dope galaxy s1 seires with a 1.5?Mhz clocking speed and 512MB of ram this phone still gets lolicon updates
i recomend a sony phone thier over priced but great quality i like it over the oneplus i sold
droid 3. I used the extended battery with it, a tempered glass screen and the otterbox rim that goes around the screen (the full case wouldn't fit with the extended battery back)
I got a samsung galaxy note 3, and it still doesn't compare, everything about the droid 3 made it my favoritest phone ever, built-in hardware keyboard included.
that phone took such a beating over the years I used it.
Wherever it is, I hope it found a good home :3
First and current smartphone.
Although battery is wearing down and it's noticeably starting to slow down with more modern and heavy apps.
What new phones have easily removable storage, easily removable battery, metal frame, and matte grippy surface? Usually I just hide phone threads..
First was an HTC Aria. I loved that phone. It had a soft touch back, optical trackpad, and was tiny as hell. I'd be down for an updated version with the same aesthetics.
It was also bright yellow on the inside, which was weird because it didn't show through anywhere on the phone. You could only see it when changing the SIM/battery/SD card.
does this count as smartphone?
if not then the Lumia 520.
nokia n95 8gb
I broke it or should I say washed it laundry machine when I returned home high as fuck and put jeans for washing forgotten about my precious nokia since then I dont smoke weed anymore
Samsung wave 533
Pretty cool but bada had noapps
A Nokia 5230
The worst phone I've ever owned.
Symbian is already sluggish, the lack of RAM certainly didn't help alleviate the situation
Had to press extra hard on the screen to make it register my clicks. Frustrating experience.
Absolutely awful, it had no reason not to include such a basic feature.
To say potato, would be an understatement
>70mb internal memory
Severely limits the permitted installed apps. Absolute suckage.
>very limited customization
>can't install half the apps you download due to some certificate bullshit
Upgrading to a quad-core 1.5Ghz, 2gb ram, 13mp camera chinkphone was such a great feeling.
Got it for my bday from this older woman I was fucking at the time who was a friend of my mom.
Now I know why girls do it. Literally no downside until my mom found out.
I had an LG KS360?
I then got that Nokia, returned it and bought a HTC wildfire which was arguably my first smartphone.
that thing. (htc prophet)
I used to carry a PDA and a separate mobile phone before that which I connected via IrDA if network access was required.
Good on ya. I lived with that monstrosity for 3 years, because it just werked. Awfully and sluggishly, but it worked. And coming from a poor-ish family, I never even considered replacing it
HTC HD7. Great phone, after the main board had to get replaced twice. Once by HTC and once by my carrier. Honestly, it worked better after my carrier had a look at it. Not enamoured with HTC's build quality and reliability, so the next phone was a Lumia 1020.
This nigga right here. My first and last iPhone, but man was it godly.
Sony Xperia Arc
Was good for a first ever smartphone but goddamn did this thing slow down. At one point I couldn't even receive calls because the OS was so slow.
>literally buying things from a company going broke in a year
Until there is a Nintenphone, I'm sticking with sony
>majority of /g/ probably thinks that smartphones started with android or iphone
>they weren't interested about pocket computers back then when you had to connect your grayscale Palm to phone via irda to have internet access
>they don't remember how palm killed itself by not following modern trends
>and how you had to switch to winmo where everything was slower until you had a beast device
>they never felt this feel when winmo device with a GPU inside runs q3a smoothly
>they will never feel this nostalgia when turning on still perfectly working palm III
i pity you
I'd be all for a Nintenphone, but those controls look uncomfortable as fuck. It'd be extremely top-heavy and it'd kill your hands after a few minutes.
It'd be more like NIntendo to provide a controller case with the phone so the phone could be held in a landscape format and the size wouldn't be compromised when users weren't using physical controls.
Of course the phone would also make use of outdated specs to keep costs down while using interesting gimmicks to keep sales up.
I got on the train late so my first was the Galaxy S4. Unfortunately I went with AT&T since my sister could get me a good discount on the plan. I didn't know about the locked bootloader. Fucking touchwiz.
