Do you remember the time when there were no cellphones. This thought hit me when I was ogling a delicious smartphone on Flipkart yesterday. Oh yes, I belong to that dinosaur age. I remember that till I went to college even during my MBA days in the late 90s, cellphones had still not made an appearance. Only one very affluent friend of mine owned one. She kept it hidden in her purse and it was used once in a blue moon to communicate something very important to her parents. It was huge, clunky thing and looked like a small brick. I think the rates in those days were Rs. 60 per minute! Imagine!
My first mobile phone!
The first cellphone I owned was a Nokia 3310. Most of you may remember that phone with a huge keypad with numbers and a small screen. It was one of the most popular phones in those days. I loved playing the Snakes game on its small windown. How important and beautiful that felt. It had none of the fancy stuff that today’s phones have but it felt mighty and important. In the early years of the millenium, things started getting better in terms of mobile phones. Better, lighter and more beautiful models starting coming out though none of us were in a rush to actually ‘upgrade’ our phones. If we could call each other, that made the phone sufficient for us.
My first Smartphone
My first smartphone was a Nokia 5600 XpressMusic with a stylus a few years ago. I remember that it had excellent sound quality. I could play FM and playlists. I could also type emails and send and do browsing though it was slightly tedious. By then, colour displays had come in.
With better wifi network, the complexion of phones changed completely. From 2G to 3G and now 4G in big cities, we have come a long way. In the last few years, we have seen a leap in technological advances in the smartphones. The processors are becoming faster, the cameras better, the storage offered keeps increasing, better games, lighter phones, better looking phones and of course, Apps.
I have changed 4 phones in the past 5 years. We apparently now have more mobile phones in India than toilets. That shows how the reach and penetration has increased even in the rural areas. Everyone and anyone owns a phone in India now. The smartphones today are like mini laptops at your fingertips. I must tell you that I answer and access most of my emails on my phone. I also do substantial reading and research on the phone not to mention social media browsing. I also love my smartphone for its sharp camera that I can whip out and click at any time. Being a blogger, that is very useful to me. The beautiful display, user friendly features, lightweight, big screen, fast processor and excellent wifi capabilities make my smartphone something that accompanies me at all times. Now with 4G internet the speeds are even better.
Smartphones at great prices
And you know what? I have purchased every single smartphone of late on Flipkart. Not only that I have gifted phones on Flipkart as well. After all, Flipkart has an exhaustive range of smartphones, some of them not available elsewhere like Moto G3, Lenovo P1M, Asus Zenfone Laser, Moto X Play, Samsung On5|On7.
Seriously, these days, I just go online and purchase a phone. You can compare, get great discounts and get fabulous warranty, return and exchange policies all through Flipkart. The same product in the store is way more expensive.
I am excited about what new advances the smartphones will bring to us in the future. The smartphones are getting lighter, sleeker and more capable. I am sure Flipkart will still continue to be my buying destination of choice with their extensive range of smartphones at competitive prices.
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