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The 20 best selling mobile phones of all time

Last updated on: May 21, 2013 11:57 IST

Mobile phones have come a long way since the first call was made 40 years ago in 1973.

Some of the companies that produced the best selling mobile phones in the past are now fighting for survival as technology evolved too fast for them. Some, such as Motorola, lost the market pulse and were acquired.

While the crown for the top mobile phone maker has passed from one company to the other, one thing is certain if you look at the top selling mobile phones of all time - the record is difficult to beat.

Let's look at the 20 top selling phones ever.

Source: Wikipedia

Nokia 6270 (6280)

Rank: 20

Release year: 2005

No. of units sold: 30 million

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Samsung E250

Rank: 19

Release year: 2006

No. of units sold: 30 million

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Samsung Star

Rank: 18

Release year: 2009 - 2011

No. of units sold: 30 million

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The Apple iPhone 3GS is shown at the company's retail store in San Francisco, California.

Apple iPhone 3GS

Rank: 17

Release year: 2009 - 2012

No. of units sold: 35 million

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Samsung Galaxy S II

Rank: 16

Release year: 2011 - 2013

No. of units sold: 40 million

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Sony Xperia J

Rank: 15

Release year: 2012

No. of units sold: 50 million

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Nokia 6230 (6233)

Rank: 14

Release year: 2004

No. of units sold: 50 million

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Nokia 3100 (3120)

Rank: 13

Release year: 2003

No. of units sold: 50 million

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Motorola StarTAC

Rank: 12

Release year: 1996

No. of units sold: 60 million

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Motorola C200

Rank: 11

Release year: 2003

No. of units sold: 60 million

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Nokia 5130 (5220/5310)

Rank: 10

Release year: 2007

No. of units sold: 65 million

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Nokia 6010 (6020/6030)

Rank: 9

Release year: 2004

No. of units sold: 75 million

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Nokia 1208 (1209)

Rank: 8

Release year: 2007

No. of units sold: 100 million

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Nokia 1600 (1650/1661)

Rank: 7

Release year: 2006

No. of units sold: 130 million

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Nokia 2600 (2610/2626/2630)

Rank: 6

Release year: 2004

No. of units sold: 135 million

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Nokia 3310

Rank: 5

Release year: 2000

No. of units sold: 136 million

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Nokia 5230

Rank: 4

Release year: 2010

No. of units sold: 150 million

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Nokia 1200

Rank: 3

Release year: 2007

No. of units sold: 150 million

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Nokia 3210

Rank: 2

Release year: 1999

No. of units sold: 160 million

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Nokia 1110

Rank: 1

Release year: 2005

No. of units sold: 250 million