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February 09, 2013

What is your mobile phone history?

Most of us have owned a number of handsets in the past but can you still remember all of them? I tried recalling my mobile phone history, starting from the turn of the century when Nokia was the king, all the way to the present glory of Android and iOS smartphones. Here’s what I came up with:

mobile-history

The list below are the mobile phones I owned, the year I owned them, and how they ended up after owning them. Some were passed down to me, bought for me and acquired by my own means.

  • Nokia 3310 (2000) – dad smashed it to bits (if I remembered correctly he threw it on the floor three times before it was completely obliterated)
  • Nokia 8250 (2000) – stolen
  • Nokia 2100 (2003) – passed down
  • Sony Ericsson T230 (2003) – passed down
  • Nokia 3650 (2003) – swapped
  • Nokia 6610i (2004) – sold
  • Nokia 6230i (2005) – passed down
  • Nokia 5310 (2007) – passed down
  • Nokia E51 (2007) – passed down
  • Nokia 5800 (2008) – sold
  • Samsung M140 (2008) – passed down
  • Motorola RAZR Maxx V6 Ferrari Edition (2009) – broke down
  • Samsung GT-E1080F (2010) – passed down
  • BlackBerry Curve 9300 (2011) – passed down
  • LG Optimus L3 (2012) – sold
  • iPhone 4S (2012) – passed down
  • HTC One X (2012) – stolen
  • BlackBerry Torch 9860 (Present)

How about you guys? What is your smartphone history? Take a trip down memory lane and list them down the comments section below. Kudos to the person who has the oldest mobile phone.


128 Responses to “What is your mobile phone history?”

  1. hanjo says:

    Dont remember the specific models of some but i think the list is like this:
    (The ?s pertians to a character in the phone mkdel)
    Siemens m35
    Siemens a45
    Ericsson t??
    Nokia 61??
    Sagem ????
    NEC ???
    Alcatel OT???
    Nokia ????
    Samsung Omnia i900 (since 2009)
    I forgot some.
    Guess im a fan of no brand.
    All execpt two lasted more than a year.
    I wait for the phone to become unserviceable before i dispose them.
    At other times two phones coexist. My omnia was, for sometime, backed up by another phone.
    I stick to it coz it still works fine. One time i misplaced it and i was half glad i have then a reason to replace it but then nakita ko sya. Half sad kasi i have important files saved there. Hehehe

  2. paolo
    Twitter: OdeiraOloap
    says:

    2001-2007 (Elementary): (I don’t remember the dates when I owned them. Sorry)
    Samsung C110
    Nokia 6210
    Sony Ericsson K608 (Overcharged.)
    Sony Ericsson K600i (Someone stole it inside the Church(!) )
    Nokia 6260
    Nokia N70

    Secondary
    2007/6 – 2007/10 Nokia 7360 (Someone in school stole it.)
    2007/10 – 2008/2 Nokia 3250 (Someone in school stole it.)
    2008/2 – 2009/4 Nokia 3250 (We bought another one.)
    2009/4 – 2010/4 Nokia E72 (Swapped the 3250)
    2010/4 – 2011/4 Nokia 5530 XpressMusic (Swapped the E72)

    College
    2011/4 – 2011/10 – Nokia X6 (Swapped the 5530)
    2011/10 – 2012/1 – HTC HD7
    (Swapped the Nokia X6; From 2012/1-2012/6, my mother held to this)
    2012/1 – 2012/6 – T-Mobile G2x (LG Optimus 2X)
    2012/6 – 2013/1 – Samsung Galaxy S2 (Swapped the HD7)

    Current phones
    Sony Xperia SL (Swapped the S2)
    Sony Xperia TX (Brother has this; swapped the Optimus 3D)
    Nokia E63 (From 2012/11; repaired from my brother’s)

    For 2013
    (Windows Phone) HTC 8X / Samsung Galaxy Note 2 / Sony Xperia V (Whichever better deal comes first. :D )

    From 2001-2013,
    17 phones.
    1 LG, 1 HTC, 2 Samsung, 4 Sony(Ericsson/Xperia), 9 Nokia.
    5 phones stolen.
    2 overcharged.
    Average use period of 9 months.

