10 peculiar, weird, and plain ugly cell phones

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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61. serpent

Posts: 2; Member since: Nov 23, 2013

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

60. serpent

Posts: 2; Member since: Nov 23, 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.

59. wilsonbooster

Posts: 5; Member since: Sep 05, 2013

I hate such kind of cell phones. cellphoneboosterstore.com

58. SavageLucy42

Posts: 211; Member since: Mar 24, 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.

55. cangie

Posts: 14; Member since: Jul 31, 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..

54. itriker

Posts: 6; Member since: Aug 12, 2012

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

49. Raymond_htc

Posts: 430; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

HTC PHONES WILL NEVER BE IN THIS SEGMENT! HA!

43. Phoneguy2000

Posts: 5; Member since: Jul 14, 2012

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

50. Raymond_htc

Posts: 430; Member since: Apr 06, 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.

39. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

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

44. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 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

36. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 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!

30. RapidCat

Posts: 351; Member since: Jun 12, 2012

8. Virgin Lobster 700 look like ATM machine

26. whysoserious

Posts: 318; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

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

27. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Only today people relates swastika with nazis... Actually swastika was even before nazis, Hitler just copied it. :) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swastika

24. nghtwng68

Posts: 108; Member since: Nov 26, 2009

Can so one say very creepy on #10 Elfoid.

22. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Ha! "Virgin Lobster"...

21. dman72

Posts: 9; Member since: Mar 10, 2012

anyone else notice a swastika on the golden budha phone?

23. shadowcell

Posts: 300; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

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

20. shnibz

Posts: 523; Member since: Sep 18, 2011

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

15. fatexo

Posts: 221; Member since: May 21, 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

14. MartyK

Posts: 1045; Member since: Apr 11, 2012

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

19. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

you're kidding right?

48. Raymond_htc

Posts: 430; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

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

13. IgorEfremenko

Posts: 110; Member since: Nov 30, 2011

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

12. MalakiMills

Posts: 257; Member since: Jun 15, 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.

11. buccob

Posts: 2981; Member since: Jun 19, 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)

17. Nick_T

Posts: 187; Member since: May 27, 2011

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

18. g2a5b0e unregistered

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

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