The Ultimate Checklist Before Selling Your SmartPhone – iOS or Android

We get it, not everyone is a GizmoGrind user. Some people want to sell their phone on classified websites like Kijiji or Craigslist, or elsewhere. This guide is for you!

We also made this post to encourage a safer phone trading environment. We hear too often the nightmares of buying a phone that’s locked to a different carrier or has an iCloud account signed in.

If your selling your phone to GizmoGrind, this post is NOT for you. We take care of everything listed here, all you have to do is remove your iCloud account.

Run through this checklist to make sure you’re selling your phone the right way. Feel free to click on the list below to skip ahead.

Contents

1) Backup Your Data

  • IOS
  • Android

2) Remove iCloud and Google Accounts

  • iCloud
  • Google Accounts

3) Securely Wipe

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The Future of Smartphones

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I remember being obsessed with the mobile phone ever since my father got his first Qualcomm brick with the pull out antenna. He had it holstered on his side. Damn, that was cool. Each pixel was the size of my thumb and the only thing you had was calling, texting wasn’t mainstream yet.

Old Mobile Phone

 

Then 2017 happened. Mic drop…! What’s everyday norm for today would be sorcery not long ago.

Future Generation Smartphones

 

Yet new tech and scientific discoveries are being spewed up at ludicrous speeds. So what’s the future smartphone? Absent an asteroid or Solar

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How to Buy Used iPhones on Kijiji Like a Pro – Complete Guide

How to Buy an iPhone on Kijiji Like a Pro – Complete Guide

Kijiji is a go-to place for many but some have had bad experiences or no success and choose to give up on the classified site altogether.

Thing is, Kijiji has awesome prices and our research proves it. Here’s the average sale price of a used iPhone 7 32GB on Kijiji vs buying elsewhere.

Price of used iPhone 7 Canada

*Prices taken on November 2017

 

 

We’ve had more calls than we’d like to count, of GizmoGrind users asking for help after a bad buy, so we decided to put together this guide that will help you use Kijiji like a pro.

 

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7 Tips to Prolong Your Smartphone Battery Life

The latest smartphone technologies allow for peak performance and lightning speed. With bright screens, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and 3G connectivity among other features, comes crazy battery demands. It gets harder to make your phone battery last longer especially if you are an active user. If you suspect that something is wrong with your battery, you may want to consider getting a replacement fast. But if that’s not the case, then look for ways to prolong battery life.

Are you tired of charging your phone battery every night? If using your phone less is not an option, you can still find ways to reduce your smartphone’s power consumption. We’ll share with you some amazing and practical battery-saving tricks that can help you keep your smartphone running for longer.

 

  1.      Reduce screen brightness

Bright, large and colorful

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Sell Broken Phones In Canada

Broken iPhone

Want to sell your broken or old mobile phones? If you have multiple handsets that you no longer need and cannot be used, it’s wise to sell them for cash. Most people sell broken phones in Canada not just for the cash but also to ensure that the toxic batteries and handsets don’t end up in the landfills. The phone might not be in perfect condition but it can be restored and given a new life.

How much is the broken phone worth?

The price of your broken phone will depend on several factors. For a start, the condition of the phone will determine how much you’ll get when selling it. The other factor that greatly affects the price is the make or model of the phone. Apple and Samsung

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Convert Your Broken Phone To Cash

Recycle cell phone for cash Canada

Have you ever thought of converting the stash of mobile phones and tablets in your home into cash? Do you have an old or broken phone that you want to discard and get a new one? We’ll show you a smarter alternative to getting rid of your broken mobile phone- selling it.

Most people will discard their old electronic devices without thinking about it. With the rate at which new technologies are being introduced into the market, you’ll always find yourself with an old mobile phone or tablet that has no use.

Put the devices away

Gather any old, broken or cracked mobile phones or other electronics that you don’t need cluttering your home anymore. You can only dispose them responsibly and get some good money by selling them. The amount of

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iPhone 8 vs iPhone X

iPhone 8 vs iPhone X

iPhone8 and iPhone X are two of Apple’s interesting inventions. One noteworthy difference is the fact that iPhone X is 40% more expensive than iPhone 8. What are these new features that could justify the increased price? We’ll highlight a few in the paragraphs below. Though both devices have received positive and negative reviews in equal measure, it’s safe to say they bring some cool and practical features to the table. Let’s take a look.

 

Display

This is definitely a major selling point for the X. iPhone X comes with a larger display of 2436 x 1125 pixels (458 ppi) compared to iPhone 8’s display which is 1334 x 750 pixels (326 ppi). It’s worth noting that the high resolution and pixel density on iPhone X is the highest ever seen on

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iPhone 8 Review

iPhone 8 Review

In early September, Apple announced the release of iPhone 8. This device has attracted iPhone lovers due to its amazing screen display, battery life, and compact size. iPhone 8 is powered by a 2GB RAM. There are certain unique features that stand out about the iPhone 8. We’ll take a look at them below.

 

It’s super lightweight

iPhone 8 has a small, compact design and comes with a stunning aluminum frame with glass on the front and back. The smartphone is available in different colors including silver, space grey, and gold. The phone is quite small in size with dimensions 138.4 x 67.3 x 7.3mm and weighs only 148 grams compared to the iPhone 8 plus which weighs 202 grams.

 

Better battery life

One of the unique features of the iPhone 8 is its

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Samsung Galaxy Note 8: Rumours and New Features

Samsung Galaxy Note 8

Those who are feeling left out after hearing the news of the iPhone 8, then I’ve got news for you. The new Samsung Galaxy Note 8 which is expected to be released sometime in August has been unveiled and it has plenty of features that will leave Android lovers breathless and anxious in anticipation.  If rumours are to be believed, then the device will be launching on August 23. Another thing to note (see what I did there?) will be the price point which much like its competitor, will be around the $1000 mark. Possible features per sources include things such as:

 

  • S Pen support
  • Fingerprint scanner embedded in the screen
  • Wireless charging support
  • Android 7.0 Nougat
  • Available in a variety of colours including Midnight Black, Maple Gold, Orchid Grey and Deep Sea Blue

 

This new

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$50 Unlocking Fee on a $500 Phone?

If you’ve been dying to get your phone unlocked, then I have great news for you. The fees that most services providers would charge to unlock your device is now being banned by the CRTC. The Canadian Radio and Television Corporation announced in June that the fee, considered by many to be the reason most people cannot leave their service providers is going to be banned as of December 1, 2017. The future for Canadian smartphone owners seems bright!

So all new devices will now be sold, completely unlocked. What does this mean for you as a consumer? I’ve done the digging for you. To start, lets look at how we got here.

 

The Truth behind Unlocking Fees:

The cost of owning a smartphone here in Canada is high enough when you take

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