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  1. Jazmac's Avatar


    Attached Thumbnails concept-950-3.jpg   concept-950.jpg   concept-950-2.jpg  
    09-07-2015 10:41 PM
  2. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I really like this!
    09-07-2015 10:50 PM
  3. Matt Addy's Avatar
    This is exactly how the 950/950xl should look. Microsoft is stupid if they release with the design leaked a few weeks ago. Lumia's have always been either very clean and sharp looking or very out there and colorful with the exception of the low-end devices (even low end devices are very colorful but they just look cheap and fragile) but the leaked designs look just as bad or possibly worse than some of the cheapest Lumia's around. Please someone make Microsoft change to this exact design and I will throw my money at the 950xl.
    SPS828, Lumious, ven07 and 3 others like this.
    09-07-2015 11:28 PM
  4. bo_woods's Avatar
    I like the overall gist of this design concept, but just a few things...

    The extreme reflectivity and or gloss od the metal sides doesn't look premium, and looks rather fake and cheap

    The side bezels of the front are unrealistically thin (they're pretty much non-existent)

    Lastly some elements of the concept are misaligned, such as the Microsoft logo on the back

    Other than those three things this would make a beautiful device if it were real
    09-07-2015 11:40 PM
  5. bo_woods's Avatar
    This is exactly what I would would imagine a Surface branded smartphone would look like... Except I would picture a surface phone to not have any logos on the front, and the back of the device would say "surface" with the Microsoft square logo instead of the word "Microsoft" with the square logo

    Also I would imagine a surface phone to be unibody metal instead having a removable back like what appears to be pictured in this concept
    09-07-2015 11:44 PM
  6. M7H's Avatar
    But, will it blend?
    Jazmac and gpobernardo like this.
    09-08-2015 06:40 AM
  7. Zulfigar's Avatar
    Besides the physical buttons, yeah. Not sure how you can use a keyboard and mouse on your phone, then try to go back with a physical back, home, and search.
    09-08-2015 07:08 AM
  8. tale 85's Avatar
    I think everyone, well most, are upset with the back cover. You can do a lot with plastic these days. The 950 needs to step out of the Orange, Cyan, Black or white mold. Genuine imitation brushed stainless would do wonders.
    ven07, Joshwin and Jazmac like this.
    09-08-2015 07:08 AM
  9. tale 85's Avatar
    But, will it blend?
    As long as you can't cook an egg on it.....
    09-08-2015 07:10 AM
  10. hiya15's Avatar
    Looks like HTC design
    09-08-2015 07:14 AM
  11. M7H's Avatar
    As long as you can't cook an egg on it.....
    Why not?
    Would be a nice option I think.....
    09-08-2015 08:03 AM
  12. Slovenix's Avatar
    I like more complex designs like S6 Edge, HTC M9, Nexus 6.. That's flagship for me. IPhone 6 is somewhere in the middle. Square sharp edges bores me. That's why I'd like too see other manufacturers produce phones rather than just Microsoft.

    To be more precise I'm pointing at the frame curves, not at specific details. The devices I pointed out are only to compare frames.

    However Microsoft will probably change their designs after their first phone designed by them.
    Last edited by Slovenix; 09-08-2015 at 08:44 AM.
    09-08-2015 08:13 AM
  13. Slovenix's Avatar
    I still defend Lumia 950/950XL design because of polycarbonate. And the best thing is metal frame on XL, where I could put magnetic lens.
    Last edited by Slovenix; 09-08-2015 at 08:45 AM.
    09-08-2015 08:30 AM
  14. gwinegarden's Avatar
    It's easy to create a design for a phone without actually building it.
    azcruz, DavidinCT and RumoredNow like this.
    09-08-2015 08:45 AM
  15. DavidinCT's Avatar
    Almost looks like the ICON, just the back is a little flatter....The ICON/930 in white offers the silver trim around it and black has the black trim.

    That combo looks like the b.a.s.t.a.r.d child of the Nokia ICON/930 and the iPhone 5....sorry, who ever came up with that..
    nohra likes this.
    09-08-2015 08:53 AM
  16. Jazmac's Avatar
    Almost looks like the ICON, just the back is a little flatter....The ICON/930 in white offers the silver trim around it and black has the black trim.

