Metal body for Samsung Galaxy S4 would have meant delay
0. phoneArena 13 Apr 2013, 21:23 posted on
Samsung employees are beginning to get the message about the "plasticky" look and feel of some of its high end devices kike the Samsung Galaxy S III and the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S4; a report stated that Samsung had considered a metal casing for the phone, but rejected the idea when it sold have meant delays for the new flagship model...
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190. taz89 (Posts: 2010; Member since: 03 May 2011)
Nothing wrong with wanting different material but when your actively saying things like people that like plastic are blind etc or saying that are not true isn't the right way to go about.
139. Sprissy (Posts: 72; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)
I don't have any issues with my S3 being plastic, it's whats inside that is important....S4 may be plastic but has a removable battery, SD slot and great things underneath that plastic that make it a great phone....that's the bottom line!
140. Techboi (Posts: 84; Member since: 20 Sep 2012)
I don't Understand why this is a problem, most of yall would still put a case on the phone(HTC one)
142. bangkokbobby (Posts: 9; Member since: 04 Mar 2012)
I can't say one is better than another because that's a matter of personal preference, but clearly all the praise being deservedly heaped on the HTC One for its design has attracted the attention of Samsung, which is coming with a strong product in the S4, especially if the Exynos 5 Octa benchmarks translate into real world use. Problem for Sammy is, the buzz right now is about the HTC One. That will probably change when the S4 starts to ship and presumably starts racking up millions of units sold.
I have a Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and personally have no problems with the build quality. I am more features oriented with my phone (while preferring stock on my tablet) and Sammy packs in the features in the latest TouchWiz UI. I read reviews (even here) where writers say "oh, this feature or that feature probably won't have much real world use" but how do you know? They said that about pop-up play, and I use that often on trips when I play movies while surfing the net. Just because a feature seems superfluous to what a reviewer uses their phone for doesn't mean consumers won't use that feature.
Also, while some don't care, I like having a removable battery and microSD slot. I, and my friends, consume a lot of media on our phones as we treat them like micro-PCs. I had a very large mkv movie on my phone split into 2 files (because of the FAT32 limit). My friend wanted to see the movie but didn't have enough space to do a transfer (yeah, I know...copyright). We both have microSD expansion (she has a Galaxy S3), so I popped the microSD out of my phone and put it in her phone. We could not have done that with a uni-body phone.
My overall point is features and flexibilty are more important to me than how pretty the phone is. If Sammy goes for a higher end build on the Galaxy Note 3, then great...so long as they don't sacrifice expandable memory or a removable battery, and most importantly, keep their eye on adding software features.
143. richguypoor (Posts: 3; Member since: 14 Jan 2013)
I find that the plastic back gives me a better grip on the phone and I'm less likely to drop it compared to an aluminum back. Plus, I use my phone for business and I am on it constantly. I DO NOT want to be tied to a charger all day. Being able to swap out batteries in the afternoon is a must have feature for me. I can't wait to trade up my Skyrocket for the S4. My only concern is whether or not my carrier will offer the 64gb version.
146. Arakgreg (Posts: 6; Member since: 14 Apr 2013)
the most important in any mobile that everyone to mention are the following :
3- Service friendly.
4- service department to have all the original components in hand
5- to have reasonable prices for spare parts.
6- online support .
7- and consistent quality through production.
8- good factory quality control.
I believe that the above mentioned items are as important as the screen and the processor speed that should not be ignored before purchasing any phone .
167. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)
Want the best of both worlds? Buy a damn metal backplate for the s4.http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Metal-Battery-Door-Back-Cover-for-Samsung-Galaxy-S4-SIV-GT-i9500-Silver-/261199564660?pt=PDA_Accessori
IF you really wanted a premium device go pay someone to gold plate and put glass on it since the back since its REMOVEABLE unlike the HTC One.
177. darkvadervip (Posts: 291; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)
I feel they could have made it like the odyssey wp8 and would have looked better.
191. drewcohn3 (Posts: 1; Member since: 14 Apr 2013)
I dont get why people care so much. Any smart person would have a case on it. Another thing is that a metal body sure looks nice but it is so much heavier.
195. j3poysy (Posts: 2; Member since: 15 Apr 2013)
Build quality is nice however at the end of the day, I would imagine that people will still buy some sort of protection for their investments. Front design > back design for me as I look at the screen 99% of the time.