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Choosing the Right Unlocked iPhone

Whatever your case may be and if you are currently looking for an iPhone, we recommend that you read the article that could clear some doubts about the current catalog of devices of the Californian giant.

We know that the brand of the bitten apple has one of the highest customer satisfaction and retention rates in the industry, and for this reason, there are few who test the iPhone and leave the platform by other manufacturers. Now, if someone wants to buy their first terminal of this popular mobile, it will not have anything easy: Apple has, for the first time, an extensive range of options and prices that we will decipher next.

Bestseller No. 1
Apple iPhone SE 16 GB Unlocked, Gold (Certified Refurbished)
  • This Certified Refurbished product has been tested and certified to work and look like new, with minimal to no signs of wear, by a specialized third-party seller approved by Amazon. The product is backed by a minimum 90-day warranty, and may arrive in a generic brown or white box. Accessories may be generic and not directly from the manufacturer.
  • Retina display; 4inch (diagonal) LEDbacklit widescreen MultiTouch display
  • 12megapixel iSight camera with 1.22 pixels; f/2.2 aperture; Hybrid IR filter; Panorama (up to 63 megapixels)
  • 4K video recording (3840 by 2160) at 30 fps; Slomo video support for 1080p at 120 fps and 720p at 240 fps; Take 8-megapixel still photos while recording 4K video
  • FaceTime HD Camera: 1.2megapixel photos; f/2.4 aperture; Improved local tone mapping; Retina Flash; Talk time: Up to 14 hours on 3G
Bestseller No. 2
Apple iPhone 6, GSM Unlocked, 16GB - Gold (Certified Refurbished)
  • This Certified Refurbished product has been tested and certified to work and look like new, with minimal to no signs of wear, by a specialized third-party seller approved by Amazon. The product is backed by a minimum 90-day warranty, and may arrive in a generic brown or white box. Accessories may be generic and not directly from the manufacturer.
  • Factory unlocked iPhones are GSM models and are ONLY compatible with GSM carriers like AT&T and T-Mobile as well as other GSM networks around the world. They WILL NOT WORK with CDMA carriers like Sprint, Verizon and the likes. The phone requires a nano SIM card (not included in the package).
Bestseller No. 3
Apple iPhone 6 GSM Unlocked, 64 GB - Space Gray (Certified Refurbished)
  • This Certified Refurbished - Good Condition product has gone through an 18 point inspection process. It will have small scratches on the casing but the screen will be in good condition. It has passed the same functionality testing and is backed by the same 90-day warranty as all Certified Refurbished products on Amazon. The product ships with the battery, USB Cable and a charger and will arrive in a generic box.
  • 4.7-inch LED-backlit IPS LCD Capacitive Touchscreen, 750 x 1334 pixel resolution with Ion-strengthened Glass, Oleophobic Coating
  • iOS, Chipset: Apple A8, Processor: Dual-Core 1.4 GHz Typhoon (ARM v8-based), GPU: PowerVR GX6450 (Quad-Core Graphics)
  • 8 Megapixel Camera with f/2.2, 29mm, phase detection autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash, 1/3" sensor size, 1.5 m pixel size + 1.2 Megapixel Front Camera with f/2.2, 31mm, [email protected]
  • Internal Memory: 64GB
SaleBestseller No. 4
Bestseller No. 5
Apple iPhone 5S 16GB GSM Unlocked, Space Gray (Certified Refurbished)
  • This Certified Refurbished product has been tested and certified to work and look like new, with minimal to no signs of wear, by a specialized third-party seller approved by Amazon. The product is backed by a minimum 90-day warranty, and may arrive in a generic brown or white box. Accessories may be generic and not directly from the manufacturer.
  • 4.0-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 640 pixels by 1136 pixels at a PPI of 326 pixels per inch.
  • 1.3GHz dual-core Apple A7 (64-bit ARMv8) processor
  • 8-megapixel primary camera on the rear and a 1.2-megapixel front shooter for selfies.
  • 16GB of internal storage cannot be expanded.
Bestseller No. 6
Apple iPhone 7-32GB - GSM Unlocked - Black (Certified Refurbished)
  • This Certified Refurbished product is tested and certified to look and work like new. The refurbishing process includes functionality testing, basic cleaning, inspection, and repackaging. The product ships with all relevant accessories, a minimum 90-day warranty, and may arrive in a generic box. Only select sellers who maintain a high performance bar may offer Certified Refurbished products on Amazon.com
  • New 7MP front-facing camera
  • Advanced solid-state home button for better responsiveness
  • 12MP iSight back camera takes 4K Video
  • A10 Fusion chipset
Bestseller No. 7
Apple iPhone 6S Plus, GSM Unlocked, 16 GB – Rose Gold (Certified Refurbished)
  • This Certified Refurbished product has been tested and certified to work and look like new, with minimal to no signs of wear, by a specialized third-party seller approved by Amazon. The product is backed by a minimum 90-day warranty, and may arrive in a generic brown or white box. Accessories may be generic and not directly from the manufacturer.
  • 5.50-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1080 pixels by 1920 pixels at a PPI of 401 pixels per inch.
  • Powered by A9 processor with 64 bit, M9 Motion Chip
  • 12-megapixel primary camera on the rear and a 5-megapixel front shooter for selfies.
  • 16GB of internal storage cannot be expanded
Bestseller No. 8
Apple iPhone 6 16GB Factory Unlocked GSM 4G LTE Smartphone, Silver (Certified Refurbished)
  • This Certified Refurbished product is tested and certified to look and work like new. The refurbishing process includes functionality testing, basic cleaning, inspection, and repackaging. The resulting product includes all relevant accessories, comes with a minimum 90-day warranty, and may arrive in a generic box. Only sellers who meet a high performance bar may offer Certified Refurbished products on Amazon.com
  • 4.7-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit widescreen Multi-Touch display with IPS technology.
  • New 8-megapixel iSight camera with 1.5 pixels
  • A8 chip with 64-bit architecture. M8 motion coprocessor, 1080p HD video recording (30 fps or 60 fps)
  • 1080p HD video recording (30 fps or 60 fps)
SaleBestseller No. 9
Apple iPhone 6S, Fully Unlocked, 64GB - Space Gray (Certified Refurbished)
  • 4.70-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 750 pixels by 1334 pixels at a PPI of 326 pixels per inch.
  • Powered by A9 processor with 64 bit, M9 Motion Chip
  • 12-megapixel primary camera on the rear and a 5-megapixel front shooter for selfies.
  • 64GB of internal storage (expandable with iCloud)
  • "A Certified Refurbished product has been tested and certified to work and look like new, with minimal to no signs of wear, by a manufacturer or specialized third-party seller approved by Amazon. All products are backed by a minimum 90-day warranty."
Bestseller No. 10
Apple iPhone 6 Plus, GSM Unlocked, 64GB - Gold (Certified Refurbished)
  • This Certified Refurbished product has been tested and certified to work and look like new, with minimal to no signs of wear, by a specialized third-party seller approved by Amazon. The product is backed by a minimum 90-day warranty, and may arrive in a generic brown or white box. Accessories may be generic and not directly from the manufacturer.
  • Factory unlocked iPhones are GSM models and are ONLY compatible with GSM carriers like AT&T and T-Mobile as well as other GSM networks around the world. They WILL NOT WORK with CDMA carriers like Sprint, Verizon and the likes. The phone requires a nano SIM card (not included in the package).

