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Review: Samsung Galaxy S 4 for AT&T

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Top message:  Hardware??? by Zpike   May 10, 2013, 11:49 AM

Replying to:  Re: Hardware??? by Rich Brome   May 10, 2013, 12:39 PM

Re: Hardware???

by Rusty Shackleford    May 15, 2013, 1:20 AM

I don't know about the others, but my problem with this aspect of your reviews is that virtually every smartphone looks exactly like every other smartphone yet the review will go on and on and on about some mundane detail of its exterior as if it is some great work of art. The fact is an iPhone 5 looks like a Galaxy S3, a GS3 looks like a Lumia 920, and a 920 looks like the new Blackberry. Yea, the corners might be rounder on this phone as opposed to that phone and this one has a black back instead of a brushed aluminum back but the most obnoxious of phone fanboys would notice or care. Once the phone is put into a case, and they should all be put into a case, the already-irrelevant differences are going to be even less noticeable.

My phone has a slick plastic back, and guess what? With a case on the slickness is irrelevant. The "flimsy" plastic back has never popped off identically and its durability would easily exceed the notoriously fragile electronics of the device.

In other words, unless you can show that a flimsy plastic back the more damage-prone than the electronics, then what difference could it possibly make? The iPhone has a metal body, but do you seriously think that the rest of that phone would withstand just 1/8th of the abuse that the metal back could withstand? And, once again, once the case is put on the strength of the back is often totally irrelevant!

This is what you do. Post pictures of the exterior and write a little blurb about how well it looks. Remember: a picture says 1000 words.Give us details on the things that might not be so apparent like the responsiveness of the buttons and the size of the screen, but spare us on the winded accolades on how the exterior is some unique work of art.

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