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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by nateap87, May 23, 2011.

  1. nateap87

    nateap87 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    the other thread got lock prematurely so no one got an actual answer (which is what i thought the point of posting was). do you think that your thunderbolt is metal or plastic? i personally say plastic.

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  2. JEcht

    JEcht Member

    That horse was beat to death. Theres a reason the thread was lock. This thread will turn in to the same thing.

    In the end does it really matter if its metal or plastic.

    Also I used a device I have at work that measures paint on aluminum poles at work and it didnt register the so called aluminum in the phone case and I went all over the phone. So if there is aluminum they got it hid.
  3. chris2k5

    chris2k5 Android Enthusiast

    Plastic. If you held one in store or own one, you will feel plastic. Tap it and you'll feel the plastic.
  4. WizeGuyDezignz

    WizeGuyDezignz Android Expert

    It's plastic. /thread
  5. The_Superhoo

    The_Superhoo Android Enthusiast

    I think the kickstand is metal? Lol
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  6. JEcht

    JEcht Member

    Nope that's carbon fiber painted to look like metal. Lol
  7. jmz768

    jmz768 Android Enthusiast

    Frame is metal, battery cover is plastic.
  8. Yeahha

    Yeahha Usually off topic

  9. The_Superhoo

    The_Superhoo Android Enthusiast

    I think the phone isnt actually made of anything. It's imaginary, just like the food fight feast in the movie Hook.
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  10. WildH

    WildH Android Enthusiast

    Rare koa wood from Tahiti.
  11. swamp

    swamp Member

    Maybe way in the inside but even doubt that. The bezel piece that is dark silvery grey is NOT metal. It too is plastic.
  12. Gravytrain

    Gravytrain Android Enthusiast

    What is a unibody phone?
  13. Gravytrain

    Gravytrain Android Enthusiast

    IMHO. The phone is too dense in weight to be plastic.
  14. nateap87

    nateap87 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    i love you for referencing one of my favorite childhood movies :)
  15. DEng66

    DEng66 Member

    Dang guys, I was 100% convinced that it was metal until I read this...but I have to say they did a good job making the plastic feel a little more high-quality than usual. Either way, I have picked up a Thunderbolt and a Charge and have been obsessing over side-by-side comparisons and I just keep coming back to the Thunderbolt. Guess I can't say it's because of the sturdy metal construction anymore :p
  16. jmz768

    jmz768 Android Enthusiast

    It's clearly metal.
  17. arche3

    arche3 Well-Known Member

    I dropped my TB this weekend. hit the driveway really hard on the top left side corner. its metal... :mad:

    all scratched up and the gouges reveal aluminum under the grey coating.
  18. Gravytrain

    Gravytrain Android Enthusiast

  19. JEcht

    JEcht Member

    how about some pictures showing this. So it can end on what it is.
  20. jreed2560

    jreed2560 Android Expert

    goes the dynamite! LOL!
  21. arche3

    arche3 Well-Known Member

    Got my company to give me a new one yesterday already. I could not live with the gouges. ( but then again now that I don't have it on front of me I guess it could be plastic... :))
  22. The_Superhoo

    The_Superhoo Android Enthusiast

    I smell conspiracy!
  23. jackdubl

    jackdubl Android Expert

    So the kickstand didn't register either, but it's clearly metal. Methinks your test is faulty.
  24. nateap87

    nateap87 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    BS. Dropped my first tbolt and said it had GPS issues to get a new one. Its plastic
  25. Pick up an HTC Inspire, that phone is metal.. Feels totally different than the bolt. I initially thought the Bolt was aluminium unibody, then my coworker got the Inspire.. They are both great feeling devices, but the Bolt is not metal..

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The HTC Thunderbolt release date was March 2011. Features and Specs include a 4.3" inch screen, 8MP camera, 768GB RAM, Snapdragon S2 processor, and 1400mAh battery.

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