The most popular mobile phones in the last 20 years
We live in an amazing time. Over the past few years, technology has made a huge leap forward. It would seem that more recently mobile phones have only just begun equipped with color screens and cameras. And today their power is enough to control the spacecraft. In this collection we have decided to recall the most popular models of mobile phones in the past 20 years. Some of them were exactly you.
in 1996 - Motorola StarTAC
It was the first ever mobile phone clamshell, which for many years to come set the tone for the development of gadgets with similar form factor. And yet the Motorola StarTAC was one of the first truly mass mobile phones. This was facilitated by modern enough for the device's features and relatively low price - $ 1,000. 60 million copies have been sold in total. By today's standards is a funny figure, but 20 years ago it was a breakthrough.
1997 - Nokia 6110
Released under the curtain of year, Nokia 6110 has been a pioneer and trailblazer in several areas. It was the first mobile phone with a new user interface based on a menu with icons. Before him, only used a textual representation of the information on the displays. In addition, it was the first phone from Nokia with a pre-game "Snake". Well, one of the first in which an infrared port for data transfer has been set.
1998 - Nokia 5110
It was the first real mass mobile phone. Firstly, due to its availability, and secondly, because of the great customization opportunities. By the time options such as a large selection of colorful interchangeable panels, and high-quality monochrome display, played an important role in the selection of buyers. However, by today's standards, the display is certainly not impressive: LCD-monochrome, resolution 84h48 pixel, could accommodate up to 90 lines of text. But the phone has become a real hit. It has sold more than 160 million copies worldwide.
1999 - Nokia 3210
Nokia 3210, released in 1999, was no less successful - the same 160 million copies sold. It was one of the first in the history of mobile phones with built-in antenna. Largely due to this fact it became so popular. By that time, no one liked big, sticking out of the antenna housing.
2000 - Nokia 3310
The most famous "brick". Contrary to popular misconception, the Nokia 3310 has not been the most popular cell phone model. Unlike the previous two, the sale of which has exceeded 160 million. Each, the Nokia 3310 sold "only" 126 million. But it is all the same very much. His fame Nokia 3310 was the extremely high strength and vitality, by today's standards comparable with some protected smatrfonami.
2001 - Ericsson T39
Released in 2001, this phone does not become super-popular, not shown record sales or great love of users. But it makes symbolic of the fact that it was one of the first mass of mobile phones, in which there was the Bluetooth function. Then it was still 1.0b standard.
2002 - Nokia 7650
In 2002, the technology made a huge leap in several directions. The mobile phones were first used in large full color displays, as well as built-in cameras. Very popular was the Nokia 7650, which combines both of these innovations. Display resolution of 176x208 pixels can display 4096 different colors. Now it seems ridiculous, but then it would have been very cool. And, of course, the camera 0, 3 megapixels, take pictures of 640x480 pixels in size.
2003 - Nokia 1100
At a time when manufacturers are already being put into mobile phones color displays and camera, the Nokia has released a simplified model of 1100 for employment growth markets, in particular China. But due to its simplicity and reliability of this phone was the sales leader for the Nokia. Just over 200 million copies have been sold in the first 5 years. That is, on average, around the world sold about one million of these phones a week.
2004 - Motorola RAZR V3
Along with the Nokia 3310, Motorola RAZR V3 phone has become a cult beginning zero. At the time of release, it was the company's flagship. Its characteristics become ultrathin metal profile and abundance in the design, including the metal plate made of a keyboard. Screen resolution of 176x220 and the ability to playback of MP3-files are a big step forward. Only during the first year of sales Motorola RAZR V3 razosholsya the world in the amount of 130 mln. Copies.
2005 - Sony Ericsson K750i.
Phone, which became a bestseller for the entire market, greatly strengthened the position of Sony Ericsson as a mobile phone manufacturer. According to many journalists and publications, K750i was one of the best products of their time, and perhaps the most successful product of Sony Ericsson for all time. Sony Ericsson K750i is the first mass unit, built-in camera which had a 2 megapixel matrix.
2006 - Nokia N73
Very popular model of Nokia, which is used in some places and up to now. It was one of the first phones of the Finnish company with the camera 3, 2 megapixels. It comes with a large number of pre-installed applications - music player, FM-radio, a full web browser on WebKit, QuickOffice, a PDF viewer, files, and more. One of the innovations of this model was the presence of two speakers for stereo sound.
2007 - iPhone
In 2007 with the release of the first iPhone came the era of smartphones in the world. For Apple's iPhone in general and in particular, it can be treated differently, but it is impossible not to recognize that the output of the first iPhone was a real revolution in the field of mobile phones. The same which were once the appearance of the color display and built-in cameras. The first iPhone marked the era of non-physical buttons to touch screens.
2008 - HTC Dream
HTC Dream, not the most popular and well-known mobile phone. But a special mention in this list, deserves at least because it is the first phone that is running Android. Just before the release of the phone, in October 2008, the company T-mobile announced that the number of pre-orders for the device three times exceeded its forecasts. For the first half year in the US alone has sold more than 1 million units.
2009 - iPhone 3GS
The successor to the previous model iPhone 3G, but with the S from the English "Speed". According to Apple the new phone has become twice as fast as its predecessor. The commercial success of the machine was excellent. Only during the first week of sales, given that it was originally released only in 9 countries, more than one million copies were sold.
2010 - Nokia 5230
The budget of the previous flagship model Nokia 5800. The technical stuffing was quite good for its time, though, outdated form factor already looked very archaic offensive against the backdrop of widespread iPhone and the HTC touch. Despite this, the phone managed to disperse to the world in the amount of 150 mln. Copies.
2011 - Apple iPhone 4S
It was the first phone company Apple, which started using the voice assistant Siri. C that time the majority of phone functions become possible to control with your voice. Despite the abundance of problems with the battery charge, camera and other phone razosholsya of the world quite well: it sold 83 million units..
2012 - Samsung Galaxy S
Last year's Samsung Galaxy S2 and S3 fresh in 2012 were hits. They have taken to heart the public due to its good performance, large screen and 4-core processor. Just over 40 million copies have been sold to a third version of the phone.
2013 - Nokia Lumia 1020
Smartphone with unprecedented in its resolution camera - 41 megapixels. When standard resolution picture of 4: 3, the maximum image size is obtained 7136h5360 pixels.
2014 - iPhone 6 and 6 Plus is
Innovations from Apple in 2014, decided to acquire more than 74, 5 million people worldwide. For the first time in the iPhone were installed NFC-chips.
2015 - Samsung Galaxy S6 edge
The flagship of the Korean company, which became the world's first smartphone with a curved screen on both sides. The display itself has a diagonal 5, 7 inches, resolution and pixel density 1440h2560 518 ppi. On the sales so far, as they recently started, but in the company of Samsung noted that the number of pre-orders for Galaxy S6 edge has exceeded the number of pre-orders for Galaxy S6.