  3. garz says:

    Nokia 6110 – used until the end
    Nokia 3210 – passed down
    Nokia 3310 – used until the end
    Nokia 6103 – used until the end
    Nokia 1200 – stolen
    Nokia 1208 – stolen
    Nokia 5130 XPressMusic – passed down
    Nokia 5530 XPressMusic – stolen
    Samsung Galaxy S2 – current

  4. gadget_geek says:

    sony ericsson t39
    Nokia 3210 (broken)
    Nokia 3315 (passed down)
    Nokia 3510 (passed down)
    sony ericsson t230 (passed down)
    Nokia 3660 (broken)
    Nokia ??? (sold)
    Nokia 8310 – bought as extra phone (broken)
    Nokia N70 (sold)
    sony ericsson W910 (sold)
    Nokia N95 (sold)
    Nokia 1110 – bought as extra phone
    Nokia 5800 (passed down)
    Iphone 3g (passed down)
    Samsung galaxy S3 <3 (current)

  5. andrei says:

    1996- panasonic (analog)
    1998- Sony Ericsson GH388
    1999-Nokia 6110
    2000-  Nokia 3310
    2001 – Nokia 8890 – drooped it ubelt area
    2001- Nokia 8310
    2003- Nokia 7650
    2004- Nokia 8210
    2005 – Nokia 6680
    2006 – Nokia 6260
    2007 – Nokia N70 dropped it in SM San Lazaro
    2008 – Nokia 6300
    2008 – Nokia 1208
    2009 – Sony Experia
    2009 – iPhone 3GS
    2011 – cherry mobile comet
    2013 – iPhone 5

  6. dan_md says:

    1997 – Phillips Savvy DB (sold)
    2002 – Nokia 3250 (stolen)
    2003 – Nokia 3315 (passed down)
    2004 – Nokia 3650 (passed down)
    2005 – Nokia N90 (broken)
    2007 – Nokia E90 (stolen)
    2008 – Nokia E63 (stolen)
    2008 – Nokia 5800 (sold)
    2010 – Nokia N8 (still on use)
    2011 – Sony Ericsson Xperia Play (sold)
    2012 – Samsung Galaxy S3 (still on use)

  7. Ashton says:

    Nokia 3310
    Nokia 5110
    Nokia 3310
    Nokia 3315
    Nokia 3120 & 2100
    Nokia 1600
    N70
    Another nokia
    Now Nokia 1280, S2, and E63

  8. mojojongiks says:

    hmm.. I think mine looks like this
    1999 Alcatel (2 line screen with pullout antenna) lol
    2000 3310 – hidden
    2001 3315 lol
    2002 still a Nokia, forgot the model
    2003 Nokia 6250 – longest phone
    2010 Samsung Corby WiFi
    2012 Alcatel glory 918n – damaged
    2012 Samsung galaxy tab 7.0

    tindi ng iba dito, daming phones, at ang mamahal pa. hehe

  9. Yves
    Twitter: yvesism
    says:

    Nokia 6120c (2009)- present

  10. GensanBoy
    Twitter: gensanboy
    says:

    Current:
    Samsung Galaxy Note 2
    Motorola EX 115
    Samsung Tab 2

    Previous:
    Samsung Galaxy S2 – now with my son
    Samsung Omnia Pro – Still with me in the drawer (working fine)
    HTC Viva – Broke Down (Still with me)
    Samsung i780 – passed down
    MyPhone – My 1st dual sim (Thrown away coz it hangs)
    SonyEricson P1i (Traded in)
    Dopod 838 Pro – passed down
    Iphone 1st Gen – Sold before Globe launched the Iphone in RP
    XDA 2 (Smart) – Still with me in the drawer
    XDA 2 (Globe) – passed down
    Smart Amazing Phone (Tanager) – passed down
    Treo 180 – Broke Down
    Siemens M35i (Shock, Water, Dust proof) passed down
    Bosch 908 – My 1st GSM (Antenna Broke)
    Motorola Microtac – Analog
    Motorola Startac – Analog

    Never owned a Nokia – Most of my phones are not the popular ones.

  11. Benchmark says:

    Hnmmmm its nice to reminisce with these…but let me see if i could still remember them all:
    Bosch 501/502 (given to me by my bro)
    Nokia 5110 (sanla lang sa akin at pinaglaban ko pa sa magnanakaw na may balisong)
    Nokia 5110 (again , pinagipunan at binili ko sa classmate ko)
    Nokia 6150 (from my bro ulit)
    Nokia 7110 (still from my bro)
    Nokia 3530 (my first colored phone)
    Motorola (forgot the model-basta colored din sya)
    Motorola E398 (my best music phone – may sound sensitive lights pa)
    Nokia N Gage QD (first very expensive phone)
    Motorola E2 (my very first touch screen phone with I tunes pa!)
    Samsung Star (my second most expensive purchase- thought i didn’t need wifi enable phone)
    Ipod iTouch with cpeel (tried apple if I will like it, and know what the craze about apple feels)
    Motorola Droid Razr (my first grand Christmas gift to myself-sad to say it was pick-pocketed from me in the MRT after 6 months)
    Motorola Droid Razr (again…PRESENT)

