Mobile devices

Published on December 3rd, 2017 | by Guest


The Revolution in Our Pockets

Technology is everywhere in this world. And we carry most of it in our pockets.

I’m talking about Smartphones. Nowadays people are not so enthusiastic about phones like before. People think it is boring, as everyone has one.

But I say that it is not boring. It is taken for granted as it has become a part of our life. If you think otherwise, why are there tons of washroom photos uploaded on Facebook or Instagram? Yes, we carry our phones everywhere. Even into the bathroom.

Nowadays smartphones look sharp and work sharp. They are mostly made of ceramic, glass or metal. In 2017, we’ve also seen bezel-less displays with 18:9 aspect ratio.

Sharp is the first manufacturer to have started making bezel-less phones. From then on, other companies also have started doing the same. Xiaomi’s Mix and Mix 2 got so much attention simply for its bezel-less edge-to-edge display and was prasied worldwide by YouTube reviewers. Sadly, they do not have the permission to sell their products in the US.

After that, it was Samsung’s turn to release three flagship devices.

The Galaxy S8, S8+ and Note8 come with Super AMOLED 18:9 aspect ratio edge-to-edge QHD (2K) Infinity Display. Finally, iPhone X arrived. This phone dominated the market with its unique bezel-less display and the Face ID in its unibrow which replaces the TouchID on previous iPhones. This phone is priced at INR 1 lakh in India but still manages to get sold out.

If I talk about the CPUs, then one thing is evident: most phones are more powerful than entry-level PCs.

Currently, best available processors are the Snapdragon 835, the Exynos9 Octa 8895 and the Apple A11 Bionic. The A11 Bionic scored higher benchmark results than the Intel Core i5. Coming to RAM, Chinese manufacturer OnePlus is dominating the market with 8 GB RAM on OnePlus 5 and 5T.

There was a time when we used to be surprised by 5 megapixel f/2.8 aperture camera on Nokia Symbian phones. Today, you can find f/1.6 aperture sensor on the LG v30. And, most phones have dual-lens cameras. The secondary sensor and lens are a new trend. Some of them are a monochrome or an RGB lens while others can be Wide Angle or Zoom lens. But they all have one common feature: “Bokeh” mode, which is widely known as the portrait mode. It was developed by Apple. This mode works like the camera is focused on the subject and the background blurs out automatically, Not surprisingly, everyone is crazy for this.

Finally, the most important feature is the battery life. I remember that in 2012, that I had an Android device named the Samsung Galaxy Y. It’s was packed with 1200 mAh battery which I had to charge in every 2 hours. But nowadays the situation is better. Today, phones are packed with huge battery sizes like 3000 mAh, 3500 mAh, 3380 mAh, 4100 mAh and even 5000 mAh. We also have got faster charging options like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, OnePlus Dash Charge and USB-C Power Delivery. They have the capability to refill the phone battery from flat to full in 60 minutes. So we need to spend less time charging and more time using the device.

Do you now think smartphones are boring? Let us know in the comments down below.

I wrote this entire article on a smartphone. Times and technology will change, but smartphones are here to stay for a while.


About the author:

I’m Biplab Das, a technical writer, tech YouTuber, blogger, ICT tutor and a part time website developer. People say smartphones are boring these days, but I think everyone is beginning to take this wonderful technology marvel for granted.

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