10 best things to do with an old smartphone

10 best things to do with an old smartphone
Chances are that you have an old phone or two collecting dust, forgotten in a drawer somewhere around your house. We all do. Surely this can't be the best way to treat old, unused, and obsolete electronics, can it? Of course not. 

In fact, there are many things one can do with an old handset, especially if it belongs to the smartphone kind. As long as it is functional, the device can be still used or repurposed, and if it doesn't work anymore, recycling it would be the right thing to do. Need more ideas as to what can be done with an old smarthphone? Then flick through the slideshow below!

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29 Comments

1. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

i usually smash it with a sledgehammer or use it as a weapon in case a dog chases me

4. IliyaBeshkov

Posts: 261; Member since: Jul 09, 2012

:D:D Do you really use it as a weapon ?? Is it Nokia 3310? :D

19. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

No it was a bb curve.. Nokia 3310 is too insane

7. the_s2

Posts: 239; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

Why on earth would you do that? You musty be so rich and spoilt. PA, do you really recommend option 7? Why dont you just recycle it or give it off to someone who dont have the previlege of owning a smartphone? Everything else except option 7 makes sense to me. Personally, I usually give away my old smartphone to someone in need. Just said what was in my mind, thats it.

18. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

No I'm not rich at all.. I only have one phone Because it was already broken

21. TritonForceX

Posts: 60; Member since: Sep 27, 2012

Hmm, just like Option 2! It's interesting the more common sense ideas are first on the list, and if any of those aren't an option, you can look further down the list. Chill out. Like they said, YouTube is full of people destroying stuff because...some people think it's funny as hell. Me, I'm 32, and my daughter is 4, and we both think one of the funniest things ever is if you go to YouTube and search for "Harlem Shake Washing Machine."

16. EXkurogane

Posts: 863; Member since: Mar 07, 2013

I keep all my phones as a memory of the devices i once used.

2. istitch

Posts: 181; Member since: Mar 19, 2013

or dump it into the water and observe the water leak into the hardware and die oh wait . . mine's xperia z

8. Ohrules

Posts: 327; Member since: Jun 11, 2012

that is not exactly old, is it?

9. tusshharish

Posts: 342; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

best way recycle your old nokia!!!!!!!!!!!!!

3. N-fanboy

Posts: 543; Member since: Jan 12, 2013

I game all them away.

5. Daftama

Posts: 641; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Ill will take any old phone you give in any condition as a donation please send me info ill give you mine to send your old phone thanks

6. RohanM

Posts: 141; Member since: Jan 15, 2013

I just keep them with me & let them die whenever they want. I dnt like to murder them ;)

10. mydi.maus unregistered

ohh right now have three in my fish tank using it as ship wreck display..one i smash it and cut in half i call it titanic...:)

11. chemhaz

Posts: 161; Member since: May 04, 2012

I used an old Samsung Gio as a GPS tracker in my sons bag to make sure he gets to school and home safely usin Life360 works a treat for 2 days on a single charge. Since he discovered it I had to upgrade it to an S2 so he can play games after school.

12. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

My omnia2 is still functional except that it's touch screen is broken. So instead of having the trouble and spend money on repairing it, I just decided to put it somewhere in my house since I don't need it anymore

13. papss unregistered

Craigslist is where mine go

14. XperiaPrince

Posts: 108; Member since: Dec 25, 2012

I gave them away :) Im so happy to see the smile on their faces when they receive it :)

15. red_fox unregistered

option No. 1, 4 and 5 make more sense to me.

17. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

No. 7 - The worst choice! I'd rather give it away instead of killing it!

20. Wiki_jaan

Posts: 704; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

pic 9 i think its a tree of 3310s

22. TritonForceX

Posts: 60; Member since: Sep 27, 2012

I hooked my Droid X2 up to my stereo full time so I can get Slacker Radio on it while I'm shooting pool. Being the Droid X2 though, it is a prime candidate for a YouTube destruction video!

23. taikucing unregistered

should be in the museum, so that our grand children will know what the phones look like in the past XD

24. FlushGordon unregistered

I still have my iphone 3gs...I dunno it's been sitting there forever in ny closet...I cannot even use it as an mp3 player coz it's only 8 gigs

25. StalkinUrMom

Posts: 111; Member since: Apr 16, 2012

I use my old phones as dash cams! Never know when something crazy could happen on the road, or it could help you if you're involved in a wreck.

26. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

Home WiFi, Google Voice, and VoIP (I use GrooVe IP) app means my old Droid Eris is now my house phone.

27. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

desk clock

28. bnick25

Posts: 38; Member since: May 05, 2013

Give it to my brother in law who live in a country where they barley make any money he loves me for it

29. elcer24

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I live in the Republic of Panama where stealing Smartphones is the norm. I have had mine stolen 3 times, and contracts and cheap phones are NOT common like in the US. I vote that we all donate our phones to Panama, flood the market with older smart phones, so that theft is no longer a viable option for income. Donate to Panama! Stop the crime wave. There are only 3,000,000 residents here. With just 1,000,000 donated phones, the black market would disappear making this a much better country to visit and or live in.

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