement for the customers. These newly created firms have a better ecosystem for identifying old devices and fixing them, in case issues are encountered.

There are individuals who get their devices repaired and later sell them to the same vendor for a decent sum of money. While this readily minimizes the carbon footprint, it also streamlines the refurbished smartphone arena, precisely for increasing sales.

Although, the increased popularity of refurbished or used smartphone or devices is steadily eradicating the threats pertaining to e-waste, creating country-wide inventories is still an illusory aspect which would take time to materialize.

While old and used handsets are easy to work with, refurbishing devices do require a lot of capital, components, and skills. This is the reason why global adoption is still far off from reality.

Siddharth Kashyap loves crafting content and sharing information about technology and business. Since the world mainly revolves around, business growth, and technological advancements, you can always find her delved into the digital world.

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Still Dreaming of iPhone, OnePlus 7 Pro is The New Phone You Can Buy Right Away

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Since time immemorial, iPhone looks a dream iPhone for every individual. But with the launch of OnePlus 7 Pro earlier this week, you will be amazed to know that this phone has got some extraordinary features which were earlier found in those expensive iPhones only which many people could not afford.

Need not to worry now, as OnePlus 7 Pro is much better than iPhone X or iPhone Max and is cheaper than them. It has some exciting features similar to the Samsung Galaxy 10 and iPhones.

Have a look at some of outstanding features of OnePlus 7 Pro which will make you to purchase it right away.

1. All Screen Design

All Screen Design: OnePlus 7 Pro

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Remember when Apple has announced long back in 2017 that it’s iPhone X will be featuring all screen design? That was all fake by now you must have realised that. But this new phone, OnePlus 7 Pro is a lot better than iPhone X or iPhone Max featuring all screen design and is cheaper than Apple’s iPhone X. The phone has a curved screen similar to that of Galaxy S10 with the slimmer bezels on either side of the phone.

2. Elevator mechanism or selfie pop up camera

OnePlus 7 Pro is the first phone which comes with a selfie pop up camera. When someone clicks a selfie this camera pops out of the phone and once you are done it automatically shuts down. It has one amazing feature besides having this pop-up camera and this is face unlock feature which you will find in iPhones only.

3. Powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 855

OnePlus 7 Pro: Powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 855

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OnePlus 7 Pro is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset with an 8GB RAM which comprises of 256GB of storage. The phone also has 5G capabilities. It has other variants as well with excellent storage capacity such as a 6GB RAM variant with 128GB of storage and a 10GB variant with a massive 512GB storage capacity.

4. In display fingerprint sensor

Now, this OnePlus 7 Pro has something which you will not find on any other phone as of now. The phone has been launched with a better and standard sensor as compared to OnePlus 6T last year.  Most of you might have experienced this feature in your Samsung S10, but many people complained that the sensor works very slow and takes too much time in unlocking the phone, But don’t worry this phone has a better and faster sensor.

5. Telephoto 3X optical zoom lens

This is one of the most interesting features of this OnePlus Pro flagship model. Apple was the first company to come up with this feature in its iPhone and now you will be experiencing the same feature with better 3X optical zoom which was not in the case of iPhone as it offered 2X zoom only.

6. Do Not Disturb Zen Mode

OnePlus 7 Pro: Do Not Disturb Zen Mode

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OnePlus 7 Pro has an amazing feature known as Zen Mode which the company has launched to take the do not disturb mode to another level, Once you activate the Zen Mode, you will not be able to use it for next 20 minutes so that you can relax without using your phone. However, you can still make and receive emergency calls and capture snaps after activating this mode.

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7 Places That Are Not Safe To Put Your Mobile As Per Scientists

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As per research was done by the scientists it was found that your cell phone should not be taken to these places. On a given day on an average you touch your cellphone for 2617 times, and its an average time it could be more than this. As this number is just for an average user and the number is much more for an avid user.

The smartphones are an integral part of our life and its difficult for us to part away from them even if it’s just for a few seconds. Most of us carry it to the bathrooms also. However, there are places where your phone should not accompany you as its not good for the cellphone.

The places are as follows:

1. The front and back pocket of your pants

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For most of us especially the males it’s a common practice to keep the phone either in the back pocket or the front pocket, but this could lead to many issues, like losing it or breaking it while getting up or sitting down.

It could also lead to pain in the legs and stomach.  Also, the phone is kept in the front pocket can affect the sperm quality and quantity as the electromagnetic radiations will emit from the phone.

2. Close contact with the skin

Close contact with the skin

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It’s a common practice to stick the phone to your skin when in the call and this leads to transfer of bacteria giving way to skin problems and health problems. Thus from the next time maintain the safe audible distance between you and your phone.

3. Very cold or hot place

Very cold or hot place

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The phone along with its components are built to withstand a particular temperature pushing it beyond the temperature and bringing it too hot or cold place could damage the phone.

It could damage the battery beyond repair options. Phones should be kept away from direct rays of the Sun and also not taken out in minus sub-zero temperatures.

4. Under your pillow

Having the cellphone under your pillow can harm your sleep pattern and the light that phone emits with the popping up of notifications can disturb your sleep hormone and the electromagnetic radiations can lead to dizziness and headaches.

Also if the phone is in charge and kept under the pillow it could catch fire and this is a very common incident of mishap.

5. On charge overnight

On charge overnight

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During the entire day we are on phone and for the whole night we leave it on charge and this could harm the health of phone and the life of its battery and worst case scenario it can even explode and cause much damage.

6. In Your Bra

In Your Bra

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Keeping the phone in your Bra near the heart could cause damage to the functioning of the heart due to the electromagnetic radiations that the phone emits.

7. A small bag on your hips

Well if you carry the side sling and put your phone in it, then your bones in the region could be weaker.

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Port to Vodafone Online at 10digi and Enjoy Better Connectivity!

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Having network problems with your current operator?

It’s true, a lot of people around you must be facing network issues and it seems to be common with everyone. But it’s not right to give up and not do anything to solve this problem.

One way to deal with bad network is to ​port mobile number ​and move to the RIGHT network.

There are times when a particular network does not work well in a location. This does not mean that all the networks will have the same result. You can try porting your number online to a different network that might work better in your location.

Mobile Number Portability allows you to keep your number and try different networks to understand which network connection is working better in your location.

How do you know you should port?

It can be difficult to understand if you need to port your number or not. To know more about the performance of your current network, you can try the 10digi app. Just download the app and check how your particular network is performing for you.

Once you know that your current network is not working well in your location. It’s time to port your number.

How to port to Vodafone or any other network?

You can easily port mobile number sitting at home. Follow the steps below to Port to Vodafone​ online.

  1. Generate a porting code. Send the following SMS to 1900: PORT<space><mobile number>.
  1. Log on to 10digi.com and select the operator that you wish to port to.
  1. Choose a prepaid or postpaid plan for your selected operator.
  1. Enter delivery details and delivery time slot.
  1. Confirm your order. Your delivery executive will reach you on the mentioned date and time.
  1. Provide the porting code to representative and help him complete the porting process.

After completing the KYC process, your number will be ported in about 7-8 working days. You will receive a text message giving confirmation of your porting.

If you port to Vodafone or other network, your new Vodafone number will be activated when the old connection stops working. This generally happens at night so that you don’t face any problems in your connectivity. You can change your SIM when the old connection stops showing signals.

The selected plan with benefits will automatically get activated in the new SIM.

Why buy from 10digi.com?

There are a lot of ways in which porting number online is better than going to a retailer. Here is why you should port to vodafone with 10digi.com.

  1. There are no extra charges involved. You have to pay only for the plan that you choose. There are no service charges or any additional cost involved.
  2. You don’t have to locate the retailer’s store and wait there. The delivery is free and reaches you within 3 hours.
  1. You can choose a network and plan based on your requirements. The information given at 10digi is transparent, unlike the retailers who may favour a particular network based on the commission that they may get from each.
  1. 10digi also offers a constant support to the customers at any point of the buying process and even after that. We are happy to help our customers to solve any problem related to their network. We have a helpline number ​+91 9999-33-00-22 ​and a support email (support@10digi.com) to facilitate the customers.

What are you waiting for?

Stop tolerating the network problems and port your number online. Port to Vodafone and enjoy uninterrupted voice calls and high speed data.

At 10digi.com, you can enjoy other SIM related services like get new connection from top networks like Airtel, Vodafone and Idea. Also, you can choose a fancy number based on your birthday, anniversary day or your favourite/lucky digits.

Enjoy a super fast and convenient SIM buying process at 10digi.com and get added benefits like free SIM delivery, additional coupons codes and other surprises.

To know more about 10digi, log on to the website: www.10digi.com​or download the app.

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