CNET Top 5 - Crazy looking smartphonesRound, curvy and two-faced: five phones that broke the mold and dared to be different.
[NOISE] [MUSIC] Bigger screen, rounded edges, slimmer body. Every new smartphone attempts to outdo the last one, but they all end up sporting the same basic design. Time to shake things up. I'm Vanessa Hand Orellana, and today I'll be counting down the top five craziest looking smartphones you can buy. Study in at number 5, the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge. All right, so our definition of crazy here at CNET may be a little act, but there's no arguing that the slight curves on either side of its. Screen has managed to turn heads and while the Note and 4S both fit a similar design, two curves are better than one and they serve a completely different purpose on this S6. And let's be real here, they're mostly. Are so busted. Phones certainly. And I'm still not clear what purpose it serves as it has no added functionality to its arch. But perhaps LG was merely trying to prevent an iPhone six plus like fiasco by preemptively molding the phone to your [BLEEP] Relax! I was gonna say back pocket, gee. And coming in at number three, the Oppo N3. It looks like a hybrid between a little 80's robot and a smartphone, but those aren't really eyes on the top. It's actually a rotating camera that moves according to the subject. So for all you selfie lovers out there, and you know who you are, this means you can capture every last. A pixel of your lovely face on the phone's main and only 16 megapixel camera. It gets an A for effort but the phone itself is not quite as good as its camera. Not crazy enough for you? How about number two on our list the dual-screened YotaPhone 2? And that's Yota with a T guys, sorry. This two-faced phone has a five-inch main screen in full color and full HD, and an e ink display on its back side. The idea is that you'll be able to do all your reading on that second screen and check basic notifications without draining the battery of the phone itself. To stream hours worth of CNet videos on the main screen. It's a cool concept, but it's also not cheap. And what if you forget to close out of the page you were reading on the back display? The person sitting in front of you has full [NOISE] view of that foot fungus article you left open. But, the craziest looking smartphone by a landslide has to be the Runcible. This is a phone with a design as strange as its name. Seriously, what does Runcible even mean? It was crafted to look like an old pocket watch or fob watch for all you Dr. Who fans, and while it has all the basic functions of a smartphone, it's ree of all those pesky alerts and notifications that seem to saturate our screen and interrupt our down time. When you're ready to check it, your notifications will appear as bubbles on the screen that grow as more come in. Everything from the bubbles to the wooden back panel seems so zen like. But who are we kidding? I doubt round phones will catch on any time soon. So, there you have them. Five phones that dare to break the mold. For more specs on these phones, head over to phones.cnet.com or tweet me with some of your picks for crazy looking phones. I'm Vanessa Hand Orellana and thanks for tuning in. [MUSIC]