iPhone 15 vs 15 Pro Refurbished Editions Compared

Written by: Emma Morris


iPhone 15 vs 15 Pro Refurbished Editions Compared. The iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro have become more alike than ever before. Both now have with an improved 48MP main camera, an advanced processor and the Dynamic Island feature, all in a similar design aesthetic, making it harder to distinguish between the two at first glance.

So, which one should you buy?

Don't worry, we have you covered. Continue reading to explore the differences between the refurbished iPhone 15 and the refurbished iPhone 15 Pro available at UR.co.uk.

Want to explore our collection of refurbished iPhones already? Who can blame you. Each one comes with £45 worth of FREE accessories and more to take your tech game to the next level. 

Key Takeaways:

  • The iPhone 15: Boasts one of the most impressive camera systems ever seen in an entry-level iPhone.
  • The iPhone 15 Pro: Offers enhanced processing power, effortlessly tackling even the most demanding tasks.

Specs Summary

Before we proceed, it would be beneficial to examine the table below to better understand the specs for the refurbished iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro.

Each of our devices undergoes a thorough 90-point phone check to guarantee functionality akin to a new device, ensuring the information below holds true whether the phone is brand new or refurbished by us.

Specification iPhone 15 iPhone 15 Pro
Display 6.1” Super Retina XDR Display 6.1” Super Retina XDR Display, ProMotion Technology, Always-on display
Processor A15 Bionic Chip A17 Bionic Chip
Cameras 48MP Main, 12MP Ultra Wide, 12MP front camera 48MP Main, 12MP Ultra Wide, 12MP Telephoto, 12MP front camera
Storage Sizes 128GB, 256GB, 512GB 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, 1TB

Design Comparison of the Refurbished iPhone and iPhone 15 Pro

At face value, both devices look extremely similar. Both models retain the classic iPhone design of previous generations, featuring a sleek, modern rectangular shape with flat sides and rounded corners. 

They are also nearly identical in height and width, with only minor millimetre differences here and there, but this is hardly remarkable in the grand scheme of things.

The iPhone 15 Pro is slightly thicker, with a depth of around 8.25mm instead of 7.8mm in the standard iPhone 15. However, if you zoom in closer, you'll notice more substantial changes between the two.

While the basic iPhone 15 maintains its aluminium body from past generations, the iPhone 15 Pro comes in a new titanium frame, available in various colours from Blue Titanium, Natural Titanium, White Titanium, and black. 

This makes the iPhone 15 Pro slightly lighter than past generations while improving the device's durability, allowing it to last longer without a case with fewer scars to show for it.

And let's not forget that both phones now feature a new USB-C port, enabling Apple users to harmonise their charging accessories across the Apple ecosystem without constantly buying new ones for each new purchase.

Display Features

The refurbished iPhone 15 and 15 Pro have the same display size of 6.1 inches and feature Super Retina XDR technology, designed to provide cinema-level contrast and colours in various lighting situations.

You also gain the Dynamic Island feature with both these models, making the notch previously covering the front camera a thing of the past. Learn more about this feature here.

Yet again, the Pro variant takes things a step further.

The iPhone 15 Pro's slimmer bezels create an almost all-screen façade, surpassing previous designs in delivering a sleek, modern look that sets it apart from its entry-level counterpart.

Plus, complemented by its Always-On display and 120Hz ProMotion technology, the device ensures smoother transitions with faster accessibility to crucial notifications, even when inactive, elevating the user experience to new heights.

Verdict:  The iPhone 15 is undoubtedly one of the best entry-level iPhones available. But if you have money to spare, the iPhone 15 Pro is well worth the cost. 

iPhone 15 and 15 Pro's Camera Systems

Next up are their camera systems.

The iPhone 15 marks a significant advancement over previous entry-level iPhones with its 48MP main camera, a substantial upgrade from the 12MP cameras featured in standard models of yesteryear. This enhancement closely aligns with the 15 Pro, offering superior zoom capabilities and enhanced Portrait mode photography.

Regardless of which model you choose, each photo will be filled with sharp, punchy colours, whether taking a close-up of your favourite pet or zooming out for memorable group shots.

You also retain access to those ever-so-important Camera app features with both these devices, such as Night mode, Landscape modes, and more, ensuring you can adapt your photos to your personal taste.

Nonetheless, the iPhone 15 Pro offers additional features, such as a 15MP telephoto lens, extended optical zoom, and ProRAW shooting capabilities, allowing you greater flexibility in capturing and refining your favourite photographs.

Verdict:  Considering its lower price tag, the iPhone 15 is the clear winner here.

Performance: The iPhone 15 vs 15 Pro

Despite the iPhone 15 featuring an A16 Bionic chip, identical to the previous generation's Pro edition, the performance between the latest standard and Pro models will appear indistinguishable. As you navigate through social media, respond to texts, or enjoy your favourite show, every interaction will be smooth and efficient, providing ample power for multitasking without any risk of overheating.

Yet, if you're looking for a bit more oomph when it comes to intense activities, consider the Pro edition.

The iPhone 15 Pro is equipped with an all-new A17 Pro chip, designed with hardware-accelerated ray tracing and more GPU cores to cope with high-demanding tasks effortlessly, perfect for advanced gaming.

It also boasts a longer battery life that lasts four hours more in streamed video playback than its standard counterpart, as claimed by Apple itself. Read more here.

Like with most devices, these statistics can change depending on your own personal use, but as battery life degrades with every recharge cycle, it's always best to start strong with the Pro model if that's something you prioritise in a gadget.

Verdict:  The iPhone 15 is more than perfect for daily tasks, but if you want something a bit extra, it's always best to go with the 15 Pro. Take a look at our refurbished iPhone 15 128GBrefurbished iPhone 15 Pro 512GB, and other storage models today!

Deals At UR.co.uk

So, why should you buy one of these gadgets from UR.co.uk?

Well, apart from receiving the device for a fraction of the original price, you also receive these additional benefits.

  • 12 Months FREE Insurance:  Each product sold by us comes with 12 months FREE insurance to protect your gadget from various unfortunate incidents, such as accidental damage and theft.

  • FREE Delivery:  Annoyed at paying extra costs at checkout? Don't worry; all our devices come with FREE delivery, allowing you to save money for that special night out.

  • Plant a Tree : To top it all off, we also plant a tree for every device we sell as part of our commitment to sustainability.

Final Thoughts on the iPhone 15 vs iPhone 15 Pro

To sum up, deciding which one is the best all comes down to personal taste.

The refurbished iPhone 15 features outstanding rear cameras, a vibrant display, and swift, efficient processing power, easily handling everyday tasks. However, the enhancements found in the 15 Pro version more than justify its higher price tag for those seeking additional capabilities.

Either way, if you're also looking to trade your old tablet, why not also explore our sell UR device page? Here, we offer an easy solution for all your technological needs.

Make the smart choice today!

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Emma Morris

Emma crafts insightful and informative articles about refurbished phones for ur.co.uk. Her expertise guides readers in making the smartest choices for their tech needs.