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Review: Samsung Galaxy Note II for Verizon Wireless

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Top message:  "Plasticky" by Slammer   Dec 6, 2012, 2:57 PM

Replying to:  Re: "Plasticky" by MadFatMan   Dec 8, 2012, 11:42 AM

Re: "Plasticky"

by Slammer    Dec 9, 2012, 8:33 AM

I'm not so sure the author is trying to pick on Samsung MadFM. He has his opinion on the material and how it is used. Hence HTC being mentioned as a positive.

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 aluminum device that took a derimental fall, is more expensive to repair than one that is made of absorbant material such as polycarbonate as I explained in my first post. Nothing makes me laugh more seeing someone own a nice Apple phone and they wrap it in a case twice as large as the phone. So you have this huge case with a tiny screen showing.

John B.

BTW, I have several friends that own the note II. They love it!

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