5 Smartphones That Rocked The Guinness Book Of Records
These 5 smartphones will surely be remembered. Check out the phones that made it to the Guinness World Records Book.
You may spend days arguing with your geek friends about who has the best smartphone, but we live in the world where what matters is cold, hard facts. These smartphone manufacturers have decided to make things crystal clear by writing their names in history. They may not be the best, but at some point in time they were the first, most powerful or the most ridiculous – and here they are.
Oppo R5: the world’s thinnest smartphone
The coveted title used to belong to Gionee Elifee S5.1, before Oppo took over and ripped the glory for the Chinese manufacturer’s hands. The phone comes at 4.85 mm – compare this to iPhone 6 at 6.9 mm. So, yes – the phone is thin and there is no competing here. It also comes with a 5.2 inch AMOLED screen, a 13 MP rear camera and a battery life that leaves quite a lot to be desired. However, being able to describe the model as “the thinnest phone on Earth” is sure to boost sales all on its own.
Xiaomi: for selling 2.1 million cell phones in 24 hours
Xiaomi has appeared in a number of headlines, and fame is not something the company shies away from.
Xiaomi won the new exciting title on April 8th, 2015 by selling 2.11 million smartphones during the 24-hour sale via Mi.com. Even though the official record is for “selling the most handsets in a single day”, the 2.1 million milestone was actually reached in only 12 hours.
HTC One: the largest animates phone mosaic
An interesting record has been set by HTC in collaboration with China Unicom and Sohu IT. The company created an animated mobile mosaic, made up of 400 HTC One smartphones – all playing pictures in sync. The event took place as part of the Inaugural China Smart Device Games and the installation appeared at the National Olympic Sports Centre in Beijing.
LG G4: world’s longest selfie relay chain
You may be wondering what a “selfie relay chain” is, but it’s safe to think about it as just lots of selfies. During an event in Mexico city, the phone took 746 selfies, by being passed along in the crowd, without needing to be recharged. Snapping a shot every 10 seconds, the LG G4 has beaten the Galaxy A3 and A5 (with 531 selfies).
LG Optimus 2X: for having a dual-core processor
(no, we’re not joking)
You may be longing for simpler times of 4GB USB flash drives and yoghurt that had fat. Well, then this may be right down your alley. In 2011, LG Optimus 2X made the Book of Records for having a dual-core processor. Yep, that’s all it took – but let’s not forget that merely 4 years ago this was cutting edge technology. So, leave you dreams of a deca-core chipset for a second, and take a stroll down memory lane.
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