The History of the Smartphone! (Sponsored by Huawei)

05 Th02, 2021
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In this video (sponsored by Huawei), we take a look at the history of the smartphone, what the present holds, and what that may mean for the future.
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Asking someone what the first "smartphone" was will result in different answers. It's well-recognized that the 2007 iPhone inspired the modern-era of smartphones we enjoy today; however, smartphones go back much further than that. Most generally recognize IBM's Simon from the early 1990s as the first crack at what we'd consider a modern smartphone. The Simon could send email, pages, and faxes while also being able to make calls over a cellular (as well as landline lol) network! There have been lots of "firsts" in the smartphone industry and we take a look at just how far we've come and what may be in store for the future.

  • oof hope it was worth it quinn

    Affen JungeAffen Junge9 giờ trước
  • If we can't spend 10 seconds a day to just plug and unplug our phones overnight to charge, we're doomed as a species. Fast charging is great, but COME ON.

    Benjamin HogervorstBenjamin HogervorstNgày trước
  • I hope they paid you well

    CyberceryCyberceryNgày trước
  • Fuck Huawei, but we still love you Quinn.

    羽白包子羽白包子6 ngày trước
  • iPhone! Nothing can compete yet.

    Sidney HolterSidney Holter8 ngày trước
  • 5:35 HTC one m8 was the first phone with portrait mode not iPhone 7.

    Risalat HasanRisalat Hasan8 ngày trước
  • :(

    Sujit SuramSujit Suram9 ngày trước
  • I love Huawei and honor phones, and still use one every day.

    ParkalienzzzParkalienzzz9 ngày trước
  • Fck China and Huawei, but I am glad my boy got that money.

    mhrllmhrll9 ngày trước
  • paid shit

    The SuvThe Suv9 ngày trước
  • I don’t know you can buy him so easy

    Jan OpitzJan Opitz10 ngày trước
  • Trash Advertisement. Here you go 👎🏻, and it’s well deserved.

    TuckerManTuckerMan10 ngày trước
  • we see what ya did there huawei

    Benton MelvinBenton Melvin11 ngày trước
  • Hey Snazzy, please don't do Ji Xinping ads..

    Debangsu BanerjeeDebangsu Banerjee11 ngày trước
  • Ericsson coin the term smartphone in 1997

    ludde sundströmludde sundström11 ngày trước
  • This must have paid really well

    Carlos GuerraCarlos Guerra11 ngày trước
  • I really don’t care about this phone, but I’d like an actual “History of a smartphone” by you. Not a couple minutes of intro before an ad, but a proper 20-30 minute history. This ain’t it.

    Jonas LekeviciusJonas Lekevicius11 ngày trước
  • Nice ad.

    First LastFirst Last11 ngày trước
  • i only use my foney as an extra speaker

    Dee WillerdDee Willerd12 ngày trước
  • Anyone else see Joshua Valour a video

    Tazzie Devil04Tazzie Devil0412 ngày trước
  • Great content snazzy, always love the channel. Just not a big fan of shilling for a chineese spyware company. Almost any other foriegn company would be fine.

    Fish FellazFish Fellaz13 ngày trước
  • Cut him some slack, the house aint gonna pay for itself!

    LegendaryToasterLegendaryToaster13 ngày trước
  • I am disappointed in you.

    GremeKGremeK13 ngày trước
  • There's a video in this ad

    samantha carvalhosamantha carvalho13 ngày trước
  • next time you can be real with us

    Raul Ben NaftaliRaul Ben Naftali14 ngày trước
  • Yeah this is not really a history. Not nearly as informative as some of the other ones he’s done. And I don’t even care about the long ass ad

    billfromtheubillfromtheu14 ngày trước
  • I read a comment you left 12 years ago on ItsMeMorphious youtube video on the switcheasy rebel.

    The Slamming NazgulThe Slamming Nazgul14 ngày trước

    ThatOcelotThatOcelot15 ngày trước
  • Criminally low views. Is it bc of YT's attitude towards Huawei? Is it being throttled?

    Paul ZukPaul Zuk15 ngày trước
  • Tim iPhond with smaller Notch and no USB for Will cost 900$ and 800$ for Mini with and 1,200$ for Pro. People will go Crazy for the Notch Tim. FINAL The Stock go Bazoka Up. With Smaller Notch for Every one and no USB and Sub Woofer for the Pro.

