Even if they are trying to hype things up a bit, its just business, its just marketing, nothing is wrong with that kids, grow up already!
I don't really see what's so premium about something that has a metal casing, if that's the only thing that makes a phone premium or not then you guys need to get a life. You should really prefer a particular phone because it fits your life style, and you like its functions, after the initial hype its always how useable it is that keep you hanging on to a phone.
Anonymous, 25 Apr 2013Because Plastic IS better for portable devices than metal, FACT, And if you think plastic of t... moreYou've missed the point.
Look, I agree that there's nothing wrong in the use of plastic casing on smart phones. Done right, they're durable and (relatively) cheap. Nokia is a great example in showing that plastic can also have a great design and expensive feel too.
But, the point of what the rest of the world are saying is that metal casing is generally more aesthetically pleasing and has a premium quality that plastic just can't achieve.
That said, metal adds nothing but visual candy, and perhaps a little extra protection against drops (My old N8 is a great drop warrior).
I love the strategy behind Samsung design. It's easy to compromise and buy cheaper alternatives. Pretty smart actually. Can't afford an S4? Get this one instead, looks the same - just slightly slower/not as high pixel density/3 years older/>insert slight variable here
I rather have Samsung's phone than any other phones. The only company knows how to make a proper phone in the world!
What ! samsung said a while ago that it predicts millions to be sold, so why didnt they produce them as such !
how toilet is that !
Anonymous, 25 Apr 2013Samsung just learned from apple.. Samsung learnt from Apple what?
ISJ5, 25 Apr 2013because they are brainwashed by samsungLike what Apple done to you?
Because Plastic IS better for portable devices than metal, FACT, And if you think plastic of the likes you see on high end smart phones (ie Nokia, LG, Sony etc)is cheap, you may want to go and research how much it costs to develop and produce that plastic. It's more resistant and safer to use with heat, no chance of electric shocks or discharge, is more flexible and durable than metal when encasing glass and electronic components (metal simply transfers all the impact to whatever it is attached to, whereas plastic absorbs it and spreads it). It allows for FAR more design options in terms of both size and colour.
And if plastic is so cheap and crappy, you may wanna go and tell car manufacturers, games console manufacturers, TV manufacturers, and pretty much most manufacturers that produce electronic goods, that it's cheap crap. And while you're at it, tell manufacturers of soft drinks to stop using 'premium' materials such as cans of pop using aluminium, the most common and abundant metal on the planet that it's too expensive and is driving the cost of your canned drinks up. And yeah, that band of aluminium used on the edging of iphones is made up of the very same alloy you pay £1 for when you buy a canned drink ;)
This premium material crap is just that, crap. The only 'premium' materials used for casing in the phone industry is the precious stones and metals used on the handsets that cost about £10,000 plus.
It might be they discovered plenty bags to be fixed before making half of population of earth go mad with unexpected expectations.
Anonymous, 25 Apr 2013Delaying the release isnt a choice from Samsung it is that of the network provider. I work for... moreI wonder which UK provider u are talking about as all the major providers here u can buy it right now
Adomas, 25 Apr 2013Seriously.... Why everyone is so obsessed with this cheap plastic?Cheap plastic or whatever, however you look at it, it has the best hardware and software all round compared to any phone to date, hence the obsession and desire. Get one yourself, you'll be glad, don't be an underdog
Adomas, 25 Apr 2013Seriously.... Why everyone is so obsessed with this cheap plastic?Coz it has everything you'll ever want
Adomas, 25 Apr 2013Seriously.... Why everyone is so obsessed with this cheap plastic?because they are brainwashed by samsung
ollyb1, 25 Apr 2013I find this hard to believe as they produce most of their own parts.... this is just to hype i... moreProducing your own parts doesn't mean you can keep up with any demand. Doctors produce the own service but they can not treat 1000p/d.
The other way around is also true. Have someone else produced your parts is not a good excuse to delay production.