Can I Sell My Broken Phone?

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The simple answer is yes!

Don’t worry if your phone is broken, you can still sell broken cell phones on You are also not alone as lots of people break their phones. A recent survey of 2000 people by, the mobile phone phone repair company, showed that as many as 40% of people are walking around with a broken phone with as many as 21% of people using a phone with a cracked screen.

It very easy to sell a broken phone or tablet on SellCell. All our cell phone buyers buy broken phones and tablets. The reason they do this is because they will generally repair and refurbish phones before selling them on. So for instance if a phone comes in with a smashed screen this is not a problem because they will replace the screen and refurbish the device before re-selling it.

Obviously if your phone is broken or damaged you won’t get full value for it but depending on the model it can still be worth a lot of money. For every phone SellCell gives you the working and broken prices for each device so you can clearly see how much your broken phone is worth. This is what you need to do to sell broken phones:

Want to sell a broken phone? Here’s how:

  1. Search for your device by entering the make and model into the Search Box above or on the homepage

  2. Our price comparison engine compares prices from all the leading cell phone buyers to get you the most cash

  3. Under ‘Condition’ select ‘Broken’ – the prices will update to show the best trade in prices for a broken device

  4. Choose the best deal and click ‘Sell Now’. Follow the instructions to send your device to your chosen buyer. Then all you need to do is sit back and wait to get paid!


How do i know if my phone is classed as ‘Working’ or ‘Broken’?

Good question. SellCell is a price comparison site that compares prices from lots of different cell phone buyers. Some have slight differences in their criteria for the classification between ‘Working’ and ‘Broken’ but generally speaking here is a summary of how they break down:

Working Phone
100% fully functional
No cracks on screen or body
No water damage
Normal wear & tear is fine but no major cosmetic damage

Not 100% fully functional
Cracks on screen or body
Missing parts
Severe cosmetic damage

Sometimes it can be difficult to decide which category it falls under. If in doubt we would advise selling it as ‘Working’ as the buyer will contact you if there is a problem, that way you can always be assured of getting the maximum value. When the buyer receives your device they will test and assess it and if the condition is different to what you stated then they will contact you and may give you a revised offer based on the condition.

How much can i get for a broken phone?

It depends on the level of damage. If your phone is damaged you are never going to get full value but you could generally get up to a maximum of 80%. This is for minor damage, if the damage is really severe you will likely get a lot less. Once the buyer has assessed the device they might contact you to give you a revised offer if the level of damage is worse than the condition stated.

Using SellCell we compare prices from all the buyers in the market to get you the best deal when selling a broken phone. At SellCell we have made it easy for you to sell broken phones for cash at the best possible price. So if you want to sell a broken phone SellCell can help you get the guaranteed most cash. Go to and sell your broken phone today!