Our Smartphone articles

Don't gamble on finding the right smartphone - make an informed decision with expert insights, comparisons, reviews and advice. We live and breath smartphones at Back Market from the latest rumoured models to retro and timeless devices. Whether for a tech-head, the kids, your mum or you, our expert reviews and advice can help you to make an informed decision so you don't get the wrong end of the stick when you buy.

Into everything Apple or stuck on Samsung? Ready to give Huawei or some lesser known brands a go? Whatever you're looking for, we have the insights, reviews and (most importantly) the best deals to ensure you get a smartphone that's got the specs and style you're looking for.

Our Android articles

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    Should I buy the Samsung Galaxy S8, or the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus?

    So you need a new phone, and have zeroed in on the refurbished Samsung Galaxy S8, and the refurbished Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus. Great choices both! These guys are absolute monsters in innovation and design with their glass-and-metal sandwich designs, and spillover edge-to-edge screens. Right off the bat however, you should know that the processor, camera, and technical specs are almost the same in the refurbished Samsung Galaxy S8, and the refurbished Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus, so the difference is mostly in size, price and battery life.Read on, and hopefully you'll have decided on whether the refurbished Samsung Galaxy S8, or the refurbished Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus makes its way to your pocket.

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    How to choose a Samsung Galaxy S9 ?

    Samsung stands out as a leading smartphone manufacturer for a good reason – quality. The company did not become the bestseller of Android devices overnight. Its flagship product line, Samsung Galaxy S, offers users new premium features and aesthetics with every release. The Samsung Galaxy S9 is one of the finest smartphones in the Galaxy S family. Its official launch was in March 2018, but it remains one of the most sought-after android devices. Are you wondering why anyone would be shopping for a device so old in the market? Hang on. If you want the best value for your hard-earned cash, don't be the first to buy a newly launched product unless you want to be a guinea pig. It's best to wait until the first buyers to review it.

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Our iPhone articles

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    iPhone 7 vs iPhone 7 plus : Which One Should You Buy?

    So you're mulling over the refurbished iPhone 7, and the refurbished iPhone 7 Plus? Great choices both. Prices have fallen considerably, and with Back Market, you'll be enjoying a deeper discount (with peace of mind) but more on our quality charter later. Let's get right into it then - hopefully you'll have decided on a winner by the end of this article - will it be the refurbished iPhone 7, or the refurbished iPhone 7 Plus.

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    Our iPhone X Review & Opinion

    All hail the glorious Apple brand, beloved by tech connoisseurs across the world (and potentially beyond). If you'd already pledged your lifelong devotion to the iPhone series then you'll be feeling pretty smug right now - we're going to go right out there and say it; we think the iPhone X may be one of the finest mobile phones ever made. Ready to be seduced by a piece of near-pristine phone technology? Come join us dear reader on a handset journey...;)

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    iPhone X vs iPhone XR

    In the 21st century, mobile phones have become somewhat of an additional limb for everyone. Well, except the few who refuse to be in touch with the times. When it comes to mobile phones, no discussion can be genuinely complete without mentioning iPhones. These Apple products have come to epitomize class and functionality in the smartphone sector.

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    iPhone XS reviews

    It is the small things that matter to the consumer, and Apple has given its customers all reason to continue being loyal. The iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and the iPhone XR were launched in 2018. The models have improved battery life, better cameras, and a boost in performance. Previously iPhones lagged in the battery life category, but with the new XS models, the smartphone’s battery life is on the leaderboard. All these improvements give you enough reason to pick the iPhone over other smartphone brands. We shall discuss some of the different iPhone XS tests, including the drop test, battery life test, processor speed, and camera test.

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    How to choose an iPhone X ?

    When looking for the best iPhone to buy, it is essential to look at your prospective phone's features and price. iPhone X is an excellent choice for those looking for the best smartphone with useful features. iPhone smartphones are popularly known for their security, ease of use, and integration with other Apple products. We will help you learn how to choose the best refurbished iPhone X and get value for your money.

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    Which iPhone is the best value for money?

    Can you believe the first iPhone was only released in 2007? Neither can we. It feels as though our beloved Apple iPhone handsets have been glued to hands for life. :D For those of us who are die-hard Apple fans, the only real question at Black Friday or contract renewal time is which iPhone to choose. Looking to save a bit of cash into the bargain - and buy before Black Friday comes around? Welcome to the wonderful world of Back Market, where we'll save you serious money on the best value iPhones available. Let's dig deeper into this joyous world of affordable premium technology...

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    iPhone 11 vs iPhone X

    So you've decided to treat yourself to a refurbished iPhone, and have zeroed in on the iPhone X and the iPhone 11. Stellar choices both, but what you eventually decide to buy depends on what you're looking for in a phone. Good looks? Power? Prestige? Okay, we're going a bit too far here ;-) On a serious note though, both phones provide serious value-for-money and won't disappoint. In fact, the latest IOS update 14.0.1 available on both devices will give you that seamless experience you've been waiting for on a mobile device. Let's get started then - hopefully by the end of this guide, you'll have made up your mind!

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    iPhone XS Max Review

    The Apple iPhone XS Max was launched in September 2018, and since then, it has been dominating the world of smartphones. This Apple iPhone is the complete package. It is equipped with new and better features than its predecessors (i.e., iPhone X, iPhone XR, and iPhone XS). On Back Market, we present you with both new and refurbished iPhone XS Max. And in this guide, we take you through the outstanding features of iPhone XS Max, from camera quality to screen design, hardware to the physical structure. This will help you flawlessly navigate the phone and get the best out of it.

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    Why a Refurbished iPhone XR is affordable superior functionality

    Since the very first iPhone was launched more than a decade ago, every September there’s a customary annual rush to own the latest model. As the technology improves and more features have been added, the price tag has steadily crept up to a front-page grabbing £1000. But that’s all well and good if you simply can’t do without the very latest iPhone—a lot of us out here can’t either. But what if all you want is a lightning-fast iPhone with excellent features without stretching your purse strings too much?

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    iPhone 11 Pro Review

    The iPhone 11 series was released in September 2019 and includes the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max. The iPhone 11 Pro is an excellent, high-spec smartphone powered by an A13 bionic chip, Apple's fastest processor to date. Standout features of this device include a crisp, OLED display, a triple rear camera with optical and digital zoom that captures beautiful images and superb 4K video. It also features Bluetooth 5.0, NFC with reader mode, in-built GPS, plus, it has a decent battery life, slightly longer than the iPhone XS. Trusted Reviews deem it to be one of the most complete iPhones Apple has ever produced.

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    A refurbished iPhone 11 is a pocket-friendly investment

    We’re all about the latest and most cutting-edge devices here at Back Market. The differences between this and previous year’s iPhone are more iterative than revolutionary. Additionally, the cost of the latest flagship device is soaring through the roof. So, could this be the time to save a few hundred quid and choose a refurbished iPhone 11 as your next phone?

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    Why to choose an iPhone 11

    Apple released its newest and possibly sleekest iPhone model in September 2019, the iPhone 11. This, along with the iPhone 11 Pro & iPhone 11 Pro Max, make up the 11th gen iPhone family, following on from the iPhone XS. With the price dropping after the release of the iPhone 12 and the specs still incredible, it's a no brainer of a phone choice. The only real question you have to ask yourself is which model to choose.

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