What new iPhone will Apple release this 2018?

Apple currently has the following iPhone models in its catalog: SE, 6s (6s Plus), 7 (7 Plus), 8 (8 Plus) and X, with a range of prices ranging from 429 to 1,159 euros

Which model is the one that best suits your needs? Let’s analyze the keys of each model.

iPhone SE: When the key is the small screen size

The small terminal of the house is focused for all those who bet on a small screen. Years ago we would not classify it as a device with a small screen, but the tastes and tendencies today pigeonhole it into a device with a tiny screen.

Just 3.5 inches, for those who still appreciate being able to handle the terminal with one hand and carry it in their pocket without worries.

And the fact of having this screen makes the battery does not have to “feed” so many pixels, so the battery life becomes one of its advantages. The price has also dropped since it was launched, and now it is possible to get one for 419 euros. Also in shopping centers you can see the 16 GB version of storage for a price of around 300 euros, something unthinkable a few years ago.

Do not think that being small is “not apt”, on the contrary, this small beast surprises for its performance and shares processor, camera and unlocking of footprint with larger models such as the iPhone 6s; it is, in fact, a reduced version only in size of the powerful iPhone.

We jump to 4.7 inches, but far from the phablet size

The next in the scale by size correponde to the models with 4.7 inches. With this size we find the iPhone 6s, 7 and 8 (from 529, 639 and 809 euros respectively) .

What are the differences? Let’s say that within this group there are, in turn, two categories: the one composed of the 6s and 7 on the one hand, and the 8th, on the other.

We started with the last, as it has just been presented in the shadow of the X and with some ninguneo by the media: the iPhone 8 is a very complete smartphone that enjoys the A11 Bionic chip (currently the fastest on the market), finally the expected wireless charging and True Tone screen technology, which adapts colors to outdoor lighting to achieve the maximum possible realism.

