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Healer Flame

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Ok i will start first, my very first mobile was ...

1) Sonny Ericsson (90's)
2) Sonny Ericsson
3) Siemens (Rip)
4) Nokia
5) Nokia
6) Nokia
7) Samsung f480 (Complete rubbish)
8) iPhone 3
9) iPhone 4
10) Samsung s6
11) Samsung s7 edge (current spare phone)
12) Samsung s9 plus

Didn't like iPhone 5 due to narrow screen so jumped ship and stayed with Samsung until now.
 

mi7chy

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More fun to list the oldest phone that you still have in your possession. For me it's the Sprint Motorola Startac. Supposedly only the Sprint version can still be activated as of 9/2018.

 

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More fun to list the oldest phone that you still have in your possession. For me it's the Sprint Motorola Startac. Supposedly only the Sprint version can still be activated as of 9/2018.

Cool! Its also fun to see the graph of phone used for the last 10 or 20 years :)
 

Shanghaichica

macrumors G4
Apr 8, 2013
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1) Motorola -1999 (L7089)
2) Nokia 5110
3) Nokia 3310
4) Samsung flip phone
5) Sony Ericsson T68
6) Sony Ericsson T610
7) Nokia 7600
8) Sony Ericsson p900
9) Motorola V3 pink
10) LG chocolate
11) Sony Ericsson K800i
12) Blacberry pearl 8100
13) HTC Touch diamond 2
14) iPhone 3G
15) iPhone 4
16) Samsung Galaxy y
17) Original galaxy note
18) Samsung Galaxy S4
19) iPhone 5S (28 days)
20) Samsung Galaxy note 3
21) LG G3 (2 days)
22) Samsung Galaxy S5
23) iPhone 6 Plus
24) Galaxy note 4 (4 weeks)
25) iPhone 6S plus
26) Samsung Galaxy S7 edge (3 months)
27) iPhone 7 Plus
28) Samsung Galaxy note 8 (3 months)
29) iPhone X
30) Samsung Galaxy S9 + (2 months)
31) iPhone XS Max
 

Tsepz

macrumors 68040
Jan 24, 2013
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Awesome thread

Here is mine:

1. Nokia 3210 (2001, I was 11 years old , my first phone)
2. Nokia 7110 (2002-2003)
3. Nokia 3510i (2003-2004)
3. Nokia 7250i (2004-2005)
4. Sony Ericsson W800i Walkman Phone (2005-2006)
5. Sony Ericsson W900i Walkman Phone (2006-late 2006)
6. Nokia N80 (my first smartphone) (late 2006 - late 2007)
7. Nokia N81 (late 2007 to 2009)
8. Sony Ericsson K850i Cyber-shot (2008-2009) alongside N81 - Dual carrying
9. Nokia 5800 XpressMusic (2009-2010)
10. Sony Ericsson Xperia X10i (my first Android) (2010-2011)
11. Samsung Galaxy S2 (2011-2012)
12. Samsung Galaxy S3 (2012 to early 2013)
13. Samsung Galaxy S4 (early 2013 to 2014)
14. Samsung Galaxy Note 4 (2014 to 2016)
15. Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge (2016 to 2017)
16. Samsung Galaxy Note8 (2017 to 2018)
17. Huawei Mate 10 Pro (late 2017 to early 2018)
18. Huawei Mate 20 Pro (late 2018 to Current)

What a journey it has been

Can proudly say I am not afraid to jump ship or jump between OEMs, the moment I see something better. I am one very disloyal customer

Keeping a close eye on Xiaomi, OnePlus and Apple at the moment, but I have not given up on Samsung until I see the Galaxy Note10. Happy with Huawei right now.
 

