Which iPhone should I buy?

With the number of iPhones available on the market, we often ask ourselves, "Which iPhone should I buy?" That's why we offer you a short guide to help you choose the iPhone that best suits your needs.

Why buy a used or refurbished iPhone?

If you’re buying a new iPhone, you don’t really have too many options. There are only a handful of current models being offered, and probably only one that really fits your needs and budget. However, once you look at the used/refurbished market, you'll start to realise that you have many more choices. You’ll start to see used iPhones with bigger screens, smaller screens, notched screens, no headphone jacks etc.

Anyways, we’ve all heard of the Myers-Briggs personality test, but where's the test for what iPhone model you should buy? That's why we decided to compile this list to give you a better idea of which refurbished iPhone you should buy :)

Fun Fact: Did you know that despite the iPhone 5S being released in 2013, it regularly received the newest updates until 2019 when iOS 13 was released? That’s a very long time for a device to be on the cutting edge! iPhones are updated for much longer than Android phones and thus hold their value better. Yay for refurbished iPhones!

I'm looking for a cheap iPhone

If you want to find cheap iPhone deals, refurbished iPhones are the best way to get a cheap iPhone. As mentioned, the selection is huge; from the older iPhone 8 to the iPhone X to the latest iPhone 13 models - which one should you buy? 

👉 If you are interested in a high-end iPhone, we recommend reading our comparison of the iPhone 11 vs 12 vs 13.

Instead of paying close to £1,000 for Apple's newest smartphones, you can get a used iPhone refurbished between 30% and 70% cheaper than a new one. In addition, a refurbished iPhone achieves top quality ratings thanks to the professional technicians we have on our site, since obsolete parts have been replaced. At Back Market you also get a 12-month extra guarantee and a 30-day right to return if unsatisfied. So you can try it out without any worry whether the mobile phone really suits you or not.

Looking for a new set of headphones to compliment your commute? Back Market's selection of refurbished headphones is pretty amazing!

I'm looking for the iPhone with the best performance

The iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max are undoubtedly the best iPhones if performance is what matters most to you. As they have the latest A15 Bionic processor and the most memory of any iPhone, they clearly lead the way when it comes to speed. Since the iPhone 13 Pro Max price is a bit higher though, you can also fall back on the previous models of the iPhone 12 and iPhone 11 series if you prefer a slightly cheaper iPhone with equally excellent performance.  

👉 Reading tip:  iPhone 12: price, release date and technical sheet