James Bond doesn’t like Android smartphones

November 2, 2015

Daniel Craig and director Sam Mendes opposed to the use of Sony and Samsung Android smartphones in Spectre.

Aston Martin. Omega. These brands are now commonly associated with James Bond. But when it comes to smartphones, what does Bond prefer? Apparently not an Android smartphone.

Word has it is that Spectre star Daniel Craig and director Sam Mendes opposed the idea of using a Sony and/or a Samsung branded smartphone as product placement in the movie because it could tarnish the sophisticated image of the British spy.

The news came from one of the emails during the Sony Picture hack last year. A report included Sony offering Daniel Craig $5 million to use an Xperia Z4 in the movie. There was also another $5 million offer for the actor from Samsung to use an Android smartphone.

But primarily the reason behind why Craig and Mendes didn’t agree with the idea is more of a creative factor that James bond only uses the best gadgets – and in that notion, these Sony and Samsung smartphones aren’t the best.

Product placements have been prominent in high-profile Hollywood films that range from subtle imagery to even the most obvious in-your-face adverts.

The 24th James Bond film, Spectre, opens in the UAE on November 5.

by Victor Philip Ortiz
Tech Enthusiast and Movie Buff. When he’s not busy playing with the latest games, Victor usually spends his time collecting Blu-rays and building his own movie library. As the Online Editor for T3 Middle East, he develops and writes content for www.T3ME.com which includes reviews, features, and videos in addition to managing its social media and web content.