Incredible feels plasticy and cheap.General


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  1. jamor

    jamor Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    So I realize this is obviously an opinion and everyone is entitled to it.

    But I just picked mine up from Best Buy (waved activation fee for me).

    Played around with it a little bit. And boy...

    This thing is FAST.

    But to the point - this feels like one extremely high quality device.

    Whoever keeps making posts and reviews that this feels plasticy and cheap needs to see an OCD psychiatrist because I am one picky finicky mother Fer and this thing is HIGH QUALITY.

    It's also light but not too light. It's PERFECT.

    Last time I read reviews cos half of em must be on meth.

    Anyone still considering not buying it because of that - DON'T LISTEN!

    It is the BOMB.
     

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  2. cymantix

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    I've been playing with mine for a couple of hours... I don't see what the fuss was about either... the back cover may not be a precision machined piece piece of aluminum, but it feels just fine, and I would have never thought that it would have been an item of interest. I actually really like the "topographic" back now that I've had a chance to hold it.
     
  3. mister_tu

    mister_tu Well-Known Member

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    These are the same people who think that using carbon fiber in a Ferrari makes it cheap, so I wouldn't really worry about what they say. They'd rather drive around in a stainless steel Delorean.
     
  4. foreWard

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    but if you go 88 mph in the Delorean.......:eek:
     
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  5. jamor

    jamor Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Good analogy.
     
  6. Primate

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    At first it felt cheap compared to my blackberry but now it just seems normal.
     
  7. mister_tu

    mister_tu Well-Known Member

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    1.21 gigawatts must be achieved too. Well, with the amount of trash that comes out of people's mouths here that might be attainable. :D
     
  8. JERSEYBOB

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    mine arrived a few hours ago, nothing cheap feeling about it.
    been doing the happy dance for the last couple of hours :D
     
  9. dibs ODDJOB

    dibs ODDJOB Well-Known Member

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    As an engineer and a product developer, I can admire the work that went into that thin, plastic backplate to hug ever so close to the body, and snapping perfectly into place. That's not an easy thing to accomplish.

    Weight might mean more expensive materials, but it doesn't automatically mean quality engineering. (*points to Storm on desk, shakes head)
     
  10. aleis

    aleis Well-Known Member

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    but trust, if u drop it, there will be no problems!
    htc makes very quality phones. that back may come off and the battery may come out....but thats it!
    put it back in and yeah!
    built ford...i mean HTC tough! :)
     
  11. mister_tu

    mister_tu Well-Known Member

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    The Storm was designed by Indonesian children.
     
  12. Vihzel

    Vihzel Destroying Balls Everyday VIP Member

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    Yeah I was expecting it to feel like a toy, but it doesn't. I don't understand why all those editors were talking about. Sure it doesn't have metal, but that doesn't automatically make it cheap. It feels just fine.
     
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    I love my plasticky cheap phone!
     
  14. Herp Salad

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    I agree it feels High Quality to me as well. A bunch of hullaballo.
     
  15. jamor

    jamor Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    lol :eek:


    Totally - those editors are cracko wacko - it is still behind the 3gs on CNET too. I'm convinced Apple pays editors to make them #1 no matter what.


    My father has an Iphone 3g.. I just showed him mine and he had a look of envy that I almost wanted to take a picture.
     
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    I don't care what it is made of as long as it reliable do's what I need it to do!
     
  17. MrGoodCat

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    i'd siuggest changing the name of the thread to "Incredible does NOT feel plasticy and cheap" since i came into this thinking it was another complaining thread. i have never owned a metal cased phone...and being an engineer i know what "other" materials are capable of. anyone making remarks on it being "plasticy and cheap" don't have the phone and are jealous they don't have it and are trying to spread rumors, just a guess...not a statement
     
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    Hahaha! I actually own a Delorean and picked up my Incredible today in it. The guys in the store got a kick at seeing it.

    The quality reviews was one of the only real issues I was uneasy about. The second I picked it up that all went away. I think it feels and looks wonderful. Its no iphone but I bet its a lot more durable. If you look at one of them the wrong way the screen cracks.
     
  19. mister_tu

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    You own a delorean?! GTFO...pics now, bro. I bash on it in my comment, but those things are effing sweet.
     
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    where we're going we don't need roads...
     
  21. Rimzy

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    Yeah, i went into the store to look at it too, cos i was worried about the whole "plastickyness" from the reviews and i did not see that at all, it definitely felt light though, i loved it
     
  22. dibs ODDJOB

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    Another thing to add, if I was designing a smartphone, it would be easy to see that many people go and put a case around the phone anyways. So why make it more expensive and really fancy when people go and cover it up with some god awful Hello Kitty silicon glove?

    It always made me laugh that people would fawn over Apples industrial design of the iPhone, and then go and bury it underneath some case. Now all phones look the same!
     
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    I've been using mine for two days now, and I'm starting to notice what looks like warping on the back case. My palm presses on the joint on the left side of phone, and where my middle/ring fingers touch opposite on the right side, I'm noticing some air between the phone and cover. It's a strange feeling, as you push down and it sort of pops in/out in a subtle manner. It's not really a big deal, and a case will probably cover that up, but the construction really isn't top notch and the materials used could have been more sturdy, even at the expense of a bit more weight.
     
  24. atlbuc

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    I kinda like the plastic versus the metal on my former Moto Droid. The metal around that screen was so easy to get scratch up, I actually hated it.
     
  25. atlbuc

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    Yea thats all Noah from phonedog was talking about and when I got the phone I felt he was over exaggerating.
     

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