Believe it or not, these smartphones were released 10 years ago

In 2013 These were some of the best Android smartphones you could buy. About ten years ago, when Bitcoin first hit $1000, when Instagram was a relative novelty in Portugal. There was also no Playstation 4 in stores and a Windows Phone was trying to compete with the established Android and iOS.

To this day, these are some of my favorite smartphones compared to what they brought to market, be it build quality, design, versatility, or irreverence. Many of his concepts and proposals would not prosper, while others are still present in our day to day.

Without further ado, these are the most iconic smartphones released 10 years ago, when even 4gnews was just an abstract concept.

1. HTC one

htc one

To this day, this is one of my favorite smartphones. Its design remains as sleek as ever, and certain aspects, like the dual speakers, have only recently become entrenched, even in modern top-of-the-line models.

The uni-block construction in aluminum alloy, the slight curvature of the phone, the elegance and the well-crafted edges, under a resin structure. Heck, even the red and gray BeatsAudio logo adds a touch of sophistication to the product.

Those were the good old days for the Taiwan-based manufacturer, today a mere ghost of the thriving brand it was at the start of the decade. THE htc one it had some good successors, but nothing compares to the real “One”.

2. LG G Flex

LG G Flex

South Korean LG explored an extremely captivating smartphone concept about ten years ago. THE LG G Bendwell, it was a bit ductile, an honest harbinger of the foldable smartphones to be pushed more recently by rival Samsung.

Flex was then a vision of the future. Constructed entirely of polycarbonate plastic, the entire frame could flex slightly and was an amazing thing to see in the store. In practice, it was not an amazing product in terms of performance and other aspects.

LG then showed off another one of its unique systems, the volume select button on the back, just below the camera. It was peculiar, even though we had the camera lens easily covered in fingerprints.

3. LG G2

lg g2

THE lg g2 it represented the moment when the closest brand was able to match, and perhaps surpass, Samsung’s high-end smartphones with its Galaxy S. In terms of screens in particular, LG was ahead of its Galaxy S4 competitors.

The entire form factor of the smartphone was more ergonomic than the Galaxy S4, more appealing to the touch, and an excellent purchase option in 2013. Back then, it had a 5.2-inch display, True-LCD IPS with HD+ resolution, and everything looked more vibrant.

Its chipset was the top of the range at the time, the Snapdragon 800 with a 3,000 mAh battery and a 13 MP main camera. Although it may seem little now, it was true excellence at the time.

4. LG Nexus 5

lg nexus 5

THE lg nexus 5 it is appreciated as the best Android smartphone from the perspective of a pure Android enthusiast. The smartphone was relatively cheap, compared to the top of the range at the time, and pure Android made its Snapdragon 800 with 2GB of RAM seem lightning fast.

It debuted with Android 4.4 KitKat and went on the market for about 349 euros, with an original design and surprisingly wireless charging (Qi standard). Something that we do not even have today in all high-end smartphones, only in the top of the range themselves, or flagships.

What it might lack in build quality, it made up for in innovation, features, and bloatware-free software.

5.Nokia Lumia 1020

nokia lumia 1020

Microsoft once had the fateful dream of entering the smartphone market late but hard. It did so a few years after buying the legendary Nokia, too proud for its own good, ending up in the hands of a company too big for its own health.

When in 2013 most smartphones integrated 12 or 13 MP image sensors, Microsoft brought a 41 MP sensor to this Nokia. The camera was really good and this phone is a beautiful top of the range, both in color and in capabilities.

Its software, however, in the medium term could not compete with Apple’s Android and iOS, being gradually abandoned, despite the nokia lumia 1020 it was an amazing phone.

6. Motorola Moto G (2013)

motorola moto g 2013

Few smartphones would dare to offer so much for so little as this one. motorola motog, The original. Motorola, which until today stands out in this mid-range and low-end segment with the Moto G line, owes everything to this launch.

The low price, the expertise in customizing covers, the colors and the solid build quality. All the essentials were in this smartphone, even its relatively clean software experience, but customized enough to become iconic.

The Motorola Moto G set a new quality standard for the mid-range segment and helped us forget about the Galaxy Ys in life, thank you!

7.Samsung Galaxy S4

Samsung Galaxy s4

The Samsung Galaxy S4 continues to be one of the best Samsung smartphones ever released with the iconic Galaxy S3 design that lives on in our memory to this day. It brought better specs and also a beefed up TouchWiz.

Although the interface was the beginning of one of Samsung’s most controversial phases, the truth is that the screen launched the AMOLED name at the heights of quality and reference. It also came with a 13 MP camera and Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean installed.

It was one of the first notable big hits on the market after the amazing Galaxy S3. After all, the Samsung Galaxy S4 would sell more than 90 million units, making it one of the South Korean brand’s most successful models to date.

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