    That combo looks like the b.a.s.t.a.r.d child of the Nokia ICON/930 and the iPhone 5....sorry, who ever came up with that..
    The Icon's design looks great to me. I even like the 930's design. Iphone 5? Perhaps there is that but at the end of the day, everything is the candy bar design and that popularity is totally the result Apple's design. So if the phone will be candy bar, there will have to be crossover. At least I expect there to be.
    ven07 likes this.
    09-08-2015 09:11 AM
  17. DavidinCT's Avatar
    The Icon's design looks great to me. I even like the 930's design. Iphone 5? Perhaps there is that but at the end of the day, everything is the candy bar design and that popularity is totally the result Apple's design. So if the phone will be candy bar, there will have to be crossover. At least I expect there to be.
    I hear ya. I too love the look of the ICON/930 (own a Icon with all colored backs). I saw the iPhone 5 because my brother has one (he just picked up a 1520 thanks to me), and saw, played with that phone many times, it gave the same look.

    Look at the iPhone 5, it's rounded edges with the silver trim around it, then look at the ICON/930, Yep pretty much a combo :)

    Anyway about it, there is only so many ways to make a "candy bar" type phone these days, so you can only be so creative and also make it feel premium as well. Sure you can do it in colors of plastic but, you step down in quality (can be viewed by some this way)

    As normal, this is a rendering and not a finish product, so when it hits, it could look totally different.
    Jazmac likes this.
    09-08-2015 09:31 AM
  18. bo_woods's Avatar
    The Icon's design looks great to me. I even like the 930's design. Iphone 5? Perhaps there is that but at the end of the day, everything is the candy bar design and that popularity is totally the result Apple's design. So if the phone will be candy bar, there will have to be crossover. At least I expect there to be.
    The 930 & ICON have the exact same design... The ICON just says Verizon on the front and only comes in 2/4 of the 930 colors...
    09-08-2015 01:00 PM
  19. joshualafleur's Avatar
    Nice render. I like it. Looks like a Lumia Icon mixed with a Sony Xperia z5.
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    09-08-2015 01:08 PM
  20. 0jonadams's Avatar
    Looks great. Not sure I can go with the XL size, though. My Lumia 920 is about as big as I want for a phone....

    I feel like since MS is dropping the Nokia branding, they should also drop the Lumia branding. That way, with Win10 mobile, and MS branded phones it will all feel new, and not like they're just dragging out the windows phone stuff that hasn't been widely received yet.
    09-08-2015 01:19 PM
  21. jmshub's Avatar
    There's nothing wrong with these concepts, I just think phones like that look a little bland. It looks a lot like an iPhone, a little Sony, a little HTC. One of the things I've liked the most about Nokia's WP phones is the distinctive look. Bright, bold colors and unapologetically plastic, without looking or feeling cheap.

    If you want a more professional or understated phone, all of their phones came in black and white, but I think some of the best looking phones Nokia ever built were the cyan 920, the orange 930 and the green 1520 (if only I could have gotten the 1520.3 in that green...).
    09-08-2015 01:35 PM
  22. Joshwin's Avatar
    •The side bezels of the front are unrealistically thin (they're pretty much non-existent)
    I don't think it is unrealistic. there are phones that don't have bezels at all these days.
    09-08-2015 01:47 PM
  23. Joshwin's Avatar
    give me five Lumia 950xl please. one for me now and rest for the rest of my life. ;)...oh boy. I Love the design. I seriously wish MS makes something like this for a flagship phone.
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    09-08-2015 01:53 PM
  24. Joshwin's Avatar
    Genuine imitation brushed stainless would do wonders.
    I wished exactly the same. There should be more colour choices . I don't like fancy colours. I usually go for white/black lumias. but if natural silver colour was available that will be it for ever. It will look more premium and sleek for those who want it.
    09-08-2015 01:59 PM
  25. realwarder's Avatar
    It's an iPhone. Perhaps that's what the next model iPhone will look like.

    Far too breakable and no Nokia design traits. None.

    Wouldn't buy because I would break it.
    a5cent and Tom Snyder like this.
    09-08-2015 02:19 PM
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