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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.


Best advice for working from home

Best advice for working from home

by Denise Timmis | updated Feb 18, 2022

If you're adapting to working from home, here's our recommendations to stay motivated and help you be as comfortable as possible ... READ MORE >

Conquering boredom whilst self-isolating

Conquering boredom whilst self-isolating

by Denise Timmis | updated Feb 18, 2022

From much over-looked admin such as spring cleaning your house (or indeed, emails), to revitalising old hobbies or trying something new, here are our top recommendations for beating self-isolation boredom.... READ MORE >

Black Friday

Black Friday

by Denise Timmis | updated Feb 18, 2022

Every Friday is Black Friday throughout November! We have huge discounts on the latest smartphones including the iPhone 11 and Galaxy S10... READ MORE >

Why buy refurbished iphones

Why buy refurbished iphones

by Denise Timmis | updated Feb 18, 2022

Apple is undeniably one of the most popular mobile manufacturers in the world – and since the iPhone’s debut in 2007, the series has grown and developed exponentially... READ MORE >

The future of smartphones

The future of smartphones

by Denise Timmis | updated Feb 18, 2022

In just the last 10 years, we’ve seen incredible advancements in mobile phones. But do you ever wonder what your smartphone will look like in another ten years?... READ MORE >

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 >

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