As 2020 draws to a close, we decided to step back and take a peek at the undivided tech domination in the world. In the 21st century, we have witnessed phone companies go bold and aggressive at different price levels. Samsung succeeded in having a stranglehold in the sub Rs. 15,000-20,000 segment while Nokia and Motorola did manage to put a dent in its marketing methods. The ” feature phones” fad waned and manufacturers proposed options and new-age choices such as the pop-up camera module, hole-punch, as well as pivoting and rotating devices.
From cost-effective to high-end, these days there are a myriad number of cellphone models to choose from and each with a surging list of features; yet discovering a triumphant formula in today’s congested market is more arduous than it sounds.
But, the most interesting question is, which were the most sought-after or popular mobile receivers of all time? And to answer that we bring you a list of the top 10 most sold and popular mobile phones of all time on Geekymonks.
iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus was released for the “fanboys” (another term to describe those who love the Apple company) in 2016, and if you can recollect, it was one of those times when Apple’s innovative move on removing the headphone jack was not really taken well by the fanboys. However, the Avant-grade feature did catch up with people and iPhone 7 and 7 Plus eventually coupled sold about a total of 78.3 million units.
Released in 2013, Samsung Galaxy S4 sold 20 million globally in its initial two months, and 40 million in the next six months. Samsung Galaxy S4 was a fourth introduction from the brand’s familiar Galaxy S line. During its reign in the market, Samsung sold over a whopping 80 million S4 units, thus presenting the title of the most selling Android-powered cell phone of all time.
8. Nokia 1280
Popular feature phone, Nokia 1280 was introduced to the market in March 2010. Offering then new-age ‘speaking’ alarm clock, it’s got an FM radio, MP3 ringtones, flashlight, a classic candy bar design, MP3 ringtones, calendar, flashlight, and a 3.5mm headset jack. However, besides its specs, this uber phone stood out for its affordable cost of PHP 1,300. And a month after its public release locally, it received a deal price of PHP 890. Overall, it was victorious with over 100 million units sold.
Released in 2004, the RAZR V3 was known to have the thinnest profile on a clamshell set. It’s housed in an aluminum body with an external glass screen and it sold 130 million units during its lifespan, being the best-selling clamshell phone to date.
6. Nokia 3310
Nokia announced this model in September 2000, and until this day, it is considered one of the greatest phones of all time with 136 million units sold. The Nokia 3310 replaced Nokia 3210. It came with a calculator, stopwatch, and a few plays and games, including Snake II.
5. Nokia 6600
It was released in 2003 and sold a total of 150 million units worldwide. At the time of its release, it was the most advanced product ever launched by the brand with features such as a VGA camera, a music player and video player, Bluetooth, and extended storage by a memory card.
4. Nokia 3210
This popular phone was announced in 1999. It probably sounds familiar to you since this phone was highly advertised back then. It’s known for its great durability and long battery life that can last from 1 to 2 weeks. It’s also one of the first mobile phones that came with an internal antenna. Overall, it sold over 160 million units.
This chic and award-winning cellphone now features an all-new sound quality, great sculpted design, improved usability, outstanding battery life, and a tactile island keymat. Around the world, it sold over 200 million units.
This iPhone was released in 2014. According to investopedia.com: barely three months after its release, the iPhone 6 generated 71.5 million unit sales, far outpacing its predecessor, the iPhone 5S, by 30%. The more comprehensive iPhone 6+ now deems for 40% of all tablet-style smartphone sales and is the second-best-selling iPhone of all time. It’s estimated combined units sold is about 222.4 million.
1. Nokia 1100
It was the company’s cheapest mobile phone when it was released in 2003. It has been specifically designed for developing countries with a dustproof ergonomic and stellar battery life. Approximately 250 million pieces of this phone have been sold globally.
That’s not all, though. Another phone that also sold 250 million units is the Nokia 1110 that was released in 2005. It was aimed at first-time mobile phone users so it offers ease of use and a cheap price. It boosts picture messaging to transfer a picture greeting and comes with three built-in games.
And there you have it! If you still own any of these phones, we’d love to read your thoughts in the comments below.
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