    Shahar RozenbloomShahar Rozenbloom15 ngày trước
  • this is one of the most annoying add videos i've ever seen. I feel this is going to cost the channel more then what it has brought in

    Sietse FeddemaSietse Feddema16 ngày trước
  • Huawai loves you (in a soft communist way) for allowing the CCP to enjoy everything your life has to offer - them! Huawai can't give away any of their phone models in Australasia - no matter how good the tech!

    Richard LongRichard Long16 ngày trước
  • I have an idea! You should take apart an iMac G3 and put an SSD and a new intel chip.

    Evin BaumgartnerEvin Baumgartner16 ngày trước
  • Technically, HTC One M8 (not iPhone 7), was the first portrait cam phone.. Anyway, as always, great great vdo.. With love from a fan, nd appreciation for how clearly mentioned everywhere that it is a sponsored vdo (still mentioned some flaws in the phone)..

    Shivansh Raj Srivastava #SRSShivansh Raj Srivastava #SRS16 ngày trước
  • This is a Huawei commercial .......

    X-ORX-OR16 ngày trước
  • By the time I see this video te like/dislike proportion is almost 10/5 , I think the most of them it's because they feel fooled by the title of the video. Personally I like very much your video quality, the title and the complete video gives a bitter-sweet sensation, I would like to see a more structured review . Greetings Quinn

    Tecno Argentino Labs 2.0Tecno Argentino Labs 2.017 ngày trước
  • Don’t insult your viewers’ intelligence by making shit like this... Not cool.

    Amtrak706Amtrak70617 ngày trước
  • I hope you can pay some bills and salaries and return to more worthy content.

    SvenSven17 ngày trước
  • Cool Huawei commercial bro!!

    Rami ShRami Sh17 ngày trước
  • :(

    Aaron DemissieAaron Demissie17 ngày trước
  • This video is completely misleading. If you’re talking about a Huawei phone and don’t mention that they don’t have Google services than the video is just not in good faith. Just delete this

    Manny SolowayManny Soloway17 ngày trước
    • @Snazzy Labs When?

      Manny SolowayManny Soloway17 ngày trước
    • I did mention that. Try paying attention.

      Snazzy LabsSnazzy Labs17 ngày trước
  • I appreciate the offer, but I'm well pleased with my Motorola Q 9h.

    dotcomboomdotcomboom17 ngày trước
  • I get that content creators need sponsors in order to pay bills. But Huawei? Really?

    Jankubist JkJankubist Jk17 ngày trước
  • Snazzy needs money, lets give him a break on this one :))

    Ivan PihačIvan Pihač17 ngày trước
  • That video is a masterpiece by HUAWEI PR. Trying to rewrite history by getting a willing Tech-VIworldr known for content on Apple (mostly negative towards) to undermine the common definition of a smartphone in their favor, which would normally lead towards the original iPhone being the first "modern smartphone". Chapeau, Huawei PR!

    Decrypt MarsDecrypt Mars17 ngày trước
    • Also, my videos are “mostly negative” towards Apple? Ha! That is ridiculously incorrect.

      Snazzy LabsSnazzy Labs17 ngày trước
    • I wrote the script without any direction from them.

      Snazzy LabsSnazzy Labs17 ngày trước
  • Crappy video :( even if it is an add.

    Leonardo ZavalaLeonardo Zavala17 ngày trước
  • Give the man a break. Weddings don't pay for themselves

    Rodrigo AmbrizRodrigo Ambriz17 ngày trước
  • First Snazzy video I’ve ever downvoted.. just shoddy. Don’t dilute your brand like this, bro.

    MattDaddyPrimeMattDaddyPrime17 ngày trước
  • Clever little trick: You're free to stop watching when the ad starts. ;) I'm sure Quinn structured it that way so you don't have to watch it.

    ansonx10ansonx1018 ngày trước
  • Did you really cover the history of smartphones and not talk about Blackberry's?

    Michael KennedyMichael Kennedy18 ngày trước
    • I did talk about them...

