The iPhone 5c was Apple’s budget phone at its 2013 release, designed for folks who wanted an iPhone but didn’t want to splash out hundreds for the 5s model that arrived alongside it. You had to sacrifice a few specs - it had a slightly outdated chipset, less internal storage, and a slightly smaller battery - but at the time, it was well worth it for the price.

Plus, it came in funky bright colours - so yours will have either a white, blue, green, yellow, or pink body. Needless to say, it’s an easy phone to spot.

How to sell your iPhone 5c

You may have fallen in love with the iPhone 5c back in the day - it’s difficult to say no to that fun design and Apple’s usual high-quality cameras - but by now you’ve probably upgraded. To sell your old 5c, take a look at the quotes above that mobile recyclers are offering for the 8GB model. You may even get more than you would from trading it back in to Apple. Once you’ve picked one, enter your details and mail your phone off in the postage pack they send. You’ll be in the money in days.

Can I sell a broken iPhone 5s?

Don’t worry if your iPhone 5s 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 5s 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 5s 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 5s 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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