7 smartphone trends that were terrible ideas

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Smartphones have been around for over a decade now. In fact, the first Android phone, the T-Mobile G1, debuted 10 years ago today. It’s not surprising that the category has seen some pretty horrible trends in that amount of time. We’ve compiled seven of the worst ones we could think of in this post, a couple of which are (unfortunately) still ongoing.

3D screens

When you think “3D phone,” your head probably goes straight to 2011’s HTC EVO 3D, and maybe the LG Optimus 3D that debuted shortly after. You might be surprised to learn that the first phone with any sort of 3D capabilities, the Japan-only Sharp mova SH251iS, actually came out back in 2002, though the EVO 3D was the first to be sold outside of Asia. Both the EVO 3D and Optimus 3D utilized parallax barrier tech, which meant that no 3D glasses were needed.

The EVO 3D.

At the time, both phones were actually pretty well-liked, with the 3D effect acting as a fun novelty, but the concept was quickly left in the dust. There have been a couple of others over the years, the vast majority of which you’ve almost certainly never heard of, with the only prominent one being the Amazon Fire Phone. This wildly unsuccessful phone from Bezos and friends didn’t use a 3D screen, instead using four front-facing cameras to track the user’s face to create a 3D-looking UI, dubbed “Dynamic Perspective.” I personally own one of these gems, having purchased it for the princely sum of $25 about a year and a half after it was released. It’s a nice piece of history, but not much more.

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