I drop my motorcycle helmet all the time and it don't break...maybe Samsung will make a phone out of a motorcycle helmets *snicker* I got a carbon fiber helmet too but it ain't DOT approved(it looks kewl but don't protect my noggin) :-(
Ollie Z, 25 Jun 2013While carbon fibre does feel higher quality than polycarb - and certainly looks absolutely awe... moreIn that same token those "higher class" people have their own childish views and stereotypical mindset.
You should base what you like off what you like. Not what your status is or off how cool or sissy you think your friend or the general public will view you/it.
That is childish.
Marco M, 25 Jun 2013No one is comparing aluminium to gold. It is better qualities than plastic, it's that simple. ... moreThat's the stupidest thing I've read in a while... Aluminum is, in terms of durability or quality, is cheap crap compared to the plastic Samsung uses. Yes, it feels cheap, but stack two or three of it and it can stop a freaking bullet. Not to mention you might as well buy a new phone if you drop an aluminum one. And HTC one is, according to a lot of sites, nearly impossible to fix. Sorry, but Aluminum only wins in looks and feel. Which won't make a difference since a case to protect a delicate phone is not optional. In S4, you can buy a sexy case and still have the brains inside.
Someone who is concerned about his health should avoid touching aluminum products, for more info search for aluminum dangers and toxicity.
While carbon fibre does feel higher quality than polycarb - and certainly looks absolutely awesome - it still feels relatively plastic compared to aluminium and glass. It also isn't a material that looks classy - it is a substance that generally appeals to a younger market due to it being famous in motor racing. Think of the people who put carbon fibre (Whether real or vinyl stick-on) on their every day cars to make them look "cool" - they are generally of a younger mindset and stereotypically aren't the types of people who own huge multinational corporations and have significant power in the business world - these are the people who Samsung should be trying to appeal to with flagship phones in order to stay on top of the market.
kevin klyn seguy, 25 Jun 2013I dnt c wats da big issue...i mn if samsung finaly tries to step up to ol da bad cmnts thy hea... moreThat mostly sums it up. Everyone wants to beat the Galaxy and get angry in the process.
I dnt c wats da big issue...i mn if samsung finaly tries to step up to ol da bad cmnts thy heard about the plastic use fr their phones well i say good for them..either way even a phone made of gold or titanium will olwys need a cover soo honstly it dsnt mttr wat da phon is made off if it got dope specs i say buy it... nd Samsung has been deliverin dat...im no fan boy bt if i think if anothr brand can beat samsung at dat ima b 1st to gt thr phonz ...truth be told ol brands want your money ..aint nothing fr free ...and ol da hype about dissin samsung wit their plastic is simply cz they ar seen as da best soo da rule of a competition is GO AT THE BEST to be the best simply...
Woah.... Even their s4 phone with plastic body priced almost similar with m7 aluminium. Imagine the price they ask for carbon fibre. And isn't Motorola already implemented carbon fibre look on their back cover? Next body might be titanium. Like those stealth bomber planes.
Marco M, 25 Jun 2013Making aluminium into sheets requires several times more energy than plastic. Not to mention t... moreUnder standing the difference and benefits of different materials does not make a fanboy.
Calling ones fanboys at random for such things is more likely to make you one...or an obvious hater.
Marco M, 25 Jun 2013Phones are no different from any other consumer products, such as ultrabooks. To make them bot... moreAgain. The damage fact is much worse for aluminum. Not to mention being more costly, less malleable, worse with heat, heavier, bulkier, and usually negating removable battery and sd slot. And once scratched looks a bad. Dings and dents? No thanks
Anonymous, 25 Jun 2013For making a phone cover aluminum sheets need only to be cut and bend which is done automatica... moreMaking aluminium into sheets requires several times more energy than plastic. Not to mention that most alumuminim designs are monoshells. Only the backplate is as easy as you describe, in a phone which is not monoshell, and it all depends on the thickness as well.
Cost aside, aluminium is a better (stronger and lighter) material.
Can it really be that sammy fanboys have spent so long defending the inferiour plastic design, that you now actually don't want to see Sammy use better (stronger, stiffer and lighter) materials? They do in other devices. What seems to be the problem?
I'm sure they'll continue to make plastic phones as well.
Anonymous, 25 Jun 2013And aluminum has nothing to do with luxury.
If some like aluminum so much why don't they go ... moreNo one is comparing aluminium to gold. It is better qualities than plastic, it's that simple.
Since your focus is money only, lets take it out of the equation. Which is the stronger material? Aluminium.
However, this news feed is about carbon fiber.
Anonymous, 25 Jun 2013Actually poly carb is overall more practical and tougher in a phone...As compared to aluminum ... morePhones are no different from any other consumer products, such as ultrabooks. To make them both thinner, lighter and stronger, the solution is aluminium. More costly, but necessary. To make it even stronger carbon fiber etc.
And aluminum has nothing to do with luxury.
If some like aluminum so much why don't they go buy at the price of 2 cents aluminum rings for their weddings, aluminum bracelets and ear rings for their girlfriends ?
I think someone should start manufacture 2 cents aluminum jewelry for the aluminum lovers ? ROTFL :))))))))
Marco M, 25 Jun 2013You should find better sources for your comments, and a better understanding of the manufactur... moreFor making a phone cover aluminum sheets need only to be cut and bend which is done automatically by an hydraulic press and cost less than a penny so the actual cost of an aluminum phone cover is less than 2 cents.
All the trolls that brag about aluminum are in fact praising a 2 cents product calling it premium. ROTFL :)))
Marco M, 25 Jun 2013You should find better sources for your comments, and a better understanding of the manufactur... moreActually poly carb is overall more practical and tougher in a phone...As compared to aluminum or glass that is.
Anonymous, 25 Jun 2013How about the fact that aluminum is 2x times cheaper than plastic:
Plastic price is around 3.... moreYou should find better sources for your comments, and a better understanding of the manufacturing process.
Plastic is a significantly cheaper material in manufacturing. It's also much weaker than aluminium and carbon fiber as well as Kevlar and so on.