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  1. maverick786us's Avatar
    Why Nokia doesn't use premium material for its flagship devices? The polycarbonate alloy that Nokia started using since Nokia N9 is better than the cheap plastics that Samsung uses. But it is still plastic. If Nokia start using premium material like HTC One Max uses, their devices will give an amazing look and feel.
    09-21-2014 09:15 AM
  2. psoham777's Avatar
    Why Nokia doesn't use premium material for its flagship devices? The polycarbonate alloy that Nokia started using since Nokia N9 is better than the cheap plastics that Samsung uses. But it is still plastic. If Nokia start using premium material like HTC One Max uses, their devices will give an amazing look and feel.
    Even with polycarbonate, Lumia phones look beautiful, they have started using metal finish though, but only in some high end phones
    09-21-2014 09:27 AM
  3. ReconVirus's Avatar
    925 <3
    09-21-2014 09:29 AM
  4. maverick786us's Avatar
    It's only a metal frame. The entire device isn't ionized aluminum
    09-21-2014 10:05 AM
  5. Westarmy's Avatar
    Lets just say... When you drop a Lumia that's fully uni-body plastic... Its unlikely to shatter unlike the htc one, iphone etc But seriously why do we need to follow the crowd, Lumia is known for its design, tell me what's different between iphone 4 and iphone 5s design, each time nokia bring out a new flagship they bring their own design to the table, look at 900 then 920 then 930... Compare that to iPhone, Htc and Samsung to be honest.
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    09-21-2014 10:11 AM
  6. maverick786us's Avatar
    Lets just say... When you drop a Lumia that's fully uni-body plastic... Its unlikely to shatter unlike the htc one, iphone etc But seriously why do we need to follow the crowd, Lumia is known for its design, tell me what's different between iphone 4 and iphone 5s design, each time nokia bring out a new flagship they bring their own design to the table, look at 900 then 920 then 930... Compare that to iPhone, Htc and Samsung to be honest.
    Nokia has excellent camera, their navigation system is amazing. They brought a lot of creativity by bringing, wireless charging, clear black screen, OIS to its excellent camera. If they start using premium material like HTC One M8 and iPhone 5S, it will definitely add some extra value to its device which is already good.
    09-21-2014 10:33 AM
  7. smoheath's Avatar
    You do realize that if you want wireless charging, the back of the phone cannot be metal. I think this is why the 930 and 925 are designed with metal sides and a polycarbonate back. It's the best of both worlds. Would you rather have all metal design or wireless charging? You can't make everyone happy.
    09-21-2014 12:42 PM
  8. maverick786us's Avatar
    You do realize that if you want wireless charging, the back of the phone cannot be metal. I think this is why the 930 and 925 are designed with metal sides and a polycarbonate back. It's the best of both worlds. Would you rather have all metal design or wireless charging? You can't make everyone happy.
    Not sure about that. Apple watch and Moto 360 have metal back, but still support wireless charging. Overall which is the tougher material, polycarbonate or aluminum ?
    09-21-2014 07:59 PM
  9. hasasimo's Avatar
    I'm sorry but I kinda laughed when I read the thread title. No disrespect to the OP who's posts I enjoy. I've owned devices from every major OEM and by far Nokias have been the best built/most premium. "Plastic" is such a generic word. Some of the world's strongest materials are plastics. The Lumia 520 (Nokia's cheapest Lumia) stopped a bullet for heaven's sake. I'll take Nokia's premium "plastics" over HTC's cheapo "metal" any day.

    Also, when Nokia does choose to go all metal, the quality beats any all metal phone you'll find. Take the N8 for example. The attention to detail is phenomenal, and unmatched by any other OEM I've seen, from the quality of the materials to the fully layered polymer colors where every other OEM simply paints the surface.

    When it comes to build quality and premium materials, if there's any OEM that spares no expense it's Nokia.
    09-21-2014 09:41 PM
  10. thusharaya's Avatar
    I'm sorry but I kinda laughed when I read the thread title. No disrespect to the OP who's posts I enjoy. I've owned devices from every major OEM and by far Nokias have been the best built/most premium. "Plastic" is such a generic word. Some of the world's strongest materials are plastics. The Lumia 520 (Nokia's cheapest Lumia) stopped a bullet for heaven's sake. I'll take Nokia's premium "plastics" over HTC's cheapo "metal" any day.

    Also, when Nokia does choose to go all metal, the quality beats any all metal phone you'll find. Take the N8 for example. The attention to detail is phenomenal, and unmatched by any other OEM I've seen, from the quality of the materials to the fully layered polymer colors where every other OEM simply paints the surface.

