Selling your phone for cash is really simple. Just follow these easy steps:
- Find your old mobile phone: Select your phone’s brand and model from the list above, or type its name into our search bar to find it.
- Compare offers from our buyers: We’ll show you prices from loads of mobile phones recyclers who we work with, so you can guarantee the best price for your old phone from a trusted buyer.
- Get paid! Choose your favourite offer, mail your phone off in the postage pack they send you, and you’re quids-in.
Make sure you select the correct condition of your phone to get the most accurate offers!
Once you pick one, the buyer will tell you any other info you need to know – such as how to package your phone. Just follow the instructions and send it off.
Why use CompareMyMobile?
We’re committed to making sure you get the most cash for your unwanted mobile phones and gadgets. With several years of industry experience behind us, we’re your resident experts on mobile phone recycling.
All our recyclers are vetted and repeatedly reviewed, meaning you can rest assured that you're working with trustworthy brands.
What is mobile phone recycling?
Mobile phone recycling is a quick and easy way of selling your old device, sending it in the post and getting money paid straight to your bank account.
Rather than having to deal with buyers on eBay or other online marketplaces, it’s a more hassle-free process. Simply select an offer you like the look of, send it to the recycler and sit back – once they’ve received your device and checked it over, they’ll send you money via your preferred payment method.
How do I get the best price for my phone?
To get the most accurate quotes for your device, be as honest as you can about its condition. That way, you won’t get any unexpected surprises or revised quotes when the recycler checks your phone.
Freeze your phone price
With new phones being released every year, the amount you can get for your old one drops all the time – by up to £100 per year, in fact. Luckily, CompareMyMobile lets you freeze your offer for up to two weeks until you’re ready to sell.
That means you can compare now, lock in your price, then take your time over the next fortnight to think things through.
What condition should my phone be in for a trade in?
As long as it’s recognisable as a phone, it doesn’t matter. You can trade in your phone whether it’s brand new, used, a bit worse for wear, or even broken.
‘New’ condition is the most perfect of all, and gets you the most cash. A broken phone (e.g. with a smashed screen or chipped chassis) will sell for less, but there’s a good chance it can still be traded in. Just use our search and comparison tool to find out.
See our selling broken phones page for the full lowdown on what isn’t accepted.
Can I sell my broken phone?
Yes, you can – plenty of recyclers will still take a phone that’s broken. You’ll obviously get less cash than one that’s brand new or in perfect condition, but you can most likely still find a buyer.
The company that buys your broken phone will either fix it up and sell it on, or break it down for parts and recycle them.
Just bear in mind that if your phone is broken, the buyer may need to revise their quote once they receive your phone.
For more info, check out our guide to selling broken phones.
How much is my mobile phone worth?
That depends on the phone, model, and its condition. Newer models in good condition can get you hundreds, while older, worse condition, or broken handsets will sell for less.
The only way to find out how much yours is worth is by typing it in to the search bar above. We’ll find all the available offers for you to compare, so you can see how much it’s worth and sell it on.
Who buys mobile phones?
We work with plenty of recyclers that’ll buy your old mobile phone, such as:
- Phones 2 Pounds
- Rapid Phone Buyer
- Gadget Reclaim
- Gecko Mobile
- Kaso Recycle
Why should I recycle my mobile?
There are plenty of good reasons why you should sell your old phone to a recycler:
- It gets you cold, hard cash
- It’s better for the environment than just throwing it away
- Your phone gets a new lease of life, either in someone else’s hands or recycled for parts
- It clears out clutter from your home
What happens to recycled phones?
That depends on the condition of the phone.
If it’s in working condition, or needs some fixing first, it’ll be given a thorough spring clean with some or all parts repaired or replaced. Then, it’s sold on as a refurbished device – either in the UK or emerging markets elsewhere.
On the other hand, some mobile phones may be too broken, or simply too old, to be repaired and resold. In these cases, they’re completely gutted, with any valuable materials extracted for reuse in brand new gadgets.
Can I trust mobile recyclers?
Yes – at CompareMyMobile, we carefully vet all recyclers, only displaying ones on our site that we trust. We show deals offered by a variety of buyers and recyclers, from big names to smaller, more niche companies.
Do I need to wipe my photos and data?
Yes – before sending your phone off in the post, make sure you’ve backed up all your important files and deleted your personal information. Luckily, it’s a pretty quick and easy process:
- Back up your device to make sure you don’t lose any important data, such as photos, videos and contacts. You can back up to your computer, an external hard drive or cloud storage
- Sign out from all your accounts, such as apps, cloud storage and Apple Pay/Google Pay
- Clear your browser history and saved passwords
- Remove your SIM card
- Follow instructions to perform a factory reset on your phone