Groupon Refurbished Phone Grading Definitions

A cell phone does not need to be brand-new to be fully functional. In fact, you can usually get a refurbished model for a lower price without sacrificing any of the functionality you or your family needs. But it’s important to understand the phone condition so that you know what to expect when you open the package. To help you find the phone that matches your needs and budget, Groupon uses the following phone grading definitions for its inventory:

  • All our iPhones are fully functional, so this grading is only related to external aspect and battery life
  • Unlocked
  • With 3 month Minimum warranty
  • Updated to the latest iOs relevant for the device version
  • Purchasing a refurb phone contributes to avoid technological waste, ("eco-friendly decision")

Premium CPO

CPO means Certified Pre Owned which is the highest grading of refurb and most phones will appear as new. If they have been used they will be tested and certified by Apple or approved third-party refurbish partner according to four criteria: 1) functionality 2) cleaning 3) inspection 4) repackaging.

Description: Refurbished to “as new” by Apple or Apple Approved Technician
OS Support: Latest available for the model
Carrier: Unlocked
Esthetics Front: No markings
Esthetics Back: No markings
Battery: New Apple Battery full life
Screen: Original screen or replacement screen
Content: New
Accessories: New Apple Headset, Charger & Cable
Warranty: Apple warranty
Packaging: Apple packaging (with CPO stated)

Premium

Premium is our highest grading out of certified pre owned. Aesthetically the product is flawless with battery life close to full capacity.

Description: Refurbished by seller or 3rd Party Technician
OS Support: Latest available for the model
Carrier: Unlocked
Esthetics Front: No markings
Esthetics Back: No markings
Battery: Over 80% of charge capacity
Screen: Original screen or replacement screen
Content: Wiped
Accessories: Compatible charging cable - No Plug or Headphones unless stated in copy
Warranty: Minimum 12 Month
Packaging: White or Brown Boxed

Superior

Superior refurbished grade mobile phones are almost “as new”, but contain some micro markings which will not be perceived when the phone is turned on.

Description: Refurbished by seller or 3rd Party Technician
OS Support: Latest available for the model
Carrier: Unlocked
Esthetics Front: Micro markings which are not perceived when phone is turned on
Esthetics Back: Micro markings
Battery: Over 70% of charge capacity
Screen: Original screen or replacement screen
Content: Wiped
Accessories: Compatible charging cable - No Plug or Headphones unless stated in copy
Warranty: Minimum 6 Months
Packaging: White or Brown Boxed

Very Good

Very good refurbished mobile phones may have minor markings

Description: Refurb by seller or 3rd Party Technician
OS Support: Latest available for the model
Carrier: Unlocked
Esthetics Front: Minor markings
Esthetics Back: Minor markings
Battery: Over 70% of charge capacity
Screen: Original screen or replacement screen
Content: Wiped
Accessories: Compatible charging cable - No Plug or Headphones unless stated in copy
Warranty: Minimum 3 month warranty
Packaging: White or Brown Boxed

Good

Good is the lowest grading Groupon offer, this grade is checked for quality, wiped of data and repackaged but may contain some visible wear and tear (no cracks or dents) and if specified the home button will only be used for password and not finger print protection.

Description: Refurb by seller or 3rd Party Technician
OS Support: Latest available for the model
Carrier: Unlocked
Esthetics Front: Minor markings visible
Esthetics Back: Minor markings visible
Battery: over 70% of charge capacity
Screen: Original screen or replacement screen
Content: Wiped
Accessories: Compatible charging cable - No Plug or Headphones unless stated in copy
Warranty: Minimum 3 month warranty
Packaging: White or Brown Boxed