AnonD-252, 31 Mar 2013Why is cheap "beer can" aluminium, or fragile glass, more "premium" than a... moreFirst of all, the metal used on ONE is far from tin can, it's anodised aluminum, which is harder and lighter than common aluminum. Why it's more premium than polycarbonate?
1. It looks so much better than plastic.
2. It gives a sturdy and solid feel to a device (at the moment, there are only iPhones and htc one with this top build quality).
3. Aluminum is harder and more durable.
4. Your "precious" polycarbonate is used to build greenhouses and plastic transparent windows, some other stuff as well, I worked with it, pieces as big as 2x10m and believe me, it doesn't feel premium. This material is not bad, but for smartphones it has to be really high quality. And it still can't match metal.
Some of the Android user doesnt know what the hell they are buying...they either buy because of popularity or just showing off...people always say that buying samsung just because of performance and doesnt care about built quality or design...well the truth is, samsung is the biggest showing off of them all...people will see big screen, and because they doesnt know anything about phone..they just show it to people...and i one of the advance user of android..I admire Samsung software and hardware..but design is as important as the other two..and thats what keeping me from Samsung phone...why buy a phone which look like a Voltswagon Beetle with a ferrari engine with on the same money u can buy a full ferrari with ferrari design..think about it..
AnonD-252, 31 Mar 2013Why is cheap "beer can" aluminium, or fragile glass, more "premium" than a... morebecause it takes lots of efforts on aluminium and glass than plastic. In moulding plastic, a product as small as S4 would only take 30-50 seconds cycle time (equivalent to 1 shot), that includes plastic injection and cooling. That's why plastic products are so cheap to manufacture. Trust me, I'm an engineer.
geordie81, 31 Mar 2013samsung are not like apple at all, and to suggest it is stupid, while apple owners buy iphone ... moreFor people who said Samsung phone is not like Apple...Think again...some Samsung phone and tablets have similarity if you see up close..see old phone and ALL samsung tablets...take a loooook at the bottom...wheres the speaker and microphone..? wheres the charging dock..what kind of usb head that samsung use to look alike...Like the damn iPhone...80% copy...same as old samsung phone..and people think its not the same...what a joke..
WOW, 31 Mar 2013Well im not buying the "feel" of the device. Im buying becuase of the performance.Be honest to yourself, you're buying for the benchmark scores not actual performance. Because if you're talking about performance, this device is no different from any other flagship on same era on real life usage.
., 31 Mar 2013Please don't talk about build quality, coz from what you are saying, it's clear that you dont ... moreWhy is cheap "beer can" aluminium, or fragile glass, more "premium" than advanced polycarbonate?
Anon, 31 Mar 2013Please stop with the cack! I happen to own both phones and it is not as clear cut as you would... moreGlass is fragile, just ask those who bought an iPhone 4S!
It is very easy to install a different launcher from Google Play if you do not like Blinkfeed...!
HTC One innovates while Z looks almost as a bigger iPhone 4S, or as iPhone 5 should have looked like!
Anonymous, 31 Mar 20132 years after Galaxy S2 was released and ppl are still talking about plastic - hahaha get a li... moreThat is because it is still relevant to Samsung phones! You on the other hand are not!!
geordie81, 31 Mar 2013samsung are not like apple at all, and to suggest it is stupid, while apple owners buy iphone ... moreI seriously doubt the One will outsell the Xperia Z! Bear in mind that the XZ is sold out in many regions and is a beautifully designed and functional phone in its own right. Of course, it is worth remembering that Sony was the second best seller of its android phones behind Samsung last year and HTC has already made a mess of the One's release with hardly any daylight between its release and that of the S4.
AnonD-252, 31 Mar 2013HTC One is a far better phone than Xperia Z, and HTC One definetly have a better and more beau... morePlease stop with the cack! I happen to own both phones and it is not as clear cut as you would like to think. In real terms and use there is hardly anything to choose between the two phones although I find myself going back to the Xperia Z for its light customisation of android whilst I am still not sure about Blinkfeed. I think in truth, I would rather HTC did away with blinkfeed as I personally find it pointless, especially as I am not a fan of social media. Whilst the One is certainly incredibly well built, I like the robustness of the Xperia Z.
geordie81, 31 Mar 2013samsung are not like apple at all, and to suggest it is stupid, while apple owners buy iphone ... moreThe point you make is irrelevant in regard to performance. The point he is trying to make is the sheepish/slavish following of one brand over others which are more rounded. iPhone has the looks but no performance and Samsung has the performance but no looks whatsoever.
WOW, 31 Mar 2013Well im not buying the "feel" of the device. Im buying becuase of the performance.What performance actually you look for?
CandidUser, 31 Mar 2013Someone mentioned that Sony's designs are same all through the years. Either he's a Sony hater... moreYeah, if anything then Sony changes design too often. In one year time they had 3 wildly different flagship designs in the S/SL, then T/TX, then Z, and in addition the ZL has different design than Z as well.
Someone mentioned that Sony's designs are same all through the years. Either he's a Sony hater or too dumb to notice the versatility in designs of Xperia Arc, S, Z, Sola, SP. Moving to Samsung's designs, the same shitty soap box design keeps recurring all the time with no clear distinction among the flagship and low end phones. Butthurt much, Samsung fan?
AnonD-24171, 31 Mar 2013"HTC feels better build quality in the hand than the cheap plastic soap feeling."
F... morePlease don't talk about build quality, coz from what you are saying, it's clear that you dont have a clue. Comparing that samsung plastic toy to htc one or iphone, is like comparing a cheap chinese car to a bentley. The difference is, samsung takes premium price for its poor quality products. And again, i mean build quality, because otherwise it's quite okay.
And quit talking about tin cans, just go to a store and take gs4 and the one in both hands and compare the feel. You will notice it, but still lie to yourself and others that plastic is superior to metal.. good luck.
HTC One is a far better phone than Xperia Z, and HTC One definetly have a better and more beautiful design than Xperia Z, and I like that flipcover/stand and that extra battery/case! But 32 Gb is not enough and the 64 Gb will probably be too expensive and too hard to find! 4 MP is not enough, but I like the optical image stabilizer! It should be possible, using software, to combine the light from 3 pixels into 1 single pixel to absorb more light in the dark, so a 12, or13, MP camera could benefit from both good low light performance producing 4 MP pictures, combine 3 into 1 pixel, and still have enough pixels for detailed 12, or 13, MP pictures in daylight that is good enough to be able to zoom in when viewed on a bigscreen TV...!
geordie81, 31 Mar 2013samsung are not like apple at all, and to suggest it is stupid, while apple owners buy iphone ... more"samsung are not like apple at all," - that's what you like to believe, but if you step back a little and look at the big picture you will see the similarities