Seriously, who doesn't own a smartphone?
The times of using cell phones that only work as such are long gone. smartphones
have defined a new generation, a new way of living. And today most of us don’t know how to survive without one. But how all this came to be? Well, us humans used to rely on a regular mobile phone
(boring) along with PDAs (personal digital assistants). In the end of the nineties, some companies started mixing these two. And later on, advances in technology brought the smartphone to our lives, as for example, the Android operating system. Today, every year dozens of them come to the market, and we go hunting for them.
The elements brought by a simple cell phone are no longer enough. Now we need smartphones, mobile devices that combine the elements of a tablet with those of a phone, we need more capacity to store data and perform activities, and we need internet, a lot of it. Basically, we all depend on minicomputers that fit in our pockets.
And now, our electronic devices and even our appliances seem to get smarter by the day. That’s great, but we need to start wising up and getting smarter alongside them. This is what Back Market is challenging you to do. To start questioning the rinse-and-repeat electronics cycle that makes us buy new stuff blindly year after year, and to start considering options that allow you to make better choices without having to make sacrifices. That’s what makes buying a refurbished phones
awesome at Back Market - we sell refurbished electronics that cost people, planet, and pocket so much less. And that’s why we like to say that over here, everything is good-as-new but better. Refurbished means that the device your buying was reconstructed from a slightly used phone
, like a demo product, for example. The ones we sell at Back Market are 100% functional, tested, repaired and warrantied by professional refurbishers. And to make your life easier, you can also opt directly for unlocked phones
The polemic starts the moment you think about the possibility of a new smartphone, you begin to debate about technology, operating systems, design, or just between a model or two. There are a lot of options out there, and each one of them is special in its own way. That is why we like to help you when choosing a new life companion, a smartphone
. First of all, you need to choose an operator, here at Back Market we work with t mobile phones
, at&t phones
, verizon phones
, or like we said, unlocked ones.
Within the smartphone universe, there are two important interfaces aside from iOS. Windows and Google. The first one is a mobile operating system developed by Microsoft, available for all platforms (smartphones, tablets, and computers). Several devices are created with every Windows software update. The latest one, Windows 10, is the running software for windows phones
like the Microsoft Lumia 950. Google, on the other side, works with an operating system based on Linux, Android, also oriented to smartphones, tablets, televisions, and automobiles and augmented reality glasses. The HTC, for example, is a Google device.
The third major interface is iOS, the mobile operating system of Apple
Inc. Originally developed for the iPhone
, but has also been used on devices such as iPod touch and iPad. Unlike Windows or Google, iOS only allows its installation on Apple devices. Each interface and platform offer something different, it is up to you, as a user, to choose and identify the one that suits you best. You will find at Back Market all the great smartphones in the market, and of course, each one of them in different shades and storage options.
If you are into design, and pretty looking devices with top of the line technology, the Apple iPhone could be the right choice. The latest model has an almost frameless OLED display design without a physical start button, a dual rear camera with enhanced depth detection and a facial unlocking system known as Face ID. Wow, right?
But maybe, you already know that samsung phones
are really your thing, you are more into customization. The latest version has a curved screen and the latest trend in technology. There aren't many phones with the eight-core Snapdragon 835 processor and the eight-core Exynos 8895, and the Samsung is one of them.
Here we will show you all the options. Maybe it’s time you step outside your comfort zone and try something new, or maybe you already know exactly where you want to click next. Huawei, for example, may not be the first name you think of when you talk about smartphones, but that doesn't mean it does not offer important features. Huawei is excellent, especially behind the scenes in the telecommunications market.
Either way, have fun traveling across Back Market.