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  1. ROBBIE HALL's Avatar
    surface phone design....
    I like it lol
    11-18-2015 12:04 AM
  2. Krystianpants's Avatar
    Honestly, as much as I love my lumia 830, I can't stand the sharp edges. I rather have rounded edges like the newer phones. It forces me to hold it differently because the edge drives into my palm if i don't. So glad it doesn't look like that. hehe.
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    11-18-2015 12:27 PM
  3. Kram Sacul's Avatar
    It should've looked like this:

    lumia-925-home-screen.jpg

    or this:

    lumia-1520.jpg

    but instead we got a version of the 640 XL.

    687fea91677be9103defb8dc0b97e8b7.gif
    11-18-2015 06:03 PM
  4. HoosierDaddy's Avatar
    Already had a 925 and a 1520.3. Glad for something different. And having replaceable backs (that include the sides) is awesome. It means there is nothing cosmetic that can't be done.
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    11-18-2015 06:19 PM
  5. RJ Priest's Avatar
    This was posted previously quite a while ago. Generally, I love that design. I'm a huge Lumia 920 fabula design fan.

    Here's to hoping that the future Snapdragon 820 Lumia looks more like a thinner Lumia 920 - that's the dream.

    I'm sticking with my Lumia 1520 for now. I greatly prefer the design of the 1520 to the generic and round cornered 950 XL.
    anon(7929613) likes this.
    11-18-2015 09:12 PM
  6. Jack Neill's Avatar
    I liked the way that looked, I liked that music tile too. Nothing wrong with dreaming...
    RJ Priest likes this.
    11-18-2015 09:24 PM
  7. TechFreak1's Avatar
    Tough crowd.
    Or maybe some of us understand the difference between what is feasible and not given the current situation.

    Concept renders are nice to look at and there is nothing wrong in letting a person's creativity run wild but when it comes to production and manufacturing?

    Not possibly, as there is a line or threshold that cannot be crossed with current production models and once that line is crossed you will get diminished returns. You need not look further then the iphone, the 6s series are somewhat thicker, heavier as they use a denser alloy and have had to reinforce certain areas of the chassis.
    11-18-2015 10:41 PM
  8. anon(7929613)'s Avatar
    Concept renders are nice to look at and there is nothing wrong in letting a person's creativity run wild but when it comes to production and manufacturing?

    Not possibly, .
    It's not a question of feasibility. Lumia 730 and Lumia 925 already had similar designs. The important factor is the cost. I don't think that Microsoft wanted to invest in designing the body of the device because they wanted to keep the price to a minimum. Hence they went for a 640 like basic design.
    11-18-2015 11:46 PM
  9. anon(7929613)'s Avatar
    This was posted previously quite a while ago. Generally, I love that design. I'm a huge Lumia 920 fabula design fan.

    Here's to hoping that the future Snapdragon 820 Lumia looks more like a thinner Lumia 920 - that's the dream.

    I'm sticking with my Lumia 1520 for now. I greatly prefer the design of the 1520 to the generic and round cornered 950 XL.
    I have exactly similar thoughts.
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    11-18-2015 11:48 PM
  10. TechFreak1's Avatar
    It's not a question of feasibility. Lumia 730 and Lumia 925 already had similar designs. The important factor is the cost. I don't think that Microsoft wanted to invest in designing the body of the device because they wanted to keep the price to a minimum. Hence they went for a 640 like basic design.
    It is a question of feasibility, you need to take into account more than just component sizes. For example battery weight and size, heat dissipation - essentially all electrical components generate some sort of heat output (I am not going to go into detail why), screen thickness and durability etc. It's one thing to design a concept on a screen but another thing entirely to manufacture and produce the product on mass.

    Plus with the unibody design, you prohibit the ability of the following:

    1) Ecosystem of third party back covers that compliment the phone as opposed to being bulky add-ons.
    2) The ability to easily change the battery when you're out of charge or have a faulty battery.
    3) Hot swapping msd cards, phones that allow this use a inelegant and undurable rubber cover. Using a Pin to pull out a msd card tray is not ideal for people who swap out msd cards. Granted the larger sizes makes reduces that need greatly but with the advent of 4k recording and high res raw picture files, easily swapping out msd cards is a necessity for some.
    Last edited by TechFreak1; 11-20-2015 at 02:27 AM. Reason: fixed a typo
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    11-19-2015 07:43 AM
  11. jmshub's Avatar
    but instead we got a version of the 640 XL.
    Well, yeah, the 640 was released in 2015, so it was the most current version of Nokia's design language at the time, and that has evolved into the x50 series phones. While the 925 and the 1520 were both good looking phones (I still love my 1520), Nokia design language was always evolving, not continuing to release the same phone.



