Preowned Huawei P10 Plus 128GB Black, EE A - £360 @ CeX
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Preowned Huawei P10 Plus 128GB Black, EE A - £360 @ CeX

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Found 17th Oct
Been looking for a good deal on a flagship spec phone for less than the £800 current crop. This is the best deal I can find currently and have just ordered one.

Notable points about this deal:
Grade A, so should be in excellent condition
24 month Warranty
Locked to EE, though less than a tenner to unlock

Now about the phone. There's scores of great reviews on it:
trustedreviews.com/rev…lus
expertreviews.co.uk/hua…tag
stuff.tv/hua…iew

It's also VERY well specced for the price. Stand out features for me
5.5 inch 1440x2560 pixels IPS Screen
Kirin 960 (fast fast fast) cpu
6GB Ram
128GB Storage (plus microsd)
12-megapixel - Front Camera
20-megapixel - Dual sensor rear cam
3750mAh Battery

It's also cheaper than any deal I can find on Ebay or from grey market sites.

61 Comments

Very impressed personally with Huawei phones, my wife has the P9 Plus, a little disappointed personally that this years flagship has ditched the OLED display, but that is personal preference,

That is a nice phone and a good price! I'm returning a 'good' condition phone to CeX at the moment as it didn't come in what I'd view as good condition - but if it really does show up in excellent condition that's a good deal.

Good find! Where would you get it unlocked for a tenner? Heat added

Has anybody got any personal views? I'd like them to be as specific about their personal views as possible, if they could please give some personal preferences too that would be great...personal

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Mr.V78610 m ago

Good find! Where would you get it unlocked for a tenner? Heat added


EE will do it for £8.99 from the link below. There's also various Ebay sellers who will do it for less.

community.ee.co.uk/t5/…746

I'd say this is very good, every Huawei phone I've used is super fast, think they've stepped up on the software too, still not the best though

praevalens12 m ago

Has anybody got any personal views? I'd like them to be as specific about …Has anybody got any personal views? I'd like them to be as specific about their personal views as possible, if they could please give some personal preferences too that would be great...personal



It's very good phone, i\'ve been using since sept, battery 2 days on quite heavy use, the screen is fine, the phone itself is very fast (6GBRAM + 128GB storage UFS 2.1), charging takes between 60-90mins (fast charging).
Interesting fact is that if you hold it in one hand and tap on the top of the phone, you will hear some rattling sound. It's anti shock absorber (or sensor) that prevents mobile from breaking it's internal parts if you drop it

Great price, personally if the 128GB 2016 Pixel XL was £399 on say Black Friday, with pure android,unlimited storage and Factory Fresh, I shoot for the Pixel.
Just personal preference though.
Edited by: "deany76" 17th Oct

Picked up a brand new one up on eBay for £450 and love it.

nw104hh54 m ago

It's very good phone, i\'ve been using since sept, battery 2 days on quite …It's very good phone, i\'ve been using since sept, battery 2 days on quite heavy use, the screen is fine, the phone itself is very fast (6GBRAM + 128GB storage UFS 2.1), charging takes between 60-90mins (fast charging).Interesting fact is that if you hold it in one hand and tap on the top of the phone, you will hear some rattling sound. It's anti shock absorber (or sensor) that prevents mobile from breaking it's internal parts if you drop it


Are you sure it's not rattling from the cameras, a lot of phones rattle if you repeatedly tap the top.

praevalens1 h, 7 m ago

Has anybody got any personal views? I'd like them to be as specific about …Has anybody got any personal views? I'd like them to be as specific about their personal views as possible, if they could please give some personal preferences too that would be great...personal


About the phone? A good friend bought one brand new many months ago (from CPW) & while it's very good in many areas (have had a good play myself), he has been complaining about average battery life & over-heating some months later. He's not alone with these problems either. So, if you do get one, watch out for these 2 areas.

I've a P9 Plus myself & very happy with it in every way.

ScubaDudes2 m ago

Are you sure it's not rattling from the cameras, a lot of phones rattle if …Are you sure it's not rattling from the cameras, a lot of phones rattle if you repeatedly tap the top.



Positive, I've called Huawei service to confirm :-)

Crossbow16 m ago

About the phone? A good friend bought one brand new many months ago (from …About the phone? A good friend bought one brand new many months ago (from CPW) & while it's very good in many areas (have had a good play myself), he has been complaining about average battery life & over-heating some months later. He's not alone with these problems either. So, if you do get one, watch out for these 2 areas.I've a P9 Plus myself & very happy with it in every way.



I have to say, the one I have doesn't overheat, it's warm when running demanding tasks, but never hot. As for the battery, 2 days on pretty heavy use is darn good

I have this phone, very fast smooth phone during usage and stereo speakers are nice. Only problem is battery life, not the best, around 4 hours screen time on a good day

As this is locked to EE, even if you unlock, you will still be using EE firmware that is unlikely to get updated. If you go down the debranding route to get Huawei firmware, you'll probably invalidate your warranty with CeX.

