PhoneArena readers aren't too bothered by the hump of the Nexus 6P

PhoneArena readers aren't too bothered by the hump of the Nexus 6P
Huawei, not Motorola, made this year's Nexus phablet, and that's plainly obvious with the design of the 6P. We've got a full metal body made out of anodized, aeronautics-grade aluminum, complete with a round, touch-type fingerprint scanners. Immediately above it, however, sits the 'hump'.

The hump on the Nexus 6P is a horizontal strip that starts with the camera and ends towards the right edge of the device. This symmetry means the phone won't wobble when put on a table (unlike the latest iPhones, for example), but it's still arguably unsightly. Emphasis on arguably, which gets us to our yesterday poll: Does the hump bother you?

Over 2,600 people voted, and the vast majority (48.99%) aren't bothered by the hump. The other two options on the poll came out with near identical vote counts, with people who find it unappealing getting 25.65% of the virtual ballots, while another 25.35% reserving their right to an opinion until after they've had the opportunity to handle the 6P.

For what it's worth, we're with group numero uno. We don't mind.

Does the hump on the Nexus 6P bother you?

Yes, it does
25.65%
No, it doesn't
48.99%
Need hands-on time before I can tell
25.35%

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Nexus 6P
  • Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12.3 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, Octa-core, 2000 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 3450 mAh(23h talk time)

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20 Comments

1. ruwie

Posts: 103; Member since: Sep 25, 2014

Yeah it's so futuristic, It's looks like robocop

2. MSi_GS70 unregistered

I like it.. :) but don't like the price.. I just bought P8 just for £150 :)

3. cdm283813

Posts: 424; Member since: Jan 10, 2015

From the front the hump looks huge but from the side the entire phone looks very thin. I think once people have it in their hands it will look and feel better in person.

4. mdsheik

Posts: 52; Member since: Sep 03, 2015

Im bothered about SD810.

5. ThePython

Posts: 902; Member since: May 08, 2013

...I didn't even know there was a hump. :|

6. nahusiv

Posts: 100; Member since: Apr 20, 2015

for those 676 that said that it does... boooy if you dont get...

7. frustyak

Posts: 248; Member since: Mar 08, 2010

The strip is ugly. It makes the back of the phone look like the underside of a vacuum cleaner.

8. Mr.Torture

Posts: 25; Member since: Apr 15, 2014

Being an ex Nexus 6 owner, these 2 successors are (to me) probably the worst designed Nexus devices, ever. Not elegant or minimalistic at all, something that Google so obviously strives for in all of their products. In my opinion, both, LG and Huawei, failed miserably in delivering a good looking (premium) device. Front sides are more or less ok, as there is not much room for playing. But back sides on both devices are terrible. 6X looks like some device from 4 years ago, while 6P is some hybrid of BlackBerry Classic and refrigerator. I will most certainly pass this years Nexuses, going for Xperia Z5 premium or compact. And to all other people wanting the Nexus device, you better go for Nexus 6. You can get it now for very affordable price, and you will get an amazing looking device with beautiful screen and specs.

13. EcoCare

Posts: 444; Member since: Jul 30, 2014

Sony certainly makes the best-looking phone. As for 6P, there's some modules that are challenging to be concealed (fingerprint sensor, laser AF), but the design still looks great for me.

9. Astonvan

Posts: 237; Member since: Aug 14, 2015

Barely noticeable. i first didn't care about the nexus 6p as i heard that it being made by Huawei. but after seeing the hands-on video i am pretty impressed by the phone.

18. FrenchGuy

Posts: 134; Member since: Dec 12, 2014

So am I.

10. Astonvan

Posts: 237; Member since: Aug 14, 2015

Barely noticeable. i first didn't care about the nexus 6p as i heard that it being made by Huawei. but after seeing the hands-on video i am pretty impressed by the phone.

11. mahima

Posts: 739; Member since: Nov 20, 2014

I like the hump on my lumia 1020...people still surprise at beauty and uniqueness of my precious!!!

12. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Definitely looked much worse in leaks, like it has a prominent bulge at the top. We called it a medical scanner of some sort. After seeing press photos and hands-on video, it's really quite mild. I wouldn't call it pretty by any means, but I think it's a more elegant handling of a camera hump than what we see on this year's Galaxy S/Note or the iPhone 6.

14. buccob

Posts: 2975; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

It reminds me of the old Moto Razr or Droid

15. dimas

Posts: 3383; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

I'm not bothered because I'm not planning to buy it.

16. dvassafor

Posts: 31; Member since: Nov 13, 2014

I'm actually into it.

17. janno

Posts: 144; Member since: Aug 19, 2014

Haven't you heard the Nexus team? It's called the "visor". Also, it's a lot more stylish than say a camera bump like the Nexus 5X has, or you know...the iPhones.

19. tedkord

Posts: 17417; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

While I find the overall design unattractive, I like that the phone won't rock when laid on its back.

20. Penny

Posts: 1860; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

Of course they don't mind -- it's an Android! If it were a Windows Phone, however...

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