It’s wonderful to see so many new smartphones released over the course of the year, but for many, you don’t need to get the latest and greatest that a company has to offer. In most instances, last year’s flagship phones are just as good, if not better, than its predecessors so why should you spend even more money? The problem is that whenever a new phone is released, the company usually halts production of the previous models leaving you to look at the pre-owned or refurbished market.
But even if you purchase a refurbished phone, most of the time these have been refurbished by a third-party and not by the phone makers itself. This can open a can of worms that nobody wants to deal with, especially if something is wrong with your “new to you” smartphone.
Best Samsung Certified Renewed Phones
Surprisingly, Samsung is offering every phone that was released in 2020 through its Certified Renewed program. You can even get your hands on the Galaxy S10+ if that phone tickles your fancy more than what we’ve seen over the past couple of years. Here are all of the devices currently available from Samsung:
- Samsung Galaxy S20 – $650
- Samsung Galaxy S20 FE – $475
- Samsung Galaxy S20+ – $750
- Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra – $950
- Samsung Galaxy S10+ – $550
- Samsung Galaxy Note 20 – $650
- Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra – $850
The best part about these phones is that there are no jumps that you need to go through in order to take advantage of the savings. And if you have an older phone that you want to get rid of, you can save even more money, bringing the cost down to just $125 for the Galaxy S20 FE or $600 for the Galaxy S20 Ultra. Plus, Samsung runs additional promotions from time to time, such as including a pair of Galaxy Buds 2 for free when purchasing a Certified Renewed phone.
What is Samsung Certified Renewed?
Earlier this year, Samsung introduced its new Certified Renewed program as a way to get a new Galaxy phone into your hands without breaking the bank. But unlike buying refurbished phones or “used” devices from Amazon or Best Buy, all of the phones available have been refurbished by Samsung directly. Here’s what you’ll enjoy if you purchase one of these Certified Renewed devices:
- Refurbished to like-new condition
- Covered with a one-year warranty
- Affordable monthly payment options
Being refurbished to a “like-new” condition essentially equates to Samsung fixing any potential defects, whether it’s cosmetically or with the underlying hardware. And you can rest easy knowing that you’ll still be provided with a one-year warranty in the event that something goes awry with your phone.