There was a time when smartphones were meant to perform only certain actions. From sending emails, to taking down notes and finishing presentations, the concept of a smartphone, at least at the very beginning was nascent in its outlook. When phones became ‘smarter’, brands didn’t envisage them to eventually replace DSLR cameras, or for them to become quasi-gaming consoles. Smartphones weren’t even supposed to be as fast as they are today, or even as big as they’ve become.
Perhaps, the best example is how Steve Jobs, the man who propelled Apple to the upper echelons of the consumer electronics industry, foresaw the future of iPhones. Jobs scoffed at the idea of offering mobile phones with 5-inch displays. He believed that smartphones were meant to be compact and small, and that was how the initial iPhone models were designed. However, Samsung broke that unwritten rule with its Samsung Galaxy smartphones, and soon, other smartphone brands too broke away from those conventions.
With smartphones becoming indispensable, we take a trip down the memory lane, and see how they’ve changed over the years.
When brands started offering smartphones, they weren’t bigger than 5-inch screens. In fact, Apple, which was seen as the pioneer of smartphones detested the idea of a phone sporting a 5-inch display. Steve Jobs believed that smartphones were meant to fit in one’s pocket, and anything bigger than one’s palm size was considered to be inconvenient and drab.
Needless to say, things have changed considerably over the last decade. Almost all the smartphones today sport more than 6-inch displays, with even the latest iPhone models flaunting large screens.
If we recollect the cameras that came with earlier smartphone models, they were seen as mere add-ons, and not as an integral part of the smartphone experience. Today, consumers demand better cameras in their phones. Brands like OPPO have made it incredibly easy for smartphone users to get the best camera experience; OPPO Reno 3 Pro, for instance, is considered by many as one of the best mobile under 30000. The phone packs a 64MP quad-rear camera array, along with a 44MP + 2MP dual-selfie camera setup, and the phone lets you take stunning images with impeccable clarity.
Last but not least, smartphones today also serve as capable alternatives for gaming consoles. With the mobile gaming industry picking up steam over the past couple of years, mobile brands now offer dedicated gaming smartphones, such as Realme Narzo 10A and Asus ROG Phone 3. That said, they are also impressive smartphones that pack excellent features and specs, and can execute any task without any hassles.
Faster Processors and Higher RAM Size
Budget and mid-range smartphones sport faster processors and high RAM size, and it only gets better in the mid-premium and premium segments. Most of the mid-range phones come with 6GB RAM and fast processors. Furthermore, some of the best mobiles under 30,000 INR are also 5G Android mobile, such as OnePlus Nord, which comes with up to 12GB RAM and 256GB internal storage, while being powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G octa-core processor.