If you were asked to name the top-selling smartphone of all time, let me guess…perhaps you would mention an iPhone model or perhaps a Samsung Galaxy model. Or perhaps you wouldn’t. But if you mentioned either, you would be wrong.
Top Selling smartphone: Nokia 6600
The top selling smartphone of all time belongs to an older generation. Nokia 6600 is a 2003 smartphone running Series 60 2nd Edition (in other words, Symbian OS). It had a distinctive physical design that stood it out from the crowd, but it was also the most advanced product ever launched by Nokia at the time. Have a look.
Can’t Touch This!
The Nokia 6600 sold 150 million units in its lifetime, and is number 6 on the list of top 10 best selling mobile phones ever. All the other phones on that list are feature phones. No other smartphone has made it there till date. Production of the 6600 was stopped in 2007.
Top Selling Mobile Phones
- Nokia 1100
- Nokia 3210
- Nokia 1200
- Nokia 6600 – the only smartphone on the list
- Nokia 5230
- Samsung E1100
- Nokia 2600
- Motorola RAZR V3
- Nokia 1600
- Nokia 3310
For perspective, the top selling iPhone model is the iPhone 5 with 70 million units sold, and the bestselling Samsung smartphone is the Galaxy S4 with 80 million units sold. In other words, no smartphone made in recent times has even come close to threatening the Nokia 6600’s position.
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Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.