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Refurbished iPhone deals

Our best refurbished iPhone deals

List of Refurbished iPhone deals

Sorted by: Uswitch Promoted

  1. Refurbished Apple iPhone 11 64GB

    Apple iPhone 11 phone imageVodafone logo

    £25.00 a monthNo upfront costMonthly cost will rise every April by inflation (CPI) plus 3.9%.

    £600.00 total cost

    Unlimiteddata

    24 month contract

    • 2 months free insurance
    via Fonehouse
  2. Refurbished Apple iPhone 12 64GB

    Apple iPhone 12  phone imageVodafone logo

    £25.00 a monthNo upfront costMonthly cost will rise every April by inflation (CPI) plus 3.9%.

    £600.00 total cost

    Unlimited5G data

    24 month contract

    • 2 months free insurance
    via Fonehouse
  3. Refurbished Apple iPhone 12 mini 64GB

    Apple iPhone 12 mini phone imageVodafone logo

    £25.00 a monthNo upfront costMonthly cost will rise every April by inflation (CPI) plus 3.9%.

    £600.00 total cost

    Unlimited5G data

    24 month contract

    • 2 months free insurance
    via Fonehouse
  4. Refurbished Apple iPhone SE 64GB

    Apple iPhone SE phone imageVodafone logo

    £25.00 a monthNo upfront costMonthly cost will rise every April by inflation (CPI) plus 3.9%.

    £450.00 total cost

    Unlimiteddata

    24 month contract

    • £150 cashback
    • 2 months free insurance
    via Fonehouse
  5. Refurbished Apple iPhone 11 64GB

    Uses Three's Network

    Apple iPhone 11 phone imageiD Mobile logo

    £19.99 a month£9.00 upfront costMonthly cost will rise every April by inflation (CPI) plus 3.9%.

    £488.76 total cost

    Unlimiteddata

    24 month contract

    • Claim 3 months free Apple Music and Arcade
    • Free roaming up to 30GB
    • Best Network for Data
    via iD Mobile
  6. Refurbished Apple iPhone 12 64GB

    Uses Three's Network

    Apple iPhone 12  phone imageiD Mobile logo

    £21.99 a monthNo upfront costMonthly cost will rise every April by inflation (CPI) plus 3.9%.

    £527.76 total cost

    Unlimited5G data

    24 month contract

    • Claim 3 months free Apple Music and Arcade
    • Free roaming up to 30GB
    • Best Network for Data
    via iD Mobile
  7. Refurbished Apple iPhone SE 64GB

    Uses Three's Network

    Apple iPhone SE phone imageiD Mobile logo

    £16.99 a monthNo upfront costMonthly cost will rise every April by inflation (CPI) plus 3.9%.

    £407.76 total cost

    Unlimited5G data

    24 month contract

    • Claim 3 months free Apple Music and Arcade
    • Free roaming up to 30GB
    • Best Network for Data
    via iD Mobile
  8. Refurbished Apple iPhone 12 64GB

    Uses Three's Network

    Apple iPhone 12  phone imageiD Mobile logo

    £24.99 a monthNo upfront costMonthly cost will rise every April by inflation (CPI) plus 3.9%.

    £599.76 total cost

    Unlimited5G data

    24 month contract

    • Claim 3 months free Apple Music and Arcade
    • Free roaming up to 30GB
    • Best Network for Data
    via iD Mobile
  9. Refurbished Apple iPhone 11 64GB

    Uses Three's Network

    Apple iPhone 11 phone imageiD Mobile logo

    £17.99 a month£9.00 upfront costMonthly cost will rise every April by inflation (CPI) plus 3.9%.

    £440.76 total cost

    Unlimiteddata

    24 month contract

    • Claim 3 months free Apple Music and Arcade
    • Free roaming up to 30GB
    • Best Network for Data
    via iD Mobile
  10. Refurbished Apple iPhone 12 64GB

    Uses Three's Network

    Apple iPhone 12  phone imageiD Mobile logo

    £25.99 a monthNo upfront costMonthly cost will rise every April by inflation (CPI) plus 3.9%.

    £623.76 total cost

    Unlimited5G data

    24 month contract

    • Claim 3 months free Apple Music and Arcade
    • Free roaming up to 30GB
    • Best Network for Data
    via iD Mobile
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What is a refurbished iPhone?

