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Cosmetically good but had to have a replacement battery
on 30 November 2014
The phone arrived in the time stated and was a very reasonable price.
It was advertised as "new" and came in Apple packaging. The phone seemed to have some photos on it from a previous owner and was set up with apps etc for the Chinese market. However, we quickly sorted this out. The phone seemed to be in perfect condition. If it wasn't new, it was in new a-1 mint condition.
The battery life was terrible. We googled various fixes, applied them all and the battery life was still terrible. I mean that the rated expected life was over a day on standby. In reality the phone as supplied could manage a few hours and then randomly dived down to empty.
I contacted the suppliers and was going to do a return. But then I thought, any other low cost iphone will have the same potential problem. And I can fix this particular problem. So I got a replacement battery of higher capacity and fitted it. This cost me about 12 GBPS. After doing this, the iphone had perfectly acceptable battery life, not *super* but as expected.
I am now pretty happy about the outcome
It would have been nice if it had just worked in the first place but I guess you get what you pay for