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When the iPhone XS Max was released in 2018, it featured the largest screen of any Apple phone so far. This 6.5-inch screen and its high resolution helped make the XS Max an ideal smartphone for gaming, photography and streaming media and videos. Years on, the XS Max continues to be a phone that delivers value for money, especially since prices have dropped since it was first released. Now you can save hundreds of dollars on a refurbished iPhone XS Max.

One of Apple’s flagship phones of 2018, the iPhone XS Max was the follow-up to the iPhone X. It delivered the goods on both looks and functionality and continues to do so despite all the more recent models that have hit the shelves since. A stainless steel frame and gorilla glass – incredibly strong and scratch-resistant glass – make it a tough and sturdy phone, and it’s available in cool, futuristic colours like silver, gold and space grey. If you’ve been looking for the right used iPhone, a refurbished iPhone XS Max is an easy choice if you want to balance shopping on a budget with enjoying the features that make Apple phones so popular.

The easiest way to invest in a refurbished iPhone XS Max or to find another refurbished iPhone with premium quality at the right price is to shop with OzMobiles. This article, however, delves a little deeper into the smartphone’s features and benefits. 


iPhone XS Max Features

Close up of black iPhone XS Max dual camera

Apple released their XS line-up in 2018, and while it didn’t have many extra bells and whistles compared to the iPhone X, it boasted enough benefits to make upgrading worthwhile for iPhone lovers. Some of the smartphone’s biggest strengths include

A12 Bionic chip

50% more powerful than the iPhone X’s A11 bionic chip; the A12 can boost performance and open apps up to 30% faster. Getting technical for a moment, the A12 contains over 6.9 billion transistors. What that means for you in practical terms is graphics that run 50 times faster than iPhone X, AI software that works eight times faster and a battery that’s far slower to drain than you may be used to from other models.

Long battery life

One enticing factor for iPhone lovers about the XS Max is that the battery lasts up to 90% longer than the iPhone X’s did. With about 25 hours of talk time and 13 hours of Internet use, you can basically go all day without having to stop and find a plug to charge your phone. Everyone loves a good, long battery life- and the generosity of the XS’s is a compelling reason to upgrade.

Dual camera setup and smart HDR

The iPhone XS Max has the same camera set-up as the X, with one telephoto and one wide-angle lens, but there are differences. The screen is larger, the size of the pixels has increased to let in more light, and Smart HDR automatically adjusts the dynamic range to ensure all areas of the photo are well-lit.

Face ID

iPhones have always been famous for their security measures, and with Face ID, you can stop anyone else from accessing your phone without your permission. Your face is hard to fake, and this iPhone’s facial recognition technology replaces Apple’s Touch ID for even greater protection. While Touch ID had a false positive rate of one in 50,000, using Face ID makes it an even rarer occurrence at one in a million.


Of course, keeping your iPhone away from contact with water is always sensible. Luckily the iPhone XS Max is water-resistant up to two metres deep and 30 minutes submerged. But play it safe and avoid contact with water if you can.


Benefits of Buying Refurbished iPhones

Gold iPhone XS Max

A refurbished iPhone differs from a regular used iPhone, and the same applies no matter what kind of smartphone you want. Used smartphones are easy to find, but you’re taking your chances in terms of quality. The phone you buy might not have a warranty or even work correctly. On the other hand, refurbished phones are second-hand ones that have been checked and tested extensively by professionals and prepared for resale. Refurbished phones have had all the previous owner’s data wiped from them and are sometimes sold as good as new or pretty close to it. Yet they come in different conditions. Many are in a practically new state, while others might simply have a few dents or scratches. Ex-demo phones are refurbished phones that have usually only been taken out of their box for reasons such as being displayed in stores.

Some of the biggest advantages to buying a refurbished iPhone XS Max instead of a new one include

Better for your pocket

There’s no doubt that the main reason people buy refurbished iPhones is that they can save a lot of money. What’s surprising is how much you can save – hundreds of dollars or even a grand or more – while scoring something so close to new in quality. Buying a refurbished iPhone will ensure that you do not overspend and that the money you spend won’t be wasted.

Better for the planet

If you’re interested in taking whatever action you can take to cut carbon emissions and reduce the number of electronics that end up in landfill, refurbished phones are terrific options for you. Every refurbished iPhone you buy saves one phone from ending up in a landfill and stops another from needing to be made.

Better for you

Of course, when you buy refurbished, it’s important to buy from a trusted retailer. If you want to ensure you’re getting the best possible deal on a refurbished iPhone XS Max, the next section will cover what OzMobiles can do for you.


Where to Buy a Used iPhone XS Max

If you’re looking for a refurbished iPhone XS Max that lives up to the level of quality you’d reasonably expect and is good for your pocket, the planet and you, shop with OzMobiles!

We put all our devices through a rigorous, detailed testing process that ensures they’re fit to sell and that you’re getting a great deal without buying brand new. We run through our 72-point check at our Melbourne headquarters, testing everything about the device, including battery life and manufacturing faults. The OzMobiles battery health guarantee helps to ensure the device is still at its peak performance of at least 80% battery health. All of our devices are 100% fully functional and sold with 12 months of warranty and a full 30-day money-back guarantee.

We want you to get your new phone to you as quickly as possible, without much fuss and expense, so we offer free and fast shipping. And if you order before 12:30 pm, we will send your phone out on the same day. We offer payment plans through third-party providers like ZipPay and AfterPay to help you manage if you’re on a tight budget, and if you find the same phone for cheaper, we beat that price by $10 (terms and conditions apply).    

For questions about the refurbished iPhone XS Max or assistance picking out another used iPhone, contact OzMobiles.

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