Is it worth the price? No doubt for those who want a high range that offers the most advanced technology and forget about connectors when loading.

The 6s, on the other hand, is the most discrete model of the category, but this does not mean that it can be referred to as a simple terminal; in fact, the little more than one hundred euros that separate it from the 7 come fundamentally from three differential factors: the second has resistance to water, a haptic home button (not physical) and a processor between 40 and 50% faster than The 6s, according to the manufacturer’s data.

We give the jump to 5.5 inches

Now we are talking about mobile phablets, therefore a considerable size that allows you to enjoy multimedia content like never before on an iPhone.

The 5.5 inches screen divided into three models: 6s Plus, 7 Plus and 8 Plus. The separation made by the manufacturer is very similar to the view in the family of 4.7 inches, only that in this case, the camera itself is decisive when choosing the model.

The 6s Plus is a 6s grown in size and stop counting, but the 7 Plus features as a category dressing the double camera and its popular “portrait mode” and the bokeh effect. The jump given by the manufacturer to present this double lens has been such that it has managed to drag the industry of premium phones that have run to offer similar alternatives.

The 7 Plus will undoubtedly be the alternative chosen by photography lovers, but those who want that extra and are willing to expand the budget; will no doubt keep the 8 Plus.

This new model offers the aforementioned wireless charging (it also supports the expected fast charging), a rear glazed design, the new A11 Bionic processor that multiplies the features of the previous model and new possibilities in the Portrait effect.

The iPhone X, the mobile of the future as understood by Apple

The model of the anniversary has disappointed and impressed equally in the specialized press and users, but it is something that is usual in this type of launches.

THERE ARE SO MANY EXPECTATIONS CREATED AROUND A LONG-AWAITED MODEL, WHICH ANY SMALL WEAKNESS OR DETAIL SERVES TO DISEMBOWEL THE DEVICE WITHOUT MERCY. EVERYTHING IS DEBATABLE, OF COURSE…

The market demanded a change, especially in regard to design and the manufacturer has not been cut at the time of offering it, although with its nuances. The X is a trangresor in design, but will not leave behind the rest of owners of previous iPhones that will feel comfortable in this model.

Your strongest points? The popular FaceID , or unlock with the face , an unknown that we assume will be a standard in the industry in the future. Now your password is your face. Face ID is a new way to unlock the iPhone, identify yourself and pay with total security.

In our case when we tried it we loved it. When you have it in your hand, the new 5.8-inch Super Retina   will be the absolute protagonist. Screen, a lot of screen and more screens.

The photo section is also worth mentioning. Two rear cameras with optical image stabilization (OIS) and fast objectives to take photos and videos with enough quality, although there is little light.

Gross power on all four sides. The four efficiency cores of the new CPU are up to 70% faster than on the A10 Fusion chip. And the two performance cores are up to 25% faster.

A11 Bionic is sweeping in the applications that measure performance, placing itself from the first moment in the first positions. Its neuronal engine is capable of performing up to 600,000 million operations per second.

Conclusions and final ideas

We highlight the iPhone 6S / Plus: Your price. Of course the arrival of his brothers has put the price of these models well below the price with which they reached the market. They are still very valid models in the current scenario and Apple has not yet abandoned them, giving support when they need it.

We highlight the iPhone 7 / Plus: Maybe they are the models that have it more complicated. That because? Because they improve in everything to the 6S / Plus but at the same time they are worse than the new iPhone 8 / Plus. Recommended if you get an appetizing offer, but the little difference in price with respect to the following model unlocks it at this time in the market.

We highlight the iPhone 8:  4.7-inch screen and a size of 6.63 x 13.84 x 0.73 cm. 12 Megapixel main cameras, 4K videos and wireless charging.

We highlight the iPhone X:   14.3 cm x 7 cm x 1 cm in size and a screen of 5.8 inches. Facial recognition, 12 Megapixel camera and up to 2 hours more autonomy than in the iPhone 7. Its price distances it from most mortals…

Which one do you prefer? Difficult choice, but we are sure that you bet on the model you bet, you will succeed.

Benefits of Buying a Factory Unlocked iPhones

On an unlocked iPhone from the factory, no changes are made to the hardware and software, I know. These iphone can be used with any cell phone provider. Blocked phones, on the other hand, are altered by a service provider after leaving the factory, so they are linked to the provider for a certain period of time. Usually, the provider will require a contract, and users can unlock the phone only after the end of the contract period. Many users prefer to buy the unlocked iPhone from the factory instead of a locked phone, as it gives them the convenience of changing providers whenever they want simply by changing the SIM card in the phone.

