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10 peculiar, weird, and plain ugly cell phones

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10 peculiar, weird, and plain ugly cell phones
Over the years, we've had the pleasure to check out a great deal of well-designed, feature-rich phones: the Samsung Galaxy S III, the iPhone 4S, the Motorola DROID RAZR, to name a few. However, every once in a while, some company decides to make a phone that is different, either in terms of looks or functionality, or both. Most of these, how should we call them, experiments, do not end up well, as you are about to see.

We have selected 10 weird, unattractive cell phones, almost all of which were actually on the market. Yes, people did buy them, despite their unorthodox appearance. Just flick through the slideshow below and check them out. As usual, leave us a line in the comments should you think we've missed a handset that could have been on the list.


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posted on 10 Aug 2012, 09:39 11

1. Nikolas.Oliver (Posts: 1340; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


RIM BlackBerry Porsche, Damn i hate that phone so much, the price is ridiculous, seriously $2000 for that shit ? c'mon you can get 2 galaxy s3 with that amount of money

posted on 10 Aug 2012, 15:30 1

31. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 4600; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Talking about weird phones, TELE2 sell this phone in my country, it is called "BearPhone":

It is real phone just for kids, few main buttons: one to answer, one to drop call, one to call for mommy, one to call for daddy, one to call for grandfather or grandmother and one for a friend (there is more buttons).

Here is how it looks and other info: http://goo.gl/dqDSG

Also wisit web page to see how it look (p.s. nice sound track):

http://www.meskafonas.lt

posted on 10 Aug 2012, 22:09 1

33. Nikolas.Oliver (Posts: 1340; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


how much does it cost ?

posted on 10 Aug 2012, 23:12 1

35. ivanprskalo (Posts: 102; Member since: 09 Dec 2010)


I just HATE when someone attacs BOXY design as not pretty.
To me it is the design that I want. I especialy like NXT Xperia seias for that, many other nokia and SE phones.
I just HATe rounded angles because I don't want my phone looks like SOAP or d.i.c.k... or something..

posted on 12 Aug 2012, 02:49

45. Raymond_htc (Posts: 430; Member since: 06 Apr 2012)


Oh.. then i am afraid you hate the samsung galaxy S3, and the HTC One X...

Dude, wake up! rounded edged phones don't look like a dddddiiicccckkkk or a soap.. they look sophisticated. Modern. Futuristic. 21st CENTURY.

Your boxed out phone is so impractical. Its sharp in its edges. and also, difficult to put it into your pocket. Boxy phones..... also looked cheap, very heavy and very fat. Change your mindset, man... your mind is stuck in the 90's.. with all those brick phones.......

posted on 11 Aug 2012, 07:59

42. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 4600; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Sorry, I don't know, I didn't find current cost on the internet, need to go to TELE2 shop, but as I remember it should be about 30 - 50 USD (without any contract).

posted on 11 Aug 2012, 05:31 1

41. lukasound (Posts: 149; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)


omg, i love this phone! :)
the usb connector is awkwardly positioned :P

posted on 12 Aug 2012, 11:00

52. IamYourFather6657 (Posts: 321; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


oh god they really treat kids like idiots
Kids are quick learners
My cousins are playing with their parent's smartphones and tabs ! The youngest one is like 5
although they are controlled to not to play to long
and if are educated to not to throw or drop the phone and treat the phone carefully if not they get some beatings (asian culture)

posted on 12 Aug 2012, 10:57

51. IamYourFather6657 (Posts: 321; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


if you can afford it , why not ?
You are typing this because you CANT afford it
It looks very classy

posted on 14 Aug 2012, 05:05

56. Nikolas.Oliver (Posts: 1340; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


yes i admit that i can't afford it, but even if i can afford it, i wouldn't buy it, $1700 for that phone ? nope thankyou, better buy S3 or iPhone

posted on 14 Aug 2012, 06:01

57. IamYourFather6657 (Posts: 321; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


I can't afford it too l as I am only a 17 year old student
The blackberry porsche is meant to be a status symbol and there is where it will stay
The features are better than Vertu's and it is much cheaper
+ it looks so cool and classy and I will use this phone for taking calls only I will do whatever I want to do (games , web browsing ) on my tablet
If you can afford it , you probably earn more than usd15000 a month anyway

posted on 10 Aug 2012, 09:51 20

5. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


motorola flipout is kinda good looking, atleast IMO.

posted on 10 Aug 2012, 09:52 2

6. Giggity (Posts: 147; Member since: 17 Nov 2011)


Nokia 7280 should top this list...in terms of horrible and impractical design.

