Besides just being great phones, iPhones allow you to seamlessly use other accessories like an Apple Watch, Airpods, and Air-tags. Plus, you can access all your information across multiple devices because the entire system is integrated. This is not only convenient but also offers an added security feature thanks to the iCloud network. That said, there’s no denying that new iPhones are expensive. So, if you still want to own an iPhone, your best bet is to go for a refurbished iPhone. So, here’s our round-up of the best-refurbished iPhones you can buy in Australia.
The iPhone 8 makes the perfect choice for anyone looking for a reliable budget iPhone to buy in 2022. Its internals is what formed the foundation for the iPhone X, which means you will receive updates as long as iPhone X gets them. It comes equipped with 2GB RAM and internal storage ranging from 64GB to 256GB. The 4.7inch Retina IPS LCD reaches an impressive 625 nits (typ) brightness, and it also features IP67 water and dust resistance. The iPhone 8 has a cult following because it still has TouchID, and people who prefer fingerprint security will feel right at home here. It has a 12MP camera with OIS, which will take impressive shots despite the age of the phone.
The iPhone X began the full glass front iPhone revolution, and it is still a relevant device today. It comes with a larger OLED panel than the iPhone 8 it was replaced at 5.8 inches but still doesn’t feel clumsy to hold in one hand. The Super Retina OLED with HDR10 functionality displays accurate, sharp, and deeper contrasts and also comes with Dolby Vision. It is the iPhone that finally did away with TouchID and introduced FaceID, which has become the standard for modern iPhones. It featured IP67 water and dust resistance. It came equipped with Apple A11 Bionic (10 nm) chip which was mighty fast at the time and was flanked with a healthy 3GB RAM and 64GB or 128GB internal storage. Apple later increased the range to include the iPhone XR, iPhone XS, and iPhone XS Max, which further improved the specs of the base iPhone X. This means that depending on the specs you need, you have a wide range of quality devices to pick from. The iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max, for instance, are powered by a much faster Apple A12 Bionic chip alongside improved battery and camera modules.
There are many reasons to buy the iPhone 11, but the highlight is the raw power of the A13 Bionic chipset. It was faster than most android chipsets of its time and remains pretty punchy today. It is the chip that future-proofed the iPhone 11. And due to its’ immense power, the iPhone 11 breezes through common tasks like app opening and closing apps as well as performance scenarios. Another great reason to own an iPhone 11 is that you will still get software updates considering Apple still offers updates for the 6-year-old iPhone 6 range. It comes with a decent 3110mAh battery which is not much if you are coming from android circles. However, given Apple’s chips architecture and optimization, it is good for 8-9 hours of usage. Primary security is by FaceID, and the sensors were improved for better performance than on the iPhone X range it replaced.
The release of the iPhone 13 means that the entire iPhone 11 range consisting of the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max is now cheaper, making them great value to buy as refurbished. The larger iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max come with Super Retina XDR OLED, better cameras, and a 512GB storage option. All, however, have 4GB RAM as standard. So, more choice for you.
The iPhone 12 has been on the market for a while now, and it’s reasonable to expect that you will find plenty of refurbished iPhone 12s to buy in Australia. It is the first iPhone to have 5G support which means it is seriously future-proofed if you want to buy a long-term iPhone. It also has Apple’s Ceramic shield display which offers greater resistance to drops and scratches, meaning it will remain pretty for a long time. Its boxy design complimented by the huge screen-to-body ratio makes it futuristic. Something else you can rely on for as long as you own the iPhone 12 is the Apple A14 Bionic (5 nm), which offers benchmark-crushing performance. The iPhone 12 also comes with 4GB of RAM. This means you may not need to upgrade your phone soon—especially if you get value by buying refurbished. Its bigger sibling, the iPhone 12 Pro, offers 6GB RAM, a 512GB internal storage option, and better cameras on top of the already impressive setup in the base iPhone 12. You can also buy the smaller iPhone 12 Mini, which offers similar specs to the iPhone 12 but in a smaller form factor. Frankly, the choice of either boils down to taste, and you wouldn’t go wrong with any as your refurbished phone of choice.
Buying a refurbished phone is more affordable than a brand-new device, but you still get the same 1-year warranty from licensed vendors as you would a new device. So, which among these iPhones are you looking to buy in Australia?