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It probably comes as no surprise that if you want to buy an iPhone 12 online, some sellers are better than others. You might get lucky. A stranger on a swapping site or online marketplace may provide you with a high-quality phone for an incredibly good price. Then again, you may also lose your money and be stuck with a dud phone and no warranty. It can be a real gamble. So where is the best place to buy iPhones online if you’d rather be on the safe side?

The solution is to buy refurbished phones online, and there are many places you can do that.

Apple’s big flagship phone of 2020, the iPhone 12, now makes for a more affordable alternative to recent iPhone models – especially if you buy it refurbished. A generous-sized phone with an OLED display, an A14 chip and 5G support, it remains a terrific phone to buy today. But if you want to make sure you score a good deal (as you should!), where do you buy an iPhone 12 online?


Features of an iPhone 12

Bursting with benefits, when you buy an iPhone 12 online, it comes equipped with the following features:

A TrueDepth camera

iPhones are well-known for giving you the power to get the shot you want, and iPhone 12s are no exception. The 12MP camera has advanced bokeh and Depth Control plus portrait lighting with six studio lighting effects (you can add some shadows to the shot or make the background totally white or black). Night mode, time-lapse and cinematic video stabilisation allow you to get incredibly creative when shooting video.

Excellent screen resolution

A Super Retina XDR display with a 6.1-inch all-screen OLED lets you focus on the finer details with clarity.

Attractive and sturdy design

The iPhone 12’s design includes a flat-edge aesthetic and a ceramic shield display. ‘Ceramic shield’ consists of glass filled with nano-ceramic crystals, which means that not only does the phone look cool, but it’s also four times more durable when dropped than the iPhone 11.

A large screen with an impressive resolution

The iPhone 12 has a 6.1-inch Super Retina XDR OLED display with a 2532x1170 resolution. What that means in simple terms is a generous-sized screen with a crystal-clear picture.

Apple’s A14 Bionic Chip

Apple is constantly pushing the boundaries of what their Bionic chips are capable of. And at the time, the A14 Bionic was the most powerful they’d produced so far. Packing the first ever 5-nanometre processor, this chip still delivers a satisfyingly fast speed that makes graphics and videos flow smoothly.

Long battery life

The iPhone 12’s battery can last for the whole day or longer while you’re out of the house, although using 5G can use it up faster. Still, both the battery life and 5G connectivity itself remain strong points of the iPhone 12.

Compatible with the MagSafe ecosystem

Apple’s MagSafe is a system that makes wireless charging easy with aligned magnets. Its main accessory is a MagSafe charger, which gives you a faster charge of 15 watts instead of 7.5.

Nice colours

Sometimes it’s nice to appreciate the look of a shiny new phone as well as its functionality and features. The iPhone 12 is available in simple yet attractive colours: black, white, green, blue and red.


While it’s now discontinued, you can continue to enjoy the many benefits of this phone when you buy an iPhone 12 online. If you buy refurbished phones online, you get all the benefits of Apple phones minus the expense of buying a new one. So what is a refurbished phone, and why does “refurbished” make a difference when you buy iPhone 12s online?

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What is a refurbished phone?

While it’s had a previous owner, a refurbished phone is more than just a second-hand phone. Likewise, buying refurbished iPhones is a different process from buying used iPhones online. When you buy refurbished phones online, you’re buying through a company like OzMobiles which has checked and tested the phone, repaired it if necessary, and re-sold it with a warranty.

Refurbished phones have been checked to make sure they’re not lost or stolen, had all of the previous owner’s data erased and had every part from the microphone to the camera checked to ensure they’re still fully functional. While refurbished phones are usually sold in grades ranging from good as new to a little more weather-worn, most of them are in a decent state and offer value for money. Ex-demo phones, which have only been taken out of their boxes to be put on display in retail stores, are often in especially good condition. In fact, apart from a few minor chips or marks, you’re likely to find your refurbished phone is pretty close in quality to a brand-new one.


Benefits of Refurbished Phones 

Buying refurbished has a number of benefits for your bank balance, the environment and your own peace of mind and convenience. Here are some of the main reasons to consider the refurbished option when you buy an iPhone 12 online:

It’s more affordable

Probably the main reason to buy refurbished is the sheer amount of cash you save on high-quality phones. Why pay hundreds of extra dollars for the same level of quality when refurbished phones will provide you with everything you need for less?

It’s easy

Whether you’d prefer to buy Android phones or iPhones online, OzMobiles has everything you need right here on our website. No need to spend hours searching shopping malls or visiting one online marketplace after another. Just search for the phone you want, and you’re ready to go.

No lock-in contracts

Refurbished phones are unlocked, so you don’t have to serve out the rest of a contract with any particular provider. Just pop in your SIM card.

It’s better for the environment

Mobile phones are one of the biggest contributors to e-waste (electronic waste), the fastest-growing form of waste in the world. Discarded smartphones clog up the world’s landfills, leading to hazardous chemicals leaking into the ecosystem. Buy an iPhone 12 online through OzMobiles, and you save at least one phone from that fate- and help save the planet in a small way too!

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Buy an iPhone 12 Online at OzMobiles 

The best place to buy an iPhone 12 online is right here on the OzMobiles website. Check out our iPhone 12 series for yourself as well as the rest of our used iPhones online.

When you buy refurbished phones online through OzMobiles, you know you can trust the quality of your purchase. We test all of our devices at our Melbourne headquarters using our 72-point testing process to ensure they meet high Australian standards. This includes battery life, which we make sure is at least 80%. All of our devices are fully functional and sold with 12-month warranties and 30-day money-back guarantees.

If you find a better price on the same device, we’ll beat it by $10 (terms and conditions apply). And if you can’t afford to pay the full price right away, we let you pay in instalments through our third-party providers.

Need any help or just have a few more questions before you buy an iPhone 12 online? Get in touch with the OzMobiles team! 

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