It can be hard to decide which iPhone to buy for Black Friday or Cyber Monday. But let us give you a tip: you can't go wrong with buying a refurbished iPhone XR for this holiday season.
Wow, are my eyes lying to me? I’m seeing Black Friday iPhone XR deals for just over $300, but how is that even possible?
It’s because all these iPhone XR models are refurbished. The way it works is that we take used iPhones, give them to professionals to inspect not just physically but also with fancy scanner tools (kinda how your mechanic checks your car). Many times we’ll discover—thanks to this scan—that the battery needs to be replaced. So we replace the battery. And just like that, the iPhone will work like new. Many people complain that their old iPhone is no longer working as great as it once was. Did you know that the battery is the culprit in most of these cases? Yes, if your old iPhone is starting to give you issues with speed, first check if it isn’t the battery that’s causing it.
Since the iPhone XR comes with the A12 Bionic chip from 2018, this thing is still a great performer. And even though you can also get a great deal on a used model, be aware that Apple batteries typically last about 2 years before considerably losing longevity, and if you buy a used iPhone XR that isn’t refurbished it may still come with an old battery that renders it useless :( Refurbished is the right sweet spot for buying an iPhone XR this Black Friday. “New” is overpriced. “Used” isn’t trustworthy enough. But “refurbished” is just the right middle ground, giving you a deal that doesn’t sacrifice quality or affordability.
Yes, we reviewed this device already! Here is a link to our iPhone XR review that I wrote myself a couple months ago :) We really like this phone, but to make sure you like it, we suggest that you read this review to see if this is the right device for you. Hint: if you are willing to live with a chunkier iPhone for the added perks of amazing battery life and a bigger screen that’s great for videos, the iPhone XR is the best iPhone for your needs.
When not talking about the latest eco-friendly tech and reducing our carbon footprint, Brian enjoys the odd game of football, a classic horror (book or film) or just to kick back with a beer or a proper Scottish whisky. Slàinte Mhath!
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