Refurbished is the best bet for iPhone 11 Black Friday deals

Unexpectedly better than the iPhone 12.

Black Friday iPhone 11 unlocked deals

Buying the iPhone 11 unlocked for Black Friday 2021: An easy choice

Black Friday iPhone deals come around once a year, and November 2021 is no different. You can expect to see some pretty big savings across the board, with retailers putting on some of the biggest sales of the year. While you can definitely pick up an iPhone at a low price on Black Friday, you can shop similar deals on Back Market every day. 

Our refurbished iPhones are carefully inspected and repaired by our experts. Plus, all of our electronics are disinfected before we sell them, so you don't have to worry about germs, promise! If you want a like-new iPhone at a super competitive price, we've got plenty for you to browse through.

If you do want to do some Black Friday shopping, the unlocked iPhone 11 is one of the best iPhones to buy in 2021. Why? Well, for one, since it was just released in 2019, it’s still one of the fastest iPhones on the market. In many ways, it’s better than the base model iPhone 12. It has a bigger screen and much more battery life.

iPhone 11 vs. iPhone 12

The base model of the iPhone 12 is smaller than the iPhone 11.  And despite being a year newer, the iPhone 12 has a smaller battery and guzzles through that battery at a much faster rate because of its 5G antennas. Expect to get 3 more hours of usage time out of the iPhone 11 when compared to the iPhone 12 (!). It isn’t often that a newly released iPhone performs worse in any way when compared to an older model, but it’s 2020 and many of us have learned to expect the unexpected.

If you want the most powerful iPhone possible with excellent battery life, we suggest buying the iPhone 11 Pro or Pro Max this Black Friday.

Plus, you just can't deny the massive price difference between the iPhone 12 and 11. The 11 now usually starts at under $500, with the iPhone 12 coming in at around $699. The 11 has better battery life and it's a great value considering all of the features. We should mention that you can usually find the 11 on our site right now for under $400 🙂

What about the Apple iPhone 13?

The newest iPhone is the iPhone 13, and so naturally, it's the most expensive. There are three types in the series: iPhone 13 Mini, Pro, and Pro Max. These phones boast improved battery life, the A15 Bionic chip for 5G, and standard internal memory of 128GB. While these features are all very attractive, they come at a price. The Pro Max in particular starts at a whopping $1,099! The Mini is $699, which is still pretty expensive, in our opinion. 

There will be a few Black Friday 2021 deals to take advantage of if you want to invest in the iPhone 13, but you won't see as many as you will for older iPhones.

Because this is the newest iPhone, don't expect to see as many savings as you would with the 11 or 12. And, if you have to choose between the two, we definitely suggest you go with the 11.

Buy an unlocked iPhone 11 this Black Friday or Cyber Monday

The unlocked iPhone 11 will give you perks that a standard iPhone 11 may not have. The most important being its ability to work on other service carriers. Just make sure when buying the phone that it is able to work with all possible US networks. Don't get stuck with a phone you can't even use.  On our website, there are images of the compatible networks displayed below the product. 

There really aren’t many reasons to choose the iPhone 12 over the iPhone 11

There really isn’t much sense buying the iPhone 12 for this Black Friday. 5G is one of the only advantages that this phone offers over the iPhone 11, but the carrier service for 5G still isn’t widespread. In addition, the toll 5G places on an already smaller battery is significant. Tom’s Guide reports that the iPhone 11 can get about 11:16 (11 hours and 16 minutes) of usage on a charge, while the iPhone 12 can only get 8:25. Disappointing.

In a few years, 5G may become desirable, but let’s wait until the price of the iPhone 12 goes down before investing in this technology.

Why go for a refurbished iPhone?

If you want to save money and do something good for the environment, opt for a refurbished iPhone. You can reduce the negative impact that buying a new smartphone can have on the planet by using them for longer and buying them less often. The easiest way to do this is by purchasing a refurbished phone.

Plus, you won't have to wait until Black Friday or Cyber Monday to get a great deal on a high-quality device. Back Market offers refurbished iPhones on sale all year long. There's no pressure to buy buy buy a few days of the year because we offer the best deals no matter what season. 

Andre from Back Market
By Andre Kopacki, Content Manager

The kind of guy that likes technology a little too much and can't stop talking about it. Good thing I work at Back Market :D

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