Mobiles phones have certainly evolved over the last decade and today they are far more than simply a tool to keep you connected.
Today’s latest smartphones are ‘works of art’ and as you will find out in our look at the most beautiful phones ever made, it isn’t just the expensive flagship phones that have been designed to catch the eye.
So, get ready to feast your eyes on some of the best mobile phone designs:
We start off by looking at one of those inexpensive smartphones that looks absolutely stunning. The Sony Xperia Z5 Compact in white looks ultra-modern with a minimalist look.
The design characteristics include a waterproof and dust tight casing, a weighting of only 138 grams, a fingerprint sensor built into the power key and a frosted glass back.
Update: Our Sony Xperia E5 review uncovers a new offering that looks just as good as the Xperia Z5 Compact.
LG took beautiful in a new direction by utilising true craftsmanship and vegetable tanned full grain leather.
The exquisite design, which looks particularly good in black leather and red leather, includes a threaded stitch down the middle, ensuring that no-one mistakes the leather as an imitation.
The Huawei Mate S is fronted by a single piece of 2.5D glass with contoured edges and this slightly raises the 5.5” display from the full metal body.
The sides feature a diamond cut bezel, which makes for a highly polished design element that catches the light. On the bottom the two speaker grills add even more character, as do the visually prominent screws.
The HTC One A9 has a slim (7.26mm) metal frame, polished sides that reflect the light and an energy efficient display that produces 40% more colour, over a normal LCD display.
On the back of this beautiful phone, there are matt horizontal stripes at the top and bottom and if it wasn’t for the HTC logo then you would be convinced that this was an iPhone 6s.
The Microsoft Lumia 950 is the best looking Microsoft phone ever and features an all glass front with a sunlight readable screen. On the side, silver volume, camera and power/lock screen buttons add character. The white or black back cover is exchangeable and both look very cool with the distinctive camera lens that is surrounded by a metallic trim.
Running Windows 10, this smartphone can also be used like a computer via a Microsoft Display Dock, which connects it to a monitor, keyboard and mouse. The phone then up-scales the apps for the larger screen.
The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ is most famed for its curved 5.7” screen, which bends over onto the sides and offers an additional surface for quick action icons.
In gold, the Galaxy S6 Edge+ looks superb but the protruding camera module on the back may not be to everyone’s taste.
There isn’t a sharp edge in sight on the Apple iPhone 6s and the white or black fronts feature a circular fingerprint sensor, with little else breaking up the design.
On the sides and back the story is a little different as the 7000 series aluminium is coloured by a palette that now includes Rose Gold. Accented bands of colour curve back around to meet the glass face, which is specially hardened through an ion-exchange process on a molecular level.
Written by: Michael Brown