11 Of The Worst Mobile Phone Names

This week a fresh iPhone 11 leak suggested that the new series would have a rather dire set of names.

iPhone 11. iPhone 11 Pro. iphone 11 Pro Max

The flagship Pro Max sounds like a knockoff protein powder and we hate it.

But it did get us to thinking about some of the worst phone names that have cursed the market over the years. Strap in.

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LG V50 ThinQ 5G

Image: LG

LG has a history of convoluted naming conventions, and ThinQ has only made that worse.

You don't need to advertise your smart ecosystem branding in a phone name. We assume it's going to be part of it at this point.

Also, nobody wants to say that many syllables.

Please stop.


Motorola Backflip

LG may be trying to do the whole dual-screen-you-can-fold-back-thing in 2019, but Motorola on that bandwagon in 2010.

I hate how much I love this name. I want them to do a Motorola Ollie for the Aussie market.


Yezz Billy 4.7

This was actually a Windows Phone from 2014 that was named after, you guessed it, Bill Gates.

I totally get the homage, and that Yezz was its own brand, but the two words being mashed together is... interesting.


Garmin-Asus Garminfone

That's right, Asus collabed with Garmin to make a phone-GPS hybrid.

I guess back in 2010 they didn't realise that Google Maps was going to cut their grass HARD.


OnePlus One

The whole OnePlus One, OnePlus Two thing is just a bit... perplexing? Nokia is suffering from the same problem at the moment with its 4.2, 3.2, etc devices. It's needlessly confusing.

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LG Chocolate Touch

NOPE.


Samsung Galaxy S II, Sprint Epic 4G Touch

I think I went into a mini rage blackout just reading that. Just, why?


BlackBerry Priv

So this one was named the "Priv" after its privacy features, but that's super not how it reads.

Why not just call it the Blackberry Toff?

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LG Thrill Optimus 3D P920

Like we said, LG loves a long-winded name.

There were a few Thrill phones the company release. But to be honest, "thrill" is the opposite vibe emanating from any LG phone.

It also just makes me think of this:


iPhone XS

Image: Raul Marrero (Gizmodo)

Yeah, we're going there.

Tim Apple can call the series the "Ten" all he wants, but plenty of people are going to ignore the roman numeral, especially when you add a regular letter next to it.

Subsequently, plenty of people pronounce the XS the 'Excess' and considering the price tag, that's fair.


Acer Liquid Zest Plus

This sounds like some kind of gross energy/vitamin drink hybrid and I hate it.

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