No-one's really doing anything crazy with 'em though - until now. Scandinavian design house Lumigon has given its newly revealed T3 a night vision upgrade.
This is no filter fakery; the T3 has an honest to goodness night vision camera sensor that can properly see in the dark. It sits alongside a 13MP rear cam with phase-detect AF that's good for 4K video, as well as 120fps slow motion.
That would be cool enough, but the rest of the phone doesn't look half-bad either. Built from a mix of glass and stainless steel, and the option to splash serious cash on 24-karat gold or diamond-encrusted finishes, you'll definitely stand out from the crowd of Samsungs and iPhones on your morning commute.
It ticks all the boxes when it comes to performance, with a snappy 8-core CPU and 3GB of RAM running Android 6 Marshmallow.
Lumigon has made a few tweaks to Google's OS, adding an IR blaster and app for controlling your home cinema setup, and a password-protected Vault to keep your private stuff... well, private.
There's a fingerprint sensor on the front, and a unique "BackTouch" scrolling touchpad on the back for swiping and scrolling through web pages. Oh, and it's got a whopping 128GB of internal storage. Good luck filling that up in a hurry.
The 4.8in screen up front might only have a 1280x720 resolution, but it's packing AMOLED display tech for inky blacks and vibrant colours. A double-tap will wake it from sleep, too. Neat.
If you're after a smartphone good enough for a Navy Seal on night maneuvres, you can pick up a T3 from the Lumigon website right now, but be prepared to shell out US$925 for the basic model. Want to go gold? That'll set you back a lot more cash.