The single biggest complaint about Samsung's Galaxy SIII has been that it felt plasticy. Those that are concerned about the build quality and cheap plastic feel can rest easy because Samsung have cleared up the issue once and for all. Phonearena inquired about the construction of the SGSIII and it's use of plastic on the handsets battery door. After a long wait the South Korean Company came forward and explained that the handset is in fact made up of a polycarbonate battery cover. They go on to explain:

Polycarbonate is used on the battery cover. Polycarbonate is lightweight, solid and is already being widely used in the mobile industry. It was chosen as the best material to represent the minimal organic design of GALAXY S III. Using three layers of high quality, pure and clear polycarbonate, not only is the phone’s aesthetic elevated, but the durability and scratch resistance is maximized.


Polycarbonate is one of those strange materials that cannot be differentiated from plastic when handling it. Some users still may come away feeling that the handset is too plasticy, but they can be rest assured it's not cheap and will withstand some abuse. It may look and feel like plastic but it is actually 300 times stronger, but don't get any ideas of taking a hammer to the handset , it's not that indestructible.

Does Samsung confirming this information change your opinion of the handset, or are you still unimpressed and want that ceramic casing that was rumored a couple of months ago?

Source: Phonearena