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1) Motorola -1999 (L7089)
2) Nokia 5110
3) Nokia 3310
4) Samsung flip phone
5) Sony Ericsson T68
6) Sony Ericsson T610
7) Nokia 7600
8) Sony Ericsson p900
9) Motorola V3 pink
10) LG chocolate
11) Sony Ericsson K800i
12) Blacberry pearl 8100
13) HTC Touch diamond 2
14) iPhone 3G
15) iPhone 4
16) Samsung Galaxy y
17) Original galaxy note
18) Samsung Galaxy S4
19) iPhone 5S (28 days)
20) Samsung Galaxy note 3
21) LG G3 (2 days)
22) Samsung Galaxy S5
23) iPhone 6 Plus
24) Galaxy note 4 (4 weeks)
25) iPhone 6S plus
26) Samsung Galaxy S7 edge (3 months)
27) iPhone 7 Plus
28) Samsung Galaxy note 8 (3 months)
29) iPhone X
30) Samsung Galaxy S9 + (2 months)
31) iPhone XS Max
Whow! huge and different range of phones, cool.
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Awesome thread

Here is mine:

1. Nokia 3210 (2001, I was 11 years old , my first phone)
2. Nokia 7110 (2002-2003)
3. Nokia 3510i (2003-2004)
3. Nokia 7250i (2004-2005)
4. Sony Ericsson W800i Walkman Phone (2005-2006)
5. Sony Ericsson W900i Walkman Phone (2006-late 2006)
6. Nokia N80 (my first smartphone) (late 2006 - late 2007)
7. Nokia N81 (late 2007 to 2009)
8. Sony Ericsson K850i Cyber-shot (2008-2009) alongside N81 - Dual carrying
9. Nokia 5800 XpressMusic (2009-2010)
10. Sony Ericsson Xperia X10i (my first Android) (2010-2011)
11. Samsung Galaxy S2 (2011-2012)
12. Samsung Galaxy S3 (2012 to early 2013)
13. Samsung Galaxy S4 (early 2013 to 2014)
14. Samsung Galaxy Note 4 (2014 to 2016)
15. Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge (2016 to 2017)
16. Samsung Galaxy Note8 (2017 to 2018)
17. Huawei Mate 10 Pro (late 2017 to early 2018)
18. Huawei Mate 20 Pro (late 2018 to Current)

What a journey it has been

Can proudly say I am not afraid to jump ship or jump between OEMs, the moment I see something better. I am one very disloyal customer

Keeping a close eye on Xiaomi, OnePlus and Apple at the moment, but I have not given up on Samsung until I see the Galaxy Note10. Happy with Huawei right now.
Wow you must be expert on Samsung s series line , cool :cool:
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I've had in excess of 100 phones over the years, way too many to list!

The addiction is real

I remember my very 1st phone though from back in the 90's, it was a Mitsubishi MT-30 flip front phone.
You are not wrong, mobile phone addiction is very real.
[doublepost=1552385774][/doublepost]Shanghachica & Tzeps how did you manage to remember your old phon's model number? Do you keep a note or something?
 
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Klyster

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Philips Twist (used AA batteries lol)
Nokia 1100
Motorola C118
Nokia 3220
Some Kyocera random phone for a few weeks
Razr V3X
LG KU990 Viewty
LG KM900 Arena
Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 mini
Galaxy S, I still have this in the original box :)
Galaxy S2
Galaxy S3
Galaxy S4
Note 3
Galaxy S5
Note 4
Note 5
Meizu M3s
Note 7
Galaxy j5
Galaxy S7 Edge
Note 8
Note 9
 
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Healer Flame

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Philips Twist (used AA batteries lol)
Nokia 1100
Motorola C118
Nokia 3220
Some Kyocera random phone for a few weeks
Razr V3X
LG KU990 Viewty
LG KM900 Arena
Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 mini
Galaxy S
Galaxy S2
Galaxy S3
Galaxy S4
Note 3
Galaxy S5
Note 4
Note 5
Note 7
Galaxy j5
Galaxy S7 Edge
Note 8
Note 9
LOL AA battery :)))

Forget s10 + here is the real BEAST lol....

 
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Hater

macrumors 6502a
Sep 20, 2017
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8250
7250i
N95
N96
iPhone
E72
BlackBerry 9000
iPhone 3G
BlackBerry 9700
iPhone 4
iPhone 5
Nokia Lumia 900
BlackBerry Z10
Nokia Lumia 920
iPhone 6S
iPhone SE (64GB)
iPhone X
iPhone SE (128GB)

:)

Crap phones I used for less than a month:

iPhone 6 Plus (too big, bad battery life)
Motorola Milestone (actually liked it but it broke on me)
Samsung Nexus S (Bad battery life, felt cheap)
HTC One M8 (battery life was not enough)
Samsung Galaxy S4 (Constant OS reboots until I threw it at a wall and destroyed a brand new phone in frustration)
Nokia Lumia 1020 (too fat, too slow, was $1200 if I wanted to keep it)
Huawei Mate 7 (Chinese rubbish quality, too big)
 
