Huawei P10, Grade A, EE £250 silver, from CeX
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Huawei P10, Grade A, EE £250 silver, from CeX

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Edited by:"andisitadeal"Found 18th Oct
Does this seem a good deal? £250 is less than a good condition one goes for on ebay, and £150 less than buying new (unlocked). Under £10 to unlock with EE. Launched in April, so won't be particularly old. Tempting price for a current flagship with 2yr guarantee, assuming CeX actually do deliver a mint condition phone.


I was prompted to look by this @gordon_freemen deal for the P10 plus for £360 (hotukdeals.com/dea…790?page=2#thread-comments).

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Is the manufacturers warrany transferable to new owner

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I'd be interested to know the answer to that myself! CeX's warranty isn't bad, but Huawei offer a 3yr one on this model

Oooh tempted. Easily unlocked?
Not sure about cex though heard too many people say they've bought phones which have later been reported stolen by the person that sold it to cex and cex won't do anything

little_green57 m ago

Oooh tempted. Easily unlocked?Not sure about cex though heard too many …Oooh tempted. Easily unlocked?Not sure about cex though heard too many people say they've bought phones which have later been reported stolen by the person that sold it to cex and cex won't do anything

True. they will also probly get a voucher and sell the voucher on lokal for more money.
Its put me off too

Thanks OP, Purchased. Apparently comes with a 24 month Cex Warranty so should be fine. 1 left at time of posting!

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little_green1 h, 13 m ago

Oooh tempted. Easily unlocked?Not sure about cex though heard too many …Oooh tempted. Easily unlocked?Not sure about cex though heard too many people say they've bought phones which have later been reported stolen by the person that sold it to cex and cex won't do anything



EE say they can unlock most items (giving you a code) for £8.99 ee.co.uk/hel…ice You might save a few more quid if you can find a code on ebay. The phone will keep some EE branding on the firmware, I'd guess.

If you buy on a credit card, you should be protected even if the phone is blocked and cex refuse to act (though it would be a PITA). Unlikely, though, I'd hope - and you'll be in a better position than with say a private sale off ebay.

I went for it in the end - I don't think I'd get a current flagship new without paying a big chunk extra, and a good condition P9 wouldn't run me that much less. I'm also cautious about cex because the last phone I had from them was grade B, and not in good condition. They were helpful with the return, though, so if this isn't mint (as a grade A phone should be, according to their site) at least it shouldn't be too much hassle to send back. Fingers crossed, though!
Edited by: "andisitadeal" 18th Oct

Damn, OOS

andisitadeal3 h, 39 m ago

I'd be interested to know the answer to that myself! CeX's warranty isn't …I'd be interested to know the answer to that myself! CeX's warranty isn't bad, but Huawei offer a 3yr one on this model


Extra year (3rd) applies if registered within 30 days.

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Bully2 m ago

Extra year (3rd) applies if registered within 30 days.



Good point - so probably wouldn't be any longer than CeX, anyway

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kharma4521 m ago

Damn, OOS



Out of stock online, unless you/a friend can buy from any of the stores that have it in stock...

They have got grade B for £15 less uk.webuy.com/pro…VEB My experience of buying grade B from cex wasn't good - but depends if you feel lucky, I guess

Shame it's not waterproof. Otherwise I would have bought one

little_green4 h, 7 m ago

Oooh tempted. Easily unlocked?Not sure about cex though heard too many …Oooh tempted. Easily unlocked?Not sure about cex though heard too many people say they've bought phones which have later been reported stolen by the person that sold it to cex and cex won't do anything

This happened to me. I got a full refund but by that time id already bought a case/accessories. Got a pitiful offer of a £5 voucher compensation.

deany765 h, 47 m ago

Is the manufacturers warrany transferable to new owner


I've been through LG customer service before for repairs and they wanted to see receipts to confirm purchase. So on this, I guess not

pannan15 m ago

I've been through LG customer service before for repairs and they wanted …I've been through LG customer service before for repairs and they wanted to see receipts to confirm purchase. So on this, I guess not



Thanks for the reply
That would be a 'deal breaker' for me.

What's CEX grading like in terms of quality? Even smartfonestore's grade C are really good condition.

Good deal. Been really happy the P9 I bought a few months ago. The P9 is very fast and has great battery life and I'm sure this will be even better.

However, do consider that this phone will be on EE firmware which means slower software updates. For example, EE only just released the latest Nougat-based software (EMUI 5) for the P9, which was released by Huawei for unbranded phones back in January. It's possible to "de-brand" the phone to get the updates quicker (as I have done on my P9) but it does invalidate the warranty.

nmd8717 m ago

Good deal. Been really happy the P9 I bought a few months ago. The P9 is …Good deal. Been really happy the P9 I bought a few months ago. The P9 is very fast and has great battery life and I'm sure this will be even better.However, do consider that this phone will be on EE firmware which means slower software updates. For example, EE only just released the latest Nougat-based software (EMUI 5) for the P9, which was released by Huawei for unbranded phones back in January. It's possible to "de-brand" the phone to get the updates quicker (as I have done on my P9) but it does invalidate the warranty.


I also have a p9 which is unlocked but originally from o2 (thothere is no o2 branding or bloatware) anyways my p9 still does not have nougat which sucks BC I love the phone!!

little_green1 h, 33 m ago

I also have a p9 which is unlocked but originally from o2 (thothere is no …I also have a p9 which is unlocked but originally from o2 (thothere is no o2 branding or bloatware) anyways my p9 still does not have nougat which sucks BC I love the phone!!


Having said that, I also have the P9 on EE and received the android 7 update. My wife has the Vodaphone P9 and hers updated a long time ago. It just depends on network providers really. EE ain't too bad with updates.

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Worth mentioning that someone else had problems getting an EE one unlocked - hotukdeals.com/com…834 Would just be a matter of waiting some months (no big deal to me as I'm on plus.net) but linking in case it's important for others. There may well be unofficial ways to unlock, too.

I'm hoping EE aren't too terrible with updates (and, if not, there are things like Firmware Finder - though no idea what impact that will have on warranty). Cex do have unlocked B for £20 more or unlocked A for £300, though I guess that might come with branded firmware anyway? at that price, I'd be thinking of just buying new for £400 from Argos e-bay...though might be worth gambling on an unlocked B phone and returning if condition's not good.

EE grade A is in stock online at £285 now uk.webuy.com/pro…VEA Could still be a good deal compared to prices for a used one on ebay, though at that price I don't know if I'd pay the extra to buy new.

nmd872 h, 37 m ago

Good deal. Been really happy the P9 I bought a few months ago. The P9 is …Good deal. Been really happy the P9 I bought a few months ago. The P9 is very fast and has great battery life and I'm sure this will be even better.However, do consider that this phone will be on EE firmware which means slower software updates. For example, EE only just released the latest Nougat-based software (EMUI 5) for the P9, which was released by Huawei for unbranded phones back in January. It's possible to "de-brand" the phone to get the updates quicker (as I have done on my P9) but it does invalidate the warranty.



Totally agree nmd87. Maybe better to pay a few £ more for the unbranded version from day 1.
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