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Here is a list of the top 10 most sold phones of all time, dominated by classic phone models. (Shutterstock/SeaRick1)
The top-10 most sold phones of all time might not be those you would expect, but they’re certainly ones you’ll recognize when you see them. Thanks to The Telegraph, you can see exactly just how much one classic phone company dominates the list.
10. Motorola Razr V3 — 130+ million units sold
The dream phone of any kid in the early 2000s, the Motorola Razr V3 is the highest selling flip-phone of all time, in addition to being number 10 on this list. While it’s no longer much of competition for current phones, its status as an icon lives on.
9. Nokia 2600 — 135+ million units sold
While this model of Nokia isn’t particularly notable among its counterparts, the 2600 still managed to make number nine by having a reliable battery life as well as an affordable price tag.
8. Samsung E1100 — 150+ million units sold
The only Samsung on this list offered 13 days’ worth of battery life while on standby, as well as a 1.52-inch display, a whole 1MB of internal storage, and a built-in flashlight. It debuted a little less than a decade ago and was available worldwide.
7. Nokia 5230 — 150+ million units sold
Even though this smartphone couldn’t connect to Wi-Fi, the Nokia 5230 still managed to be popular around the globe. Instead, it offered the Symbian operating system as well as 3G connectivity.
6. Nokia 6600 — 150+ million units sold
This phone’s rounded, almost bubble-like design made it the object of some criticism, but that didn’t stop Nokia from selling over 150 million units. Unlike most of its counterparts on this list, the Nokia 6600 was considered quite expensive when it appeared in the market in 2003, retailing for nearly US$700.
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5. Nokia 1200 — 150+ million units sold
The Nokia 1200 allowed people to talk to their heart’s content, with seven hours of talk time and 390 hours on standby on one charge alone. There weren’t many other standout features, but it was widely available and not as costly as some other models.
4. Nokia 3210 — 150+ million units sold
When the Nokia 3210 launched in 1999, it was home to one of the first mobile games: the now-iconic Snake. Now, users could call and text, while also keeping busy with their new favorite game.
3. iPhone 6 and 6 Plus — 220+ million units sold
These phones are both the only Apple products and the most recent phone on this list. Released in 2014, this pair features 4.7- and 5.5-inch displays, which was a large upgrade from their predecessor’s 4-inch screen. The iPhone 6 also carries the bulk of this recognition, as it was three-times more popular than the iPhone 6 Plus, most likely due to its lower price tag.
2. Nokia 1110 — 250+ million units sold
Launched in 2005, this phone didn’t have many outstanding features- there was no camera, despite their rising popularity- but was available nearly worldwide. Thanks to that, the monochrome screen phone made it into the hands of 250+ million people throughout the globe.
1. Nokia 1100 — 250+ million units sold
Finally, the Nokia 1110 tops this list as the most popular phone of all time. When it debuted in 2003, audiences quickly fell in love with its simple design and affordable price tag. Much like other Nokia phones, it could be used nearly everywhere, making it a good choice, no matter where you were. (sul/wng)
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