09-15-2015 09:54 AM
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  1. colinkiama's Avatar
    Like the procession of low end crap was such a success at 2.5% marketshare and falling, right?
    Take away all the low end devices and how much market share do you have left?
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    09-07-2015 11:21 AM
  2. aXross's Avatar
    Here's a new phone introduced today. It looks awfully familiar to a lumia device.

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    That curved glass and black screen bezels really similar to Lumia 625 at the front. It's basically large version of 625.
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    09-07-2015 11:54 PM
  3. arjunan's Avatar
    That curved glass and black screen bezels really similar to Lumia 625 at the front. It's basically large version of 625.
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    replace the yellow polycarbonate with rose gold metal and it's an iPhone 6s. kinda.
    09-13-2015 01:28 AM
  4. aXross's Avatar
    replace the yellow polycarbonate with rose gold metal and it's an iPhone 6s. kinda.
    Yeah, I actually realized that too since I saw iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. They're looks really like an inspiration 620 series of Lumia but in a metal body and done in a good way, but not all. I find the new iPhone from 6 up to now got a quite bit hideous back. Those thick plastic bands kinds of ruin the sleekness of iPhone 6 series, I wished that even Apple tries to do something about it. My first reaction about the leaked image of iPhone is also quite negative, but at least overall it wasn't that bad, its just not as good looking as iPhone 4 to 5s.

    Now back to Lumia.
    These low-midrange Lumia devices are actually look beautiful, they're minimalistic and still got a great sense of style and it shows how well thought the overall look of the device. The body showcase the color very well...no the body is designed for colors.

    What I find with 950 and 950 XL are even quite a black sheep from these previous Lumia, design-wise. They some associated them that they're come from mid-range Lumia design, well in some ways I see it but I find mostly not. The only similarities they share is having a rounded corners and having a flat glass thus lacking curve glass in a shape that is generally a rounded rectangle slab. Well yeah but that's all about it, there are several areas that they don't share at all.
    - The body doesn't look wrap around the screen bezel at all, which this where it shows what the color of the device at the front. This something what Lumia is mostly about, colors. This 950 and 950 XL deviates that Lumia (Fabula) design philosophy.
    - Second the 950 and 950 XL have rather shaper edges and flat sides, unlike those low-midrange device got more rounded sides and edges. Though 640 and 640 XL got a flatter sides, but the tapered back is still naturally rounded to the back. The back are well design for ergonomics and that's why the back wraps around. 950 and 950 XL now got sharper edges which doesn't shows continuity.
    - Speaker design in those photos of low-midrange Lumia got rather minimal and clean looking speaker designs. 950 and 950 XL got this dotted speaker design that looks it tries to borrow from 830, 925 and 1520 from the back, but the implementation are rather horrible. It speaker looks now like a cheap toy instead of supposed to be minimalistic beauty.

    Maybe that 950 and 950 XL are indeed from Nokia portfolio, who knows. But the end-result seems like they're like a rejected designs but are archived for reference purpose only. Then Microsoft took over and reuse those templates and maybe did some modifications. Those modifications are less thought-out and only done for practical purposes while beauty comes 4th-class.
    I actually even think that maybe 950 and 950 XL reference designs might originally looks better but the modifications ruins it.
    nohra likes this.
    09-13-2015 08:20 AM
  5. nohra's Avatar
    No matter how hard it is for you to believe,,its still true. These are NOKIA Designed phones.
    I don't doubt this at all... but it's like we're getting the leftover, tossed-in-the-trashbin designs of Nokia. These look like they were possible designs for the 830 rather than a phone coming out a year after the 830...
    aXross likes this.
    09-15-2015 09:30 AM
  6. nohra's Avatar
    Maybe that 950 and 950 XL are indeed from Nokia portfolio, who knows. But the end-result seems like they're like a rejected designs but are archived for reference purpose only. Then Microsoft took over and reuse those templates and maybe did some modifications. Those modifications are less thought-out and only done for practical purposes while beauty comes 4th-class.
    LOL, didn't see this until I had posted my other comment! Same thought as mine: the 950s are the discards of Nokia!
    aXross likes this.
    09-15-2015 09:33 AM
  7. nohra's Avatar
    replace the yellow polycarbonate with rose gold metal and it's an iPhone 6s. kinda.
    Put the 950/950XL internals inside this design, with larger-sized screens, and you'd have a lot less complaining about the 950s' design! I didn't realize the 625 looked so good!
    09-15-2015 09:36 AM
  8. aXross's Avatar
    Put the 950/950XL internals inside this design, with larger-sized screens, and you'd have a lot less complaining about the 950s' design! I didn't realize the 625 looked so good!
    I honestly will even dig 625 design with just few modifications, like camera design of 830 or even the camera ring design of 950 XL (Which it looks fine for me), Aluminum or ceramic side buttons, On-Screen buttons (I think its not that bad) and slightly smaller bezels if possible.

    625 design is quite clean and designed with colors, also the rather more ergonomic body (unibody-like backplate) which is very Lumia-like. Not to mention that sweet looking curvature of glass on the sides, its subtle but gives nice feeling and added great aesthetic.
    09-15-2015 09:54 AM
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