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Deciding which iPhone is right for you...

There is plenty of choice when it comes to refurbished iPhones on our website, almost too much in fact. Chances are if you are reading this feature however, you have at least narrowed your options down to the iPhone.

So as you have discarded Android, Windows Phone and BlackBerry, as well as the other lesser-known options in favour of Apple, we are here to help you decide which iPhone is best for you.

Apple's latest iPhone's include the SE, the iPhone 6S, the iPhone 7, the iPhone 6S Plus and the iPhone 7 Plus, so which one is the one for you? Let us explain the differences to help you figure out which you should spend your cash on.

The refurbished iPhone SE is the perfect iPhone for those that want a smaller, cheaper iPhone. You get a great camera and some powerful specs, but in a smaller and more compact format.

The refurbished  iPhone 6S is a little cheaper than the latest model, while still offering some great features and power. It's the model for those that aren't after the latest and greatest specs, but those that want a great iPhone with a display that sits in the middle of the smallest and largest.

The refurbished iPhone 7 is Apple's newest model, sporting a new camera, better battery, refined design and waterproofing. It doesn't feature everything Apple has to offer, as that's in the refurbished iPhone 7 Plus, but it's as close as you'll get without going big.

The refurbished iPhone 6S Plus is the perfect iPhone for those who want the great design aesthetics of the iPhone 6S but on a larger scale. Again, it doesn't have every feature Apple offers but if you want big and you're looking to spend a little less than the price of the iPhone 7 Plus, the iPhone 6S Plus could be the one for you.

The  refurbished iPhone 7 Plus is the iPhone that has it all, including the price and its own unique camera setup that none of its siblings offer. It is the iPhone for those that want everything Apple has to offer, in a larger handset.

  • Dimensions: 123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6mm, 113g
  • Display: 4-inch, 1136 x 640 (326ppi)
  • Storage: 16GB, 64GB
  • Battery: Up to 14 hours
  • Colours: Space Grey, Silver, Gold, Rose Gold
  • Price:  £240

The iPhone SE is the smallest and lightest iPhone available, offering the smallest display.

There is a 12-megapixel f/2.2 rear camera with all same features the iPhone 6S including 4K video recording, a True Tone flash and Live Photos. The front-facing camera has a lower resolution than the iPhone 6S at 1.2-megapixels and a narrower aperture at f/2.4 but it does offer the Retina flash like the larger iPhone 6S. 

Touch ID and NFC are also both on board the iPhone SE meaning Apple Pay support, something which the preceding iPhone 5S didn't offer. The iPhone SE might be small but it is powerful with the A9 chip under the hood along with the M9 co-processor which is the element that allows your phone to act as a step tracker, among other things.

In a nutshell, the iPhone SE is a smaller and more compact version of the iPhone 6S with a slightly different design and a few missing features.

  • Dimensions: 138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1mm, 143g
  • Display: 4.7-inch, 1334 x 750 (326ppi), 3D Touch
  • Storage: 32GB, 128GB
  • Battery: Up to 14 hours
  • Colours: Space Grey, Silver, Gold, Rose Gold
  • Price: £320

The Apple iPhone 6S features an almost identical design to 2014's iPhone 6 but it brings more powerful specs, a few additional features such as 3D touch and a better camera.

Like the iPhone SE, the iPhone 6S has a 12-megapixel rear snapper with an aperture of f/2.2, capable of 4K video recording and Live Photos. It misses out on optical image stabilisation, a feature the 6S Plus and latest iPhone 7 models offer, but its front-facing snapper sees an increase in resolution from the SE's 1.2-megaixels to 5-megapixels.

As mentioned, the iPhone 6S has 3D Touch, offering users access to different features based on the force with which they press, something the iPhone SE misses out on, and it offers support for 4G LTE Advanced up to 300Mbps, compared to the iPhone SE's 150Mbps max.

If you want a larger, powerful iPhone but you aren't looking for a phablet or the latest model, the 6S is a great option. It has some powerful specs, even if not the latest, in a slim, premium design.

