Refurbished: Which high-end smartphone for under 500 euros? – Yahoo News

These Apple iPhones are some of the best devices to buy used. – Photo credit: JAKUB PORZYCKI / NurPhoto via AFP

Changing your smartphone is a gesture that has become part of everyday life for hundreds of millions of people in a decade. Until the early 2020s, almost all renewals were for a new product, with the old device kept in a drawer or sent back to less wealthy countries for almost shameful reuse.

Nowadays, giving an electronic device a second life is not only financially interesting, but also a noble and environmentally conscious act. Here you will find a selection of the best smartphones of the older generation to buy used on your favorite platform from the growing range, to the Back Market , Fnac-Darty, Boulanger, Rebuy and Recommerce. And all of this while observing our precautionary instructions.

iPhone or Android?

Apple devices are some of the most durable on the market, making it even more interesting to buy them used. You can use the iPhone 13, which is mainly available in mini format below the 500 euro mark. Otherwise, the iPhone 12 remains a good solution. It is cheaper, but the software is unlikely to be updated after 2025. Software updates are generally guaranteed for five years. In September, the latest version of the system, iOS 17, was released for all iPhones sold from 2018 (i.e. iPhone 11 and newer models).

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