A refurbished iPhone, the perfect Christmas gift?

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While it has become common for people to upgrade their smartphones every two years, the manufacturing of a new smartphone is pretty bad for the planet. The amount of pollution that is emitted into the atmosphere and the extraction of precious resources are causing disaster and destruction. We’ve even written a whole article about The Impact of Phones on the Environment!

It's all too easy to use Christmas as an excuse to upgrade, and with the holiday season approaching, you're probably thinking now is the time to treat yourself or a loved one to a new phone. However, is purchasing brand new the best option?

A refurbished phone offers comparable, if not identical, features to a new phone without the price tag, keeps devices out of landfills, and is also significantly better for the environment, as extending the life of unused technology relieves pressure on valuable global resources.

Our top three environmentally friendly iPhones to purchase this Christmas...

The Powerhouse iPhone

The iPhone 11 is a step up from the iPhone XR; it features a stunningly designed casing available in six different colours, perhaps one for each member of the family?  It features ultra-fast Face ID and two 12-megapixel cameras and the A13 bionic chip included which was designed to be one of the most powerful and efficient chips available, with a battery life of up to 17 hours!

The iPhone 11 is still available for £489 on Apple's website; however, you can save £40 by purchasing a refurbished model; our iPhone 11s are only £449!

While £40 may not seem like much, we're taking steps to become a more environmentally friendly world, and Apple generates over 60kg of carbon emissions just to source, manufacture, and transport the iPhone 11 from the warehouse to your pocket!

Top Features of the iPhone 11

Refurbished iPhone 11 Purple with a 12-month warranty, Phonecheck Certified + Express UK delivery
Refurbished iPhone 11 Black with a 12-month warranty, Phonecheck Certified + Express UK delivery
Refurbished iPhone 11 Red with a 12-month warranty, Phonecheck Certified + Express UK delivery
Refurbished iPhone 11 White with a 12-month warranty, Phonecheck Certified + Express UK delivery
Refurbished iPhone 11 Green with a 12-month warranty, Phonecheck Certified + Express UK delivery
Refurbished iPhone 11 Yellow with a 12-month warranty, Phonecheck Certified + Express UK delivery
Refurbished iPhone 11 Purple with a 12-month warranty, Phonecheck Certified + Express UK delivery
Refurbished iPhone 11 Black with a 12-month warranty, Phonecheck Certified + Express UK delivery
Refurbished iPhone 11 Red with a 12-month warranty, Phonecheck Certified + Express UK delivery
Refurbished iPhone 11 White with a 12-month warranty, Phonecheck Certified + Express UK delivery
Refurbished iPhone 11 Green with a 12-month warranty, Phonecheck Certified + Express UK delivery
Refurbished iPhone 11 Yellow with a 12-month warranty, Phonecheck Certified + Express UK delivery
  • Dual-lens rear camera
  • 12mega-pixel wide angle camera 
  • A large 6.1” liquid retina display
  • Water and dust resistant
  • Super durable glass
  • A choice of up to 6 colours
  • Supports the latest iOS updates
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The Colourful iPhone

The iPhone XR features a 6.1-inch display that is beautifully slick from edge to edge and comes in six distinct colours, so you'll be spoiled for choice! The A12 Bionic processor provides superior performance and up to 16 hours of video playback whilst also being 15% faster and 50% more efficient than the previous A11 chip. Although it only has a single 12-megapixel wide-angle lens on the back, Apple has ensured with the latest updates to make it as functional as the dual XS camera.

The iPhone XR is no longer available directly from Apple, which means that if this is the iPhone you're after, it'll have to be refurbished or second-hand. What's the difference between refurbished and second-hand?

Not only are our devices refurbished by independent service experts to ensure that they remain in excellent condition, but our prices are also extremely competitive. For as little as £299.99, you can snag an iPhone XR in excellent condition, try and find us a better deal!

Top Features of the iPhone XR

Refurbished iPhone XR Blue with a 12-month warranty, Phonecheck Certified + Express UK delivery
Refurbished iPhone XR Coral with a 12-month warranty, Phonecheck Certified + Express UK delivery
Refurbished iPhone XR Black with a 12-month warranty, Phonecheck Certified + Express UK delivery
Refurbished iPhone XR Yellow with a 12-month warranty, Phonecheck Certified + Express UK delivery
Refurbished iPhone XR White with a 12-month warranty, Phonecheck Certified + Express UK delivery
Refurbished iPhone XR Red with a 12-month warranty, Phonecheck Certified + Express UK delivery
Refurbished iPhone XR Blue with a 12-month warranty, Phonecheck Certified + Express UK delivery
Refurbished iPhone XR Coral with a 12-month warranty, Phonecheck Certified + Express UK delivery
Refurbished iPhone XR Black with a 12-month warranty, Phonecheck Certified + Express UK delivery
Refurbished iPhone XR Yellow with a 12-month warranty, Phonecheck Certified + Express UK delivery
Refurbished iPhone XR White with a 12-month warranty, Phonecheck Certified + Express UK delivery
Refurbished iPhone XR Red with a 12-month warranty, Phonecheck Certified + Express UK delivery
  • A large 6.1” liquid retina display
  • Durable, scratch resistant glass
  • A choice of 6 colours
  • 12mega-pixel wide angle camera
  • Edge-to-edge display
  • Water and dust resistant
  • Discontinued on the Apple website
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The Bargain iPhone

