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The infographic below attempts to put it all into perspective by breaking down how much many of the functions a smartphone performs would cost in 1985.

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  1. Watcher
    September 19, 2016 at 12:48 pm

    This is so horrendous and inaccurate!

  2. Ed
    February 29, 2016 at 10:03 pm

    $640 for a radio? Seriously?

  3. Davin Peterson
    February 24, 2016 at 1:14 pm

    As show on top, Motorola invented the mobile phone

  4. Roger J. Caldwell
    February 24, 2016 at 11:07 am

    I guess you wanted to pick the "high-end" equivalents. It would be considerably less if you went with a Panasonic CD player & boombox. :)

  5. GodSponge (EB)
    February 24, 2016 at 6:24 am

    A smart watch is hardly included with a smart phone. Otherwise an interesting graphic.

    • Jeremy
      February 24, 2016 at 10:03 am

      It says "digital watch", not smart watch.

    • GodSponge (EB)
      February 24, 2016 at 11:40 am

      Well the picture is of a smart watch.

    • Stephen
      June 5, 2016 at 11:28 pm

      Oh honey, it's a calculator watch.

  6. Phil N
    February 24, 2016 at 5:39 am

    Encyclopedia isn't really included with the cost of the phone it's included with the cost of the service, on top of the phone cost. Same for TV.

    • Sam
      February 24, 2016 at 10:32 pm

      Wikipedia, the free Encyclopedia (Free)

      Crackle, Hulu (Free)

  7. Pashminu Mansukhani
    February 24, 2016 at 4:43 am

    Interesting info graphic. Thank you, for sharing.

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