My advice would be to pay a touch more and make sure you get a device using Huawei firmware at the point of sale.

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Masteryates41 m ago

As this is locked to EE, even if you unlock, you will still be using EE …As this is locked to EE, even if you unlock, you will still be using EE firmware that is unlikely to get updated. If you go down the debranding route to get Huawei firmware, you'll probably invalidate your warranty with CeX. My advice would be to pay a touch more and make sure you get a device using Huawei firmware at the point of sale.


Fair point, though it doesn't bother me I'd imagine it would for others

deany762 h, 18 m ago

Great price, personally if the 128GB 2016 Pixel XL was £399 on say Black …Great price, personally if the 128GB 2016 Pixel XL was £399 on say Black Friday, with pure android,unlimited storage and Factory Fresh, I shoot for the Pixel.Just personal preference though.


I've just picked up the 32gb for £399 (+ £10 quidco) from CPW, to replace my P9 (and I had the P8 before that).
Got to say that I think the P9 was quicker loading apps and also surfing, the FP is definitely better on P9. The reason why I didn't go P10 is I don't like the FP on the front.

Second hand?

Huawei p10 looks good from what you've said, but cex?!? I've heard people on here boasting how they've returned phones with problems that arnt evident and cex are slippery than a wet whale still.... It's cheap

JosephHarry34 m ago

Second hand?


Everything from CEX is second hand

nw104hh3 h, 5 m ago

Positive, I've called Huawei service to confirm :-)

Yeh they would tell you that lol

Just unlocking the phone invalidates the warranty according to CEX.
Wouldn't trust them to honour the warranty if you get it unlocked never mind removing the EE branding.

I picked up an S8 on ebay for £365 delivered last week - second hand, but condition in basically new.

This looks like a good phone, but I see CEX as no better than buying second hand on ebay, where there are some bargains if you're persistent and patient.

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killerboy3229 m ago

Just unlocking the phone invalidates the warranty according to …Just unlocking the phone invalidates the warranty according to CEX.Wouldn't trust them to honour the warranty if you get it unlocked never mind removing the EE branding.


Out of interest, how do you know that? I'd find it hard to see how they'd know you'd unlocked it but I guess it's possible. I suppose it's part of the risk you take. Still, I can't find this phone for anywhere near this price in this condition - unless you're happy to wait on ebay?

gordon_freemen11 m ago

Out of interest, how do you know that? I'd find it hard to see how they'd …Out of interest, how do you know that? I'd find it hard to see how they'd know you'd unlocked it but I guess it's possible. I suppose it's part of the risk you take. Still, I can't find this phone for anywhere near this price in this condition - unless you're happy to wait on ebay?


According to the website

Product Warranty
CeX offers a 24 month warranty* (on all items purchased on or after 14th Nov 2015) on all items except consumables. The CeX 24 month warranty* does not cover physical damage, water damage, or any damage caused by unlocking a mobile phone, and only covers software faults arising in the course of normal use.

Although unlocking the phone is unlikely to cause a fault they will use it as a way out of honouring the warranty.
They did this with me when my phone developed a fault where it would press random buttons on the touch screen.

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killerboy326 m ago

According to the websiteProduct WarrantyCeX offers a 24 month warranty* …According to the websiteProduct WarrantyCeX offers a 24 month warranty* (on all items purchased on or after 14th Nov 2015) on all items except consumables. The CeX 24 month warranty* does not cover physical damage, water damage, or any damage caused by unlocking a mobile phone, and only covers software faults arising in the course of normal use.Although unlocking the phone is unlikely to cause a fault they will use it as a way out of honouring the warranty.They did this with me when my phone developed a fault where it would press random buttons on the touch screen.


I get that, but how did they know you'd unlocked it?
(I'm just curious btw in case it happens to me!)
Edited by: "gordon_freemen" 17th Oct

gordon_freemen6 m ago

I get that, but how did they know you'd unlocked it?


It's very easy to check as long as the phone can still turn on like mine did.
They just try a different sim, you could get lucky of course I don't think they check half of the time. And of course if you're phone does develops a fault I wouldn't mention that you have had it unlocked!
Edited by: "killerboy32" 17th Oct

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killerboy3213 m ago

It's very easy to check as long as the phone can still turn on like mine …It's very easy to check as long as the phone can still turn on like mine did. They just try a different sim, you could get lucky of course I don't think they check half of the time. And of course if you're phone does develops a fault I wouldn't mention that you have had it unlocked!