Bestseller No. 1Bestseller No. 1
Apple iPhone SE 16 GB Unlocked, Gold (Certified Refurbished)
  • This Certified Refurbished product has been tested and certified to work and look like new, with minimal to no signs of wear, by a specialized third-party seller approved by Amazon. The product is backed by a minimum 90-day warranty, and may arrive in a generic brown or white box. Accessories may be generic and not directly from the manufacturer.
  • Retina display; 4inch (diagonal) LEDbacklit widescreen MultiTouch display
  • 12megapixel iSight camera with 1.22 pixels; f/2.2 aperture; Hybrid IR filter; Panorama (up to 63 megapixels)
  • 4K video recording (3840 by 2160) at 30 fps; Slomo video support for 1080p at 120 fps and 720p at 240 fps; Take 8-megapixel still photos while recording 4K video
  • FaceTime HD Camera: 1.2megapixel photos; f/2.4 aperture; Improved local tone mapping; Retina Flash; Talk time: Up to 14 hours on 3G
Bestseller No. 2Bestseller No. 2
Apple iPhone 6, GSM Unlocked, 16GB - Gold (Certified Refurbished)
  • This Certified Refurbished product has been tested and certified to work and look like new, with minimal to no signs of wear, by a specialized third-party seller approved by Amazon. The product is backed by a minimum 90-day warranty, and may arrive in a generic brown or white box. Accessories may be generic and not directly from the manufacturer.
  • Factory unlocked iPhones are GSM models and are ONLY compatible with GSM carriers like AT&T and T-Mobile as well as other GSM networks around the world. They WILL NOT WORK with CDMA carriers like Sprint, Verizon and the likes. The phone requires a nano SIM card (not included in the package).
Bestseller No. 3Bestseller No. 3
Apple iPhone 6 GSM Unlocked, 64 GB - Space Gray (Certified Refurbished)
  • This Certified Refurbished - Good Condition product has gone through an 18 point inspection process. It will have small scratches on the casing but the screen will be in good condition. It has passed the same functionality testing and is backed by the same 90-day warranty as all Certified Refurbished products on Amazon. The product ships with the battery, USB Cable and a charger and will arrive in a generic box.
  • 4.7-inch LED-backlit IPS LCD Capacitive Touchscreen, 750 x 1334 pixel resolution with Ion-strengthened Glass, Oleophobic Coating
  • iOS, Chipset: Apple A8, Processor: Dual-Core 1.4 GHz Typhoon (ARM v8-based), GPU: PowerVR GX6450 (Quad-Core Graphics)
  • 8 Megapixel Camera with f/2.2, 29mm, phase detection autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash, 1/3" sensor size, 1.5 m pixel size + 1.2 Megapixel Front Camera with f/2.2, 31mm, [email protected]
  • Internal Memory: 64GB
SaleBestseller No. 4Bestseller No. 4
Bestseller No. 5Bestseller No. 5
Apple iPhone 5S 16GB GSM Unlocked, Space Gray (Certified Refurbished)
  • This Certified Refurbished product has been tested and certified to work and look like new, with minimal to no signs of wear, by a specialized third-party seller approved by Amazon. The product is backed by a minimum 90-day warranty, and may arrive in a generic brown or white box. Accessories may be generic and not directly from the manufacturer.
  • 4.0-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 640 pixels by 1136 pixels at a PPI of 326 pixels per inch.
  • 1.3GHz dual-core Apple A7 (64-bit ARMv8) processor
  • 8-megapixel primary camera on the rear and a 1.2-megapixel front shooter for selfies.
  • 16GB of internal storage cannot be expanded.
Bestseller No. 6Bestseller No. 6
Apple iPhone 7-32GB - GSM Unlocked - Black (Certified Refurbished)
  • This Certified Refurbished product is tested and certified to look and work like new. The refurbishing process includes functionality testing, basic cleaning, inspection, and repackaging. The product ships with all relevant accessories, a minimum 90-day warranty, and may arrive in a generic box. Only select sellers who maintain a high performance bar may offer Certified Refurbished products on Amazon.com
  • New 7MP front-facing camera
  • Advanced solid-state home button for better responsiveness
  • 12MP iSight back camera takes 4K Video
  • A10 Fusion chipset
Bestseller No. 7Bestseller No. 7
Apple iPhone 6S Plus, GSM Unlocked, 16 GB – Rose Gold (Certified Refurbished)
  • This Certified Refurbished product has been tested and certified to work and look like new, with minimal to no signs of wear, by a specialized third-party seller approved by Amazon. The product is backed by a minimum 90-day warranty, and may arrive in a generic brown or white box. Accessories may be generic and not directly from the manufacturer.
  • 5.50-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1080 pixels by 1920 pixels at a PPI of 401 pixels per inch.
  • Powered by A9 processor with 64 bit, M9 Motion Chip
  • 12-megapixel primary camera on the rear and a 5-megapixel front shooter for selfies.
  • 16GB of internal storage cannot be expanded
Bestseller No. 8Bestseller No. 8
Apple iPhone 6 16GB Factory Unlocked GSM 4G LTE Smartphone, Silver (Certified Refurbished)
  • This Certified Refurbished product is tested and certified to look and work like new. The refurbishing process includes functionality testing, basic cleaning, inspection, and repackaging. The resulting product includes all relevant accessories, comes with a minimum 90-day warranty, and may arrive in a generic box. Only sellers who meet a high performance bar may offer Certified Refurbished products on Amazon.com
  • 4.7-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit widescreen Multi-Touch display with IPS technology.
  • New 8-megapixel iSight camera with 1.5 pixels
  • A8 chip with 64-bit architecture. M8 motion coprocessor, 1080p HD video recording (30 fps or 60 fps)
  • 1080p HD video recording (30 fps or 60 fps)
SaleBestseller No. 9Bestseller No. 9
Apple iPhone 6S, Fully Unlocked, 64GB - Space Gray (Certified Refurbished)
  • 4.70-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 750 pixels by 1334 pixels at a PPI of 326 pixels per inch.
  • Powered by A9 processor with 64 bit, M9 Motion Chip
  • 12-megapixel primary camera on the rear and a 5-megapixel front shooter for selfies.
  • 64GB of internal storage (expandable with iCloud)
  • "A Certified Refurbished product has been tested and certified to work and look like new, with minimal to no signs of wear, by a manufacturer or specialized third-party seller approved by Amazon. All products are backed by a minimum 90-day warranty."
Bestseller No. 10Bestseller No. 10
Apple iPhone 6 Plus, GSM Unlocked, 64GB - Gold (Certified Refurbished)
  • This Certified Refurbished product has been tested and certified to work and look like new, with minimal to no signs of wear, by a specialized third-party seller approved by Amazon. The product is backed by a minimum 90-day warranty, and may arrive in a generic brown or white box. Accessories may be generic and not directly from the manufacturer.
  • Factory unlocked iPhones are GSM models and are ONLY compatible with GSM carriers like AT&T and T-Mobile as well as other GSM networks around the world. They WILL NOT WORK with CDMA carriers like Sprint, Verizon and the likes. The phone requires a nano SIM card (not included in the package).

