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Metal body for Samsung Galaxy S4 would have meant delay

0. phoneArena posted on 13 Apr 2013, 21:23

Samsung employees are beginning to get the message about the "plasticky" look and feel of some of its high end devices kike the Samsung Galaxy S III and the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S4; a report stated that Samsung had considered a metal casing for the phone, but rejected the idea when it sold have meant delays for the new flagship model...

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posted on 15 Apr 2013, 00:35

194. jsdechavez (Posts: 758; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)

Samsung can't do metal. Faux metal (aka brushed/chrome on plastic) maybe.

posted on 13 Apr 2013, 21:29 16

2. papss (unregistered)

They need to... They have the worst choice of matereal for their phones..

posted on 13 Apr 2013, 22:53 9

24. Mxyzptlk (unregistered)

I think you mean "material" but I agree.

posted on 14 Apr 2013, 06:52 1

119. papss (unregistered)

I'm blaming my iPad. ;) I would never take the blame for such an oversight

posted on 14 Apr 2013, 13:50 1

171. umadden (banned) (Posts: 90; Member since: 14 Apr 2013)

yeah sure kid, the letters e and i are nowhere near each other on a keyboard

posted on 14 Apr 2013, 07:28 9

123. SleepingOz (unregistered)

Worst material? LMAO! Seems like your beloved nokia also use this same "worst matereal" for their phones.

posted on 14 Apr 2013, 07:37 5

125. papss (unregistered)

Does my Nokia flex or creak? No..SS uses the thinnest layer of polycarbonate and then paints it with what appears to be Walmart grade spray paint and says there now my sheep will think its great and you do.. It's hilarious.. Like a donkey and carrot

posted on 14 Apr 2013, 07:57 6

126. SleepingOz (unregistered)

Still is the same polycarbonate as your nokia, which nullify your previous claim.
The back cover is thin because it's removable. I have the option to replace the battery and to expand the memory with a memory card. Can't tell the same about nokia though..

posted on 14 Apr 2013, 08:02 2

127. papss (unregistered)

I don't have to put a cover on my beautiful phone while you do... Just saying... And I've yet to need to replace a battery or wish for more storage.. I'd rather have a solid phone that doesn't need a cover. For HD movies why not just use my iPad for that.

posted on 14 Apr 2013, 08:08 6

128. SleepingOz (unregistered)

Well, up to you..
But most people seem to prefer flexibility and choice over sturdier build.
Anyway, just wanted to point out the bs of your "worst matereal" claim.

posted on 14 Apr 2013, 08:12 3

130. papss (unregistered)

Well me as a consumer will never support lazy design and corner cutting. I vote with my dollar twice a year on phones and until SS gets that part right they will not get my money. I spend a lot of money on electronics so one day they will want or need me as the consumer

posted on 14 Apr 2013, 10:26 4

153. SleepingOz (unregistered)

Lazy design you said?
To fit a 5" screen, more sensors and a 13mp sensor in a fairly small body is quite a prowess if you ask me. No fugly fat bezels whatsoever. Not to mention that the "corner cutting" make it easier to hold. The HTC, which accomodate a smaller screen is actually bigger.

Well, based on their massive sales, to think that they'll need you as customer to be sucessful, is plain stupid and kinda pretentious.. lol

posted on 14 Apr 2013, 10:29 4

155. tedkord (Posts: 14119; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)

They seem to be getting along just fine without your support so far. And, come to think of it, Nokia doesn't seem to be benefiting from it so much...

posted on 14 Apr 2013, 12:25 3

166. umadden (banned) (Posts: 90; Member since: 14 Apr 2013)

lazy design and corner cutting? nokia's been reusing their n9 design for countless phones. that's lazy and corner cutting

posted on 14 Apr 2013, 19:44 1

181. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)

So putting a bigger screen and battery in a smaller and thinner body and still allowing the flexibility of removable battery and storage is lazy design... Lol ok

posted on 14 Apr 2013, 12:24 3

165. umadden (banned) (Posts: 90; Member since: 14 Apr 2013)

Oh look, nokia lumia 920's cheap plastic creaking


posted on 14 Apr 2013, 13:29 1

168. papss (unregistered)

