Everything You Need To Know About Refurbished iPhone 12 Minis - OzMobiles

Lovers of small smartphones, you’re in luck. At just 5.4 inches, the iPhone 12 Mini may be compact, but it doesn’t cut corners on power. With 5G speed and the strength of the A14 Bionic chip, this device lets you do a lot using just one hand, including super-fast streaming and detailed shots in all lighting conditions. Glowing reviews have called the iPhone 12 Mini the best small phone out there and an example of how small-size, inexpensive flagship phones should be done.

If you want to buy an iPhone, the choice is yours. There are many models to choose from, especially if you want to get your hands on a second-hand iPhone. A surefire way to avoid any issues with the quality of the product, the warranty or the seller’s ethics is to buy a refurbished iPhone 12 Mini.

A refurbished iPhone is a used iPhone, but buying one is a lot more secure than taking your chances on a private seller or online marketplace that you don’t know if you can trust. Refurbished devices are second-hand devices that have been tested for quality and checked for faults, restored and repaired if necessary, and re-sold under warranty. The previous owner’s data is wiped, and it’s often hard to tell the difference between a refurbished phone and a brand-new model, apart from maybe a few dents or scuffs here and there on the refurbished one.

Refurbished smartphones are not only hundreds of dollars cheaper than new store-bought models, but they’re also better for the environment. Buying one means one less phone that needs to be made in a factory and also stops another perfectly good second-hand iPhone from ending up in a landfill, adding to the global problem of e-waste.

If a refurbished iPhone 12 Mini (or any other refurbished iPhone) takes your fancy, OzMobiles has you covered.


What is the iPhone 12 Mini?

White iPhone 12 mini being held up

It’s in the name: the iPhone 12 Mini is essentially a smaller version of the iPhone 12. Bucking the big phone trend when Apple released it in 2020, it delivered a smartphone on the smaller side that met the needs of one-handed phone users everywhere. It has the same A14 Bionic processor as its full-sized counterpart, runs the same iOS software and has the same high-quality camera set-up, as well as other benefits. All that, and it’s very easy to fit into one small pocket and take anywhere.


So, what do you get out of buying a refurbished iPhone 12 Mini? Features include the A14 Bionic, which at the time was the fastest chip in a smartphone and still performs like a superstar. Every camera comes with Night Mode, which allows you to capture the moment in breathtaking detail long after the sun has set. The Wide camera captures 27 per cent more light, while the Ultra-Wide lets you see the bigger picture even in the dimmest of lighting conditions.

If you want to take videos, the iPhone 12 Mini lets you capture all the action in a sweeping cinematic fashion. Record, edit and watch Dolby Vision video in 10-bit HDR and stream it to your TV set using Apple AirPlay.


With an OLED display that covers the entire screen, the iPhone 12 Mini has a high resolution, striking colours and exceptional contrast – all the better for snapping photos you’ll want to treasure and share. The screen is protected by a tough ceramic shield: ceramic-crystal-infused glass that looks just like regular glass. It’s tough to crack, even if you accidentally drop it.

The iPhone 12 Mini is future-ready with 5G connectivity for high speed and low latency. Fast downloads, fast streaming, fast games – if you hate waiting around, you’ll love it.

Secure, easy to use and high-performance: there are benefits to buying a new or used iPhone of any kind, not just the iPhone 12 Mini. With this unique unit, though, you have the added perk of it not taking up a lot of space as you carry it around throughout your day.


While the iPhone 12 Mini is notable for maintaining the same level of quality as other iPhone 12 models, a shorter battery life is an inevitable trade-off. There’s also only 64 GB of storage, and the box it comes in doesn’t include a charger or headphones.


Benefits of Buying a Used iPhone 12 Mini

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If the iPhone 12 Mini sounds like a dream to you, you’re in the right place to score one. Buying a second-hand iPhone 12 Mini through the OzMobiles website is a lot easier than heading to the closest mall and dropping into different shops until you find what you’re after. The benefits of buying a refurbished iPhone 12 Mini or another used iPhone through OzMobiles include

Saving a lot of money

We all want to save cash. And when you buy refurbished, you can save big. There’s no getting around it: the appeal of keeping more money in your purse, wallet or bank account is the main thing that draws a lot of people to buying refurbished.

Saving the planet

Buying refurbished is a form of recycling. In a small way, it helps to reduce your own personal carbon footprint and prevents some of the waste involved in manufacturing new smartphones and throwing out existing ones. As many mobile phones every year end up in landfill and add to the global problem of increasing e-waste, refurbished smartphones provide a more sustainable alternative.

You get a warranty

Every trustworthy seller of refurbished devices will give you a warranty with your purchase. If something goes wrong or you don’t get what you paid for, you’re covered. OzMobiles has a 12-month warranty plus a 30-day money-back guarantee with every device.

You still get a great deal

There’s a ton of variety here on the OzMobiles website. You can find a truly broad range of iPhones on this site for several hundreds of dollars less than you’ll find new in the stores.


Where to Buy Second-Hand iPhones

When you buy a refurbished iPhone through OzMobiles, we’ll provide you with a top-notch deal without having to buy brand new. We’ll get your phone to you quickly and cheaply and make sure it’s exactly what you’re looking for.

An Australian-owned business, we test all of our devices at our Melbourne headquarters using our 72-point checking process. Before we put a refurbished phone up for sale, we guarantee it meets Australian standards, including a battery life of at least 80%.

We offer free and fast shipping. Order before 12:30 pm on a weekday, and we’ll ship your order out on the same day. On top of that, you get free express post which only takes 1-2 days to deliver.

If you’ve found the perfect phone but don’t quite have enough in your bank balance to pay for it all in one go, we let you do it over time. We have third-party providers like ZipPay, AfterPay and PayPal Pay in 4 to make it easier, and if you find a better deal online, we’ll beat that price by $10 (terms and conditions apply).

For more info and to get your hands on your own refurbished iPhone 12 Mini, contact OzMobiles

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