Review: Samsung Galaxy Note II for Verizon Wireless
Rather a resin/vinyl material, it is the same material used in safety helmets. Does this make it lack durability? The polycarbonate material absorbs impact far better than stiffer material. This means it protects the cargo inside much better. Thus why they use this material. When insurance claims are made on phones, I think it is far less expensive to repair and refurbish a handset where the inner components haven't been sacrificed due to hard impact. As cars are made to absorb impact to protect the occupants. It is cheaper to total a vehicle rather than pay out very expensive health and medical insurance.
I have this device on Sprint and yes plasticy does describe the feel a bit slick for my taste but the specs far outweigh this skin deep review.
This phone makes for a great daily driver, the size does take a bit getting used to, but this is the 1st phone in a while to give me that wow factor that the device manufacturers have be lacking for years!
Again, great observation John, you nailed it!
I, however, strongly disagree with anyone that dismisses the material in general, as being cheap and poor choiced. Aluminum alloy material may present a very attractive appearance, but I feel it should be limited to desktop or stationary devices. The salt content in the human body is a harsh element to these type of metals and can cause tarnishing and discoloring with prolonged handling. Metals such as aluminum also dent and scratch very easily and not as easy to repair. I try to look long term at insurance rates for claims. I have to believe that repairing and refurbishing an alumi...
On another "note", I was dissapointed when the Galaxy Tab 7" did not support voice calling when it was released, I wiuld of so used that! Alas, I settle for the Note II ..
I had a coworker comment it looked cheap and wouldn't survive a drop, so I asked him to do a 4 foot drop ...
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