Did you know what was the largest and heaviest cell phone ever built?

Did you know what was the largest and heaviest cell phone ever built?

Remember the days when having the smallest cell phone was all the rage? We sure do. Things have definitely changed since then, and the trend seems to have shifted in the opposite direction. The largest cell phone, however, is not some kind of a phablet with a gargantuan display. It isn't a cell phone made to be built into those luxury saloon cars either. It is this one-of-a-kind, scaled-up version of the Samsung SCH-r450 for Cricket Wireless, also known as the Samsung Messenger. 

Clearly, this phone was not something you'd call "mobile". Presented in Chicago on March 11, 2009, the gargantuan gadget was 15 feet wide, 11.2 feet tall, and 2.5 feet thick (4.57 by 3.42 by 0.74 meters). The LED display alone had a diagonal size of 7.46 feet (2.27 meters) and weighed 350 pounds (158.8 kg). Instead of plastic, the contraption's shell was built mostly of wood and metal. 

And yes, the phone worked, as you can see in the video below. It could be used for making calls, for sending text messages, and for most other operations that could be performed with a regular-sized Samsung Messenger. The phone was on display for several days in Chicago, where anyone could go and give it a try. What do you think, is there another phone worthy of being supersized, just for fun? Let us know down in the comments!  


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25 Comments

1. Duketytz

Posts: 534; Member since: Nov 28, 2013

Still better build quality than current Samsung smartphones!

2. Duketytz

Posts: 534; Member since: Nov 28, 2013

But still an awesome marketing strategy from Samsung! They have some of the best marketing people!

3. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

S5 is actually high build quality and durable though? Just because its plastic doesn't mean its bad. I consider the 5S/HTC One low build quality because the metal is not durable at all. Oppo Find 7 has the best balanced build quality IMO right now, titanium a alumnium alloy frame and a carbon fiber back.

5. true1984

Posts: 862; Member since: May 23, 2012

how do you know the m8 isnt durable? from the drop tests i've see it actually is.

6. papss unregistered

I've seen both the s5 and m8 fail and win those test so I think both are durable.. One just looks a million times better than the other.

7. icyrock1

Posts: 307; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

I've dropped my 5S more times than I like to admit; and I haven't yet gotten any dents/scratches/defects. Here's hoping that this post doesn't jinx it, though. >_>

16. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

I bet it wasnt naked. You must have put a 'handcrafted' case like a bulky otterbox. Dont say no, be honest.

19. asun2

Posts: 13; Member since: Mar 03, 2014

People are confusing build quality with premium feel...

4. draconic1991

Posts: 200; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

Seriously...That they make of metal...

8. sniperdroid

Posts: 146; Member since: May 23, 2013

Ain't that the phone your mama has?

11. skinny95black

Posts: 113; Member since: Jan 06, 2013

No it's not big enough

9. palmguy

Posts: 955; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

Does it include a standard1.21 gigawatts battery?

10. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Nothing beats a Nokia in durability and strength.

13. deewinc

Posts: 454; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

Wall huggers trolling all over! SMH!

15. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

I thought it was z ultra lol.

24. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

lol......ouch !

17. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

That's awesome. I bet no other manufacturers can come up with this awesome...beating the Nokia 3310 ~~~

18. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

Too bad the phone is stuck in landscape mode

20. express77 unregistered

its larger than current phones. and lg g10 will be larger than that.

21. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Nice, almost as big as the Xperia Z2 and HTC One M8. The super brick award still goes to the Lumia 920. That thing was freaking huge for a phone with a 4.5 inch screen. Lol

22. fireblade

Posts: 717; Member since: Dec 27, 2013

Galaxy Note 99

23. andynaija

Posts: 1247; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

Haha I remember when I wanted that phone so bad, especially the red one. :D That phone sold really well during its time. A lot of my friends had it. Ohh the years of the feature phones...

25. gd761

Posts: 211; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

The Cellphone that I would like to Suggest to be Supersized would be the HTC ONE. It can then be called the HTC ONE SUPERMAX.

26. tokuzumi

Posts: 1800; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

Are we sure this is heavier than the old cell phones with the battery that would need to be carried around in the suitcase?

27. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1207; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

Wait till Galaxy S10 or Note6.. It will be surely bigger than this phone...

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