Poll: Glass back on the LG G6, yay or nay?
by Preslav Kateliev / Jan 03, 2017, 9:30 AM
LG's flagships for the past 2 years haven't been quite well received for their build and feel. The G4 steered clear of the metal fad and had a leather back instead — undoubtedly classy, but the choice didn't really cause customers to throw their money at LG. Last year's G5 was supposed to be an all-metal phone, and it is, but due to a thick layer of primer around its body, it felt like plastic to many, inciting a small controversy and causing customers to go for phones that are more "cool to the touch".
So, assuming the rumors are true, it looks like LG might be saying "If you can't beat them, join them" and slapping a glass panel and metal frame on its G6. If that were true, would you be happy with LG's decision?
Glass back on the G6, yay or nay?
Yes, I love glass sandwiches!
I guess, as long as it looks and feels nice.
No! Stick to metal, LG.
No! Go back to leather, the G4 was cool.
- Display 5.7" 1440 x 2880 pixels
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Optimus G and Nexus 4 had bad glass-back implementation, I think it doesn't hurt to try again though.
posted on Jan 03, 2017, 9:41 AM 4
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Glass for a back of a phone, for a device you will handle 1000's of times per day and easy to drop, has been and always will be a bad idea. It won't matter how it's implemented if it break easily. Golass sucks. I don't care how good it feels or looks. Back glass has nothign to hold it. For example, the front glass is glued to the glass of the display. So at least if you drop it, you have a thicker piece. But the back glass is glued to the back og the phone. Its basically only hold on at the top and bottom. Dual glass design, no matter how good it looks or feels is garbage. I can say that because I have an iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, I had the S6 Edge and edge+, I have a Note 5 and I have a Note 7 and I'm about to dump a Note 7 for an S7 Edge for the wife. I love the looks, I love the feel. It's still cheap materials, that damage and break easy. I would vote for all OEM's to go back to using Poly-Carbonate materials or use some other compositi like Carbon Fiber, Kevlar or similar. Even leather backs or cashmere cloth or some other cloth like silk would be a more welcome concept vs glass.
posted on Jan 03, 2017, 10:47 AM 2
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Looks are always subjective. That is why I always look for great and useful features. One feature that I love is wireless charging, and it's useful to me. Now, metal phones don't support wireless charging. Sure you can get a 3rd party wireless pads that sit within a case, which then you have to plug this pad into the phones charging port. That is worse in my books. I prefer my wireless charging to be built in, and it frees up the phones port. To tell you the truth. I don't care if it's glass, carbon fiber, polycarbonate, or even wood. I just want wireless charging.
posted on Jan 03, 2017, 11:40 AM 1
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While an all metal device is definitely more durable than a *glass sandwich*, I just can't get over how aesthetically pleasing glass on the front and back looks. Got a Tech21 Evo case on my S7 Edge, which took an eight foot fall off my balcony onto gravel down below while I was a bit tipsy. Not a single dent, crack, or scratch anywhere on the phone. Obviously, had my phone been naked, the outcome would have been much different. But if you buy a fragile device, the smart thing to do would be to throw a case on it because you never know when an accident could occur. I'm generally a careful person, so there are some days that I leave my phone naked so the world can admire its' blue coral beauty.
posted on Jan 03, 2017, 9:49 AM 1
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so basically...aegislash used protect
posted on Jan 03, 2017, 9:54 AM 3
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Had a HTC one M7 back in the day and its droped like your from balcony (would say more like 10-12 feets as its over a garage door going to the basement and i am at second story of the building ) All its had is a very cheap gel case on it ( transparent one ) its did not had any damages at all. But its okay to have different priority. i like my phone to be built like a tank and be durable. I do agree Samsung design is probably the best for the aesthetic.
posted on Jan 03, 2017, 3:52 PM 0
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My only worry with glass is heat dispersion which will lead to more throttling. Also glass is quite slippery, but that can be solved with a case.
posted on Jan 03, 2017, 10:12 AM 0
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yeah my friend S7 edge overheat like crazy playing world of tank Blitz ( with all graphic tunned to max ) its even lag and throttle obviously aftert 15 to 30 min and the game start to lag. on my G5 its get a tad warmer than when i dont play but its clearly more able to dissipate heat. Its probably in part because of material but i suspect exynos to have a tendency to overheat as well..
posted on Jan 03, 2017, 3:54 PM 0
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I don't care, even plastic is OK because I put a silicone backing on it anyway, not for protection but to improve grip. I prefer the lightest material regardless of what it is. Lightness is more important to me than looks.
posted on Jan 03, 2017, 10:19 AM 0
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I find glass backs to be too slippery but given a choice between glass backs with wireless charging or a metal back without wireless charging, I'll take the glass back. Not saying the G6 will have wireless charging but if the glass back rumor is true then it's more likely than a metal backed design.
posted on Jan 03, 2017, 10:35 AM 0
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posted on Jan 03, 2017, 10:59 AM 0
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My Nexus 4 has a cracked back, thanks to all the falls my phone went through. The back is covered with a carbon black dbrand, so things are intack, but I prefer a phone without glass back...also, when using without a skin or a case, all I had time for was to wipe the back clean from smudges and fingerprints. Also, glass conduct heat much easier than plastic... In short, I prefer a plastic phone which is made with the best grades of the same with a great design. I would give my money for a well build plastic phone with supreme software-hardware optimizations, great camera's, a stellar display and battery life. Also, prefer the phone having some good resistance to water and falls.
posted on Jan 03, 2017, 1:07 PM 0
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Oh goodie yes. Glass is just a fabulous material to skin a $900 mobile device in. It's soooo premium and high tech. Too bad something more fragile and antiquated could not be found to wrap modern tech in. Maybe someday.
posted on Jan 03, 2017, 1:48 PM 0
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