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What's the best smartphone material?

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Best material?

  1. Sandstone

    19.0%
  2. Aluminum

    26.7%
  3. Polycarbonate

    2.6%
  4. Ceramic

    5.6%
  5. Wood

    10.8%
  6. Carbon fiber

    24.1%
  7. Leather

    6.2%
  8. Other

    5.1%
  1. deaf
    Lollipop Oct 28, 2015

    deaf , Oct 28, 2015 :
    Sandstone is quite nice. The problem with aluminium is in my eyes that it easily will be damaged as it's soft material (am I wrong?). Ceramic the same problem, it might break very easy
     

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  2. sunilbagalur
    KitKat Oct 28, 2015

    sunilbagalur , Oct 28, 2015 :
    Will go with, "Carbon Fiber" ...
    Voted for that & till now second in the list ...
     

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  3. Maximus Decimus Meridius
    Moderator Moderator Oct 28, 2015

    Maximus Decimus Meridius , Oct 28, 2015 :
    Wow. Thats actually quite expensive. I'm sure a same plastic sheet is much cheaper
     

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  4. caldrich
    Jelly Bean Oct 28, 2015

    caldrich , Oct 28, 2015 :
    This was my first thought XD. And just to mention, I thought of it because of durability, you could always paint it. #CarbonFiberSkin

    Talk about a terrible day :/
     

    #44
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  5. ManiBaker
    Honeycomb Oct 28, 2015

    ManiBaker , Oct 28, 2015 :
    Oldskool is badass, how about Mokume Gane [​IMG]
    Or good old Damascus steel
    [​IMG]
    Now that would be original...... And expensive
     

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  6. dsmonteiro
    Community Consultant Staff Member Oct 28, 2015

    dsmonteiro , Oct 28, 2015 :
    I like phones like the OnePlus 2 or the Moto X: A metal frame and then a customizable back.

    For that back, rubberized plastic, sandstone finish, wood, even good quality PC are all good choices. I don't really like all metal phones, though.
     

    #46
  7. Abo Maalik
    Honeycomb Oct 28, 2015

    Abo Maalik , Oct 28, 2015 :
    Whatever it would be, it would be nice that it's available when you want to buy it. o_O
     

    #47
  8. Maximus Decimus Meridius
    Moderator Moderator Oct 28, 2015


    #48
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  9. Maximus Decimus Meridius
    Moderator Moderator Oct 28, 2015


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  10. ajstetson17
    Honeycomb Oct 28, 2015


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  11. ayk1982
    Ice Cream Sandwich Oct 28, 2015

    ayk1982 , Oct 28, 2015 :
    Just
    Need anything that doesn't require us to apply external case, so yeah ensures protection to phone and at same time looks classy.. Therefore titanium and/or leather
     

    #51
  12. ayk1982
    Ice Cream Sandwich Oct 28, 2015


    #52
  13. Coldbird
    Gingerbread Oct 28, 2015

    Coldbird , Oct 28, 2015 :
    Aluminium is great, for the frame at least.
    It gives you that sturdy feel that makes or breaks a premium smartphone, while keeping the interference on the radio antennas to an minimum (if the antennas are placed right).

    I also am an absolute sucker for the wood feel on smartphones, especially bamboo.

    I love it on my OPO, would (most likely), love it if I had a OP2... and most definitely, like it on the Moto X Pure / Style.

    Thus, if I had to pick, it would be both aluminium and wood, in that exact combination I just explained above.
     

    #53
  14. gmanphx
    Jelly Bean Oct 28, 2015


    #54
  15. Zimbi RFD
    Honeycomb Oct 28, 2015


    #55
  16. Nihat S.
    Donut Oct 28, 2015


    #56
  17. joem01
    Gingerbread Oct 28, 2015

    joem01 , Oct 28, 2015 :
    machined aluminum always lends itself to a premium feel. I almost always cover my phones with a case anyway, but aluminum framed phones have virtually no frame flex. I like that. Favorite phone design to date would have to be the HTC M8. Loved it. If not for the camera, I would have never gotten rid of it.
     

    #57
  18. Mike
    Ice Cream Sandwich Oct 29, 2015

    Mike , Oct 29, 2015 :
    Yeah, the M8 was a super neat design. But that's two years ago...
     

    #58
  19. Ceasedd
    Marshmallow Oct 29, 2015

    Ceasedd , Oct 29, 2015 :
    Sandstone and wood here.I hate aluminum.When it comes to plastic I like Nokia's designs.This OPPO R1 Saphire looks beautiful.That reminds me,what happened to the rest of the style swaps,Quartz and so on.

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Oct 31, 2015

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  20. ratification
    Ice Cream Sandwich Oct 29, 2015


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