The mobile phone broke down/is broken

  • bwac14

    Senior Member
    English - US
    Both are correct, but the second one is more likely to be said.

    I never hear "mobile phone" used these days. People either say "cell phone" or just "phone".

    My cell phone is broken.
    My phone is broken.
     

    DonnyB

    Sixties Mod
    English UK Southern Standard English
    To reinforce answer #5, I wouldn't describe my mobile phone as having broken down. I might with a washing machine or a freezer, but not with a phone. Just "broken" might work even though it wasn't physically damaged but phones more commonly just cease to function properly, so I'd use one of the suggestions in post #6.
     
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