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What to look out for when buying a refurbished iPhone?


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At Used Mobiles 4 U, we understand that buying a refurbished iPhone can be a great way to save money while still getting a high-quality device. However, it’s important to do your research and know what to look out for when making your purchase. In this blog post, we will share some tips to help you make an informed decision.

1. Trustworthy seller

First and foremost, it’s crucial to choose a trustworthy seller when buying a refurbished iPhone. Look for a reputable company like Used Mobiles 4 U that specialises in selling used and refurbished mobile phones. Check for customer reviews and ratings to ensure their credibility. It’s always better to buy from a company that offers warranty and return options, so you have peace of mind in case of any issues.

2. Condition and appearance

When purchasing a refurbished iPhone, pay close attention to its condition and appearance. Look for any scratches, dents, or cracks on the screen and body. Make sure all buttons and ports are working properly. It’s normal to expect some signs of wear and tear on a refurbished device, but ensure that it is in good overall condition.

3. Battery health

Battery health is an essential factor to consider when buying a refurbished iPhone. A good battery should hold a decent charge and last throughout the day with regular usage. Ask the seller about the battery’s health and inquire if it has been replaced or serviced. At Used Mobiles 4 U, we thoroughly test and inspect the battery health of all our refurbished iPhones to ensure they meet our standards.

4. Software and functionality

Check the software and functionality of the refurbished iPhone before making a purchase. Ensure that it is running the latest version of iOS and that all features and functions are working properly. Test the camera, microphone, speakers, and connectivity options like Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. You don’t want to end up with a device that has issues or missing features.

5. Warranty and return policy

Always check the warranty and return policy offered by the seller when buying a refurbished iPhone. A reputable seller like Used Mobiles 4 U should provide a warranty period to cover any potential defects or issues that may arise. Additionally, having a return policy allows you to return the device if you are not satisfied with its condition or performance.

6. Price comparison

Lastly, compare prices from different sellers to ensure you are getting the best deal for your refurbished iPhone. While it’s important to consider the price, don’t solely focus on it. Remember to also assess the reputation of the seller, the condition of the device, and the warranty offered. It’s better to pay a slightly higher price for a refurbished iPhone from a trustworthy seller than to save a few pounds but end up with a device that gives you problems.


Buying a refurbished iPhone can be a smart choice, but it’s important to be cautious and informed. Look for a trustworthy seller, inspect the condition and appearance of the device, check the battery health, test the software and functionality, and consider the warranty and return policy. Additionally, compare prices from different sellers to ensure you are getting the best deal. By following these tips, you can find a high-quality refurbished iPhone that meets your needs and expectations. At Used Mobiles 4 U, we take pride in offering reliable and affordable refurbished iPhones with a warranty and excellent customer service. Visit our website to explore our range of refurbished iPhones and make a smart purchase.

Royal Mail Delivery by 1pm
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12 Month Warranty
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Certified Refurbished Phones
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Why Choose Us?

At Used Mobiles 4 U, you are guaranteed to receive a second hand phone that is fully functional to factory standards.

Another plus point is that we sell second hand phones that are thoroughly tested and working, ready to be used.


12 April 2024

Very pleased with my purchase

Purchased a phone from these guys a few years ago and was completely satisfied then so when it came to my latest requirement I thought I would return. The phone I wanted was out of stock for a few months but I was in no rush so I waited until one became available. I received it a few days ago and am completely happy with it. The condition is exactly as described, in fact it’s better than that in my opinion. Well done chaps, keep up the good work, I will certainly recommend you if someone should ask.


9 April 2024

Great customer service – highly recommend

Went back for a second purchase today as so impressed with customer service and products. Very prompt repair on warranty with no quibble. Would definitely recommend.


8 March 2024

Decent price delivered on time BUT when the iphone microphone was erratic I contacted Used Mobiles 4 U to arrange a replacement or refund. This is when they showed their excellence. Arranged return for MY convenience and sent through a postage QR for my ease. A real pleasure doing business with them – and I’m likely to again. Oh, and by the way, the new (used) phone works great…