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Here's 3 phones you won't be forgetting in a hurry

Despite the time that passes, certain smartphones remain etched in our memories. You might not have owned them, but they reached a certain level of popularity or fame that it's basically impossible to forget about them. Today, we bring you a blast from the past to rediscover three smartphones that you will always remember.

1. Samsung Galaxy Note 7: a smartphone with an explosive character

Oh yes, this one again. This smartphone is simply unforgettable because it is the protagonist of a somewhat tragic history. The story began at the end of August 2016, not too long after the phone was launched when the first cases of exploding devices were reported. Samsung investigated, found the problem and recalled all the Note 7 phones that had already been sold. A few days after the now "safe" phones were re-launched, lightning struck again: a production fault led to a second recall of the devices. Production of the Note 7 was then halted until June 2017, when the manufacturer decided to start selling a new version of the device (this time guaranteed no explosion): the Fandom Edition.

This terrible story was covered by most media channels, regardless of whether they were niche or general media: on paper, on the Internet, on TV. The saddest part of this story is that the Note 7 had absolutely everything: excellent performance, beautiful design with some nice touches (waterproof, iris scanner, etc.). Although it didn't stay on the market, it stayed in our hearts.

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After two attemps, the Note 7 had to call it a day. © AndroidPIT

2. Nexus 5: an unbeatable quality/price ratio

Alright, in terms of popularity, we're not on the same playing field as the first phone in this list. Despite that, the Nexus 5 is one of the Android community's favorite smartphones, a true champion of its time. First of all, the Nexus 5 had an unbeatable quality/price ratio at the time: for less than $400 in 2013, you could get yourself a device easily worth over $600 with its competition. That in itself was already worthy of the masses it attracted.

It wasn't only fans that loved the phone, but also tinkerers, who wanted to play around with the Android system and install custom ROMs. Today, it's still a very popular phone and many users remain nostalgic about their good ol' Nexus 5. 

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The Nexus 5 was a favorite among geeks. © ANDROIDPIT

3. The Nokia 3310: indestructi-phone

This phone is without a doubt the most popular phone in mobile phone history. Yes, it's from a time before smartphones really took off, since it's from the year 2000, but it nonetheless won the hearts of many many users. One of the main reasons for its success at the time was its toughness: you could drop it, hit it, throw it, even heat it and it would still work.

It was so successful in its day that for the MWC 2016, Nokia decided to relaunch a new version of the 3310. This renewed version of the 3310 was clearly the younger sibling of the old boy but the die-hard fans weren't entirely won over by it - particularly the game Snake, which was too different from the original.

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The Nokia 3310 is dead and buried, but its progeny won't replace it in our hearts. © AndroidPIT

Are there other smartphones that have stuck with you over time? Let us know in the comments below!

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  • Dane Jul 28, 2017 Link to comment

    Thank goodness. You cheered me up Brittany. Read my comment on the finger print reader issue on the S8


  • The moto razer isn't on this list? Thin for it's time, shiny brushed metal, flush controls. If you put a non-smartphone on this list, don't forget there were more great examples.


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    Deactivated Account Jul 27, 2017 Link to comment

    Sony Ericsson K750i, All the Symbian Nokias, Motorolas etc. Those were the days phones were fun. A note 7 or a nexus 5 are just some of the hundreds of boring smartphones you could get at some point. Nothing interesting. Why everyone has fun memories when they think back and about those feature phones and smart symbian phones... Today you get a smartphone and 6 month later a new one and don't remember the previous one..


  • Dane Jul 27, 2017 Link to comment

    In have been using the Galaxy S8 since it came out and have yet to put my finger over the camera instead of the finger print sensor so can we also get over this. Yes I'm probably more intelligent than your average reviewer. Again MOVE ON


    • In have been utilizing the Galaxy S8 since it turned out and still can't seem to put my finger over the camera rather than the unique mark sensor so would we be able to likewise get over this. Yes I'm most likely more smart than your normal analyst. Again MOVE ON


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    Deactivated Account Jul 26, 2017 Link to comment

    HTC one M7..
    for all the right reasons, unlike the completely forgettable and unavailable Note 7.


  • The Down Spiral off Nokia will be always be remembered and the lose of Symbian,Nokia produce some amazing phones when they dominated the mobile market,with all different shapes and sizes,o.k the 3310 was not a outstanding phone for Nokia be it was durable with super batterylife,screen sizes didn"t matter when phones first started off,N95 from Nokia was popular as people wanted small phones for there pockets,N97 or N8-00 were the phones that changed the screen sizes of phones,and started off the camera battle between makers,people loved symbian because it was so easy to customize how phones would look with loads of themes,so sad when we lost Nokia with symbian,but so glad now there back with Android


  • Dane Jul 26, 2017 Link to comment

    Please can we get over the Note 7. Everybody and his dog have written about it. MOVE ON.

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