White iPhone 11 flat lay with a pink and blue light

If you’ve been looking for a new iPhone, chances are you’ve heard great things about the iPhone 11. Released in 2019, this smartphone was a bestseller and did so well that Apple kept it as a lower-cost option for years. It was finally discontinued in 2022 after the launch of the iPhone 14, but it’s still highly praised for its long battery life, superb cameras and A13 Bionic processor. If you want a genuinely high-quality phone that’s also affordable, you can score a great deal by buying an iPhone 11 refurbished.

The iPhone 11 comes in three distinct types: the standard iPhone 11, the iPhone 11 Pro and the iPhone 11 Pro Max. While there are differences between them in camera, design and battery life, all are powered by the A13 Bionic chip, which Apple claimed was the fastest chip in any smartphone at the time.

When a flagship iPhone hits the stores, it generally comes with a large price tag. Refurbished Apple devices offer the chance to save hundreds – or sometimes even thousands – of dollars while scoring a top-notch Apple phone, laptop or tablet. If you love Apple’s sleek designs and the seamless integration of the iOS ecosystem but don’t have the money to buy the latest model, buying an iPhone refurbished is the best of both worlds. And while saving money is probably the biggest benefit of buying refurbished, it isn’t the only one – as you’re about to find out.

Where can you buy an iPhone 11 refurbished? And more importantly, why should you buy an iPhone 11 refurbished? This blog should answer both of those questions for you.


What is a Refurbished Phone?

A refurbished phone is a second-hand phone, right? Yes, but there’s a lot more to it than that. You buy a refurbished phone not from its previous owner, but from a retailer who has tested it and ensured it’s up to a particular standard. If the retailer is a true professional, they will have thoroughly checked the device and performed any necessary repairs, wiped the previous owner’s data and sold you the device with a warranty.

Refurbished phones are usually sold in categories, ranging from phones that are basically new (and may have only been taken out of the box once) to those with a more weathered appearance. But apart from maybe a few dents or chips, most refurbished phones should look and function pretty close to new. This is especially true for ex-demo phones, which have only been removed from their packaging to be put on display in retail outlets.

When you purchase them from the right outlet, refurbished phones provide a safer way to shop for smartphones.


iPhone 11 Features

Blue iPhone 11 in box with purple and yellow iPhone 11 to the left

There are lots of refurbished Apple devices out there, so why buy the iPhone 11? Here’s a quick rundown of some of its most appealing features:

  • The A13 Bionic chip is 30% more efficient than the A12 chip, meaning when the iPhone 11 first came out it was the fastest smartphone on the market. It’s still worth its weight and well above average in that regard.
  • A new iPhone 11 has a long battery life, lasting around 11 hours per day – an hour longer than its predecessors. While an iPhone refurbished is almost inevitably going to boast a little less battery life than a brand new model, OzMobiles guarantee that every device we sell is operating with at least 80% battery life. That means even a refurbished iPhone 11 still packs a generous amount of battery power.
  • A high-quality camera with an ultra-wide lens and a Night Mode function so you can capture sharp and clear photos in low light.
  • Available in a range of vibrant colours: black, red, yellow, white, purple and green.
  • True Tone, which reduces eyestrain by adjusting the brightness of the screen to match the lighting conditions around you.
  • Wireless charging with any Qi-certified charger.
  • Wi-Fi 6 for fast Internet connectivity (no 5G though).


Benefits of Buying an iPhone 11 Refurbished

It’s better for your bank balance

Of course it is. Why else would you buy a refurbished smartphone? Savings can number into the hundreds and sometimes even upwards of a grand or more. You don’t have to settle for old models either. As new flagship phones arrive in stores, fans of particular brands often trade in models that are only a couple of years old, or sometimes not even that. That’s why you can get your hands on a highly rated smartphone like an iPhone 11 refurbished without spending very much money.


It’s better for the environment

Throwing out a smartphone when it doesn’t work anymore (or even when you want to upgrade) may not seem like a big deal. But smartphones contribute to 10% of all e-waste (electronic waste), a problem that’s only growing larger globally. Every year, enough smartphones are thrown out to generate waste equivalent to more than 300,000 double-decker buses. Buying a refurbished iPhone 11 gives a discarded phone new life and means one less phone has to be produced in a factory. E-waste allows all kinds of toxins to seep into the ecosystem while manufacturing new smartphones requires the mining of precious minerals and the production of carbon emissions.


It’s better for you

When you buy any kind of smartphone including an iPhone refurbished, it’s a far safer bet than just buying a used phone from a private seller and hoping you get what you paid for. If you want to ensure your new smartphone is everything you hoped for, buying refurbished is the way to go.


Purchase a Refurbished iPhone 11 at OzMobiles

Person holding a white iPhone 11 with red, white, purple and yellow ones in the background

The easiest place to buy an iPhone 11 refurbished is right here on the OzMobiles website. When you buy from us, you’re sure to grab a good deal without having to buy brand new.

We’re an Australian-owned and operated company, so we make sure all of our devices meet Australian standards before we put them up for sale. We test them ourselves at our Melbourne headquarters using our 72-point checking process. This process guarantees your device is still in a state of optimal performance, with battery health of at least 80%.

Every device we sell comes with a 12-month warranty and a 30-day money-back guarantee. So in the unlikely event that you don’t get what you paid for, you’re covered nevertheless. If you really want to be on the safe side, you can also purchase the OzMobiles Extra Care for iPhones, which offers you 12 months of extra warranty coverage for your new refurbished iPhone.

We’re determined to get your device to you quickly, and cheaply. We offer free and fast shipping plus same-day shipping if you order before 12:30 pm on a weekday.

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 but you’ve had your eye on a particular phone for a while now, you can pay it off over time using a service like AfterPay, ZipPay or PayPal Pay in 4.

Get in touch with OzMobiles for more information about refurbished Apple devices or if you need help finding the right iPhone! 

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