Many mobile phones offer an attractive design to go along with various features. Todays cellphones are not only used for entertainment and business but have also transformed into fashion accessories. People purchase mobile phones not only for their communication or entertainment capabilities but also for their ability to enhance a user's personal style. This can be observed in the natural evolution of cellphones. Mobile phones evolved from large and bulky devices to sleek mobile phones with smooth curves and vibrant colors.
Mobile phone manufacturers realized the potential and popularity of stylish mobile devices which led to the birth of a unique class of handset called fashion phones. These phones offer attractive designs which are complimented by sophisticated features and high-end cameras. Fashion phones also offer a unique designs which usually have glossy finishes. These attractive phone are usually lightweight devices and have slim profiles.
Let's look at some of the most popular fashion phones.
Not many people consider the iPhone as a fashion phone because its unique look is not considered as its highlight feature. The iPhone is famous for being a high quality touch screen mobile phone, a widescreen iPod and an Internet device all at the same time. However, it made our list because the iPhone is an elegant and sexy handset in its own right. It has an iconic look, one that can be immediately recognized by millions around the world. It has smooth curves, a slim profile, clean lines, and a lack of buttons that makes it attractive to millions of users. The combination of high-end features and elegant design makes the iPhone arguably the most popular fashion phone on the market.
Nokia owns a separate standalone sub company based in Britain that produces an exclusive luxury brand. Vertu is the brand name for the exclusive fashion phones made from high-end materials like precious metals, gemstones and fine leather. These Nokia fashion phones are hand-made to ensure quality. The luxury devices have steep price tags ranging from $88,000 to $310,000. These handsets also pack high-end features such as advanced polyphonic hardware, high resolution dynamic displays with Crystal Fine technology, and exclusive content.
Nokia has also launched some fashion phones that is more affordable than Vertu series, like the stylish
Nokia 8800 Arte. This fashion phone sports a sleek and sexy slider design. The Arte has a silver chassis with complementary black and carbon gray accents that will easily catch the eye of any audience. It’s compact and thin body measures only 4.2 by 1.7 by 0.6 inches. The Nokia 8800 Arte also offers high-end features such as a 1.7-inch-diagonal display with 262,000 vibrant colors and a 208x208-pixel resolution. It also offers a built-in camera, Stereo Bluetooth, EDGE high-speed data, FM Radio and world phone support.
The Prism is another Nokia phone that is designed for fashion conscious users. The Nokia Prism 7900 has an original design with triangular-shaped keys. This stylish cell phone has a sleek body that measures 4.29 inches by 1.72 inches by 0.57 inches. The unique pattern on the Prism's keys extends to the device's rear and forms an artistic design. Its high-end casing has laser-etched surfaces and a stylized keypad configuration. This fashion phone also offers features such as a 2 megapixel camera with flash, stereo Bluetooth, music player and 1 GB of built-in memory.
Here is a list of notable Nokia fashion phones
LG Fashion Phones
LG offers fashion phones that can satisfy the fashion requirements of any user. Let's examine the LG Shine fashion phone. This device is a stylish slider phone with a polished-metal exterior. It has a mirror-finish display that gives it the “shine” that its name suggests. This elegant device has a slim profile that measures 3.93 inches tall by 1.99 inches wide by 0.59 inch thick. The LG Shine also has a flat keypad that blends with its shiny display and polished-metal body. This fashion mobile phone also offers features such as a 2 megapixel camera with LED flash, video sharing, voice dialing, high speed HSDPA data, music player, web browser, and Bluetooth.
LG also produced a touch screen fashion phone called the LG Prada KE850. This elegant fashion mobile handset resulted from a partnership between LG and Prada, one of the world's premier fashion houses. The result is a stunning mobile phone that exudes style and elegance. The LG Prada is a lightweight mobile device measuring 2.13 inches wide by 3.89 inches tall by 0.47 inch. This stylish handset is housed in a piano-black shell with smooth rounded corners. The Prada's design is dominated by a 3-inch diagonal touch display that supports up to 256,000 colors. This fashion phone also offers features including a 2.0-megapixel CMOS Camera with LED Flash, Bluetooth 2.0, Music Player, Video Player, EDGE data and a document viewer.
Samsung Fashion Phones
Similar to LG, Samsung also partnered with a major designer to create its own distinct touch screen fashion phone. The mobile phone manufacturer worked with Giorgio Armani to design the aptly named Samsung Armani. This Samsung fashion phone is a sleek and elegant device housed in a glossy black steel case. The Armani is a compact mobile device measuring only 3.44 inches tall by 2.14 inches wide by 0.41 inch thick. Similar to the LG Prada, its design is centered around the 2.6-inch diagonal touch screen display. The Armani carries a 3.15-megapixel camera with zoom, video recorder and shutter. It's key features include stereo Bluetooth, voice memo recorder, Web browser, mobile e-mail, document viewer and music player.
Samsung offers another fashion phone called the Tocco F480 that closely resembles the Armani. The Samsung Tocco F480 is a touch screen device with an improved and more responsive user interface. This Samsung fashion phone has an attractive look with a shiny metal finish and a thin profile. The phone's sleek design is built around a 2.8-inch touch screen display and only three physical buttons. One of the highlight features of this fashion phone is the powerful 5-megapixel camera with autofocus, LED flash, and face detection. The Samsung Tocco F480 also offers an FM radio, RSS reader, 3G support, web browser and a microSD card slot.
Here's a list of notable Samsung fashion phones:
Motorola fashion phones
Motorola attracted fans when the company pioneered the widely popular RAZR series, a line of stylish phones known for their thin profiles and flat keypads. The top fashion phone in the RAZR Lineup is the V8 Luxury Edition. Motorola RAZR2 V8 Luxury Edition has 18-karat gold accents and a tactile matte snake skin finish, which covers the back surface. This fashion phone's dimensions are 4.05 inches by 2.08 inches by 0.46 inch; 4.1 ounces, which is the standard measurement for RAZR2 phones. The highlight feature of this device is its vibrant and large dual displays. The RAZR2 V8also offers features which include a 2 megapixel camera, stereo Bluetooth, world phone support, EDGE data and music player.
The Motorola RAZR V3 is another device that is known for its fashionable look. This fashion phone sports a clamshell body with a sleek metal finish and the traditional RAZR slim profile measuring 3.8 by 2.0 by 0.5 inches. This model spawned several versions, all of which offer the same stylish design and razor thin profile. The top features of this phone includes a VGA camera, quad-band GSM radios, Bluetooth, dual color displays, and wireless Web browser.
Here is a list of other notable Motorola fashion phones:
Sanyo fashion phones
Sanyo offers a line of elegant mobile phone that offer stylish designs. These fashion phones fall into the Sanyo Katana series, which feature sleek bodies with glossy finishes and slim profiles. The Sanyo Katana DLX is a sleek mobile phone that features a clamshell design with round corners and a glossy finish. Its sleek body measures 3.7 inches tall by 1.9 inches wide by 0.6 inch deep. This fashion phone offers large dual displays, a 1.3 megapixel camera, stereo Bluetooth, GPS and a microSD slot for memory.
Here is are some more notable Sanyo fashion phones: