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Advice Centre

Welcome to the advice centre

Your go-to hub for smartphone advice and tech news


As the longest standing mobile phone recycler, it's fair to say we know our stuff.


We love gadgets, smartphones and all things tech, and we want to share our wealth of knowledge and experience with you in our advice hub.


That’s right, whatever it is you need advice on, our hub is here for all your mobile phone needs.


As well as guidance to help you get the best value for money and the right phone, you’ll also find tricks of the trade and handy tips, such as how to make your battery last longer or what to do when you drop your phone in water.


Got a topic in mind you can’t see below? Or simply want to ask us a question? Get in touch using our contact form.


The Best Smartphones of 2019

The Best Smartphones of 2019

by Denise Timmis | updated Feb 18, 2022

2019 has been an excellent year already for smartphone innovation. Major companies like Samsung, Apple and Huawei continue to launch brand new phones with better specs so there’s plenty of choice available, with each device claiming it's better than the last.... READ MORE >

Mobile Network guide

Mobile Network guide

by Denise Timmis | updated Feb 18, 2022

You’ve probably noticed that, next to your signal strength indicator on your phone, sometimes the letters and symbols have changed – along with the speed of your internet. This is because there's a range of mobile networks available from GPRS to 5G.... READ MORE >

Best smartphone display

Best smartphone display

updated Feb 18, 2022

If you’re planning on using your smartphone for gaming, streaming or photography, a good quality display is the way to go. Discover what makes a good phone screen and explore our pick of the 10 best smartphone displays this year.... READ MORE >

How To Extend Your Phone Battery Life

How To Extend Your Phone Battery Life

by Denise Timmis | updated Feb 18, 2022

With our modern lives relying so much on smartphone technology these days, it’s more important than ever that our phone batteries last a full day at the very least. But how can you make sure you don’t get caught out? In this guide, we look at how smartphone batteries work, and how you can get the most out of them.... READ MORE >

Buying a Refurbished Phone – The Ultimate Guide

Buying a Refurbished Phone – The Ultimate Guide

by Denise Timmis | updated Feb 18, 2022

What is a refurbished phone? Refurbished phones are typically second-hand or used devices – meaning they’ve been owned by someone else previously – that have developed a fault or have been returned within a refund-guaranteed period... READ MORE >

How to bring your phone back to life

How to bring your phone back to life

by Denise Timmis | updated Feb 18, 2022

In 2018, it's hard to imagine life without your phone in your hand. A survey we carried out found that 40% of us feel 'absolutely lost' without our phone... READ MORE >

Best Camera Phones 2019 | Top Smartphone Cameras Reviewed

Best Camera Phones 2019 | Top Smartphone Cameras Reviewed

updated Feb 18, 2022

Having a smartphone means you have access to all sorts of gadgets in one neat and accessible package. For many, choosing a smartphone with a good camera is one of the biggest deal breakers... READ MORE >

Getting the right phone

Getting the right phone

by Denise Timmis | updated Feb 18, 2022

From the latest iPhone to a simplistic Alcatel, until you know the answers to some of the questions below, making an informed decision on what mobile phone to get is bound to be a struggle... READ MORE >

How to make your phone battery last longer

How to make your phone battery last longer

by Denise Timmis | updated Feb 18, 2022

Whether we like it or not, smartphones play a huge part in our day to day lives – and there's nothing worse than running out of battery when you're listening to your favourite... READ MORE >

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