Sell My Phone

See how much your mobile phone is worth

Selling your old or unwanted mobile phone is a breeze. We take the hassle out of the process by offering a fast quote, free delivery and quick payment into your bank or PayPal account.

Find your mobile phone using our search below

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How do I sell my mobile phone?




Choose your category from above or use our handy search to find your model. Provide some details about the storage, network and condition of your device.



Complete your trade-in and package your device carefully. We suggest you using bubble wrap to add that extra layer of protection during transit.



Send your mobile back to us. Either take your packaged phone to the Post Office or arrange a Royal Mail home collection.



Once we've received and tested your mobile, we'll process your payment and it should be with you the same day.


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Why should I sell my smartphone?


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The majority of people don't realise the value that's in their mobile phone or tech. That's why there's more than 50 million smartphones in people's homes that could be recycled to earn a bit of extra cash. You could get up to £840 for your used phone when you sell today.

Whether you're selling the latest Samsung phone or an older iPhone, we can offer you a great price and we'll guarantee this for 14 days.

Smartphones and other technology can be harmful to the environment if not properly recycled or reused. Our aim is to re-circulate mobile devices and ensure they don't contribute to the global E-waste problem. We strive to put every device back into the hands of other customers, and for any mobiles we can't do this with, we'll recycle them responsibly or use the parts to revive another device. 


Things to remember when selling your phone


  • Backup the data from your phone - Please ensure that you backup any data and images to the cloud or a personal computer..
  • Remove any accounts - Make sure you remove your account from iCloud or Samsung lock.
  • Factory Reset your device - Before packaging your phone, please factory reset your device.
  • Remove any accessories - Make sure any cases, screen protectors and Sim cards are removed.
  • Clean your phone - Before sending your mobile, please give it a good clean.

Questions about selling your phone


Why should I sell my mobile Phone to The Tech Octopus?


At The Tech Octopus we're care about the environment and the circular economy. That's why every smartphone gets a clean bill of health, refurbished and re-sold to other customers. If you want a great price for your iPhone 12, cash for your Samsung Galaxy S10 or want to see how much you could make for your iPhone XS then we have a simple and free service. we'll buy your mobile device whether its brand new, working, used or even faulty.

We want to make selling your mobile as simple and easy as possible. That's why we provide a quote in less than 30 seconds, free delivery via Royal Mail, and fast payment into your Bank or PayPal account on the same day.

We use PhoneCheck, an industry leading diagnostic software service to assess the functionality and condition of your iPhone or Samsung phone. If we identify and issues or problems once we've received your device then we'll notify you immediately. Each device is data wiped using certified software so you can be certain there's nothing left on your device.

If you want more reasons to sell with us, please read here


What should I do before selling my phone?


Before you return your phone to us, follow these easy steps:


  1. Unpair any accessories that may be connected to your mobile, such as a smart Watch or headphones
  2. Backup any data and images to the cloud or a personal computer
  3. Sign out of any accounts that may be linked to your device . Sign out of iCloud or Sign out of Samsung account
  4. Erase all of your data - Don't worry if you forget to do this as we'll wipe your device on arrival
  5. Remove any SIM cards and accessories such as cases and screen protectors
  6. Give your phone a good clean to make sure there's no dirt that could affect our conditional checks

Do you accept damaged phones?


Even if we look after our mobiles, sometimes these can get damaged or produce errors. If your phone develops a fault or sustains damage such as a cracked screen, broken buttons or heavily damaged casing, we can still offer you a competitive price for your device. Many damaged phones can end up at the back of a cupboard or stored away out of sight. If you want to make a little extra cash, then consider a clear out and you might be surprised how much money you could get.

When selling your old smartphone make sure you check its condition matches the description on our website. We do strive to buy most phones and conditions, but there are a number of faults or issues that may stop us being able provide a value.

Find out more about selling your damaged phone.


How much money can I get for my mobile phone?


When you sell your phone with The Tech Octopus the value we offer will be based on a number of different factors: The model of the phone, the storage capacity, the network, and its condition. You'll earn more cash for a new Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G than an older iPhone such as the iPhone XS Max for example.

We offer different levels of condition to choose from. A 'Pristine' device is like new with no signs of use whatsoever, whereas a 'Faulty' device will have serious damage or problems with the hardware or software.

Make sure you read our condition descriptions carefully to ensure you sell to us correctly. If we receive a device in a different condition that was stated, we may offer you a reduced value. To see how much you could earn for your old phone choose one of the following categories to get started:


When will I get paid when selling my phone?


Once we've received your phone, our technicians will diagnose and run a health check to ensure everything works correctly and that your device meets the model and condition description it was sold as. If your smartphone passes all of these checks, we'll pay you immediately on the same day directly into your bank or PayPal account.

If we identify any problems or issues with the device or the model being sold, we'll flag this immediately with you. You'll need to take some action, so make sure you keep an eye out for our email and SMS updates. Rest assured, if you're not happy with a valuation or you want you device back, we'll return it for FREE!

Payments are processed on the same day that we test your device and most payments reach your account within a few hours. We ask that you allow up to 48 hours as some banks may take longer to process this payment. Want to learn more about our testing and grading process?