Refurbished vs pre-owned iPhones: A comparative analysis


Over the past few years, the trend of buying pre-used and refurbished smartphones, especially the high-end and expensive ones like iPhones has been on a rise. This global phenomenon has even influenced consumer behavior in Middle Eastern countries like the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Qatar, and others, so much so that Africa and Middle East Asia have emerged as high potential novel markets for pre-owned and refurbished smartphones. 

According to an IDC report, the market value of pre-owned and refurbished smartphones is projected to grow to $67 Billion by 2023. Even as we speak today, over 206.7 million refurbished and pre-owned smartphones have already been sold globally. However, while interacting with consumers an interesting revelation has been noticed. Most consumers are confused between pre-owned and refurbished iPhones. More surprisingly, most of the people often assume that both are the same, which is incorrect. To help our readers get a clearer picture of the differences between pre-owned and refurbished iPhones, we have come up with today’s blog. Let’s spend the next few minutes broadening our knowledge horizon about pre-owned and refurbished iPhones.

  • While refurbished iPhones are those which were returned by users as the handsets were found faulty or damaged, pre-owned iPhones are those returned within the free return period as the users might have changed their minds.
  • Refurbished iPhones are the ones diagnosed with some defects which are repaired and sold back into the market. Whereas pre-owned iPhones do not pose any risk of existing damage. 
  • Both pre-owned and refurbished iPhones are available at a discounted price compared to a brand new one. However, the prices may vary.
  • Experts advise buying pre-owned iPhones over refurbished ones as they are lower on the risk balance. 

KlickBargain specializes in pre-owned iPhones. If you are one of those who crave for an iPhone but can’t afford a brand new one, KlickBargain is your destination. Wondering why? Let’s check out together:

  • Pre-owned iPhones at the best bargain: KlickBargain offers the most competitive prices for pre-owned iPhones in UAE.
  • Assured warranty: All KlickBargain products come with an assured seller warranty ranging from 3 months to up to 12 months.
  • Free shipping: All products sold on KlickBargain come with a free shipping and fast and easy to track delivery.
  • 7-day easy return policy: KlickBargain offers a 7-day hassle-free return policy on all goods sold on its platform.
  • Graded products for ease of buying: All the pre-owned and refurbished iPhones sold on its platform are categorized into grades basis their condition starting from New Grade (for new pre-owned iPhones with no damage and refurbishment whatsoever) to C Grade (heavily used, refurbished iPhones with visible scratches or dents on the exterior). This is especially helpful for customers to make a more conscious decision.
  • Genuine products: All iPhone sold on its platform whether pre-owned or refurbished are genuine and authorized products.

From low price range (equal to budget smartphones), excellent condition, warranty assurance, great experience to ecological viability, pre-owned and refurbished iPhones come with a host of perks and benefits. Experts claim that the market is set to keep soaring higher and gain more acceptance and popularity worldwide over the upcoming years. 

So, if you have been parking the wish of buying an iPhone owing to its exorbitant price so far, wait no longer and get yourself a pre-owned or refurbished iPhone. Now that you know the difference you’re all set to make a smarter and better choice. Head on to and book your iPhone today.

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