The History of the Telephone
The very first instance of a device used to transmit sounds over an extended wire was the string telephone, created in 1667 by a man called Robert Hooke.
There is some speculation as to who was ultimately responsible for the invention of the modern-day telephone however, Alexander Graham Bell was the first to patent its design, hence his name is most often associated with the invention of the telephone.
From those rudimentary devices, to the vast selection of technical genius and wearables that we have available nowadays, we take a look at some of the best smartphones released this year:
- Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+
Samsung’s premium offering now offers 2 sizes of phone with the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. The phones come with a fantastic camera, the battery life is great, and Samsung’s signature curved screen display which give added depth to the display without adding bulk to the actual device. The phone also has good waterproofing.
The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ come with all the latest hardware and all Android functions and are ideal for playing real money mobile slots and other mobile optimised games.
The only area where this phone strikes a slight snag is the fingerprint scanner, which Samsung has moved to the back of the device away from its original spot on the home key. The rear spot isn’t as convenient, but it does add space to the screen display.
The Galaxy S8 admittedly comes with a hefty price tag, but if it is a bit too rich for your blood, Samsung’s Galaxy S7 Edge offers a lot of the same features as the S8 and is available for a way smaller price.
- Apple iPhone 7 and 7 Plus
The latest phones from Apple don’t come with the changes to the look and feel of the phone that we’ve become accustomed to from Apple. The changes are subtle and simply improve on the iPhone 6S, Apple’s previous offering.
The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus are more streamlined than previous iPhones. The headphone jack has been removed, and replaced by stereo speakers, and improvements have been made to the waterproofing feature. The performance of the phone is better and quicker than ever before, with the option of a glossy or matt finish.
The 7 plus comes with a few more features than the 7 like a zoomed camera, and the option for digital bokeh effects.
These phones are without a doubt the best Apple has ever come out with, so they do come at a price. The iPhone 6S is also a great option if you would prefer a more reasonably priced device.
- Google Pixel and Pixel XL
The latest offerings from Google come with the same specs for both phones, with the only difference being screen size. The Google Pixels display is 5-inch HD, and the Pixel XL is 5.5-inch Quad HD Display.
These phones have a number of new features exclusive to the Pixel, but apart from that they are standard Android devices. They come with a fantastic camera, and their battery life is great.
They do however lack a microSD, and they do not come with waterproofing.
- LG G6
The LG G6 is comparable in specs to the other top smartphones on the market today. It comes with smooth performance and great display.
It’s one downfall however is that LG made the decision to launch the G6 early with the result that its competitors had more time to refine their hardware, making some of the other flagship phones available give quicker performance.
That being said, the LG G6 is still a great phone with great features and is well worth having.