Many classic cell phones are still on sale online – refurbished, unlocked, full of nostalgia
0. phoneArena 02 May 2014, 02:30 posted on
How would you like to own a piece of cell phone history – a classic handset from over a decade ago? Turns out that's totally possible. Many iconic cell phones are still on sale online even though their manufacturers have long discontinued their production and support. Here's what we managed to come across after a little digging...
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1. sriuslywtf (Posts: 297; Member since: 09 Jul 2013)
Its like cockroaches... Tough to kill!
I bet It will survive nuclear war..
9. Ashoaib (Posts: 2965; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)
Well I have magnus, a chinese phone which last 5-6 days on a single charge and it just costed 13$ brand new... built quality is pretty solid... call quality is satisfactory... so for me, no need to look back
15. sriuslywtf (Posts: 297; Member since: 09 Jul 2013)
Haha.. Dude,, Were talking about "relics" here that time cant even destroy.. I bet your magnus is not around during the "feature phone era", also known as the golden age of Nokia..
18. Ashoaib (Posts: 2965; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)
That time I was enjoying nokia.... hahaha
beside that I am saying "for me"... not for others, you can continue with your discussion about relics
22. domfonusr (Posts: 384; Member since: 17 Jan 2014)
I have a couple of Nokia smartphones from the good ol' days that could end up in a museum... a Nokia 9300 and a Nokia E62. I got rid of all my other old Nokia phones over time, but those two I kept for good reason. I think I would give them up if I knew they would live the rest of their existence in a museum.
28. Tommy1960i (Posts: 117; Member since: 11 Oct 2013)
I would like a Nokia 1100 but I am starting tu buy old phones to keep them. When I was 9 I wanted a Nokia phone, no matter wich i just wanted a Nokia. Then I had Nokia 6300, then wanted 6700 classic and N97 but I had an iPhone 4 instead of them.
2. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3683; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)
I'll like to have a nokia 3310. I want to play all those 4 awesome games. I made a grave mistake selling it.
16. sriuslywtf (Posts: 297; Member since: 09 Jul 2013)
Yeah.. Grave mistake man.. Now, North Koreans are using them as warhead thanks to you..
3. bbblader (Posts: 588; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)
Funny how at one point everyone wanted a smaller and smaller device and now they want it to get bigger and bigger :D
4. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)
Many of these phones don't work well on modern cell networks. So I guess that means be sure to get an old phone supports the T-Mobile bands :)
6. alterecho (Posts: 1096; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)
Even then, you can just buy it for self defense.
8. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
Or you can break the Windows on a phone.
7. alterecho (Posts: 1096; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)
Well, these Nokias are better than the Lumias.
23. akki20892 (Posts: 3808; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)
True fact....can't beat those phone. Classic legendary glory.
12. Miracles (Posts: 560; Member since: 31 Aug 2013)
Sure you can buy these real cheap....whose gonna get u the battery?...I have a moto razor....no genuine battery to go with it. Tried a couple from ebay and amazon...all died within a two weeks time.
13. shuaibhere (Posts: 1962; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)
"or if you want to see the
faces of the guys at the office when
you pull out one of these,"
Nokia 1100 is still popular and used by many in india...so no one will stare at you if you pull one of those out here in india...
14. kabilan.ravi (Posts: 20; Member since: 08 Apr 2013)
I still own my nokia 1100. Rock Solid....
17. aksa123 (Posts: 310; Member since: 30 Jan 2014)
Oh man I miss my ol' nokia so muchhhh !!! Too bad it overcharged and then bubbled and died. RIP my old friend.
20. xoxoGeorges (Posts: 209; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)
Would love to see some of the best symbians be on sale too
21. orielwindow (Posts: 105; Member since: 23 Sep 2010)
Miss my old Nokia's!!! I switched to the Icon just to be using a Nokia again, and even though I'm now used to the Windows OS and it's limitations, it's still great to be using a Nokia again and getting all the Nokia accessories for the phone. There's just something about that brand that I've always been attracted to. It'll be a really sad day when Microsoft stops using the Nokia brand completely.
24. iphoneman37 (Posts: 26; Member since: 30 Jan 2014)
I remember my nokia 3310 and 3589i miss them both.
25. SIGPRO (Posts: 920; Member since: 03 Oct 2012)
I owned 3210, still own 8850, N73, N8, N9, 1020 and 1520.
The 8850 is the grey alloy version and it still looks nice.
The N8.....man this phone rocks, still it makes better pictures than current phones!
The N9, Meego one of the best mobile os ever made!
The 1020 best camera phone on the market, no other phone brand can compete yet!
29. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)
It may not be shipping yet, but the new Galaxy K Zoom is going to be superior to the 1020 in many common situations. This is not to say the 1020 is bad, but even a great sensor cannot make up for more capable optics, i.e. 10x optical zoom.
31. SIGPRO (Posts: 920; Member since: 03 Oct 2012)
K Zoom will not be better than the 1020, Like the S4 zoom looks like crap! Have you ever used a Pureview device? I guess not because you can zoom in to the pictures afterwards. If a pureview device will equip optical zoom (maybe in the future) it will be more awsome than now.
27. Blazers (Posts: 365; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)
The 3310 won't work in the US, but the 3390 will.
This was a frustrating time for US mobile enthusiasts, as this was the era of "no mobile love for the USA" since phones back then weren't multiband.