Up till now you have been smitten by the impeccable designs and stupendous features of iPhone X, the amazing features of Pixel phones and let’s not forget the charming Samsung Galaxy S8. However, along the run there have been instances of some very weird phones. So let’s go a bit down the memory lane to visit a few very freaky phones in the market!
Haier P7 Pen Phone
Is it a pen or a phone?? The thin pen look-a-like, Haier P7 has a compact shape houses a little camera too. Giving 3 hours of talk time with the battery, this pen phone really is something beyond imagination, not to mention quite weird to about 7 on a scale from 1 to 10.
Nokia perhaps, has a very colorful history with cell phone designs. The design in charge probably does not have the word “no” in their dictionary.
For we have seen some pretty weird stuff coming from the tech giant. N-Gage, a phone that looked like a video game console. Nobody could understand why one would want to look like they’re playing video games all the time. Or at that get the kids all excited just on the thought of a video game console, in fact the thing was a mobile.
Bang and Olufsen Serene
Introduced in collaboration with Samsung, the Serene phone too seemed quite an awkward addition to the cellular log. Looking more like a mini PC with an old fashioned back to basics, circular keypad, the design of the phone is one thing.
But the fact that it requires a screw driver to access the battery and the SIM card is something quite impractical. It felt like more of a showpiece in the museum than to be used as a device for communication. It honestly gets an 8 on a scale of ten for wackiness.
C91 Buddha Phone
As the name says it, shaped like a medieval dial or more like a compass is a luxury gold phone for the wired Buddhists!!It comes with a 2.0 inch display screen, 1.3-megapixel camera, FM radio, dual SIM support, audio and video player, microSD slot and it includes a buddistic music box too.
But the way it opens up like a bronze pocket watch makes it less of a phone than it really is with all the built in features. Like Serene, it bags a score of 8 on 10 for the weirdness it carries.
Siemens Xelibri 6
A makeup compact without the makeup powder; that’s exactly what the Xelibri looks like on first sight. With a size of 84 x 75 x 26 mm and weighing about 89 g the Xelibri wasn’t quite famous and did not have much to offer apart from the compact look-a-like.
With a screen101 x 80 px and 4096 colors it is one of the freakiest phones on the list. It certainly bags a score of 9 on 10 for being stupendously weird.
Virgin Mobile Lobster
Next on the list of weirdness scrutiny, we have the notorious Virgin Lobster. This guy is pretty much on a safe level, for it’s quite like the average cell phone, apart from the slight bulge on one side to give it that exclusive look. It houses the usual Windows Mobile smart phone goodies; good, sharp screen; expandable memory.
However, you won’t get Wi-Fi but what you get is a poor camera, memory expansion is under the SIM a chunky design, 2.5mm headset jack, DAB TV and a radio which doesn’t work on trains. So far it gets a 5 which is pretty decent score, for not being that wacky as the rest.
KFC branded Huaweii
The name says it all!! There are no greater joys in life than gadgets and fried chicken, so why not enjoy them at the same time? KFC gets it: it partnered with Huawei to release a limited edition smartphone. With the specs; 5.5-inch screen, powered by a Snapdragon 425 processor, and comes with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage that can be expanded up to 128GB via a microSD card. There’s also a 3,020mAh battery and a fingerprint scanner.
But the more interesting thing is the Colonel Sanders engraved at the back of the cell. So if you are a fan of food and love colonel Sanders, this is definitely a phone for you. Getting a 6 on 10 for the weirdness part.
And we are back to our favorite weird of all time, Nokia. With its MP3 player look-a-like cellphone 7280, it certainly gets a top place on the list of freaky. It had a couple of cool features including Bluetooth and speakerphone, VGA camera and FM radio and solid call quality.
Yet the alternative design to make the cell stand out didn’t really appeal to audience in general. Hence it gets a good score of 7 on 10 for the wackiness.
Samsung Juke SCH-U740
Let’s not leave behind Samsung in the race, even though now it has the trendiest smartphones, the tech Giant started off with pretty strange stuff to get here. The Juke is an example of one such weirdness. At the time of launch it was considered quite sexy and stylish for the design, but the lack of features thereof didn’t make it as much appealing to the eye.
The lack of video camera, plus it has a few annoying design flaws such as slick buttons and the need to turn the phone upside down to read the screen when it’s closed made it dull and boring.
Sierra Wireless Voq
Last but not the least on the list comes the cell phone with not one but two qwerty typing boards. Smartphone designed for business stuff related to emails and text. Sounded perfect for the businessmen, however, due to a couple of things didn’t become that much popular.
Bulky, with navigation buttons taking some acclimation, no direct POP3 account support and no Bluetooth made it not so cool among the users. It gets a decent 5 for the weird part.
With this we come to an end to the list of some weird phones. Comment in your favorite freaky phone down below!!