View Poll Results: What do you think about the Cityman and Talkman press images?

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  • Love it!

    36 30.51%
  • Meh, take a penny leave a penny

    45 38.14%
  • Hideous. If this was a human being, i'd shoot it in the face.

    41 34.75%
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09-07-2015 03:24 AM
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  1. dakken's Avatar
    640 is a budget phone, so the looks would be as per the price.. When you see 830 it looks better and premium with that aluminium frame than 640 thats why it is costly.. Now talking about these flagships they look same as the midrangers.. No premium look.. No metal frames.. Just plastic body.. Why would a person buy such phone which looks same as the mid range.. People already using WPs would buy.. But people switching to WP would not buy such devices who have already been using best looking phones from android like htc one m9 , s6 edge, etc or person using an iphone.
    Aluminum is a cheap metal... If you want an aluminum phone that bad then buy a roll of aluminum foil cut it out to match your phone and glue it on. There you go instant premium expensive looking flagship phone.

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    Last edited by dakken; 08-28-2015 at 02:31 PM.
    08-28-2015 02:20 PM
  2. ArtificiallyYours's Avatar
    At least it isn't a ditsy "I drink scotch because it makes me cool" type design......... Like the majority of flagships out there these days.......
    08-28-2015 02:40 PM
  3. Indistinguishable's Avatar
    At least it isn't a ditsy "I drink scotch because it makes me cool" type design......... Like the majority of flagships out there these days.......
    For example?
    08-28-2015 02:52 PM
  4. dakken's Avatar
    This

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    08-28-2015 06:50 PM
  5. dakken's Avatar
    Bezels dont look that big in this picture

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    08-28-2015 07:31 PM
  6. Harsh Jain2's Avatar
    Phones like 920,1020,1520 were in good quality,but after microsoft branding,the ongoing new models,looks very cheap compared to nokia branding phones. And i hate it the most.
    If microsoft wanna survive,then it should increase it's quality matter.
    08-28-2015 08:24 PM
  7. dakken's Avatar
    Phones like 920,1020,1520 were in good quality,but after microsoft branding,the ongoing new models,looks very cheap compared to nokia branding phones. And i hate it the most.
    If microsoft wanna survive,then it should increase it's quality matter.
    These ARE nokia designed phones,,they just have microsoft branding.

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    08-28-2015 09:23 PM
  8. theefman's Avatar
    These ARE nokia designed phones,,they just have microsoft branding.

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    Prove it.
    08-28-2015 09:43 PM
  9. Kram Sacul's Avatar
    Sometimes ugly isn't cheap. Looks like a Transformer in disguise.
    08-28-2015 09:43 PM
  10. dkediger's Avatar
    Sometimes ugly isn't cheap. Looks like a Transformer in disguise.
    Reminds me of an apocryphal quote by Ed Whitacre, CEO/Chairman of General Motors in the years following the bankruptcy. An automotive journalist had asked him about GM's "cheap interiors". Whitacre is said to have replied: "We don't have cheap interiors. We have expensive interiors that look cheap."
    Kram Sacul likes this.
    08-28-2015 10:13 PM
  11. bo_woods's Avatar
    Prove it.
    I'm not saying this is proof, but just want to put this out there...

    Daniel Rubino said himself in a comment under the last article about how ppl feel about the design that these phones are Nokia designs
    08-28-2015 10:37 PM
  12. bo_woods's Avatar
    The 640xl is pretty beautiful Imho... Although the 640 is ugly and looks cheap to me...
    08-28-2015 10:41 PM
  13. sinime's Avatar
    Bezels dont look that big in this picture

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    Also, when you consider that the back, start, and search buttons are on screen buttons, the bezel is actual smaller than it looks.
    08-28-2015 10:49 PM
  14. Baljeet Rai's Avatar
    Just for clarification: On Windows Phone 8.1 and most likely Windows 10 Mobile, you can have the soft keys to auto-hide. They can be brought up with a swipe from the bottom. When you put that in perspective then you will finally be at peace with the bezels.
    08-28-2015 11:12 PM
  15. dakken's Avatar
    Daniel says it himself here that these are from the Nokia portfolio.

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    08-28-2015 11:19 PM
  16. Kram Sacul's Avatar
    Nokia or MS designed, it doesn't matter. It's still underwhelming at best. MS is the king at dropping the ball.
    08-28-2015 11:37 PM
  17. dakken's Avatar
    Nokia or MS designed, it doesn't matter. It's still underwhelming at best. MS is the king at dropping the ball.
    I bring this up because a lot of people are saying this phone is ugly because Microsoft designed it and not Nokia which just isnt true. I believe that the Microsoft branding has tainted the perception of how this phone looks.

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    08-28-2015 11:47 PM
  18. dakken's Avatar
    They don't look bad, but I really feel like rounded edges and plastic isn't going to make a phone that people find more appealing then an iPhone 6. I mean, if someone walks into BestBuy and sees an iPhone 6 and then looks over and sees what is supposedly the L950.... Are they really going to have any incentive to choose the L950 over the iPhone 6? Probably not. It's a matter of choice but the only reason I would is because I like the Windows phone OS and most people don't have a clue what that even is. The fact of the matter is that people care ALOT about exterior aesthetics: to ignore this is suicide as far as market-success.

    In my personal opinion, this would be a great look for MS to go for. Please don't burn me at the stake for having an opinion.
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    I think this design has been used already

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    08-29-2015 12:33 AM
  19. hasasimo's Avatar
    Just a shame how far Lumia aesthetics have fallen. The Lumia 800, 920, 930/Icon, 830, and 1520 truly spoiled us. The Nokia era of the Lumia story is truly over.
    Kram Sacul likes this.
    08-29-2015 01:56 AM
  20. Joshwin's Avatar
    l950.jpg

    l950-desing.jpg
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    08-29-2015 07:45 AM
  21. mariusmuntean's Avatar
    the look of these two is simply amateur made. this is not a premium design to sustain the high price that will have or to attract customers. It is more than clear that any new customer who walks in a store and sees a note 5, s6, g4 or an iphone and one of these two will clearly not pick them. design is simply not ok for a flagship that is supposed to be the top notch of the model line in both hardware, look and feeling.


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    08-29-2015 08:43 AM
  22. mariusmuntean's Avatar
    What I don't get is, we've already seen these press images before without all this "lookit dis fugly bezzle" comments. We get some blurry-*** images posted today and everyone goes nuts.

    The bezel isn't *that* big and it looks like any other smartphone out there. Actually, this looks like a L640, really. Did anyone say the L640 looked like ***? No. In my opinion, so long as the glass is premium, the plastic strong/premium like my old 920 and it has a flagship worthy camera, I'm good. Even if it still looks like the L640.

    And why is there so much talk about how it looks? It's like a bunch of iPhone fanboys critiquing around here today.
    Lumia 640 is a midrange!!!!! for a midrange phone and it's price looks nice, but these two are supposed to be premium devices! you cannot have premium devices only on specs or only in looks. both aspects must come together.


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    08-29-2015 08:52 AM
  23. dakken's Avatar
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    You were expecting i bigger version of the ipod nano?

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    08-29-2015 08:58 AM
  24. Indistinguishable's Avatar
    You were expecting i bigger version of the ipod nano?

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    It shares maybe one or two similarities with the ipad nano. Besides that, completely different.
    08-29-2015 09:38 AM
  25. girishN's Avatar
    What exactly is a non cheap phone supposed to look like?
    Something like 925, no triangles or hexagons required.
    08-29-2015 09:54 AM
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