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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60 Comments

1. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 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

31. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 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

33. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

how much does it cost ?

35. ivanprskalo

Posts: 124; Member since: Dec 09, 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..

45. Raymond_htc

Posts: 430; Member since: Apr 06, 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.......

42. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 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).

41. lukasound

Posts: 152; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

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

52. IamYourFather6657

Posts: 321; Member since: Jul 01, 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)

51. IamYourFather6657

Posts: 321; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

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

56. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 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

57. IamYourFather6657

Posts: 321; Member since: Jul 01, 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

5. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

motorola flipout is kinda good looking, atleast IMO.

6. Giggity

Posts: 147; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

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

8. g2a5b0e unregistered

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.

9. cj100570

Posts: 204; Member since: May 12, 2009

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

16. g2a5b0e unregistered

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

10. eDiesel

Posts: 142; Member since: Mar 17, 2012

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

11. buccob

Posts: 2972; 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: 186; 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.

28. 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

29. buccob

Posts: 2972; Member since: Jun 19, 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..

38. Pancholo

Posts: 380; Member since: Feb 27, 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.

47. Raymond_htc

Posts: 430; Member since: Apr 06, 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.

53. IamYourFather6657

Posts: 321; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

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

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.

13. IgorEfremenko

Posts: 108; 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.

14. MartyK

Posts: 1043; 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!

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