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Are iPhones Bad for the Environment?

In comparison to other smartphone manufacturers, Apple is more environmentally focused and already incorporates a few necessary steps to make iPhones environmentally friendly. But the measures Apple is taking are only a fraction of what can be done and at a global scale iPhones are bad for the environment.

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iPhone Lifecycle: What Is The Carbon Footprint of an iPhone

With global popularity of an iPhone comes Apple’s responsibility to produce devices that will not only be appealing to customers, but won’t be as damaging to the environment. So what exactly is the carbon footprint of an iPhone?

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This Is Why Mobile Phone Recycling Matters

While e-waste isn't only small electronics such as mobile phones, our frequently upgraded phones do add up and they fuel the year-on-year increase of this rapidly growing waste stream.

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How To Find Out What Storage Capacity Your Phone Has

Before selling your phone, it is important to identify what storage capacity it has as it will determine, in part, the value of your phone. Here are the easiest ways you can find this information on both Android and iPhone.

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Best Refurbished Smartphones to Buy For Any Budget

If you’re like us and want a decent phone for less while making your upgrade a bit kinder to the environment, refurbished smartphones are where you want to be looking. They are gaining popularity and offer ‘like new’ functionality at a fraction of what you’d typically pay for a brand new device. Here are our top picks for any budget.

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iPhone 13: What It Will Be Like?

Several details about the upcoming iPhone 13 range have emerged over the past months and we have a somewhat clear understanding of what the latest iPhone lineup will be like.

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Guide to Mobile Phone Repairs: Ways to Fix a Broken Phone

Repairing a broken phone can be a costly affair, but it is definitely worth it from environmental standpoint. If you're considering a mobile phone repair, comparing repair options is crucial to make sure you're getting the right service for your money. In this article we explore repairs of common smartphone damages and guide you through repair options available to you.

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Best Sustainable Smartphones 2021

Some mobile phone manufacturers are trying to offer more sustainable smartphones that are less detrimental to the environment, so it’s time to highlight these few ethically-minded newcomers to the smartphone market.

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5 Simple Tips to Protect Your Phone From Overheating

While we are all aware how to keep ourselves cool, do you know that your phone needs protection from heat as well? We've got five tips to share, so your phone is protected from overheating in the summer.

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Overview of the New iOS 15 Features

iOS 15 is going to bring a number of tweaks to already existing and loved applications as well as a few key features that are going to make our digital lives easier. iOS 15 is expected to roll out to devices starting from iPhone 6s and newer some time in September following the release of the iPhone 13 lineup.

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Huawei’s HarmonyOS 2 is Here to Rival Android and iOS

HarmonyOS 2 will be powering devices including phones, tablets, TVs, smartwatches and wearables and is coming to an extensive list of older generations of Huawei and Honor devices. Let's talk about HarmonyOS compatibility, relation to Android and availability of Google Services.

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Here’s What You Should Do Before Selling Your iPhone or Android

We want the selling process of your phone to be plain sailing for you, so follow these 10 steps to protect your device, the offer price and yourself if the unfortunate happens.

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Buying Refurbished: iPhone X and Galaxy S8 Are Still a Popular Choice

Refurbished smartphones are an appealing choice in a number of ways. But what phones do people go for when buying refurbished in 2021?

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iOS 14.5 Update: New Features and Privacy Control Tool

The latest iOS update is available to download and here are the main features coming to your iPhone and iPad.

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Apple 2021 Environmental Report: What Progress Is Apple Making On Its Sustainability Journey?

Apple has released its environmental report for fiscal year 2020 and we summarise the highlights and achievements Apple reports on.

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Apple AirTag: Everything You Should Know

Apple AirTags are official and available to order, but there are still so many questions around them. Read on if you want to know how does AirTag work, how much it costs, what iPhones is it compatible with and more.

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Apple “Spring Loaded” Event 2021 Highlights

Apple hosted its virtual April event revealing updates to iPhone 12, iMac, iPad and making the long-anticipated AirTag official.

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Guide Toward Environmentally Sustainable Smartphones

There is no denying that smartphones are leading technological progress within the personal gadget space and have changed our daily lives significantly. While being packed with features and connectivity around the clock, smartphones are yet to become 100% sustainable. Let's find out what makes a phone sustainable, so we can guide you towards owning one.

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Understanding LTPO Displays: What Is It and Why Are They So Good?

We're taking a deep dive into LTPO displays to help understand what is behind the technology and its benefits for smartphones.

