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Phones Canada Grading Guide

Cellphone Grading Guide

Cosmetic Condition

Indistinguishable from a brand new phone.

No damage on body or panels.

Completely wear-free.

 

Technical Condition

Fully tested and functional.

Battery retains 80% capacity or more.

Software in original state (not jailbroken).

Clean ESN/imei with no user locks (e.g., no iCloud lock).

Cosmetic Condition

Minimal, almost invisible scratches.

Almost no signs of wear.

Technical Condition

Fully tested and functional.

Original software (not jailbroken).

Clean ESN/imei with no user locks.

Cosmetic Condition

The majority showcase Grade A and Grade B cosmetics.

Minimal signs of wear.

Micro-cracks in housing permitted.

Visible scratches are allowed if they don’t affect functionality.

Essential parts (e.g., charge port covers, SD/Card covers) intact, but might miss a SIM card tray.

Technical Condition

Thoroughly tested and functional.

No associated Google or Apple Accounts or MDM locks.

Network unlocked (unless specified otherwise).

Securely data cleared.

Functional LCD and touch screen.

Cosmetic Condition

Some deep scratches possible.

Light cracks permissible on non-display areas (e.g., camera lens).

Noticeably used with significant wear.

Technical Condition

Fully tested and functional.

Battery performance not guaranteed.

Original software (not jailbroken).

Clean ESN/imei with no user locks.

Cosmetic Condition

Some deep scratches possible.

Light cracks permissible on non-display areas (e.g., camera lens).

Noticeably used with significant wear.

Technical Condition

Fully tested and functional.

Battery performance not guaranteed.

Original software (not jailbroken).

Clean ESN/imei with no user locks.

Cosmetic Condition

Heavy damage on panels and body.

Deep cracks might be present.

Potential issues include missing parts, liquid damage, or screen burn.

Technical Condition

Fully tested but might have non-functional buttons, sound, vibration, screen, or touch panel.

Battery performance not guaranteed.

Original software (not jailbroken).

Clean ESN/imei with no user locks.

Cosmetic Condition

Extensive damage throughout the device.

Significant internal structural damage.

Technical Condition

Testing conducted, but issues like a damaged LCD may affect functionality.

Clean ESN/imei with no user locks.

LCD Auction Grading Guide

We’ve chosen to use images for our grading descriptions because a picture can often tell more than words. If you have questions or need more details, please email us at info@phonescanada.com or call us toll-free at 1 (888) 727 3557.

LEVEL 1 (Almost Unnoticeable Burn Image)
L1 BURN IN IMAGE (Almost Unnoticeable)

LEVEL 2 (Very Light Burn Image)
L2 BURN IN IMAGE (Very Light)

LEVEL 3 (Medium Burn Image)
L3 BURN IN IMAGE (Medium)

LEVEL 4 (Heavy Burn Image)
L4 BURN IN IMAGE (Heavy)

LEVEL 5 (Extreme Burn Image)
L5 BURN IN IMAGE (Extreme)

1 Imperfection (with either 1 pen like spec, 1 bleeding spot or 1 line)
1 Pen Like Spec, Bleed Spot, or Line

2 Imperfections ( with either 2 pen like specs, 2 bleeding spots or 2 lines)
2 Pen Like Spec, Bleed Spot, or Line

Minor Bleed LCD (Multiple Imperfections or Minor Bleeded)
Multiple Imperfections or Minor Bleed

Tested Bad LCD (Completely Bleeded or other damages)
Bad LCD

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