Mobiles phones seemed to have reached a stagnant design consisting of the same old rectangular screen, side buttons, speakers and charging port. With most phones looking so similar, how can phone companies create distinct and unique phones to differentiate themselves and the masses? Below are some of the phones that attract attention for its design and style that you don’t often see every day.
Yotaphone 2 is a one of a kind phone you can ever find right now. Manufactured by Yota, it features both LCD and E-Ink screens placed back to back. The main feature of E-Ink screen is that, it consumes low power. If you are reading an eBook, E-Ink display only consumes power when turning to a new page, and not while you are reading it. With YotaMirror, you can project full functional Android onto the E-Ink screens, which can extend the battery life considerably.
LG G Flex
This curved screen phone manufactured by LG, bends around the horizontal axis. The curvature is said to provide a more immersive and panoramic viewing experience while holding it in a horizontal orientation. The phone also features a ‘self-healing’ coating on the back cover which can repair minor scratches made to it.
Samsung Galaxy Round
Unlike the LG G Flex, Samsung’s Galaxy Round is the first ever curved phone which bends around the vertical axis. The shape of the phone conforms naturally on the palm.
Samsung Galaxy Edge
The Note Edge has a secondary or side curved screen which allow users to interact with the phone in a different way. It acts as an independent strip of screen which can show notifications directly with minimal disruption. The curved edge is also customizable with different widgets or just to provide access to frequently used apps.
To get the bezels thinner, LG has designed the LG G2 in a way that all the sides buttons are placed at the back below the camera lens. While using the phone, the index finger will naturally be placed on the buttons for easy access. With LG G2’s design being a great success, LG has followed this design philosophy and adopted the rear button layout to the LG G Flex, LG G3, LG Optimus G Pro 2.
Sharp Aquos Crystal
With phone’s bezels getting thinner and thinner, non can truly claim the spot for the thinnest bezels phone. The bezels literally run up to the edge of the phone all around, except for the chin where all the sensors live. With the lack of the earpiece, Sharp utilizes Direct Wave Receiver which vibrates the entire front panel of the display to get the sound into your ears. Because of this, you can place your ear anywhere on the display.
A successor to the Oppo N1, Oppo N3 also sports 1 rotating camera which acts as both a primary and selfie camera. N3 however has a motorized camera module controllable by a device called the ‘O-Click’. The ‘O-Click’ can remotely rotate the camera and also take shots with a click of a button.