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The Most Believable iPhone 14 Rumours

Details about Apple’s September event have always been kept under wraps by officials until the moment Tim Cook steps on the stage, but industry’s gurus and analysts have shared their thoughts on how the iPhone 14 series will look like, what upgrades and refinements they will bring and most importantly how much it will cost to get one of iPhone 14 models.

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Phone Rental: Will You Save or Lose Money on a New Phone?

There are three ways you can get a phone these days: on a contract, buying outright or through renting it. But which one of these options isn't going to cost you a fortune? Let's find out!

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The Nothing Phone 1: Nothing Special for £399

Let’s take a look at a newcomer to the smartphone world - the Nothing Phone 1.

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What Is DPD Collection and How It Works?

We've launched collection service in partnership with DPD to offer our customers a quick and easy way to sell their devices. Learn how DPD collection works when you sell your device through Compare and Recycle.

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Eight Ways We Can Reduce E-Waste

We've compiled a list of simple ways you can make an impact on curbing e-waste in your household and be inspired to embark on the journey to circularity with electronics.

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EU's Regulation Mandates a Single Universal Charger by 2024

At the moment, it is necessary to have individual charging cable for every gadget we own. However EU's new regulation aims to change that. Here's what the new requirement is about and what it means for electronics industry.

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What's In Store for iOS 16?

Apple has previewed iOS 16 features at WWDC event, however it won’t be available for download until September 2022. But while we wait it's a perfect time to go over what to expect from iOS 16 and which iPhones will enjoy the new software update.

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A Guide to Eco-Friendly Phone Cases

Looking for an eco-friendly case for your iPhone or Android? We’ve reviewed various phone case brands to find out what are the best eco-friendly phone cases and here are our six recommendations for ethical smartphone cases and where to buy them.

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Apple Environmental Report 2022: How Close Is Apple to Net Zero?

Apple has been on the journey to sustainability for more than a decade, and with the latest environmental report from Apple we take a look at the progress made to close the loop.

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Compare and Recycle Has a New Logo!

After months of hard work and constant refinements, it’s exciting to finally unveil our new logo. Take a look!

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Busting 6 Common Myths About Refurbished Phones

Despite popularity of refurbished phones, there are common myths circulating around pushing first time buyers away from making the choice in favour of a refurbished phone. We've collected 6 most common misconceptions about refurbished phones and broke them down.

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The UK's Top 10 Cities for Tech Recycling

As tradition goes, to celebrate Global Recycling Day 2022, we have gone through our trade-in data to reveal which areas in the UK have recycled the most tech. Could your city be on the list?

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iPhone SE 2022 Environmental Report Review

Recent Apple event has brought another iPhone into the Apple smartphone family - third generation iPhone SE and we’re curious how its green credentials compare to its predecessors and iPhone 13 flagship series.

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The Galaxy S22 Lineup: First Impressions, Software Support and More

Samsung’s Unpacked Event brought the new generation of Galaxy S lineup with three flagship models: The Galaxy S22, S22+ and S22 Ultra. Let's talk about what the latest Galaxy S flagships have to offer.

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Eco-Friendly Mobile Phone Gifts for Christmas

Christmas around the corner, we want to buy gifts that don't have a detrimental effect on the planet, so why not choose carbon neutral, biodegradable and long lasting products this year. We have some recommendations here for you.

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Apple Self Repair Service: Will They Do it Right?

Apple has announced the launch of the Self Service Repair program which is rolling out from 2022 in the US and expanding into other countries later that year. Is the long fought battle over Right to Repair coming to an end? That’s definitely something every repair advocate is thinking right now, but while it’s a bit early to celebrate victory, it is undoubtedly a fantastic first step from Apple and it is going to be a brilliant initiative if Apple do it right.

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What Is Mobile Phones Eco Rating and Where To Find It?

Earlier this year Eco Rating scheme was launched to provide consumers with an insight on smartphones' lifecycle environmental impact to help them make better purchase decisions keeping sustainability in mind. Read on to find out what is Eco Rating and where it can be found.

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Smartphone Repair Kits - A Beginners Guide

We have a guest article written by the guys over at Repair Outlet, where they provide advice for those of you looking to build yourself a phone repair kit. If you want to be able to replace your screen or battery, or any other of the more simpler jobs, then you will need the right tools for the job.

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Is The Fairphone 4’s Long Lasting Warranty Sustainable?

Fairphone 4 has been released and if you buy it before the new year, you can get 5 years warranty, does that make it worth it? Does that make it more sustainable? Here at Compare and Recycle we love to scrutinise these types of claims. Read on to find out what we think.

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Buying a Brand-New Phone Doesn't Make Sense Anymore and Here's Why

Read on why we think that upgrading to a brand-new phone no longer makes sense.

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iPhone 13 Environmental Reports Reviewed

Let's take a read of the Apple Environmental Reports

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