Certified Refurbished Phones

Buy refurbished Apple iPhones with confidence

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In order to ensure that all of our certified refurbished phones are in excellent working condition and our customers are getting good value for money, here at SWYCHA each and every one of our phones is put through a rigorous testing process before it is placed on our shop. Customer satisfaction is incredibly important to us, so these tests are carried out by not one, but two independent phone servicing experts.

Our experts take great pride in the work that they do, and this is reflected in how accurate they are. They ensure all refurbished handsets are tested in order to identify any potential issues before assessing whether they can be fixed or not. A pre-owned handset purchase needs to be made with confidence and as such all products on our store have had all issues rectified.

Once these tests are complete all of the data on the device is reset to factory settings, this makes sure that the refurbished devices sold are as good as new.

Each one of the refurbished iPhones we sell is in excellent working condition, and we offer 3 different grades on most of the handsets we stock:

  • Excellent Condition: The phone has no signs of wear – it looks as good as new. The phone is unlocked, fully tested and works like new.
  • Very Good Condition: The phone may have light signs of wear, such as tiny scratches, but no notable marks. The phone is unlocked, fully tested and works like new.
  • Good Condition: The phone will have visible signs of wear, such as scratches, dents or other marks. The phone is unlocked, fully tested and works like new.

The certified refurbished handset testing process

LOCK DETECTION

Checks for manufacturer, carrier, & software locks.

COMPONENT SCAN

Automated component functionality scan.

AUTHENTIC DEVICE

Test for replacement parts & background check

BATTERY CAPACITY

Battery capacity check to receive and hold a charge.

CELLULAR & SIM

Check SIM, place test call & sms message.

SECURELY WIPED

Secure data wipe and reset to factory default.

SWYCHA is a trusted retailer with 108 inspections in our refurbishing process more than any other seller typically in the refurbished phone sector. We are confident that every handset we sell is in excellent working condition.

The refurbishing process

There are 108 inspections in our refurbishing process. That is more than any other company in the refurbished phone sector, which is why we are so confident that every phone we sell is in excellent working condition.

What Does Certified Refurbished Mean / What is Certified Refurbished? 

A phone that is identified as a certified refurbished or certified preowned is essentially a second-hand phone that has been returned due to the fact it has become faulty or the previous user simply doesn't have need for it. These models are then tested and (if there are issues) fixed or completely rebuilt so that they can then be resold. The technical support that is given to these phones means that when they are sold, they can be done so with confidence that they are in top working condition.

People can save a lot of money if they buy refurbished phones as opposed to taking a trip to the Apple Store to buy brand new phones. iPhones are becoming more and more expensive. Granted, finance provided on these products can make them a more viable purchase, but they are still incredibly expensive, especially given the credit limit usually ends up costing more than what you would pay for a single purchase.

What Is the Difference Between a Second-Hand Phone and a Refurbished Phone? 

When a phone is seller refurbished or certified refurbished, it is a second-hand phone but there have been numerous quality checks carried out to ensure it is the best possible quality as detailed in the section above. A phone that is simply a second-hand phone has not gone through such checks and not all phones come with the same guaranteed quality. This lack of guarantee means that other accessories may need to be purchased to ensure the phone work better. It may become faulty and a brand new one will need to be bought. 

How Good Are Refurbished Phones? 

The quality of the refurbished product is going to depend on where you purchase it from. SWYCHA pride themselves on being a reputable retailer, all of our phones are certified refurbished and tested by independent experts. SWYCHA are so confident in our products that we offer a one-year warranty to customers so that if there are any problems, the phone can be sent back. 

Swycha Grading Process

SWYCHA do not sell a phone that they would not buy themselves and as such, all products must be graded before they are listed on our site. The only exceptions that you can expect in quality come in the exterior of the phone. This means that the screen, body or buttons could show some minor wear. The back of the handset might have some light markings on it as well. Each and every phone will have gone through the rigorous 90-point testing phase with Phonecheck, plus another 18-point physical diagnostic test from an independent company. 

Phone Conditions Explained

View our range of Phonecheck certified handsets

Refurbished iPhone 8 Gold 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 Space Grey 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 Gold 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 Space Grey 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 64GB

£170.00
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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 Silver with a 12-month warranty, Phonecheck Certified + Express UK delivery

Refurbished iPhone X 64GB

£199.00
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Refurbished iPhone XR Red 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 Black 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 Yellow with a 12-month warranty, Phonecheck Certified + Express UK delivery
Refurbished iPhone XR 64GB
Refurbished iPhone XR Red 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 Black 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 Yellow with a 12-month warranty, Phonecheck Certified + Express UK delivery

Refurbished iPhone XR 64GB

£190.00
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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 64GB
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 64GB

£315.00
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