February 28, 2024

Top 5 best-selling mobile phones in the world: a historic record!

It is almost impossible to imagine a future without cell phones. These devices play an essential role in our lives and have established themselves as a daily necessity at an impressive rate.

To get an idea of ​​their popularity, since 1999, more than five different models of mobile phones have reached the expressive sales mark of over 100 million units each. Let’s see below:

1. Nokia 1100

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Nokia 1100 was launched in the year 2003 and made a huge impact on the mobile phone market. Its low price has helped make mobile phones more affordable, especially in less developed and underdeveloped countries.

During its last six years of production, the Nokia 1100 became the best-selling mobile phone of all time, with 255 million units sold worldwide.

2. Nokia 1110

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Inspired by the success of the Nokia 1100, the Nokia 1110 model features enhanced features such as support for MP3 ring tones. Released between 2005 and 2007, the Nokia 1110 was basically the equivalent of the 1100 except for these additional features.

Nokia 1110 has sold 250 million units worldwide even though it has only been in production for two years.

3. iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

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Apple’s iPhone 6 and 6 Plus were released in 2014, and quickly outsold all previous iPhone models, selling more than 220 million units.

These models offered a larger screen, smaller body, improved camera, and more powerful CPU compared to their predecessors. In addition, the iPhone 6 was the first device to include the NFC-based Apple Pay service.

4. Nokia 105 series

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The Nokia 105 series was launched in 2013, with additional models released since then. These phones feature a small color screen, a numeric keypad, and standard functions such as FM radio, phone book, and text messages.

Nokia 105 is known for its long battery life, drop resistance and heavy handling. Some variants can last up to a week without needing to be recharged.

5. iPhone 6 and 6S Plus

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The iPhone 6 and 6s Plus models together have sold 174.1 million units worldwide.

These phones feature a slim aluminum body, a 4.7-inch or 5.5-inch Retina display (depending on model), and Touch ID fingerprint recognition technology.

The cameras on these devices offer better performance over previous generations, with optical image stabilization in the 6S Plus and improved low-light capabilities.