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Samsung Galaxy S IV to be impressive performer, but made out of plastic?

0. phoneArena 04 Mar 2013, 03:02 posted on

The Samsung Galaxy S IV puzzle is getting solved each day by the rumor and today’s part is about the materials it is made of…

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posted on 04 Mar 2013, 10:48 4

111. ashisharbola (Posts: 62; Member since: 20 Oct 2012)

They r not making pH for u....ur not the only buyer....if u don't like it buy something else

posted on 04 Mar 2013, 10:16 1

106. Eonnaydra (Posts: 217; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)

On specs?On features ?You are oficially an idiot!
Where is the innovation?A octo core which has the same speed as a dual core?13 Mpx camera from Sony?a plastic body?a 5 inch display which cannot fit my pocket?The industry is sleeping.
I don't need specs,I need innovation.Specs are useless without software optimisation.

posted on 04 Mar 2013, 10:47 2

110. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)

LOL man people are stupid. First, yes premium is based on specs as well. BMW and Mercedes would not be premium cars if they had crappy engines, which are the equivalent of specs. You know, 500 horse power is a spec and that is basically what makes it premium.

Pricing at a premium also makes a product premium.

There is a lot that goes into and yes, some of it is subjective, but specs are not. It absolutely has to have the specifications to make it premium. The outside appearance less so since premium pre washed jeans with holes all over the place are like $500 and are considered premium.

That is besides the point though, regardless of how much of a Samsung hater you are, high end Samsung phones are premium. They use premium manufacturing processes using premium parts which include fast memory, ripping engine, big nice batteries.

Just because morons like you say that ooh cheap plastic, that isn't even cheap plastic(could be expensive for all we know), counters all the other premium elements it doesn't make it true.

YOU DO NOT decide what is premium or not, society does.

posted on 04 Mar 2013, 10:49 1

112. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)

You couldn't be more wrong. No one is going to buy an SL500 if the engine sucks.

posted on 04 Mar 2013, 10:54 3

113. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)

I don't admit that and I am perfectly sane. I don't consider poor finishing marks, screen that I can push in, loose power button/volume rocker, screen tint, uneven sim tray etc to be good looking and durable.(One X)

Where do you guys get creaking GS3's from? I call BS on that.

posted on 04 Mar 2013, 12:21

124. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5713; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)

and Moto....and HTC. Samsung could learn something from everybody. xD

posted on 04 Mar 2013, 13:57 1

127. VZWuser76 (Posts: 4683; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)

Exactly. If Mercedes actually used a Fiat engine, there is not a soul other than blindly loyal Mercedes fans who would call it "premium". Case in point, the Cadillac Catera. They used a motor from a lower brand, I believe Saturn. It was a monumental failure.
I mean seriously, would anyone call a Sony TV with a metal case but with 1st gen lcd tech and a resolution of 480x320 "premium"? That's why, to me anyway, none of these phones are what I'd call "premium". Everyone is lacking one thing that would make it so. Samsung- build quality, HTC-battery, LG- all of the above, Apple-limited customization, etc. All of them always leave something out so we'll want to buy the next model.

posted on 04 Mar 2013, 14:08 1

128. VZWuser76 (Posts: 4683; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)

What you're basically touting is form over function. If the display, performance, and OS was subpar, you'd be okay with it as long as it had a "premium" look to it?

"Premium" is the whole package. It's not just specs, but it's also not just the case either. To take your car analogy from before a step further, would anyone buy a Bentley or Lamborghini with an inferior motor? No, because premium vehicles like that don't skimp on things like that. That's what makes them premium.

posted on 04 Mar 2013, 18:16 1

135. richardyarrell2011 (banned) (Posts: 510; Member since: 16 Mar 2011)

You are 100 % correct on this one. Clearly 213 million smartphones sold in 2012 tells the total story here. 40% market share tells the story also Samsung has nothing to prove to anyone. People who purchase Samsung products understand exact what they are getting. They also know they have industry leading device with top of the line software implementation and industry leading feature solutions that NEVER WILL BE MATCHED. Sony is pitiful in the android space matter of fact Nokia is just as useless they are both pretty comical.

posted on 04 Mar 2013, 18:21 3

136. richardyarrell2011 (banned) (Posts: 510; Member since: 16 Mar 2011)

Sony's standing in the android community is a total JOKE. Stick to Sony Play station and leave smartphones to the big dogs. Sony smartphones are garbage especially software wise. They NEVER UPDATE any handsets and are basically a total laughing stock.

posted on 04 Mar 2013, 21:08

140. juanyunis (Posts: 73; Member since: 31 Aug 2012)

That's a good point of view. The first thing i did for Galaxy Note II was, to buy a cover from elago for 10 bucks and the funny part is that now the phone feels more premium because the material used by elago is very good. So in the end you are right.

posted on 04 Mar 2013, 23:03

142. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)

seriously man, you bashed all the way without comprehending my comment.

