The most unusual smartphones

Many modern smartphones are very similar to each other. They are made in the form of a traditional monoblock, the front panel of which is a pier for LCD display and touch keys. The devices with an unusual design becomes everything is more complicated. Almost all of them you can read in this article.

Each manufacturer dreams of as far as possible to reduce the cost of smartphones produced by them. For this company, it is not only for the installation of budget components, but also on the minimum attraction of a designer. After all, the design of a unique appearance in itself is very big money, and you will also have to reconfigure all the equipment in the factory. So it turns out that the current innovations are not surprised by their design. Fortunately, in the smartphone market, breakthroughs occur from time to time. Those or other companies are solved on the experiment, as a result of which some very original telephone appears on the light. All unusual smartphones 2016-2017 will be mentioned just below.

Xiaomi Mi Mix

  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 MSM8996 Pro, 4 kernels, 1300 MHz
  • Memory: 128 GB Rom + 4 GB RAM
  • Main Camera: Double, 16 megapixel, F / 2.0, Optical stabilization
  • Operating system: Android 6.0

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SAMSUNGCompany Over the past few years, there has been a set of patents on the smartphone, the LCD display of which occupies the entire front panel. But before the issue of a particular model with such a design, the case has not yet come. But a competitor from China has hung up, starting selling Xiaomi Mi Mix. The manufacturer itself calls his creation conceptual, which speaks about two things. First, the company does not wait for mass sales. Secondly, there is no continuation output plans - it is possible that it will be the only Xiaomi smartphone with such a design.

We all know that many Chinese smartphones are similar to each other as the twins brothers. But Xiaomi Mi Mix managed to stand out that its LCD display does not have a framework in the upper and side parts of the front panel. Only a narrow strip remains downstairs, on which the touch keys are located, which serve to control the operating system. Everything is in order of the device and with characteristics that include double chamber, 128 GB of permanent memory, battery with a capacity of 4400 mAh and high-speed LTE-A module. Do not like here for some reason, only the aspect ratio of the display, which turned out to be non-standard.


  • High screen resolution;
  • two slots for SIM cards;
  • Very large amount of memory;
  • Ceramic housing;
  • Original facial panel type;
  • Excellent main chamber;
  • Maximum speed of the LTE module;
  • Cream battery with fast charging function;
  • There are many sensors, including a barometer;
  • There is a fingerprint scanner;
  • The USB Type-C connector is used.


  • Weave about 209 g;
  • No memory card slot;
  • 6.4-inch IPS-screen has a non-standard aspect ratio;
  • Virtually the maximum price tag.


  • Processor : Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 MSM8952, 8 nuclei, 1500 MHz
  • Memory : 32 GB ROM + 3 GB RAM
  • Main Camera: 13 MP
  • Operating System: Android 6.0

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This smartphone should like the electrician, plumbing and people of some other professions. The fact is that the main feature of the device, thanks to which it fell into our top, is the presence of a thermal chamber. With this device, you can easily determine which objects are warm, hot and very hot. The heat chamber shows a picture in real time, allowing it to be recorded as a photo or video.

There is also a regular camera here, but it does not stand out - you will find a traditional 13 megapixel module. It must be said that both the apparatus is very different from competitors. There are chopped corners and three mechanical keys. Caterpillar S60 has a moisture-proof and shockproof housing - this is exactly what the design is unusual on modern standards. Otherwise, this is a typical smartphone running android 6.0 and endowed with a large number of wireless modules.


  • Support LTE and Wi-Fi 802.11ac;
  • There is a thermographic chamber;
  • there is water protection;
  • The hull is protected from shocks by MIL-STD-810G military standard;
  • A good 4.7-inch screen with HD-resolution;
  • A sufficiently good main camera;
  • It is possible to install two SIM cards;
  • Large memory stock;
  • Battery capacity reaches 3800 mAh.


  • No some important sensors;
  • Weighs 249 g;
  • Not all for the pocket.


