With the £1,000 iPhone X hitting shelves soon and Brits reaching deep into their pockets to guarantee to get their hands on the latest device, mobile repair specialist iSmash reckons that Brits are throwing up to £170 away by not repairing their device before upgrading to the latest model.
Using data from leading third-party sales sites, combined with iSmash repair costs, it found that in almost all cases it was more beneficial for users to repair their handset before trading it in, with savvy Brits saving an average of £48.42 by repairing their phone.
iPhone 7 Plus users stood to make the most by repairing their device, with the difference between selling a faulty model and a model in good condition standing at a staggering £300. With the repair cost through iSmash standing at £129.99, users could make additional £170.01 by repairing their handset before trading in.
To aid Brits in figuring out exactly how much they could stand to save by repairing their phone before replacing it, iSmash has built a tool that values devices before and after a repair, also taking into account the cost of the repair by visiting: https://www.ismash.
Says Julian Shovlin, founder of iSmash:
“With the arrival of the new iPhone 8 and the iPhone X soon hitting shelves, Brits are upgrading their phones in the hundreds of thousands. Whilst a faulty or damaged handset might seem like a great reason to trade your phone in for a new device, tech savvy Brits can save up to £170 by repairing their mobile before selling it.
“A smashed screen or most cases of liquid damage can be quickly and easily repaired at minimal cost, meaning in almost all situations you can actually save money by repairing your old phone before getting a new one.”