It's true though. I don't have any need for a smartphone. As far as i can tell they're just spy devices. I can send emails and do my online banking from my laptop, why would i ever need to do things like that from a phone?
pic related is my £5 phone. Enjoy your £300 tracking device
First smartphone was the taco talking Nokia N-Gage.
My first "modern smartphone" was an iPhone 4.
They can track the device which is not linked to any other personal data relating to me. They know where *you* are as well as all your passwords, your complex social group dynamic, your personality, all your intimate photos, bank details, porn viewing habits etc. But the point is, what is the benefit? That's the price you pay but for what exactly?
if "they" are intercepting your data anyway cant they do that with your regular internet connection anyway?
I understand the privacy concern but others wont: the typical "if you arent doing anything to hide then why worry" as well as "why would they care about you?"
but your loss of privacy is the cost of their "safety" as they see it
those of us who like our privacy will be more and more viewed as deviants and threats to the new world order
This counts as a smartphone, right?
P.S. Damn it still looks beautiful.
pic related, and I bought the dock, which I still have around here some where, I think.
The phone was stolen years ago.
Fuckin Loved that case/dock combo.
Man, that phone was awesome. Got it as my second smartphone and used it till JB or something.
My first one was this though, sucked hard. The blade was way better.
It was so slow but awesome for the time
>tfw had to pay £500 ($750) for phone AND sign up for 2 year contract to get one
No other Motorola Cliq bros?
>tfw it got broken and it wasn't in stock anymore so tmobile sent me a Motorola Cliq XT
Emulators became shit with no keyboard, but wifi tethering got me through some tough times.
Got the original iPhone 3g
Then I went to an OG Droid
Then I went to a Droid X2
Then I went to an HTC Rezound
Then I went to a Galaxy S3
Then I went to a Galaxy S5
And that is what I'm currently using.
Maybe Windows 10 phone next, idk.
mfw when I'm still using pic related
There's a good CM11 ROM for it though, makes it a bit more usable.
piece of shit was slow as fuck, cyanogenmod 9 made it kind of usable. still love its design though. totally would bye a 4,5 inch version with thinner bezels and better specs.
Forgot pic, thing was an absolute beast
Blew the original iphone out of the water, but Nokia utterly neglected the dev community and Symbian died. They dug their own grave tbh
If I remember correctly, it was in this order
Fake asian iPhone 3G(S)? knockoff, never again
HTC EVO 3D (sold it after 2 months)
2-3 years with old nokia that doesn't even have camera
HTC Desire X, returned in 30 days
Year or so with nokia
iPhone 5, sold after 2 months
iPhone 5S, sold after 3 months
iPhone 6, thinking about chaning but nothing except HTC One M7 is viable
>mfw im sheep
this, it was pretty good however I made a mistake not getting 3650(the same one except with rounded keyboard and an sd card), I was a noob at the time and didnt know the difference
Pretty neat phone until I dropped it in my toilet.
This thing. Droid eris. Thank God for the dev community back then, this was probably the worst stock experience once they tried to upgrade to 2.1. Used it all the way to the Galaxy nexus release.
Blackberry Curve 8520, I still miss the physical keyboard.
the HTC Wizard (called the qtek 9000 or something here).
I fucking loved that thing, even though it was slow as fuck and barely had any RAM. the keyboard was fucking stellar
No matter what anyone says this was really the first proper smart phone available. Nokia N-70. I had this in 2004 I think. After the N-75 and N-90 Android phones hit the market. Smart phones never got back to the same level for another 8 years I reckon, gee....t..t..th...thanks Jewgle.
Thanks for making me wait a decade to get back to what I had in 2004.
I got one kinda late. On the bright side, I don't see myself upgrading for a long time.
I remember laughing at a friend who had just got one
>this was weeks after the release
we needed directions and his fancy expensive iphone didnt have GPS
my other friend's shitty moto flip phone did plus turn by turn navigation.
