I got my first mobile phone relatively late – about 1999 – and it was a Sony Ericsson. After that I had several Nokias, an Experia, and many iPhones. I am now a dedicated iPhone user because I use a MacBook and everything Mac is so seamlessly integrated.
But there is a special place in my heart for my old Nokia 3310. It could only hold about ten messages, but the battery lasted a week. You could drop it and it would make a hole in the floor rather than shatter into a million pieces. It was the first phone I had that was compact and felt nice in your hand. You could also change the shell, which was almost unheard of at that time – I had a purple one!