In early smartphones were fairly modest means. Rather were standard mobile phones with large touch screen. But as time evolved and today even midrange models have more power against computers before about 15 years. Some of them can, and a lot more things. For example, the iPhone and Samsung Galaxy S6 can measure heart rate, stress levels and whatnot. Samsung and Apple are competing hard to get and the segment of mobile payments. Modern smartphones offer screens with very high resolution, built-in cameras that virtually destroyed the market for amateur cameras. Furthermore, they are ideal for surfing the internet, social networks, emails, etc.
While smart phones are becoming more sophisticated, something seemed missing. Gone is the magic a few years ago, when presenting the new model was an event that was watched with great interest. Now in most cases it may even go unnoticed. Companies themselves have also reduced the focus on performance. Several years ago, they were big and spectacular. Now the rooms are getting smaller events increasingly shorter. Simply nothing more to show, without drawing criticism that it was sucking on her toes. Hardware reaches the stage where it is difficult to have any major changes to surprise everyone. The software is also quite developed and opportunities between large competitors Android and iOS become more aligned.
Only remains the design, which in turn is limited by technology. In other words, the various materials used in the end smartphones remain flat rectangles. However, some of the most important problems remain unresolved. One of them is a battery. Modern smartphones hard earn more than a day or two with careful and limited use. Progress in developing new, better batteries is minimal, so companies rely on alternative methods. For example, wireless charging. It requires special additional pads, which are still rare. In short, it will take time before there are real benefits from the technology.