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[NSW, VIC, QLD, ACT] Refurbished Unlocked Boost Apple iPhone 7 32GB $199 with 30-Day Returns, 12-Mth Warranty, $10 SIM @ Coles

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  • $60 cheaper than previous deal - Limit 1 per customer
  • Silver, Black, Rose Gold, Gold, Jet Black - Colour availability varies per store.

$269 @ Boost (Excellent Condition)

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  • +2 votes

    Iphone 7 is getting a bit long in the tooth imo.

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      but will - reportedly - still be supported by this year’s iOS 15 update … though (I am guessing) that may well be the last iOS update that will support this ageing device.

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      It still runs the basic stuff fine with no lag, but the battery life on these things is terrible. Even with a new battery the one I used for a few weeks was on the charger more than any other phone I've had. It only has a 1960mAh cell in it. They should have made it just a few mm thicker to fit a bigger battery in it and it would have been a great small phone.

      • +3 votes

        Nah, it is Apple killing batteries on purpose.

        When I was rnning iOS 10.3.3 my batter would last all day.

        I am now on iOS 13.6 and the battery life is horrible.

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          Agreed, I should’ve stayed on 10. It’s even worse on 14. Don't upgrade the iOS, it will start to lag and crash sometimes.

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            @brokenglish: I had to because I was missing out on 7-Eleven savings.

            Thanks for letting me know about iOS 14, going to stay on 13.6 as long as I can.

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          It should be noted this is the nature of software updates in general. All those new features that are made for newer hardware require more resources and thus your older iPhones that aren’t really designed for this new heavier software suffers with poorer battery life and performance. This is why I’ve never been a huge fan on Apples support. People are happy to go on about their phone getting 5 or 6 years of updates like it’s actually always a good thing but there’s downsides. I actually would prefer the Samsung approach in a way, a couple of feature updates that the hardware should be able to handle without a huge decrease in performance or battery life and then long security updates support. I’ve seen it with several idevices I’ve owned, they’ve gone from super fast to laggy poor battery life because of heavier software versions that shouldn’t be on them. There’s even YouTube channels dedicated testing the performance of different versions showing how big of a detriment in performance on different idevices.

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            @Ronnnie: Multiple performance focused iOS updates have been shown to improve the performance of older devices.

            Always update your iPhone to ensure you’re getting the best performance, security and functionality.

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            @Ronnnie: This is exactly why i switched from apple to samsung 5 years ago already. Can't stand apple's aggressive approach on this.

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          Agreed. They have to sell new phones so they do this on purpose.

      • +2 votes

        Yes old iPhones suck for battery life. Look this is cheap for an iPhone and all but you get what you pay for. I’d rather buy an oppo A52 with 5000 Mah battery for similar price. Battery life last for days on that thing. Basic stuff runs fine too. These used iPhones also could come with aged poor battery too, which is gonna have further detrimental battery life. And it’s in Apples best interest to make battery life poor, they want you to update to one of their $1000+ newer models.

        Edit: another thing that surprised me about the Oppo, they include an 18 watt fast charger. Ignoring the fact they have 4gb of ram and 64gb of storage on a cheap phone. This sort of magic is beyond Apples $2000 products. Lol

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          Yeah Oppo really pushed fast charging early on. My wife had an Oppo years ago that charged about 3x faster than my Samsung at the time.

  • -2 votes

    iPhone 7 is perfect small phone that I use every day. Feels much smaller than iPhone 8 and SE. The only phone I am considering upgrading is 12 mini

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      what do u mean smaller? its the exact same as 8 & SE

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        Feels thinner and lighter .
        iPhone 8 – 138.4 x 67.3 x 7.3 mm (5.45 x 2.65 x 0.29 in) and 148g (5.22 oz)

        iPhone 7 – 138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1 mm (5.44 x 2.64 x 0.28 in) and 138g (4.87 oz)

        • +6 votes

          It’s one hundredth of an inch slimmer. He must have really sensitive hands.

          • +3 votes

            @AustriaBargain: Well it's actually 4% larger in volume and 7% heavier so it is quite significant and most people can feel the difference.

    • +8 votes

      Just upgraded from an iPhone 7 to a 12 mini.
      I can’t believe how much better in every way the mini is, even to the larger screen in the smaller package. Battery life is better too.

      Just five times more expensive.

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        Just five times more expensive.

        Aaaand there you go, that's what stops most people from buying it

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    No VIC again? :(

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      not in SA catalogue either

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      available in VIC - deal updated:

      [NSW, VIC, QLD, ACT]

  • +2 votes

    Can you honestly get by with 32gb?

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      If you don't horde all your photos and only stream music, yes.

    • +2 votes

      Depends if you need your entire library of "videos" with you all the time

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        with 3 daughters, I might have to look for a homeserver and software that will back all that up when they are on wifi!

