Our iPhones are practically part of the family these days. They sit at the dinner table, they work out with us, and they even keep all our secrets.
But unless you’re one of the few holdouts, iPhones tend to have shorter lifespans than even our pet hamsters (and that’s saying something). We break them, scratch them, we need more storage space than we initially anticipated. That’s life.
But for those who need a new iPhone and don’t want to drop a few hundred dollars — or who refuse to give up their headphone jack — refurbished products provide functionality without the high price tag.
Why go Refurbished?
Refurbished devices have been restored to factory settings (the old user’s information won’t be present) and it will, from a software-standpoint, appear like a brand new phone. Refurbished devices also have been rigorously tested to ensure they work like new.
The thing you want to pay attention to with Refurbished products is the grading, which gives you detail on what to expect. Devices with a Grade A rating are the best quality of refurbished phones; they’re pretty much in near-mint condition.
Ahead, we’ve rounded up a number of Grade A phones that are on sale right now in the Mashable Shop. Peruse the list of mostly iPhone 6 models, and even snag a 5 in there too.
If you consider yourself a bit of a klutz, this refurbished iPhone 6 has shatterproof glass finishing that resists damage when dropped. And for just $219 (instead of the standard price of $483), you’ll also score 250 hours of standby time, 14 hours of talk-time, and enjoy fast web browsing and ample storage space.
iPhone 6 (4.7-inch 16GB GSM Unlocked in space gray)
If you want all the stellar features of the aforementioned iPhone, but want a darker hue, this gray option is also on sale for just $219.
iPhone 6 (4.7-inch 64GB GSM unlocked in gold)
In need of extra storage space? This refurbished iPhone 6, which is on sale for a limited time for just $229, features 64GB of space, which means you have plenty of room for all your photos, apps, and even downloaded Netflix shows.
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iPhone 6 (4.7-inch 64GB GSM unlocked in silver)
Speaking of storage space, this version packs 64GB in a sleek, silver refurbished iPhone 6 package. You’ll love the fact that it has outstanding smartphone performance and stellar speeds— oh and that it’s also over half off right now, at just $259.
iPhone 6 (4.7-inch 64GB GSM Unlocked in space gray)
Thanks to Apple’s A8 processor, opening and operating several apps at the same time is a complete breeze. For a limited time only, you can get this quality Apple tech for a fraction of the price you would pay if it were new — just $219.
iPhone 6 Plus (5.5-inch 16GB GSM unlocked in gold)
For just $279 (as compared to the standard $630 price), you’ll be able to stream your favorite shows, take photos of friends and family, and play your favorite games on a much bigger screen with this certified refurbished iPhone 6.
iPhone 5s (4-inch 16GB GSM Unlocked 4G LTE/WiFi in white)
This certified refurbished unlocked phone can be used with a number of major carriers, including AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile. Plus, its budget-friendly price of $139.99 means you’ll have more money in your back pocket for an unlimited data plan.
iPhone 5s (4-inch 16GB GSM Unlocked 4G LTE/WiFi in space grey)
Apple’s iPhone 5s provides 16GB of data storage, an 8-megapixel iSight camera, 4G LTE speeds for fast web browsing, and a compact design that’s ideal for people who aren’t looking for the largest phone on the market. Right now, this certified refurbished device is just $159.