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In the US, I've heard of cellular phone/cell phone/cell, and in Germany they call them handies
The cell phone providers usually call them "mobile" phones which is more precise since "cell" refers to a kind of technology.
In Chinese one of the common words for it is 手机, (shǒujī) which literally means "hand machine".
Also among younger people non-mobile-phones are becoming less-used and lots of people don't even have land-lines anymore, and those people, not needing the distinction between mobile and non-mobile phones, simply call it a "phone". (Note: I almost never hear people say telephone anymore either).
In Australia, it has traditionally been a "mobile" - never a "cell" (unless you are deliberately trying to sound American!).
However, it is increasingly becoming just a "phone", as landlines continue to disappear from households. The one clarifying term might be "my phone" - this would guarantee it to be a mobile phone, rather than a landline.
In the UK "mobile" or "mobile phone" were the main terms but I think that is being replaced now by just "phone" - which is strange in that that is the one thing they are least used as.
so there are smartphones. This term distinguishes the device in a bit different dimension; it describes the capabilities as opposed to older handheld devices (smartphones are the devices that combine a microcomputer and a telephone).
Mobile Phone and Cell Phone History
Service Rate Comparison
State of Mobile Service and Phones in 2013
The following infographic provides a summary of mobile phone adoption, vendors and platforms, mobile usage, business, e-commerce, payments and advertising.
Source: State of mobile 2013 (infographic) supermonitoring.com 2013 09 23 <http://www.supermonitoring.com/blog/2013/09/23/state-of-mobile-2013-infographic/>