  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996, 4 kernels, 2150 MHz
  • Memory: 64 GB Rom + 4 GB RAM
  • Main Camera: 16 Mp
  • Operating System: Windows 10 Mobile

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Windows fans must evaluate this smartphone for advantage. His main distinguishing feature is the ability to connect to the monitor, after which the mobile operating system is actually turning into a desktop. If you are additionally useful to the keyboard and mouse, you can hardly get a full-fledged computer. In this case, only the amount of memory is capable of embarrassing, but it can be expanded by the system microSD to 2 TB.

It's amazing that even Microsoft itself did not give her smartphones as impressive characteristics. Here is a qualitative metal case. The front panel is a refuge for a 5,96-inch display, the resolution of which reaches 1440 x 2560 pixels. Moreover, the screen is made using AMOLED technology, so that the picture is colorful, and the electricity consumption is noticeably reduced. To please the buyer must also have wireless modules, which include Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.0, LTE-A, and even NFC.

of dignity

  • almost full-fledged Windows on board;
  • Battery capacity reaches 4150 mAh;
  • On the case there is a USB Type-C connector;
  • Wireless charging is supported;
  • There are fingerprint scanners and iris eye;
  • a decent amount of memory;
  • a large number of wireless modules;
  • The resolution of the chambers is 16 and 8 mp;
  • AMOLED-screen has a high resolution.


  • Space price tag;
  • There are certain complaints to the speakers;
  • The operating system seems flawed.


  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 MSM8976, 8 nuclei, 1800 MHz
  • Memory: 32 GB ROM + 3 GB RAM
  • Main chamber: 16 MP, F / 1.8
  • Operating system: Android 6.0

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Large manufacturers of smartphones rarely put experiments. And almost never spend the experiments on their flagships. LG G5 SE is a kind of exception to the rule. South Koreans risked, providing their expensive creation by a modular structure. No, it is impossible to change the processor, the display and some other the most important components. But you can change the battery and a small block connected to it. For example, you can buy a module, supplemented by a shutter button, which should provide more comfortable shooting. But, unfortunately, the undertaking at LG failed. It was planned that replaceable modules will be made by third-party companies. But no one became interested in this idea, and the LG G5 SE is sold is not very good.

As for the remaining characteristics, they only cause positive emotions. The 5.3-inch screen is endowed with a resolution of 1440 x 2560 points, which led to an unusually high pixel density. The built-in camera has a widely opened diaphragm. Nothing bad cannot be said about wireless modules that support almost all the most modern technologies.

of dignity

  • Very high resolution of IPS-display;
  • There is a USB Type-C connector;
  • It is possible to use replaceable modules;
  • a decent amount of memory;
  • Very good basic and frontal chambers;
  • two slots for the SIM card;
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  • There is a fingerprint scanner;
  • The wireless modules include Wi-Fi 802.11ac and LTE-A;
  • relatively low weight (156 g);
  • Cute appearance.


  • The most capacious battery;
  • quite high cost.

YotaPhone 2

  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, 4 kernels, 2260 MHz
  • Memory: 32 GB ROM + 2 GB RAM
  • Main chamber: 8 Mp
  • Operating system: Android 4.4

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The most unusual smartphones should be able to surprise. And the Russian YotaPhone 2 strikes from the first seconds. It seems to be a familiar monoblock. But only before the first launch, after which the rear panel turns into a second screen created on the basis of electronic paper. Let it be black and white, but the information on it can be displayed even at a time when the device is in standby mode. And such a screen almost does not consume electricity. Read on it books and some notes - one pleasure!

Do not think that in a few years that have passed since the release of the smartphone, the characteristics have time to be outrage. Yes, now you can easily buy a device with more advanced components. But no phone will offer the second screen. Yes, and it is worth Yotaphone 2 now much cheaper than any flagship. At the same time, it can work in LTE networks and transmit data by Wi-Fi 802.11ac. You can regret here only about the main and frontal chambers that have a resolution of 8 and 2.1 Mp.

of the dignity

  • a decent memory capacity for such a device;
  • The main screen was created using Amoled technology;
  • Very high pixel density;
  • there is an additional display;
  • a large number of wireless modules;
  • Weigh no more than 145 g;
  • adequate value;
  • Wireless charging is supported.


  • - It will not be enough of the second slot for the SIM card;
  • No slot for memory card;
  • An old version of the operating system;
  • Simple cameras.