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  1. #26  

    Default Re: S3 or Nexus 4??

    BS on build quality. The S3 has no issues in that regard. Yes, it's plastic, but plastic isn't the evil empire. It's strong, rugged and light. The only issue I have with the S3's construction is that it's too slippery.
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  2. #27  

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    Quote Originally Posted by meyerweb View Post
    BS on build quality. The S3 has no issues in that regard.
    ...
    The back of mine cracked in the corner the 2nd day I had it falling from a coffee table to a yoga mat. My N4 by comparison fell from twice as high onto tile with no damage.
    It's all about where it hits but S3 cracked for me.
    I also had weird result when I literally slammed my GNex screen-down and scrapped it across rocky cement stairs to break my fall only resulting in a minor cosmetic scratch underneath the LED indicator.

    So to each their own...oh & I always go naked with all my devices. I get 3-4 per year so I don't worry about that kinda thing but I had to pay for a new back plate before returning the S3.
  3. #28  

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    Quote Originally Posted by meyerweb View Post
    BS on build quality. The S3 has no issues in that regard. Yes, it's plastic, but plastic isn't the evil empire. It's strong, rugged and light. The only issue I have with the S3's construction is that it's too slippery.
    It's not "general plastic" at all, it's Polycarbonate.

    Samsung Galaxy S3 Has A Polycarbonate Case | ITProPortal.com
  4. #29  

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lanhoj View Post
    It's all about where it hits but S3 cracked for me.
    This. I once launched a phone off my motorcycle. It bounced multiple times, and didn't even crack the screen. Does that mean it would withstand any kind of blow? No, it means I was lucky. Aside from that, a sample size of one means less than nothing.
    I also had weird result when I literally slammed my GNex screen-down and scrapped it across rocky cement stairs to break my fall only resulting in a minor cosmetic scratch underneath the LED indicator.
    The s3 is Gorilla glass, so I suspect it would have survived a similar incident.

    To claim the GS3 has poor build quality based on one example is a stretch. Frankly, I have a hard time believing it anyway. I've already dropped my SG3 harder than that and didn't even scratch the back.
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  5. #30  

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kelly Kearns View Post
    It's not "general plastic" at all, it's Polycarbonate.

    Samsung Galaxy S3 Has A Polycarbonate Case | ITProPortal.com
    Not quite sure what your point is. Polycarbonate is plastic. One of many different kinds of plastaic. A very durable plastic, indeed, but still plastic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by meyerweb View Post
    Not quite sure what your point is. Polycarbonate is plastic. One of many different kinds of plastaic. A very durable plastic, indeed, but still plastic.
    My point is that "general plastic" is not even close to being in the same league with polycarbonate which is used in many things, including bullet proof glass and the cover of fighter jets. While it is a 'plastic' it's not "run of the mill general plastic" at all.
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  7. #32  

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    Fine, but you're the only one who used the term "general plastic." In truth, there's no such thing as " run of the mill general plastic." There are literally hundreds of different kinds of plastic, all with characteristics that make them suitable for certain applications. You make polycarb seem snobbish.
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  8. #33  

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    Quote Originally Posted by meyerweb View Post
    Fine, but you're the only one who used the term "general plastic." In truth, there's no such thing as " run of the mill general plastic." There are literally hundreds of different kinds of plastic, all with characteristics that make them suitable for certain applications. You make polycarb seem snobbish.
    "Plastic" brings up the thoughts of cheap plastic that breaks very easily. It's not making polycarbonate sounding snobbish, but there is a difference in what everyone generally calls "plastic" and polycarbonate. It's like saying that a Ford Pinto is a car and a Rolls Royce is a car so since they are both cars, they are basically the same. There is a world of difference in a Ford Pinto and a Rolls Royce, just as there is a world of difference in "plastic" and polycarbonate.

    One of the big things that has been said against the S3, by Apple people and other phone people, is "it is made of cheap plastic" which is far from the truth. You can't feel the difference in cheap plastic and polycarbonate, but there is a huge difference. "Plastic" tends to make people think of something cheap that after you remove the battery cover a few times, it will stretch out or crack. It's actually more sturdy than the aluminum iphone at a fraction of the weight. Most people don't know what polycarbonate is and don't realize how strong it is.
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