In 2019, a new standard of wireless Internet was born. Boasting a faster speed, a higher level of reliability and lower latency, 5G’s capabilities stretch beyond just faster Internet on laptops and mobile devices. 5G had the power to support industries like rural telemedicine, as well as innovations like smart farms and cities and unrestrained augmented/virtual reality.
These days, people most commonly search the internet on mobile devices, so it’s no surprise that 5G is now a must-have feature when it comes to smartphone shopping. Thanks to the popularity of refurbished phones, buying a second-hand smartphone is now easier and more affordable than ever before. Plus, many refurbished smartphones are recent enough to come with 5G capability included.
It’s easy to find a second-hand 5G phone that’s budget-friendly and provides you with value for money. In fact, the hardest part is often choosing from the many refurbished 5G Android phones and iPhones out there. Luckily, you can strike a balance between affordability and having the features you want, including the power of 5G.
What Are Refurbished Phones?
A refurbished smartphone is a second-hand device. But unlike a regular used phone that you’d buy from a private seller, it’s a device that has been checked and tested in detail before being restored to full working order. When a manufacturer or third-party seller puts a used smartphone through the refurbishment process, they’ve tested every part of it, from the microphone to the battery to the touchscreen, to make sure it still works; then they repair any part that doesn’t. This includes performing a factory reset to wipe the previous owner’s data and running background checks.
Refurbished phones are fully functional and sold with warranties, but they’re not all one-of-a-kind. Available in various conditions, they’re sold in grades to correspond with the amount of wear and tear they’ve sustained. Some refurbished smartphones, like “ex-demo” phones, which have only been taken out of their packages to be displayed in retail stores, are in a condition that’s close to new. Others are a little more worn-out but available at a discount to make up for it.
As smartphone manufacturers release new models on a yearly basis, an increased number of recent phones end up on the refurbished market. Both refurbished 5G Android phones and Apple models are easy to find online. Whether you’re looking for affordable second-hand Samsung 5G phones or iPhones that only hit the stores a year or two ago, buying refurbished delivers quality and affordability.
What is 5G Connectivity?
As the name suggests, 5G is the fifth generation of global wireless technology for mobile services and the Internet. Rather than a physical product, its presence is made up of radio waves. It has no owner, but several companies collaborated to bring this new industry standard for the Internet to life. As nebulous as 5G may sound, it has very tangible benefits, including increased multi-Gbps peak data speeds, better network capacity, extremely low latency and a more even-keeled experience for users across the board.
Based on IMT-2020 requirements, 5G is designed to deliver peak data rates of up to 20 Gbps. It also provides more network capacity by moving into other spectrums like mmWave. Despite only being the next step up from 4G in practical terms, 5G is up to 100 times faster. Both refurbished 5G Android phones and iPhones maintain the high standard of quality and speed that’s a feature of 5G Internet.
Whether you’re after a discounted second-hand 5G iPhone or an affordable second-hand Samsung 5G, there are many different refurbished phones on the market for you to choose from.
Refurbished Phones with 5G Connectivity
If you need some suggestions for refurbished 5G Android phones and iPhones, here are some of the best-refurbished smartphones you can currently get your hands on.
Samsung Galaxy S23
The Samsung Galaxy S23 is a small but stunning flagship phone with a range of features that help you capture the magic in the everyday. Its cinematic 8K video recording at 30pfs provides the highest resolution of recording available on a smartphone. The triple lens camera with a 50MP resolution main lens allows you to capture incredible detail with up to 30X digital zoom. You can then enjoy the images you’ve taken on a screen with a 6.1” FHD+ Dynamic AMOLED display.
Measuring 5.8 by 2.8 by 0.3 inches (HWD), the Samsung Galaxy S23 is one of those smaller refurbished 5G Android phones that take up very little space but packs the capability of a larger model.
iPhone 15 128GB
Apple’s iPhone 15 includes a range of features usually reserved for the brand’s Pro models. Features like Dynamic Island, USB-C charging and a faster chip (in this case, the A16 Bionic chip). The battery lasts for up to 48 hours, there’s a dual-camera system featuring a 48MP main camera and a 12MP ultra-wide, and the main photo mode automatically captures depth.
A strong choice of second hand 5G phone, the iPhone 15 comes in a size and weight that makes it easy to fit into a (small) pocket and carry around.
Google Pixel 8 Pro
With a string of great reviews under its belt, the Google Pixel 8 Pro is an AI-powered smartphone that outlasts and outclasses many of its competitors in the industry. Intuitive and easy to use, it comes with both a great camera and a great screen, so you can really get the most out of the photos you take. If you need a second-hand 5G phone, the Google Pixel 8 Pro is a powerful performer thanks to the Google Tensor G3 chip.
iPhone 15 Pro Max
Praised as a major step forward for the iPhone, the 15 Pro Max has the double benefit of packing more features and benefits than previous models while boasting a lighter weight. Its A17 Pro chip delivers Apple’s best performance so far and makes this phone brilliant for gaming.
Samsung Galaxy A54
If you like refurbished 5G Android phones to come with low price tags attached, Samsung’s mid-range A series has always balanced quality and affordability. The Samsung Galaxy A54 is an affordable second-hand Samsung 5G phone with a sleek design, an impressive camera with nightography, a two-day lasting battery and a bright, clear screen for easy outdoor use.
Where to Buy Refurbished Phones with 5G
If you’re looking for refurbished 5G Android phones and iPhones that you can count on for quality, you can start right here at OzMobiles.
Our refurbished 5G range includes sought-after smartphones like the Samsung Galaxy S23 and the iPhone 15 128GB. We also stock many other iPhones and affordable second-hand Samsungs with 5G. When you buy from us, you take a good deal home without having to buy brand new.
At OzMobiles, we test our refurbished devices extensively to make sure every part of them still works as it should. As well as a level of quality that’s comparable to new, our smartphones maintain their 5G connectivity.
Take a look around our website to find out more information, and contact the OzMobiles team if you have any questions.