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OnePlus 9 Series: OnePlus Just Dropped Their Next Big Flagships

Find out what the new OnePlus 9 series bring to the table and what OnePlus have achieved in partnership with Hasselblad.

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What Areas in the UK Recycle the Most Tech?

We decided to dig into Compare and Recycle data for some good news to share and encourage the UK to be more mindful with their technology. Having analysed 40,000 recent anonymised transactions, we discovered the towns across the UK that are recycling their unwanted mobile phones, tablets, smartwatches and digital cameras the most.

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Mate X2: Huawei’s Third Foldable Phone is Official

Huawei has officially announced the Mate X2- its third generation of foldable smartphone, and we take a look at the design improvements, features and specifications.

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What Is GaN Technology and Why Is It the Next Big Thing for Smartphones

We’ve reached the point where components made of silicon such as transistors are as good as they’ll probably get to match our growing demand for high performance. Thankfully, research proves that gallium nitride is far more superior in properties and is on track to replace silicon in electronics. Let's discuss GaN's benefits and application methods in smartphones.

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How to Remove Google, Samsung or Huawei Account from Android

Removing your cloud account from a device will ensure you get the most money when you trade in your Android phone. We have put a few steps together to guide you through the process of removing a Google, Samsung or Huawei cloud account from your Android device.

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Best Budget Phones under £200 to Choose From in 2021

Cheaper these days doesn’t mean worse as the models that have made our list offer a lot for the price, and make it even more attractive delivering superb performance for a considerably lower cost than the headline-grabbing flagships. Here are the very best budget smartphones £200 can buy.

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Best Mid-range Smartphones: Top 5 Picks for 2021

Many of the high-end feature sets made their way to mid-range phones in the past year, making these top five picks worth considering if you’re looking for a decent mid-range smartphone that doesn’t cost a fortune in 2021.

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The Galaxy S20 Fan Edition: This Is What You Get for Your Money

Samsung did another Unpacked event on Wednesday the 23rd of September at 3pm (BST) to announce an unknown device. Now that the launch has happened, we know that the device in question is the Samsung Galaxy S20 Fan Edition. This model is a rehash of the Samsung Galaxy S20 which came out in February 2020, but with some notable additions. Read on to find out what Samsung had to offer.

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How Much Can I Sell My Samsung Galaxy For?

There’s absolutely one thing that you should do before upgrading to one of the new Galaxy S21 and that is finding the best price to sell your current Samsung phone. Let’s find out just how much you can sell your Samsung Galaxy S20, S10, S9 or S8 for.

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Try These Relaxation Activities For Free

It is crucial to find a moment in your day to unwind, relax and recharge. We've picked a few free relaxation activities that you can do to help you reduce your anxiety and stress.

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Galaxy S21, S21 Plus and S21 Ultra: What’s New in the Latest Galaxy Flagship Series?

Samsung has announced its new S21 series and we take a look at what's changed in the latest Galaxy S21, S21 Plus and S21 Ultra.

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Smartphones in 2021: Trends We Are Expecting Next Year

The smartphone trends we’re expecting to see in 2021.

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Understanding 5G on Your iPhone 12: A Guide

Learn more about 5G settings and how it works on your iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max so you can make the most of it.

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Tips To Protect the Value of Your New iPhone 12

In this post we're discussing some common cases of how the resale value of your iPhone 12 can be affected within the first year, and we’ll give you the relevant tips on how to prevent your iPhone from losing you money when the time comes to sell it.

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Find Out How to Get 90% More for Your iPhone When You Upgrade in 2020

We decided to do the hard work for you and compare the iPhone prices offered by Apple, network providers and merchants at Compare and Recycle to find out where you can secure the biggest payout for your iPhone.

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Apple One: How Much Money Can It Save You?

Apple have introduced their new Apple One subscription bundles and while monthly fees might sound a bit costly at first, we will be breaking down exactly how much money each of Apple One’s bundles can save you in the long run.

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iPhone Trade-In Prices: Compare and Recycle vs Apple

As we’re getting closer to that time of the year when Tim Cook takes it to the stage to announce the latest lineup of iPhones, here at Compare and Recycle we’re seeing iPhone trade-in prices going up, while Apple has quietly devalued previous iPhone generations.

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What Happened at the Samsung Unpacked Event?

