When it comes to smartphones, the last few years have felt stagnant, regardless of who got them. We were stuck at home all the time, and with the world slowing down relatively slowly, there was no need to have the latest and greatest. It seemed tertiary.
Then, when I started getting immunized and getting back into the grind, having a high-performance smartphone became important again. I even had the urge to upgrade this year. Because I felt, “If I go back to the world again, I wish I had a cell phone that could take pictures that I didn’t have to edit every time I shared them.” ”
2022 wasn’t the year to convince people who weren’t ready to upgrade before to move on to something cool new, but if you’re already willing to do so, it’s a great year to upgrade. The iPhone 14 Pro, for example, didn’t just step in, it instead shined a light on Apple’s direction, allowing it to take the lead with features like satellite connectivity and full adoption of the eSIM protocol. And while Google’s Pixel 7 Pro still reigns supreme in photography, Samsung’s foldable device makes all other Android phones look dull by comparison.
We tried to make 2022 an exciting year, but for the most part, it was entertaining enough to look forward to. Predictions for next year’s smartphones seem too tempting not to upgrade. But before we can think ahead, we need to take a step back and see how far we’ve come.