It wasn’t all that long ago that mobile phones were bulky, cumbersome and sort of cheap feeling. Manufacturers didn’t really start getting good at phone design until a few years ago, when our devices started being considered fashion accessories and not just tiny computers we kept in our pockets. And over the years, there have been a ton of great-looking handsets, from flip phones to smartphones.
Today we’re going to be taking a look at what we consider to be the most attractive phones of all time. We’re not limiting this list to Android devices, either. Be sure to take a look at our list, vote in the poll at the end of this post, and speak up in the comments if you have anything you’d like to add.
Motorola Razr V3
Motorola was a well-known company before the iconic Razr line, but they weren’t taken seriously on the design front until the Razr V3. It was the slimmest flip phone on the market at the time and had a cool industrial look to it that made most other handsets look like children’s toys.
The Palm Pre was the first webOS-powered smartphone, first released to the masses in 2009. It was made of mostly plastic, yet it still felt much more premium than any other device on the market at the time. It was small, sleek and extremely innovative for its time, and it almost felt like holding a pebble when the keyboard wasn’t extended.
Yes, I know this is an Android website, but it’s hard denying that Apple’s iPhone 6s is one attractive smartphone. It’s made with 7000 Series aluminum and features some really nice curved edges that help made the device feel great in the hand. It’s sleek and looks super premium, no matter what operating system it’s running.
- Samsung Galaxy S6 vs Apple iPhone 6s
HTC One M7
HTC was always pretty good at smartphone design, but the company really didn’t make its mark until the launch of the One. The HTC One launched at a time when the market was flooded with plastic smartphones, which is why the handset quickly grew to be so popular. It had front-facing speakers, an all-metal build, a sleek design, and oh yeah, front-facing speakers.
- HTC One M7 review
HTC One M8
Building off of the success it achieved from the One M7, HTC decided to launch another metal-clad smartphone, only with a few design tweaks. It made the corners a little less sharp and the whole device more rounded, though this ultimately resulted in a smartphone that was very slippery. If you were brave enough to carry it around without a case, though, you’d be able to show off what’s still considered to be one of the best-designed smartphones of all time.
- HTC One M8 review
LG’s first Nexus phone was small, sleek and sexy. It wasn’t all that durable, but that’s the price you pay when you have a phone made almost entirely out of glass. Still, the Nexus 4 brought some interesting design elements to the table that we don’t often see anymore – a unique glass back plate, a smooth front panel with rounded edges, and the horizontal Nexus logo. Man, do I miss that.
- Nexus 4 review
Samsung Galaxy S6
Samsung’s Galaxy S6 is not only one of the prettiest phones to ever launch, it’s also one of the most controversial. Samsung decided to forgo the plastic design with the S6, which meant it would skip out on one of the most handy features Samsung always included in its devices – a removable back plate. Replaceable batteries aside, this is a really nice looking device, thanks to its glass front and back plates and metal frame.
- Samsung Galaxy S6 review
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+
Samsung launched the Galaxy S6 Edge+ alongside the Note 5 in 2015. While this might be the least popular Galaxy S6 variant out there, it’s definitely one of the most attractive. With a similar design to the Galaxy S6, the S6 Edge+ has a curved screen that really helps it stand out from the rest.
- Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ review
Let us know your thoughts! Be sure to vote in the poll attached below, and if there’s any other phone you think should be on the list, speak up in the comments!