With so many phones with similar features out in the market, there are those that dared to be different. Most of these specialize in a certain feature or are built for a specific niche market. If you’re more into phones with unique features, check out these one-of-a-kind phones perfect for your convenience, function, or style.


Light Phone 2

This ultra-minimalist phone is designed to be a lighter and distraction-free alternative from your smartphone. It is meant to be used less by minimizing functions and visual distractions focusing only the essentials. It has an interesting matte design with an E-Ink touchscreen and only almost as big as a credit card making it a very portable device to bring.

Specifications:
Though the phone is still in its crowdfunding stage, the phone may include the following specs:
Screen: B&W matte
Navigation: Physical up and down buttons
Dimensions: 91mm x 55mm x 6.5-7.5mm thick
OS: LightOS (modified Android)
Connectivity: 4G LTE, Wifi, GPS
Memory: 1 GB DDR3 RAM / 8GB eMMC
Sensor: Proximity
Battery: 500mAh
Colour: Black/White
Material: Anodized Aluminium
Weight: 80g (estimation)
Processor: Qualcomm MSM8909W
Display: E-Ink
Battery: 5 days standby; A few hours talk time.
SIM Card: Nano SIM
Connector: USB-C
Language: English
Other: Vibrator, Loud Speaker, Headset jack

Price: Pre-order at $250 (~£179.60), and a possible $400 (~£287) tag by the April 2019 release


Blackberry Passport

The Blackberry Passport is an interesting combination of a wide touch screen and physical keyboard giving a good reading and editing experience. In addition, Blackberry Passport offers a durable aluminium frame built and a gigantic 3450 mAh battery.

Specifications:
Dimensions: 128 mm x 90.10mm x 9.30mm
Weight: 196g
Battery: 3450 mAh
Colours: Black/White
Screen: 4.50in
Resolution: 1440 x 1440 pixels
OS: BlackBerry OS 10.3
Processor: 2.26GHz quad-core, Qualcomm Snapdragon 801
RAM: 3GB
Internal Storage: 32GB
Expandable storage up to: 128GB
Camera: 13-megapixel (Rear), 2-megapixel (Front)
Connectivity: 3G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, NFC, FM
SIM Card: Nano SIM
Sensors: Compass, Proximity Sensor, Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor, Gyroscope

Price: $599 (~£434.61)


No.1 x6800

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Chinese manufacturer named No. 1 offers a few lines of rugged phones however the x6800 model stood out from the rest due to its massive battery capacity of 6800mAh. Built for durability, the phone has an IP68 certification for water, dust and shock resistance. The phone also has a reserve battery enabling it to run without the 6800mAh battery. The only possible downside of this phone is it’s internal storage with only 8GB of memory and its OS still running on Android KitKat.

Specifications:
Dimensions: 88 x 164 x 19.2mm
Weight: 180g
Colours: Black/Yellow
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916
CPU: ARM Cortex-A53, 1200 MHz
Cores: 4
GPU: Qualcomm Adreno 306, 400 MHz
Display: 5.5 in, LCD IPS
Resolution: 720 x 1280 px
Battery: 6800mAh
OS: Android 4.4 KitKat
RAM: 1 GB
Storage 8 GB
Memory Cards: microSD. microSDHC. microSDXC
Camera: 13-megapixel (rear), 5-megapixel (front)
SIM card: Micro-SIM, Mini-SIM
Connectivity: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, LTE, EDGE, GPRS,HSPA+, UMTS
Sensors: Accelerometer, Light Sensor, Proximity

Price: Starts at $189.99 (~£137.16)


Cat S60

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What separates Cat S60 from the rest is its built-in thermal camera. Aside from that, the phone is probably one of the most durable phones with an MIL-STD-810G certification making it drop-proof of up to 1.8m and resistant to dust, salt, humidity, rain solar radiation, vibration, transport, thermal, and water (IP68). Aside from its tough exterior, it also has a powerful internal capacity with a Snapdragon 617, 3GB RAM, 32GB internal memory, and a 3800mAh battery.

Specifications:
Dimensions: 73.4 x 147.9 x 12.66mm
Colours: Black
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 MSM8952
CPU: 4x 1.5 GHz ARM cortex-A53, 4x 1.2 GHz ARM Cortex-A53
Cores: 8
GPU: Qualcomm Adreno 4-5
RAM: 3GB
Storage: 32GB
Memory cards: microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
Display 4.7in, 720 x 1280 px
Battery: 3800 mAh, Li-Ion
OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Camera: 13-megapixel (rear), 5-megapixel (front)
SIM card: Nano-SIM
Connectivity: Wi-Fi, LTE, EDGE, GPRS, HSDPA, HSPA+, HSUPA, Bluetooth
Sensors: Accelerometer, Ambient Light Sensor, Digital Compass, Proximity Sensor

Price: Starts at $505 (~£366.47)

 

YotaPhone 1, 2, 3

YotaPhone managed to become the world’s first dual-screen always-on smartphone. It offers fully functional screens, a touchscreen display in front and an E-Ink display at the back, hands-free messaging and mail, and 2500mAh battery for a reading time of up to 100 hours. The latest version, YotaPhone 3, offers a metal shell with a Snapdragon 625 chipset and a 3300mAh battery, but is only commercially available in China and Russia.

Specifications for YotaPhone 3:
Dimensions: 153.6 x 75.2 x 7.9mm
Colours: Black
Battery: 3300mAh
Screen size: 5.50in
Resolution: 1080 x 1920 px
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
RAM: 4GB
Internal Storage: 64GB
Camera: 12-megapixel (rear), 13-megapixel (front)
OS: Android 7.1.1 Nougat
SIM Card: Nano-SIM (Dual SIM)
Connectivity: Wi-Fi, 4G LTE, 3G, 2G, Bluetooth, EDGE, GPRS
Sensors: Fingerprint (front), Accelerometer, Gyro, Proximity, Compass

Price:
Yotaphone 2 - Starts at $141 (~£102.32)
Yotaphone 3 - Starts at $360 (~£261.25)


Dior Reveries Haute Couture

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Selling for a whopping £78,000 ($116,225), the Dior Reverie is one of the most expensive Android phones in the world. It offers an LCD touchscreen luxuriously embellished with 1539 diamonds, 46 pieces of pure natural mother of pearl and 18-carat white gold, all assembled by hand in France. With only 99 phones built, it is clearly a luxury smartphone.

Specifications:
Dimensions: 103.1 x 50.3 x 12.8mm
Weight: 137g
Colours: White/Red
Screen size: 3.2in
Resolution: 854x480
Camera: 5-megapixel
Battery: 900mAh
Internal storage: 8GB

Price: £78,000 ($116,225)

 


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