      Snazzy LabsSnazzy Labs18 ngày trước
  • And what's people's issue with the concentration on the Huawei phone ( calling it an ad.) He has written it clearly in the title ( sponsored by Huawei) so what's your issue. This is his job he is definitely entitled to what he posts

    Michel-Manuel AmpofoMichel-Manuel Ampofo18 ngày trước
  • First portrait mode phone was technically not the iPhone. The name was coined by apple alright but htc had a phone that already did that( blurry background thingy) Lovely recap nonetheless 💯💖, stay snazzy

    Michel-Manuel AmpofoMichel-Manuel Ampofo18 ngày trước
  • I absolutely love love love your channel. You make great content, but this video ain't it Quinn. It is basically a really long Huawei ad and doesn't feel genuine at all. I am sorry about this but this is the first (and hopefully last) video of yours that I disliked. PS: You are still my favorite tech youtuber.

    Sarp UserSarp User18 ngày trước
  • You must be desperate if Huawei is the sponsor!

    Kevi KiruKevi Kiru18 ngày trước
  • Ew. He’s working for the Chinese government now.

    San DiSan Di18 ngày trước
  • Waste of a video my guy.

    ninesnines18 ngày trước
  • Pitching Huawei? What a schil. Unsubscribed.

    Craig WallCraig Wall18 ngày trước
  • Hold it right there. Capacitive keyboards are never, ever as fast and accurate as physical keyboards...particularly when you consider the iPhone’s abysmal text prediction.

    Mitchell SmithMitchell Smith18 ngày trước
  • That black slider samsung in your thumbnail in the left the Samsung e250.. that was my first phone. ❤️ And it was a dumb phone. 😂

    FB Kensar HDFB Kensar HD18 ngày trước
  • Oh, come on man. This was clearly not one of your best videos, clearly.

    Vasil AtanasovVasil Atanasov19 ngày trước
  • Digging the Floatplane shirt!

    nimoy007nimoy00719 ngày trước
  • Not even talking much about PalmOS, Symbian, Blackberry and Windows CE (mobile...)

    Alexandre CoutureAlexandre Couture19 ngày trước
    • Newton os

      ludde sundströmludde sundström11 ngày trước
  • Comment #400

    KyleKyle19 ngày trước
  • This a 11 minute ad

    Nihad AsadliNihad Asadli19 ngày trước
  • at first, I saw the dislikes and wondered why there are so many, then I read the full title😮😮😮

    BenBen19 ngày trước
  • How can you in good conscience take money from Huawei of all companies. Kinda disgusting and very disappointing. Even keeping aside the morals and the politics, their products are absolutely useless for anyone outside China. Good channels usually are more selective about who they take money from and what products they promote. It's not even a normal video. Literally just an ad.

    Anshuman MalikAnshuman Malik19 ngày trước
  • I think the first smartphone with portrait camera was the HTC One M8 from 2014 with that 4mp depth sensor.

    Anima mundiAnima mundi19 ngày trước
  • Tbh thank god that “other” button works for this one.

    Ryan JohnsonRyan Johnson19 ngày trước
  • How did you manage to get this past regulators? I thought Huawei were forbidden from interacting with American companies

    Molags BallsMolags Balls19 ngày trước
    • @Snazzy Labs Ah okay, that's just what I assumed from American media

      Molags BallsMolags Balls19 ngày trước
    • They’re not.

      Snazzy LabsSnazzy Labs19 ngày trước
  • nice shirt you got there sir!

    wUbwUbwUbwUbwUbwUb19 ngày trước
  • Almost 1 Million my dude! Ahh the LG Prada and iPhone Drama. I still have my sharp aquos somewhere.

    Danny WingetDanny Winget19 ngày trước
    • @Snazzy Labs Really appreciate that you realise the mistake! Anyway, hope you reach there soon!

      Tech AisleTech Aisle18 ngày trước
    • Thanks dude! Videos like this ain’t gonna get me there it seems 😂

      Snazzy LabsSnazzy Labs19 ngày trước
  • Bait and Switch, Classy

    Cathal SweeneyCathal Sweeney19 ngày trước
  • You tech reviewers should be ashamed of yourselves to even mention the name Huawei after it was proven that they're helping the CCP in China to oppress and mass murder the Uyghurs! SHAME ON YOU!

