The Evolution of Cell Phones — I’ve long had the idea to write a long post about all the phones I’ve owned. The evolution of cell phones is in my pocket.
Just recently realized that I and our generation have been fortunate enough to witness how cell phones have become a publicly available boon to civilization and how interestingly they have evolved and what they have come to.
Evolution of cell phones
Personally, I remember with great warmth those times when phones had buttons and had very diverse designs, this time, alas, is gone forever.
So here we go 🙂
First phone is like a first kiss 🙂 i was in 7th grade at the time and it was the beautiful year 2001.
- Compact size
- Rubberized case
- Cool colors
I don’t know why, but at first I was even a little shy to take out my phone in front of my classmates.
I remember a very interesting moment related to my first phone — once, right after I had just got this phone, I went for a walk and my mother called me and asked me to buy sugar. It seems to be a common situation nowadays, but then I realized that life will never be the same again.
Let’s move on!
- Unique design
- Good camera
- Memory card support
- Good sound in headphones
Of course, I didn’t really realize at that time how much of a great device I had in my hands.
On this phone was a very cool AR game — on the image from the camera superimposed mosquitoes and they had to shoot. For that time it was a mind blowing experience.
Next, something went a little wrong.
- Unique interchangeable case design
- Water and shock protection
- Snake game
I may not remember the exact order and I had this phone before the SX1, but nonetheless it fits my eternal desire to have something unusual in terms of looks and device.
This phone had a rubberized body (like the Siemens M35i), and it also had a unique case changing mechanism — the phone body literally came apart in two pieces like a shell, and inside was the main body of the phone that could be taken out and stuffed into a new case of a different color.
At some point I really wanted to play games. To be more precise, I was already actively playing games in college while sitting on bluetooth, for example Bomberman. But it was very inconvenient on the SX1, and when one of my classmates bought a second N‑Gage — everything was solved :).
Nokia N‑Gage QD
Another bright representative of the evolution of cell phones in my pocket.
- Games, games and again games via bluetooth
- Of course, unique design
- Convenient text messaging
Great phone and not just for games, just a convenient format for typing messages for example, then it was relevant, hello, ICQ.
Next I have some trouble remembering exactly which phones I used, but I’ll try. The sequence may vary a little bit.
In general, it was a period of questioning and downshifting about phones as I had better things to do and more interesting things to do 🙂
- Good price
- Comfortable in hand
Great phone without frills, very comfortable, if my memory serves me correctly I had two of them.
Nokia 7700 prism
That’s how my love for clamshells began. Very nice and stylish little clamshell, I used it just a little bit, I remember a very unusual feeling of it in my hands.
- Stylish design
- Pleasantly lies in the hand
- Good price
And then there was a revolution, or rather the evolution of cell phones within the framework of one single person, i.e. me!
The evolution of cell phones — a new stage!
Here begins a new stage of my story.
Sony Ericsson Xperia X10
- The flagship of its time
- Nice Android shell from Sony
- Good sound in headphones
This phone opened for me the world of Android in all its glory, I remember my admiration when I just started to understand what is happening with the world of smartphones and where it all goes to.
I successfully lost my first android on the way to work and had to downshift again.
I had some replacement phone, but I don’t remember it, something very simple with buttons.
Then I bought myself a …
- Metal case
- Two screens
- Swiveling camera mechanism.
… and my love for clamshells has only gotten stronger.
An interesting phone with a keyboard from Motorola RAZR V3, partially metal body, two screens and an unusual mechanism of rotating camera — when the phone is open the camera as if becomes selfies, and when closed, as the main camera with a viewfinder on the second display.
I still have this phone lying around somewhere and it works perfectly.
Well, and then I got a phone in my hands, which is still the most favorite of all that I had and I used it for the feeling longer than all the others.
It’s an android convertible for the Chinese market.
- Incredible design and Japanese quality
- Second screen with e‑ink
- Swivel mechanism with touch screen
- Great camera (movable lens inside the body)
Despite the fact that this phone was still Chinese, but it was made more along Japanese lines.
It was so well, qualitatively and reliably assembled that I could not believe it for a long time — a huge flip-out with a rotating screen, I always thought that one day the screen would just fall off, but it was so well made that after many years, it did not even become a lot of backlash.
Of course, this phone even at the time of purchase was already technically obsolete — a very old version of Androde quickly stopped supporting applications one by one.
Foolishly I once broke the SIM card tray and gave the phone to the service, in the end they could not fix it there and I just did not take it back.
I would love to buy something similar or even exactly the same phone now, but alas, now with it is tight.
Almost immediately after the purchase, I ordered another miracle of technology …
- Solar battery
- Stylish Japanese design
- Relaxation mode
This phone is simpler, of course, but it has a solar panel on the back, and a very unusual button design in the form of protruding lines on the body.
