How Much Cheaper Are Refurbished Phones?

Buying a new smartphone can be very expensive, which is one of the main reasons lots of people choose to buy a refurbished handset here at Mazuma, where you can potentially save hundreds of pounds on your new phone.


We compared eight popular phones, which worked out from around £100 up to as much as £550 cheaper when purchased refurbished compared to new, with an average saving of £319!

refurbished phone price comparison

PhoneRefurbished PriceNew PriceHow Much Cheaper?
Samsung Galaxy Note 9£374.9£925.0£550.01
Apple iPhone XS Max£569.99£1,049.00£519.01
Samsung Galaxy S9£284.99£739.00£454.01
Apple iPhone XS£529.99£909.00£379.01
Apple iPhone 8 Plus£424.99£629.00£204.01
Apple iPhone 8£279.99£479.00£199.01
Apple iPhone XR£444.99£629.00£184.01
Apple iPhone 11£774.99£879.00£104.01
Average Saving £319.14


Apple Refurbished Phone Savings

Apple iPhones are among the most popular smartphones in the world, but they don’t come cheap, with a list price of £909 for a new iPhone XS, or over £1,000 for the XS Max.


However, you can make some excellent savings by opting for a refurbished Apple iPhone model here at Mazuma, with the same phones available from £529.99 and £569.99 respectively, which makes for an amazing saving of £379.01 or £479.01.


You can even make a good saving on the iPhone 11, which was only released toward the end of last year, at a price of £879.


But here at Mazuma, you can pick up a like-new iPhone 11 from just £774.99, which makes for a saving of £104 on one of the very latest handsets.

Samsung Refurbished Phone Savings

Of the eight devices that we looked at, Samsung refurbished phones had the biggest savings when buying refurbished, with the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 showing the largest saving.


A new Note 9 from O2 will set you back £925, but you can get the same phone for over half the price here at Mazuma, from just £374.99, an incredible saving of £550.


You can also make a great saving on the Galaxy S9 too. The S9 currently retails at £739 at O2, but here at Mazuma you can pick it up from £284.99.


As you can see, opting for a refurbished phone can save you some serious money when it’s time to buy a new phone, especially if you choose to buy an unlocked device and pair it with a cheap SIM-only deal. Why not get cash for your old phone and sell your Samsung, old iPhone or another make and model, to put a bit extra towards your new refurbished phone.


Note that all of the prices above were correct as of 27/01/2020 and reflect the cheapest available price for each device at that time, actual prices will vary depending on the specific handset and deal that you choose.

This article has 6 comments

    • Mazuma Customer Service Reply

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  1. Harry Payne Reply

    I am a fan of refurbished phones. They are economical and moreover do not let the waste phones go to landfills. Thanks you for sharing the blog.

  2. Refurbished Phone Reply

    Refurbished phones are cheaper than new phones but expensive than second hand phones. These phones and their parts are properly tested by technicians and then handover to the customers. On the other hand, second hand phones are directly bought from customer to customer. So the Refurbished phones are a little bit expensive than second hand phones but they include lots of benefits like the possibility of getting a replacement and return policies with a new set of accessories.

  3. Jean Shannon Reply

    I believe that instead of buying a new phone, try buying a refurbished phone. I bought myself an Refurbished iPhone X from Cell Crazy and it has been 3 years and it does not have any issues till date, i know apple never does. But 5 years ago, i bought myself a new iPhone 11 and trust me in 3 months it stopped and had faulty software. So go ahead and buy a refurbished phone first.

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