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Buying refurbished worked out for me!
February 21, 2017
I was worried about buying a refurbished phone off dzdesignzone.com, but so far it has been a great experience. The phone seems to be in almost perfect condition. There was a small ding on one corner, barely noticeable. Otherwise, it looks brand new. It came with a charge cable and USB wall plug, although they were not OEM parts. The wall plug, in particular, looked kind of hokey. I will probably not use it. But I have tons of cables and wall plugs around the house, so I don't really care about those. I'm just really happy that the phone is working perfectly. I bought a new phone because the battery life of my iPhone 5 was abysmal, and so far I am thrilled with the SE. Yesterday it lasted me a full day without being plugged in, with normal usage (for me that means: lots of texting, reading news articles, maybe 1 short phone call. No watching videos or anything.) ... and it was only down to about 70% by the time I plugged it in in the evening. Amazing! I had to plug my 5 in several times during the day to make it to bedtime! Now, if only I could keep the battery life so good indefinitely, but I know it will not last forever.
Anyway, I am very happy with this phone, and I will consider buying refurbished from dzdesignzone.com again when the time comes (or maybe for my kids, as my daughter is asking for an iPhone too).