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    I thought there'd be many people, even Nokia fans who would agree with me that the 1020 looks quite ugly (mostly from the back) but I've been lurking round the forum and no one has said such a thing...I mean, we all know it has a brilliant camera, but how can you not say a word about that ugly, circular hump? I much prefer the hump-less albeit thick design of the 920, and I also wonder why they made the camera part circular, it just looks like it doesn't fit in a rectangular device to me. Making it rectangular would have been better, but a black strip like the 920 would have been the best.

    Seriously guys please tell me I'm not the only one...
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    I don't think you are the only one, I don't love it either but I believe most people realize that there need to be sacrifices made for this type of device and you sure can't please everyone.

    Sure Nokia could have chosen to make the phone a brick, maybe adding a slightly larger battery and wireless charging to increase the thickness to make it flush, but then you will have just a many whiners complaining its too thick. The way it is now, you can increase the thickness using the optional plates (either wireless or batter/camera grip) to whatever suits you best.
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    If we all had the same perception of beauty, it would be awfully boring. One man's trash is another man's treasure.
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    Didnt we get this same thing when pictures of the 925 first appeared, now everyone seems to love it when they've held it. Funny that....
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    A month or two back when I saw the original shell of the phone with the big circular cut out I thought it would not be a good looking phone. However, Nokia seems to have made the phone look pretty good with the cap on the hump. The cap actually makes the hump look like it means business.

    Of course with the technology crammed in there you have to make some sacrifices.
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    All of the tech blogs that covered it yesterday said it looks a lot better in person than it does in photos, and actually feels great in the hand.
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    Nokia 1020 > Nokia 920 > Nokia 900 > HTC Titan > HP Pre 3 > HP Veer > Palm Pre 2 > HTC Evo > Palm Pre > iPhone 3G > iPhone
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    Lighter, slimmer. Looks fine to me. Camera housing is large but that can't be helped.

    Only negative for me is no built in wireless charging.
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    Looks very nice to me and i am using a well designed Htc One wich will move out once the tentwenty is available.
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    Its not a great looking phone but I will still buy it. I will happily carry that ugly phone around and take pictures of everything. I will be able to zoom without degrading the picture.
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    In a few years we might see that camera hump and this device as an iconic piece of technology.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pavvento View Post
    All of the tech blogs that covered it yesterday said it looks a lot better in person than it does in photos, and actually feels great in the hand.
    Exactly like the 808..
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    I don't care if it had warts and a ***** growing out of it. I would rock it anyway.
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    Actually, I'd rather have the 1020 to have a different design language, just like the N8.
    Otherwise, a thicker design is fine.
    Apparently, there is not a single trace of Segoe UI on this forum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheewii Poon View Post
    ...I mean, we all know it has a brilliant camera, but how can you not say a word about that ugly, circular hump? I much prefer the hump-less albeit thick design of the 920, and I also wonder why they made the camera part circular, it just looks like it doesn't fit in a rectangular device to me. Making it rectangular would have been better, but a black strip like the 920 would have been the best.

    Seriously guys please tell me I'm not the only one...
    I completely agree with everything you just said. I thought I was going to shy away from the Lumia 925 in favor of the 1020 in yellow. But that large black circle on the back ruins the flow of the phone and is too "constrasty" against the yellow or whatever color body. It also make the phone look unbalanced and top heavy. I wonder about laying on a table. No, you are not the only one.
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    I actually agree that the hump is bit of an eye sore. It's just out there! Baby got back!!! I'm actually considering getting my first black Lumia phone. I think the black circular hump blends in better with the black body.
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    Some reactions from the 'pros', lol

    http://m.techradar.com/news/phone-an...a-1020-1165119
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    Man I feel the same the camera hump looks downright ugly, and my main concern is since I like to keep it protected, the hump is going to make it more difficult to find a case that just in case it drops, it doesn't hit the camera. I really don't know what else to say I mean battery life is also a huge concern, it is the same size as the 920, but since the camera has to use more power to down sample the picture I would assume it would eat the battery quick
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