Phonebloks, a Lego-esque modular smartphone

A Dutch designer has come up with an interesting concept for a smartphone called Phonebloks that lets users replace and upgrade parts similar to what you do with a Lego block.


Dave Hakken, the person behind this concept builds on the idea of a phone “worth keeping.” Instead of disposing the whole phone when it gets broken or gets old, you can just easily swap the broken or outdated “block” with a new one. Preserving the parts that are still usable.


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Phoneblok also allows users to customize their smartphone according to their needs. You can remove blocks that are not essential and allocate that space for more important features like battery, for example. Watch the video below for a better understanding.

However, as mentioned earlier, Phonebloks is currently a concept and needs the attention of big brands and investors to make Phonebloks a reality. For that, the Phonebloks team has turned to Thunderclap to gain as much social reach as possible to create demand.

If you want to support their campaign you can head out to the source link below.


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This article was written by Louie Diangson, Managing Editor of YugaTech. You can follow him at @John_Louie.

21 Responses

  1. Avatar for dave dave says:

    pang mayaman yung phone na to :D

  2. Avatar for Roj Roj says:

    I support this. I know that sooner or later, this idea won’t just be an idea, but a good quality product that everyone can use. There’ll be debugs at first, but that’s normal. It will be as successful as the other companies too. More power to the developers, programmers and the whole determined team!

  3. Avatar for Adrian Adrian says:

    It’s about time, a customizable phone parang Desktop PC ang concept.

  4. Avatar for wohohoi wohohoi says:

    nega lang naman dito sa concept na to eh yung mga Apple and android fans. nyahaha. di padin papatalo kahit konsepto palang naman..

  5. Avatar for wew wew says:

    this is really a good concept,kaso sana may magisponsor sa kanila na mga malalaking companies…kaso mukhang malabo kasi kumikita sila ng malaki dahil panay na ang palit ng mga tao ng phones…

  6. Avatar for someone someone says:

    I’ve always wondered why no one else would come up with this concept. Imagine, you can repair your smartphone by yourself. No need to go to the service center and wait for a month for your phone to be repaired. If you want to maximize the battery life, you can remove the parts like bluetooth etc. If you want to have a faster CPU or larger memory, you only have to buy the corresponding blocks and install them at will.

  7. Avatar for Kabs Kabs says:

    maglalabasan din ang mga pirated or cloned parts/blocks neto kapag nilabas na sa market

  8. Avatar for silentwarrior silentwarrior says:

    This is very good concept, sana magtagumpay sila.

    This will free-up the world from proprietary phones, we will be able to build our own phones the same way the PC components are modular since the 80’s.

  9. Avatar for Pong Pong says:

    Great concept. The pessimistic side of me is saying that it won’t get mass produced though. Large companies (like Apple) will want you to buy the new version of the device every single year. If something like this comes to the market, people will just buy blocks for their phone instead of replacing the device altogether, thus lessening profit.

  10. Avatar for Kul Kul says:

    Sana i-produce! Kelangan ko ‘to :)

  11. Avatar for thomiejose thomiejose says:

    Hope this one get powered by Android OS.

  12. Avatar for Doc Doc says:

    Very good concept. Hope it works!

  13. Avatar for Contra_Bandido Contra_Bandido says:

    Suportahan ito ng tao, pero ang manufacturer hindi. Mas malaki profit nila pag labas sila ng labas ng series para sa isang phone model. Parang mag release ng Model 1 tapos Model 1i then Model 1s and so on.

  14. Avatar for Mr. Curious Mr. Curious says:

    at first glimpse I thought the phone (video thumbnail) is a nokia n95 hahaha

  15. Avatar for shin shin says:

    guys this is still an,idea d po ba? let us support them and let us give them a chance… let us share the possible problem/s that the unit may encounter… well i just this individual, or company are open for people ideas…

  16. Avatar for Sonofa Sonofa says:

    Pano yung shape and size ng phone?
    Panget lang dito pag nagsawa ka na sa design ng phone mo

  17. Avatar for Name: IC DeaDPiPoL Name: IC DeaDPiPoL says:

    concept looks good on paper but each modular part becomes its own vulnerability later especially if you keep swaping parts. Also would recommend giving it a standard housing else the exposed parts my fall off

  18. Avatar for Joyce Joyce says:

    This probably won’t work. I can see a lot of problems with this.

    • Avatar for wew wew says:

      let us give them a chance,ang meron palang sila ay ung mismong konsepto na napapalitan ung hardware,pag nainsponsoran na sila ng malalaking kumpanya saka nila pagiisipan kung panu iaaddress ang mga posibleng maging problema

    • Avatar for Ryan Ryan says:

      nde naman kc sila tulad mo mag isip. wag nega.

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