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          $4.49 per month for iCloud is cheaper and easier than a home server.

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      Only if you use it for calls and texts.

  • +5 votes

    Good to see the refurbished iPhone 6/7 dropping in prices. They are great for high school kids as you don't know when they will be lost/smashed. At around $150 - $200 a pop it could get quite costly.

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      Back in my day…..

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    I would think that getting new iPhone XR on one of the Telstra 12m $59/49 plans when it comes with $400 or $500 GC (price before GC is $699) is a much better way to get an iPhone, essentially you pay $299 or $199 for the phone and get much more recent device, new, warranty etc.

    but then this is outright and you can hook it to whatever plan you want, so I guess it depends on what you are planning to pay for the mobile service

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      Link please?

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      You don’t just pay $199 or $299 for the phone, you pay much more as $59/month is a lot of money for a phone contract these days. To me, the $400/$500 gift card brings down the cost of the contract to a fairer number. Effectively, you still pay $699 for the phone compared to eg a Boost 12m plan. Don’t get me wrong, I love these 12m Telstra contracts as well but only because I get a fair bit reimbursed through work.

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    Hmmmm slightly tempting as an upgrade to my original se. Anyone know if the batteries are new? I doubt it but will make the difference whether I buy. Thanks.

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      I doubt it

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      Its not worth it, don't get it.

    • +2 votes

      I’m rocking the original SE and can’t complain too much.
      Battery life is a bit poor but single handed operation and run the apps I need, it’s all good for me

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        Battery Life is bad on my se. I've been meaning to swap a new one in. The 7 won't be better there though. I'm getting a bit over the tiny screen though. Other than that no complaints.

  • +2 votes

    Perfect for piloting a helicopter to the cheapest servo.

  • +3 votes

    Don't do it, iphone 7 takes 3 hours to charge and has a half a day battery. It's too old and horrid.
    Atleast pay a little more for 8, atleast wireless charge.

    May have a new battery, but I'm sure the lightning port is so so

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      No way it takes 3 hours to charge. Less than 2 hours on the 5W charger, about 50 mins on an ipad charger.

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    Is 32GB enough for anything nowaday? Its going to fill up pretty quickly and getting data out of it would be a nightmare, no plug and play for iPhone unlike Android where at least getting pictures and videos out is quite easy.

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      Plugging an iPhone into a computer allows you to copy the photos and video directly from the phone storage using explorer.exe.

  • +1 vote

    Can use this to get $60 trade in for Samsung S21 range deal. $60 + $500 + $200 + $50 = $810 discounts.

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      but you purchased at 199 to get that 60 trade in. so you take away the difference and its actually 810-139 = $671

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      what's the 200 in your calculation?

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      Depends what they mean by 'refurbished' as samsung arent taking them with replacement parts.

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        I just asked a rep and she said that you should be able to trade in a refurbished phone as long as the condition is up to standard (obviously) but I'd take this with a grain of salt as it is just coming from a customer service rep…

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      except, by the time you recive the iphone 7, the stock would have finished for s21

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    is iPhone any better than android? always wondered. seems like the opportunity to try and return with no cost if not?

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      That's like asking if Holden is better than Ford, PlayStation is better than Xbox or is sports team A is better than sports team B. Asking these types of question brings out the worst of both parties and no clear answer will surface.

      In your case, just buy one and judge yourself. Return it if it doesn't fit.

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      Android is better for bogans and poor.

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        Yeah because the many iphone "owners" on 3 year plans are so wealthy.

    • +1 vote

      Both are absolutely fine to use for the vast majority of people. It comes down to personal preference. I prefer android, the rest of my family have iphones. Its not like your going to pick up an iphone and be awestruck by how amazing IOS is. Its functional and works very well, but so does android.

      The biggest thing for me is you have a huge range of manufacturers and price points available with android. There's brilliant value to be had with the likes of Xiaomi, Oppo, Huawei, Realme etc, even the lower cost Samsung phones. With IOS its Apple only and even their absolute cheapest devices are around $700.

      I spent $1k on a new iphone 11 for my daughter for her birthday recently. I just bought a redmi note 10 pro for myself for $360 and much prefer my phone to hers. Build quality, performance, screen, camera all excellent. She's an Apple only person though, as are many.

      There's a reason why this iphone 7 is cheap and I wouldn't bother. Its an old phone now, a refurb, and the battery life comments above are accurate. I just sold my daughter's iphone 8 in good condition and only got a bit over $200 for it. I feel like not many people want small screens any more.

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        thanks

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        Could you help me with the link you bought yr Redmi 10

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    Good to use as a trade in phone for Samsung S21 series for $500 bonus plus discount vouchers :)

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      It says it will give you $60 for an iPhone 7 when you check on the website.

