Almost everybody uses a case so the bump is irrelevant in choosing a new phone.
Kyo, 13 Aug 2017No need for a camera hump give us thick phones back about 10mm.Benefits are big battery, good ... moreTrue. I dont understand the end goals of making super thin phones. What will we get if phone are as thin as paper? What exactly do we achieve by doing that? It so fragile and break like crackers. Make it thicker is a better idea. 10mm maximum. 7mm minimum.
I personally prefer thicker phones with larger batteries and good cameras compared to super thin phones with poor batteries, good cameras and inevitable camera humps.
Mickey, 13 Aug 2017i don't mind hump, after all i'm sure after you bought the phone you will bought a case with i... moreum, not really. The external case is meant to give some space between the camera lens and external surfaces, which the camera hump will protrude out and still be exposed to flat surfaces (e.g. a flat table with grains of sand or gravel, ouch)...
If anything, a case on & camera hump flattened out, that's how the phone should ergonomically feel in the first place.
Simon, 13 Aug 2017Oh man, the dreams.
I think something like a 1/1.5' camera sensor would be a fair compromi... moreAnd that's where more energy efficient processors come into play.
Even SD820 could easily handle the Nokia 808 for recording video without overheating.
Heck, even an iPhone 6s with the 16nm Apple A9 chip could also do 4K video recording using the 808 or 1020's camera hardware with no overheating.
Anyone should do Sony's trick of using a large graphite shield heatsink to the whole frame of the device. Not only does it make the device stronger, but also help circulate (not remove) the internal heat. We can't remove heat inside waterproof devices, but it's better to circulate it throughout the entire device instead of focusing it on one specific area of the device only.
Btw the XZ Premium could record an unlimited time 4K videos under normal temperature.
It just won't last that long under direct sunlight, but how long will anyone really record a 4K video?
I rather have a phone with a camera hump i it means i get better optics inside than a phone that is flat but has to sacrifice camera optics. A lot of people don't realize the trade off. I also would rather have a hump with OIS than a flat phone without OIS.
i don't mind hump, after all i'm sure after you bought the phone you will bought a case with it. so even the camera had a hump it will get cover by the case.
TheHeater, 13 Aug 2017If we could handle a 20mm thick phone (Nokia 3310), then I don't see the reason not to have a ... moreOh man, the dreams.
I think something like a 1/1.5' camera sensor would be a fair compromise, I'm sure they could fit it in a ~11mm body these days. The main, stupid reason why we don't get such sensors is not that they won't physically fit, but because they'd overheat during video recording in such a small case. There are already great workarounds for that, coming with sacrifices like pauses during recording or using just part of the sensor for video - all of them would be very worth it.
Of course flat is better, as long as it's a bit thicker with a better battery and at least the same sensor.
I don't mind the slight humps as it means we can see larger camera sensors. On another hand, I wouldn't mind the device to be slightly thicker as a whole, so the thicker camera would be matched by the rest of the body which could then house a larger battery too.
Kangal, 13 Aug 2017The Nokia 3315 could be 20mm thick and it won't be too bad.
However, it was a much more round... moreThen make it rounded as well. Besides, the 3310 has the same type of shape as any modern smartphone, just a smaller one.
But with the trend of 18:9 ratio, it's also good to complement it with excellent hardware, instead of putting it into waste.
Besides, I don't think it would take 15mm to accommodate a 1" sensor - the Nokia 808 and Lumia 1020 prove this.
TheHeater, 13 Aug 2017If we could handle a 20mm thick phone (Nokia 3310), then I don't see the reason not to have a ... moreThe Nokia 3315 could be 20mm thick and it won't be too bad.
However, it was a much more rounded device, and it was much shorter and narrower.
Something like the LG V20 would be too large AND thick to be portable, if its 20mm's.
Yeah bro, let it be a bit thick. we can handle it. wont hurt to have bit more juice.
No need for a camera hump give us thick phones back about 10mm.Benefits are big battery, good camera,better shock absorptivity,better grip,better heat distribution and what not.Thin phones are for women and pop culture corrupted men.
AnonD-632062, 11 Aug 2017Camera humps are unanimously bad. I mean, make the entire phone thicker to cover the bump and ... moreNo, a blanket statement like that is incorrect.
A a flat back like the LG G6 is better, sure, but if there is not enough space for the camera sit flush, or if they want a slimmer phone, or a larger sensor... it may have to have a bump.
And if it has to have a bump, its better for it to be protective and small.
Something as small as the camera bump like that on the iPhone 7/HTC U11 is fine. However, a huge camera bump like on the Lumia 950/Moto Z Force is distracting and worse, in my humble opinion.
Y’all are here debating whether or not the camera bump is acceptable but fail to realize that unless the modules (in terms of sizes) catch up with the current trend of thin smartphones, manufacturers will have to choose between no camera bump (great image quality but no modern camera features or capabilities) or camera bump (great image quality w/ modern camera features and capabilities)
Personally, i think let it be thicker. Thicker phones has some advantages such as larger camera sensor and even bigger battery and if there's still plenty of room, they (manufacturers) could even put a HiFi DAC and amplifier. And it could also mean less top and bottom bezel frame (yes, we know that certain company who insist to make hump-less flat back but the payback was on large top bezel because of the camera sensor)
If we could handle a 20mm thick phone (Nokia 3310), then I don't see the reason not to have a 15mm thick device with monster battery and RX100 level of quality camera.
The slim body trend should stop now. We won't use our phones as credit cards to be so thin.