good plastic is the best current trend glass sandwich is horrible
it looks good only if you dont touch it otherwise looks like homeless man genitals and durability is basicly non-existent
alluminium is somewhat ok but too easily to dent and scuff
Metal or strong glass or plastic. Most important it must be durable and beautiful.
Anonymous, 15 Jul 2017If you pay 700 € for a phone, you want it to look and feel like a 700 € device and not like a ... moreSo your home window is "premium"? Or your Coca Cola can?
They are training you what to think.
Anonymous, 15 Jul 2017BTW I'm iPhone 7 user, but my favorite design was iPhone 4.My favorite iPhone design is now my space gray SE. Beats the 4/4s design. Hate glass rears.
But I believe my glacial silver HTC One M7 looks better than all of them including my titanium silver S7 edge.
But for design, ergonomics, and material used -
Nexus One. I still wouldn't go back to that phone because it is too slow seven and a half years later.
I'm warning people now to protect themselves from the electrical currents it generates. So much radiation being held with our hands . I wanted an Apple Watch Series 2 but need to rethink getting one.
Collecting and holding our phones most of the day might be a cool hobby to millions. But it will get the best of us. Too much of any good thing is bad.
My favorite phone to hold right now -
^ Doesn't generate as much heat, feels nice in the hand, and the smoothest Android experience ever.
Prior was the Moto E 4G but the SD410 has aged pretty badly after a year. Gotten too slow.
Carbon fiber body with Sapphire glass front.
SERIOUSLY !!! GO wild !! Stainless steel.. crystals.. sandstones.. bones.. titanium.. alloys.. wood.. Those who are choosing aluminium.. they are probably the most boring people in this Earth!!
CM3, 15 Jul 2017As far as I know there isn't any relation between metals and low temperatures that might make ... moreDisposing that heat towards your blood flow. Metal heats up faster. Scrapes. Dents. I always found the best materials used were usually from Motorola. Rubberized plastic like my Moto E 4G.
I own HTC One M7, iPhone SE, and LG V20. Still not a fan of all-aluminum. It might feel heavier and look classier. I don't care. I'm practical. Plastic absorbs shock better. People defeat the purpose of all-aluminum phone with a plastic case anyway.
There is no perfect material. They all are breakable. They all have their pluses and minuses. But I choose whatever material Motorola does with their soft, rubberized plastic.
Boni, 15 Jul 2017If im paying 700€ for a phone you better put ceramic or saphire on it not that fragile glassCeramic and sapphire are both more scratch resistant but more prone to cracking so even more fragile. You should look JerryRigEverything on YouTube, he's a professional phone durability tester.
Anonymous, 15 Jul 2017 polycarbonate plastic. my old nokia n9 still looks better than my daily used jet black iphone 7+.The material on jet black iPhone is not metal, at least not the coating covering the metal, so that doesn't count. It would fit into the category "exotic"
Anonymous, 15 Jul 2017*Facepalm" The results are totally dissapointing. So even after the exploding Note7 (Which wou... moreIf you pay 700 € for a phone, you want it to look and feel like a 700 € device and not like a 37 € device.
The strong plastic Nokia and Motorola used in the 1990's and early 2000's. My least favorite material is glass for the rears. But I also am not a fan of all-metal. My V20 gives me electric shocks too. That's why I decided not to use it for awhile.
My favorite design and material used on the Nexus One. I prefer the soft touch. For most people, they put it in a plastic case anyway. It should be mandatory because feeling the electric currents from it isn't healthy. A case is like a condom. Don't want to hold so much radiation towards your bloodstream for hours.
BTW I'm iPhone 7 user, but my favorite design was iPhone 4.
Chose glass because it doesn't have lines, makes you use wireless charging and as I have a case, it won't crack while at the same time being more resistant against the dust which is collected by cheap cases and could scratch the body
Who ever is voting for glass are silly. Even if it has Gorilla glass back, it still breaks no matter how Corning tries to convince everyone it's strong. You drop it 3ft to a hard ground, it's likely going to crack. You'd still need to cover it up with protective case - rubber or plastic.
Might as well have the correct material in the first place.
Anonymous, 15 Jul 2017I hate the current trend that manufacturers produce all-aluminum phones. They are really annoy... moreAs far as I know there isn't any relation between metals and low temperatures that might make it give electric shocks. There are millions of people using metal phones in subzero temperatures and I'm quite sure if that were really a problem people would know about it.
Your phone probably has some component making contact with the body.
And if anything, aluminum phones are better at dissipating heat from the internal components.
Policarbonate. Hard wearing, grippy and soft to the touch in my oppinion.. Leather sounds nice also
I hate the current trend that manufacturers produce all-aluminum phones. They are really annoying to use during -30c winter weather and I get small electric shocks from them as I pick up the phone from a wooden table or from my pants pocket. Wish phones were like Nexus 6 was, only partly aluminum. Sigh. :/
AnonD-510275, 15 Jul 2017Vibranium is lighterAnd more practical. If you want a quick battery recharge just drop it from the top of a 100 story building. Or shoot it with a gun if you are an american.
I definitely need metal with additional glass for looks
What about polycarbonate found on the old Nokia Lumias. I remember my Lumia 1020 being tough enough to withstand multiple drops with just little knicks.