Mobile phones have become an essential part of everyday life. To some, it is like a part of the body. When Motorola researcher, Martin Cooper invented and made the first call on a mobile phone on April 3, 1973 he sure didn’t know it would become such a hit. In 44 years, Cooper’s invention has under gone remarkable evolution, turning the 1.1 kg, 23 cm long, 13 cm deep and 4.45 cm prototype to fashion compliant, slim multipurpose powerhouses. A must have for everyone. Cooper’s aim then was to have a device that could make telephone calls without having to deal with all the wires. That settled, the value of mobile phones is now judged based on things it could do apart from making calls. How long would the phone last on one charge? How large is the phone memory? Though slim, how much stress can the device withstand? How much would be paid for what quality? Overall, it’s a question of how personal can the phone become in every aspect. The year 2016 saw several improvements in phone technology and here are 10 of the best phones that were released that year.
Chinese phone makers, Oneplus may have opened shop only four years ago, but they sure have brilliant stuffs coming out of there already. OnePlus 3T is a proof. The phone is an unassuming device which comes with Android OS, v6.0.1 (Marshmallow), upgradable to v7.1.1 (Nougat). While it packs all the features common to its contemporaries, it edges a lot of them out with its low price. This makes the phone popular among smartphone users who are not willing to break the bank.
Canadian phone makers, Blackberry continue to hold on to fans of the QWERTY keyboard with the Priv. Unlike many of its predecessors, the Priv runs on Android OS, v5.1.1 (Lollipop), upgradable to v6.0.1 (Marshmallow). It comes with 32GB of internal memory extendable to 256GB with memory card on a 3GB RAM. Though a bit on the high side in price, the phone is worth every kobo invested, especially for executives who work on the go.
From Chicago US, comes the Motorola Z Force that is truly a force. Popular among power users for its strength, the phone carries a shatter proof protection on its AMOLED capacitive touchscreen. In addition to its strength, the phone has a durable display and its modular accessories are useful and easy to attach.
Snapdragon 820, the G5 swipes better than most of the phones in its category. It comparable to the iPhone in this department. It is also one of the very few remaining mobile phones in which removable batteries are available. For users keen on wide angle photos, the G5 is a perfect solution.