How to tell the difference between a Refurbished and a new phone??

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  1. Dhuper

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    Hi there, I'd recently lost my Samsung galaxy 3, I had the Halifax Reward insurance, they sent me a replacement phone few days ago in a proper Samsung box with all the bits and pieces with it, the box was sealed on 3 sides except 1, but the phone inside looks brand new is there a way I can check in the setting to now for sure??? if it's brand new or a refurbished one?
     
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    I don't think there is, but if the box was mostly sealed and the phone looks brand new, what's the worry. You're covered by insurance so if anything goes wrong again it'll get fixed/replaced anyway.
     
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    Many insurance schemes are known to use refurbs as replacements. It's touted that the handsets come from phone recycling places which are flashed and new front and back covers applied.

    Typically a refurb phone wouldn't come in retail packaging however.
     
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    From my experience, refurbs come in a white non branded generic box with the extra bit an bobs of the orig box, sometimes not all of them . Hope this 'elps!
     

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