    When it comes to build quality and premium materials, if there's any OEM that spares no expense it's Nokia.
    You guys tthink Microsoft will keep Nokia's good Name for attention to detail and high quality?
    09-21-2014 09:51 PM
  11. jgbstetson's Avatar
    It's only a metal frame. The entire device isn't ionized aluminum
    I hope none of it is ionized. I would love to see a flat grey hard anodized aluminum phone.
    09-21-2014 09:58 PM
  12. jojoe42's Avatar
    i think the unibody polycarbonate chassis of my 1020 feels very solid, yet alone the 920 (seriously, that thing feels like you could punch through a wall with it). I don't think the high-end Nokia devices feel cheap at all, not like the Samsung flagships anyways
    wphashan, v_emman, Mach_E and 2 others like this.
    09-22-2014 12:56 AM
  13. Karthik Naik's Avatar
    this is the first time someone has complained of nokia's material!!
    frankly metal is a no go for me because it is slippery to feel etc
    v_emman, bigbmc26 and Inaam Ashraf like this.
    09-22-2014 02:37 AM
  14. Liopleus Lin's Avatar
    Nokia is based on northern Europe, few wants a metal phone there during winter.
    Beijendorf likes this.
    09-22-2014 02:57 AM
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    09-22-2014 02:57 AM
  16. ashwinp90's Avatar
    I have a lumia 720 and it is one of the best looking and solid phones I have used. No complaints.
    But I do understand that different people like different materials. So maybe, a complete metal phone would be not such a bad thing from nokia (or microsoft)
    Karthik Naik likes this.
    09-22-2014 03:30 AM
  17. Raviraj Halarnekar's Avatar
    I think Lumias with its polycarbonate shell looks awesome and as far as build quality is concerned everyone knows that one of the cheapest lumia (Lumia 520) stopped a bullet. Nokia can very well use premium material but i guess its up to Nokia whether to use it or no. If anyone really wants to know how a premium material phone from Nokia feels like..i would suggest to look at Nokia 515.
    Even with those Polycarbonate shells Nokia is far ahead from most of the manufacturers in terms of design and build quality.
    But ya a full aluminum body Nokia smart phone would be great.
    Sonu K and v_emman like this.
    09-22-2014 03:45 AM
  18. Qtweeder's Avatar
    i would rather premium build quality than premium materials, i had so called premium materials years ago in my iphone 4 and that shattered with one drop, my lumia 920 has been dropped more times than pam andersons pants and still functions and looks great!
    09-22-2014 05:16 AM
  19. jedpatrickdatu's Avatar
    I think Nokia avoids using full-body metal because they would not be able to color it properly. Lumia's design signature is bright, bold colors, and while metal can be colored by anodizing, it's only surface-deep and it chips off like paint. With plastic, however, the color is built into the material and does not peel off.
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    09-22-2014 05:26 AM
  20. arjunan's Avatar
    Why Nokia doesn't use premium material for its flagship devices? The polycarbonate alloy that Nokia started using since Nokia N9 is better than the cheap plastics that Samsung uses. But it is still plastic. If Nokia start using premium material like HTC One Max uses, their devices will give an amazing look and feel.
    1 : wireless charging won't be possible.
    2 : comparitively poor network connectivity.
    3 : Huge increase in price
    4 : Overheating
    09-22-2014 06:44 AM
  21. DJCBS's Avatar
    You guys tthink Microsoft will keep Nokia's good Name for attention to detail and high quality?
    No. They won't.
    Specially if WP keeps losing MSFT money. The tendency will be to use cheaper and cheaper materials. And since they're mainly aiming the phones at the low end market...
    09-22-2014 08:13 AM
  22. jgbstetson's Avatar
    1 : wireless charging won't be possible.
    2 : comparitively poor network connectivity.
    3 : Huge increase in price
    4 : Overheating
    Actually, it would probably manage heat much better. But to the other points I agree. As great as metal phones look, one thing I hear time and time again is that they are very slippery. People then put them in cases for grip and they aren't so pretty to look at nice to hold anymore. If anything, I'd like to see Nokia continue as matters of the polycarbonate craft, but perhaps add rubberized coatings for better grip.
    Beijendorf likes this.
    09-22-2014 08:21 AM
  23. putuyoga's Avatar
    Polycarbonate is flexible enough to resist damage. so good enough i think :D
    09-22-2014 08:33 AM
  24. Dratwister's Avatar
    oh please... Nokia wants to save our earth. If a plastic Nokia can shatter the ground then imagine what would happen if Nokia use premium material for their phones

    /j/k
    09-22-2014 08:33 AM
  25. psoham777's Avatar
    oh please... Nokia wants to save our earth. If a plastic Nokia can shatter the ground then imagine what would happen if Nokia use premium material for their phones

    /j/k
    Hahaha.😁 you are Right
    09-22-2014 08:43 AM
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