The Mobile Phones of Doctor Who – Series 4

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To celebrate the upcoming series Doctor Who staring Jodie Whittaker, I’m attempting to chronicle all the mobile phones used in previous shows.

If you think you’ve spotted something that’s not listed here, or think I’ve made a mistake, drop it in the comments.

You can follow along with all 10 series.

Donna – Partners in Crime

A cracking episode – perfectly directed. But what’s the device Donna’s teasing us with?
Donna Nobel holding a black phone.
A little too indistinct for now. Let’s wait for a clearer view later.

Martha – The Sontaran Stratagem

Again, we only get a glance at the phone used to call the Doctor.
Martha looking off camera.
All we can see is that bottom port. But don’t worry – all will be revealed in a few episodes’ time!

Evil Clone Martha – The Poison Sky

Here’s a curio! One of the few PDA’s featured in the show.
Martha's PDA.
SD Card slot on the top, and a cluster of buttons at the bottom. An iPaq? A PocketPC? An XDA? There’s no Windows button…

It is the Acer n300!
A large PDA.
Possibly the most obscure one yet! The props department have covered up the Acer logo and added in two fake buttons. Cunning!

The Doctor – The Poison Sky

A phone borrowed from a UNIT guard. But what is it?
The Doctor with a candy bar phone.
The trapezoid camera and circular logo on the back means this is a Motorola. One of the SLVR line. Probably an S9.
motorola slvr l9 - front, side, and rear view.
Bit of an odd choice for a soldier, no?

Donna – The Doctor’s Daughter

Donna’s turn to get her phone super charged.
The Doctor holding Donna's phone.
Not much detail here, sadly. The square button for the d-pad is characteristic of Nokia phones. There’s a silver thing on top. I thought it was the N78 due to the placement of the flash – but that was launched after the episode aired.

Therefore, I reckon this is the Nokia 6500 Classic.
Nokia 6500 Classic - front, side, rear view.
The silver gap at the top is the charging port.

Martha – The Doctor’s Daughter

Do we get any more clues as to Martha’s new phone? Oh yes!

Martha holding a phone.

Obviously she kept her number, so The Doctor could call her. Wait… does that mean the Universal Roaming upgrade is applied to the SIM and not the terminal????

Anyway, based on the huge lens cover, and button placement, it’s a Sony Ericsson K750.

Side, rear, and front view of the phone.

The End of Time

Loads and loads and LOADS of phones in this!


Dr Jones has yet another new phone!
Close up of Martha.

Tough to say, but given the fat lower lip on the phone and circular control I’m going for the Motorola Z6w.
A slider phone.
Close enough, do you think?
Martha Jones with a slider phone.


The Sarah Jane Adventures crew get a look in. Here’s Luke with a candy-bar phone.
Luke holding a red phone.
What’s the perfect phone for a cool teenager? Nokia 5310 XpressMusic.
A perfectly sourced prop.

Captain Jack

Mr Lover-Lover has upgraded the phone he had in Series 1’s “Boom Town” to this nifty flipper.
Captain Jack with a flip phone.

Not much detail. Zoom! Enhance!
Close up of Jack.

Aha! That’s a Motorola RAZR! No mistaking the thinness and the circular control. Could be one of several variants, but I’m going with Motorola Razr2 V8.

Slim Moto RAZR V8.


Honourable mentions to Torchwood’s finest.
Gwen with a phone.
Her phone is only in view for a few frames. If you’ve any idea what she’s packing – let me know!

Rose, Sylvia, Wilf

While everyone is trying to call The Doctor, we get this lovely shot of THREE PHONES AT ONCE!
Rose, Sylvia and Wilf all holding phones.

Wilf’s first. I recognise this – the first “business phone” I ever owned. The Nokia 6310i – you can tell by the red band over the top, and the battery cover button. Ancient by the time this was filmed – perfect phone casting for Wilf.

Sylvia’s is trickier. A flipper, but with only a small display of front. The circular logo looks like the placement for a Motorola. I reckon it’s the Razr V3X.

There’s a close-up on Rose in the next shot.
Rose with a black slider.

OMG! She’s using the same phone as The Master in The Sound of Drums!
John Simm holding a black phone.

It’s our old friend the Samsung D600!


Here comes the specials!

What an action packed series! Before we get to S05, we’ve got the four “specials”.

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2 thoughts on “The Mobile Phones of Doctor Who – Series 4

  1. Lord Matt Mills says:

    Hi, hope you’re well

    I’m just inquiring if you’ve ever identified any of the mobiles from Torchwood
    I’m currently looking for Owens and then the rest of the teams I have some pictures but would like your expertise
    Thanks if you can help

    1. @edent says:

      Heya! I haven’t done any of the spinoffs like Torchwood or SJA. But if you post the photos somewhere, I’m happy to take a look.

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