A refurbished iPhone is an Apple smartphone that’s been previously owned and is now being resold. The pre-owned iPhones would have been traded in to buy a new handset, with some being returned due to a fault that Apple has subsequently fixed.

Every refurbished iPhone will have been thoroughly checked and confirmed to be in full working order and in good condition. They may even just be a handset that was returned by a customer within the 14-day change-your-mind period.

Refurbished phones sometimes come with varying ‘grades’ that will give you an indication of their condition. For instance, a Grade A phone will be virtually brand new with no marks or scratches. However, a Grade C handset might show some signs of wear.

All refurbished iPhones will be thoroughly checked and put through rigorous tests to evaluate their software, hardware, battery, and more.

Is a refurbished iPhone worth it?

Yes, if you’re looking to get an iPhone but don’t want to spend a fortune, buying a refurbished iPhone is a great alternative to getting a brand new handset.

A refurbished phone can sometimes refer to a pre-owned handset that has been sent back due to a fault and has been repaired for re-sale.

But not all phones described as refurbished were faulty. Some networks and retailers classify 'refurbished phones' as handsets that were returned by customers who changed their mind within the 14-day cooling-off period after they signed up for a contract.

You don't have to buy a refurbished iPhone outright either, you can pick one up on a pay monthly contract from major networks like Vodafone. They're a great way to get a recent iPhone for less.

What are the different refurbished phone grades?

All refurbished phones are given a grade that reflects their condition. There’s no universally applied standard for grading, so it’s best to check with the retailer before buying.

But as a rule of thumb, the grades range from A-D and break down like this:

Grade A

This is as nearly new as nearly new gets. At best, it'll be a phone returned within the 14-day cooling-off period, so is to all intents and purposes still a brand new phone. At worst, it'll show negligible signs of wear.

Grade B

Expect the odd chip or scratch, but nothing too unsightly.

Grade C

Refurbished phones graded ‘C’ will have perhaps up to five blemishes and will look like they've been used.

Grade D

A grade D refurbished phone will be broken in some way, will look second-hand and will have been well used.

Most networks will only sell grades A-C. You can get grade D phones from some refurbished phone traders on eBay, but even they’ll typically recommend you only buy one if you’re able to repair phones yourself.

To complicate things further, some networks use their own grading system. O2, for instance, favours the grades ‘Perfect’, ‘Almost Perfect’ and ‘Perfectly Fine’.

But where networks do use their own system, you can usually find a key explaining grades on their site. This guide on refurbished mobile phones has all the info you need.

What is the right iPhone for me?

Apple’s iPhone range has grown into a wide–ranging, and often confusing, lineup of different devices released over several years.

With wildly different prices and specs, and some models only available second hand. For example, Apple discontinues the sale and production of the previous year's pro models, so if you're looking for an iPhone 14 Pro or an iPhone 13 Pro, it's definitely worth considering a refurbished iPhone.

But which iPhone should you choose? Apple has you covered whether you’re a tech novice or a hardcore fan after the very latest in cutting edge smartphone technology.

Can I get a refurbished iPhone 15?

Not yet. As the iPhone 15 line has only just launched, it will be a while before handsets are returned, refurbished and become available for purchase.

Do refurbished iPhones come with a warranty?

Most retailers will offer a 12-month warranty with all refurbished phones. This may vary depending on where you buy the handset, so make sure you check before you purchase.

Are refurbished iPhones cheaper?

Yes, a refurbished iPhone will be cheaper than buying one brand new. You can compare deals on refurbished iPhones today on our deals tables.

Is it safe to buy refurbished iPhones?

Yes, buying a refurbished iPhone from a reputable retailer is completely safe. All the refurbished iPhones found on Uswitch will come with a 12-month warranty so you can buy with confidence.

Are refurbished phones locked to a network?

If you get a refurbished phone on a contract, it may be locked to the network. However, if you buy a refurbished iPhone outright it should be unlocked for use on any network.

Do you need to buy a SIM card for a refurbished iPhone?

You will need a SIM card to use your refurbished iPhone. If you buy a refurbished iPhone on a contract then you’ll receive a SIM with your iPhone. If you’re buying a refurbished phone off-contract, you’re free to use your current SIM.

Author: Nick Baker Last updated: 20th March 2024