Finally samsung produces phone with Metal casing.I bought lot of phones like IPhone 5s-HTC One and never bought any Samsung phones coz it looks cheap and doesn't feel right in hand.It's time for Samsung gains good position in Smart phone market.
Anonymous, 10 Dec 2013Same tired old design on the front. As old and tired as the iphone. The phonese with t... moreBut the one that functions the best and fits best in hand would be the S4. Home button, thinner, more rounded, more optional functions/features, better display, and great button placement on sides. The ergonomics are top notch.
I am liking the snapdragon 800 chipset as well as the 3 GB of ram. Cant wait to get a feel of this phone for myself!
Anyone can make a metal case phone nowadays. The question is this: do we need one?
I say no, because metal scratch like crazy - I love the plastic leather look back cover of my Note 3 - no fingerprints, no scratches, it does not slide on surfaces - I cannot imagine any better.
And yeah the physical home button is a must - dont ever take it out samsung.
Anonymous, 10 Dec 2013Same tired old design on the front.
As old and tired as the iphone.
The phonese with t... more"Same tired old design on the front."
Don't you realize that next year "design on the front", will be nothing, but display?
The Apple's helpless propaganda, turned you in zombies with this "design" BS. Because Apple have nothing else to offer anymore, this "design"BS become huge BS.
By the way latest LG g2 is just copy of of Galaxy, The sealed tin-can HTC One brick, nobody buys. SONY's "great" sealed glass design is killing SONY too.
Same tired old design on the front.
As old and tired as the iphone.
The phonese with the best looking design (and best feel in your hands) right now are the HTC Butterfly-S, LG G2, Blackberry Z30 and HTC One.
i dont under where on the j look like the 5c??? the back has a chrome ring around it see===> http://icdn4.digitaltrends.com/image/samsung-galaxy-j-top-side-970x0.jpg plus the back can come off.... so how is it like the 5c.... yall hate samsung that much???
The Cosmicist, 09 Dec 2013Yeah I agree, whoever is doing the designing at Samsung just needs to be let go. All of their ... moreThere is nothing "classy" in the cheap metal tin-can.
Don't let be brainwashed from the Apple propaganda. HTC did it with HTC One , and they are dead now.
See the sale of the sealed Android phones, and compare them with Samsung high-end phones sale.
Home button is great thing. Onscreen buttons are stupid waste of screen space.
You give example with other OEM , that omit the home button? LOL Where they are now??
Looks alright but its a shed load of money, for that kind of bank I'd want something better than alright, I think if you were to put Samsung top spec internals into a well styled brilliantly put together case it'd be worth the asking price but since the s3 Samsung's designs have been awful, HTC Sony and Nokia all look better and the nexus 4 I thought was a good looking bit of tech too, come on samsung make something aesthetically pleasing as well as functional. (With a huge battery so it lasts a good 3 days of heavy usage)
harlekkin, 09 Dec 2013Samsung are just no decent designers. All of their phones are missing something. Sony & Ap... moreYeah I agree, whoever is doing the designing at Samsung just needs to be let go. All of their phones, even this new "classy" one, just end up looking cheap and plain. I agree, the only company to really get design right in the Android space is Sony, unless you count Google. I like the way they're going with the Nexus 5 and 2013 Nexus 7.
By the way, Samsung, PLEASE drop the physical home button. It looks awful, and everyone else dropped it over a year ago.
aodxxl, 09 Dec 2013holy smokes beware the "rounded corners" I hope samsung releases more variant here in u.s, i want this and another one with snapdragon 805 plus two more variants for note 3, please samsung you can take all my money!
harlekkin, 09 Dec 2013Samsung are just no decent designers. All of their phones are missing something. Sony & Ap... moreYou can't really talk about design with these phones anymore, because they are all basically the same thing, a huge touchscreen... Now back in the day, there was design, before Apple introduced the iPhone.
Samsung are just no decent designers. All of their phones are missing something. Sony & Apple create the best designs; Nokia's not too bad actually, although the latest Lumias just look to geeky.