Video: The Engineer Guy Explains How The First Phone Turned Into Your Phone

Once upon a time, “cell phones” weighed about a pound and performed only one function: placing calls. No games, no cameras, no texting. Not even a screen.

Today, we’re so spoiled by LTE coverage, apps, and beautiful touchscreens — and yet, we still manage to find things wrong with them. The battery life sucks! The buttons aren’t squishy enough! The touchscreen doesn’t touch me back! Whine, whine, whine.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying those criticisms aren’t necessary; without them, innovation would die. But isn’t it only fair to have some grasp on what OEMs are up against when they sit down to engineer the latest and greatest smartphone? Bill the Engineer Guy reminds us of that today with this video — it’s 5 minutes or so of entertainment, and you might just learn a thing or two. Enjoy!

[via Makezine]