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Review: Samsung Galaxy S 4 for AT&T

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Replying to:  I Just Don't Get It by Slammer   May 10, 2013, 7:22 PM

Re: I Just Don't Get It

by bluecoyote    May 22, 2013, 3:00 PM

It's that it creaks like crazy and has backlash when gripped tightly after a couple weeks of usage. I haven't had a phone feel this flimsy since my first-generation Sprint PCS phone from 2004. This isn't acceptable anymore and hasn't been since the Motorola RAZR became the de-facto 'free' phone some 6 years ago.

In Samsung's case, the plastic grazes and scratches. It's slippery and is uncomfortable to hold after your hands start to sweat. This isn't befitting of a $600.00 device. It was nasty on the iPhone 3GS, too. Samsung's is especially atrocious for the fake metal texture they put on it.

I actually like polycarbonate- it's gorgeous on the HTC OneX and Nokia Lumia series. HTC has also found a way to do a soft-touch coating that doesn't flake off (used on the Flyer and 8X.) But talk to any materials engineer- the stuff Samsung uses is the absolute bottom of the barrel.

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