    It's not a question of feasibility. Lumia 730 and Lumia 925 already had similar designs. The important factor is the cost. I don't think that Microsoft wanted to invest in designing the body of the device because they wanted to keep the price to a minimum. Hence they went for a 640 like basic design.
    The 730 has a polycarbonate unibody, like the 1520. The concept you posted appears to be all aluminum (magnesium? unobtanium?), it would be built like an iphone, maybe? But furthermore, my original statement is that this thing is impossibly thin. It is half as thick as the 1520 or the 730, there would be insufficient room in the phone for enough battery, or even to fit the camera lens.
    11-19-2015 09:50 AM
  12. Kram Sacul's Avatar
    Well, yeah, the 640 was released in 2015, so it was the most current version of Nokia's design language at the time, and that has evolved into the x50 series phones. While the 925 and the 1520 were both good looking phones (I still love my 1520), Nokia design language was always evolving, not continuing to release the same phone.
    Except the 950/950XL (flagships) are basically the same as the 640 (low mid range) and that's the problem. Previous high end flagships were distinctly different than the lower budgets( ie you would never mistake the 920 for the 520). Using the same design for low end and high end devices was a poor decision but then again this is MS who seems to drop the ball every week.
    11-19-2015 04:03 PM
  13. jmshub's Avatar
    I don't see how it's dropping the ball. First, this phone has been in the pipeline since Nokia, so it's not a Microsoft failure.

    I can see a design elements following from Lumia 900 to 920 to 930 and now the 950.

    Furthermore, Nokia has had extremely attractive and unique handsets since they introduced the Lumia line, but it hasn't particularly helped them in the marketplace. Having standout handset designs isn't as important to sell phones as some on here seem to think.
    11-19-2015 04:17 PM
  14. HoosierDaddy's Avatar
    Except the 950/950XL (flagships) are basically the same as the 640 (low mid range) and that's the problem. Previous high end flagships were distinctly different than the lower budgets( ie you would never mistake the 920 for the 520). Using the same design for low end and high end devices was a poor decision but then again this is MS who seems to drop the ball every week.
    We get it. You'd rather drive a Fiero with a Ferrari body kit than a Ferrari with a Camry body kit. While others would prefer a phone that has unlimited possible looks due to a replaceable shell instead of a phone that has almost no options to start and just keeps looking more boring and dated and same as the rest every single day you have it.
    11-19-2015 05:05 PM
  15. Kram Sacul's Avatar
    We get it. You'd rather drive a Fiero with a Ferrari body kit than a Ferrari with a Camry body kit. While others would prefer a phone that has unlimited possible looks due to a replaceable shell instead of a phone that has almost no options to start and just keeps looking more boring and dated and same as the rest every single day you have it.
    I rather have a phone that looks like a flagship device and not something MS recycled from their budget line. That's not to hard to ask. I agree about the replaceable shell part though. I absolutely adore all the different shells for my 820. Regular glossy ones, ones that enable wireless charging and rugged ones that add protection. All Nokia made too.
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    11-19-2015 05:27 PM
  16. Kram Sacul's Avatar
    I don't see how it's dropping the ball. First, this phone has been in the pipeline since Nokia, so it's not a Microsoft failure.
    The mighty MS forced to release Nokia's left over table scraps. It does make for a convenient scapegoat though if the phone tanks. "Nokia did it!"

    Furthermore, Nokia has had extremely attractive and unique handsets since they introduced the Lumia line, but it hasn't particularly helped them in the marketplace. Having standout handset designs isn't as important to sell phones as some on here seem to think.
    True. Apps, developer support and marketing are bigger factors. That being said that's no excuse to put out an uninspired device.
    11-19-2015 05:34 PM
  17. jmshub's Avatar
    The mighty MS forced to release Nokia's left over table scraps. It does make for a convenient scapegoat though if the phone tanks. "Nokia did it!"
    I'm hardly a Microsoft apologist. But you seem to have a lot of vitriol toward this phone, when few have even seen one in real life yet, I have yet to see one.
    11-19-2015 07:13 PM
  18. tale 85's Avatar
    I guess if it looked like that...
    It wouldn't be a 950
    The 950 is a Lumia, it looks like a Lumia (the recent generations at least) I'm sure someone will make the pretty phone that everyone seems to want.
    11-19-2015 07:24 PM
  19. tale 85's Avatar
    What if it looked like this you guyyyyzzzz

    Attachment 116594

    GOLLY GEE WILLIKURS... sew kewls

    Cripes, enough please. It looks like what it looks like.
    Does it have Band 12.....will Verizon have it, or will AT&T have the exclusive?
    Can you get a yellow back cover for it?
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    11-19-2015 07:27 PM
  20. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Does it have Band 12.....will Verizon have it, or will AT&T have the exclusive?
    Can you get a [S]yellow[/S] cyan back cover for it?
    Fixed it up for you.
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    11-19-2015 11:25 PM
  21. HeyCori's Avatar
    What really makes that design standout are the different tile sizes.
    11-24-2015 01:37 PM
  22. STXVI's Avatar
    Lol
    11-25-2015 06:59 AM
  23. Sharon G Samuel's Avatar
    Awesomeee

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