posted on 10 Aug 2012, 10:05 2

8. g2a5b0e (Posts: 1929; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


I'm not even sure what to say about that Elfoid. If that's for real, the fact that something like that has reached even the conceptual stage is just ridiculous.

posted on 10 Aug 2012, 10:10 8

9. cj100570 (Posts: 198; Member since: 12 May 2009)


The Porsche isn't peculiar, weird, or plain ugly! I personally wouldn't buy it but it looks rather traditional.

posted on 10 Aug 2012, 11:06 4

16. g2a5b0e (Posts: 1929; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


I agree. I wouldn't buy it either (or any other Blackberry for that matter), but I think it's a good looking phone.

posted on 10 Aug 2012, 10:11 1

10. eDiesel (Posts: 141; Member since: 17 Mar 2012)


Where are the HTC and huawei phones?????

posted on 10 Aug 2012, 10:17 4

11. buccob (Posts: 1046; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


What about the Swastika in the middle of the image 4 Phone.

(I know this symbol means a lot of things, but I wouldn't be carrying a phone with a nazi symbol in the middle)

posted on 10 Aug 2012, 11:06 2

17. Nick_T (Posts: 123; Member since: 27 May 2011)


Тhat is а sauwastika and it's a different thing.

posted on 10 Aug 2012, 11:12 3

18. g2a5b0e (Posts: 1929; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


I agree with you. It's unfortunate that the Nazis misappropriated a symbol that stood for good long before they came into existence.

posted on 10 Aug 2012, 13:31 1

28. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 4600; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Only today people relates swastika with nazis...
Actually swastika was even before nazis, Hitler just copied it. :)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swastika

posted on 10 Aug 2012, 15:08

29. buccob (Posts: 1046; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


yes this is correct, and that is why I would never have that phone in europe/america today.... Maybe 70 years ago, or in asia only..

posted on 11 Aug 2012, 00:39 1

38. Pancholo (Posts: 370; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)


"...wouldn't be carrying a phone with a nazi symbol..."

Funny that you mention beforehand that the symbol means a lot of things. You are the one still feeding off and feeding everyone else with such misconception by saying statements like that.

Go ahead - tell some Buddhists to burn or hide their "nazi symbols" from the public.

People suck.

posted on 12 Aug 2012, 05:17

47. Raymond_htc (Posts: 430; Member since: 06 Apr 2012)


its a buddhists' phone - thats not a nazi symbol..... don't be religous racist.

Before you say i am a buddhist, i'll have you know i am a christian.

posted on 12 Aug 2012, 11:08

53. IamYourFather6657 (Posts: 321; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


oh come on people there are buddhist on this site
well i am and i wasnt offended

posted on 10 Aug 2012, 10:23 2

12. MalakiMills (Posts: 255; Member since: 15 Jun 2010)


Am I the only one Google-ing the wrist phone? Got to be honest here, I think I would wear that one a regular basis if for nothing else other than a laugh.

posted on 10 Aug 2012, 10:40 4

13. IgorEfremenko (Posts: 31; Member since: 30 Nov 2011)


Actually, I find #1,2,3 and 4 quite attractive. Or at least much more interesting comparing to boring iPhone clones.

posted on 10 Aug 2012, 10:53 1

14. MartyK (Posts: 669; Member since: 11 Apr 2012)


No!, the The Sprint Kyocera Echo ..should had made the list..

posted on 10 Aug 2012, 11:17 1

19. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


you're kidding right?

posted on 12 Aug 2012, 05:19

48. Raymond_htc (Posts: 430; Member since: 06 Apr 2012)


the Echo is a very creative and innovative phone! Not some ugly piece of gadget!

posted on 10 Aug 2012, 11:00 2

15. fatexo (Posts: 59; Member since: 21 May 2010)


one of my friend had that Toshiba G450 with her.. first time i saw it, i thought why would someone carry their air conditioner's remote with them..?? :P

posted on 10 Aug 2012, 11:46

20. shnibz (Posts: 153; Member since: 18 Sep 2011)


My friend at work has a Motorola Clutch i465.....its pretty terrible in the looks department

posted on 10 Aug 2012, 11:56

21. dman72 (Posts: 9; Member since: 10 Mar 2012)


anyone else notice a swastika on the golden budha phone?

posted on 10 Aug 2012, 12:41 4

23. shadowcell (Posts: 300; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)


Yeah, I believe it's the Buddhist symbol for eternity.

