iPhone 7 Plus 128GB Unlocked - £599.99 plus £4.99 for postage - 604.98 total @ Smartfonestore
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iPhone 7 Plus 128GB Unlocked - £599.99 plus £4.99 for postage - 604.98 total @ Smartfonestore

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Found 29th Jun
I just managed to buy a brand new Jet Black iPhone 7 Plus 128GB from Smartfonestore.com.

Admittedly, they aren't very plentiful and you have to watch the site (or set up stock alerts) in order to get them but I happened to just look at the right time.

Currently, there's a silver one available and they trickle in at different times.

You can also find some that may be Grades C through Brand New and may be locked to a network or unlocked, ranging from £499.99 to £599.99.

Here are the various grade level descriptions:

What does Brand New mean?
All our brand new items ship in the original sealed box with all the original accessories.

What does Grade A+ mean?
Grade A+ is like new and ship in the original box with all the original accessories.

What does Grade A mean?
The phone is used but in excellent condition and comes with a free data cable.*

Cosmetically the phone won’t show any signs of use, there won’t be any scratches, cracks or scuffs to the screen or casing.

It has been fully tested and is in full working order.**

What does Grade B mean?
The phone is used but in good condition and comes with a free data cable.*

Cosmetically the phone will show signs of use, including some minor scratches to the screen and casing or equivalent.

It has been fully tested and is in full working order.**

What does Grade C mean?
The phone is used but in average condition and comes with a free data cable.*

Cosmetically the phone will show signs of use, including some scratches and scuffs to the screen and casing. It won’t have cracks on the screen or casing.
It has been fully tested and is in full working order.**

All prices reflect our strict grading system.

* Excluding lightning cable products. To ensure the quality of your product, we no longer ship lightning cable products with a free unofficial cable. At checkout, you will be offered the option to purchase an Apple Lightning Cable for £6.99 (RRP £15). Using an official Apple cable will help preserve the battery life of your product and maximise compatibility.

** We test using a 27 point checklist which includes strict checks of the IMEI (against the CheckMend database), case condition, screen condition, buttons, switches, headphone ports, earpiece, speakers, microphones, touch screen, LCD, WiFi connectivity, camera, SIM detection and network connectivity, power port, battery, accelerometer and appropriate software detection. Should a handset fail any one of these tests, we simply don't sell it.

21 Comments

Great price. Worth stating 'New and Sealed' in the title

80 quid more for double memory (256gb)

Do bear in mind that their new phones may be Carphone Warehouse upgrades, and may lock to the first network. The 6S I bought a couple of weeks ago locked to Three. Not a problem as I'm a Three customer, and they unlock for free, but don't do anything crazy with that first sim!

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donslibi

£90 more but good price … £90 more but good price still:https://www.smartfonestore.com/mobile/view_product.aspx?id=4714



Yep. I was tempted to buy the 256GB one since it was still cheaper than the RRP on even the 32GB but iI can't imagine needing that much storage on my phone. 64GB would suit me fine but 32GB is too little once you start downloading media and installing newer, bigger apps.

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DonkeyPong

Do bear in mind that their new phones may be Carphone Warehouse upgrades, … Do bear in mind that their new phones may be Carphone Warehouse upgrades, and may lock to the first network. The 6S I bought a couple of weeks ago locked to Three. Not a problem as I'm a Three customer, and they unlock for free, but don't do anything crazy with that first sim!



When mine arrives, I'll provide an update.

Good deal, I've bought from them a few times before and always been happy with the service

This is a good deal, I would normally say hold off as the price will come down when next iPhone comes out in September but this price is probably still below what Apple would reduce the 7+ to when the 7S+ comes out.

TechBB

Yep. I was tempted to buy the 256GB one since it was still cheaper than … Yep. I was tempted to buy the 256GB one since it was still cheaper than the RRP on even the 32GB but iI can't imagine needing that much storage on my phone. 64GB would suit me fine but 32GB is too little once you start downloading media and installing newer, bigger apps.




Just ordered this. My 6s contract is up in January so I can ditch that contract, go sim only and save myself £25 a month. Plus I can sell my 6s 64gb and still get a decent price for it. This is a great deal in my opinion. The amount of music I can get on a 256gb phone for work is great for me.

I've bought from them twice.
Great and reliable company with good customer service.

Edited by: "Tequila" 1st Jul

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hobsgrg

This is a good deal, I would normally say hold off as the price will come … This is a good deal, I would normally say hold off as the price will come down when next iPhone comes out in September but this price is probably still below what Apple would reduce the 7+ to when the 7S+ comes out.



That was my rationale as well and why I took the plunge.

I managed to get an A grade unlocked Jet Black 128GB iPhone 7 Plus from Grainger Games (Trade Nation) last week for £565. Worth haggling and shopping around.

hobsgrg

This is a good deal, I would normally say hold off as the price will come … This is a good deal, I would normally say hold off as the price will come down when next iPhone comes out in September but this price is probably still below what Apple would reduce the 7+ to when the 7S+ comes out.



Apple won't even sell this. Just the base 32GB size if it doesn't ditch the 7 altogether.

dheydl

Apple won't even sell this. Just the base 32GB size if it doesn't ditch … Apple won't even sell this. Just the base 32GB size if it doesn't ditch the 7 altogether.



Would would they ditch it? They don't normally. You can still buy a 128GB iPhone 6S, and it's more than this 7 Plus. People will still be willing to buy the 6S when the next iPhone comes out, never mind the 7.

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DonkeyPong

Do bear in mind that their new phones may be Carphone Warehouse upgrades, … Do bear in mind that their new phones may be Carphone Warehouse upgrades, and may lock to the first network. The 6S I bought a couple of weeks ago locked to Three. Not a problem as I'm a Three customer, and they unlock for free, but don't do anything crazy with that first sim!



I received mine and used my EE SIM to activate. It didn't lock to EE as I was also able to use O2 and Vodafone SIMs without a problem.

One thing I did note is that it appears to be a European model as the sealed box contained an EU plug but Smartfonstore also supplied a new UK adapter that appears to be a genuine Apple one.

Original Poster

They're 6 brand new ones back in stock: 3 black and 3 jet black.

Hmm, a 60 day warranty? CEX offer 2 years.

£447.99 from O2 refresh for the 32gb if anyone is interested

Original Poster

They're brand new so get the Apple 1 year warranty coverage upon activation so supersedes the 60 day warranty from Smartfonestore.

I've never bought from CEX so can't comment on the quality of their technical/customer support but I'd prefer Apple's technical support for one of their products that is still under their warranty any day over a retailer's.

I bought a IPhone 7 Plus 256GB for £500.00 from Amazon market place with 12 months warranty, I wanted to know is it worth it for that price and can they block the phone I have checked the apple warranty it is until May 2018

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That’s a great price. What I would say though is that I’m dubious of buying phones from sellers on eBay or the Marketplace, unless they’re relatively well-known companies for the fact that, as you alluded to, the phone could be blocked if it’s a rogue seller and the phone proves to be stolen.

If the seller is a UK company you can check up on, with registered address, etc you should be fine. What I would do though is use Checkmend just to ensure the phone hasn’t been reported stolen or subject to an insurance claim.
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