May 28, 2023

brick! Find out which cell phone made the first call

This past Monday (3) marked the 50th anniversary of the first official call from a mobile phone. Named the DynaTAC 8000X, the device made its first transmission.

But if you have been complaining about the big smartphones you might have, let’s change your mind now. That’s because this historic device weighed about 1.4 kilograms. It sure was awful to get a phone call from him.

Today let’s talk about the DynaTAC 8000X, which was part of a completely historic moment. Check out some of the details and curiosities about this device now.

What device made the first phone call?

Dubbed the DynaTAC 8000X, it was a Motorola device and was responsible for making the first call from a mobile phone, on April 3, 1973. The pioneer of this amazing movement was Martin Cooper, the engineer who worked for Motorola and earned the nickname “Mobile Dad.”

Before this big move, the cell phone had to stay inside the car, because there were whole tools to make it work. So when Cooper made his first call, he called the AT&T operator to say he was able to complete the call without needing an operator at either end.

Despite this great achievement, the DynaTAC 8000X was marketed just ten years after Martin Cooper made the call. It went from 13kg to 1.1kg and didn’t depend on the car’s battery to function. It had its own battery pack and could hold a call for up to thirty minutes.

To reach a full charge, a cell phone needs to stay ten hours in the socket. That was a long time ago, if we believe that today there are devices that charge in an hour at most. Another interesting point is that a cell phone can store only thirty phones in memory.

Finally, the mobile phone lasted only thirty minutes of conversation and the entire device reached 33 cm. To give you an idea, the largest iPad available for sale is 12.5cm. In addition, in its modification, the DynaTAC 8000X has acquired a small screen so that the user can see which number he was calling.