Like all of Apple’s products, the iPhone 4 caused quite the stir when it came out. A big step up from the previous iPhone 3GS, it came rocking a screen with double the pixel density, double the processing power, and pretty much double the price tag too. The first thing we all noticed was the LCD touchscreen at 640 x 960 pixels, the best resolution yet for an iPhone, and a scratch-resistant back to keep it lookin’ fine.

However, iPhone tech has come a long, long way since 2010. This phone doesn’t even have 4G, for a start - and 512MB of RAM simply won’t cut it any more. And you can’t even update the software beyond iOS 7.

How to sell your iPhone 4 16GB

To sell your old iPhone 4 16GB and clear up a bit of drawer space, use our handy comparison tool. Have a look at the offers we’ve sourced from tons of mobile recyclers, and choose one that looks good - then just click through to enter your details, mail the buyer your phone, and get your hands on that money.

Can I sell a broken iPhone 4 16GB?

Don’t worry if your iPhone 4 16GB is broken or damaged - many phone recyclers will still buy it. A phone usually counts as broken if it has:

  • a cracked screen
  • broken buttons
  • power issues
  • lots of chips and dents
  • a corrupt operating system

A broken iPhone 4 16GB will sell for less than a working one, and even less than a brand new one - obviously - but nonetheless, they’ll sell. Just make sure you’re honest about your gadget's condition and you’ll get the most accurate quotes. If a recycler receives your device but decides it is not in the condition they expected, they’ll send you a revised quote by email, which you can choose to accept or reject. Some will charge postage if you want your gadget back, though others will do it for free.

Can I sell an iPhone 4 16GB with water damage?

Selling a water damaged phone is a little trickier, but some recyclers do buy handsets with water damage. Search for quotes on a broken iPhone 4 16GB above, and check with the recycler if you're not sure whether it will accept a water damaged phone or not.