08-31-2013 02:20 PM
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  1. Haalcyon's Avatar
    I went into Best Buy today because I was thinking of "renting" a black One and I had cash in hand. The screen on the display model was indeed very nice. However, I noticed some things that stopped me. I noticed there were gaps where the metal and plastic pieces meet and the plastic buttons didn't look so great to me...in fact it looked bad to me. I also don't know why they said its all metal when it is not. The bottom piece is metal and the speaker grills are metal but the center piece and piece that holds the screen is plastic.

    On the all black model it still looks really good though, if not a bit deceptive from the ads touting the "All metal HTC One.

    Why not really make the body "all metal"? Anyways it'so a step in the right build-materials direction but they should just make the phone all metal and charge a little more for it if necessary...I thinks folks would pay it.

    Why did I post this? To me this is deceptive and I was really disappointed today at Best Buy. I expected to see a phone with iPhone build quality or better. Am I the only one that noticed this? Is it irrelevant to everyone but me? This is an otherwise great phone and I may still give it a shot but Best Buy doesn't stock the 64GB model.
    08-29-2013 06:24 PM
  2. LindtChocolate's Avatar
    "The bottom piece is metal and the speaker grills are metal but the center piece and piece that holds the screen is plastic. "
    What are you talking about? My phone has like no plastic on it.
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    08-29-2013 06:28 PM
  3. freakshow999's Avatar
    Agreed with LindtChocolate. Do you have a picture if the " plastic" and gaps?

    Sent from my HTC One using Tapatalk 4
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    08-29-2013 06:38 PM
  4. Haalcyon's Avatar
    Do you have the black or silver? That middle piece IS plastic. If you have the silver this is clearly visible. If you have the black they've fooled you. Also, the frame around the screen is not metal...it's plastic. I just saw it. If you can bet the rest of your salary for the year that I'm wrong I'll go look again and have a conversation with the Best Buy tech that pointed this out to me.

    Sent from my humble Note 8.0 LTE
    08-29-2013 06:40 PM
  5. jlh73's Avatar
    All metal here.

    Sent from my HTC One using AC Forums mobile app
    08-29-2013 06:41 PM
  6. Topgonzo's Avatar
    There is no plastic in the middle of the One. I have the silver one.

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    08-29-2013 06:42 PM
  7. Haalcyon's Avatar
    Agreed with LindtChocolate. Do you have a picture if the " plastic" and gaps?

    Sent from my HTC One using Tapatalk 4
    If you have the silver model what is that off-white material sandwiched in-between the silver back and speaker grill pieces (its not metal so what is it) ? What is the black material surrounding the glass screen?

    Sent from my humble Note 8.0 LTE
    08-29-2013 06:44 PM
  8. usguyver's Avatar
    Do you have the black or silver? That middle piece IS plastic. If you have the silver this is clearly visible. If you have the black they've fooled you. Also, the frame around the screen is not metal...it's plastic. I just saw it. If you can bet the rest of your salary for the year that I'm wrong I'll go look again and have a conversation with the Best Buy tech that pointed this out to me.

    Sent from my humble Note 8.0 LTE
    No the frame around the glass is not plastic it's metal the only people that are plastic or two slivers on the back of phone that houses the antenna you can find the video of the phone being made on YouTube. That shows it is a full metal phone and there's only two plastic strips on the phone that houses the antenna for the signal.

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    08-29-2013 06:46 PM
  9. freakshow999's Avatar
    If you have the silver model what is that off-white material sandwiched in-between the silver back and speaker grill pieces (its not metal so what is it) ? What is the black material surrounding the glass screen?

    Sent from my humble Note 8.0 LTE
    I have a black one. I just pulled it out of my otterbox case to investigate further. I have no visible gaps at all. As for the bezel area around the phone it may be plastic as you've stated. I honestly can't tell. The volume rocker is definitely aluminum while the power button appears to be plastic. So I suppose you're right about a little bit of plastic. I still would like see pictures of the gaps you are talking about. The body is all aluminum.

    If you have gripes about the phone get a plastic S4 or another to your liking...

    Sent from my HTC One using Tapatalk 4
    08-29-2013 06:58 PM
  10. Haalcyon's Avatar
    Okay. So that off-white material running down the middle of the phone between the silver pieces is metal? Really? I have to go and look at that again.