  12. Nel says:

    2005 – Nokia 3210 (nasa uncle ko hanggan ngayon)
    2006 – Nokia 7360 (nasira, maraming ulit na hulog)
    2010 – Nokia 1202 (ginagamit hanggan ngayon, tibay)
    2012 – HTC One V (first phone nabili sa sarili kong pera)

  13. chevarlooo says:

    2003- nokia 3315
    2004- nokia 7210
    2004- sony ericsson t610i
    2005- nokia 6600
    2005- nokia 6170
    2005- nokia 3220
    2006-2009 – nokia 7610 (yan talaga ang nagtagal sakin nagswimming pa sa aquarium :)
    2009 – nokia 5800
    2011- motorola defy
    2012- LG L3
    2013- iphone 4s

    i’ve been loyal to nokia since then pero nung nauso na ang android bye bye na haha kakasawa ang symbian e hahaha

  14. ChrisP
    Twitter: chrispungtilan
    says:

    -Nokia 6150, bigay ni kuya then nasira
    -Sony Ericsson T681, bigay ni kuya then nadukot sa Alabang (it hurts you know!)
    -Motorola C168, birthday gift ni mamá, na nahulog pala sa bus nung masakit ipin ko. Shunga lang.
    -Nokia 3310, bigay ni ate then passed down.
    -Nokia 6680, bigay uli ni ate then passed down.
    -Nokia 100, birthday gift ni kuya then choosy ako (passed down) gusto ko nung kasunod..
    -Nokia 1280, birthday gift ni kuya uli then passed down.
    -Sony Ericsson Xperia mini, first time ko bumili. Katas ng sahod. Yey!

    -ready na ko bumili ng Nexus 4, kaso yung bulsa ko hindi pa.

  15. Ken says:

    -Siemens C45 (Birthday gift from parents)
    -Ericsson A2618 (Bigay ng mga magulang ko)
    -Nokia 3350 (passed down from my mom)
    -Nokia 3100 (Bday gift from my mom *pero hati kami sa bayad)
    -Motorola E398 (First phone I bought with my own money – 1st yr college)
    -Motorola ROKR E1 (sold my e398, bought this)
    -Motorola KRZR Z3 (bricked my e1, bought this)
    -Motorola ROKR Z6 (bought this after giving my mom the Z3)
    -China Phone N99i (try try lang. haha)
    -Motorola ROKR E8 (bought this nung nagsale xa)
    -Motorola Defy (First smart fone, very durable, ilang beses nang natapon, wala pang gasgas ung screen. 2years old na to and still kickin)
    -Nexus 4 (Present, still less than a month in.)

  16. itachi1 says:

    1. Nokia 3315 – sold
    2. Nokia 6610 – sold
    3. Motorola Rokr E1 – sold
    4. Sony Ericsson K750i – retired (served 6 years!)
    5. Samsung Omnia i900 – sold
    6. Samsung Galaxy 5 i5503 – sold
    7. Samsung Galaxy S2 i9100 – current

  17. tarush says:

    Here’s mine:

    Nokia 3310(2003)-lost in a jeepney
    Nokia 3120 Classic (2008)-passed down
    Nokia 6300-one of the most durable phones ever
    Nokia 1280-”the flashlight with a cellphone” hehehe, still with me for playing FM tunes :)
    Nokia C5-one month use while waiting for my ultimate phone
    Apple iPhone 5-current

  18. darryl says:

    for me:

    nokia 3210(2002) – naovercharged ang battery

    nokia 3310(2004) – sold

    nokia 3350(2008) – keypad malfunction

    nokia 3250(2004) – sold

    sony ericsson t280i(2011) – hindi maririnig ang may kausap sa yo at overcharging ang battery

    nokia 5800 xpressmusic bought in may 2010 – present

    sony xperia tipo dual(2013) – swap

    htc explorer(2013) – present

    samsung galaxy pocket(2013) – give to my mother

    nokia n82i(chinaphone brand) (2009) –
    overcharged ang battery

    samsung wave 1(2010) – lcd destroyed

    nokia 6680(2011) – overcharged ang battery

    samsung chat duos (2012) – ginamit ko pero
    saglit lang tapos binigay ko sa nanay ko

    motorola v3(2007) – give

    motorola l6(2007) – nagloloko yung software at binigay na lang

    myphone v210(2010) – tinesting lang kung maganda

  19. mshaun says:

    maxon mx 3206
    nokia 3310
    nokia 7110
    nokia 5110
    nokia 8250
    nokia 2630
    nokia 6150
    nokia 3510
    nokia 8850
    nokia 5210
    motorola c651
    motorola razr v3
    motorola w156
    motorola slvr
    SE K500
    LG KU380
    myphone Q19i Duo
    cherry mobile t8 duo
    Nokia 5233
    myphone tw1 duo
    smart netphone/ZTE Blade
    cherry mobile magnum hd
    myphone B88 Duo
    samsung E1080s

