iPhones were exploding before the Note, still are come to think of it!
That moment you are first in doing something but no one remembers after a few decades unless an article like this is made. You will start to realize being first is not important. The one who have the last laugh is all the latest smartphone. Bragging rights is nice but really, not that amazing. Do people even care what the first tv is like anymore? What the first car? What the first computer? Nope. Nobody give an F about it. Past is past. Nice article anyway. Although, I see many keep pointing out there are other device more 'first' than the one shown here. Just chill guys.
Peter-B, 25 Jun 2017The S10 was apparently also the first phone (1997) to have a color screen - an impressive 4 co... moreYour own base got it too, though it says 1998 ;)
Larry638, 26 Jun 2017Who was the first to have expandable storage? Was it Sony?Using the base in here:
Larry638, 26 Jun 2017Who was the first to have expandable storage? Was it Sony?Could be, or maybe Siemens.
donald rory, 25 Jun 2017they should include note 7 as the first exploding phoneCoool! They should add it.
What about the 2011 HTC Evo 3D and its dual lens camera? That's two years before Nokia.
Motorola Defy was the first "smartphone" to be waterproof. I was scared to put it underwater. My son who was 9 at the time took an underwater video of his goldfish when I wasn't around. Was an awesome phone that.
Dario, 25 Jun 2017Siemens S10 active from 1998 was waterproofThe S10 was apparently also the first phone (1997) to have a color screen - an impressive 4 colors! There's plenty of other firsts we can cover in future articles.
(German link) http://www.t-online.de/handy/smartphone/id_42871378/sid_40868764/si_7/handy-die-meilensteine-des-mobilfunks.html
In the end its not about which phone the first, but the best implementation of features..
Finally someone told apple fanboys true about "innovation s. Thanks GSMARENA
Anonymous, 25 Jun 2017Silly kid,i use n S4 n charge it wirelessly just google s4 wireless charging theres dozens of ... moreIt didn't natively some with wireless charging, though. You need to modify it in some way to get it to charge wirelessly
xXENDER FREAKXx, 25 Jun 2017Where is the first waterproofing phone lolThe Casio Can 502S could be the first properly waterproof phone. It came out in 2005 and could stay underwater for up to 30 minutes.
Guess you didn't read the article anyways...
HTC One M7 brought the latest trends in the market.
It brought the antenna lines at the back which literally all the brands adopted.
It brought unibody metal casing to android.
First phone to focus on making camera pixels bigger rather than increasing the megapixel count of the camera. Now everyone is doing it.
One Max had the finger print scanner on its back.
Built in amplifiers for sound with dual front facing speakers.
This phone made a huge Impact in the mobile phone world and deserves a mention. HTC paid attention to everything, be it the camera or sound or the way the phone was built.
Peter-B, 25 Jun 2017Ah, Sharp.. always taunting me with awesome phones I can't buy. I'm still a little bitter abou... moreYes they have had a number of phones I for sure would have love to have, had they been fully functional on the European net.
As others have mentioned, Sharp were (among?) the first to make small bezels too.