Mobile phone recycling is a great way to trade up to a newer, better model on the market - and one that seems to be very popular recently is the Samsung Galaxy S.
It was reported this week that the manufacturer has sold some 9.3 million units and is on course to hit ten million shortly.
The Android 2.1-powered handset comes with a five-megapixel camera and HD video player/recorder, as well as a four-inch Super AMOLED display and 16 gigabytes of memory. Users can also take advantage of the apps currently available from the Android Market and personalise the phone to their needs with widgets and integrated gizmos.
When it was launched in July, T3 magazine said the interface was a "dream to use" and had clearly been designed with the consumer in mind.
"The Galaxy S stands up pretty well to the best in the business - smart screen, excellent media player and strong messaging mean this is an all-round winner for anyone looking for the latest cool technology in phones," it added.
In other parts of the world, the gadget is even more popular than the universally-acclaimed iPhone series. In South Korea, it has outsold Apple's handset, topping the two million mark in six months.
And last month, Samsung announced it was partnering with legendary fashion designer Giorgio Armani to create a special edition of the Galaxy S, with a patterned back metal cover and a thickness of only 9.9 millimetres.
Exclusive content was incorporated into the design, such as ringtones, fonts and animations aimed to let the user further customise the phone to their preferences.
"It's fantastic to see Samsung's design and technological expertise matched with one of the most prestigious and stylish brands in the world," managing director of mobile at Samsung UK, Simon Stanford, commented.