Confirmed: LG G3's back cover contains actual metal
posted by Ray S. / Jun 03, 2014, 9:20 AM
So, while most of the press centered around the assumption that the LG G3 is all-polycarbonate (plastic), there were still some who held it that the back is covered with a layer of metal for an extra touch of class. Well, it actually turns out that we've all been correct, or probably more accurately - we've all been wrong, as the truth is somewhere in the middle.
LG has confirmed for us that there's more to the back panel of the LG G3 than a single material... get it? While most of the back cover is made of polycarbonate, it does feature a very, very thin film of real metal somewhere in there. It's not on the surface, so you won't be really touching metal, we've been assured that it's in there, somewhere inside the polycarbonate, in the form of a very thin film.
What's the use in it if it's not adding to the premium exterior of the phone? Well, who knows, the metal film may have a hand in the specific look of the panel, or it may be making it a bit sturdier... who knows. Point it, there's metal in the G3's body and that makes LG's upcoming banger even cooler.
- Display 5.5" 1440 x 2560 pixels
- Camera 13 MP / 2.1 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2500 MHz
- Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
- Battery 3000 mAh(21h 3G talk time)
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...So basically its plastic
posted on Jun 03, 2014, 9:23 AM 15
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Nope! It has microscopic presence of metal somewhere in between the 1mm thin cover. IT HAS METAL!!
posted on Jun 03, 2014, 9:41 AM 7
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STILL THERE IS A REAL METAL I ALREADY TOLD PEOPLE ABOUT THAT! LG G3 HAS REAL METAL IN THE ENTIRE FRAME"RING" AND THE BACK COVER HAS REAL METAL TOO A VERY LIGHT WEIGHT" THIN" METAL INSIDE THE POLYCARBONATED COVER. AND ITS REAL A BEAUTIFUL PHONE
posted on Jun 03, 2014, 3:12 PM 0
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i just cant understand why people hate GS5 becoz its plastic and love LG G3's plastic ! even thou the GS5 Back cover is soo soft and really looks premium, but i think, its just hating samsung whatever they do !
posted on Jun 03, 2014, 9:48 AM 6
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No, they are both hideous and cheap plastic. Paying $650 for a plastic phone that looks like it is metal is like buying a Ford Escort with a Mustang Coyote V8 in it and paying the Mustang price instead.
posted on Jun 03, 2014, 10:01 AM 0
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Personally, I can't care less about what material it is so long as it looks and feels nice. I hate the GS5 not for its cheap materials, but for its cheap design. That was literally the deal breaker for me. I went to the store three times with cash in hand and walked away all three times.
posted on Jun 03, 2014, 10:34 AM 2
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