Those of our readers using an Apple device cannot deny that Samsung has made massive progress in being very popular in the smartphone market, and the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 met expectations following surprise success with a larger smartphone last year. We’ve also heard a lot about the Samsung Galaxy S4 over the last couple of weeks, but something you can count on being included with the Galaxy S4 is a plastic finish that some love and others hate. We hear iPhone 5 and 4S users talk about build quality a lot and it’s true that these smartphones feature a more expensive metal finish, but should the same thing come to the Samsung Galaxy S4 next year and maybe a special edition of the Note 2?
Desired in metal by Apple users — the majority of Android users using Samsung phones with the plastic externals would point to the internal specs and how much better they are, but for millions of iPhone users it would take a metal finish rather than plastic to gain their money. We’ve had a few emails from Apple fans asking if there would ever be a Samsung Galaxy Note 2 special edition in metal rather than the cheaper feeling of plastic, and while we can understand why they’d want this, we doubt it will ever come considering Samsung’s track record although if it does happen you’d be waiting for the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and not Note 2.
Samsung Galaxy S4 in metal — there are no signs that this will happen, considering the screen hints and specs we’ve heard already, but it isn’t stopping some people holding off from buying an iPhone 5 in the hope that the Samsung Galaxy S4 is made of metal rather than plastic. This does seem a big deal to some people, although it’s worth pointing out the more than 30 million sales of Galaxy S3 show that users love the current offering, which plastic certainly brings down the price and this is very important to a number of smartphone buyers.
Would you prefer a metal finish on the Samsung Galaxy S4, or better internal specs? It might come down to price at the end of the day, and while we know you can almost certainly count on plastic considering the way Samsung like to make phones, it would’ve been interesting to see a special edition in metal and we wonder how many iPhone users would be converted to Android with a Galaxy S4 in metal with those extreme specs?
The release date for both the next Samsung flagship smartphone and iPhone 6, 5S could be a couple of months apart, so this design offering would matter even more to Apple fans if this is the case. You can also read about the camera sensor on the Samsung Galaxy S4 in our earlier article, which is expected to be what the Note 2 should’ve been.