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Hands-On: Samsung Galaxy S5

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Top message:  still plastic?? by smerits   Feb 24, 2014, 5:07 PM

Replying to:  Re: still plastic?? by Doom Wolf   Feb 24, 2014, 5:25 PM

Re: still plastic??

by bluecoyote    Feb 25, 2014, 2:26 PM

Plastic isn't bad (see Lumia, Motorola, HTC) , but Samsung's plastic is. Even if you think it doesn't look terrible (it does), it's:

-Not durable (the clear coat cracks on the lighter colors and scratches easily on the darker ones)
-Not functional (Slippery and makes it difficult to hold)
-Ugly (I don't know where you feel fake stitching or mis-aligned patterns are classy, news alert, they're not.)


Numerous other manufacturers have found a better material. Motorola found wood and kevlar, HTC has aluminum and monoblock polycarbonate, Apple has aluminum.

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