Used Iphone Grades

Iphone external condition defined...

1/30/20232 min read

When buying a refurbished product, one of the most important factors to consider is the cosmetic condition. Whether a used iPhone, a used MacBook, you want to be confident that the device you’re buying doesn’t look beat up and won’t entirely fall to pieces the minute you open the box.

Grading is a quality classification of a used product regarding its cosmetic condition. It can also be called cosmetic grade or refurb grade. The refurbished grade of a product mainly depends on three factors:

  • How many cosmetic imperfections do they have (e.g., scratches, scuffs, and other marks)?

  • How much has the product been used by its previous owner?

  • What packaging does it come in?

Refurbished grades are designed to give you a better idea of what to expect from a refurbished product. It’s unlikely that refurbished retailers will count exactly how many noticeable scratches you can see on the lid of a refurbished MacBook. Still, the grade provides you with as much information as possible to be confident in your purchase.

The standard system of refurbished grades runs on a scale from Grade A to Grade C. Grade A offers the best quality, and Grade C provides the lowest quality refurbished device. Some merchants even include additional grades, such as Grade D, which would be the lowest on their scale.Let’s dive into the definitions of refurbished grades A, B, and C.

What does Grade A mean?

Grade A is the very best quality that you could expect from a refurbished product. In short, Grade A refurbished devices are in near-mint condition. Their cosmetic aspect is excellent, and they show next to no signs of previous use.With a refurbished Grade A cell phone, you will see minimal amounts of scuffing on the case. A refurbished Grade A laptop will look like new, with minimal scuffing and marks on the lid, keyboard, and other areas.Grade A devices will likely show typical signs of light usage (e.g., slight marks on the keys), but you shouldn’t expect to see any scratches, noteworthy cosmetic damage, or moderate blemishes.

What does Grade B mean?

Grade B is the second-best cosmetic quality you can get from a refurbished device and feature some light scratches or scuffs.These minor imperfections refer only to a cosmetic condition, and it’s usually the only difference with Grade A devices. Grade B laptops and phones are tested thoroughly and are perfectly functional.Because of these minor signs of use, Grade B products are more affordable than refurbished Grade A devices.

What does Grade C mean?

Refurbished Grade C is the lowest cosmetic quality of a refurbished phone or laptop still in working order. Although refurbished Grade C devices have been tested, cleaned, and confirmed to work, they show signs of intense usage by their previous owner. You will see very noticeable cosmetic issues in a refurbished Grade C device, including more significant scratches and signs of wear and tear on the case or lid. Grade C devices are cheaper than Grade A and Grade B items, making them ideal for those who need a new phone or laptop but have less money to spare.

You may also see different grading terms depending on vendor and their policy for grading, but the idea stays the same...

  • Excellent (Grade A) devices are like new ones.

  • Good (Grade B) devices are in working condition but have light cosmetic issues.

  • Fair (Grade C) devices have light but visible scratches on the body.All of the devices that we list work perfectly.

As for wholesale devices, you may find the terms DNA, DNB, DNC, Sprint A, Sprint B, and Sprint C, Verizon or AT&T which usually refers to the source of devices.

Please don't hesitate contacting us for more info on wholesale grading and availability.