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If you need a new smartphone, your local shopping village might be the first place you think of going. They probably have various choices, and you can score some sweet deals on new devices. 

But if saving money is important to you – and it’s important to most people – there are other options besides a trip straight to your closest department store. The best one is to check out the second-hand mobiles available online.  

When you buy second-hand, your choices are limitless. You can get your hands on second hand iPhones, used Sony phones and other highly sought-after brands like Huawei, Samsung Galaxy, Oppo and Google Pixel.

Whether you’re an Android lover or dedicated to Apple, the choice is yours. You can buy used Huawei phones or pick up a bargain on newer model iPhones at prices you simply won’t find in stores.

But if you’re concerned about quality, warranty, variety, good customer service and other things that might give you some pause when buying second-hand, there’s a simple solution. That’s to buy refurbished smartphones through OzMobiles.

Still not convinced? This article presents several of the benefits of buying a used phone through a company like OzMobiles, plus some of the best mobile phone brands to buy online. From second hand iPhones to amazing Androids, there’s something for everyone in the world of refurbished smartphones.


Benefits of Buying Second Hand Phones

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Some benefits of purchasing second-hand smartphones are obvious, like saving money and supporting recycling and a sustainable economy. Others are not so obvious, and you may not know until you look for yourself just how much variety is out there. Some benefits of buying second-hand are


You save a lot of money

This is the main reason people are attracted to buying second hand iPhones or Androids. It’s generally much cheaper, saving you hundreds of dollars or up to a grand or more.


It’s better for the environment

There’s no doubt that recycling old devices has beneficial effects on the environment. When you buy a used smartphone, one less smartphone has to be produced. This means less energy consumption, fewer raw materials used and fewer pollutants in the soil or water.

Australia is one of the world’s biggest producers of e-waste (electronic waste), and smartphones are a significant contributor to that. Vast amounts of smartphones and other electronic appliances end up in landfills daily. Buy refurbished, and you can rescue a smartphone from the scrap heap and give it a second life instead.


You can score an awesome deal

Getting a phone on the cheap is one thing, but value for money is important regardless. Luckily when you purchase through a professionally refurbished phone retailer like OzMobiles, quality is guaranteed. And you don’t have to settle for a smartphone from 10 or more years ago. Shop used Sony phones, buy used Huawei phones, and take your pick from numerous popular models with new ones arriving regularly.


You can get a warranty

Does the lack of a warranty put you off buying used smartphones? Problem solved. All OzMobiles devices come with a 12-month warranty that covers battery performance issues and manufacturing faults.


You can find used phones in excellent condition

You can buy refurbished phones in excellent or very good condition, or even score an ex-demo phone that’s only been taken out of its box to be put on display in the store. Refurbished mobile phones are as good as new, apart from a minor blemish here or there.


It’s easy to find information

The longer a phone has been out, the more information you’re likely to be able to find about it. If you need assistance or information, there are usually plenty of reviews and forum discussions to help you. This makes it easier to find the solutions to simple problems online rather than needing to call customer service.


No waiting in lines

Ever headed to your local shopping centre on the same day a new phone is released only to find you’re stuck waiting in a long queue? When you buy a second-hand smartphone, you can avoid queues and crowds.


No contracts

Who wants to get locked into a contract? When you buy a second-hand phone, there are usually no strings attached. You can just pop in your SIM card, and you’re ready to go.


You can buy refurbished

Refurbished smartphones are used phones that have been checked for any faults, repaired if necessary, had all the previous data wiped clean and been re-sold with a warranty. Buying refurbished is the safest way to buy a second-hand smartphone and ensure you’re covered for quality in case anything goes wrong.


The Best Second Hand Mobiles to Buy

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What mobile phones can you buy online? Whatever kind you want! Some of the names you may know and love include



There are many reasons Apple remains the leading smartphone brand in Australia, and with our range of refurbished second hand iPhones, you can score top-notch quality for less.



Samsung Galaxy phones are the most popular Android phones in the country, renowned for their security, software and multi-tasking capabilities. Check out our range of refurbished Samsung Galaxy smartphones from S10s to S21s, Note 9s and more.



Android-based Huawei is known as a quality smartphone manufacturer in its own right that tends to offer cheaper devices than both Apple and Samsung. Buy used Huawei phones through OzMobiles, and you can get great models like the P30 Pro and Mate 20 Pro for even cheaper.  



Sony’s reputation as an electronics company is well-known, so it’s no surprise that its phones are as high-quality as the rest of its tech. Buying used Sony smartphones is the best way to own a second-hand one.


Where to Buy Second Hand Mobiles

If you’re searching for second hand iPhones, Androids or any other kind of refurbished smartphone, you’ve come to the right place.

OzMobiles like to ensure you reap the full benefits of buying a second-hand smartphone. 

Every device we sell is put through a 72-point checking process to ensure it meets the high standards you’d expect in Australia. Because we know how vital battery power is to keep a device reliable and functional, we make sure battery power is at least at 80%. All our devices are 100% fully functional and sold with 12 months of warranty and a 30-day money-back guarantee.

Our priority is you, which is why we offer fast and free shipping and make your device easier to get financially. If you find a better deal elsewhere, we’ll beat that price by $10 (terms and conditions apply). And if you’re on a tight budget, we can help you get that phone you’ve had your eye on by letting you pay in instalments through ZipPay, AfterPay or PayPal Pay in 4.

If you need more information about our refurbished smartphones or have any questions for us, get in touch


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