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Plasticphobia

by Slammer    May 23, 2013, 5:28 PM

---"The Discover has the style and build quality you'd expect from Samsung. It's plastic"---

I've gotta ask you a question Rich. Why is there such a hatred for polycarbonate phones all of a sudden? It is almost as if no one has ever used or owned plastic products before. Before Steve Jobs, None of this nonsense would've been sheeple marketed.

I would have expected this site to be more level headed and less vocal about Aluminum Vs Polycarbonate. More in tune in understanding that phones have been made this way for years with no issues whatsoever and for a good reason. Have you reporters really had that much problems with polycarbonate phones? In the 27 years I've owned cell phones, I never once had a complaint.

I fear the thought that all this cheerleading and push for sealed aluminum phones is going to cost us consumers dearly. Mark my words.

The industry is not yet ready for this. Too many components inside the phone that have not been improved enough to be housed in a solid, airtight housing.

The iphone5 is the most expensive to repair for customers and the HTC one is going to be right up there with cost. Are you willing to see your repair bills higher and trips to service centers increased? Don't you think we should be concentrating on being consumer friendly rather than company advocates?

I've heard every excuse in the book of why tech geeks prefer aluminum and not one points to valid reasoning except visual appearance. As a service technician, I look for ease of repair to keep the cost down. The sole motive for these companies to push this new found love, is to get customer into the service centers. They don't want the average consumer to purchase cosmetic parts for 10 dollars or replacement batteries for 35. They want Rich Brome to fork over dollars for every little issue or force you to upgrade to a new handset.

I'd be disappointed if you didn't see this logic. Eric commented that he doesn"t like cheap feeling things. I think we all have wish lists but some things should be more thought out before instituting control away from you as a consumer and handing it over to the manufacturers.

Please ascend to my opinion as being correct. I've spent too much time behind the wheel.

John B.

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