5 Best Refurbished Devices of 2020

5 Best Refurbished Devices of 2020

Refurbished devices are the perfect solution for all those people who don't want to spend $1000 on a new model. These phones are sometimes in mint condition and are usually sold with a warranty.

Apple devices have always been on the expensive side, so everyone can't get their hands on the latest models. So, refurbished devices are a great way to own an Apple device and staying within your budget.

Let us look into some of the best refurbished Apple devices that you can buy in 2020. Prices have been taken from one of the leading refurbished re-seller based out of Melbourne, Phonebot. These guys are one of the pioneers of the refurbishing industry providing quality and budget friendly choices to millions across Australia with thousands of positive reviews.
Prices vary based on storage capacity & cosmetic grading

iPhone SE (2016) | $159 - $229
It uses the same camera system and chipset as the iPhone 6s but because of its compact size and latest iOS support, its still an excellent choice.

The iPhone SE was first unveiled in March 2016. It has a 4-inch multi-touch screen with a native resolution of 1136x640 and an aluminum body. It runs on iOs 9.0 but can be upgraded to 13.4, which is powered by the A9 Apple chipset.


With a 2GB RAM, it features two cameras. The front camera is 1.2 megapixels, 720p, and the rear camera is 12 megapixels, 4K. The battery is powered at 1624mAh. The storage options include 16GB, 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB, and it is available in four color options – space grey, rose gold, silver, and gold.


  1. iPhone 7 Plus | $339 - $479
    The large screen and the large battery on the 7 plus makes this an ideal choice for those looking for a large phone.

It was released in the same month as the iPhone 7 in 2016. It had a few modifications compared to the iPhone 7. with a bigger 5.5-inch Retina LCD touchscreen. It also runs on IOS 10 and can be upgraded to iOS 13.4


With 3GB of RAM, it is powered by the Apple A10 chipset. The rear camera is 12MP, and the front has 7MP. The battery capacity is a little better than the iPhone 7 with 2900mAh.


This phone is available in 32GB, 128GB and 256GB storage. The color variety includes Jet black, black, silver gold, gold, and red.


  1. iPhone 8 | $389 - $549
    Best value for money by far. An excellent camera plus wireless charging capability makes iPhone 8 a must have. Released in September 2017, it features a 4.7-inch Retina LCD capacitive touchscreen with an aluminum body.


It runs on the Apple A11 Bionic chipset. Other features include 2GB RAM and a battery capacity of 1821mAh. Just like the models of iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, the rear camera is 12 megapixels, and the front camera is 7 megapixels.


Color options include silver, gold, space grey, and memory options are limited to 64GB and 256GB albeit Apple released a 128GB storage option in 2019


  1. iPhone X | $629 - $759
    With an impressive OLED display and face ID features, iPhone X is an obvious choice if your not on a tight budget.

Its the most in-demand phone by users as per Phonebot because of its features and affordability. This model was unveiled in October 2017. Compared to the phones previously listed, the iPhone X has a few different features.


It has a 5.8 inch Super Retina OLED touchscreen with a stainless steel frame. This phone runs on iOs 11, powered by the Apple A11 Bionic chip, but the iOs can be upgraded to 13.4.


With 3GB RAM, it is available in storage variants of 64GB and 256GB.  A rear camera with 12 megapixels and 2x optical zoom and a front camera of 7 megapixels. It also includes Face ID for security and a battery capacity of 2716mAh.Only available in space grey and silver.


  1. Google Pixel 3 - $349-$499
    One of the best Android phones of its time sporting an outstanding camera and latest android software support, Google Pixel 3 is a powerhouse
    It has a screen size of 5.5 inches, 76.7 cm2 (~77.2% screen-to-body ratio) and runs on one of the most power efficient Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipsets with 4GB RAM. Main shooter is a 12.2 MP, f/1.8, 28mm (wide), 1/2.55" lens.

    Available in 64GB and 128GB storage options and in 3 colors, pixel 3 offers outstanding value for money. Word of caution though, it doesn't have a headphone jack and an overwhelming majority of users have reported a fault in the device within 1 year of use.


Before you decide to buy any refurbished device, make sure that you consider some crucial points. Always buy models where the security and software can be upgraded to the latest version and dont forget to check the warranty period before the purchase.