Lumia devices feature colorful polycarbonate materials that give them a distinct look. Some devices have integrated the use of metal, like the frames on Lumia 925, Lumia 930, Lumia Icon, and Lumia 830, but no Lumia devices currently feature a unibody metallic design. Some people in the WPCentral forums have expressed interest in a metallic Lumia device. Are you one of them?
WPCentral member, maverick786us, started the topic. He says:
"The polycarbonate alloy that Nokia started using since Nokia N9 is better than the cheap plastics that Samsung uses. But it is still plastic. If Nokia start using premium material like HTC One Max uses, their devices will give an amazing look and feel."
Another member, smoheath, has a great response that has been liked by several others in the discussion:
"You do realize that if you want wireless charging, the back of the phone cannot be metal. I think this is why the 930 and 925 are designed with metal sides and a polycarbonate back. It's the best of both worlds. Would you rather have all metal design or wireless charging? You can't make everyone happy."
Nokia isn't a stranger to unibody metallic devices. They have released the metallic Nokia N8 and the Nokia E7 in the past, but not with Windows Phone. They featured anodized aluminum bodies that came in Orange, Green, Blue, White and Gray.
Of course, if you really want a metallic Windows Phone device, you can get the HTC One M8 for Windows. Nearly 90% of the body is metal. It feels great and screams premium in the hands. It was launched on August 20th for Verizon, but is also heading to AT&T and T-mobile.
So, where do you stand in this debate? Would you want a metallic Lumia device? Sound off below and take our poll! (If on mobile, please head to m.wpcentral.com to take the poll on your phone, or in our app, swipe to the right and hit 'Show in Browser.')
- Discuss it here: Why Nokia doesn't use premium material