The design of the phone must be balance to adsorb drop impact from all edges. If the frame is Metal the front is Glass and the back cover is Plastic, when drop damage the front and back material hardness level is not balance, so it must be have one side gonna be broke. Conclusion, the onmi-balance designs is the most solid and durable and the material balancing.
Most of the drop impact is happen damages on the top and the bottom of the bezel, that's why the bezel is important for resistant from drop damaged, so it must be design as harder as it can, the middle of the phone is a frame to work as a spring to reduce the drop impact, so it could be a TPU/Nylon. The front and the back is Gorilla Glass 5 to protect the phone from scratch and it hardness is balance from front to back of the phone.
The combination of materials can be a perfect design. All material must have it pros n cons so the Designs is the only way to bring the device great!
ProJames, 16 Jul 2017Good luck even finding a phone like that! Not to mention the price...I think Apple is on it, but they need to blame Samsung so they can sue them. So they are just trying to find excuses.
The pool option just misleading people choose from one of the selection, so I am not going to choose between 4 material.
I suggest the combination all of these materials but except ceramic. I will suggest the Gorilla Glass and Aluminum and premium TPU to ensure all the materials of use unleash all it benefits! That's why I suggest Xperia XZ Premium.
Zenodroid, 16 Jul 2017Adamantium. Why even ask. Good luck even finding a phone like that! Not to mention the price...
ProJames, 16 Jul 2017Glass is fragile. Most people that own a "glass sandwich" keep their precious inside a cover, ... moreExactly my thoughts, except about plastic. It’s very different, some kinds of plastic look and feel just great.
And yes, I want wireless charging!
Meh, 16 Jul 2017Motorola Droid Turbo SeriesNylon , not carbon fiber
Long ago Nokia has used ploycarbonate body in thier phones like legendary 1020. This material is one of the best for phones. They are light weight, unbreakable, good signal reception, finger print resistant, durable, no color fading...list goes on and on. Only negative thing they are not shiney like glass or metal.
Anything but glass.. One drop and the phone is f-ed no matter which part hits the floor.
Anonymous, 16 Jul 2017Not sure why we can't have carbon fibre/ graphite as a material?Because it looks like cheap plastic
I'm fine with anything other than glass on my phones. As long as it feels sturdy, and won't get all scratched up when you place it on anything but cloth (like glass does). Plus, if you drop it, good luck retaining any resale value after that...
Anonymous, 15 Jul 2017So your home window is "premium"? Or your Coca Cola can? They are training you what to think.Those things are more premium than the packaging of a bubble gum or the toys of little kids.
Anonymous, 16 Jul 2017carbon fiber or titanium or both or stainless sapphire glass. but many will not afford lol like?
carbon fiber or titanium or both or stainless sapphire glass. but many will not afford lol
Anonymous, 16 Jul 2017Not sure why we can't have carbon fibre/ graphite as a material?Motorola Droid Turbo Series
I liked LGs Duraflex. It had a quality feel to it,it was durable as hell and it did not get hot. The V10 was heavy but I like heavy phones. I am sure that they could put Wireless Charge in it too.
I remember leather phones. The looks were awesome but it ripped quickly.
I voted for exotic materials because glass is brittle and aluminum scratches easily.
so many noobs vote for metal obviously not knowing limitations and restrictions that causes on smartphones ... glass is perfect material ,it's durable bc it cant scratch , looks good and premium , just don't drop or sit on your phone .
No one mention Motorola here? When comes to material selection, Motorola WAS the best. They've use some crazy materials like carbon kevlar, ballistic nylon, leather, even their plastic material like on the first gen of E, G, X, is among the thoughest. Sadly Lenovo ruin it all with their disappointing decision with generic design and material choices.
Glass is fragile. Most people that own a "glass sandwich" keep their precious inside a cover, so looks are a no-go.
Plastic feels cheap, but sure is a lot more resistant. However, if it doesn't come along a removable battery, then it's kind of a waste. It will find more uses in an enterprise environment where drops can be frequent and downtime unacceptable.
Wild materials are interesting.
Metal is cool and resistant, but people somehow just need wireless charging.