Just when you thought Apple couldn’t improve on perfection, it released the iPhone 4s - and yes, it was considered super duper high tech back in 2011 at its release. With a 3.5-inch screen, it’s one of Apple’s smaller offerings, and its specs were… well, they were very 2011. With improved Wi-Fi and 3G (but no 4G just yet, you’ll notice) it was easier than ever to get online, and the 8MP camera was the best we’d ever seen on an iPhone.

However, on the other hand it also had a tiny 1GHz processor and 512MB of RAM - and in the case of this model, only 16GB of internal storage. That’s barely even enough to run iOS these days. And, in fact, you can’t update it beyond iOS 9.3.5 - which was quite a few versions ago now.

Millions of iPhone 4s phones sold within minutes of its launch, which means there are a lot of the old things hanging around - most of them stuffed in drawers somewhere, we imagine. The good news is that you can still get a bit of cash by selling yours on to a mobile recycler. Take a look at your options above, click the best offer, and enter your details to get a postage pack to mail your iPhone off with. Your money’s just a couple of days away.

Can I sell a broken iPhone 4s 16GB?

Don’t worry if your iPhone 4s 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 4s 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 4s 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 4s 16GB above, and check with the recycler if you're not sure whether it will accept a water damaged phone or not.

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