8 smartphones with unique designs 2014



When you look at any gadget, the first thing you notice is its design. And in the case of smartphones (one of the most used gadget in the world by far), you will find that most handsets look the same ¨C flat design and keys on the sides.
However, some manufacturers seem to think differently. Many have created smartphones with drastically different looks from what you may see everyday. Here, we bring to you eight smartphones with the most unique design that are available nowadays.

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YotaPhone


YotaPhone, manufactured by a Russian company called Yota, has two screens ¨C one for a smartphone and the other for an e-book reader. The device has 4.3-inch screens on the both sides ¨C a high-definition LCD panel for the smartphone and an e-ink display to read books.
The E-Ink display of YotaPhone also enables users to see notifications like messages, calls, reminders, appointments, weather etc even when the smartphone display is not turned on. YotaPhone goes on sale this month.
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Samsung Galaxy Round

Samsung has designed the world¡¯s first smartphone with a curved screen, named Galaxy Round. It is basically a Galaxy Note 3 with a curved touchscreen, with the same screen size, hardware and Android version.
The phone¡¯s screen is curved from the left to right, which makes it easier to grip, according to Samsung. Its One Hand Operation feature allows users to operate the big screen with one hand by putting controls on the preferred side of the display.
It has a feature called Roll Effect that allows users to check date, time, missed calls and battery status with a tilt when the phone is turned off. You can also tilt the phone left or right to flip between photos and long press on the left or right to changes music tracks.
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Oppo N1

Most smartphones today have two cameras ¨C primary on the back and secondary in front. However, Oppo N1 has only one camera ¨C a 13MP module that rotates 206-degrees, so that it can be used both as the front and rear camera. The manufacturer has said that this unit is highly durable and will work without glitches for 1,00,000 swivels.
The phone also comes with an accessory named O-Click, a remote for camera to take pictures when the handset is placed 50 metre away.
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Asus PadPhone Infinity

Smartphones, tablets and laptops are the three most ubiquitous gadgets in the world today. How about a gadget that combines all three?
Enter Asus PadFone Infinity, the phone with its own slot in a tablet dock. When you place the smartphone in the dock, all your data is available on a 10-inch screen. The device even remembers which app you used last, so you can continue working from the same position even after switching between modes. Add the keyboard station and you can use it as an Android laptop.
Asus PadFone Infinity comes with top-end specs like 5-inch Full HD screen, 13MP camera and Snapdragon 800 processor.
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Samsung Galaxy Golden

Before touchscreens became the talk of the town, flip phones used to rule the roost. While Motorola tasted huge success with the Razr V3 and Razr V3i handsets, the clamshell design soon went out of fashion.
In comes Samsung¡¯s Galaxy Golden, complete with a touchscreen and flip phone design. The handset has two displays as well as an alphanumeric keypad. Hardware keys like Back, Options and Home are placed in the alphanumeric keypad for the inner display, while the outer touchscreen has the three buttons at the bottom.
You can pick up the Galaxy Golden in India for Rs 51,900.
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LG G Flex

LG¡¯s take on smartphones with curved screens is called G Flex, whose screen is curved from the top to bottom. It has a 6-inch 720p display and bends just a little if pressed hard. It is reportedly tough to fit in the pocket, but fits snugly on the face while making calls.
One of the coolest features of LG G Flex is its self-healing back panel. If the phone is scratched or dropped, all scuff marks are repaired automatically. Say goodbye to damaged smartphones!
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Samsung Galaxy S4 zoom

Cameras have become an integral part of smartphones and Samsung has used its best camera module in the Galaxy S4 zoom. However, with this innovation, the design of the phone has taken a hit. On the back of Galaxy S4 zoom is a huge camera hump, which makes the handset look more like a point-and-shoot camera than a smartphone.
While specification-wise the phone¡¯s camera is great, the design makes the Galaxy S4 zoom bulky, tipping the scales at 208gram. It costs approximately Rs 27,000 in the Indian market.
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LG G2

Just when you thought that there is not much left to experiment with when it comes to smartphone design, LG proves you wrong. The South Korean manufacturer has placed the hardware keys in its new G2 smartphone on the back, instead of the sides like other handsets.
LG says that the positioning of Volume Up/Down, Power/Lock and Camera keys on the back makes it easier for both and left- and right-handed people to use the handset. Irrespective of whether this is true or not, LG G2 is certainly a uniquely designed smartphone.

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