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Healer Flame

macrumors 6502a
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Feb 1, 2019
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8250
7250i
N95
N96
iPhone
E72
BlackBerry 9000
iPhone 3G
BlackBerry 9700
iPhone 4
iPhone 5
Nokia Lumia 900
BlackBerry Z10
iPhone 6 Plus
Nokia Lumia 920
iPhone 6S
iPhone SE (64GB)
iPhone X
iPhone SE (128GB)

:)
Nokia N series was huge success back then i remember very well.

Here is my Siemens phone from 90's , it was one of the best. Not sure why Siemens was pulled from mobile business, they had a good start.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Siemens-MC60-T-Mobile-Camera-Phone/dp/B0000T2F36
 

Shanghaichica

macrumors G4
Apr 8, 2013
11,158
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UK
8250
7250i
N95
N96
iPhone
E72
BlackBerry 9000
iPhone 3G
BlackBerry 9700
iPhone 4
iPhone 5
Nokia Lumia 900
BlackBerry Z10
Nokia Lumia 920
iPhone 6S
iPhone SE (64GB)
iPhone X
iPhone SE (128GB)

:)

Crap phones I used for less than a month:

iPhone 6 Plus (too big, bad battery life)
Motorola Milestone (actually liked it but it broke on me)
Samsung Nexus S (Bad battery life, felt cheap)
HTC One M8 (battery life was not enough)
Samsung Galaxy S4 (Constant OS reboots until I threw it at a wall and destroyed a brand new phone in frustration)
Nokia Lumia 1020 (too fat, too slow, was $1200 if I wanted to keep it)
Huawei Mate 7 (Chinese rubbish quality, too big)
My 6 plus had anazing battery life. The S7 edge and the 6 plus are the only 2 phones that I've been amazed by the battery life. The others have been good, bad or ok.

My S4 was fine. I came from the original note which was bug and lag central. I didn't have any issues with mine.

It's amazing that we all have different experiences with the same phones.
 

Oohara

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Jun 28, 2012
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Unknown Siemens flip/antenna phone, still trying to find out which one it was :p
Ericsson GH 688
Nokia 3210
Nokia 3310
Siemens M3i
Sony Ericsson K750
iPhone 3G
iPhone 4s
Galaxy Note 2
iPhone 6 Plus
Galaxy Note 3
iPhone 7 Plus
OnePlus 6T
 
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Healer Flame

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Unknown Siemens flip/antenna phone, still searching for it :p
Ericsson GH 688
Nokia 3210
Nokia 3310
Siemens M3i
How did you find Siemens? They were smart phones for their time but suddenly the company dissapeared from mobile business.
 

Oohara

macrumors 68030
Jun 28, 2012
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How did you find Siemens? They were smart phones for their time but had early death.
I really loved both my Siemens phones! The first one was black with an antenna and a flip cover over the number keys only, the spy look blew me away at the time hehe. It also had an antenna which I'm finding out just today that it probably was fake...! :D The yellow M3i was super futuristic/sleek and water proof as I recall, a trusty GSM weapon that lasted many years. And yeah Siemens just disappeared as phone manufacturers at some point, kind of sad really as they were total kings at the beginning! Which Siemens did you have?

Oh wait, I'm partly confusing Siemens with Motorola here, gotta do some more research lol brb

Anyway the first mobile phone I ever bought was actually for my girlfriend at the time, for her birthday. It was this bright yellow sporty/cute little thing, I think a Motorola but I haven't been able to find it in the internets history archives yet.

They had this big ad out in the papers with the phone being super cheap and I just thought it'd be perfect for her. So I went to a big tech chain store and there was a line of people like one hour long just to get inside... Finally I got in and laid my hands on one of the last ones they had left. I was super excited, and she loved it when she unwrapped the gift on her birthday... (I think her 18th, I was 17...)

One month later reality hit me hard because of course I'd signed up for a GSM phone plan so that she could use it, in MY name, and I ended up having to pay her bills for at least a year :mad: Which was a damn lot of money too since they'd charge for every sms and minute.....learned a hard lesson that time lol!

