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So "chipping is normal"? When did Apple get bought out by EK?
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i miss those nokia phones that have easily replaceable housing. hell, i miss lots of things about those old phones, like the battery life that lasts for a week, active camera lense cover, optical zoom, xenon flash, stereo speakers.

why can't they just put those features back? because the phones today needs to be super slim? i'd take a fat phone that is feature packed and have a fat battery that can last for a week, than a slim slippery phone like my galaxy s3.

i had a nokia n90 before and it's awesome, i also had the sonyericsson p910i and nokia n95
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i miss those nokia phones that have easily replaceable housing. hell, i miss lots of things about those old phones, like the battery life that lasts for a week, active camera lense cover, optical zoom, xenon flash, stereo speakers.
why can't they just put those features back? because the phones today needs to be super slim? i'd take a fat phone that is feature packed and have a fat battery that can last for a week, than a slim slippery phone like my galaxy s3.
i had a nokia n90 before and it's awesome, i also had the sonyericsson p910i and nokia n95

I think my favorite phone was my Razr V3i. The battery lasted forever, took great pictures, had decent speakers, and was an elegant flip phone.
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i miss those nokia phones that have easily replaceable housing. hell, i miss lots of things about those old phones, like the battery life that lasts for a week, active camera lense cover, optical zoom, xenon flash, stereo speakers.

why can't they just put those features back? because the phones today needs to be super slim? i'd take a fat phone that is feature packed and have a fat battery that can last for a week, than a slim slippery phone like my galaxy s3.

i had a nokia n90 before and it's awesome, i also had the sonyericsson p910i and nokia n95

I think the touch screen makes a replaceable front part much more difficult, but I'd love removable backs for extended batteries, I as well wouldn't care as much about the bulk.
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You missed the biased drop tests. Did you see how all of them dropped the iphone on its back/side but the Samsung on its screen?
That was AndroidAuthority if I remember correctly, there was another drop test from iFixYouri which was much more thorough and the 5 outlasted the SGS3 by quite a while.
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1st: Drop tests are more structural durability exams than aesthetic durability exams. Both are important.

2nd: The only drop comparison i saw dropped the sgs3 screen down and the iphone 5 screen up. This is blatantly skewed.
See below.

>>>>>

To everyone: this is the more professional drop test from iFixYouri, and this is the one from AndroidAuthority which isn't as good.
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All these drop tests missed one thing: the frantic grab to catch the phone that ends up doing more harm than good.
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This sounds like the whole "you're holding your phone wrong" kind of excuse Apple gave when people couldn't get service, the solution?-- you *have* to buy a case.

Even though I may not like my motorola droid x2 very much, I've never used a case for it and the screen is in perfect condition. It's been dropped and abused, there's a slight scratch and a small chip on the back of the phone after almost 2 years of use.
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Although when I buy a premium product I usually expect it to be rather flawless out of the box, this makes perfect sense from a business standpoint. Apple knows that they can cut back on production costs and still get away with it. They know that even with flaws in their product they still carry the "premium" label and as a result, will still have people camping out in front of their doors, a week or more before any product they release. If sales falter as a result, they release the next product in line claiming it to be better than its predecessor. From a business standpoint if they lose a small percentage of customers, but can more than make up for it by cutting production costs, why not?

While I don't agree with this practice, it's a problem with companies that are in a sense too big to fail. As long as people are willing to buy based on labeling and write off the flaws as minor because of it, things like this will likely continue to happen. Personally I have fallen victim to this as well and buy certain things based on the label, associating it with quality.
Edited by TheExile - 9/28/12 at 7:31am
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Personally I have fallen victim to this as well and buy certain things based on the label, associating it with quality.

Humanity as a whole is programmed to think that way. Brand loyalty. Good past experiences with a particular brand keep you committed to that brand, in some cases even if a product of that brand turns out to be a bust several times through your support for it. It's not necessarily a "problem," but you would think one would open their eyes to their other options and realize that the other options may be better (even to them) at the same or even better prices.

Brand loyalty is one of the toughest barriers of entry for a company that wants to enter a market sector. Google/HTC/Samsung/etc. came into the smartphone market a little over the year after the first iPhone released, and had a very strong brand loyalty to fight with since Apple was already very reputable from the iPod and first iPhone. It goes to show that they've all been very successful in grabbing the market away from Apple. It's funny because the entire first year of Android (with the G1) was horribly slow in growth, then suddenly when the first Motorola Droid hit, it exploded. Surprising fact for those that didn't know: The Motorola Droid (the first one) outsold the first iPhone, at least through the first 74 days; not sure about beyond that point.
Edited by Stealth Pyros - 9/28/12 at 8:22am
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So "chipping is normal"? When did Apple get bought out by EK?

Chipping is normal on painted aluminium. The problem is, Apple said it's anodised which shouldn't chip (the iPods did fine) and it shouldn't chip as easily as it is.
    
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