The iPhone 5s brought a pretty momentous thing with it in 2013: it was the first iPhone to have a fingerprint sensor. Sure, you couldn’t use Apple Pay just yet, but it was a start. Besides that, it was almost identical to the previous year’s iPhone 5, sporting a dinky 4-inch screen, a surprisingly good 8MP camera, and Siri, who was still pretty new at that point. Its design was a funky one too, coming in either space grey, silver, or a brand new gold colour.

Compared with newer iPhones, however, the specs on the 5s are a little lacking. The display resolution (and size, for that matter), the dual-core CPU, the Wi-Fi - they’ve all been improved massively in later models. Pus, 16GB of storage is hardly enough to hold all your pics, videos, apps, and files.

How to sell your iPhone 5s

To get selling your iPhone 5s, select its condition and the network it’s on from the tool above, and we’ll show you all the latest offers from tons of mobile recyclers. Once you pick one and click through, enter your details, and the recycler will send you a postage pack so you can mail them your phone. They’ll pay you as soon as they receive it - sweet!

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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