Samsung, obviously, has begun officially selling refurbished Galaxy smartphones in the US. The South Korean organization is at present offering restored units of the Samsung Galaxy S6, Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, Samsung Galaxy S5, Samsung Galaxy S4, Samsung Galaxy Note 4, and Samsung Galaxy Note 3 from its official site.
Listed under a page titled “Samsung Certified Pre-Owned Phones and Refurbished Products,” the Galaxy cell phones now accessible to purchase in the US are carrier locked. Samsung is putting forth up to $200 rebate on the buy of the Galaxy S6 Edge (32GB), Galaxy S6 (32GB), and Galaxy Note 4 renovated cell phones. On different models, the organization is putting forth up to $150 rebate on the buy of the Galaxy S5, up to $130 on the buy of the Samsung Galaxy S4, and up to $250 on the buy of the Galaxy Note 3. It’s significant that shoppers will need to pay the whole sum upfront.
Samsung Selling Refurbished Galaxy Smartphones in the US
Standard Limited Warranty
What is covered and for how long?
The warranty period commences up on the date of purchase by the first consumer purchaser of the certified refurbished device and continuing for the following specified period of time after that date:
Device – 1 Year
Battery(ies)* – 1 Year
Other Accessories* – 1 Year
* if applicable
Limited Warranty Doesn’t Cover
(a) defects or damage resulting from accident, misuse, abnormal use, abnormal conditions, improper storage, exposure to liquid, moisture, dampness, sand or dirt, neglect, or unusual physical, electrical or electromechanical stress;
(b) scratches, dents and cosmetic damage, unless caused by SAMSUNG;
(c) defects or damage resulting from excessive force or use of a metallic object when pressing on a touch screen;
(d) equipment that has the serial number or the enhancement data code removed, defaced, damaged, altered or made illegible;
(e) ordinary wear and tear;
(f) defects or damage resulting from the use of Product in conjunction or connection with accessories, products, or ancillary/peripheral equipment not furnished or approved by SAMSUNG;
(g) defects or damage resulting from improper testing, operation, maintenance, installation, service, or adjustment not furnished or approved by SAMSUNG, including but not limited to installation of unauthorized software and unauthorized root access, both of which shall void this limited warranty;
(h) defects or damage resulting from external causes such as collision with an object, fire, flooding, dirt, windstorm, lightning, earthquake, exposure to weather conditions, theft,
blown fuse, or improper use of any electrical source;
(i) defects or damage resulting from cellular signal reception or ransmission, or viruses or other software problems introduced into the Product; or
(j) Product used or purchased outside the United States.
Samsung’s move to sell refurbished phones is not unique as Apple already sells refurbished iPhone models at a discount in some countries including the US.
Earlier, Apple’s plan to sell refurbished iPhone models in India was reportedly rejected by the government.At the moment it’s not clear whether Samsung will sell refurbished Galaxy smartphones in India or not.
Must Know Things
Refurbishment is the distribution of products (usually electronics and electricals) that have been previously returned to a manufacturer or vendor for various reasons. Refurbished products are normally tested for functionality and defects before they are sold.
The primary contrast amongst “refurbished” and “utilized” items is that repaired items have been tried and checked to work appropriately, and are consequently free of imperfections, while “utilized” items may or may not be defective.