The iPhone 8 comes in two sizes and a variety of colours which includes features and technology found on successive iPhones. It is powered by the A11 fusion chip, which was the smartest and most power-efficient chip available at the time and is 70% faster than the iPhone 7. The iPhone also features a 12-megapixel camera that captures vibrant and detailed images as well as 4k video.

The iPhone 8 is no longer available directly from Apple, which means that if this is the iPhone you're after, it'll have to be refurbished or used. What's the difference between refurbished and second-hand?

Not only are our devices refurbished by independent service experts to ensure that they remain in excellent condition, but our prices are also extremely competitive. For as little as £189.99, you can snag an iPhone 8 in excellent condition, try and find us a better deal!

Top Features of the iPhone 8

Refurbished iPhone 8 Gold with a 12-month warranty, Phonecheck Certified + Express UK delivery
Refurbished iPhone 8 Red with a 12-month warranty, Phonecheck Certified + Express UK delivery
Refurbished iPhone 8 Space Grey with a 12-month warranty, Phonecheck Certified + Express UK delivery
Refurbished iPhone 8 Silver with a 12-month warranty, Phonecheck Certified + Express UK delivery
Refurbished iPhone 8 Gold with a 12-month warranty, Phonecheck Certified + Express UK delivery
Refurbished iPhone 8 Red with a 12-month warranty, Phonecheck Certified + Express UK delivery
Refurbished iPhone 8 Space Grey with a 12-month warranty, Phonecheck Certified + Express UK delivery
Refurbished iPhone 8 Silver with a 12-month warranty, Phonecheck Certified + Express UK delivery
  • A real life touch ID button!
  • Wireless charging
  • Supports the latest iOS updates
  • A choice of up to 5 colours
  • Water and dust resistant
  • A choice of two sizes
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Why choose Swycha to buy your first, or next, refurbished phone?

Swycha exclusively sells handsets that are in excellent working order. This is due to the fact that each and every one of our phones is subject to a thorough testing process. We are so confident in our procedure that we are happy to provide a 12-month warranty and a 21-day money back guarantee.

You can also pay using Klarna where you can split any purchase into 4 interest-free payments! So need to worry about the whole lot coming out of our account at once!

More Refurbished Models

Refurbished iPhone 7 Black with a 12-month warranty, Phonecheck Certified + Express UK delivery
Refurbished iPhone 8 Rose Gold with a 12-month warranty, Phonecheck Certified + Express UK delivery
Refurbished iPhone 7 Silver with a 12-month warranty, Phonecheck Certified + Express UK delivery
Refurbished iPhone 7 Gold with a 12-month warranty, Phonecheck Certified + Express UK delivery
Refurbished iPhone 7 Red with a 12-month warranty, Phonecheck Certified + Express UK delivery
Refurbished iPhone 7
Refurbished iPhone 7 Black with a 12-month warranty, Phonecheck Certified + Express UK delivery
Refurbished iPhone 8 Rose Gold with a 12-month warranty, Phonecheck Certified + Express UK delivery
Refurbished iPhone 7 Silver with a 12-month warranty, Phonecheck Certified + Express UK delivery
Refurbished iPhone 7 Gold with a 12-month warranty, Phonecheck Certified + Express UK delivery
Refurbished iPhone 7 Red with a 12-month warranty, Phonecheck Certified + Express UK delivery
Refurbished iPhone 7
Refurbished iPhone 7

Refurbished iPhone 7

From £139.99

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From £179.99

Refurbished iPhone X Silver with a 12-month warranty, Phonecheck Certified + Express UK delivery
Refurbished iPhone X Space Grey with a 12-month warranty, Phonecheck Certified + Express UK delivery
Refurbished iPhone X Silver with a 12-month warranty, Phonecheck Certified + Express UK delivery
Refurbished iPhone X Space Grey with a 12-month warranty, Phonecheck Certified + Express UK delivery

Refurbished iPhone X

£309.99

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