    Current Phone:
    Samsung/Google Galaxy Nexus

  20. JP says:

    Nokia 5110 (1999) – sold
    Nokia 6150 (2000) – sold
    Nokia 8210 (2000) – passed down
    Nokia 8250 (2001) – passed down
    Nokia 7110 (2001) – sold
    Nokia 8890 (2002) – passed down
    Nokia 7650 (2003) – first camera phone! :) sold
    Sony Ericsson P800 (2004) – swapped
    Nokia 6101 (2004) – swapped
    Nokia 9500 Communicator (2005) – swapped
    Sony Ericsson P1i (2007) – stolen from my bag :( first stolen phone
    Nokia E72 (2011) – broke down
    Samsung Galaxy Note 1 (April to Nov 2013) – passed down
    Samsung Galaxy Note 2 (Dec 2013 – present) – my current phone!

  21. Biboy says:

    Forgot the order haha :) brings back memories :)
    Nokia 1610 (retired)
    Nokia 5110 (retired)
    Nokia 6110 (retired)
    Maxon (forgot the model no.) (passed down)
    Nokia 3310 (passed down)
    Samsung A800 (yata) (retired)
    Sony Ericsson K300 (swapped with W800)
    Sony Ericsson W800 (swapped with Nokia E63)
    Nokia 3110 classic (yata) (passed down)
    Palm Treo 650 (stolen sa LRT :( )
    Nokia E63 (sold)
    Samsung Galaxy Y (sold)
    HTC One V (current – running customized CM9) :)

  22. ernie says:

    Nokia 5110 – 2000
    Nokia 3310 – 2002
    Nokia 3410 – 2003
    Nokia 6600 – 2004
    Nokia N73 Music Edition – 2007
    Nokia N85 – 2009
    Samsung Wave II – 2012 to present

  23. arnold says:

    Nokia 5110 (2000) – sold
    Nokia 3310 (2001) – sold
    Nokia 5510 (2003) – till the end
    Nokia 3210 (2004) – passed down
    Nokia 6210 (2004) – sold
    Nokia 6260 (2005) – sold
    Nokia e61i (2007) – sold
    HTC Touch Dual (2007) – stolen
    Blackberry 8800 (2008) – passed down
    Nokia 6303 (2008) – passed down
    Samsung SGH-i780 (2010) – passed down
    Blackberry Curve 8520 (2009) – passed down
    HTC Sensation (2011) – sold
    Samsung Nexus S (2011) – passed down
    Samsung Note GT-N7000 (2011) – present
    Blackberry Curve 9360 (2011) – present
    iPhone 4s (2012) – sold
    Iphone 5 (2013) – present
    Samsung Chat Wifi (Dual) – present

  24. eric says:

    - Motorola Analog phone (forgot model) : stored somewhere, and completely forgot about it.
    - 1st Gen. Philips Genie : Sold
    - Ericsson R320 : Sold
    - Ericsson R380 : Languishing in storage
    - Sony Ericsson P800 : In storage, but battery now bloated
    - Sony Ericsson P990i : in storage, still running
    - Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 : DEAD! Mobo died approximately 1 week after warranty expired!
    - HTC Desire : Backup phone
    - LG Nexus 4 : Current phone.

  25. marvin26 says:

    - nokia 3310 (2001) – sold
    - nokia 8250 (2001) – sold
    - ericsson t68i (2002) – trade in
    - nokia 8850 gold (2002) – trade in
    - nokia 7650 (2003) – passed down
    - sony ericsson P800 (2004)- sold
    - sony ericsson s700i (2004-2006) – stolen
    - motorola razr v3 (2006) – i gave it to a friend
    - nokia n73 (2006) – sold
    - nokia n92 (2007-2008) – still working
    - nokia n91 (2008) – still working
    - samsung f300 (2009) – sold
    - motorola e8 (2010) – sold
    - sony ericsson x8 (2011) – sold
    - nokia x3 (2011) – handed
    - nokia asha 303 (2011) – still working
    - iphone 5 (2012) – using it now

    favorite phone – nokia n91 bad ass design and built quality.

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