Mobiel Phone History
Over the years I had a fair share of mobiles. While the first priority being able to call when in need the phone has worked it’s way into my life more and more.
A trip down memory lane:
My very first mobile phone! While everybody at school had either a Nokia 3210 or 3310 I bought this one because it was cheap. I was only for emergency calls right? Well, it was at the time. I got a yellow cover on vacation one day, but it never looked as good as the black one. This phone probably has had the longest service life of all my phones. When I got the Philips it went to my mother who in turn passed it back to my brother. It still works.
I wanted a colour screen. Because colour is always better. And to be honest the 128x128 display did look good! The phone was replaced early because one awful flaw: it creaked when you held it in your hand.
Id was the first sim-lock free phone I bought.
The successor if the Philips. This Nokia had one feature I would never want to miss on a mobile again: a camera. No matter how bad the quality was, it saved my butt during a lawsuit after a traffic accident once.
Also I discovered my collection of funny photo’s taken with this phone. Really cool.
Sony Ericsson K800i
Probably the best phone I ever had. Also the first I got with a monthly fee. The camera was phenomenal. And the images impress even today.
When the joystick started to act funny it was time to move on.
Again I went unlocked. The E71’s camera might not have been as good as the K800i’s but it was enough to get the job done. With the QWERTY keyboard on the phone I made homework on the train. Can’t imagine doing that nowadays, but it saved me a lot of time.
The E71 was only replaced because I went to another telephone provider. And it had internet! This particular subscription came with a lifetime unimited internet bundle. I still use it to this day.
The phone was originally only an extra, I got the subscription for the internet bundle. While I didn’t believe in touch screen smartphones I gave the Deisre a go. Let’s just say I love Android and I never used the E71 again. The Desire slowly got worse and now the volume rocker is dead and the physical buttons are real hard to press. Time to move on.
Sony Ericsson Xperia U
The Xperia U wasn’t the successor of the Desire. Those are listed below.
The U was wonderful until the firmware started to act up. Frequent freezing and not passing calls made the phone unreliable. Because it was outdated Sony didn’t fix the firmware. Same as the Xperia Actives.
I did like the light bar of the U though. Great to show what kind of message is incoming or what you have missed.
Apple iPhone 4S
I used the iPhone briefly because of the trouble with the Xperia U. A friend hated Apple products enough to pass the 4S down to me and let me keep it. I still use it as a iPod/micro iPad today. I love my iPod and iPad, but I didn’t like the iPhone as a phone.
Sony Xperia SP
My rescue in times of need. Back to Android, back to Sony. Lets hope I don’t run into any firmware issues again. Well, I already did. I upgraded the firmware on day two. It made the phone incredibly slow. Up to the point you wanted to kill yourself. With no update/upgrade in sight I downgraded the phone to original factory standard. Works like a charm.
Not on the list, phones I had briefly
Sony Ericsson G700
I had this for one day. I wanted to try a phone with a touch screen. The screen was to tiny and hard to press along the edges of the screen. Originally intended to replace the K800i I returned it the next day.
Sony Ericsson T303
When transferring from one provider to the next I needed a phoen for a couple of days. This cheapo slider bridged the gap to the HTC Desire.
It was a fun phone for a couple of days, it died in a horrible accident the day I got my Desire. It fell down the stairs hard. It was beyond repair.
Sony Ericsson Xperia Active
Fun phoneI had for about a year. Actually I had two. Waterproof and tough as nails. But the firmware made the phone unreliable. Problems the Xperia U would have later on. I returned mine and got a refund. My dad gave me his Active. Hoewever, one week later it showed the same symptoms as the previous one and I returned it also. They didn’t even send it in for repair. I got a full refund.
Nokia Lumia 900
Tired of Sony and their firmware shit I turned back to Nokia. The Lumia 900 is an amazing device. Pretty screen and Windows 7. I was overjoyed. The camera however had a giant pink spot in the middle. And it was no sweet spot. It destroyed the image quality. I returned it after a couple of days. I got the Xperia U instead.