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Motorola DynaTAC


The world's first handheld mobile phone was the Motorola DynaTAC 8000x. It went on sale in 1983 in the US at the staggering price of $3995, and despite the price tag, was an instant success and had waiting lists of up to six months! It went on sale in the UK on 1st January 1985 and the very first phone call was made by Ernie Wise! It was followed in the UK in 1986 by the 8000s & in 1988 by the 8500x  and in the US in 1990 by the 8000m. These phones are all analogue, so will not work on modern networks as they do not use SIM cards.

Because these were the first truly mobile phones, they are amongst the most collectable and therefore amongst the most expensive. Please scroll down to see our current phones for sale. If you need more information, or photos before purchasing, please email us - sales@vintagemobilephones.com

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DynaTAC 8000s

 
 
 
 
 
Motorola DynaTAC 8000s made in 1986. Model No - F09DSD8924AN. Serial No - 645CLS0609.

Phone with battery attached measures 19.5cm high x 4cm wide x 8cm deep. Antenna is 20cm long. Weight of package is 1.62kg.

The DynaTAC 8000s was the phone sold by Motorola, which replaced the 8000x in the UK. This example is one of the earliest 8000s phones made.

This phone is in very good condition overall with general wear and tear and some ingrained dirt. We tested it and the keys all work and the screen is bright and clear. The original battery is in good condition, with some ingrained dirt, and holds some charge

The charger works well and is in very good condition. The original antenna is in good condition. The case is in good used condition.

This phone is guaranteed to power up for 30 days from delivery. See
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for details.

Package consists of the phone, battery, antenna, charger with a UK type 3-pin plug and case.

Price is £179 including delivery to anywhere in the world by Registered Post.  








DynaTAC 8000m

 
 
 
 
 
Motorola DynaTAC 8000m made in 1994. Model No - F09LFD8438AG. Serial No - 472GUJ2974.

Phone with battery attached measures 19.5cm high x 4cm wide x 8cm deep. Antenna is 14cm long. Weight of package is 1.45kg.

The 8000m was the follow up phone to the 8000x in the US and most examples, like this one, carry the network name, rather than the Motorola logo.

This phone is new in the box, with no signs of use. It still has the protective tape on the phone and battery. We tested it and all the keys work as they should. The battery holds plenty of charge. It comes with the charging stand, adaptor, antenna and user manual, all of which are also as new. The box itself is not in great condition and has wear, marker pen, sticky tape residue and a rip. The plastic inserts are also damaged and cracked and the box for the adaptor is coming apart.  

This phone is guaranteed to power up for 30 days from delivery. See
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The package comprises of the box, inserts, phone, battery, antenna, charging stand, adaptor with a US type 2-pin plug and user manual.

Very rare to find one of these phones in new condition.

Price is £229 including delivery by Registered Post to anywhere in the world. 




DynaTAC 8000s

 
 
 
Motorola DynaTAC 8000s made in 1988. Model No - F09DSD8924BN. Serial No - 645CNJ1185.

Phone with battery attached measures 19.5cm high x 4cm wide x 8cm deep. Antenna is 20cm long. Weight of package is 840g.

This phone is in very good used condition, with general wear and tear and some dings and scuffs. It doesn't power up, so it is being sold with a non-working non-original battery battery. The antenna is quite bent.

The DynaTAC 8000s was the phone sold by Motorola, which replaced the 8000x.

Package consists of the phone, battery and antenna.

Price is £129 including delivery to anywhere in the world by Registered Post.   






DynaTAC 8000m

 
 
 
 
 
 
Motorola DynaTAC 8000m made in 1992. Model No - F09LFD8436AG. Serial No - 472GSQV890.

Phone with battery attached measures 19.5cm high x 4cm wide x 8cm deep. Antenna is 14cm long. Weight of package is 1.41kg.

The 8000m was the follow up phone to the 8000x in the US and most examples, like this one, carry the network name, rather than the Motorola logo.

This phone is almost like new, with tiny signs of use. It looks as if someone has used it once, then put it straight back into the box. It powers up and all the keys work as they should. The battery holds plenty of charge. It comes with the charging stand, adaptor, antenna and user manual, all of which are also as new. The box itself is not in great condition and has wear, marker pen and sticky tape residue. The base of it looks like it has been standing in spilt coffee. The plastic inserts are also damaged and cracked.  

This phone is guaranteed to power up for 30 days from delivery. See
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The package comprises of the box, inserts, phone, battery, antenna, charging stand, adaptor with a US type 2-pin plug and user manual.

