Benefits of Buying a Refurbished iPhone XR - OzMobiles

When it was first released in 2018, the iPhone XR broke new ground for the iPhone while still being one of Apple’s more affordable options. Over the years, the XR has remained a strong choice for a smartphone, with the same sleek buttonless design as the latest models but a price that keeps getting more reasonable. Even though Apple has discontinued it, the XR still has many features that make it stand out from the pack, like long battery life, high-speed performance and a colourful LCD. If you want to buy refurbished phones online, a refurbished iPhone XR is an excellent choice. Especially if you can get your hands on it while it’s on sale for hundreds of dollars less than the regular price!

At OzMobiles, we value providing you with quality, freedom of choice and the best prices possible. We can offer you a refurbished iPhone XR, fully functional, for hundreds of dollars less than the recommended retail price. If you’re still unsure about what a refurbished phone is or need more info about the iPhone XR and its advantages, this article will help. Read on to find out why you should purchase an iPhone XR refurbished.


What is a Refurbished Phone?

Apple is a brand that continues to push what its phones are capable of to new heights. Unfortunately, new iPhones have high price tags to match their quality. Refurbished iPhones offer a way to get around this problem which means you still get a phone you’re happy with. A refurbished phone is a second-hand phone, but it’s one that a professional company has restored to full working order.  

When you buy a refurbished phone from a legitimate retailer like OzMobiles, you know they’ve checked it to ensure everything from the microphone to the camera to every other element still works. They’ve run background checks to make sure the phone isn’t lost or stolen and erased all of the previous owner’s data. Refurbished phones are usually sold in grades depending on their condition, ranging from good as new (or pretty close to it) to a little more scuffed or weathered. Some refurbished phones, known as “ex-demo” phones, have only been taken out of their boxes to be displayed in retail stores.

There are many pluses to choosing to buy refurbished phones online, as you’ll find out shortly. And choosing a refurbished iPhone XR is an excellent way to make an already affordable phone even better value.


iPhone XR Features

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So why is the iPhone XR such a great phone, and what features make buying a refurbished iPhone XR worthwhile? Here are some of the major ones.

A long battery life

For anyone searching for a new smartphone, it’s impossible to overstate the importance of great battery life. The last thing you want when you’re on the go is to suddenly run out of power or have to find a spot to plug your phone in. The iPhone XR has an all-day battery life that lasts 90 minutes longer than its predecessor, the iPhone 8 Plus.

A stunning LCD screen

When it was first released, the iPhone XR had the most advanced-level LCD screen on the market. An iPhone XR refurbished still delivers some of the most vibrant and lifelike colours you’ll likely see, displayed on a stunning 6.1-inch screen with a Liquid Retina display.

An A12 Bionic Chip

Apple’s powerful A12 Bionic chip efficiently uses your phone’s battery while providing all the power for your gaming, streaming and editing activities. The world’s first 7-nanometre smartphone chip was the most advanced chip in the world at the time of release. A refurbished iPhone XR still provides that awesome experience.

A single-lens wide-angle camera

The iPhone XR’s 12-megapixel lens captures realistic photos even in low-light settings, and the camera set-up also comes with other useful features. Smart HDR highlights the details and shadows. A front-facing TrueDepth camera with Portrait mode and Portrait Lighting allows you to apply studio-quality lighting to selfies. If you love photography, a refurbished iPhone XR is just what you’re looking for.

An IP67 water and dust resistance rating

Minimising accidents and keeping your phone safe from water and dust is a given. However, the iPhone XR’s IP67 resistance rating means it can survive up to three feet in water for 30 minutes without getting damaged. But while it can cope with an accident, keeping your phone as safe as possible is still best.

A range of cool colours

The iPhone XR is available in so many vivid colours that you will surely find one you like. Pick from white, black, blue, red, yellow and coral.


Benefits of Buying a Refurbished iPhone XR

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Choosing to buy refurbished phones online works to your advantage in several ways, including:

It’s better for your bank balance

Refurbished phones wouldn’t be such a great bargain if they didn’t save you hundreds of dollars – sometimes up to a grand or more. If you’re on a tight budget or would rather just keep more cash, they’re the best route to ensure you still score a great-quality phone.

It’s better for the environment

When you buy a refurbished iPhone XR (or any other refurbished phone), it means one less phone that ends up in a landfill and one less that has to be produced in a factory. It may seem small, but it’s a step towards a more sustainable future. Not only do the minerals in new phones - like copper and cobalt - have to be mined, but billions of smartphones are thrown away each year to leak hazardous chemicals into the soil and water. E-waste (electronic waste) is the fastest-growing form of waste worldwide, and 10% comes from mobile phones.

It’s a better option for you

With a warranty included in your purchase, buying an iPhone XR refurbished is a more reliable bet than simply buying a used phone from a stranger on an online marketplace. Here at OzMobiles, we offer you a wider choice of smartphones than you’d be able to find in a retail shop, unlocked and ready to put your SIM card in.  


Where to Buy a Refurbished iPhone XR

The best place to buy refurbished phones online, including an iPhone XR refurbished, is right here on the OzMobiles website!

Check out our full refurbished iPhone XR collection to find the right phone for you!

An Australian-owned company, we test all of our phones at our Melbourne headquarters to certify they’re 100% fully functional (including a battery life of at least 80%). Our devices are sold with 12-month warranties and 30-day money-back guarantees.

We offer free and fast shipping and do what we can to keep costs down for you. Have you found a better deal elsewhere? We’ll beat that price by $10 (terms and conditions apply). If you’ve had your eye on a particular phone for a while but can’t afford to pay the full price right away, you can pay in instalments through third-party providers like ZipPay, AfterPay or PayPal Pay in 4.

For help finding the right refurbished iPhone XR or to ask us anything, get in touch!

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