I’ll go back in time now and make a list of all the mobile handsets I have owned till date. You may notice that the list is quite long, with it being especially dense in the first few years.
The iPhone X still holds the record of the longest used mobile handset by me (almost 3 years).
|2003||Reliance LG RD2030 (CDMA)||My first phone, my father had to pull many strings to get me this.|
|2004||Nokia 3530||My first colour phone. I miss the paragliding game.|
|2004||Samsung C100||Had a hidden temperature sensor and a notification LED supporting customisable colours.|
|2004||Samsung X100||Slightly better than the above.|
|2004||Nokia 1100||My first phone with a torch.|
|2005||Nokia 2112||My last CDMA phone.|
|2005||Nokia N-Gage QD||Didn’t have stereo audio for music playback.|
|2005||Nokia 3510i||Purchased Second hand.|
|2005||O2 Xphone II||One of the best phones I had.|
|2005||Motorola C350||When the above got stolen. I think I got it for ~₹1000, second hand. Shitty.|
|2006||Nokia 6100||Second Hand.|
|2006||Nokia E50||One of the best phones I had. It was the sleekest Symbian ever. I still use the Text Tone “Flurry” as my wife’s message tone.|
|2006||Sony Ericsson J100i||Shitty.|
|2007||Nokia N73 ME||It was thick, but had a good (back then) camera.|
|2007||Nokia E51||Back to the thinner E Series.|
|2007||LG KS20||One of the worst phones I had. It was unrefined and shitty.|
|2008||Nokia E51||Went back to E51.|
|2009||Nokia E52||Good phone, died on the flight to Palo Alto. I spent an entire weekend in San Francisco and many days in Gurgaon trying to get it repaired, but failed.|
|2010||iPhone 3G||Got this as a temporary phone in Palo Alto, later gifted to mother. Used only a week.|
|2010||Nokia E63||Mooched this one off my father.|
|2011||Nokia E7-00||First phone I ever pre-booked, and got immediately after returning from Turkey. My first AMOLED phone.|
|2012||Nokia Lumia 900||Was obsoleted by Microsoft within a few months of launch. Got it from SGBest.|
|2013||Nokia Lumia 720||Got it from MGF Metropolitan Mall|
|2013||Nokia Lumia 925||The Lumia 720 didn’t feel premium enough, so.|
|2014||Nokia Lumia 920||The Lumia 925 didn’t have wireless charging, so.|
|2014||Nokia Lumia 830||Slightly bigger screen, but LCD.|
|2015||Microsoft Lumia 950XL||Lumia Flagship. Also, a big mistake.|
|2017||Apple iPhone 7 Plus||First legit iPhone.|
|2018||Apple iPhone X||Gift from a fiend.|
|2019||Apple iPhone XS||Got it for dual SIM during travel, gifted iPhone X to wife.|
|2020||Apple iPhone X||Swapped Xs with X with wife, as I switched jobs and didn’t need to travel anymore.|
|2020||Apple iPhone 12 Pro||First phone I bought in a long time with money I already had|
|2022||Apple iPhone 14 Pro||Current phone|
As you can see, my mobile handsets have gone through different eras:
2003-2005 : Feature Phone era. I generally bought any handset I liked.
2005-2011 : Symbian Era. I mostly had Symbian phones with some other platforms sprinkled in between.
2012-2015 : Lumia Era. I purely had Windows Phones.
2017-Present : Apple Era.
Let’s see what the future brings.