You have made it to the Compare and Recycle iPhone 12 comparison page where you can find all the different merchants that will happily buy your device. We try to make it as easy as possible for you to sell your iPhone 12. We compare a huge range of the best merchants, and our assistance doesn't stop there.
We’ll guide you to choosing the best recycler for your specific needs, the iPhone 12 was a pretty expensive phone, and depending on whether you have kept it in pristine condition, have a slightly unhealthy battery or have a classic spider web crack across the screen, we can help you choose the best recycler.
The best time to sell your device is the second you know you are getting a replacement one. Of course everyone is different and it depends a lot on the upgrade cycles of a particular person, and how much they want their replacement phone. We’d always recommend keeping your device for a minimum of 2 years to get the best relative price for it.
The iPhone 12 was released in 2020 and the release price in the UK started at £799 for the smallest capacity model (which also has the smallest carbon footprint of the range). The iPhone 12 has performed the best of the bunch in terms of retaining its value in the first year of ownership. Retaining 56% of its original value (this is still lower than previous first year drops of previous iPhones, but better than the mini, pro and pro max models.
We expect the iPhone 12 to hold its value relatively well until at least 2025 going on the old devices, and the higher starting price and the better tech inside could mean the device retains its value sufficiently well regardless of how long you keep it, as long as you look after it.
Depending on the state of the phone you are recycling with one of our merchants, it may just need a bit of a clean up, ensuring all the data and personal accounts are properly and securely erased and it will be ready to sell to another eco-conscious individual looking for an “as new” smartphone. If it’s a little worse for wear, it will be cleaned up, and busted pieces replaced and sold as a lower grade refurbished device.
If the device is broken beyond repair or has some catastrophic water damage, then that is extremely unfortunate as it may not be worth a whole lot. However, send it off to one of our merchants and they will either be able to recover some parts with value and pay you some commission for it, or they will be able to recycle it responsibly and securely. Better than just sitting in your drawer collecting dust to eventually be thrown in the landfill. So do the right thing and send that mobile in.