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Cheap iPhone X: The Best iPhone to Buy in 2023?

Updated on June 28, 2023

Updated Feb 2, 2023 - iPhone X prices are really attractive compared to Apple's latest flagship models. See why buying a certified refurbished iPhone X is still worth it in 2023.

Where to buy a cheap iPhone X: costs and pricing

When the iPhone X was released in November 2017 with a price tag of $999, it was a little too expensive for our liking. Since then the price of the iPhone X has dropped dramatically and at the beginning of 2023 you can find a cheap iPhone X on Back Market for under $200 That's a steal considering you'll be getting a completely refurbished phone that works just like a new model from 2017. You might be inclined to wait for iPhone X prices to drop during the holiday season, but Back Market has discounts on smartphones from up to 30 to 70% all year long, so you can shop at your own pace.

If you're shopping around for the best iPhone X deals, you might occasionally run into lower prices, but you should consider only buying refurbished rather than a used iPhone X. Here's why.

Why “refurbished” is your best bet for a cheap iPhone X

If you buy a used iPhone X from somebody off the street that you found on an app or a website like eBay, you may be taking a risk. You're essentially agreeing to buy a device in an as-is condition. The seller may not even be fully aware of how the phone performs compared to how it's supposed to, and you can't really be sure on the condition of the device, even if it looks great from the outside. Additionally, when you buy a used smartphone, you're likely not getting any purchase protection or warranties, so even though you'll be saving a few dollars on the cheapest iPhone X you can find, you'll have to replace or fix it yourself if something goes wrong. 

Alternatively, you can shop around from trusted refurbished websites like Back Market. You'll still get a great deal on the iPhone X, but you'll have more peace of mind knowing that your phone has been properly cleaned, repaired and tested so that it's working like new. Plus when you buy an iPhone X at Back Market you'll be getting free standard shipping, a 1-year warranty and 30 days to change your mind. You might even find that you can upgrade to the iPhone XR and still stay within your budget to get an Apple iPhone X series smartphone.

iPhone X storage options: what's best for you?

The iPhone X only comes in options of 64 GB and 256 GB of storage space. That doesn't give you a lot of in between options if 64 GB isn't enough and 256 GB is more than you need. So that being said, if you find yourself saving lots of videos, photos, music and apps, then it's best to play on the safe side and opt for the 256 GB version.  

However, if you're looking for that middle-ground storage option, then you should consider the iPhone XR 128 GB. Oddly enough, Apple released the X series without the 128 GB option, so you can only get this with the iPhone XR. 128 GB is typically plenty of storage for most people to use their media as they please without needing to worry about hitting capacity.

Back Market iPhone X condition considerations

If you want to buy a cheap iPhone X on Back Market, the one last thing you need to remember is that you can select whatever product quality your heart may desire. Don’t mind a few scratches or “battle scars” on your device? Go for the “fair” grade. If you prefer your iPhone X to look brand new then you’re probably going to want to buy one in “excellent” condition. Keep in mind that whatever the exterior condition may be, all of these devices are still in perfect condition on the inside, so feel free to compromise the look of the exterior to save some money. Either way your iPhone X will still be working perfectly :)

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Written by Miguel Garza

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