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Would you Prefer a OnePlus phone with a Glass or Metal Back Poll

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For your next OnePlus phone, would you prefer if the back of the phone was metal or glass?

  1. I prefer a glass back on my phone.

  2. I prefer a metal back on my phone

  3. I would not buy a phone if it was built with a glass back.

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  1. Darnell225
    Eclair Mar 20, 2018

  2. Green_1
    Gingerbread Mar 20, 2018

    Green_1 , Mar 20, 2018 :
    Where the neither option?
    Both are horrible ideas for a phone back. We used to have phones with backs made of materials you could hold in your hand. Now they're all polished so much that they slip out of your hand so you now have to put bulky cases on them to hide the glass or metal back.

    Bring back textured backs!
     

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  3. Yasser Morsy
    Eclair Mar 20, 2018

    Yasser Morsy , Mar 20, 2018 :
    don't mind not having wireless charging with a glass back, I like dash charging with a better metal design.
     

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  4. Green_1
    Gingerbread Mar 20, 2018

    Green_1 , Mar 20, 2018 :
    Where have you ever seen a glass phone that had grip??? Glass is just as slippery as metal and both are completing unacceptable as a material for the back of a phone.

    I'll accept metal, but only if it is textured, not polished like the current phones.

    My 5T is the first phone I've ever had that needs a case, and it's entirely because of the slippery back. I hate it, and wish i could have had a phone that I could hold without a bulky case.
     

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  5. Nithin0212
    Eclair Mar 20, 2018


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  6. Wing Nut
    Froyo Mar 20, 2018

    Wing Nut , Mar 20, 2018 :
    This is the ONLY rumor I'm following about the Oneplus 6 right now. I'm very worried they're going to use a glass back, and I sincerely hope they don't make that foolish decision.

    Pros of glass:
    - better grip
    - wireless charging (useless to me - I LOVE Dash)

    Cons of glass:
    - very fragile compared to metal
    - heavier than aluminum
    - lots of fingerprints
    - uglier (to me)

    I would certainly prefer a metal phone. I am currently using my Oneplus 3, and I love it. The only reason I'm looking into upgrading to the Oneplus 6 is that I need a phone that is compatible around the world. I'll be very disappointed if they choose glass.
     

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  7. Green_1
    Gingerbread Mar 20, 2018

    Green_1 , Mar 20, 2018 :
    You list better grip as a pro of glass? On what planet does glass offer ANY grip????
    Glass is one of the slipperiest materials that you could possibly use on a phone back. At least with metal you can use a grippy finish (like the sandstone OnePlus has done in the past) glass doesn't have that option.

    There are ZERO upsides to glass, and very few to metal. If OnePlus really wanted the best back on their phone they'd choose a premium plastic/leather finish with good grip. Would save everyone from having to hide their phone inside a case just to be able to hold on to it.
     

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  8. Wing Nut
    Froyo Mar 20, 2018

    Wing Nut , Mar 20, 2018 :
    Sure...if I turn my phone over I can hold it with my 4 fingers at a 45° angle without it slipping. On the metal? it's more like 20°. The metal is extremely slippery.

    My wife has a Xiaomi mi5 with a glass back, and it's much easier to hold than my Oneplus

    With that said, I'd love the best of both worlds: textured metal. I really don't like plastic, but I've heard great things about the original sandstone. (that was before I knew about Oneplus)
     

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  9. Sudhirch12
    Cupcake Mar 20, 2018


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  10. L1521514152037
    Cupcake Mar 20, 2018


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  11. gmanasseh
    Eclair Mar 20, 2018

    gmanasseh , Mar 20, 2018 :
    Again, OnePlus' excessively slippery metal finish they've used so far isn't indicative of how grippy metal often is.
     

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  12. marty16
    Cupcake Mar 20, 2018


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  13. briannemariew
    Cupcake Mar 20, 2018

    briannemariew , Mar 20, 2018 :
    Metal. I don't want to be paranoid about dropping glass or constantly wiping fingerprints off of it.
     

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  14. 73ND41
    Ice Cream Sandwich Mar 20, 2018


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  15. gmanasseh
    Eclair Mar 20, 2018

    gmanasseh , Mar 20, 2018 :
    Not unless it's metal.
     

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  16. Green_1
    Gingerbread Mar 20, 2018

    Green_1 , Mar 20, 2018 :
    Take off the plastic screen protector and try your test again.
     

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  17. Wing Nut
    Froyo Mar 20, 2018

    Wing Nut , Mar 20, 2018 :
    I took it off about a year ago :)
     

    #37
  18. SamiAlamir
    Froyo Mar 20, 2018


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  19. DJ x
    Gingerbread Mar 20, 2018

    DJ x , Mar 20, 2018 :
    I'd prefer ceramic. It is as shiny as glass and very strong. The Mi Mix uses this and it looks beautiful
     

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  20. psrahul_23
    Cupcake Mar 20, 2018


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