Were old phones better?

Our mates at Crave UK have a nasty suspicion that old phones were actually better than their newfangled counterparts. Could they be right?

old phone next to new phone
Crave UK

Are all smartphones rubbish when compared with their ancestors? A spot of research from MyVoucherCodes.co.uk suggests that 24 percent of folks actually preferred their crusty old blowers to the glistening smartphones of modern times.

Did phones used to be better? We need your help to settle the matter.

Mobiles have changed a whole lot in the last few years--ever since the first iPhone gave manufacturers a kick in the backside in 2007 (yes, it really was that recently), every week there's a new, faster, bigger, more powerful smartphone parachuting into our laps, looking up at us with its big front-facing camera and mewling, "Review meeee."

But we've got this nasty suspicion that old phones were actually better than their newfangled counterparts.

Read more of " Were old phones better? " at Crave UK.

About the author

Luke Westaway is a senior editor at CNET and writer/ presenter of Adventures in Tech, a thrilling gadget show produced in our London office. Luke's focus is on keeping you in the loop with a mix of video, features, expert opinion and analysis.

 

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