Oh did I hurt you blind Samsung blowers? It's alright if you want to pretend that Samsung didn't get lazy with this half designed blob of a phone..and yes there is nothing more important than ME as the consumer...

posted on 14 Apr 2013, 13:40 4

169. umadden (banned) (Posts: 90; Member since: 14 Apr 2013)

look at you going completely off tangent when i post a video about nokia lumia 920's cheap plastic creaking LOL what's wrong? can't even defend your precious nokia? you're the one who's so blind and butthurt that you're spewing your retardation all over this site haha your anus must be really sore from riding nokia's dick

papss: "hey it's okay when nokia gets lazy! but when samsung is, it's not! durrrrrrr!"

posted on 14 Apr 2013, 17:05 1

178. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2072; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)

Thats cuz Samsung is the market leader, unlike Nokia and they should listen to peoples demands. Nokia has nothing to loose even if they use cheap grade plastic cuz their phones are good but not that popular. However, if Samsung continue designing such un-inspiring phones, then they might loose market share. I dont care if I get thumbed down but I wrote the truth.

posted on 14 Apr 2013, 13:47 5

170. umadden (banned) (Posts: 90; Member since: 14 Apr 2013)

here's another butt-devastating truth for you:

nokia: gets microsoft to write wp8 for them and just slap it on their phones like a sticker

android manufacturers: rewrite everything from android's framework to kernel, set their own ui and add features

posted on 14 Apr 2013, 13:50 2

172. umadden (banned) (Posts: 90; Member since: 14 Apr 2013)

hurrrr plastic durrrrrrrrrrr

posted on 13 Apr 2013, 21:30 14

3. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5713; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)

shoot, i think the delay would've been quite acceptable in this case...

posted on 14 Apr 2013, 03:49 2

100. maier9900 (Posts: 272; Member since: 17 Dec 2011)


posted on 14 Apr 2013, 05:02 5

111. Plesman (Posts: 11; Member since: 19 Feb 2013)

Exactly! A delay for a metal body + the all devices with octa-core Exynos + LTE. That would be perfect!

posted on 13 Apr 2013, 21:32 8

4. moroninc (Posts: 193; Member since: 14 Jul 2012)

only add a metal body if your willing put in a 4000Mah battery, none of that unibody $hit at a cost. still buying the GS4

posted on 14 Apr 2013, 00:19 5

61. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)

The HTC one is 2mm thicker than the s4 but it has a worse battery and weighs more too, sad.

posted on 14 Apr 2013, 03:59 4

102. feres13 (Posts: 307; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)

Honestly i think unibody phones are something i'd like to see more in smartphones, i think expandable storage isn't a big deal to me since performance is poor and it's unreliable (all of my pictures taken on my S3 and all of my music stored on an SD card dissapeared misteriously!). The HTC One isn't heavy or thick, The One tapers down to 4 mm on the edge, witch is all what you feel! Also i always breaked the back cover of my Gnexus or S3, but i never cracked the back of my iPhone 4/4S or scratched my iPhone 5. There is something unique and noticeable about a premium, well built smartphone! But if the S4 had to use plastic, it should've been a matte, thicker plastic, this "Huyperglaze" crap is a cheap glossy shinny flimsy flexible fingerprint magnet! But i'd still prefer the feel of unibody aluminium anyday!

posted on 14 Apr 2013, 14:28

174. lpratas (banned) (Posts: 398; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)

It's because you used a defective card that you have buyed in ebay or in a store of less confidence. In respect to the back cover that you broken it mean that you wasn't much cleaver. The polycarbonate back cover it seem fragile but it is very resistent much more resistent to the scratches than metal.

posted on 13 Apr 2013, 21:36 1

5. Galen20K (Posts: 545; Member since: 26 Dec 2008)

Well I would hope they would make the switch, but I seriously doubt it... I thought they'd do it last year w/ the GS3 and we all know how that turned out.

posted on 13 Apr 2013, 21:36 3

6. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)

I hope they don't use metal. I would rather have glass like the Nexus 4 or Optimus G or Xperia Z.

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