Cheers I won't! Also, I hate to sound disrespectful to them, but the young assistants in my local cex certainly don't seem like they'd notice!
Edited by: "gordon_freemen" 17th Oct

I've got the P9 Lite as a secondary phone and it's a lot better than I was expecting it to be. I've had a fair few Androids over the years and since the Samsung Note 4, I've not had much interest in Android phones. What I'd do to have a new Note 4 running the latest Android and Touchwiz! And what I'd do to bring the days of replaceable batteries back too

gordon_freemen2 h, 1 m ago

Cheers I won't! Also, I hate to sound disrespectful to them, but the young …Cheers I won't! Also, I hate to sound disrespectful to them, but the young assistants in my local cex certainly don't seem like they'd notice!


The people who do the testing aren't the same people that work on the tills generally.
It's a lot easier to find staff to work the tills than to find people that understand tech well enough to test it.
There are many clueless people working at CeX judging by my online purchases.
People who can't tell the difference between Server and laptop RAM for example.

I_Am_Timms4 h, 49 m ago

Everything from CEX is second hand


In theory yes but in practice I've ordered RAM, SSDs and USB sticks online at very low prices and received brand new stock in sealed retail packaging.

Waiting for Mate 10 With Kirin 970 in side. Earlier Kirin CPUs have been very poor in comparison to Snapdragon. Once Mate 10 is available , all old Huawei phone s will go down in price if not already.

Masteryates9 h, 18 m ago

As this is locked to EE, even if you unlock, you will still be using EE …As this is locked to EE, even if you unlock, you will still be using EE firmware that is unlikely to get updated. If you go down the debranding route to get Huawei firmware, you'll probably invalidate your warranty with CeX. My advice would be to pay a touch more and make sure you get a device using Huawei firmware at the point of sale.

EE don't make firmware. They just add few apps and lock phone to their network.

leelukehope3 h, 43 m ago

I've got the P9 Lite as a secondary phone and it's a lot better than I was …I've got the P9 Lite as a secondary phone and it's a lot better than I was expecting it to be. I've had a fair few Androids over the years and since the Samsung Note 4, I've not had much interest in Android phones. What I'd do to have a new Note 4 running the latest Android and Touchwiz! And what I'd do to bring the days of replaceable batteries back too

Get Note 8 instead of getting vintage phones . S9 and Mate 10 will be here soon.

gordon_freemen6 h, 7 m ago

Cheers I won't! Also, I hate to sound disrespectful to them, but the young …Cheers I won't! Also, I hate to sound disrespectful to them, but the young assistants in my local cex certainly don't seem like they'd notice!

I have had problems in the past returning stuff back to their Tottenham Court Road Shop . They buy untested broken stuff , then when you go to return , say I need to leave item without refund for computer or phone specialist to test item who is not available . Then several trips and waste of several precious hours over several days , they finally find item broken and refund . But I lose time and patience standing in queue and explaining to them why item is broken even though it powers on .
Edited by: "sam_of_london" 18th Oct

killerboy3212 h, 17 m ago

It's very easy to check as long as the phone can still turn on like mine …It's very easy to check as long as the phone can still turn on like mine did. They just try a different sim, you could get lucky of course I don't think they check half of the time. And of course if you're phone does develops a fault I wouldn't mention that you have had it unlocked!



Yes I've had it the other way around with CeX. Bought my Tab S2 unlocked and a day before my holiday, popped in a 3 sim only to find it was infact locked. They gave me back the difference between the locked and the unlocked.

sam_of_london7 h, 34 m ago

EE don't make firmware. They just add few apps and lock phone to their …EE don't make firmware. They just add few apps and lock phone to their network.



EE don't make the firmware, but the firmware is different as it has a vendor code of c440. This means you can only get firmware with c440. The unbranded vendor code is something else which gets lots of updates. The EE firmware gets next to none.

Some on XDA know how to unbrand to allow updates on other vendor codes. Of course, you run the risk of bricking your phone and your CeX warranty is a distant dream at this point.

sam_of_london8 h, 41 m ago

EE don't make firmware. They just add few apps and lock phone to their …EE don't make firmware. They just add few apps and lock phone to their network.


They don't make the firmware but they do control when it gets released. Android 7 was available on my phone from around may time but they still haven't released it. The only way I got Android 7 was to fiddle with proxies and using firmware finder that allowed my phone to bypass EE. After a quick Google about the issue it seems that EE are the worst for this.

Brand new is down to £500 on Argos' ebay store - significantly pricier, but does have a better warranty.

The issue with updates applies to phones bought branded as EE, even if subsequently unlocked with an unlock code?

Agharta14 h, 6 m ago

In theory yes but in practice I've ordered RAM, SSDs and USB sticks online …In theory yes but in practice I've ordered RAM, SSDs and USB sticks online at very low prices and received brand new stock in sealed retail packaging.


It'll still be traded in by somebody, probably stolen off the back of a lorry tbh
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