There’s absolutely no harm in buying a refurbished OnePlus phone. In fact, we recommend it. Why? Because you can pick up the latest, top-of-the-line handsets at a dramatically discounted price — way cheaper than any deal on a brand new device like the OnePlus 9.
You aren’t sacrificing quality, either: Refurbished devices are often subjected to stricter testing procedures than a new model that just rolled off the production line. This is to make sure there aren’t underlying issues elsewhere that could see it returned again.
There are a few things you’re going to want to keep an eye out for when buying a refurbished OnePlus phone, though. For starters, make sure it’s factory refurbished, meaning the retailer or an authorized party fixed it, and that it comes with a warranty.
You’ll also want to exercise common sense. If you find a OnePlus 9 Pro on the shelves for $300 when it retails for $969, there’s a good chance it will break down after a week or two — if it even arrives. In short: If something seems too good to be true, it probably is.
Where to Buy Refurbished OnePlus Phones
There are several retailers worldwide that sell refurbished OnePlus phones. The main players in the US are Decluttr and BackMarket. Over in the UK, it’s MusicMagpie and QwikFone. In India, it’s Paytm Mall and Mobiru. Pricing starts at around $290 for the OnePlus 6T.