Consumer NZ launches new phone repairability rating

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Tue, 11 May 2021, 12:00PM

Consumer NZ launches new phone repairability rating

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Tue, 11 May 2021, 12:00PM

When you're buying a new phone, how much attention do you pay to how easy it'll be to repair?

Consumer New Zealand's started up a repairability rating, which ranks what phones are easiest to fix when something goes wrong with it.

Consumer NZ's product test manager Paul Smith told Kate Hawkesby that the best phone they found was the latest generation of Samsung.

"Whereas the slightly older generation iPhones are the lowest scoring."

He says it's not difficult for manufacturers repairability, but some phones score better because they have the spare parts available or repair manuals. 

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