posted on 10 Aug 2012, 12:19 3

22. Commentator (Posts: 2183; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


Ha! "Virgin Lobster"...

posted on 10 Aug 2012, 12:45

24. nghtwng68 (Posts: 71; Member since: 26 Nov 2009)


Can so one say very creepy on #10 Elfoid.

posted on 10 Aug 2012, 13:01

26. whysoserious (Posts: 313; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


Wait a sec. is that Nazi symbol on the buddha phone?

posted on 10 Aug 2012, 13:25 1

27. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 4600; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Only today people relates swastika with nazis...
Actually swastika was even before nazis, Hitler just copied it. :)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swastika

posted on 10 Aug 2012, 15:09 1

30. RapidCat (Posts: 351; Member since: 12 Jun 2012)


8. Virgin Lobster 700
look like ATM machine

posted on 11 Aug 2012, 00:02

36. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)


i really dont know why RIM made that phone.. but it look nice to me.. but knowing RIM they could do better..... i love what they did with bold 9900 and torch series!! they look more premium!!

i like motorola flipout.. its not that ugly but its weird.. but its unique!!!

i like the idea od having a 3.5" touchscreen and dual boot phone... but the looks look rediculous.. they could do better!

posted on 11 Aug 2012, 00:21 1

37. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 764; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


here some cool and weird phones as well

http://www.mobile-phones-uk.org.uk/nokia-2652.htm

http://www.mobile-phones-uk.org.uk/nokia-2300.htm

http://www.mobile-phones-uk.org.uk/nokia-3300.htm

http://www.mobile-phones-uk.org.uk/nokia-3650.htm

and my favourite of all times
http://www.mobile-phones-uk.org.uk/nokia-5700-xpressmusic.htm

posted on 11 Aug 2012, 01:19 1

39. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)


why all nokia.. they all look great.. not to mention TOUGH!!

posted on 12 Aug 2012, 01:27

44. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 764; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


well i sort of wanted to see some of the old Nokia phones and i went to this website and i though some of them looked funny the twist one i would so buy if it came out today

posted on 11 Aug 2012, 13:06

43. Phoneguy2000 (Posts: 5; Member since: 14 Jul 2012)


haha nazi symbol on no.4 btw why isnt iphone on here??

posted on 12 Aug 2012, 05:23

50. Raymond_htc (Posts: 430; Member since: 06 Apr 2012)


DAMN YOU ALL RELIGIOUS RACIST BSTARDS!!!!!

THAT IS NOT A NAZI SYMBOL! THE BUDDHA IS NOT FROM GERMAN! OMFG!

I am a Christian BTW. before u say i am a buddhist or a Nazi.

posted on 12 Aug 2012, 05:20 1

49. Raymond_htc (Posts: 430; Member since: 06 Apr 2012)


HTC PHONES WILL NEVER BE IN THIS SEGMENT! HA!

posted on 12 Aug 2012, 13:19

54. itriker (Posts: 6; Member since: 12 Aug 2012)


Everyone search 'Nokia 7280' right now.
IT SUX.

posted on 13 Aug 2012, 12:15

55. cangie (Posts: 14; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)


some of these ridiculously priced phones... shines a light on how overpriced some of these "Designer" items are... even purses and shoes and such..

posted on 15 Aug 2012, 14:35

58. SavageLucy42 (Posts: 202; Member since: 24 Mar 2011)


I always thought the Flip-out was kinda cute. And I like the way the keyboard slides out, made it unique.

The Bhudda phone is also kinda cool in a very kitschy way. I'm gonna have to google it so I can see what it looks like from the outside.

posted on 20 Nov 2013, 05:44

59. wilsonbooster (Posts: 5; Member since: 05 Sep 2013)


I hate such kind of cell phones.
cellphoneboosterstore.com

posted on 23 Nov 2013, 23:11

60. serpent (Posts: 2; Member since: 23 Nov 2013)


I heard a lot of comments on the picture 4 buddist phone about a swastika on it. For your imformation a swastika looks like a counter clock wise spinning hurricane, the one on the phone clearly looks like a clock wise spinning hurricane. This symbol on the phone is thecnically considered a sauwastika, a symbol used by many religions although it is never called a sauwastika in any religions. The Nazi symbol is a swastika NOT a sauwastika.

Before you call me a Nazi or buddist, consider the fact that I am atheist.

posted on 06 Dec 2013, 20:25

61. serpent (Posts: 2; Member since: 23 Nov 2013)


Listen up people, i would actually be happy to use phone number 2 or 3.

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