The Best Refurbished iPhone deals in 2023

Refurbished iPhones are a great way to get your hands on the latest technology without breaking the bank. These devices have been previously used but are restored to their original condition by the manufacturer or authorized third-party vendors. If you're looking to buy a refurbished iPhone in 2023, here’s some of the best options to consider… 

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iPhone 13 Pro Max

The iPhone 13 Pro Max is one of the latest and most powerful smartphones on the market, and it's also a great choice for those who are looking for a refurbished device. Since it’s not the most recent Apple release, you’ll save a pretty penny while still getting powerful features. You might even have some of the original manufacturer warranty left when you buy a refurbished 13 Pro Max! (But don’t fuss too much about that since any reputable refurb dealer should offer a great warranty as well.) 

The iPhone 13 Pro Max has a 6.7-inch OLED display with a resolution of 2778 x 1284 pixels, making it ideal for streaming videos or playing games. It also has a triple-lens camera system with a 12-megapixel ultra-wide camera, a 12-megapixel wide camera, and a 12-megapixel telephoto camera.

When it comes to performance, this device is powered by the A15 Bionic chip and has 5G connectivity, making it perfect for those who need fast internet speeds on the go. With a refurbished iPhone 13 Pro Max, you can get all of these features at a fraction of the cost of a brand new device.

iPhone 11 Pro

The iPhone 11 Pro should be a model you consider if you’re buying refurb. In fact at Frank Mobile, the iPhone 11 generation is still one of our best selling in 2023. If you're looking for an iPhone that offers a lot of value for the price, the iPhone 11 Pro is definitely worth a second look.

The 11 Pro has a 5.8-inch OLED display, a triple-camera system, and the A13 Bionic chip. The iPhone 11 Pro also has a great battery life, lasting up to 18 hours with normal use. It’s also water and dust resistant, which is great for those who are always on the go. Of course this resistance wears down with time, so we don’t suggest taking your phone in the shower with you 😉.

iPhone SE (2020)

If you're on a budget but still want a reliable iPhone, the iPhone SE (second generation) is a great choice. It has a 4.7-inch Retina display, the A13 Bionic chip, and a single 12-megapixel camera. The iPhone SE (2020) also has a great battery life, lasting up to 13 hours with normal use. If a small phone with decent functionality is your aim, the SE should satisfy your needs.

iPhone XR

The iPhone XR is another decent choice. Maybe the iPhone XR is the first phone for your kiddo or you might be using this on a hectic work site where the risk of damage is higher. In 2023 the iPhone XR still takes pretty great photos in most lighting conditions. It has a 12-megapixel rear camera and some advanced features like Portrait mode and Smart HDR too. As an Apple device, the iPhone XR is still receiving regular software updates, including the latest iOS versions. This means that it will continue to receive new features and security updates.

The XR has a 6.1-inch LCD display, the A12 Bionic chip and a great battery life, lasting up to 16 hours with normal use. Overall, this device is still a good choice because it offers a great combination of design, performance, camera quality, battery life, and software updates. 

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iPhone 8 Plus

The iPhone 8 Plus is a good choice for those who want a larger phone but don't want to spend a lot of money. It has a 5.5-inch LCD display, the A11 Bionic chip, and a dual-camera system. The iPhone 8 Plus also has a surprisingly good battery life considering it’s now an older iPhone model (lasting up to 14 hours with normal use). In 2023 the 8 Plus is still receiving software updates but keep in mind that this model could be phased out of updates in the future. 

If you’re not overly concerned about the latest performance and won’t have many apps running on your phone, the iPhone 8 plus could work for you. 

When buying a refurbished iPhone, it is important to make sure that you are buying from a reputable seller. You should also make sure that the phone comes with a warranty, so that you can have peace of mind knowing that you are protected if something goes wrong.

In a nutshell, buying a refurbished iPhone is a great way to save money while still getting a high-quality smartphone. Some of the best refurbished iPhones to check out  in 2023 include the iPhone 13 Pro Max, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone SE (2020), iPhone XR, and iPhone 8 Plus.