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  1. mustang7757's Avatar
    I didn't know that , just the s21+ and Ultra have the glass back .
    Morty2264 likes this.
    01-31-2021 01:31 AM
  2. bhatech's Avatar
    Yeah similar to Note 20
    mustang7757 likes this.
    01-31-2021 02:30 AM
  3. Kizzy Catwoman's Avatar
    Yes it is one of the downgrades to the phone.
    mustang7757 likes this.
    01-31-2021 03:24 AM
  4. Steven Frost2's Avatar
    I think the plastic back is so that they don't need to release an fe addition to the series like they did with the s20 range which if you look at the pricing would fit
    01-31-2021 04:27 AM
  5. buzzy3970's Avatar
    Now where have you been? That's been one of the biggest topics since the release lol. One of the reasons some people have been complaining about the cut backs.
    I didn't know that , just the s21+ and Ultra have the glass back .
    01-31-2021 05:17 AM
  6. ctown81's Avatar
    I like it better than the glass.
    01-31-2021 06:11 AM
  7. fuzzylumpkin's Avatar
    I'd like to get a look at one and see how it looks and feels.

    The panel on the ultra is very pretty.
    01-31-2021 06:18 AM
  8. J Dubbs's Avatar
    Fortunately most folks use cases, so the only one that will truly know the plastic secret will be the owner
    kct1975, mustang7757 and 1raygin like this.
    01-31-2021 06:26 AM
  9. danhartman26's Avatar
    I would not be opposed to a plastic back on my Note 20 Ultra for several reasons...
    1. I have heard the 'glasstic' does not feel cheap
    2. I like that it is less likely to shatter if dropped - I've been using my phone with just a skin
    3. It should make the phone cost less

    But I get that others want that ultra premium (but fragile) glass build; I just don't care about the glass.
    I still remember the early days when us Galaxy owners would make fun of the all glass iPhone that would shatter on the back when dropped.
    mustang7757, pdr733 and amyf27 like this.
    01-31-2021 06:43 AM
  10. fuzzylumpkin's Avatar
    j don't mind it either, but bear in mind while it's a lot more shatter resistant, plastic is also much easier to scratch. it's a give and take.
    mustang7757 and J Dubbs like this.
    01-31-2021 06:50 AM
  11. trucksmoveamerica#AC's Avatar
    j don't mind it either, but bear in mind while it's a lot more shatter resistant, plastic is also much easier to scratch. it's a give and take.
    Exactly, but majority put a case on it, so does it matter in reality. It's a mind set thing IMO
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    01-31-2021 06:56 AM
  12. cohoman's Avatar
    The plastic back on my S21 feels cheap to me, especially when you tap on it. Samsung could have used a better material IMHO. I don't really care since I always use a case with my phone. I guess it's good in the sense you don't need to worry about the glass back breaking or cracking with a phone drop.
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    01-31-2021 08:34 AM
  13. mustang7757's Avatar
    Now where have you been? That's been one of the biggest topics since the release lol. One of the reasons some people have been complaining about the cut backs.
    I missed it lol, usually all 3 were glass.
    01-31-2021 09:57 AM
  14. kjjb0204's Avatar
    I don't mind the plastic back on my S21 at all. Really couldn't care any less that it's not glass. It feels pretty good and doesn't flex at all when pressed. Definitely one of the things I was worried about before even ordering my phone, but I don't regret getting the base S21 at all.
    pdr733 likes this.
    01-31-2021 10:48 AM
  15. Morty2264's Avatar
    I didn't know that either. Interesting how two of the three are glass.
    mustang7757 likes this.
    01-31-2021 11:00 AM
  16. buzzy3970's Avatar
    Exactly my biggest concern would be the features. Still water resistant and capable of wireless charging which matters more to me. Some people need a plastic back as much as they crack their phones lol.
    I don't mind the plastic back on my S21 at all. Really couldn't care any less that it's not glass. It feels pretty good and doesn't flex at all when pressed. Definitely one of the things I was worried about before even ordering my phone, but I don't regret getting the base S21 at all.
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    01-31-2021 11:23 AM
  17. ironass's Avatar
    I missed it lol, usually all 3 were glass.
    Here is the GSMArena in-depth review of the Galaxy S21 5G, that mentions the plastic back. Having said that it is plastic, it does not look hardly any different to the other two, glass, models and it has a premium matte finish that I am told, does not collect fingerprints.

    https://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_gal...iew-2218p2.php

    Plus it comes in a range of colours that will appeal to a lot of people...

