Can you believe the first iPhone was only released in 2007? Neither can we. It feels as though our beloved Apple iPhone handsets have been glued to hands for life. :D For those of us who are die-hard Apple fans, the only real question is which iPhone to choose. Looking to save a bit of cash into the bargain ? Welcome to the wonderful world of Back Market, where we'll save you serious money on the best value iPhones available. Let's dig deeper into this joyous world of affordable premium technology...
Firstly, hold up, because 'value' doesn't automatically equate to cheap as chip prices. Apple phones always command a premium price tag because of their quality and absolute desirability (let's swoooon over those handsets in unison). Yes, there are cheaper models on the market, but the best place to start in finding a bona fide bargain is to decide what you want. Use our phone comparison tool to help you find what you're looking for where you can compare specific capabilities of each iPhone model against each other. Here are some of our top picks below:
The iPhone SE (2020) is a good choice because it operates on the Apple A13 CPU, making it as powerful as the iPhone 11 Pro Max, but for several hundreds of pounds cheaper new (or on a classic Black Friday deal.) It's a great refurbished phone too, with wireless charging, touch ID, a home button (if you aren't a fan of making expansive gestures anytime you want to like a comment), and it's waterproof. Even better, there's a wide range of options for storage and colourways, so you can look as fly as poss. ;) Why is it cheap? Because this model is basically a reboot of the iPhone 8. No R&D costs = good news for your pocket. The reviewers at 3G agreed that this is their choice of affordable compact refurbished iPhone too, meaning that we're all friends here when it comes to voting panels ;) For more details about this super little phone, then check out our iPhone SE vs iPhone X, iPhone SE vs iPhone 11 and iPhone SE vs iPhone 6s comparison articles.
For most users, the iPhone 11 will probably be a strong bet for a refurbished iPhone that is powerful, yet affordable. It has a great battery life, excellent camera, good colour options and a feature set quality that is surprisingly decent value. It's also relatively waterproof, although the screen resolution may not be crisp enough for everyone's tastes. Trusted Reviews recommend this for most people as a top choice for an affordable Apple iPhone with flagship features. Compare the iPhone 11 against other models such as; iPhone 11 vs iPhone 12, iPhone 11 vs iPhone XR, iPhone 11 vs XS, iPhone 11 vs X, iPhone 11 vs iPone 12 mini.
OK, we're pushing the 'affordability' bit here, because the iPhone 11 Pro is defo pricey. But here's the thing - value is definitely about weighing up 'what you get for your money' and if photography is your thing, then the iPhone 11 Pro has a truly superb camera. Tech Radar agrees with us too (fist bump TR team.) Want a cheap one? Hey, your friends at Back Market have you covered when you pick a refurbished iPhone from our range. Far cheaper than even a Black Friday deal, you can get a top-quality, 100% functional refurbished iPhone for a song when you shop with us.
Perhaps your idea of superb value is a refurbished phone with a super-long battery life. If you're on the road a lot with the band (or your slightly duller corporate job) then the iPhone XR is ideal. As well as a battery that goes on for miles it comes in a range of fun bright colours, a large 6.1-inch screen, Smart HDR functionality and... a great price. Check out our review of the iPhone XR vs XS for more details.
👉 Pit the iPhone XR against other smartphones to see its strengths and weaknesses for yourself! Here are a few popular comparisons using our handy phone comparison tools: