Please don’t buy us the ghastly Changhong Honphone H1 this Christmas


It has been a long time since I have set my eyes upon a Chinese phone only for it to make me shudder to the core! The new Changhong Honphone H1 has the honour of being the worst looking phone of 2013 by far. Take a look at these spy photos to see if you can hold your lunch!

This last year we have been treated to some stunning looking phones from large and small manufacturers alike, but with so many phone makers in China it was only a matter of time before one was beaten with the ugly stick!

changhong honphone h1 rear

Changhong, a rather large electronics brands famous for the TV’s, has just leaked images of it’s H1 smartphone, and it is truly awful! Everything from the tacky pattern on the rear to the gold writing is dreadful. It’s as if the designs went back to the 1970’s took a look at the covers of a public bus and thought they could make something that was even worse looking!

Oddly the nasty exterior to the Changhong Honphone H1 ‘Pegasus’ actually holds some tasty surprises such as a 5.5-inch 1080 display, 13 mega-pixel rear camea, 8 mega-pixel front, 3200mAh battery, 2GB RAM, 32GB memory and an 8-core MT6592 processor!

changhong honphone h1

So what Changhong have done is produce a high-end Android phone which is theft proof (what self-respecting pick pocket would nab this?), unfortunately they have also made is customer resist too!

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52 Comments

  1. December 11, 2013

    I love it, wish someone would buy this for me for Christmas and New Year combined and ship it to be freeeee and no strings attached other than promoting this, which would be a task in itself though. This looks ‘uglily beautiful.’

  2. Guest
    December 11, 2013

    Crazy ugly hell

  3. defcomk
    December 11, 2013

    if it’s very cheap i’d buy and sand paper the sh!t outta it

  4. phandroid324
    December 11, 2013

    I think it’s mainly the dreadfully ugly brown color, imagine it with a matte black shell with silver lines and writing and it will look pretty okay.

  5. Big O
    December 11, 2013

    Its so ugly I think I actually like it.

  6. danilekk
    December 11, 2013

    it is a high-end android phone unless dress up the body 2010′

  7. yogicube
    December 11, 2013

    looks like cheap indian chocolate packet

  8. Mee
    December 11, 2013

    Its an acquired taste like some people like the “revolting” caviar!

  9. Brian Jackson
    December 11, 2013

    I think anyone who wants to buy one could put it in a rubber ‘bumper’ case to hide the ugly back..I presume the front is black glass and would look ok provided the back was hidden and it seems to be a good spec!

  10. Andy F
    December 11, 2013

    It’s a piece of design from the ’80 with XXI century tech inside, I love it!

    • tweetycontrabajo
      December 13, 2013

      Me too.
      Every smartphone look so similar, except this.

  11. Devesh Prabhu
    December 11, 2013

    I love it, wish someone would buy this for me for Christmas and New Year combined and ship it to be freeeee and no strings attached other than promoting this, which would be a task in itself though. This looks ‘uglily beautiful.’

  12. Guest
    December 11, 2013

    Crazy ugly hell

  13. highwind
    December 11, 2013

    there is also a white version which infact looks much better than 90% of the round-edge / egg-shape phones from all kind of brands

  14. Allanitomwesh
    December 11, 2013
  15. defcomk
    December 11, 2013

    if it’s very cheap i’d buy and sand paper the sh!t outta it

  16. Aeonia
    December 11, 2013

    @Andi i don’t know about ugly…seen worse but are u sure this article is about the phone or are u settling a TV-deal-gone-sore..lol

    • December 11, 2013

      haha nope, I just think this is just terrible 🙂

      • tweetycontrabajo
        December 13, 2013

        Ideas bout price?

  17. Guest
    December 11, 2013

    I think it’s mainly the dreadfully ugly brown color, imagine it with a matte black shell with silver lines and writing and it will look pretty okay.

  18. Victor
    December 11, 2013

    Surprisingly we have split decisions on this ! HON if u like the PHONE please !

  19. Big O
    December 11, 2013

    Its so ugly I think I actually like it.

  20. Guest
    December 11, 2013

    it is a high-end android phone unless dress up the body 2010′

  21. Guest
    December 11, 2013

    looks like cheap indian chocolate packet

  22. Guest
    December 11, 2013

    Its an acquired taste like some people like the “revolting” caviar!

