Meet the Motorola phones that marked a before and after in the history of the brand.
On September 25, 1928, two brothers founded Galvin Manufacturing, a company that would put the first Motorola radio on sale. At that precise moment, one of the most important brands in mobile telephony was born. And this time, we will tell you what they are the 12 most remembered Motorola phones in history. If you have ever had a mobile from this company in your possession, you will surely be filled with nostalgia when you see the following list.
Although the North American company is also known for its radios and telecommunications, it is mobile phones that have driven its popularity all over the world. After you see this compilation, you can learn about the history of this brand that is still giving something to talk about in the Android universe.
The 12 most remembered mobiles in the history of Motorola
Take a look at this list with the 12 most remembered Motorola phones. Do you like this brand? Then you will love knowing a little about its history.
In case you did not know, the Motorola Dynatac 8000X was the first commercial phone in history. This could be held with one hand and its price was around four thousand dollars. As you must be imagining, we are talking about a device that marked a before and after in the history of mobile telephony.
In 1983, Martin Cooper was the one who was commissioned to develop this mobile whose weight was 800 grams. The DynaTAC's battery was enough for a 60-minute call and took almost ten hours to charge. Be that as it may, more than 300,000 people bought it and began ushering in a new telephone era.
The Motorola Microtac Pocket Cellular Telephone 9800x, which hit the market in 1989, was similar to the first Dynatac but smaller in size. When it made its appearance, it quickly began to achieve worldwide success due to its practical size and capabilities.
With 23 centimeters and 350 grams of weight, the mobile incorporated a T9 keyboard that would remain for many years, calculator, hands-free and a small cover to cover it. Do you remember this mobile? It is very likely that you have seen it at some point in your life.
It was the year 1994 and Motorola launched the first shell type mobile, this came with a design whose lid folded down and allowed you to hide the keyboard. Without a doubt, it is a mobile that gave Motorola many successes.
The StarTac weighed about 88 grams, it was the first to have vibration on calls and even had some versions compatible with SMS. Thanks to its 60 million sales worldwide, it is one of the first mobiles to be sold massively (although it had a price that was around a thousand dollars).
Motorola Talkabout 182c
The Motorola Talkabout 182c (also known as Motorola Patagonia) hit the market in 2001 and quickly became an excellent option for everyone who needed a quality mobile at that time. It is a device that sold very well in Latin America and all over the world. In addition, you could change its original case for one of your favorite color.
Motorola RAZR V3
In 2004, the Motorola RAZR V3 hit the market with a clamshell design that attracted a lot of attention. We are talking about a mobile that sold more than 130 million units and became one of the best-selling phones in history.
Without a doubt, its thickness was key for this device to become popular in all parts of the world. This slim mobile became a symbol of culture and appeared in films such as the Devil Wears Prada or in the Lost series.
Even though it's hard to believe the first mobile phone compatible with iTunes was from Motorola and not from Apple. In 2005, the apple company teamed up with Motorola to launch the Motorola Rokr E1. Although it is a mobile with a classic design, it incorporated a music player to change the concept of mobile forever. In short, the ROKR E1 clearly anticipated the idea of what a “smartphone” is.
Even the legendary Steve Jobs introduced the Motorola Roker E1 as the “One More Thing.” However, this mobile is not among the greatest commercial successes of Motorola. Be that as it may, it is a historical motive that could not be missing from this list.
What if a company like LucasFilm joins forces with an operator like Verizon? An Anrroid mobile like the Motorola Droid (or Milestone in its international version) is born. We are talking about a smartphone with physical QWERTY keyboard, 3.7-inch touchscreen, WiFi, 5 MP camera and removable battery. The Motorola Droid ran the version of Android 2.2 Froyo, it was one of the first to abandon the Motorola software to bet on the Google operating system.
The first Moto G, which hit the market in 2013, marked a concept that is still valid today. It is a mid-range mobile that offers enviable performance for its price and that was duly updated to offer a quality Android experience to everyone who has it in their possession. Without a doubt, the Moto G is one of those mobiles that makes it clear that you don't need to spend a lot of money on a really well-functioning device.
The Moto X arose from Google's purchase of Motorola. This mobile has a 4.7-inch AMOLED screen, 10 MP camera, 2 GB of RAM and compatibility with some functions such as “OK, Google” and smart notifications.
The idea was to create something similar to the Nexus, giving importance to fluidity and with pure Android without customization. In the end, the Moto X failed to become Google's top choice and Motorola ended up in the hands of Lenovo.
Moto Z Play
The Moto Z Play is a mobile that stands out for incorporating the idea of modular accessories as are the “Moto mods”. The idea may not have been entirely successful, but it was a clear sign that Motorola has what it takes to continue innovating in this new era of smartphones.
Motorola RAZR 2019
In 2019, Motorola revived one of its most important classics: the old and legendary RAZR. This new version of that mobile has inside a Snapdragon 710 processor, 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal storage. In addition, it has a 16 MP rear camera and a 5 MP front camera. However, What is most striking about this smartphone is its folding design and similar to the RAZR VR from 2004.
Motorola Edge +
The Motorola Edge + is Motorola's only high-end mobile at the moment. It is a mobile that has a striking design, which ** stands out for its front and rear curved glass panels that give it a modern look. Additionally, its 6.7-inch OLED screen is the brand's first with a 90 Hz refresh rate.
This interesting smartphone ** contains a powerful Qualcomm processor, the Snapdragon 865, along with 12 GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 256 GB of UFS storage. It is also necessary to highlight that it has a 5000 mAh battery with 18W fast charging, which supports wireless charging and reverse charging.
And you, which of all the mobiles did you like the most?