With a brand-new look and some unique features to boot, the iPhone X scaled new heights in premium smartphone excellence - but it also had a price to match. To that end, a refurbished model is well worth a look.
As the iPhone X (pronounced ‘ten’) is a relatively recent release, you won’t perhaps notice a huge price difference between a new and a refurbished contract. But with every new Apple release, you will see savings on refurbished iPhone X contracts.
Best refurbished iPhone X deals this week
What's the difference between a refurbished iPhone X deal and a brand-new model?
Put simply, refurbished phones are handsets that have been returned to a mobile supplier or network, possibly due to a fault or the owner simply changing their mind.
These devices will have been restored to its factory settings and given a thorough maintenance check and repair.
Why choose a second-hand model over a brand new handset?
There are a number of reasons why a refurbished phone might be the best choice for you.
- Savings. Although refurbished phones aren't fresh out of the box, they are cheaper than buying a brand-new device.
- Warranty. If you buy from an established retailer or one of the major networks, you’ll likely get a warranty. The warranty usually lasts around 12-months, though the time period will vary depending on the manufacturer.
- Lots of choice. Over which device, network and allowance.
- It's eco-friendly. Naturally, recycling phones is better for the environment.
Looking for the best deals? Search our deals table of mobile networks and retailers to find the best refurbished iPhone X deals.
Use the filters to find the right tariff of minutes, texts and data and storage options. You can also vary the balance between your monthly fee and any upfront cost.
Is the refurbished iPhone X worth buying?
Apple really raised the bar with the iPhone X. Packed with high-end specs and a striking edge-to-edge OLED HD screen, this anniversary edition model is a flagship phone to cherish.
With a superb dual-lens camera on the back, facial recognition ID on the front, and a fast and powerful A11 Bionic processor in the middle, the iPhone X is an impressive piece of tech.
The 2716mAh battery is large enough to power the phone and last a full day. It's even capable of wireless charging if you splash out on a charging pad.
The iPhone X is available with either 64GB or 256GB of internal storage for your apps, files and pics. You can get this model in Silver or Space Grey.
What's the difference between a refurbished and nearly new handset?
Generally, a nearly new handset is one that has been returned within seven days. More often than not these handsets would have only left their box a few times.
More phones like the refurbished iPhone X
Fancy a different handset? Check out similar devices to the iPhone X below:
- Apple iPhone XS
- Apple iPhone XS Max
- Apple iPhone XR
- Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus
- Samsung Galaxy S9
- Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus
- Huawei Mate 20 Pro
Alternatively, if you have your eye on a brand-new device, we list some of the biggest networks in cheapest deals in the UK right here on comparemymobile.co.uk.
iPhone X specs
|Sim Card Type||Nano|
|Form Factor||Candy Bar|
|Size||70.9mm x 7.7mm x 143.6mm|
|Battery Type||Lithium Ion|
|Display Size||5.8 inches|
|Screen Type||Super AMOLED|
|Resolution||1125 x 2436 inches|
|Pixels Per Inch||458 ppi|
|Touch Screen Type||Capacitive|
|Processor Cores||6 Cores Cores|
|Internal Storage||64, 256|
|Primary Camera||12 MP|
|2nd Camera||7 MP|