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Sell Your Used Phone For Cash

Singapore is ranked highest globally for smartphone penetration, with nine out of ten people having access to a smartphone. It is not surprising some users are having 2 to 3 smartphones at any one time.

Singapore has one of the world's highest mobile penetration rates at 158%, according to the Department of Statistic Singapore. The report indicates that a sizable proportion of Singaporan has more than one mobile subscription, and this trend may increase due to ownership of multiple electronic devices such as tablets and wearables. 

Statistic shows there are 3 mobile subscription for every 2 Singaporean.

Too Many Spares Phones

Apple launch a series of new models every year, typically in September or October. Mobile enthusiast and Apple fan will be queuing in line to have their hands on the new phones. 

Samsung, Huawei and other phone manufacturers are pushing out innovating devices to grab a share in the market too. 

In addition, the local mobile operators such as SingTel, Starhub, and M1, are subsidizing mobile plan subscribers with new phone every year when the contract is due.

As a result, many Singaporean has many excess phones, often collecting dust in the drawer. Selling away your used phone is a great way to make that extra cash while giving them a new lease of life. 

Here are a few things to consider before you sell your phone. 

When Should I Sell My Used iPhone?

The sooner the better. Used phone prices are subjected to depreciation regularly. We recommend selling your used phone before a new phone model is launched.

The value will dip drastically whenever there is a new release as phone manufacturers will typically discount the price of older models. This will affect the value of used models in the process. 

How Much Is My Phone Worth? 

Each used phone has a different value depending on its physical and working condition.

Factors that affect the values include:
- External condition - scratch, scuff, dents 
- Screen condition - scratch, chip, crack
- LED condition - normal or burn-in issue
- Other hardware condition - sound, vibration, buttons, touch ID, etc 
- Availability of original accessories

For newly re-contract iPhone, the value may varies due to:
- If the device has been activated or not.  
- The color of the iPhone (yes, popular colour can fetch a higher value)

For new Android phone, the warranty starts from the date on receipt. Hence it is strongly recommend to sell it within the next 3-5 days or else the value may drop drastically. 

What Should I Do Before Selling My Phone?

Ensure you have performed a proper backup of your data before selling it. Also, log out from your iCloud or Google account and unlock the password from your phone. It is important that you have done a factory restore before handing it away. 

iPhone X factory reset
Factory Restore on iPhone will erase all content and settings.

How Do I Sell My Used Phone?

You can use SellUp to evaluate your used iPhone value online. Upon selecting the model, you have to select the condition that best describes your device.

A list of offers from our buy-back partners will be shown immediately. Once you have chosen the offer, you can select a preferred date and time for pick up from your place.  

The buy-back partner will arrived at your place to deal and pay cash on the spot. 


Selling a device should not be a complicated and fustrating process.

This is why SellUp create a platform that takes the hassle out of selling used electronic devices.

Our platform connects sellers with verified secondhand dealers, enabling users to sell quick and easy in a safe and reliable environment at competitive price.

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