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Buy your unlocked Alcatel U5 4G Refurbished Like New

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Refurbished like new: less money, more sustainable

So good, you’ll think it’s brand new. In fact, most of these phones have been bought new and returned unused. We still do tests to make sure all refurbished like new phones run perfectly and all data is cleansed. Plus, we give you a 12-month warranty.

giffgaff refurbished like new phones are shipped with a USB charging cable together in a slimline giffgaff box, so there’s no unnecessary packaging. For more information on refurbished phones click here. Nice one.

Quality refurbished phones: like new and a great price

giffgaff certified refurbished

So good, you’ll think it’s brand new. Most of these phones have been bought new and returned unused. All refurbished phones have been thoroughly tested and factory reset to make sure they run perfectly.
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12-month warranty and 21-day returns for peace of mind

If there’s a fault within your first year, we’ll replace it or give you a refund. If you’re unhappy with your phone within the first 21 days, for whatever reason, you can return it and we'll refund you.

More sustainable way to buy a phone

All our refurbished phones are second-hand devices, which we have recycled. Therefore they offer a sustainable alternative to brand new phones, without compromising on quality. What’s not to love?

Alcatel U5 refurbished at a glance

  • 5" screen
  • Quad-core processor
  • 5MP camera
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • 8GB expandable to 32GB
  • 2,050mAh battery
  • 4G-ready

Alcatel U5 refurbished overview

Premium features, affordable price

Ideal for anyone looking for an inexpensive smartphone with premium features like a sleek curved body and big 5-inch screen. Our first 5-inch phone at this price.

Get creative with your selfies

Get bright and beautiful shots, even in the dark, with the front flash. Save time keeping all your pics organised with the Smart Selfie function. Go wild playing with Face Mask live filters. Create animations to bring your selfies to life and use Instant Collage to generate a collage in a snap. So much to do with your Alcatel U5 selfie Tools. Blimey.

Fresh look

Textured covers, curved edges and a great 5MP camera were designed to impress. Get great shots without taking a big hit to the wallet.

Overall specifications

Internal memory:
8GB, MicroSD expandable up to 32GB
140.7mm x 71.8mm x 9.95mm
Talk time:
12hrs (2G)
1.1GHz Quad-Core
Operating System:
Android Marshmallow 6.0
Micro SIM
G-Sensor, Proximity sensor (by SW)


720p @30fps
Primary camera:
5MP FF camera, LED flash
Secondary camera:
HDR, EIS, Instant Collage, Easy Shot, Gesture Shot, Face Play, Face Show, Selfie Album, Face Beauty, Selfie Tips


Micro USB 2.0, Wifi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.2

21 days
change of mind

No quibble returns

Get time to check out your new phone, with no risk. If it’s not the right one for you, return it to us within 21 days of delivery and we’ll refund you, no questions asked. More info

Also, 30 days faulty returns

Sometimes things go wrong. If your phone has a fault not relating to physical damage, we’ll gladly accept it back for a full refund or a swanky new replacement of the same model. More info

12 months

What does our warranty cover?

  • Faulty software
  • Internal parts gone haywire
  • Battery issues
  • Accessories included with your phone

What isn't covered?

  • Broken screens
  • Water damage
  • Rooting or unauthorised modification of software