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        Yeah. but you receive an extra $500 in bonus trade in credit on top of that.

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    I'm after a cheap phone for videoing and to put in a DJI mini handset. Is this as good as I'd get for $200?

    • +1 vote

      Only if you're firmly planted in the iOS interface.
      You can get better Androids (and new vs refurbished too) for $200 imho.

      At least better camera, storage and battery life - which seem to be the three major concerns

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        Ok cheers

        Yeah the galaxy s8 is in the$250 range and the bigger screen would probably be good for a drone. Any other androids you'd recommend? Cheers

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          Xiaomi Poco M3 would be my suggestion. The battery in the S8 would be a bit tired by now unless it has been replaced.

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    Factor in a genuine Apple replacement battery for $80 and about 2-3 weeks for it to be sent to them, and this actually isn't a bad deal at all!

    Battery capacity would be shot on these, but that in itself is not a reason to avoid them.

    About 9m ago I got a new battery installed in my 6S Plus. It's as good as new… doesn't lag or chew through battery life. Love it.

    Don't fall for the hype in "needing" a new model. I watch Netflix on mine, FB, surf, email etc…. absolutely no issues.

  • +1 vote

    Not bad if you need iOS for whatever reason, but worth considering that for about 10 bucks less you can get a Xiaomi Poco M3 with 64gb storage, which would beat it in almost any other metric, especially battery life.

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    Does this come with a new battery
    Is charger, cabler and wired earpods included in the box?

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      Battery is used. No wired earpods. Third party cable and charger in box but it is a Boost Box not an Apple box.

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    Got one, physical condition is excellent. Battery was dead flat so charging up low to see what state it is in.

    Daughter is happy

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    Boost "excellent" condition now $199 (was $269):
    https://refurbished.boost.com.au/products/iphone-7-refurb?va...

  • +1 vote

    I bought this at Coles today. I was disappointed to open the Boost branded package to find the screen had noticeable scratches, one of them straight and deep enough to easily feel with a fingernail (though most of the scratch's length was luckily over the upper bezel.) C'mon, most of us are buying the phone because our old screens are scratched, we're not calling our old phones "excellent condition", so don't BS the consumer, Boost. I find it a little annoying that consumers are being sold phones with scratched screens without being given a chance to inspect the item before purchase.

    I had been warned at the register that the phone was being sold in a sealed box under the policy of "No returns". Body was otherwise straight. Unit powered up and showed battery health at 87% of original capacity (again, a bit disappointing). The one saving grace is that you get a one year warranty with the purchase, though obviously not from Apple.

    Considering that you can get iPhone 8 handsets for $250 these days pretty much any day of the week on Facebook Marketplace (true, sans warranty), I'm not totally convinced the deal is that great. It's ok. It was worth a punt for me as I had just cracked my iPhone 6s screen and as I need a legacy iOS backup phone mostly for Whatsapp (you can't migrate WhatsApp archived messages between iOS and Android but that is for another discussion) and for the convenience of using Apps I paid for long ago, before moving to Android. And $200 is generally my limit for impulse purchases.

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      thats interesting.. so the same return policy doesnt apply which boost has for their ones directly?

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        At they even allowed to say no returns for defective items under AUS CONSUMER LAW?

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          It seemed a but suss to me. I think it can be returned regardless what the Coles manager said at the time as the ad clearly states "1 year warranty, 30-day guarantee". What else could that mean but you are allowed to return it during the 30-day period without the item being actually broken. Otherwise, why mention the 30 days?

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            @coolrunnings: Yeah the staff are clearly misleading consumers and limiting their rights under the ACL by saying it’s not returnable and this is further aggravated by the fact that it literally says 30 day returns on the box. Even that message is slightly misleading as you can return even beyond the 30 day period if the item is found to be defective.

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      Is a 2 year plus used iPhone XR 64 GB worth for $350 ?

      $350 seems to be the going price in Gumtree or FB for used XR or SE2020

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        We recently bought a new XR for $669 from BigW 2 months ago. Apart from the Huge LCD display which is a bit a of eye sore its still feels and works like a FLAGSHIP device. 2 years of usage can mean different things to different people but the odds are if they're selling it, it's not gonna be all that great so probs not worth it.

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          True, I purchased a used iPhone phone from an older lady living in a expensive area. I did not bother to check the phone as it was factory reset and sold by an older lady and the since the phone was not overprice like many of the ads in gumtree.

          I brought it home and set it up and discovered that people could not hear me or hear me very faintly on the other side. Fortunately before taking it apart I googled and found that the the likely cause was that the microphone was blocked with dust and once I cleared the dust with a toothbrush the issue was resolved. So yes some people sell their phones for a reason.