Mobile phones have continued to dominate the technology market with their variety of features and that touch of innovation which every user would love to possess. Although many phones stick on to some mode of appeal, few ever stand out as pioneers behind the bringing in of certain factors. And such phone models turn as “iconic” ones of all time. Below is a list of such classic models which were known for that one factor they brought in:-
1) Nokia 3310
Even today, although much higher end phones are finding a spot in the ranking slots, none can match one factor this mighty giant of the early 21st century provided. The Finland tycoons, Nokia brought in this model at a very cheap rate, and this model rose to fame for two factors. One was the “snake” game, which is still one of the finest mobile games of all time. The game continued to arrive with all other Nokia models that came post 3310 and was Nokia’s trump card. But that one fact for which the 3310 variant stood out was the unbeatable battery life that the model provided. And even today, many of the higher end mobiles can’t match the quality of battery of this forerunner, although they have upgraded in various other features!
2) Motorola RAZR V3
The V3 series is the signature model of Motorola that established them a spot in the digital market. It redefined the concept of a smartphone design and brought in one of the first metal-clad mobile phones. The V3 design’s success made Motorola possess V3 as the base template for design, and this carried on for quite a couple of years, and the flip model design worked on a scale more than they perceived, and made their counterparts rethink over how to appeal the masses on an appreciable level.
3) Nokia N95
The digital market was witnessing a fierce battle among Nokia, Blackberry, and Motorola and everyone were trying to improvise the design and other features. Nokia made a solid breakthrough via the N95 series. This series brought in one factor, which even today is a major concerning factor among top phone brands, when it comes to mobile production: the cameras. The N95 series brought in the concept of camera phones and was one of the first models which attained the million sales count mark.
4) Apple iPhone 3G
One cannot miss out naming this brand when it comes to talking about phones that hit the bull’s eye with one factor in them. The iPhones have a distinctive place in the digital market, and they sustain their level of class and style. Upon a time, when developers were thinking over optimizing the mobile design, every firm was focussing over upgrading the external look and appearances. But, it was Apple with its 3G variant achieved a warm reception among the masses. Apple hit out the factor of User Interface (UI) and brought in the concept of touchscreen which eased out the user’s experience with the gadget and the concept was an instant hit among the masses.
5) T-Mobile G1
At a time, when iPhones were at the peak of their sale, the Open Handset Alliance came into existence. One major limitation with the iOS was the fact that it wasn’t available for free and also it wasn’t a cross-platform OS. And Hitachi came in with the concept of free OS, which was titled Android and introduced this in G1 series. And, who wouldn’t get attracted when things are available for free?
6) Samsung Galaxy Note
Although Nokia and Apple were battling hard in the ranking spots, Samsung had its unique place in the market. Samsung Galaxy Note is known for one factor which made the whole digital market realize their error in perception. The note simply increased display size, and it went on to the initiation of the phablet industry. Thus Galaxy Note went on to become the first phablet, and it went on to receive rave reviews from the public.
7) Samsung Galaxy S II
Samsung was riding on a success spree, with the Note series rendering rave reviews from the users. And the Japanese tycoons concentrated and hit bang on the right concerning factor of that time, the portability. The S II variant brought in the concept of introducing slim phones, and they matched the iPhone standards and went on to become another feather in Samsung’s hat.
8) Xiaomi Redmi Note 2
Chinese manufacturers, Xiaomi, were debutants around the 2010 period and they made a rocking entry into the digital market with a layman strategy. One of the biggest concern of that time were the highly concerning flagship specs which weren’t satisfying for the public at the price they pay. Xiaomi took advantage of this factor and brought in the concept of introducing flagship specs at a cheaper rate. And it went on to become a benchmark strategy for the brands to appeal the masses out.
9) Samsung Galaxy Note 4
Although the Android phones were fighting hard with the iPhones, they suffered a major setback in the camera department and couldn’t figure out what made the iPhones camera characteristics distinctive. And Samsung made a breakthrough as it discovered the factor of optical image stabilization, and introduced in the Note 4 variant, and this turned out to be the first time, an Android phone rose to popularity for the characteristics of the camera in it.
10) Samsung Galaxy Edge S6
Samsung had been facing a tough time in the market post the Note Series. And it broke this drought by bringing in two concepts in the Edge series. As the moment of concern, then, was the display, Samsung introduced the end-end-display, which had sliding notifications features and, for the very first time, the curved screen feature came into existence. And this idea, despite the high price of the gadget, became an instant appeal and went on to achieve large sales count in the market.
Thus, the above-mentioned ten phones serve still as iconic ones, thanks to the innovation behind and that one factor, which appealed many hearts and turned out to be a factor of awe for every user who acquired it!