6 companies that use unique materials when building smartphones
posted by Chris P. / Jul 25, 2014, 5:29 AM
But while likening the current smartphone scene to a sea of plastic would be apt, there are a few manufacturers that already provide you with some quite unique materials when it comes to the build. These are all, without exception, premium-feeling, and feel right at home with a flagship device. Check out who built them, and who they are.
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Why is LG not on the list. They use unique material called "wannabe metal".
posted on Jul 25, 2014, 5:33 AM 8
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Guess again, it's made of fingerprint-resistant awesomeium. :p
posted on Jul 25, 2014, 5:58 AM 4
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Two things come to mind with your comment: 1) If you have experienced this problem enough to make you hate the device splitting in two, this means you are apparently accident prone and maybe an expensive piece of hardware shouldn't be in your possession. 2) If you refuse to understand my first reason, then maybe a protective case should be impemented due to clumsiness. Because dropping a unibody device without protection doesn't guaranty durability. It also lacks proper responsibility in operating an expensive piece of hardware. It would be pure negligence. I can explain to you the importance of using a case regardless of build, but I can't understand it for you. John B.
posted on Jul 25, 2014, 8:05 AM 2
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Sony Glass material ??
posted on Jul 25, 2014, 5:49 AM 4
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they said Unique... Many companies use glass
posted on Jul 25, 2014, 6:13 AM 4
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As I read the title of this one, I knew this article was going to be a fail. Motorola & Sony to the best of my knowledge have been the most experimenting companies with various materials. Sony adopted aluminium and glass long before Apple and HTC. Hell they even made a see through Xperia pure.
posted on Jul 26, 2014, 2:15 AM 1
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So aluminium became a "unique" material when Apple started using it? Nokia have been making all aluminium phones for many years now, I got an N8 4 years ago and it still looks great today. Then 3 of your 6 are aluminium, how "unique"! Just seems like a lame excuse for a list to me, so you can put the iPhone at number 1.... The list was obviously made with the upcoming iPhone in mind, which makes it even more ridiculous as you could have legitimately put the latest iPhone top of the list, seeing as it has sapphire on the home button and the camera's outer element. Oh and polycarbonate may be going out of fashion, but I genuinely think it's the best choice of material. I'm currently rocking a 1020 that's a year old and there's barely a scratch on the body (never use a case) and the couple there are I can only find with my nail, I can't see them on the matte yellow finish.
posted on Jul 25, 2014, 7:45 AM 1
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What's so premium about the thin scuff/scratch/dent magnet aluminum used in the iPhone 5 and 5s? The one on the M8 looks and FEELS premium to me, not the case with the one found on the iPhones. But yeah, tech sites (not the so professional ones) want to feed us this crab that Apple's aluminum is the number one and that whatever other material used are crab compared to it, AND that no other screen on this planet (no mater what displaymate might argue) is as color accurate as the iphone.
posted on Jul 25, 2014, 7:46 AM 0
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