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When the time comes to replace your old smartphone, it can be tempting to buy a new one. But in an age where there are more phones on the planet than people, it can save you money and the environment to look to refurbished models instead.
Refurbished phones are bought from phone users by the refurb retailer then checked and restored to full working order. Some retailers don’t include the original packaging or accessories (chargers, headphones, etc.) but will often come with a one-year warranty.
Trusted refurb model retailers will wipe existing data from the phone, check the screen and casing, hardware and buttons and software before you buy the phone. So you always know you’re getting the best quality device.
It’s also cost-effective. Buying a new smartphone can leave a big hole in your bank account but by turning to refurbished models, you can cut the cost considerably and still have a fantastic, high-quality phone.
As you start to consider upgrading to 5G, you should consider refurbished models. Here are the best value refurbished mobile phones this year.
1. Google Pixel 4 (64GB)
For those who just want a smartphone for the camera quality, basic functions, and not much else – the Google Pixel has been a historically perfect choice.
It marks a high point for Google’s photographic design and still ranks among the best smartphone cameras in the world. This is the first Google device to feature a dual-camera setup, implementing both standard-wide and telelens cameras on the rear. For video, it has the capacity to shoot 4K and offers frame-rate switching between 30 and 60fps in video shots at 1080p.
Performance is good and its Android update means that it has plenty of features to boot. It’s one of the best value phones available.
2. Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max (128GB)
One of Apple’s most recent iPhone’s, this model has an Ultra-Wide Telephoto Camera with LiDAR scanner for Night mode portraits, one of the best cameras on the market.
It’s fitted with the drop-resistant Ceramic Shield technology plus the new MagSafe magnetic attachment system on the back for wireless chargers and accessories.
Buying refurbished phones from companies such as Reboxed means you can enjoy 5x Optical Zoom with significant savings.
3. Samsung Galaxy Note 10 (256GB)
With a 6.3-inch screen, the Note 10 was introduced as the perfect solution for customers who found the Note 10+ too large. This phone is thinner and lighter, the screen bigger and brighter than many others on the market.
Its three cameras offer 2x optical zoom, wide-angle pictures, and portrait photography on par with the iPhone. It can also provide four times the storage of an entry-level iPhone.