A refurbished Apple iPhone X is still a good buy – here’s why
The iPhone X is the 11th gen Apple iPhone, first released on 3 November 2017. It was the first model to have an OLED screen and has an iconic glass and stainless-steel design without a bezel.
This was the model where Face ID replaced fingerprint authentication, which changed how users interact with the phone. Rather than a home button, users navigate the iPhone X through gestures – this is different to all previous iPhone models.
At the time of its launch, the iPhone X was also noted as the most expensive Apple model ever.
Positively reviewed by most experts thanks to its design and functionality, refurbished iPhone X models began selling in 2017.
Is the iPhone X still worth buying?
Five years on, is the iPhone X still worth it? Let’s quickly have a look at the pros and cons of buying a refurbished model.
According to knowyourmobile.com, the iPhone X wins out over newer models thanks to its display and high level of performance. The review cites its size (it’s smaller than the iPhone 11 and 12, for example), its reliable battery life and current affordability.
Cheaper than newer models, it’s still just as powerful. Apple have also confirmed that iOS updates will be available for the iPhone X for years to come.
Its 12MP dual camera with telephoto and wide-angle lens and the ability to shoot 4K at 60FPS is plenty for the majority of people. And as the first iPhone to come with this exceptional camera system, the iPhone X appeals just as much as it did at launch.
What about gaming – is the iPhone X good for gamers?
When the iPhone X launched it was a game changer. Packed with new tech, new features and that Apple quality that leaves other manufacturers playing catch up, the iPhone X has legs.
And for gamers, a refurbished iPhone X is widely considered as a better option than a brand new mid-range Android.
The OLED display gives an immersive gameplay experience and its directional stereo speakers that are rarely replicated in non-Apple phones.
One of the most important features of the iPhone X that make it so popular in 2022 is its long-term Software update support. Compared with other brands launched in 2017, which can no longer support updates, the iPhone X is running every new iteration of iOS without issue.
Heavy gaming use will drain the battery faster than average use of the iPhone X, but this is a small price to pay for its useful features at a reasonable price.
Check out the Swycha blog on everything you need to know about the iPhone X.
What do past Swycha customers think about buying a refurbished iPhone X
Dave W bought an iPhone X from us in September 2021. Here’s what he said on independent platform reviews.co.uk
“I had a few questions about the quality of the phones, however the customer service team were fantastic and walked me through their phone check certification process. iPhone X arrive in a like-new condition and great batter life!”
What's in the box?
- Unlocked Refurbished iPhone X 64GB
- Sim Tool
- Lightning-2-USB Charging Cable
- 12-Month Warranty
Comes unlocked with free next day delivery (UK only, order by 2pm), 21-day money-back guarantee and a 12-month warranty.
Size and Weight
- Height: 5.65 inches (143.6 mm)
- Width: 2.79 inches (70.9 mm)
- Depth: 0.30 inch (7.7 mm)
- Weight: 6.14 ounces (174 grams)
- Super Retina HD display
- 5.8-inch (diagonal) all-screen OLED Multi-Touch display
- HDR display
- 2436-by-1125-pixel resolution at 458 ppi
- 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio (typical)
- True Tone display
- Wide color display (P3)
- 3D Touch
- 625 cd/m2 max brightness (typical)
- Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating
Splash, Water, and Dust Resistant
- Rated IP67 under IEC standard 605294
- A11 Bionic chip with 64-bit architecture
- Neural engine
- Embedded M11 motion coprocessor
- 12MP wide-angle and telephoto cameras
- Wide-angle: ƒ/1.8 aperture
- Telephoto: ƒ/2.4 aperture
- Optical zoom; digital zoom up to 10x
- Enabled by TrueDepth camera for facial recognition
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Why buy from Swycha?
12-month Swycha Warranty
We’ll stay by your side for the next 12-months, ensuring the below factors are all covered:
- We’ll repair the device if it does not work as expected
- If we’re unable to repair the device, we’ll provide you with suitable replacement
- We’ll provide you with 1st class support with troubleshooting your device
We’re not going to sell you a phone that we wouldn’t expect to use ourselves, so it will always be in tip-top shape, work like a dream and be unlocked to use on any network. All our handsets will have gone through a rigorous 108-point testing phase, so, if it doesn’t pass that, it’s not even going anywhere near you!
Free next-day delivery on all our phones (subject to conditions), because we live in a time where online orders placed today should be at our house tomorrow (thank you DPD!).
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