The Best Used Phones, 2022 Mashup

It’s so tempting to buy the latest and greatest smartphones, with a never-ending list of sexy features, how can you resist? Well, if your wallet isn’t cooperating, here’s our top 5 picks of the best used phones for 2022.


iPhone XS
Sporting the A12 bionic chip, a 5.8 inch OLED screen, and solid camera specs, we consider this a great daily driver at an affordable price. If you aren’t looking to produce a cinematic masterpiece on your smartphone, this puppy has all the speed and picture quality you’d ever need, at a fraction of the price the latest and greatest iPhone will cost.

If you are looking for a gorgeous looking device that keeps you in the Apple ecosystem, this is a great pick.


Samsung Galaxy S9

Complete with a 5.8 inch AMOLED display, a Snapdragon 845 CPU, and unlike some of its iPhone counterparts – a headphone jack! The Galaxy S9 camera is particularly great at low-light photography. If you find yourself taking a lot of pictures in lower lights or just can’t live without a headphone jack, this may be the phone for you.

The S9 is a perfect value option in the Samsung ecosystem and put simply, “does the job”.


Samsung Galaxy Note 9

With a massive 6.4 inch AMOLED display, the same Snapdragon 845 CPU as the S9, and an included S-Pen with a variety of neat Bluetooth features, we can only be talking about the Galaxy Note 9. This piece of tech is similar to the S9 in a lot of ways, but is an amazing option if you are looking for a larger form factor.

If a bit of a price bump is worth it for a larger device with S-Pen capabilities, consider the Note 9.


iPhone 8 Plus

A 5.5 inch LCD screen, A11 Bionic chip, and the fan favorite touch ID button make the iPhone 8 Plus an option we just couldn’t keep off this list. We’re a sucker for the touch ID capability that some now consider old school. If you don’t want to deal with managing an S-Pen but still want a bit screen size for all of your viewing needs, the iPhone 8 Plus is a stellar pick.

If you are an Apple nerd on a tight budget, grab an 8 Plus, you won’t regret it.


Pixel 3 XL

Rounding out the list is a Google classic, complete with a 6.3 inch OLED display, the Snapdragon 845 CPU, and a surprisingly great camera. Especially in portrait mode, this device has a way of taking photos with quality that competes with some of the newer phones on the market. If you’re not in love with the huge form factor of the XL, try the Pixel 3 for a smaller form factor but a lot of the same functionality.

If Google is your jam, the Pixel 3XL is a great option that has stood the test of time with the features and camera quality it provides.


With so many phones on the market, it’s hard to find the phone that is the perfect fit, while still being a good value. If you’re sold on picking up one of the above options, check out our Renewed options on Again to save up to 70% off the new retail price!

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