5 smartphones that broke Guiness World Records

5 smartphones that broke Guiness World Records
On 10 November 1951, Sir Hugh Beaver, then marketing director of the Guinness Breweries, went on a shooting party in the North Slob, by the River Slaney in County Wexford, Ireland. Find it on Google Maps, it's an amazing place. Anyway, after missing a shot at a golden plover, the gentleman found himself in an argument over which was the fastest game bird in Europe, the golden plover or the red grouse? 

In the heat of the moment, Sir Beaver realised that it was impossible to confirm in reference books (what they used before, you know, Wikipedia) whether or not the golden plover was Europe's fastest game bird. Falling short on substance behind his educated argument, Beaver knew that there must be numerous other questions debated nightly in pubs throughout Ireland and abroad, but there was no book in the world with which to settle said arguments about records. Perhaps the noble sir knew little of the club law. But nevertheless, he gained a valuable idea! He realised then that a book supplying the answers to this sort of question might prove successful, and this is the short briefing on how the Guinness World Records were born.

Throughout the course of history, many animate and inanimate objects have entered the pages of this peculiar reading. Many of them gained fame or notoriety because of it. As of recent, smartphones too have become Guinness record material! Here's a brief showcase of 5 record-breaking smartphones for your entertainment.

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23 Comments

1. Fonepad

Posts: 3; Member since: Jun 11, 2015

What about most sold smartphone ? And highest grossing smartphone company ever? The numbers in the article aren't what's most impressive!

7. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

It's not the criteria in the Guinness world records.

10. sgodsell

Posts: 7206; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

I like number 5. Dual core processors were state of the art back in 2011. Now somebody tell that to Apple and their iPhones. I am still amazed that people will buy Apples old tech, and call it state of the art in today's world. Not to mention the ridiculous prices they charge for an iPhone 6.

13. Galaxy_Apple

Posts: 129; Member since: May 24, 2015

it's more about iO.S vs android as long as Apple has iO.S they will sell phones and do fine even with supposedly older hardware same thing with Nokia vs iPhone back in 2008/09. iPhone is all about the software and brand name not hardware specs. P.S I enjoy my galaxy phones more.

11. Fonepad

Posts: 3; Member since: Jun 11, 2015

those are records too. And more interesting, IMO

2. waddup121 unregistered

LG best company confirmed...

3. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

Isn't the Vivo X5Max the world's thinnest phone now?

4. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

I know it isn't a smartphone, but the snapdragon 810 is the first processor to transform into an oven. Perfect for having cookies!

5. rj_78

Posts: 74; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Yes, SD chipset really heats a lot and people keep bashing on mobile companies. Not only 810 but also 615.

18. Niva.

Posts: 440; Member since: Jan 05, 2015

Well.. they're called snap DRAGONS for a reason, what did you expect?

6. dimas

Posts: 3343; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

I want to submit the PA patriots team as trolls making the most number of comments in this website.

8. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

No sense records.

9. nahusiv

Posts: 100; Member since: Apr 20, 2015

as always, the vivo x5 max never recognized as the actual thinnest

12. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

The last one looks like a mini sized S6 Edge...dual curve screen? lol

15. InmortanJoe

Posts: 14; Member since: May 23, 2015

It really looks like a mini S6 Edge!!! xD

14. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

Dual cores are obsolete tell that to apple lol they haven't even used a quad yet. and they will never have a reason to change as long as the apps in their app store continue to focus on single core instead of multi core performance. apple's dual core A8 is truly impressive and the tri core A8X is and absolute monster. if apple designs a quad core that has the same single core performance if not better than the A8X the geek bench multi-core score would be above above 6000.

16. shahrooz

Posts: 792; Member since: Sep 17, 2013

iPhone: most idiots in a line for a whole night. I don't have anything against apple fans but standing in a line a whole night for a(any) phone?

17. chenski

Posts: 759; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

Your right, lets go tell them!

19. gaming64 unregistered

I don't see anyone being idiotic. They love iProducts, but then who cares, the only thing I see that's wrong is the immaturity of most people here in phoneArena.

22. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

while other guy just pre-order their smartphone without moving single step from their home

20. lylee73

Posts: 84; Member since: Mar 18, 2015

Now why not the guy from Guiness World Records declare Asus Zenfone 2 for being the first phone to have 4GB RAM?

21. lamseunyau

Posts: 38; Member since: Apr 27, 2015

You forgot that Nokia 3310 is the hardest phone know to mankind

23. ppoojavermaa

Posts: 45; Member since: Mar 18, 2015

Guniess Book Really :p lol

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