The greatly anticipated virtual Android launch of 2020 took place on Wednesday the 5th of August, and not only did Samsung unveil the long awaited Samsung Galaxy Note 20 and the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, but we also got to see some other products in the ecosystem if you want to buy complementary items to go with your new Galaxy device.

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How To Keep Your Phone Cool In A Heatwave

We all know what measures to take to protect ourselves from getting too hot: sun cream, hats, flip flops and staying hydrated. But how can we protect our phones from overheating? If you don't know the answer, no worries, as we have some tips that you can follow to help your phone survive a heatwave.

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OnePlus Nord Launch: Finally, a Phone to Get Excited About

So now that the event has happened, has the OnePlus Nord lived up to our expectations? The short answer is: yes, we are very impressed and we have not seen such an attractive smartphone offering for quite some time. Without further ado, here are our impressions of the OnePlus Nord.

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What We’ve Heard About the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 So Far [Updated]

The Galaxy Note 20 series launch is fast approaching and it is expected to bring various camera and functionality improvements over the Galaxy S20 devices. Let’s talk through the whispers and confirmed features of the Note 20 series.

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iOS 14: New Features Coming to the iPhone

During WWDC 2020 Apple have previewed iOS 14 and announced which iPhones will support the latest iOS. Curious to find out what new features are coming to the iPhone? Read on.

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The Huawei P40 Pro Plus Is All About the Zoom Lens Technology

Year after year we see more manufacturers aiming for breakthroughs in smartphone photography going above and beyond smartphone camera capabilities and packing smartphones with three, four and even five rear lenses. So what makes the Huawei P40 Pro Plus stand out from its 2020 flagship siblings and how Huawei justifies the premium price tag? Let’s dive in.

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Android 11 Preview

The official Android 11 rollout is still some time away, but but developers and user of the Pixel 2 and newer already have an early access to the upcoming Android 11. We’ll be going through some of Android 11 features to get a rough idea what we might see in the latest Android version later this year.

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COVID-19: Compare and Recycle Service Update

As it has been several months since we were first instructed to stay at home by the UK government, the following update will explain what you can expect from comparing prices on Compare and Recycle to sell your device to one of our merchants.

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NHS Contact-Tracing App: Everything We Know So Far

One of the steps to get Britain back on its feet is a development of a contact-tracing app. The introduction of this app around the country has been designed to help to register cases and contain the virus without keeping people at home unnecessarily. We discuss how the app will work and what data will be required for it to work.

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Lockdown Has Become a Mine for Unused Mobile Data

While key workers’ data usage has increased by 4% since lockdown, the rest of Britain’s mobile data usage patterns have gone down to 1.9GB a month. If you’re wondering what you can do with all of the unused data that you’ve paid for, read on to find out.

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The Poco F2 Pro Is Going to Challenge Other Flagships on the Market

After teasing its comeback on Twitter for a few days, Poco kicked off an online launch today and took the wraps off its second-generation smartphone: the Poco F2 Pro.

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Motorola Edge and Edge Plus: The First Flagships From Motorola in Years

Motorola launched a flagship duo with impressive specs, display, and 5G connectivity. The new flagships are also the priciest ones in this range released by Motorola. Does this mean that the Motorola Edge and the Motorola Edge Plus are finally ready to take a slice of the flagship market cake? Let’s find out.

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The iPhone SE 2020 Pushed Trade-in Prices for Select iPhones Up

As the history shows, new iPhone releases tend to push trade-in prices for older iPhones up and this is exactly what the new iPhone SE 2020 release has done with recycling prices for select older iPhones. Find out how much you can sell your iPhone 8 and iPhone 7 models for and whether you can save on the original iPhone SE if it hasn't give up the ghost yet.

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The Original iPhone SE Has Finally Received an Upgrade

After four years of anticipation and speculation in recent months that the iPhone SE 2 would be a work of fiction, the original iPhone SE which was released back in 2016 has finally received an upgrade. The long-awaited iPhone SE packs affordability, quality and steps up to the level of Apple’s flagship iPhone 11 series. Let’s discuss the improvements that the iPhone SE 2020 features, as well as pricing and release details.

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The OnePlus 8 Pro Has Made its Way Into the Flagship Space

The OnePlus 8 Pro is a complete flagship which OnePlus has executed very nicely, however they charge a flagship price for it. Packed with top-of-the-line display specifications and power configurations, the OnePlus 8 Pro isn’t simply a flagship-killer. It’s a flagship-killer flagship that deserves its own spot among the heavyweights.

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