  23. Brian Jackson
    December 11, 2013

    I think anyone who wants to buy one could put it in a rubber ‘bumper’ case to hide the ugly back..I presume the front is black glass and would look ok provided the back was hidden and it seems to be a good spec!

  24. Guest
    December 11, 2013

    It’s a piece of design from the ’80 with XXI century tech inside, I love it!

    • Guest
      December 13, 2013

      Me too.
      Every smartphone look so similar, except this.

  25. provokanter Tabellenführer
    December 11, 2013

    there is also a white version which infact looks much better than 90% of the round-edge / egg-shape phones from all kind of brands

  26. Allanitomwesh
    December 11, 2013
  27. Boni M.
    December 11, 2013

    @Andi i don’t know about ugly…seen worse but are u sure this article is about the phone or are u settling a TV-deal-gone-sore..lol

    • Andi Sykes
      December 11, 2013

      haha nope, I just think this is just terrible 🙂

    • Guest
      December 13, 2013

      Ideas bout price?

  28. Guest
    December 11, 2013

    Surprisingly we have split decisions on this ! HON if u like the PHONE please !

  29. Ian DeMartino
    December 11, 2013

    It is ugly, but those specs are nice. Maybe once it fails to sell to their expectations it could be grabbed at a bargain price? Its kind of like a girl with a “good personality” it might not turn heads but at the end of the day you are sitting there with a sandwich your girl made for you, watching Boardwalk Empire in 1080p on your fully charged phone, meanwhile some other guy is out there chasing his good looking girl around downtown, hoping she isn’t with another guy as the battery no-so-slowly drains from his good looking phone.

  30. ARUN SUBRAMANIAN
    December 11, 2013

    The specs are awesome..finally the battery does justice to the full HDphone..may actually buy this if camera is upto the mark.

    • Ian DeMartino
      December 11, 2013

      With 13MP, it should be.

  31. HRSoprano
    December 11, 2013

    damn this shit takes me back to the 80s. I want it!

  32. Ian DeMartino
    December 11, 2013

    It is ugly, but those specs are nice. Maybe once it fails to sell to their expectations it could be grabbed at a bargain price? Its kind of like a girl with a “good personality” it might not turn heads but at the end of the day you are sitting there with a sandwich your girl made for you, watching Boardwalk Empire in 1080p on your fully charged phone, meanwhile some other guy is out there chasing his good looking girl around downtown, hoping she isn’t with another guy as the battery no-so-slowly drains from his good looking phone.

  33. ARUN SUBRAMANIAN
    December 11, 2013

    The specs are awesome..finally the battery does justice to the full HDphone..may actually buy this if camera is upto the mark.

    • Ian DeMartino
      December 11, 2013

      With 13MP, it should be.

  34. HRSoprano
    December 11, 2013

    damn this shit takes me back to the 80s. I want it!

  35. Niels Rademaker
    December 12, 2013

    Honphone logo: very ugly
    Gold stripes: better not
    Brown color: kind of classy, not bad
    Lenovo K900 ish design: yes please
    Specs: shut up and take my money!

  36. Allanitomwesh
    December 12, 2013

    The paint job is by far the biggest fail,you can see its el cheapo.

  37. LCTesla
    December 12, 2013

    Honphone logo: very ugly
    Gold stripes: better not
    Brown color: kind of classy, not bad
    Lenovo K900 ish design: yes please
    Specs: shut up and take my money!

  38. Allanitomwesh
    December 12, 2013

    The paint job is by far the biggest fail,you can see its el cheapo.

  39. Bear
    December 13, 2013

    Well, this is very subjective. It is similar like that some other people don’t like for example how chinese boys look, their color, shape and so on. 🙂

  40. Guest
    December 13, 2013

    Well, this is very subjective. It is similar like that some other people don’t like for example how chinese boys look, their color, shape and so on. 🙂

  41. tweetycontrabajo
    December 13, 2013

    Is so ugly, i flashed a Custom Rom, and the ROM decided to back to stock.

  42. Guest
    December 13, 2013

    Is so ugly, i flashed a Custom Rom, and the ROM decided to back to stock.

  43. Jason
    December 17, 2013

    Nothing wrong with the design i like it just what others are saying it brings the old times back 🙂

  44. Guest
    December 17, 2013

    Nothing wrong with the design i like it just what others are saying it brings the old times back 🙂