Benefits of buying an unlocked iPhone from the factory

The iPhones unlocked from the factory have many benefits, which is why they are more popular than the factory locked iPhone. The benefits of purchasing a factory unlocked phone include a greater degree of flexibility to change mobile or cell phone providers, saving money, and staying away from contracts and hidden charges.

Change of cell phone providers

One of the biggest benefits of an unlocked iPhone from the factory is the flexibility to change the cellular telephone service provider when necessary. The USA, it is one of the few countries that cell phone providers offer the option of limiting consumers to a single provider through the use of a “blocking system”, which links to the cell phone provider for a contract period. Factory unlocked phones offer users a lot of relief from this locking system that allows them to change providers whenever they please. When a user is satisfied with the quality of the service offered by a provider or is not happy with the customer service, he or she can change the provider of cell phone services, simply by switching to a SIM card offered by a different provider.

Easy to travel abroad

A factory unlocked phone is the best choice for users who travel frequently to other countries, as they can change their SIM card relatively easily when traveling. Most cell phone providers have international roaming charges if the cell phone is used in a country other than where the contract was signed. Therefore, to avoid these additional charges, users prefer to use a cell phone provider from the country they are traveling to. With factory unlocked cell phones, users only need to switch to the SIM card from the mobile phone providers visiting countries, which will eliminate roaming charges and help users keep the same phone wherever they go.

Without Contracts

Users can stop worrying about cell phone contracts and restrictions with them when they use a factory unlocked phone. They can change mobile phones or service providers at any time, without having to worry about penalties and charges as well as with the early termination of contracts.

Save money

Unlocked factory iPhones help users save money in many ways. When cell phone providers increase their charges, users can only switch to a provider that offers better rates for the same service. In addition, by changing providers, users can make better use of the discounts and offers that different service providers offer from time to time as part of their marketing strategy.