Samsung Norway hints at an all-glass Galaxy S6, see all their teasers here
3. TyrionLannister (unregistered)
Glass is the worst material for the back. Here's why:
1. Smudges, smudges, smudges
3. If it gets dropped, there's a much higher chance of falling on the glass face.
4. Glass isn't good for thermals.
5. Glass expands different compared to metal frame. Hence, there is a good chance of it getting cracked due to different expansion coefficients when the phone gets heated up. ( search for Xperia (insert phone here) glass cracking )
I prefer even plastic over glass. Yes, a glass phone looks good but it's not a practical choice.
4. arch_angel (Posts: 1651; Member since: 20 Feb 2015)
reason 5 might not be true if the device runs really cool. But the rest are true but I like glass tho and I use cases on my phones so I'm not worried about reason 3
6. heysamad (Posts: 52; Member since: 24 Apr 2014)
They also said "the S6 is expected to be durable". Hope they don't disappoint.
8. medtxa (Posts: 1116; Member since: 02 Jun 2014)
no problems with sony z series, so what you said is not much of big deal after all. thermal goes to chassis and metal frame mostly so add a thin slab of glass on top of plastic body make no difference.
12. TyrionLannister (unregistered)
The Xperias get smudged pretty bad. All you can see is finger grease and fingerprints.
Yes, glass looks great but only if it's clean. And xperia Z series has a decent amount of glass cracking issues. Google them.
19. TechNerd (Posts: 66; Member since: 03 May 2014)
Never had such problem with my xperia Z. As long as you put a screen protector on the front and the back it won't smudge or break very easily
15. hellbread (Posts: 309; Member since: 21 Nov 2014)
I had Xperia Z1 and no mater how nice it looks it is smudge and scratch magnet...
Same reason I didn't like iPhone 4 or 4s.
But on the other hand metal has same problems, especial black one...
20. iampayne (Posts: 322; Member since: 12 Aug 2013)
Thats funny my iPhone 4 is still kicking without any of those issues. It comes down to people knowing how to actually take care of their stuff. I work in construction and retail so I don't baby my phone and its held up very well. Yes maybe Im lucky but at the end of the day most accidents people have with their phones would break any phone they had wheather its glass back or not.
5. tigermcm (Posts: 851; Member since: 02 Sep 2009)
lmao this would be the first phone that you wont be able to get insurance for
7. babalove (Posts: 23; Member since: 30 Dec 2013)
Someone must just leak the actual image already
10. carlemillward (unregistered)
Graves will be dug on the 1st March. I wonder if Samsung will be digging HTC's grave or will HTC do it themselves.
11. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 1989; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)
What a crappie glass,I prefer plastic or all metal..
13. Mube007 (Posts: 235; Member since: 24 Sep 2013)
actually its metal vs plastic btw i m happy with plastic bcoz it has a option of removable battery
14. TruthSpeaker (unregistered)
A glass back is one of the reasons I picked the Z2 over a Samsung Galaxy phone, when I chose last time. I'd had most of the Galaxys since the S1, an really enjoyed them, but I just got fed up of plastic. An I've never been much impressed by the aluminium phones (but would like a brushed stainless steel one.)
I've had the Z2 nearly a year now and when I'm outside it lives in a slide in, slide out sleeve. An I use the stick on tempered glass protectors. I've dropped it tons of times an it's still almost like new.
My Z2 is due for replacement approximately when the S6 comes out, but the Z4 could mean waiting till the summer? I could find myself back with a Samsung phone. Hope they've improved the speakers and got them on the front or side?
16. yoosufmuneer (Posts: 1493; Member since: 14 Feb 2015)
Glass back sucks. I hope Samsung would not use glass back. BTW, Can someone design a better render?