    Sent from my humble Note 8.0 LTE
    08-29-2013 07:00 PM
  11. walt27's Avatar
    The center peice in the middle is some type of plastic I have the silver one

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    08-29-2013 07:11 PM
  12. LindtChocolate's Avatar

    Are you talking about this?
    08-29-2013 07:13 PM
  13. ffejjj's Avatar
    The thin white strip around the edge is for the antenna... Signal strength

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    08-29-2013 07:16 PM
  14. walt27's Avatar
    The peace in the Middle is plastic an the white bandns on the back are plastic for the antenna

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    08-29-2013 07:16 PM
  15. Haalcyon's Avatar
    The peace in the Middle is plastic an the white bandns on the back are plastic for the antenna

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    That's what I thought. I don't care about the pieces on the back but don't understand why they used the plastic in the middle and then said it was "All metal". The ads clearly say this and its not true. That white "filling" in the middle is not metal.

    Sent from my humble Note 8.0 LTE
    08-29-2013 07:24 PM
  16. Haalcyon's Avatar
    http://puu.sh/4ej0F.png
    Are you talking about this?
    Yes, the what the left-most arrow is pointing at looks to be a substantial non-metal filling.

    Sent from my humble Note 8.0 LTE
    08-29-2013 07:26 PM
  17. usguyver's Avatar
    That's what I thought. I don't care about the pieces on the back but don't understand why they used the plastic in the middle and then said it was "All metal". The ads clearly say this and its not true. That white "filling" in the middle is not metal.

    Sent from my humble Note 8.0 LTE
    For god sakes there's only 3 plastic things on this phone everything else is Metal so is it all metal phone except for 3 plastic things.

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    08-29-2013 07:30 PM
  18. Haalcyon's Avatar
    That white filling in the middle is not insignificant ...at least not to me, as it at a minimum runs around the circumference of the phone and may represent even more "filling". However, as I initially wrote the One's use of metal is a step in the right direction. If I bought a bracelet described as "All gold" and looked at it and saw a big slab of plastic in the middle of it my reaction would be similar.

    Sent from my humble Note 8.0 LTE
    08-29-2013 07:47 PM
  19. freddyttt's Avatar
    another unhappy S4 owner trolling-
    08-29-2013 08:04 PM
  20. Haalcyon's Avatar
    This isn't trolling and I like my S4. The One is good hardware but the points I've made are meaningful to me. I still want to know why I'm the only one noting this. ....but that doesn't make my inquiry trolling. Perhaps you can elaborate based on the above posts?

    Sent from my humble S4
    08-29-2013 08:13 PM
  21. LindtChocolate's Avatar
    This isn't trolling and I like my S4. The One is good hardware but the points I've made are meaningful to me. I still want to know why I'm the only one noting this. ....but that doesn't make my inquiry trolling. Perhaps you can elaborate based on the above posts?

    Sent from my humble S4
    It is a design choice to help with reception. It is still a unibody design. That's all there is to it...
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    08-29-2013 08:23 PM
  22. ffejjj's Avatar
    I still want to know why I'm the only one noting this. ....but that doesn't make my inquiry trolling. Perhaps you can elaborate based on the above posts?

    Sent from my humble S4
    Trust me your not the only one making note of this. It's just that it's been discussed in length during the original launch. (Not to discredit your concerns).

    I have the phone and have no gapping. I'm super happy with it months later



    Sent from my EVO using Android Central Forums
    08-29-2013 08:26 PM
  23. benhmadison's Avatar
    I think the one is just as well built as an iPhone. If you want to split hairs and say it is not 100 percent metal because of the plastic power button or the white bezel area then that's fine. It's a fantastic phone and I'd hate to see you miss out on experiencing the on just because of materials.

    Sent from my HTC One using AC Forums mobile app
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    08-29-2013 08:27 PM
  24. HenryWiygul's Avatar
    The phone's body itself is made out of one piece of metal. However, HTC created groves in the side of the phone and filed it with the white plastic along with the two slivers on the back. The phone is still all metal, but parts are covered in a layer of plastic for antennas, reception, and other reasons. So referring to it as an all metal phone is still 100% correct. Just to clear this whole mess up

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    08-29-2013 08:35 PM
  25. Haalcyon's Avatar
    It is a design choice to help with reception. It is still a unibody design. That's all there is to it...
    Trust me your not the only one making note of this. It's just that it's been discussed in length during the original launch. (Not to discredit your concerns).

    I have the phone and have no gapping. I'm super happy with it months later



    Sent from my EVO using Android Central Forums
    Thanks. I understand that now...it's to help with reception. I'm curious to see if I prefer it over my S4. See if the screen looks a lot better (reviews say the screen is great, I wanna see for myself). I may go ahead and "rent" one tomorrow.

    Sent from my humble Note 8.0 LTE
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    08-29-2013 08:39 PM
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