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5 Best Refurbished Smartphones You Can Get Right Now

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5 Best Refurbished Smartphones You Can Get Right Now

With both Samsung and Apple releasing new phones regularly, it’s no secret that the most coveted and in-demand phones on the market are almost constantly changing. From gamers seeking high-resolution screens to wannabe photographers looking for the best cameras, those who covet the accolade of owning the latest model, and those who are happy with something functional that offers basic app integration and a sturdy structure, the priorities across our customer base are incredibly varied and mean that the most popular smartphones in our collection are always changing.

Created in March 2023, this blog offers a look at 5 of the best refurbished smartphones that you can get right now through Tech Tiger – highlighting both Samsung and Apple iPhones.

Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max

The refurbished Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max bridges the gap between offering excellent quality and sitting second on the market in terms of its release date. The fact that the 13 Pro Max is not the latest release of its kind means that it is more widely accessible and thus tends to be marginally more cost-effective than the newer iPhone 14 – which sells out almost as soon as new stock hits our inventory.

In terms of user quality, this iPhone boasts super smooth scrolling, a high resolution screen, and one of the best cameras on the smartphone market.

Apple iPhone 13 Mini

Continuing with another Apple product, the refurbished Apple iPhone 13 Mini is an excellent phone which combines an impressive 128GB of storage with its compact design which makes it one of the most portable and functional smartphones available right now. While many of the new releases appear to be getting larger in terms of screen size, the 13 Mini remains a handheld device which slides into pockets and bags with ease – making it arguably one of the most convenient and practical smartphones that we offer.

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra

The Samsung Unpacked 2023 event may have probed the launch of the 2023 collection, but that by no means detracts from the popularity of the S22 range – as evidenced by our coveted selection of refurbished Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra devices. With buyers able to use the grading system to ascertain the quality of their second hand device, we have made it easy to access the benefits of this everyday smartphone with its stylus pen, excellent quality camera, streamlined exterior design, and colour range (although black is the only colour available at the time of writing).

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G

This refurbished Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G smartphone may be an older model, released in 2020, but it deserves a place on the list due to its incredible value – the fact it comes in at under £200 for a good condition device, which introduces 5G capability and boasted an increase in both battery life and camera quality.

All in all, 2020 was a good year for the Samsung Galaxy – and if you’re interested in what FE means then this is the moniker which denotes this particular model as being a so-called ‘Fan Edition’. In essence, Samsung used this terminology to adapt the marketing of their more affordable models which boast plastic backs and different materials, so that buyers didn’t feel like what they were getting was of a lesser quality.

Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max

Our final model is the refurbished Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max with 256GB storage, which combines its incredible capacity with a basic design and a whole host of integrated features and benefits which put the entire Apple iPhone 12 range on a pedestal above everything which had come before.

The Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max particularly deserves a place on this list for being the very first 5G phone that Apple made, giving it a place in history – not to mention, the three camera sensors enable photography both close up and with a wide lens for impeccable scenery as well as portrait shots.

Buy second hand with Tech Tiger

All of these models of Samsung and Apple smartphones are available on the Tech Tiger website at a fraction of the cost of a retail priced product, and empower you as a consumer to take a positive step about your environmental footprint as well as your bank balance.

Browse these five models and our full collection on our website.

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This is our top grade and will look as good as new. As a rule of thumb Grade A handsets will be un-marked, on the odd occasion there may be one very minor mark 1-2mm in length. We will let the pictures do the talking!

This is our second-best quality; devices will be in excellent condition. These tend to have 2-4 minor marks which still are hardly visible when being used. The previous owner has taken great care of this device. We receive great feedback on the condition of these devices, check out these examples!

This is the most common grade due to the nature of it being used tech. Our Grade C handsets tend to come with 5-8 minor marks. The previous owner has still looked after this device very well but some minor marks have appeared over time. You can get these devices at a great price.

Grade D handsets are our final grade. These handsets will come with noticeable marks, such as heavy scratches on the display and/or back glass along with some marks on the chasis. The previous owner hasn't popped on a screen protector or case so the device has developed some natural wear and tear