I upgraded from a moto razer to an iphone 3g because I saw a recruiter use one before I went to basic training. when I graduated i went to the mall and bought one immediately. boy did the buyer's remorse kick in after a few months
>couldn't change wallpaper
>couldn't record video
>couldn't send mms
>no changing ringtones
>running pandora with the charger in would drain the battery AS IF the charger wasn't plugged in
2009 was a bad year for me until I upgraded to the Atrix.
I was really tempted to buy the dock when it came out, but opted out because I felt the price was just so much.
Step it up, Senpais!
I can't remember how much I paid for the dock BUT it was cheaper than any netbook/laptop at the time, so that's why I bought it.
it was slow as balls but worked great for taking notes in class. I can only imagine how zippy something like that would be today with todays technology.
A friend's dad gave me a T-Mobile MDA 2 (pic related) which had some sort of (classic) Windows mobile on it. I discovered the xda forums that way, flashed a few other things, etc.
My first real smartphone by modern standards would be the Motorola Milestone/Droid 1
This magnificent bastard. AMOLED display and aluminum unibody. Orgasm too look at it and hold it in hand. Still works but laggs alot, dont use it anymore.
A galaxy ace.
Still stuck with it tho ;_;.
>280 megabytes of ram
>have just 30 megabytes of internal memory left after installing play services (can't do shit without it, and it automatically updates anyway)
>still on niggerbread
a Huawei clone of Lumia 520
after that i got android with more of every spec, yet it runs not as smooth, crahshes and lags all the time, the appstore is full of shit where everything is rated 4.5 and has tons of ads.
It has some upsides but i miss my huawei even though it was WP8 before the update
yes it counts. wap browsing was awesome for the time
I might get a core 2 (shitty dual core phone with 800 megs of ram that's going to be stuck on kitkat).
A friend of mine's selling it for real cheap. It'd probably work amazing if I rooted it and installed cyanogenmod or something.
Not my main phone anymore, but it's still holding up after 4 years.
Runs 4.1 as well.
When I was getting my first smartphone in 2010 I soo wanted a Droid or a Droid X or an Evo 4G, but I was stuck with T-Mobile so I settled on the Galaxy S Vibrant and it ended up aging way better than any of those other phones.
Rooted it, installed CM7.2 - the last official and non-buggy version (ICS and JB roms are just so fucking buggy - they were dropping calls like mad, and about the SD card as app partition, I can't do this, cuz the SD card is pretty small already (a gig).
>It'd probably work amazing if I rooted it and installed cyanogenmod or something.
Please don't, I thought the same when I bought my phone.
>let's buy an old flagship phone and mod it!
>it's an LG.
There will always be small stupid problems that the devs will never fix. Got no GPS, have to enter PIN every 5 min, can't use QR codes? Too bad, fix it yourself dummy. OH wait you can't, there's no LG support after Android version x.y... etc.
Just get the Motorola, it's got Lollipop officially and just werks.
Good news for you.
A company is making a keyboard other half for the Jolla phone
I wonder why there are no more phys keyboard android phones.
Yes, I realize that it's a niche because most people prefer their phone to be thinner and keyboard adds thickness, but surely it can't be THAT much of a niche.
The only remaining phones with pkb seem to be blackberries
Lasted me 2+ years. Sturdy little phone. Kevlar backing we pretty sweet. Did get hot from time to time. Got it right when the S3 came out.
I'll try that, but even if I do, most of the apps I want to run are for at least ICS.
4 or 8 gigs should be alright, right?
Core 2's a low midrange samsung phone.
Motorolas are available in my country, but are kinda expensive off contract (and there's no contract versions!) And do they have SD cards? Cause I'm seeing both 8 and 16 gig versions.
the distance between keyboard level and screen level is way too big. It will be probably also top-heavy, having all internals inside the screen and not inside the keyboard like proper sliders. Still, it's good that someone is at least making an effort.
It's not a slider though.
The keyboard is held on by magnets, so you pop it off and connect it with the pogo pins then you type
They said the idea being that you can leave the keyboard at home if you don't need it
>can run modern OSes with ease
fuark, my ace pales in comparison, it got one minor upgrade(2.2 to 2.3) and no major upgrades (2.3 to 4.0)
this fucking motorola blows everything else outta the water
Let's not forget about this beauty
>Still it's the best you get. As a bonus you can run Android apps.
