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  1. MissouriFarmer's Avatar
    So many threads lamenting the Note 3 plastic construction.
    Plastic got a bad rep many years ago 'cheap plastic products' etc.
    Plastic has changed and improved drastically in the recent past. Different types of plastic are used in bullet proof vests, and many other critical applications. My Droid Razr had a Kevlar back (a type of plastic) and so on. Add a metal body to the Note 3 and make it 3 ounces heavier.
    Personally I would love it if Samsung replaced the plastic band around the rim with a high grade rubber band. Maybe it would provide some impact protection.
    Nuff said.

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    10-30-2013 03:40 PM
  2. Haalcyon's Avatar
    Yea to the plastic.
    10-30-2013 04:00 PM
  3. sal the wop's Avatar
    I think the plastic is more flexible and some parts are easily replaceable. Much better than the metal which dents or even the iphones which shatter in the back and front..........Those are definitely more fragile!!
    10-30-2013 05:05 PM
  4. Haalcyon's Avatar
    Whatever I get I'm gonna keep it in a case. So metal, plastic, glass...I'm just not too picky.

    Note 8.0
    neek87 likes this.
    10-30-2013 05:35 PM
  5. dkhmwilliams's Avatar
    I like plastic because its lighter.

    Scribbled on my Note 3.
    neek87 likes this.
    10-30-2013 07:23 PM
  6. fantom305's Avatar
    So many threads lamenting the Note 3 plastic construction.
    Plastic got a bad rep many years ago 'cheap plastic products' etc.
    Plastic has changed and improved drastically in the recent past. Different types of plastic are used in bullet proof vests, and many other critical applications. My Droid Razr had a Kevlar back (a type of plastic) and so on. Add a metal body to the Note 3 and make it 3 ounces heavier.
    Personally I would love it if Samsung replaced the plastic band around the rim with a high grade rubber band. Maybe it would provide some impact protection.
    Nuff said.

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    I agree with you in everything, except in the statement that KEVLAR is plastic..... KEVLAR is a para-aramid synthetic fiber (men maid).... plastic is cellulose fibers......why I know it ? because I used to wear bullit proof vest ........... but in any event ........... I still agree with you about the plastic construction of cell phones..........
    MissouriFarmer likes this.
    10-30-2013 07:37 PM
  7. MissouriFarmer's Avatar
    Thanks for the correction. I Was wrong.
    I have been pleased with the construction of my note 3. IMHO the back cover is good. I have read that it is a bit flimsy when off the phone. But feels solid when in place..


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    10-30-2013 07:46 PM
  8. Haalcyon's Avatar
    Thanks for the correction. I Was wrong.
    I have been pleased with the construction of my note 3. IMHO the back cover is good. I have read that it is a bit flimsy when off the phone. But feels solid when in place..


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    Why would anyone care enough to even note that its flimsy when its not on the phone? We're not trying to wear it or use it to stop pellets. Sheesh (not at you but at whoever wrote that it was flimsy...when not on the phone).

    Note 8.0
    10-30-2013 08:03 PM
  9. Dolomite's Avatar
    So many threads lamenting the Note 3 plastic construction.
    Plastic got a bad rep many years ago 'cheap plastic products' etc.
    Plastic has changed and improved drastically in the recent past. Different types of plastic are used in bullet proof vests, and many other critical applications. My Droid Razr had a Kevlar back (a type of plastic) and so on. Add a metal body to the Note 3 and make it 3 ounces heavier.
    Personally I would love it if Samsung replaced the plastic band around the rim with a high grade rubber band. Maybe it would provide some impact protection.
    Nuff said.

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    I had the RAZR max and I always thought it was a kevlar style sticker, not real kevlar...but I am not 100% positive
    10-30-2013 08:10 PM
  10. Inhocmark's Avatar
    The construction of Apple products are usually really nice, but I'm an old school PC guy. Give me function over form any day of the week.

    Not to say that the Note 3 is ugly....
    10-30-2013 08:10 PM
  11. fantom305's Avatar
    Honestly... I don't find it flimsy .... to me it is perfect, the only thing it does bother me is that since the sides are metal it is kind of slippery, and I have to be conscious about the grip.
    10-31-2013 12:45 AM
  12. LEMONGRAB's Avatar
    So many threads lamenting the Note 3 plastic construction.
    Plastic got a bad rep many years ago 'cheap plastic products' etc.
    Plastic has changed and improved drastically in the recent past. Different types of plastic are used in bullet proof vests, and many other critical applications. My Droid Razr had a Kevlar back (a type of plastic) and so on. Add a metal body to the Note 3 and make it 3 ounces heavier.
    Personally I would love it if Samsung replaced the plastic band around the rim with a high grade rubber band. Maybe it would provide some impact protection.
    Nuff said.

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    I got the S3 so I got a plastic back. Just cause you polish a turd doesn't mean it magically turns into a gold turd. Its still a turd. I got an atrix hd with supposed kevlar backing, still feels like sh|ty plastic to me.

    SSgS|||_2_DroidCentral
    10-31-2013 12:54 AM
  13. David_LFC's Avatar
    Yea to the plastic.
    Ironically I have a very small dent on the metal / aluminum frame near the 3.5mm socket...... Don't know where it's come from and only visible at certain angle or you are looking for it

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    10-31-2013 01:29 AM
  14. CehowardNote7's Avatar
    Most of the threads and reviews critiziing plastic, come from people that don't like the Androids, such as Iphone users, and reviews with different agendas. IMO, the best scale of a product is how it sells. People are buying the plastic.

    Anyway, like most of us here, I like it, crazy about it, and it is just a dam phone!!
    MissouriFarmer likes this.
    10-31-2013 06:16 AM
  15. dpham00's Avatar
    I think the plastic is more flexible and some parts are easily replaceable. Much better than the metal which dents or even the iphones which shatter in the back and front..........Those are definitely more fragile!!
    The metal phones can be flexible(or bendable) ... Not necessarily good though. I would like to see a plastic phone bent like this metal phone.

    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 3 via Tapatalk Pro
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    sal the wop likes this.
    10-31-2013 08:01 AM
  16. MissouriFarmer's Avatar
    The metal phones can be flexible(or bendable) ... Not necessarily good though. I would like to see a plastic phone bent like this metal phone.

    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 3 via Tapatalk Pro
    Was it an angry wife? :-)

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    10-31-2013 08:54 AM
  17. Haalcyon's Avatar
    Was it an angry wife? :-)

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    They can be destructive can't they?

    from a Note 3
    10-31-2013 01:22 PM
  18. sal the wop's Avatar
    The metal phones can be flexible(or bendable) ... Not necessarily good though. I would like to see a plastic phone bent like this metal phone.

    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 3 via Tapatalk Pro
    Oh Sweet!!! got the new curved display I see
    10-31-2013 02:41 PM
  19. LEMONGRAB's Avatar
    Real question is does the screen still work? Fyi, metal still sucks for phone component casings.

    SSgS|||_2_DroidCentral
    11-01-2013 12:06 AM

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