Samsung Galaxy S 4 (GSM)
And, plastic does not really "dent".
Hope all is well with your phone.
Yes, I do have an excellent case now. The phone is well, there is a crack in the glass but it is outside of the viewable screen area, so no worries.
Btw metal is less forgiving. Try dropping a metal phone on the edge. That glass will crack every time!! Because metal and glass don't mix. Also plastic is much better for the electronics. Ever realize that metal is a great conductor.
This whole metal is better debate is absolutely mind blowing to me. Several years ago the same debate took place on cars when they put the first fiberglass bumper on. Now you can't buy a car without it.
And yes - definately true about metal and glass. Not only that, but a phone with a metal backing usually doesn't support NCF becuase the signal is so weak it can't penetrate the metal. If you have a plastic back, you can get the SD card with integrated NFC, but thats not an option if it is metal backed.
Plus yes - its a great conductor and it attracts heat-cold as well much faster than plastic. I've had plastic and metal phones sitting side by side in direct sinlight, the metal phone stopped working and gave a warning that it was overheating, and the plastic phone was still nice and cool. (Metal phone was iPho...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qli5uAoh8tQ&feature= ... » your curious about what the Father of the cellphone thoughts are about the patent wars, minute 11 of this video.
I watched some videos on YouTube of people beating up the S4's screen, I'm fared well.
The last time I dropped a phone was Oct 2011, so I historically I don't do it very often.
Didn't seem to make a difference for me anyways.
The keyboard is spacious and has a dedicated number row, that's nice.