Guide to Buying a Refurbished iPhone 7 - WeSellTek

In September 2016 Apple introduced us to the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, which was billed as ‘the best’ and ‘most advanced iPhone ever’.

An iPhone 7 includes a new breakthrough camera system and a new improved battery which performs even better than its predecessor the iPhone 6S. This model is also the first iPhone not to have a physical home button, but a solid pressure sensitive haptic button instead.


Where can I buy an iPhone 7?

Many online retailers and marketplaces like Amazon and eBay have a wide choice of iPhone 7 phones. Lots of these sellers often advertise their handsets for great prices, and it often looks like a bargain and not be missed. In reality these handsets will be ‘used’ or ‘second hand’ phones and usually not be fully tested and functioning or come with a warranty. It is therefore important to always check the handset is a ‘refurbished iPhone’.

At WeSellTek, a handset is classed as refurbished, after it has undergone an extensive 70-point diagnostic check, a Check Mend search to ensure the device is not blacklisted, a thorough clean and polish, network unlock if needed, and a data wipe and factory restore to remove all data. Only then, once the phone has passed each stage with no defects, will a refurbished iPhone 7 be ready for sale and come with a 12-month warranty.

How much does a iPhone 7 cost? 

There are a number of different colours, capacities and cosmetic conditions available for the Apple iPhone 7, each of which will have a bearing on the price of a refurbished iPhone 7.

Below is a list of variants for the iPhone 7:


  • Rose Gold
  • Gold
  • Silver
  • Black
  • Jet Black


  • 32GB
  • 128GB
  • 256GB

(PRODUCT)RED™ is only available in 128GB and 256GB models.


  • Fair (Heavy signs of wear)
  • Good (Medium signs of wear)
  • Excellent (Light signs of wear)
  • Pristine (None to very light signs of wear)

More information on our Grading Criteria can be found here.


A brand new iPhone 7 had an RRP of around £500 when it was first released in 2016. A refurbished iPhone 7 can now be purchased for as little as £90 for a fair condition handset and up to £180 for a pristine condition handset. Here at WeSellTek a few examples of how much our refurbished iPhone 7 handsets are priced here at:

  • Refurbished iPhone 7, 32GB, Good Condition, Network Unlocked £99.95
  • Refurbished iPhone 7, 128GB, Excellent Condition, Network Unlocked £149.95
  • Refurbished iPhone 7, 256GB, Pristine Condition, Network Unlocked £179.95

iPhone 7 Specs

refurbished iphone 7


iPhone 7: Key Features

  • Height: 5.44 inches 
  • Width: 2.64 inches
  • Depth: 0.28 inches
  • Weight: 138 grams
  • Screen: 4.7-inch (diagonal) retina HD display
  • A10 Fusion chip
  • Touch ID
  • Nano-SIM tray
  • IP67 Rated
  • 12MP Rear Facing Camera with 5x digital zoom, six-element lens, and optical image stabilization
  • 4K video recording at 30 fps, 2x optical zoom, Slo-mo video support for 1080P at 120 fps
  • 7MP front facing camera with retina flash, Smart HDR and wide colour capture, 1080p HD video recording

A used iPhone 7 operates and functions exactly the same to that of a brand new iPhone 7. The only difference is down to the cosmetic condition.

iPhone 7 Performance

The Apple iPhone 7 features a 4.7 inch Screen and includes a powerful A10 Fusion chip which is 40% faster than the iPhone 6S and really delivers unbelieve performance and speed to the phone.

An iPhone 7 features a 1,960 mAh lithium polymer battery and can be charged via the lightning charging cable either through a mains plug or through a USB outlet.

Apple have stated, this model will last up to 2 hours longer than the iPhone 6S and will allow for up to 12 hours internet use, 13 hours video playback, and 14 hours talk time usage.

A iPhone 7 sold here at WeSellTek will go through an extensive testing process so that there is no difference in performance or functionality from that of a brand new handset, making them more reliable than cheaper used or second hand markets available on the market.

Does a refurbished iPhone 7 come with a new battery? 

All of our refurbished iPhone 7 phones have a battery health of a minimum of 80% or above, with all batteries extensively tested and battery drain tested to ensure there are no issues. Should an issue be found with the iPhone battery, the battery is then replaced, and the refurbished iPhone 7 is then retested, and drain tested again to ensure the issue has been resolved and the mobile phone has a long lasting life. If during the testing process no issues are found with the battery, then this will not be replaced.

