iPhone 5s

There are currently a wide range of refurbished iPhone 5s models on offer on monthly contracts. Many include a free iPhone and cost less than £20 per month.

The iPhone 5s comes in stylish silver, space grey and gold finished which give the phone a premium, classy finish which when coupled with the powerful A7 processor and the latest version of iOS it makes for an unbeatable combination of style, speed and value.

Choose the model from our table below to be taken to a list of the best deals for that iPhone model. Be aware that there can be low stock of refurbished iPhone 5s’s but we update our comparison tables regularly so check back the next day to see if there has been replenished stock levels.

All you need to know about the Apple iPhone 5s

The iPhone 5s was released at the same time as the 5c and can be considered as the premium version of the iPhone 5 range. If the iphone 5c had similarities to past iPhone models, the 5s is a bridge apart. It was the first Apple iPhone to feature a 64-bit processor in the A7 and it also introduced TouchID to the world – fingerprint sensor technology.

At the time of release the phone was considered by most to be the best phone on the market. Although 2014 is not a long time ago, phone models move in fast upgrade cycles so it is reassuring to know that a refurbished iPhone 5s is still an extremely capable mobile phone. When you add the latest version of iOS into the equation the new software helps to unlock a number of different features on the phone such as increased functionality on TouchID which previously was exclusively only used for locking and unlocking the phone. Now it is integrated into numerous iPhone apps.

The camera is still the same 8 MP sensor that previous models used, but the software has been tweaked significantly by the introduction of a feature called “Focus Pixels”. This feature increases the speed and accuracy of the autofocus on the camera so you will find that your photos will tend to look sharper and it is much easier to get a great shot.

The 4 inch screen on the iPhone 5s was the last of this size. Later models have increased the size of the screen which has meant an increase in the width of the phone. This has led some people to have difficulty holding the later iPhones and having to resort to two-handed operation of the phone. There are no such problems with the iPhone 5s. The screen is as crisp and vibrant as ever thanks to the excellent IPS LCD retina display and you can operate the phone in one hand with no problem whatsoever.

Considering that the entry level iPhone 5s cost £549 in the UK at launch it is incredible to think that you can get a refurbished 16GB iPhone 5s free of charge on a monthly contract at around £17 per month at the time of writing. A premium phone at a bargain price.


Height – 4.87 inches
Width – 2.31 inches
Thickness – 7.6mm
Weight 112 grams
Available colours – Silver, space grey and gold


Size (diagonal) – 4 inches
Type – IPS LCD
Resolution – 640 x 1136 pixels
PPI – 326


Manufacturer – Apple
Model – A7 (1.3 GHz dual-core)


RAM size – 1 GB
RAM type – DDR2

Storage Capacity

Internal memory – 16GB, 32GB or 64GB


Capacity – 1560 mAh (non-removable)
Standby time – 250 hours (maximum)
Talktime – 10 hours (3G – maximum)
Music playback – 40 hours (maximum)


Wi-Fi support – Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual band, hotspot
Bluetooth – Bluetooth 4


Primary camera resolution – 8 megapixels at 3264 x 2448 pixels
Secondary camera resolution – 1.2 megapixels
Flash – dual LED
Focus – Autofocus
Video capture – 1080p at 30fps and 720p at 120fps


Version – Apple iOS 7 (upgradable to the latest iOS version)

Phone Ports

Headphone jack – 3.5mm
Video out – Yes
Charging port – Lightning

Refurbished iPhone 5s Review

A refurbished iPhone 5s is a definite recommendation for those that have an iPhone 5 model or older and represents great value on a refurbished contract for such a premium phone.
Written by: Michael F
Date Published: 14 December, 2015
4.5 / 5 stars