  • Dimensions: 138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1mm, 138g, IP67 Water resistant
  • Display: 4.7-inch, 1334 x 750 (326ppi), 3D Touch
  • Storage: 32GB, 128GB, 256GB
  • Battery: Up to 14 hours
  • Colours: Silver, Gold, Rose Gold, Black, Jet Black
  • Price: Currently out of stock

The iPhone 7 is Apple's latest iPhone flagship, alongside its bigger brother the iPhone 7 PLus. As a whole, it offers a similar design to the iPhone 6S but it makes a few refinements here and there.

The antenna strips across the rear have moved resulting in a cleaner look, while Apple has also said goodbye to the headphone jack, replacing it with stereo speakers. It also adds waterproofing and ditches the Space Grey colour option in favour of Black and Jet Black.

In terms of performance, there is a new chip, called the A10 Fusion with embedded M10 motion co processor and a new camera also joins the party. The rear sees a 12-megapixel sensor with an aperture of f/1.8, while the front benefits from a 7-megapixel snapper with an aperture of f/2.2.

The iPhone 7 features optical image stabilisation on the rear, along with a Quad-LED True Tone flash, while the front sees auto image stabilisation. If you want everything the iPhone 6S offers and more, the iPhone 7 is where it is at.


  • Dimensions: 158.2 x 77.9 x 7.3mm, 192g
  • Display: 5.5-inch, 1920 x 1080 (401ppi), 3D Touch
  • Storage: 32GB, 128GB
  • Battery: Up to 24 hours
  • Colours: Space Grey, Silver, Gold, Rose Gold
  • Price: From £360

The iPhone 6S Plus is one of the big friendly giants of the iPhone world and the cheaper way to get your hands on one of the two Apple phablets available, as well as one of two the iPhones with an up to 24 hour battery life.

The iPhone 6S Plus is very similar to the iPhone 6S in terms of specs and it is almost identical to its predecessor - the iPhone 6 Plus - in terms of design, but like the iPhone 6S, it packs in extra tech here and there.

The iPhone 6S Plus offers 3D Touch, as well as a new camera, even if it isn't new anymore, but it misses out on the waterproofing and the latest dual-lens camera setup found on the iPhone 7 Plus.

There is a 12-megapixel f/2.2 snapper on the rear and a 5-megapixel f/2.4 snapper on the front along with all the same features of the iPhone 6S including Live Photos and 4K video recording. You will also find optical image stabilisation on the iPhone 6S Plus, which isn't available on the iPhone 6S, but it doesn't offer auto image stabilisation on the front like the iPhone 7 models. 

  • Dimensions: 158.2 x 77.9 x 7.3mm, 188g, IP67 water resistant
  • Display: 5.5-inch, 1920 x 1080 (401ppi), 3D Touch
  • Storage: 32GB, 128GB, 256GB
  • Battery: Up to 24 hours
  • Colours: Silver, Gold, Rose Gold, Black, Jet Black
  • Price: Out of stock.

The iPhone 7 PLus is the second of the options for those that want an Apple phablet, and the second of the two newest Apple devices available. It's the same size as the iPhone 6S Plus, but lighter, and it comes with a few refinements, like the iPhone 7, along with a few new features.

Like the smaller model, the iPhone 7 Plus sees a cleaner rear thanks to the move of the antenna bands. It also loses the headphone jack, introduces stereo speakers, adds IP67 water and dust resistance to its slim, metal body and offers a brighter display.

The iPhone 7 Plus has the A10 Fusion processor with embedded M10 motion coprocessor under its hood, but it is claimed to have a battery life of up to two more hours than the iPhone 6S Plus.

Apple's latest and greatest phablet's most differentiating feature is its rear camera though. Unlike the iPhone 7 that shares many of the same specs, the iPhone 7 Plus has a dual-camera setup on the back. Two 12-megapixel sensors are on board, one a wide-angle lens, the other a telephoto lens, allowing the iPhone 7 Plus to offer better zoom functionality and bokeh images.


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