    Alla3en AlrasmiAlla3en Alrasmi19 ngày trước
  • Bruh, just be honest with us and say that its a huawei phone review

    Arjo DasArjo Das19 ngày trước
  • Given the amount of rude and unhelpful negativity around this video, I'll try to be more constructive. I've always liked your deep dives into esoteric tech, and the first half of the video gave me those same vibes. Seeing the pedigree of the modern smartphone developing over time was great, and highlighting key milestones was neat; after a while, you forget where certain trends actually originated. I'd love to see an expanded series on this, perhaps with a few hands on with the notible standouts. Visuals and editing were the Snazzy Labs standard, and Quinn is "always a win". Conversely, the second half of the video felt like a very standard "read the talking points" script, with little disclaimer or opportunity to skip. Not saying the name of competitors is a good example of where I could feel the heel of the corporation pressing down. It didn't feel natural, went on too long and muddied with the earlier content in a way that makes me question it's accuracy. If Huawei had so much editorial control, what other devices from major competitors did you have to miss out in the timeline to keep them happy? I'm glad you're getting sponsors- you've more than earned them, and deserve to get paid...particularly with custom fridges and bathroom renovations on the line. However, a bit more of a clear delineation between sponsored and non-sponsored content would be appreciated, both in the title of the video and in the segway between the two, as well as presentation style that feels less "corporate". I don't think you are lying about the product, or would parot talking points you don't agree with, but I don't enjoy seeing you speak but hearing Huawei talk...particularly given their already questionable buisness practises. Hope this helps!

    SeasurferSeasurfer19 ngày trước
    • @Snazzy Labs No worries. Hope it didn't come across as harsh or ungrateful- I'm just some random dude on the internets after all. Content is still stellar, and I look forward to you hitting the big 1 million real soon :)

      SeasurferSeasurfer19 ngày trước
    • Thanks for the feedback. I’ll be sure to make improvements. Cheers.

      Snazzy LabsSnazzy Labs19 ngày trước
  • I had the Samsung wave. It was stolen at school

    Lewis Can't PlayLewis Can't Play19 ngày trước
  • People get used to the Ads, Chinas coming in hot with the ad campaigns

    Владимир СавићВладимир Савић19 ngày trước
  • You should promote CCP phone next, what a f sellout

    TwiTVTwiTV19 ngày trước
  • Stop click baiting. I was waiting for you to mention Sony's innovations smfh

    S_TechiExperienceS_TechiExperience19 ngày trước
  • Wow... I expected a lot more "history" than this. For those who didn’t watch: technically the first smart phone… SKIP most of the actual innovations and smartphones that many people would have likely made the jump from dumb to smart phones (Blackberry, palm, Windows phone, etc, etc, etc) Skip those… Cut right to the iPhone... Touch on 4G... Huawei, Huawei Huawei...Who would sit through a video about the history of the smartphone, anyway? Certainly not "business peoples and tech enthusiasts" What an interesting execution for an ad disguised as an informative video. If I’m being fair, Huawei paid for this ad. You could have left every word you said about the Huawei stuff and that would have been fine. I get it. That’s how you get paid. The problem came in when there was so little actual content beyond the ad; I’m surprised you bothered with the “history” part at all.

    x219cx219c19 ngày trước
  • I still mock and deride iPhones for not having physical keyboards. On-screen keyboards haven't gotten any less terrible just because everyone else has followed Apple's contemptable example.

    Scott ButlerScott Butler19 ngày trước
  • Didn't you break the law by doing business with Huawei since you're based in the US? Also pretty shit ad- forgets to mention Huawei runs a shitty Android fork and has no Google play services. Also that they're the espionage arm of a totalitarian regime and provides technology to help the CCP round up and track Uighurs and as such are complicit in an ongoing genocide.

    Jon CarllJon Carll19 ngày trước
  • Selling your hard earned reputation is not worth it bro

    Krishna RKrishna R19 ngày trước
  • Quinn, I genuinely love your content, but this was a miss. Not as big of a miss as the MKBHD Buick video, but still a miss. It felt like a Huawei commercial, and the biggest flaws of the phone (ie no gApps and the company being banned in the US) were left out. The first half about the history was great, but then once we got to the now the video became a clear commercial.

    John DeBrinoJohn DeBrino19 ngày trước
  • The ad was obnoxiously long and Huawei... that Harmony OS is not what they've made it out to be says it all (and yes, especially with cameras they have done some innovation; that doesn't make up for it). And the light-hearted shot at MrMobile was not appreciated, especially since he is very open and transparent with his videos.

