Even though the smartphone industry these days feels like a uniform line up of similar looking designs, a long time ago, companies used to experiment quite a lot. People still reminisce about these phones, and while some of the designs were decidedly weird, others are still loved by a number of people for one reason or another.
I did a little digging, and came up with some of the weirdest phone designs people are still discussing about over on sites like Reddit:
- Siemens SX1: because why wouldn’t you hold your phone like that and type from the edges.
- Nokia 3650: are you sure that’s a phone?
- Nokia 7600: hey, I remember this phone; Nokia sure experimented a lot.
- Xperia Play: how would you like a phone with a dual-shock controller built in?
- Kyocera Echo: wait, ZTE Axon M? No…
- Microsoft Kin: Wait, this looks cute… I wonder why it failed.
- Motorola V70: Excuse me while I return this to our alien overlords.
This is not an exhaustive list by any means, and I’m sure there are a number of other phones with weird and unorthodox designs. So share your thoughts on these phones, and other phones that you think have a weird design in the comments section below.