I think I'll just buy one of the modern blackberries to get a keyboard phone.
They seem better (and cheaper and more comfortable) than the jolla contraption thingy
I was able to get the actual dock app with a tv mod using a micro hdmi port but yeah it was pretty slow. I guess I didn't think about the netbook prices back then I was too absorb in my big-huge-gaymen computer.
I have done little research on new-and-improved models like the laptop dock and none of which are currentlt available, and I believe since netbook prices are dropping more and more they don't seem as popular.
great concept though
So guys... Do those build prop tweaks actually do something? I'm asking you guys cuz some of you have old phones, and may be using those.
I still have my G1
touch screen is broke so i cant unlock it. sucks cause id probably still make come use of it
Amazing, if you ask me. In my ideal world, we all have one device that fits in the palm of your hand. When you get home, you plug it into your desktop monitor, when you want to watch TV, you plug it into your 50 inch TV. It plays every game, has unlimited extremely fast access to the internet, and comes with a wide array of accessories, such as a controller dock, so you can play games right on the screen on the go, ala phonejoy (Makes it look like a PSVita). Or a laptop dock, so you can use a more or less full sized keyboard and larger screen on the go.
Every piece of technology you need, minus the displays and other accessories, in one single device.
Still use my bionic and lap dock. Since BlackBerry scales well on HDMI I'm getting a classic to use with it. Also the q10 has the identical lap dock ports of the Razer and droid bionic.
Sgs2. Still had no reason to get a new smart phone.
Fucking awesome phone until about a month before my upgrade, couldnt hold a charge, constant freezing and restarting.
The nokia of smartphones.
This shit was fucking indestructible and had really good battery life. Also wasn't a plastic piece of garbage, nice aluminum backplate
Still got it use it as a development phone, Runs kitkat. Fucker is built like a tank i have dropped it so many times.
Still refuse to be tracked and monitored to this day. Shocks me how this fucking subversive garbage technology has become so prevalent, I figured people would fucking wise up especially after the Snowden NSA leaks.
Just goes to show you how fucking stupid people are.
First smart phone was the Droid 1. Unfortunately it only lasted a year or so before breaking. Loved that thing.
Second was Droid X, and is still my current phone. Figured I wouldn't need a keyboard anymore thanks to the smart touch programs. Nope. Keyboards are faaaaaar better. I really want to upgrade from this old pos, but the only phone that looks remotely decent is the Droid Turbo or w/e.
I want to go back to keyboard sliders. That shit was dope. Fuck the new generation.
Loved this phone. Remember being totally amazed at CyanogenMod 6.
The original iPhone was my first smart phone. Then I got a Droid X because AT&T sucked moose dick. I actually kept using the iPhone for Skype calls though for long after I switched. Such a wonderful little device.
I lost it when I forgot to take it out of my pants after an anniversary night out, when I forgot to take it out of my pants pocket and it ended up going into the washing machine because the old lady was still drunk at 3AM and got the urge to do laundry. Bitch. She's long gone, but I'd still have it if the battery allowed heh.
The first smartphone that was actually usable the motherfuckin sidekick
Man, in many ways, the Android experience was so much better back then. When the smartphone manufacturers were interested in making useable UI's, not gigantic bloated in your face explosions once Samsung started the trend.
Samsung Infuse 4G. Wish I still had this phone. My HTC One is horrible.
this sexy brick with its pull out physical keyboard.
got it in 2011,
Later i got a nexus 4.
Now i have a note 3.
HTC Sensation, and I ended up having to transplant in a motherboard from another broken Sensation (That one had its touch screen not working) due to LOL HTC QUALITY and now it acts as my spare phone
not that anon, but all metal unibody phones are not the future, unless the future involves using your phone to cook food.
fucking thing overheats constantly, in summer it's painful to use, tried a case, lowering the processor speed, increasing thermal throttling... all to no avail.
Hoping the next nexus is plastic.