Originally Posted by GrayTheWolf
That video only showed the back of the phone being milled. There was only 1 shot of the sides on it, and it totally looks like plastic.
Also, directly from the iFixit teardown:
Yet HTC emphatically specifies that it's a full-metal body. I believe the "plastic bezel" that ifixit refers to, is the black part on the edges of the screen before it meets the white painted portion of the metal body. Watching the video and others showing the milling of the body, you can see that the sides of the rear body are milled out. "Looking" plastic and "being" plastic are two completely different things.
Look very closely at the edge of the white side where it meets the back of the body. On each and every HTC One that I've handled (4 in my household, 10 at work, and 3 at the store) there is slight feathering of the paint, and no seam indicating the mating of a different material. This, along with careful inspection of the manufacturing videos, and HTC's own specification that the white sides are indeed metal, contradict ifixit's claim. Could be that it's a layer of resin/plastic coating the metal. Anyone here want to scratch their sides down to the bone and see if plastic or metal shavings come off?
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