10 of the weirdest (and sometimes ugliest) Samsung phones ever

10 of the weirdest (and sometimes ugliest) Samsung phones ever
Samsung isn’t the world’s largest phone maker by accident. The company released hundreds of mobile phone models in the last decades, and it had the time and resources to experiment with lots and lots of form factors. 

Some of the phones that the South Korean giant introduced over the years were great, some mediocre, and others downright bad. And then there’s the weird category - which, of course, includes a selection of really ugly phones (although some are just odd, without being ugly - even at today’s standards).

We noticed that there haven’t been any weird Samsung handsets in the last few years. That’s probably because it’s hard to make something unusual when everyone’s trending towards simplicity, larger screens, and thinner bezels.

You may already know a few of the handsets presented below (or even owned one), but we’re pretty sure you’ve never seen such a wacky collection in one place. Of course, if you're aware of other unusual or ugly Samsung mobile phones that didn't make it to our list, feel free to mention them in the comments below.

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2. magnanimus

Posts: 565; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

The 5th one looks like a good idea. Don't know why it was cancelled.

14. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Yeah, but one keyboard would have sufficed...

88. TheGenius

Posts: 339; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

It IS one keyboard which can you can slide in any of the 2 directions.

3. VyktorJonas

Posts: 40; Member since: Mar 26, 2014

a friend of mine had the 9th phone years ago and it was cute for that time

5. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

The 5th one actually looks good, better than some recent Samsung phones

7. Super3310

Posts: 91; Member since: May 06, 2014

Typical samsung. Im not hating on their devices tho, but look, their designs. Facepalm

71. The13thKing

Posts: 849; Member since: Feb 26, 2014

lmaoooo. these are years ago conehe*ad.

8. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

Just proves Sammy strides for different, innovative and unique. Personally, I owned number 7 (one of my last attempts [in vain] at Windows Mobiless). Number 10 actually looks cool, gotta' get me one (for nostalgia)!

19. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Yeah, I also thought tha Matrix was cool looking. If somebody could slim it down to 7-8mm and 'up' pops the touch...it would be cool.

62. AntiFanBoyz unregistered

I agree! I love the variety... smartphones are now pretty boring when it comes to formfactor.

9. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Bait article.

25. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

True.

39. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Told you everyone they both are real close friend.

67. AJagtiani

Posts: 466; Member since: Apr 24, 2014

LOL yeah they look like besties.

10. maherk

Posts: 6928; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Number 3 and 4 were a huge hit back in my home country Lebanon, everyone wanted to own one. I remember Beyonce promotion the number 4 model.

11. marcski07

Posts: 600; Member since: Apr 25, 2014

where are the whole Samsung handsets? only note 1-3 are exempted.

12. PBXtech

Posts: 1032; Member since: Oct 21, 2013

Nokia and Motorola have some weird phones too. It's common for companies to try "weird" ideas to see what sticks. Even the Apple Rokr wasn't a great looking device.

18. palmguy

Posts: 982; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

I liked the Upstage. Had a nice battery wallet.

20. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Ugliness of a hater. They reek of condemnation and self pity. Even I don't like something I don't comment on it because I know someone else would like it.

22. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

They should do the same type of story, but with Motorola...

26. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

And Nokia

32. weinerslav

Posts: 126; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

Yeah, it's way too much work to go to the brand page and check by yourself!!!

40. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

But in Nokia, we will see real innovated phones and unique.

51. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

And ugly ones which are worser than Samsung

84. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

And we wont with Motorola?

54. rency0722

Posts: 158; Member since: Jun 12, 2013

7280.

59. Diezparda

Posts: 941; Member since: Oct 23, 2013

7600.

27. tedkord

Posts: 17397; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I had an i760. Nice phone. I wish WP were more like WinMo...

83. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Its getting there. WP is all the things that Win Mo didnt get right while missing what made Win Mo good. 8.1 is step in the right direction.

28. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Phonearena dislikes and hates Samsung

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