I still have this phone, I used it periodically when I was without my main phone for one reason or another (when I lost or broke my phone).
I also somehow bought myself (apparently on the euphoria of owning a Sharp SH7228U) another old Japanese smartphone on Ebay completely by accident.
Docomo T‑01D Toshiba Regza Phone
- Cool design
- Super quality
- Stylish color
But this phone, alas, at the time of purchase was already very technically outdated and I hardly used it.
However, I would like to note that like any Japanese phone it was very cool in terms of physical feel and quality, it had a lot of small design details and even a retractable antenna 🙂
It cost a penny for obvious reasons, so I don’t even remember where it went, let’s move on.
And then I was given a new one at work….
Samsung Galaxy S6
The evolution of cell phones in my case continued and reached a fundamentally new stage.
- Large screen
- Good camera
- Normal performance
My first Samsung, great phone for its time, you could say it was a return to high tech after downshifting. First modern smartphone since I had a Sony Ericsson Xperia X10.
I got it figured out a couple of times, crashed it a bit, then it just stopped working. Sadness.
Further I may be slightly confused again, but that’s what it seemed to be:
Sony Xperia XA
- Cool design
- Good screen
- Acceptable price
I got this phone in a broken and not quite working condition, but it turned out that it was under warranty and oh miracle, I took it to the service and they fixed it for free and even sort of replaced the screen and back cover.
There was an unpleasant moment with the camera, the glass was lost and so the image was a bit cloudy.
But I’ve always been a big Sony fan and only enjoyed the phone.
It didn’t last long, once at the sea I just dived with it and that’s it :).
Next was the second smartphone, which was given to me at work and this is the penultimate smartphone in this story.
Samsung A3 2017
- Good quality
- Affordable price
And this was my second Samsung, I didn’t like it, it was small and uncomfortable, but it was the one I used for a very long time and shot at least the first half of all the videos on my video blog Tiku Digital (tiku.tv) on it.
Then I got a new smartphone, from which I write this text and from which I shoot my video blog and generally do almost everything I can.
And I immediately gave up my working Samsung because it became simply unbearable to use it further, having a modern smartphone in pair with it.
And here is the last phone in this story, but not the last in my life …
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro
Super-duper hit of its time.
- Excellent value for money
- Chic white color and design in general
- 4 cameras, wide, macro and main 64 MP
- Great scanner, NFC and nice droplet on the front
The unboxing of this smartphone is on my channel.
By the time I received this smartphone, I had already started to slowly become a fan of Xiaomi in general and their whole eco-system and cool development of subsidiary brands.
And this smartphone only strengthened my love for the brand, and I also discovered the wonderful world of MIUI and gesture control. Now I can’t imagine switching to something else.
The smartphone is beautiful in every way, even now, I highly recommend it to everyone.
And while I was writing this post, I was given a new work phone at work and this is my third Samsung.
- Modern design
- In-screen scanner
- Dot cutout front in the middle of the screen
I can’t say much about this phone yet, the most I like is the design of the frontal cutout in the form of a dot in the middle of the screen, that in my opinion is 100 times better than a dot on the side, but a drop like the Redmi is also normal.
The in-screen fingerprint scanner is bullshit, it almost never works, but there is something like Face ID and it surprisingly works.
Gesture control is there, but it’s incredibly slow compared to the Redmi. I don’t know, maybe the phone in general is slow because of the working OS add-ons, but I find it incredibly dumb compared to the Redmi Note 8 Pro.
Bonus — tablets!
I always thought tablets weren’t a very successful format and time has confirmed this, however I have had a couple.
Sony Taplet P
Although it’s not a phone in the usual sense of the word, but in my opinion I have a bright representative of the evolution of cell phones in my pocket.
- The world’s first dual-screen tablet
- Unique design
- Japanese assembly
This is my first and almost my last at the moment, I bought it already strongly after its release, very cheap and just for interest.
I still have the tablet and use it as a home clock / alarm clock.
Apple iPad Air 2
- It’s Apple and that says it all
- Design and screen
This is my first and last Apple device so far, I didn’t fall in love at first sight 🙂
This tablet was given to me at work for a project and afterwards I successfully passed it on to someone else. I’ve had so many devices in my life as it is.
This is where the evolution of cell phones in my pocket ends. We’ll see what happens next and I promise to write the second part of this post when I get the hang of it.
The evolution of cell phones: conclusion
That’s it, but the story continues. And it’s always very interesting to turn back and see what was.
Tell us about the evolution of cell phones in your pocket!
What kind of cell phones did you have? Which one did you like the most? What does the evolution of cell phones mean to you?
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