It should come as no surprise that buying a gently used phone on Swappa can save you a ton of cash. Millions of people across the nation already know this, making Swappa their go-to spot to safely buy and sell used tech. One benefit of our large and active marketplace is that we at Swappa have a unique insight into our community’s favorite devices.
Apple iPhones have always been some of the best-selling smartphones on Swappa. Join us as we take a closer look at the most popular iPhones bought and sold on Swappa in 2020, and then hone in on what makes them great!
Table of Contents:
- Best-selling iPhones in 2020
- Best cheap iPhone overall
- Best “first phone” for kids
- Best bang for your buck iPhone
- Best small iPhone
- Best large iPhone
Top 10 best-selling used Apple iPhones in 2020
Last year, the ever-popular Apple iPhone 7 topped our sales charts, coming in as our best-selling phone of 2019. Now that 2020 is just about three-quarters over, it’s time to look back at our most popular iPhones. Can the iPhone 7 maintain its pole position as our best-selling iPhone? Are there any new appearances this time around?
Without further ado, here are the most popular iPhones so far in 2020!
|Best-Selling Used iPhone||2019 Ranking||Average Price||Starting Price|
|1. Apple iPhone 7||1 (same)||$162||$140|
|2. Apple iPhone 8||3 (↑1)||$258||$209|
|3. Apple iPhone Xr||7 (↑4)||$441||$339|
|4. Apple iPhone X||5 (↑1)||$428||$369|
|5. Apple iPhone 8 Plus||6 (↑1)||$353||$297|
|6. Apple iPhone 7 Plus||4 (↓2)||$245||$180|
|7. Apple iPhone 6S||2 (↓5)||$106||$95|
|8. Apple iPhone Xs Max||10 (↑2)||$562||$480|
|9. Apple iPhone 11||45 (↑36)||$623||$550|
|10. Apple iPhone Xs||18 (↑8)||$488||$405|
As you can see, the iPhone 7 remains our best-selling iPhone in 2020. There are quite a few reasons why it’s so popular, and we’ll get into them shortly. But first, let’s see which other iPhones stand out.
Many of the same iPhones that were popular in 2019 remain popular in 2020. However, newer iPhones like the iPhone Xr, iPhone 11, and iPhone Xs saw tremendous gains this year. The previous-generation iPhone XR is now our 3rd most popular iPhone, and the XS jumped 8 places to become our 10th most popular iPhone. Then, there’s the current-generation iPhone 11, which underwent a meteoric rise in popularity from 45th to 9th place.
Swappa’s top iPhone picks for 2020
All the iPhones that made it into our best-selling list are great in their own way. And since you’re shopping on Swappa, you can be confident that you’re getting the best deals. But now, it’s time to play favorites and single out a few of the most noteworthy iPhones in 2020.
Best cheap iPhone overall: iPhone 7
Millions of buyers on Swappa have spoken with their wallets — and we agree. The iPhone 7 is the best cheap iPhone in 2020. Released in 2016, the iPhone 7 isn’t the latest and greatest iPhone anymore. But despite its age, the iPhone 7 still gets the job done — and it can run the very latest software updates, including the upcoming iOS 14.
The iPhone 7’s speedy A10 Fusion chip packs more than enough power to muscle through almost any game or app you throw its way. It also features a 12MP camera capable of 4k video recording. And with a vibrant 4.7-inch Retina HD display, you can show off your photos and videos in stunning detail. At just a fraction of the price of a brand new iPhone, the iPhone 7 is a steal.
Best “first phone” for kids: iPhone 6S
What if you want an iPhone for your kids? We’re no longer looking for top-of-the-line specs and features. Instead, we want something dirt cheap that keeps your loved ones connected in the event of an emergency. The clear winner here is the iPhone 6S.
Thanks to its high-resolution 4.7-inch Retina HD display, A9 chip, and 3.5mm headphone jack, the iPhone 6S is everything you need in an iPhone and nothing more. What’s more, the 6S still gets all the latest software updates, so you don’t have to worry about it turning into a paperweight in a year. Pick up a gently used iPhone 6S today.
Best bang for the buck iPhone: iPhone Xr
The iPhone 6S and 7 are certainly great phones, but that doesn’t mean we can’t find an even better deal if we’re willing to spend a little more. If you want a modern iPhone that looks and feels like the very latest iPhone 11, look no further than the iPhone Xr.
The iPhone Xr packs a stunning 6.1-inch Liquid Retina display, the speedy A12 Bionic chip, a 12MP rear camera, and up to 256GB of internal storage. The Xr also features Apple’s innovative gesture-driven UI, which was first pioneered on the iPhone X. Best of all, you can pick up an iPhone Xr on Swappa for less than half the original MSRP!
Best small iPhone: iPhone X
The iPhones above are great and all — but what if you want the best small iPhone that can fit into almost any pocket and be comfortably used one-handed? You’re undoubtedly familiar with the new iPhone SE 2. We highlighted many of its strengths in our iPhone SE 2 review, but for less than the $399 MSRP of a new SE 2, you can do even better.
The iPhone X may be a few years old now, but you’d never know it at first glance. It packs a larger and more vibrant OLED screen than the SE 2 into a device that’s basically the same size. It also offers a better camera experience, thanks to its dual rear camera system with 2x optical zoom. With so many features and a budget-friendly price, it’s no wonder that the iPhone X is one of the best small phones you can get for under $400.
Best large iPhone: iPhone 8 Plus
We now arrive at our final category. When looking for the best large iPhone, we’re really searching for the best option for people who spend a lot of time on their phones. Whether it’s watching YouTube videos, playing the latest mobile games, or even editing some Word documents, the iPhone 8 Plus has you covered.
Powered by a speedy A11 Bionic chip and 3GB of RAM, the iPhone 8 Plus can keep up with the most demanding tasks. And thanks to its large 2961mAh battery, you’ll easily make it through a full day of heavy use. The iPhone 8 Plus is the perfect choice for people who want a large phone that can do it all.
Buy and sell used iPhones on Swappa
Swappa makes it safe, simple, and fun to buy and sell gently used smartphones and electronics. Swappa cuts out the middleman, and lets you buy and sell directly with other users. And thanks to all of our rigorous marketplace protections, you can rest assured that you are getting a fully functional, gently used phone that’s ready to be activated on the network of your choosing.
So what are you waiting for? Whether you’re looking to pick up a used iPhone 7 for as little as $140 or a newish iPhone XR for $339, head over to the Swappa Marketplace and pick up a gently used iPhone today!