6 companies that use unique materials when building smartphones

With smartphone performance now less of an issue than ever before, it feels as if we're all starting to have less practical concerns when it comes to the devices we buy. Obviously, claiming that design used to be any less of a concern would be wrong, but it's definitely the case that the community, especially power users, are now demanding that more and more attention be paid to the type of materials that go into a slab of electronics that usually costs north of $700...
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28. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

No mention of Motorola's Kevlar on their Razr series and 2013 Droids?

29. a_tumiwa

Posts: 393; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

they forget to mention Vertu phone which use Titanium Body , and OnePlus One which has Bamboo back-cover

33. rency0722

Posts: 158; Member since: Jun 12, 2013

Sony for Stainless Steel framed T3

34. hohogaga

Posts: 17; Member since: Jun 14, 2014

HOHOGAGA wants a phone made of diamond !

35. lumia920

Posts: 112; Member since: Nov 27, 2012

nokia launched n9. the first polycarbonate made smartphone. .. and rest of the world followed. ... still most phones come with polycarbonate made body. no credit to nokia? ???

36. the_matchless

Posts: 64; Member since: Apr 01, 2012

Yeah that was a good move and Nokia also did the first Aluminium anodized phone the N8 which by the way (though a little difficult to maintain) is one of my top favorite designs till date. In fact N8 remains as one of my top favorite phones till date as it was the most well packaged device. Though I've never really liked Nokia for its stubborn & not so "open" attitude towards its customers.

37. paeschli

Posts: 35; Member since: Aug 27, 2013

Found this article after a Google search. Why leave out the Motorola Droid series? Tehy all feature a kevlar back if I'm right: defintely helpful if you want your phone to catch a bullet :P Didn't the 1+1 use magnesium too?
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