Thanks Meter 197
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: NORWICH, England
I am with you fastfed!
I have just returned my HTC One M8 to exchange it for a Galaxy S5. Sure the HTC looked beautiful but I felt it wasn't going to look like that for long, I almost felt I should wear white cotton gloves before I bought a case for it. A case that would cover all that beauty.
It also got very hot in the hand and I was not going to be putting it anywhere near water!
Aluminium and glass are no more premium than polycarbonate. Go to Coca Cola and see what they put fizzy drinks in, yup glass and aluminium. Polycarbonate is not the same plastic used in your average 2 litre bottle of cola! The plastics Samsung use are very durable and allow for the all important battery swap. Also reducing weight and speeding up production.
I do hope Samsung can come up with something more stylish however, after all - plastic can be moulded into any shape lending itself to something that might make us all go WOW some day. In the meantime they should keep doing what they do well, making brilliant smartphones.
XDA member since 2005 (the days when I loved my O2 XDA II)
My 'most recent' owned devices:
Transformer, Padfone 2
Nexus 7, Nexus 7 (2013)
EVO 3D, One (M7), One (M8)
Xperia Play, Xperia Z2
Note, Note II, Note 3, Note 8.0, Note 10.1
S3, S4, S5, S4 Zoom, Galaxy K Zoom
Galaxy Camera and Galaxy Gear
Tab Pro 8.4, Tab S 8.4