Glass or metal, which 'premium' design material do you prefer?


The demise of the plastic phone chassis was as abrupt as it is starting to get annoying in the past year or two. Ever since Samsung moved to metal or glass designs, even for its low-end or midrange phones, other Android makers followed suit, and it now seems harder to find a decent brand-name phone made out entirely of plastic than it is to score a metal or glass design. 

Apple, of course, has utilized both "premium" material types over the course of the iPhone's existence. Google, on the other hand, might have been so perplexed what to use in its new Pixel phones so that they are unique but still premium, that it made them with half-glass, half-metal backs. This resulted in a bit of a schizophrenic backside look, and some very unique drop test results indeed. 

Apple is currently utilizing metal unibodies in the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, but is rumored to move to all-glass design for the 2017 crop, while Samsung seems poised to stick with the glass-flagship-metal-midrange scheme in the foreseeable future. That is why we wanted to ask you which of the two most ubiquitous "premium" chassis materials for today's phones you prefer - glass or metal?

Glass or metal, which 'premium' design material do you prefer?

Glass
26.8%
Metal
65.11%
Why choose, Pixel for the win, baby!
8.08%

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