Like any list, it can generate controversy, have unforgivable absences and not be complete. In one more exercise to try to summarize what happened in the last 10 years in terms of mobile phone, we present some of what we considered were the most iconic phones of the decade that has already ended.
Highlights the births of series or families now relevant, such as Galaxy S, Galaxy Note, Moto Z, Google Pixel and LG G. Almost nothing.
Google Nexus (from 2010 to 2015)
Before Google decided to go on its own in the world of mobile phones with their own cell phones, from the beginning of the decade, he developed a whole family of smartphones along with other manufacturers, such as LG, HTC, Motorola and Huawei. The great promise with these was to have a "clean" device in terms of software and to receive Android updates first.
It could be said that this series was important because it laid the foundations for Google to develop its Pixel family, with all that that implied, such as not having the global reach that other companies gave it.
Galaxy Note (2011)
The first Galaxy Note enters this list because I opened a new category, the phablets, one to which few assured him success, since it was said that users were not going to acquire wide-screen cell phones. Later and a bit with Apple's resistance, mobile phones of more than 5 inches became common, leaving Samsung silent.
It cannot be mentioned that the category has not been free of controversy, especially with the Galaxy Note 7, which had to be removed from the market in 2016 due to problems with its battery (few days after its launch, users reported that the smartphones they caught fire).
Sony Ericsson Xperia Play (2011)
What kind of hybrid was this? The truth is that this boldness of Sony Ericsson did nothing but attract the attention of users in a good way and place the phone among the best of 2011, although it was a team more aimed at gamers.
Enter its features, stood out for its 4-inch screen, Android 2.3 Gingerbread, good games catalog, some of them exclusive, the approval of PlayStation and, best of all, a sliding section with everything you need to play . It was a cell phone that made more than one dream at that time.
LG G (since 2012)
The LG G series can be considered as a family in which the brand has dared to experience, as shown by the LG G5 (2016) and the LG G Flex (2013). The first came with the novelty of the modules, while the other had a curved screen that promises another level of immersion.
About to finish the second decade of the century, it can be said that the company did not find that best seller that would secure a place among the greats. However, it cannot be denied that this series has brought to the table good quality cameras, advanced processing and even a double screen for a cell phone, the LG G8x ThinQ (2019).
Galaxy S6 (2015)
The Galaxy S have positioned themselves, year after year, in the list of the best phones and have also allowed Samsung to position itself as a market leader. In addition, this series will be 10 years of having been launched in 2020, so a phone with notable changes or that consolidates the company's technological innovation is expected, mainly with what has to do with the screen and optics.
The Galaxy S6 stands out on this list because it gave a clearer direction to the South Korean firm from where to go. The changes were evident in terms of design, with a metal body, instead of plastic, and a glass back to be compatible with wireless charging, in addition to its screen (curved in the case of the Galaxy S6 Edge) and Cmara received the best praise from critics. Of course, I regret that it has lost water resistance and the option to expand its storage.
Google Pixel (2016)
It was 2016, when he saw more interesting phone parading, such as the Moto Z, Huawei Mate 9, iPhone 7 and HTC 10, however, the first Google Pixel made its way among everyone as the promise that he could face the greats, mainly to Apple and Samsung.
At the time, the Pixel stood out in the list as the smartphone With the best camera. Finally, the Californian company had been able to find the perfect balance between hardware and software on a cell phone made 100 percent at home.
The truth is that, from the beginning, the series has been marked by its null international reach, which draws attention because it is Google, that company that is present on the desktop and pocket of millions of users in the world.
Moto Z (2016)
The great success of this phone, presented in June 2016, was to show that the modules that can complement a cell phone did not have to be complicated to put, a wake-up call for the LG G5 (2016), for example, that also vala of these accessories, however, to install them, it was necessary to turn off the smartphone.
In addition, the Moto Mods of the original Moto Z serve for two more generations of the series, so the bet of the brand was serious. The possible Moto Z5 could be the next star cell phone of the firm after an infinite number of launches in the mid-range, which allows it to compete with the big players in the industry. I know what happens next year.
HTC 10 (2016)
The level of detail that was put into this cell phone, from software to hardware, caught everyone's attention, after an HTC One M9 (2015) that was criticized for its lack of innovation. It was thought that this phone will put the Taiwan manufacturer in the spotlight again, in an increasingly competitive market.
His camera even tied the Google Pixel score, not counting the quality sound he delivered. In its bad points, it was not resistant to water and did not have a wireless charge, a feature quite promoted by the smartphones from the moment of other companies. HTC continued to launch quality cell phones, although everything indicated that users no longer wanted to take their eyes off the phones of already established manufacturers.
iPhone X (2017)
This is one of the phones that caused the greatest expectation, especially because it celebrated the tenth anniversary of the original iPhone, the one that was presented by Steve Jobs in 2007 and was named the “Invention of the year” by the magazine Time.
On multiple occasions, it was said that the iPhone X opened the door to cell phones of more than $ 1,000 dollars, and yes, that price became somewhat common in the high range. The Apple device can also be considered as the one that popularized the notch and facial unlocking, for which he used his advanced Face ID technology. Anyway, it was a smartphone which continues to allow the company to set the tone.
New Motorola Razr (2019)
Before the end of the decade, Motorola decides to strike a nostalgia with its new Razr, which has the peculiarity of being based on the popular Razr V3 (2004) promoted by personalities such as Fergie and David Beckham and be foldable.
Yes, there were critics around the new smartphone of the firm, but with reservations; the great majority of specialists were fascinated by their work in design to achieve, so to speak, fold a classic cell phone and turn it into a team that will surely set the tone in the folding segment. That is why in the end he manages to sneak into this list, even though it goes on sale in 2020.