5 Best Refurbished iPhones Worth Buying - OzMobiles

The perfect time to buy a refurbished iPhone is now.

Whether you’re thinking about switching to an Apple iPhone or you’ve never owned anything else, OzMobiles sells refurbished iPhones, both old and new, at up to 40% less than the recommended retail price. That means savings of hundreds of dollars.

In September 2022, Apple released its two latest models: the iPhone 14 and the iPhone 14 Pro. While these two models featured differences in performance, battery life and design, they also represented a break from tradition in one significant way: screen size. If you wanted a 6.7-inch screen on one of the previous models of iPhone, your only choice was the premium Pro Max. Now, the 14 and the 14 Pro are available in 6.1-inch or 6.7-inch screens.

Yet, while Apple continues to innovate regarding technology and design, that doesn’t mean you always need to buy the latest model. Older iPhones don’t lose their good qualities just because newer ones come out, and the company continues to support even models that are several years old with security and iOS updates.  

Buying second hand iPhones can sound like a risky idea, but it doesn’t have to be. It’s true that buying from a stranger online who isn’t covered by consumer law can be dicey, but there’s a way to shop for used iPhones with an expectation of quality and even a warranty if things go wrong. Refurbished iPhones are the answer.


What Are Refurbished iPhones?

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Refurbished iPhones give you the best of both worlds: the price of used iPhones for the quality and security of store-bought ones.

A refurbished device is a second-hand smartphone, laptop, tablet etc., that has been put through a thorough testing procedure to ensure everything works as it should. Refurbished device providers are professionals who have ensured the phone you’re buying isn’t stolen and that none of the previous owner’s data remains. If they’re doing their job right, they’ll also include a warranty with your purchase.

Refurbished phones come in various conditions ranging from good as new to noticeably more worn, and are often graded according to the state they’re in. Apart from maybe a few chips or scuffs, many are practically identical to new phones you’d find at the store. In fact, some phones – known as “ex-demo” phones – have only been taken out of their boxes to be displayed in retail outlets.

Refurbished iPhones are no less fast, powerful, intuitive or easy to use than store-bought ones. Buying refurbished has other benefits as well. It’s cheaper, with savings of up to 40% and hundreds more dollars remaining in your bank account.

Refurbished phones are also better for the environment. E-waste (electronic waste) is the fastest-growing form of refuse currently clogging the world’s landfills and releasing harmful substances into the air and soil. Refurbished phones are 11 times more sustainable than new phones and one of the most effective ways to support a “circular economy” by giving new life to old devices.

Finally, there’s the variety. If you shop at a retail store, you’ll only have the options available at the retail store. Check out refurbished second hand iPhones online, and just about every phone Apple has ever released becomes an option for you. The hardest decision then becomes which one to choose from.


5 Best Used iPhones Worth Buying

OzMobiles has refurbished iPhones, both old and new, including some models that have only just come out recently! If you’re wondering where to get started with the vast selection of second hand iPhones out there, here are some of our finest models to give you some ideas.

iPhone 14 Pro Max - $1779 (save $120)

The iPhone 14 Pro Max is something special. In fact, some reviewers have called it “the best phone that money can buy”, with a quality that more than matches its high price. Of course, the high price is less of an issue when you buy this phone – which only launched in September 2022 – as a refurbished ex-demo. You can experience the stand-out new features of this flagship: the new 48 MP camera, the useful Dynamic Island hub, the powerful A16 Bionic chip and the 1.5 extra hours of battery life per day than the iPhone 13 Pro.

iPhone 13 Pro Max - $1339 (save $510)

Released a relatively short time ago in 2021, the iPhone 13 Pro Max is still a nearly flawless phone. It comes with a 6.7-inch screen and a bright, easy-to-see display. The 3x optical / 15x digital zoom–equipped camera captures sharper colours in enhanced clarity and detail and includes cinematic video mode. The battery life is excellent, and the A15 Bionic chip powers the phone like a dream. Save up to $510 (while stocks last) on our iPhone 13 Pro Max selection. 

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iPhone 12 Pro Max - $959 (save $890)

If you like your phones on the larger side – say, for better photos or multimedia viewing – you’ll love the iPhone 12 Pro Max. With a 6.7-inch Super Retina XDR Display, this phone was Apple’s largest when it was released in 2020 and remained one of its best. With a long battery life and a camera that packs powerful tools like Apple ProRAW, this is the perfect iPhone for those who want a solid all-rounder and don’t mind being a few years old. 

iPhone 11 Pro Max - $639 (save $1,110)

Like most flagship iPhones, the iPhone 11 Pro Max broke new ground when it was released in 2019. It remains a well above-average phone, with a 6.5-inch Super-Retina XDR display, an A13 Bionic chip that boosts performance and battery power, and a pro-quality triple camera system with an Ultra-Wide lens. While stocks last, you can save more than a grand when you get your hands on an 11 Pro Max. A phone of this quality at such an affordable price is rare.

iPhone X - $419 (save $480)

2017’s iPhone X was the first iPhone to use Face ID recognition to replace the fingerprint system of previous models. Now discontinued by Apple, the only way to own an iPhone X is to buy it refurbished. And with major savings to be had, it’s worthwhile to do so. Features of the iPhone X include a Super Retina HD display and a 6.1-inch OLED screen, a camera system with both a rear and front-facing camera for both impressive selfies and detailed wide-angle landscape shots, and wireless charging. This phone sold at a high price when it first hit the stores. Now you can enjoy its benefits while saving hundreds of dollars by buying a refurbished version.   


Where to Buy Used iPhones

If you’re looking for used iPhones in mint condition, look no further.

OzMobiles have refurbished iPhones for everyone, covered by warranties at prices that are hard to beat. We provide the right iPhone for you, delivered fast and in excellent condition with free shipping.

An Australian-owned and operated company, we ensure our devices meet high Australian standards. We put every device we sell through a 72-point checking process at our Melbourne headquarters to guarantee that it’s fully functional. This includes a battery life of at least 80%.

Every device is sold with a 12-month warranty and a 30-day money-back guarantee. Providing quality smartphones at prices Australians can afford is one of our highest priorities. If you find a better deal elsewhere, we’ll beat that price by $10 (terms and conditions apply). And if you can’t afford the total cost of your new mobile phone upfront, we offer payment plans through providers like ZipPay, AfterPay and PayPal Pay in 4.

If you want more information or need help finding the right refurbished iPhone, get in touch with OzMobiles

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