    • Phantom Violet
    • Phantom Grey
    • Phantom White
    • Phantom Pink

    See... https://forums.androidcentral.com/e?...token=DLz4D0P1

    The S21 5G rear case is shown in this video...

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    01-31-2021 02:04 PM
  18. mustang7757's Avatar
    Here is the GSMArena in-depth review of the Galaxy S21 5G, that mentions the plastic back. Having said that it is plastic, it does not look hardly any different to the other two, glass, models and it has a premium matte finish that I am told, does not collect fingerprints.

    https://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_gal...iew-2218p2.php

    Plus it comes in a range of colours that will appeal to a lot of people...

    • Phantom Violet
    • Phantom Grey
    • Phantom White
    • Phantom Pink

    See... https://forums.androidcentral.com/e?...token=3KPxUs7J

    The S21 5G rear case is shown in this video...

    Yeah watch some YouTube on it just found it odd they went that way only with smaller version
    01-31-2021 02:10 PM
  19. ironass's Avatar
    Yeah watch some YouTube on it just found it odd they went that way only with smaller version
    One word... Cost
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    01-31-2021 02:16 PM
  20. mustang7757's Avatar
    One word... Cost
    I agree
    ironass likes this.
    01-31-2021 02:19 PM
  21. gendo667's Avatar
    I haven't handled the S21 yet, but my S20 FE is great and doesn't feel cheap at all. You can tell it's plastic but it's very well built and with a thin case you don't even notice.
    mustang7757 and Piggy winks like this.
    01-31-2021 02:49 PM
  22. bhatech's Avatar
    Yeah watch some YouTube on it just found it odd they went that way only with smaller version
    Not odd at all imo and was expected/rumored even before release. They even showed that trend with Note 20 and experimented with S20 FE. They had to get the cost down to compete with iPhone 12 pricing otherwise Apple would eat Samsung's lunch at higher end (they are anyway). I believe that'll be Samsung's strategy going forward with the entry level models of S and Note series. Try to get the price little lower at entry level model by cutting some features and material cost.

    PS: though Note 20 costed $1000 at launch (I think) even with plastic back
    01-31-2021 04:42 PM
  23. mustang7757's Avatar
    Not odd at all imo and was expected/rumored even before release. They even showed that trend with Note 20 and experimented with S20 FE. They had to get the cost down to compete with iPhone 12 pricing otherwise Apple would eat Samsung's lunch at higher end (they are anyway). I believe that'll be Samsung's strategy going forward with the entry level models of S and Note series. Try to get the price little lower at entry level model by cutting some features and material cost.

    PS: though Note 20 costed $1000 at launch (I think) even with plastic back
    I don't know about that , doesn't the iPhone 12 have glass back at same price point ? Looks to me maybe Samsung saves money not customer.
    01-31-2021 09:08 PM
  24. TheAngryToaster's Avatar
    I don't know about that , doesn't the iPhone 12 have glass back at same price point ? Looks to me maybe Samsung saves money not customer.
    I have the 12 mini which is $70 cheaper than the s21 and it even has a glass back lol.

    From a purely spec stand point the s21 has more ram, more base storage, and 120hz display, and 3 cameras. They also have to pay Qualcomms price for the new chip/modem. I would say that is a pretty even trade off when you break it down.
    mustang7757 and gendo667 like this.
    01-31-2021 09:22 PM
  25. mustang7757's Avatar
    I have the 12 mini which is $70 cheaper than the s21 and it even has a glass back lol.

    From a purely spec stand point the s21 has more ram, more base storage, and 120hz display, and 3 cameras. They also have to pay Qualcomms price for the new chip/modem. I would say that is a pretty even trade off when you break it down.
    How big is the mini ?
    01-31-2021 09:26 PM
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