"Premium doesn't mean specs alone. It's a part of being premium but there are things to consider like build quality, materials used and design."

where's the part that i said that premium devices don't need to be high spec'd?

I'm not a hater. I love samsung. got a note 2 here. I can say that it's premium for the design and performance I experienced was superb. But it lacks one thing, having the best build quality. It has like just "acceptable".

you called me a moron without understanding what I said? Seriously? Stop being a fan boy for once before leaving such comment.

Please read again my comment. You're missing my point. There are a lot of things to consider, not specs alone.

posted on 04 Mar 2013, 03:11 11

7. emadshiny (Posts: 1144; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)

no doubt that S4 will be the king of phones when it launches but they must pay great attention to their materials and designs.
people need change.

posted on 04 Mar 2013, 03:11 2

8. clark (Posts: 51; Member since: 23 Feb 2013)

Oh well we will see that on press release but it never bothers me if its plastic or what. I'm waiting for S4 then buy it.

posted on 04 Mar 2013, 03:12 10

9. MartianMe (unregistered)

Pretty much every high end android phones have the same specs now...I was hoping for Samsung to give us something different but I guess is not going to happen and on top of that the good ol' plastic is coming back boys ....I don't know about you but i'm getting bored already..

posted on 04 Mar 2013, 03:13 3

12. datsyuk (Posts: 180; Member since: 11 Jan 2012)

Why are they saying Snapdragon for states? Doesn't the Octa support LTE and didn't the last article hint at a "world" phone?

posted on 04 Mar 2013, 04:11

61. _Bone_ (Posts: 2155; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)

Samsung is probably struggling to meet demands with the Octa, a pretty fresh technology, so to have enough devices ready for the bang, some will go Snapdragon. It may be better suited for US LTE carriers too where performance-wise the SD600 @ 1.9GHz may very well outperform the Octa.

posted on 04 Mar 2013, 10:59

114. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)

100 million all at once is even too much for Samsung. That is why they are building another huge facility. So they can either release in select markets first and slowly give the Exynos to everybody. Sort of like how Apple does Asia 3 months or more after North America. Or they can just use both the Qualcomm chip set and the Exynos for a truly global release like they did with the GS3.

I don't think Samsung has enough clout to make markets wait too long so using Qualcomm to handle a big chunk of the load makes sense.

posted on 04 Mar 2013, 03:16 9

14. XperiaPrince (Posts: 108; Member since: 25 Dec 2012)

Plastic again.... even tough plastic is durable, it dosent FEEL and look good. The worst is that the plastic they are using is GLOSSY PLASTIC wich is not really great and feels cheap. Samsung why dont you try ALUMINUM or GLASS or even SOFT TOUCH PLASTIC would be better.

posted on 04 Mar 2013, 03:31 2

26. GALAXY-STORM (Posts: 328; Member since: 13 Oct 2012)

I don't think its possible to remove battery when it comes with a glass or aluminum unibody design so maybe that could be a reason.Though I agree with anyone who wishes to see a better build quality. If they can sort that out everything will be settled for a perfect and genuine smartphone.
I have feeling that its gonna look like xperia z.

posted on 04 Mar 2013, 03:19 13

15. nitinrana (Posts: 27; Member since: 02 Apr 2012)

Shut up and take my money!

posted on 04 Mar 2013, 09:38 1

104. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)

Please that joke is getting old. Just buy the gs iv when it launch

posted on 04 Mar 2013, 03:19 11

16. reyenrique (Posts: 99; Member since: 07 Oct 2012)

well what it count is the software on the phone and u will see then the result on the phone

posted on 04 Mar 2013, 03:20 4

18. Chiddu (Posts: 22; Member since: 02 Jul 2012)

No, most of the Galaxy S4 body is made of plastic but it come with metal back cover for battery removal.

posted on 04 Mar 2013, 03:43 2

38. shuaibhere (Posts: 1986; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


posted on 04 Mar 2013, 03:20 1

19. _Bone_ (Posts: 2155; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)

I wonder why don't they just use Gorilla Glass all over. Well we know why, it's the branding to differentiate Samsungs looks, but they could still have rounded design but use strong unibody design like the Oppo Find 5.

The Note II improved on the build and the Gorilla glass, the metal around and the plastic on the back can take damage no doubt, but they should add at least one matte option.

BTW, is it technologically possible to have metal body AND wireless charging?

posted on 04 Mar 2013, 03:23 9

21. Andrewtst (Posts: 666; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)

If S IV was PLASTIC against... sorry la... I not going to buy it. HTC One will be mine. :)

posted on 04 Mar 2013, 03:26

23. mydi.maus (unregistered)

so lame why?is that that you can do?hahah

posted on 04 Mar 2013, 03:29 3

24. ravigill (Posts: 25; Member since: 30 Jan 2013)

mind and heart moving towards htc one or xperia z becoz of premium look

posted on 04 Mar 2013, 03:32 7

29. joesseth (Posts: 61; Member since: 18 Dec 2012)

I don't like heavy phones, would you like to carry a brick in your pocket?

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