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Default What if the S5 was metal??

Would people still be complaining?

Seriously, over 90% of the time when I see someone with a phone they have it in a plastic case.

The uproar of the S5 is annoying...if it bothers you that much then get the HTC One which will probably end up in a plastic case.

According to AndroidCentral, the S5 screen is now as bright and good as the Note 3 (which has one of the best screens I've ever used), a better camera, and waterproofing, not to mention theyre still one of the few phones to offer a micro sd slot.

If anything it should have had 3GB ram and started at 32GB instead of 16GB, but in every other instance it looks like a solid device.
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It does not need metal, but pls not that ugly, even moto g looks better

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I'd go out and say that it looks worse than the S4
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It does not need metal, but pls not that ugly, even moto g looks better

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Samsung has the most aftermarket accessories out of any company other than Apple.

On ebay you can buy a replacement battery door that suits your needs for less than $5.

I dont know, the black looks pretty good to me.
 
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Would people still be complaining?

Seriously, over 90% of the time when I see someone with a phone they have it in a plastic case.

The uproar of the S5 is annoying...if it bothers you that much then get the HTC One which will probably end up in a plastic case.

According to AndroidCentral, the S5 screen is now as bright and good as the Note 3 (which has one of the best screens I've ever used), a better camera, and waterproofing, not to mention theyre still one of the few phones to offer a micro sd slot.

If anything it should have had 3GB ram and started at 32GB instead of 16GB, but in every other instance it looks like a solid device.
Waterproof because that's an issue the masses have right? People jumping on the ones who aren't blindly following samsung are equally as annoying.

It should have better material along with a fresh look. It should have a newer version of TW that looks/ feels new and doesn't crush 8+GB of storage. It should focus a little on the sound quality.

The HTC One had a totally revamped design and revamped version of Sense and it only won smartphone of the year. If this phone didn't say Samsung, it would be a huge fail

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Samsung has the most aftermarket accessories out of any company other than Apple.

On ebay you can buy a replacement battery door that suits your needs for less than $5.

I dont know, the black looks pretty good to me.
The back cover isn't the problem, like you said most are going to use a case. I certainly will buy the Buckdroid and the Otter Box Defender also don't confuse waterproof with water resistant. It's "only" water resitant not water proof.
 
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I don't want metal. Metal = heavier. I would have like a thin bezel though...


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I don't mind the plastic at all. Too many people complain about it not being metal. Plastic is lightweight, less prone to scratches or damages when dropped, and you can remove the cover for the battery/SD card, which is always a good thing.
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Would people still be complaining?

Seriously, over 90% of the time when I see someone with a phone they have it in a plastic case.

The uproar of the S5 is annoying...if it bothers you that much then get the HTC One which will probably end up in a plastic case.

According to AndroidCentral, the S5 screen is now as bright and good as the Note 3 (which has one of the best screens I've ever used), a better camera, and waterproofing, not to mention theyre still one of the few phones to offer a micro sd slot.

If anything it should have had 3GB ram and started at 32GB instead of 16GB, but in every other instance it looks like a solid device.
People aren't complaining because of plastic. The problem is the hype created becacuse of rumored UHD screen, 64bit processor, a giant battery and even the deal Sammy made with Google. I don't know if 3gb are really is necessary or not, I never used more than 1.3GB but 32GB of storage would be nice. Maybe it's because of the new rumored Galaxy F, they say the GS5 will be cheaper than the GS4 so it kinda makes sense.
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