    Tams80Tams8019 ngày trước
    • @Snazzy Labs The mocking of the "phones were more interesting when they were old" opinion. Sorry if that wasn't your intent (which it seems it wasn't). However, the video was still rather too much ad. Ads are perfectly fine in moderation, but come on... Not to mention it being Huawei, but that's best left for discussion elsewhere.

      Tams80Tams8018 ngày trước
    • I did not make a shot at MrMobile! I’d never. What part did you feel was? Thanks.

      Snazzy LabsSnazzy Labs19 ngày trước
  • Click bite, Huawei phone.

    goforstevegoforsteve19 ngày trước
    • Click, bite Huawei phone.

      PrampajPrampaj18 ngày trước
  • that Simon Phone still has a bigger screen than the primary Galaxy fold screen

    Pranav KulkarniPranav Kulkarni19 ngày trước
  • Oh boy idk about this video chief. A phone without Google support, and not available in the states? Long advert instead of actual video. Yikes.

    Brandon LeeBrandon Lee20 ngày trước
  • You forgot about the Ericsson R380s.....that was a smartphone for it's time!

    djsinusoiddjsinusoid20 ngày trước
  • The video feels rushed in a weird way. The small shutter angle in the talking head shoot results in a unnatural and jarring lack of motion blur. There is a lot of phones references crammed in the first half of the video, the part actually about the history of smartphone, all with illustrations that indicates the effort put in the research and the editing. But it feels more like an enumeration of new smartphones/specs than a analytic view on the evolution of smartphones, which is what I would expect from a Snazzy Labs video titled the way it is. The video is fine, but the title sets expectations that aren't met by the content in the video, a better title could have been "How far have smartphones come ? - History of smartphones & Mate 40 Overview". I really don't mind the video being sponsored by Huawei (a newly wed must have some bills to pay), the Mate 40 seems to actually be very close to the penicle of smartphone, it's an interesting way present that fact through an historical lens. It's somewhat remarkable that Huawei sponsored a video in which other brands are mentioned, for a phone most Snazzy Labs' audience won't even consider buying. Finally, I hope the subject will be revisited in a longer more analytical video ! Also, great Floatplane t-shirt 😁

    Antoine ThuriaultAntoine Thuriault20 ngày trước
  • S21 is my phone of choice

    Ryan _Ryan _20 ngày trước
  • 1,000,000 imprisoned Uighurs demand that I stop watching your channel. You will do anything for money. You have no credibility and no soul.

    Dan ChatkaDan Chatka20 ngày trước
  • Save your time, this is just another Ad, not a history of smartphones. Dislike.

    Andy VAndy V20 ngày trước
  • if promotional videos like this become frequent, i *will* be pressing the dislike button.

    andrejvgoandrejvgo20 ngày trước
  • This video is a disgrace. It’s an ad-sponsored by one of the most unethical companies in the world, in fact-one that helps to administer prison camps for ethnic minorities-for a terrible Chinese spying and espionage tool (sorry, “consumer product”). What’s worse is that you clearly went to great lengths to trick the viewer into thinking that it isn’t an ad by rushing through only the legal bare minimum disclosure, not to mention the fact that the title doesn’t describe the actual video in any way. An apology to your viewers is warranted.

    Gabriel Jacoby-CooperGabriel Jacoby-Cooper20 ngày trước
  • “Shell out the shekels” made me chuckle out loud

    JacksMacintoshJacksMacintosh20 ngày trước
  • SponsorBlock cut out almost 8 mins from this video lol

    tman2damaxtman2damax20 ngày trước
  • I personally use the iPhone 11 little more than 1 year on. And frankly I am getting less and less excited about new phones. Not because they are not getting better, but because what I have is plenty good enough for me what I am doing with it oh and the marginal improvements and specs don't matter to me on the user level I am at. I see people crying because of the notch and so on. To be honest I do not think it affects my phones functionality on the display front enough that I should be angry about this. If i think of it deeper. It does not matter at all. when I am going to swap this phone? when it becomes slow to the level of annoyance. and I guess this means I still easily have 2 good years left.

    Gábor VértesiGábor Vértesi20 ngày trước
  • Ok, dude I love your channel and the videos u make, but this one wasn’t what I would expect a guy like u post ... an ad with a misleading title ...

    Sahand RahmdelSahand Rahmdel20 ngày trước
  • Is this an Huawei ad

    Manoj VutukuruManoj Vutukuru20 ngày trước