Protruding rear cameras: love them or hate them?
posted by Florin T. / Jul 07, 2015, 3:25 PM
Among the current popular smartphones with protruding cameras we have to mention Apple's iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, Samsung's Galaxy S6 and S6 edge, and HTC's One M9. In the other camp - with flat rear cameras - we can find smartphones like the LG G4, Sony Xperia Z3+, Google Nexus 6, or the Nokia Lumia 930 / Icon.
Last year, not long after Apple announced its new iPhones, their bulged out rear cameras became the subject of various jokes, both from regular users, and from competing smartphone makers. This year's new iPhones - expected to be called iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus - will most likely have similar cameras, since Apple is reportedly not changing their overall design.
We're really curious to know how you feel about protruding rear cameras. Love them? Hate them? Don't really care? Let us know by voting in the poll below!
How do you feel about protruding rear cameras on smartphones?
I like them
I hate them
I don't mind them
Posts: 159; Member since: Jul 01, 2013
I have and s6 and had s5..I would trade thinness for battery life any day. If the whole s6 was as thick as the camera hump with a 3500 mah battery, I would love it. The ONLY reason it protrudes is so the rest of the phone can try to be thin. It doesn't make any sense.
posted on Jul 07, 2015, 4:18 PM 7
Posts: 199; Member since: May 29, 2014
I don't mind them if it has it's perks.
posted on Jul 07, 2015, 3:35 PM 10
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posted on Jul 07, 2015, 4:14 PM 3
Posts: 540; Member since: Jan 31, 2013
Who the hell would like them? :| Hey! if you selected [I like them] explain it here :|
posted on Jul 07, 2015, 3:35 PM 2
Posts: 36; Member since: May 27, 2015
The only ones who like them are the ones who think smartphone makers have no choice over the design of the rest of the phone. If you believe phones have to be < 7mm thin then you can make a case for camera bumps. However most people are perfectly happy with a slightly thicker phone. This not only eliminates the need for a bump but also allows for bigger batteries, etc.
posted on Jul 08, 2015, 2:26 AM 0
Posts: 31025; Member since: Feb 05, 2011
Doesn't make one bit of difference, just deliver great pics and vids. Both of my devices have them, and both deliver great pics and vids.
posted on Jul 07, 2015, 3:47 PM 4
Posts: 168; Member since: Jun 21, 2014
Same with my iPhone 6. Love it all the way. I wish the next iPhone 6S/7 remove the protuding camera for a better looks and make 12MP rear cameta and 5MP front camera.
posted on Jul 07, 2015, 4:05 PM 1
Posts: 178; Member since: Jul 09, 2014
If it makes more space for other better components and camera itself, when why not ? 0.5 mm isn't a big deal.
posted on Jul 07, 2015, 3:48 PM 3
Posts: 2579; Member since: Oct 31, 2011
I can see people being indifferent (I largely am), but is there anyone out there that actually says: "Damn, that's a nice device, too bad it doesn't have a camera sticking out the back! I needs me some mobile phone badonkadonk!"
posted on Jul 07, 2015, 4:23 PM 6
Posts: 812; Member since: Dec 19, 2014
Only an idiot doesn't carry their phone in a case, so really doesn't matter if protruding or not. And this is supposed to be resolved with the 6S, so those case-less idiots can rejoice.
posted on Jul 07, 2015, 4:24 PM 0
I carry my phone without a case always. Mind you, I'm a contractor too - and dropped my phone many times, dust is everywhere and surfaces are always dirty and rough - I'm not an idiot - I love the design of the 5s and love the feel and look even almost 2 years later. - there's no case that can match it. Don't call people idiots... I dont worship my phone like you probably do. It's a tool that I expect to sell or trade-in in 2-4 years. It is not a fancy car.
posted on Jul 07, 2015, 5:16 PM 4
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