Smartphones have become our biggest friends in a day to day life. We probably spend more time with our smartphones than any other device daily.

Sometimes, we have to look back in the past to make sure we don’t make mistakes again. That statement still holds true today when considering smartphone designs.

There were plenty of phones that were weird back in the day, which made no sense when it came to ergonomics and basic functionality.

Sure, some of them looked futuristic and cool but wasn’t necessarily a joy to use on a daily basis. In fact, if we were handed these phones to use as a daily driver, we might just get frustrated using these devices simply because it lacks functionality.

On a closer look, you will agree with me that almost all the phones are identical in terms of design and functionality. Well, you are not about to read the same models and features; this list of phones will shock you… in a good way of course. So, get ready to see the top ten weird smartphones you probably haven’t heard or seen before.

1. Dras Smartphone

The Dras phone is probably the most weird smartphone in the world because you can pile it up like a bunch of Domino tiles.

DRAS Smartphone

Moreover, it has a modern touch screen that can be bent in 180 degrees in three different points. This makes the phone more compact! Even when folded, the phone is fully functional and shows some notifications and any important information using all kinds of widgets.

Dras Phone

2. NEC Flip Phone

A normal mobile phone needs a screen to function, some might say two screens but this particular phone has three screens. Having this kind of phone with three screens and it is an Android operating phone makes it spectacular!

NEC Flip Phone

It is perfect for multitasking in a way that each of the screens can be used in opening different applications or files and the keyboard at the back of one of the screens is what it needs to work better. Also, the phone is suitable for watching movies.

NEC Flip smartPhone

3. Triple Flip Smartphone

Triple Display Flip is a weird smartphone that works with Windows 7. The folding design of this device guarantees the protection of the phone because the phone is usually covered by the top and bottom flips.

Triple flip phone

A little bit of the screen is left uncovered to show one some important information like the name of the person calling, the time and date.

Triple Flip Smartphone

The device opens fast and easily by pressing the two clicks by the left and right sides of the frame. However, the triple flips can be folded out to all its length. It has a virtual keyboard and for those who love retro phones, the device has a QWERTY keyboard on one of the sides.

The phone is good for movie lovers as it can bend 270 degrees and it can be turned up to give the best angle to watch the movie. It can also be connected to a monitor or large screen for a better view.

4. Arubix Portal

The heart of this phone is the multi-core processor. It has 2GB RAM and 64GB flash memory but the main feature of the phone is that it has four cameras and some of them can be controlled with gestures.

Arubix Portal

Other features include:

– Stereophonic speakers

-Wireless charging

– GSM and LTE supports

– A barometer and electronic compass.

– GPS navigation system and a chip for wireless payments.

– A movement sensor and a possibility to immerse the phone inside the water up to 32 feet.

Arubixs Portal 600 Flexible Smartphone GPS in Jungle

The phone is protected against scratches and the frame is made of resistant materials like Kevlar and Polyurethane and as a working platform, it will be making use of a modified version of Android.

5. Lenovo C-Plus

When unfolded, it looks like a remote control with huge screen. Nevertheless, these dents on the top and bottom of the phone are a little bit weird, but this phone can be bent.

Lenovo Cplus foldable phone

Believe it or not, C-Plus can be used around the wrist like a wristwatch.

Lenovo C Plus

In its presentation to the press in San Fransisco, the representative of Lenovo recognized that the screen can still crack like a shattered glass while rolling it. The electronics inside it are however divided into different segments until it can be used as a smart wristwatch. Also, the interface changes according to the way you want to use it.

6. Nintendo Plus

This is a new wet dream for all the video game fans, but it is not a normal phone, it has an weird design, it flips, slides, and rotates. Instead of a usual keyboard under the screen, the creators put a set of known game buttons, the D-pad, and the C-stick button for enhanced controls. So, basically, it is a phone for play.

Nintendo Plus game smartphone

It has two frontal speakers and a bright screen. The stylus for these games needs accuracy and the mechanisms are to hold the screen in place.

Nintendo Plus

7. Google Project Ara

It is a weird smartphone, though it cannot be found in the market. It goes by a code name A8AO1 and in this model, the different parts of the phone is connected with magnets but Google declared that the magnets are not enough to keep the different modules together.

project ara

So, it was decided to create electromagnets that stick out from the corpus and leave the blocks safely together but this smartphone is not compact. It is 12.5mm thick without a camera module which makes it not suitable for modern use. This may be why Google decided to close the project!

Google Project Ara

8. NEC Medias W

When closed, it is not different from the usual phones we see around, it may be a little thicker than normal with 13mm but when opened, one will be amazed by its 4.3 inch LED screens. This huge display can be used to work on one application on full mode or in two different applications at the same time.

NEX Media W

The problems attached to this phone are just that it has a low battery capacity and it is also very fragile because it is unprotected when closed.

NEC Medias W

9. Nokia 888

This phone is an example of flexibility. It has an innovative screen and the soft frame that allows bending of the phone anyway one wants.

Nokia 888

It is 5mm thick and apart from that, it has an inbuilt cable that will allow it to be bent or moved if one gets a message or call. Also, liquid batteries can be used for its energy supply. It can be called the phone for the future!

Nokia 888 concept

10. ZTE Eco Mobius

Have you ever thought of a DIY (Do It Yourself) phone? Believe it or not, it is already available since!

ZTE ECO MOBIUS smartphone

With this phone, you can assemble your phone or renovate it with new pieces. The phone has four modules which are the screen, the processor, the accumulator, and the camera.

The main module weirdly enough is the screen, the other modules stick to the display with a magnet and on top of that, you can protect the construction with a cover.


You can easily change the camera, the battery, the screen, and the main modules including the processor, the RAM, the flash memory, and the video processor. All of the phone’s components are installed in a transparent plastic frame that lets you see through the phone.

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I'm Funsho, a technology enthusiast who operates as a web designer, developer, and Pro-blogger. I am enthusiastic in sharing unique experiences and ideas on technology and trends.


  • Stacks, September 9, 2020 @ 1:46 pm Reply

    Interesting piece

  • Shelaf, September 9, 2020 @ 7:18 pm Reply

    I humbly thank you.

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