Fast forward 20 years and I'm still pulling the trigger on fancy phones which look like they're almost free at the time of purchase and then gradually spending a fortune over the next two years :D
 
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oldmacs

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Sep 14, 2010
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Australia
1. LG Flip Phone: January 2004 - September 2010
2. Samsung Star S5233: September 2010 - September 2012
3. iPhone 3GS: September 2012 - May 2013
4. iPhone 4: May 2013 - April 2014
5. iPhone 5: April 2014 - September 2016
6. iPhone SE: September 2016 - March 2019 (Current)
 
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AustinIllini

macrumors demi-goddess
Oct 20, 2011
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  1. LG Chocolate
  2. Some flip phone I don't remember
  3. Motorola Droid
  4. iPhone 4
  5. Samsung Galaxy S3
  6. iPhone 5
  7. Nexus 5
  8. iPhone 6
  9. Nexus 6P
  10. iPhone 7
  11. Pixel 2
  12. iPhone X
  13. iPhone XS Max
  14. Pixel 3
  15. iPhone X
 
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tann

macrumors 68000
Apr 15, 2010
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Here's mine, it's a bit boring before smartphones hence why I don't know exact dates.

Starting off
1) 2004 - Nokia 6100
2) 2004 - 2011 a few handmedowns including Samsung sliders / Sony W880i.

Smartphones
3) 2011- iPhone 4S 64gb
4) 2012 - iPhone 5 64gb
5) 2014 - iPhone 6 64gb
6) 2015 - iPhone 6S 128gb
7) 2016 - Samsung Note 7 (for about 15 days)
8) 2016 - Moto Z Play
9) 2017 - Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
10) 2017 - Samsung Galaxy Note 8

Future
11) 2019 - Samsung Galaxy Note 10

I never meant to upgrade so often, I just have been fortunate to be able to. I don't count the Note 7 usually since it was recalled.

I still have the iPhone 5 and Moto Z Play (this is my backup phone).

My favourite phone - Note 8.

Least favourite - iPhone 4S.
 

tann

macrumors 68000
Apr 15, 2010
1,720
401
UK
Still no 100% iphone or other brand owners.
When I got the iPhone 6 and 6S I thought I would be iPhone4Eva but then honestly the lack of headphone jack pushed me away.

Seeing the incremental software changes in the years since has cemented my position in the Android world for the foreseeable future.
 

retta283

macrumors 65816
Jun 8, 2018
1,156
784
Kingman, AZ
1. Random Nokia brick - 1998 to 2004
2. Nokia 3310 - 2004 (lost)
3. Motorola flip phone - 2004 to 2008
4. iPhone 3G - 2008 to 2010
5. Samsung Galaxy S - 2010 to 2012
6. iPhone 5 - 2012 to 2015
7. iPhone 5S - 2015 to 2019
8. iPhone 3G - 2019 (5S battery wrecked so went back to this until I buy a new phone)
9. Not sure

Still have all of them beside the Nokia I lost. Not sure where the first Nokia is though.
I am on the search for a new phone, I am looking at the Galaxy S10e right now.
 

three

macrumors 65816
Jan 22, 2008
1,072
196
Washington State
Wow, where to begin.
  • LG Shine
  • HTC Hero (CDMA, Sprint)
  • HTC Evo 4G
  • HTC Arrive (Windows Phone)
  • HTC One M7
  • OnePlus 1
  • LG / Google Nexus 5
  • Apple iPhone 5s
  • Nokia Lumia 1520
  • OnePlus One
  • Apple iPhone 6
  • OnePlus 2
  • Huawei / Google Nexus 6P
  • Galaxy S6
  • Google Pixel XL
  • Moto Z Play
  • Apple iPhone X
  • Samsung Galaxy S8+
  • Google Pixel 2 XL
  • Apple iPhone 8
  • Essential PH-1
  • Google Pixel 3
  • OnePlus 6T
I've probably missed a few phones here and there and it's probably not in the right order, but yeah. I might or might not have a phone addiction.
 

Zwhaler

macrumors demi-god
Jun 10, 2006
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983
Samsung SCH-A670 2004-2006ish
LG enV 2006-2008
iPhone 3G 2008-2010
iPhone 4 2010-2012
Galaxy Note II 2012-2014
Galaxy Note 4 2014-2015
Galaxy S6 edge+ 2015-2019