An almost new example of this sought after DynaTAC.

Price is £209 including delivery by Registered Post to anywhere in the world.   

   




DynaTAC 8500x

 
 
 
 
 
 
Motorola DynaTAC 8500x made in 1988. Model No - F09LGD8924AA. Serial No - 645CNS2963.

Phone with battery attached measures 19.5cm high x 4cm wide x 8cm deep. Antenna is 14cm long. Weight of package is 1.93kg.

The DynaTAC 8500x was the phone sold by Motorola, which replaced the 8000s and was sold in the US as the 8000m.

This phone is in very good condition with general wear and tear and some dings. We tested it and the keys all work, but they have to be pushed quite firmly. The screen is bright and clear. The original battery is in very good condition and holds some charge. The charger is also in very good condition and works as it should. The antenna is bent, as can be seen in the photo.

This phone comes with an original box, which is very tatty, as is the polystyrene insert. The serial number on the box is different from the number on the phone. There is also a leather case, which is quite worn and a user manual which is in used condition.

Overall this is a rare original package, although some of the items are not in the best condition.

This phone is guaranteed to power up for 30 days from delivery. See
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for details.

Package consists of the box with insert, phone, battery, antenna, charger with a UK type 3-pin plug, case and user manual in English.

Price is £119 including delivery to anywhere in the world by Registered Post. Due to weight restrictions, this item may be sent in two packages.   SOLD




Stornophone 220

 
 
 
 
 
Stornophone 220 made in 1988. Model No - F09LGD8951AA. Serial No - 645CNU1023.

Phone with battery attached measures 19.5cm high x 4cm wide x 8cm deep. Antenna is 14cm long. Weight of package is 1.54kg.

The Stornophone is a Motorola DynaTAC 8500x with a different cover. Stornophone was a company that Motorola had taken over and it sold similar phones under both badges.

This phone is in very good condition with a little wear and tear. We tested it and the keys all work and the screen is bright and clear. The non-original battery is in good condition and holds some charge

The charger works well and is in good condition, although it has some paint on it. The original antenna is in very good condition. The case is in good used condition.

This phone is guaranteed to power up for 30 days from delivery. See
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for details.

Package consists of the phone, battery, antenna, charger with a UK type 3-pin plug and case.

Price is £99 including delivery to anywhere in the world by Registered Post.     SOLD





DynaTAC 8500x

 
 
 
Motorola DynaTAC 8500x made in 1989. Model No - F09LGD8924CA. Serial No - 645DPQ1510.

Phone with battery attached measures 19.5cm high x 4cm wide x 8cm deep. Antenna is 18cm long. Weight of package is 750g.

This phone is in good used condition, with general wear and tear and some dings. It does power up with a working battery, but it is locked and we do not have the 3 digit unlock code, so it is being sold with a non-working, non-original battery. The antenna was missing, so we have replaced it with a brand new non-original one.


Package consists of the phone, battery and antenna.

Price is £59 including delivery to anywhere in the world by Registered Post.     






Stornophone 220

 
 
 
Stornophone 220 made in 1990. Model No - F09LGD8951CA. Serial No - 645DQG1945.

Phone with battery attached measures 19.5cm high x 4cm wide x 8cm deep. Antenna is 14cm long. Weight of package is 785g.

The Stornophone is a Motorola DynaTAC 8500x with a different cover. Stornophone was a company that Motorola had taken over and it sold similar phones under both badges.

This phone is in used condition, with general wear and tear and some dings and scuffs. It does power up with a working battery, but it is locked and we do not have the 3 digit un-locking code, so it is being sold with a non-working battery. The antenna is bent.

Package consists of the phone, battery and antenna.

Price is £69 including delivery to anywhere in the world by Registered Post.    SOLD





DynaTAC 8500x

 
 
 
Motorola DynaTAC 8500x made in 1990. Model No - F09LGD8924CA. Serial No - 645DQE2118.

Phone with battery attached measures 19.5cm high x 4cm wide x 8cm deep. Antenna is 18cm long. Weight of package is 750g.

This phone is in well used condition, with overall wear and tear. It doesn't power up as the contacts on the back are missing and is being sold with a non-working battery. There is sticker residue on the side of the phone. It's been there so long that it probably can't be removed. The antenna was missing, so we have replaced it with a brand new non-original one.


Package consists of the phone, battery and antenna.

Price is £49 including delivery to anywhere in the world by Registered Post.   SOLD
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