Determine the value of a phone


This is my take on determining the real value of a phone for two purposes 1. for purchase and 2. for resale or exchange

Say, there are 5 phones you shortlist for purchasing which coincidently are in the same price range combining all current offers. But they are from different brands and their specifications are not very different from each other. Which one would you choose, a reputed brand with lower specs or a lesser reputed brand with higher specs? Or if you have resale or exchange in mind, you would want to choose the one in your list that would fetch the highest. So how do you know a phones correct worth?

Choose any phone on Amazon or Flipkart and select the exchange offer option. Now select your shortlisted phones in the exchange dropdown one by one. You will get to know their exchange value as perceived by Amazon or Flipkart. We can assume that the exchange value perceived by Amazon or Flipkart is the real value since they would have determined it after thorough research. Hence the one with the highest exchange value is a better phone. BTW, the phone with the highest exchange value will not always be the phone from the most reputed brand or phone with the highest specifications in your list. This will help you narrow down and finalize your decision.

This is not applicable for very recently launched phones as they won't appear in the exchange drop down list.

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Deal Cadet Deal Cadet
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Your approach to determining the value of a phone for both purchase and resale/exchange is quite practical! It’s true that when choosing between phones with similar specifications, considering their exchange value can be a helpful factor. However, I’d like to share a few additional methods you can use to assess a phone’s worth:

  1. Online Price Calculators:

  2. Market Research:

    • Research the current market prices for similar phones. Check online marketplaces, classified ads, and e-commerce platforms to see how much similar phones are being sold for.
    • Keep in mind that prices may vary based on location, demand, and the condition of the phone.
  3. Brand Reputation and Specifications:

    • While exchange value is important, also consider the brand reputation and specifications.
    • Reputed brands often have better build quality, customer support, and software updates.
    • Higher specifications (such as better cameras, faster processors, and more RAM) can enhance the overall user experience.
  4. User Reviews and Ratings:

    • Read user reviews and ratings for the shortlisted phones. Real-world experiences can provide insights into performance, reliability, and any potential issues.
  5. Future-Proofing:

    • Consider how long the phone will remain relevant. Some phones age better than others due to software updates and compatibility with new apps.

Remember that the “best” phone depends on your personal preferences, needs, and budget. Whether you prioritize brand reputation, specifications, or resale value, it’s essential to find a balance that aligns with your requirements. Happy phone hunting! 😊📱12.

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Good use case for reseller your example is

but I as a consumer, Well for me i never look at price actually if i can squeeze a little for FAR better phone than the price range

So i look at specs for the money spent (spec to price ratio)

for example if i get a mobile with good specs in 20k range

and another mobile with great specs in 25k range which wont get outdated easily

obviously my pick will be 25k range:) even if i have to borrow in EMI:) xD

just my personal opinion

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