Almost all the reviews comparing the top 3 phones main complaint about Samsung S5 looking and feeling cheap with the plastic. HTC M8 & iPhone 5S are praised for their fine looking metal finishes. I like the looks & feel of the S5 just fine, maybe not as fancy as HTC or iPhone, but almost everyone puts a case on their phones and then you can't tell if it is metal or plastic anymore.... so all of that is MOOT!!! It is just a selling point and that is all. Here is a good example... my wife's iPhone S5 & my S5 & S3. That S3 is the best looking phone out there still in my opinion, plastic or not.