Stats for the iPhone 7 battery Life? 

According to Apple the iPhone 7 lasts up to 2 hours longer than the previous model the iPhone 6S! Apple also state the phone is capable of up to 10 days on standby, up to 14 hours of talk time, and up to 12 hours of internet use on a single charge, and up to 40 hours and 13 hours for audio and video playback respectively.

Here at WeSellTek, our refurbished iPhone 7’s, will have at least 80% battery health, and in most cases this will usually higher.

Does a iPhone 7 have wireless charging?

The iPhone 7 does not support the wireless charging feature. It’s successor the iPhone 8, is the first iPhone designed by Apple to feature the wireless charging function.

How much storage is in a iPhone 7? 

Like its predecessor the iPhone 6S, the Apple iPhone 7 has 2GB of RAM which is ample to run all those active processes likes apps and games or music.

A iPhone 7 is available in 3 different memory capacities, 32GB, 128GB, and 256GB. Anyone who stores lots of data, apps, music or video’s on their phone, the 256GB option would be perfect choice to make, whereas anyone who regularly uploads there data to the iCloud and doesn’t store it on their phone, then the lower 32GB memory choice would be ideal and provide a great saving on the higher capacity.

Does a iPhone 7 come in its original box? 

A refurbished iPhone 7 from WeSellTek will be supplied in a plain white box and will come with a brand new UK mains plug, USB charging Lead, and a sim release tool, regardless of the cosmetic condition chosen.

Does a iPhone 7 come with headphones? 

Apple designed the iPhone 7 totally different to previous iPhones as there is no headphone jack on this model. Headphones can be used though, either through Bluetooth, or via a lightning connector adapter.

Our refurbished handsets do not include headphones in the box, but we do sell these separately and can be purchased on our accessories page.

Does a iPhone 7 come with a charger?

Here are WeSellTek, all of our iPhone 7’s are supplied with a new UK mains plug along with a lightning to USB charging cable, which will allow the device to be used and charged straight from the box.

Does a iPhone 7 come with a SIM Card?

Our handsets are not supplied with a SIM card. Our refurbished iPhone 7 phones are network unlocked and as such any network SIM card can be inserted into the handset making it ready to use straight from the box. SIM cards can be picked up from a network providers such as EE, Vodafone or O2 easily.

On occasions we may have some network locked iPhone 7’s, which can be found on our sale page for a great low price, so keep a check for a bargain!

iPhone 7 Camera performance?

An Apple iPhone 7 includes a superb 28mm 12 Megapixel camera system that features a 5x digital zoom and optical image stabilisation. Other features include, wide colour capture, exposure control, autofocus, HDR and burst mode, all of which give a brighter, sharper and more detailed photo.

This model phone also boasts an upgraded 7 Megapixel front facing camera with improved sensor technology which allows for all those special selfie moments or facetime calls to be had.

iPhone 7 Video performance?

The iPhone 7 allows 4K video recording at 30 frames per second with 1080P video recording for both the front and rear facing camera. A digital zoom of up to 6x and a fantastic optical image stabilization and autofocus, those video’s really can be caught in the highest quality!

During our refurbishment process, the cameras are fully tested to ensure there are no defects and the quality is exactly as it should be. If any defects are found, the camera is replaced, and the device is then retested to ensure the fault has been resolved.


Does the iPhone 7 have Face ID?

An Apple iPhone 7 does not have the capabilities to use the Face ID feature that is found on the anniversary model the iPhone X and onwards.

This model does include the popular Touch ID function which is located in the home button and is accessed by a fingerprint.

If you’re looking for a great bargain and not too bothered about having the Touch ID feature on a iPhone 7, head over to our Sale page where there may be some fully functioning handsets without the home button or Touch ID function.

Does an iPhone 7 come with a warranty?

A refurbished iPhone 7 should always come with a warranty, and in most cases all reputable retailers will offer a 12-month warranty to cover any manufacture defects.

Here at WeSellTek, we offer a 12-month warranty and a 14-day no-hassle returns policy to give you peace of mind and provide some comfort that your refurbished iPhone will fully function and work as you would expect.

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