With all the excitement of buying new or refurbished mobile phones comes memories of our earliest mobile phone purchases. At Cellect, we love looking back at bygone mobile phone technology, and marvelling (or laughing) at what was once new technology. Here are our top five picks for the retro phones we once owned and loved.
 

#Number5 - The 1st Generation iPhone

To think it was nine years ago that apple first released their much-anticipated iPhone. Brainchild of the genius Steve Jobs, the original iPhone stemmed from his vision of innovation, featuring one of the earliest touch screens in place of a keyboard. Although later models of the iPhone were more popular, especially the first iPhone 3G, we still remember the original fondly.

 

#Number4 - Samsung Galaxy s3

With the rise in popularity of the iPhone came the Samsung Galaxy series. The S3 actually turned out to be the biggest selling Android phone to date. This phone made everything faster, sharper and smoother, with greater processing power, and better quality display and sound capabilities than ever. At a reasonable price, it was popular with humble users and tech-heads alike.
 
 

#Number3 - Motorola StarTAC

Turn the clock way back to the mid-nineties and enter the Motorola StarTAC. This phone was as futuristic as its name implies. It was the first ever flip phone and set the trend for the next decade. Back then, we all thought that smaller was better, and the StarTAC was the smallest phone on the market at the time.
 
 

#Number2 - Sony Ericsson T28

Turn the clock way back to the mid-nineties and enter the Motorola StarTAC. This phone was as futuristic as its name implies. It was the first ever flip phone and set the trend for the next decade. Back then, we all thought that smaller was better, and the StarTAC was the smallest phone on the market at the time.
 
 

Winner #Number1 - Nokia 3300

If not the most loved and favourite mobile phone of all time, then definitely our number one candidate. The nokia 3300 series can only be compared to Mike Tyson: built to withstand any impact. While we love our refurbished iPhones and Samsungs, we sure do miss the good old days when dropping your phone didn’t cause so much damage!
 

What was your first or favourite mobile of all time? Write a comment and let us know!


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