Ever get nostalgic for the good old days, when you could customize your ringtone, and QWERTY keyboards were something to celebrate? Yeah, neither do we. The smart phone revolution has given us WiFi access practically anywhere we go, battery life continues to improve, and FaceTime and Animojis have us in 3008—there’s no way we’re ever going back to old school mobile phone technology.
Mobile phones have come a long way since AT&T was known as Cingular. Phones like the iPhone XR and the Google Pixel 3 are all the rage, but believe it or not, retro cell phones still have some value—you can buy and sell them on sites like eBay. So if you have an old Sony Ericsson or a Motorola StarTac lying in a drawer somewhere "just in case," it might be time to kiss that old dinosaur good-bye. Your new phone will surely keep you warm at night.
The best old cell phones will always hold a special place in our hearts. Here are the ten best classic cell phones of our generation.