Most of us outside of Japan live in a world dominated by slab phones. Sure, they’re getting easier to tolerate as manufacturers like HTC and Nokia push the boundaries of hardware design. But they don’t have hinges for fun folder action, they don’t snap satisfyingly closed at the end of a frustrating call, and they don’t fit as well in a pocket.
How I feel about a new smartphone is shaped by every device I’ve ever owned. My experiences over the past eight years affect my perception of new devices. You come here, in part, to read our impressions of these new phones. Some of you weigh these impressions when making buying decisions. So doesn’t it make sense that you know where I’m coming from? I think so. So today, I’m sharing with you a rundown of all the smartphones I’ve ever owned.