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​Nokia Voted As The Best Pre-iPhone Era Phone Brand

​Nokia Voted As The Best Pre-iPhone Era Phone Brand

Nokia has been voted the best pre-iPhone era phone brand, following a new Twitter survey of LADbible readers.

Believe it or not, life did exist before iPhones - and what's more, things were actually pretty good. Much simpler, yes, but often to our benefit.

Before Apple's first generation smartphone was introduced in 2007, we had dance mats, MSN and indie music, and the biggest stress many of us faced was trying to work out our top eight friends on MySpace.

But better still, arguably, were the phones. Sure, devices back then didn't have Siri, GPS or WhatsApp, but they did have some killer games and some even more amazing ringtones.

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Credit: Flickr/The Master Shake Signal
Credit: Flickr/The Master Shake Signal

We asked LADbible readers to cast their minds back to these halcyon days, asking: "What was the best pre-iPhone era phone brand?"

It probably comes as no surprise that Nokia ended up coming out on top, taking a total of 43.8 percent of the 15,321 votes.

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BlackBerry came in second place with 28.6 percent and Sony Ericsson in third with 22 percent, while Motorola trailed in last with just 5.6 percent.

Mind you, while Nokia came out victorious, people still had plenty of things to say about which model was best.

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"Nokia 3330 would survive the apocalypse with full signal," one person commented.

Another said: "Should have just wrote 3310 as a voting option. Would have been a landslide."

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Others gave a shoutout to the humble BlackBerry, with one writing: "I'm missing BBM days."

The almighty Nokia 5110. Credit: PA
The almighty Nokia 5110. Credit: PA
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Another person else gave a nod to the iconic Motorola RAZR, which was a pretty big deal in the flip phone game when it was first launched in 2005.

But Finnish company Nokia is the tech giant that many of us hold dearest, having been the name to bring us many of our childhood favourites.

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Along with the 3310, which was the world's bestselling phone at the point of its retirement in 2005, Nokia also gave us such handsets as the 5110 (yep, the one with the antenna), which was launched in 1998, and the angular 00s classic 7600, which came out in 2003.

Ah man, they really don't make 'em like they used to, do they?

Featured Image Credit: Flickr/Thomas Kohler

Topics: Phones and Gadgets, News, phones, Nokia, Technology, iPhone

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Jess Hardiman

Jess is a journalist at LADbible who graduated from Manchester University with a degree in Film Studies, English Language and Linguistics - indecisiveness at its finest, right there. She also works for FOODbible and its sister page Seitanists, which are both a safe haven for her to channel a love for homemade pasta, fennel and everything else in between. You can contact Jess at [email protected]