Five cell phones worth a fortune

Five cell phones worth a fortune

1. Motorola DynaTac 8000x

Motorola DynaTAC 8000x owners have won the grand prize. The first mobile phone sold commercially was launched in 1983 and cost around $4,000.

It weighed one kilogram, was 33cm long, and was not intended for a pocket. Today, the device can be sold for up to 8,000 euros if it is in good condition. Of course, provided you find an interested buyer.

In Switzerland, you can bid on Ebay for a Motorola DynaTAC 8000x (from 1983) with original manual, case and charging unit from €85,000. If you want to buy it immediately, you will have to pay 120 thousand euros.

2. iPhone 2G

When Apple launched the first iPhone in 2007, it was the beginning of a new era. From now on, it's no longer just a matter of calling or sending SMS. You already had a small computer in your pocket, and it was very easy to operate.

Technically, the iPhone 2G is pretty much useless today. However, collectors pay a lot of money for first-generation iPhones. The value depends a lot on the condition of the device. For a used iPhone 2G, you get around 150 euros. Unused or original sealed models can cost 2,000 euros or more.

3. Nokia 8110

The Nokia 8110 was released in 1996 and in 1999 it was promoted by the hit movie “The Matrix” and became world famous. The cover in front of the keyboard could be lifted up. Since the Nokia 8110 was curved, it was also called the “Matrix Banana”. Customers had to pay just under 1000 euros for the device at that time.

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It may be worth keeping this phone, as models still in their original packaging can fetch up to three times the original retail price. In the case of a used mobile phone, the loss in value is significant, as there will be a maximum of 100 euros in collection.

4. Nokia 8800

Phones from the Finnish manufacturer Nokia were popular in the 90s and the beginning of this millennium. Then Apple came out with the first smartphone and started a new era.

What Nokia phones came out with up until then could be of value today. Such as the Nokia 8800, which appeared on the market in 2005, and was considered a luxury mobile phone due to its scratch-resistant screen and the elegant mechanism on the cover.

Used devices are still being traded on Ebay for between 120 and 200 euros. If the phone is completely unused at home, it can fetch up to 800 euros.

The Nokia 8800 is also available in an Arte-Carbon edition and a Sirocco edition, which are more valuable. Sellers on Ebay sell these versions for around €1,200.

5. Motorola 3200

Even this old Motorola 3200 still finds its fans today: it is the successor to the Motorola DynaTAC 8000x and came on the market about ten years later.

The 3200 weighs half the weight of the previous mobile phone, but is just as unwieldy. The device costs about 100 euros. If the original packaging is still included, it can be sold for between 300 and 800 euros.

Hanisi Anenih

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