The n8 was a thick phone.. And had a huge camera bump.. Lets call it a camera hump rather... But i was never worried as there was enough protection for it.. Now on the s7 edge.. I'm not that worried as there is a rim of plastic that juts out preventing direct contact with any surface.. I have an ipad pro and one of the main things that worry me is the camera.. Dunno why a tablet needs such a huge cam in the first place
For those who are confused about whether or not we need camera humps, you can take a look at the transition comparison between Samsung galaxy s6 and galaxy s7
S6 has camera hump yet no humps s7 beat it. The S7 came with slightly thicker body and show uniformity also packs bigger battery (2600 and 3000 mAh) without sacrificing the look of the phone, the s7 still feel slim to hold. The s7's Camera is also protected with the glass from scratches. So as the technology is advancing I hope the company can provide us well design (beautiful and practical) for next smartphones and personally I find galaxy s7 (not the edge one) is one of example mature design (minus the glass back). Don't make the phone too thin or too thick, because neither of them are good and uniform it
it is better to have a flat surface, but when a manufacturer create a thin smartphone, it is hard to eliminate camera hump
- have a more space for the battery
- don't worry about smartphone get bended
- don't worry about the camera lenses get scratched
- no need have reason to apply the protection to the lenses
-ugly and weird design
So there is no reason to choose a camera humps.
Why cant the rear cam be as flat as the front. Look easy enough to be done. Front cam these day have 13 to 16mp sensor and yet it is kept flat. Surprisingly rear cam bulging like a mountain at the back. Just make the phone thicker. Nobody give a shit about thickness. Dumb designer.
If it helps the picture, sure, no probs.
I don't get the obsession with hating them. It's part of the design. It makes the phone interesting.
I've just checked the results. About 2/3 of all voters prefer it slim. The others wouldn't mind the hump.
In other words, there's market for larger sensors and optics. But it's not everyone's cup of tea.
Most recent photography-centric smartphones didn't sell well but that doesn't mean humps are to blame. For instance:
The Panasonic Lumix CM1 was launched in the US for $999, had an outdated chipset prone to overheating, no OIS, no xenon.
Samsung tried more than once but the lenses motor was rather fragile and prone to dust.
1020 was a fine attempt but it was released with outdated chipset, long processing times and Windows was a no-go for many potential customers.
808 had a great camera on its own but it was launched late and received such grave criticism for using Symbian that its hump never seemed to be a problem.
no problem. i prefer hump for quality. see samsung a8, camera sucks because it used 1.0 micron pixel size. really dark and dull in low light. why not put the same camera as s6?
also, hump also good to prevent body scratches, because what hit the surface only the hump and bottom part.
hmmm..., 13 Aug 2017I rather have a phone with a camera hump i it means i get better optics inside than a phone th... moreDafaq? You do know that mobile makers CAN increase a phone's thickness at the same size as the camera right? So you can have ois and great optics on a flat phone. God.. think.
Shhzd amar, 13 Aug 2017I own a oneplus 3 and it has the camera bump, but it doesn't matter me because its made of saf... moreThe OP3 camera lens is not made out of Sapphire, it's just tempered glass. Bumps are good if they offer features for it, maybe OIS and optical zooming. Otherwise, it's not good even if you have sapphire on it's lens since there's that slight chance of breaking. Flat backed phones are better in regard, except those with plastic camera lenses such as the Z5 Premium and the Priv; those will suffer with or without a hump.
Humps are bad, really bad, the only way they would be excused, would be if they were including optical zoom. Extreme slimmness is overrated, I would else prefer a more protected camera lens and an overall increase of overall 2mm, from 7mm, to 9mm, in order to have extra battery capacity and no camera hump!
I'd rather have a thicker phone so that it can have a battery that won't need charging half way through taking photographs! Then there is no need for the lens to stick out.
So long as it's designed correctly, there is no need for a bump, here is a company who's removed an inch of hardware (3.5mm jack) and yet added a large bump in the way of a camera?
Steve jobs would be turning in his grave.
Humps are for large sensors.. Only sensors measuring 1/1.5" and above should have humps.. Sony with 1/2.5" sensor got no humps while iphones with tiny 1/3" have humps.. Pathetic
Might as well make it a bit thicker and include a bigger battery, a headphone jack... NAH. Let's put in some random leftover battery we got laying around, throw out the microSD and headphone jack and call it a FEATURE.
I prefer the opposite of a hump. I like my camera recessed by at least a millimeter into the body of the phone. Keeps the lens protected when laying the phone flat on surfaces, and I like to use my phone without a case.
I’m fine with camera humps for additional benefits, larger sensors, telephoto capabilities, etc.
Trasher, 13 Aug 2017Flat is best, but hump is definitely not a deal breaker if the phone makes up for it with came... moreEggs crackly.
Either the phone has to make up for the bump with great quality.
Or eliminate it by being a tad thicker and having camera quality.
Just thin with or without bump is bs.