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Here are the smartphones that I will never buy

There are smartphones we dream of, but there are also those that can induce sleep. And especially, there are phones we wouldn't touch... even with a stick. We all have our preferences in terms of design, hardware and interface. While it's love at first sight with some, other phones leave us unmoved. Below is a list of smartphones that I will never buy, no thank you.

1. A 'special edition'

Sometimes manufacturers have the strange idea to release special editions. It's hard to blame them when a product sells like hotcakes and they try to adapt it to sell more. This came seem like baiting the masses with expensive and unnecessary features, all for the feeling of having something unique. We recently saw this with the Galaxy S7 Edge 'Injustice version'. With its Batman theme, it'll probably appeal to children. Unfortunately, I'm too old for this, even though I still watch Batman cartoons.

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It's nice, but not for me. © Samsung

2. The Lamborghini smartphone

I'm not really a fan of beautiful cars, but when Lamborghini was interested in the mobile market I thought it might surprise us. It did: prices are even more excessive than those I had in mind. The Antares model, for example, has a quad-core processor at 1.5 GHz, 2 GB RAM and 32 GB of internal memory. All to the tune of $4200. Lamborghini seems to no longer believe in this product, since the official webpage is now inaccessible.

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Price of a Lamborghini, but not the technology of one. © Lamborghini

3. A Meizu smartphone

I've written before that interfaces are really a matter of taste. Meizu was absolutely not to mine; I categorically refuse to get one of these smartphones. It's quite a shame because, technically, they have a lot of potential, but I find the interface to be so ugly that I simply can't imagine using it every day. The advantage is that the high-end Meizu Pro 5 is, like other Chinese smartphones, very affordable – about $500.

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Here is a screenshot of the Meizu Pro 5. Do you see why I don't like this interface? © ANDROIDPIT

4. Savelli Ruby Passion

This is a Swiss smartphone composed of a shell containing no fewer than 395 rubies. As you could imagine, this is a luxury smartphone that sells to the tune of... $46,000. Ironically, despite all the bling bling and "look at me!", there is an ugliness here that would straighten Quasimodo's back out. The most fun thing is that its features are so mysterious that you'd buy it blindly.

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Look at it, the Ruby Passion!  © Savelli

5. Celebrities' phones

Some celebrities have decided to release their own phones. The rapper Rohff did, as did the footballer Matuidi, but as I appreciate neither rap nor football it does not matter (to me, at least). These mid-range smartphones come at affordable prices, it must be admitted. However, I prefer to take a 'classic' Honor 7 for a price of $300 and the performance that it brings.

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The BM 45 is available with pictures of Matuidi. © DANEW

Are there any smartphones you plan to never buy?

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  • Anna S.
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    5 months ago

    I love this category - I have never heard of any phones like this. Looking forward to hear more about these ridiculous phones!

  • Christine Bennett 5 months ago

    These days it seems a lot of people buy smartphones just to impress others who don't really give a crap instead of getting one best suited to their needs and budget! Brains anyone? I laughed myself silly over the "Lamborghini"!

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  • Kumaran 5 months ago Link to comment

    Look that moron face (Benoit Pepicq).

  • First of all, I have no idea why someone would even bother to "waste their time " reading this article if they thought it would be uninteresting and unnecessary. You can tell from the title what it's about, so why bother to read it if not to just wind up complaining about it ? I read articles about things that have the potential to be interesting and /or informative to me. Anything else I don't care for, I don't read. I actually thought it was interesting and agreed with the writer of the article about how ridiculous these gimmicky smart phones seem to be. And I couldn't even believe that there are actual morons out there that would really like at least several of them. Well wait, many people are imbeciles so scratch that last sentence. I personally wouldn't want to buy a phone without a removable battery unless the one that came with it had a very high mAh..Nor would I want one that didn't allow me to use an sdCard either. And even though some of the Chinese phones seem pretty good, I would be hesitant to try one for various reasons.

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    anshul 5 months ago Link to comment

    Designer phones - What they think I don't know/ create something ugly,rubbish,useless and price it $4200 or $46,000 jerkheads!

  • Ivan C. 5 months ago Link to comment

    Vertu mobile phones! I'm just a poor man!

  • I'd never come across these, rare!

  • Kumaran 5 months ago Link to comment

    The Apple cowards campaign against Samsung. Do not buy an S7 (Top 5 Reasons Not to Buy the Samsung Galaxy S7). Now, do not buy an Galaxy S7 Edge 'Injustice version. how honest are you? Have you no shame? Not at all. Confirmed, Paid media.

  • Us "little people " who take the time to read these things land up able to make better decisions and knowledge is power!

  • ... IPhone

  • Sue Boyde 5 months ago Link to comment

    How about "a Huawei"? Tinny unreliable piece of dreck.

    • not in my opinion living with the nexus 6p caseless for a long time and never having any reliability issues other than android beta bugs. drop and sat on countless times with only light scratches

  • These days it seems a lot of people buy smartphones just to impress others who don't really give a crap instead of getting one best suited to their needs and budget! Brains anyone? I laughed myself silly over the "Lamborghini"!

  • I don't know who could by some of that phones; I'm sure that I would not by either had.

  • CJ Brown 5 months ago Link to comment

    I got a good lol at this article, however, I will honestly add to it with "anything from Moto-lenovo" (I never ever buy a smartphone from them ever again!)

  • James 5 months ago Link to comment

    Any UMI

  • Mark 5 months ago Link to comment

    I won't buy anything without a removable battery and Micro SD. I would like to have IP68 rating too. I will not buy anything Chinese do to their labor policy, lack of customer support, and poor quality. Anybody that will pay 40K or more for a phone needs to have their head examined even if they are mega rich. That is just crazy. Plus most of the super expensive phones are really ugly

  • Rideau 5 months ago Link to comment

    An iPhone. Or a Lamborghini/Vertu phone.

  • Any samsung...any huawei...any meizu....any sony experia....hmmmm.....just all the big names actually then 😂 I have a Jiayu s3 now since i left my samsung note2 a few years ago... Just buy a chinese phone wich is well specced and cheap OR buy a big name phone and root it, format it and load a good rom! Install nova launcher on top and go! Im currently thinking about Umi Super or One Plus 3 maybe? I have no experience with oneplus so might be minus one

  • There are so many phone which i will not buy, this list is of me -1)Meizu(it's correct from your example too) 2)Fly(with verry low system quality) 3)Lenovo(with Unstability system) 4) Xperia Z5 premium ( It's a very xpensive) lol

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