10-31-13 09:53 PM
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  1. spork141's Avatar
    Hey guys I know this answer is probably floating around all over but can someone who owns the z30 verify if the bottom of the z30 is painted plastic or painted metal. Thanks

    Posted using my Q10 via CB10
    10-12-13 10:19 PM
  2. jdcfinisher's Avatar
    It's glass weave like the Q10

    Posted via Z10
    10-12-13 10:25 PM
  3. spork141's Avatar
    No I mean the bottom silver chin

    Posted using my Q10 via CB10
    10-12-13 10:41 PM
  4. yueytan's Avatar
    I read it's metal but it feels like plastic!

    Posted via CB10
    10-12-13 10:45 PM
  5. spork141's Avatar
    I read it's metal but it feels like plastic!

    Posted via CB10
    Is it cold to touch? If it's painted it'll feel like plastic. Tap it with your fingernail. Hallow?

    Posted using my Q10 via CB10
    10-12-13 10:55 PM
  6. zyphen's Avatar
    From what I understood, (i don't own a Z30) it is painted anodized aluminum like on the Z10 and is part of the paratech antenna technology that is being introduced with the Z30.

    Posted via CB10
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    10-12-13 10:56 PM
  7. joshua_sx1's Avatar
    It is probably made of metaloid plastic...

    Posted via Z10
    10-12-13 11:48 PM
  8. BriniaSona's Avatar
    At least it isn't Sam****ium
    10-13-13 12:50 AM
  9. steiale's Avatar
    Sounds like plastic. But doesn't bother that much. The over all built quality is superb.

    Posted via CB10
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    10-13-13 12:52 AM
  10. bob03sue's Avatar
    Just be careful I have read that it chips easily

    Posted via CB10
    10-13-13 12:56 AM
  11. xBURK's Avatar
    I remember watching a hands on video on N4BB and the guy showed a chip on the bottom silver Bezel. It was definitely paint of some sort over it.

    Posted via CB10
    10-13-13 12:57 AM
  12. spork141's Avatar
    So painted metal chin? Because if it was plastic wouldn't it just be silver plastic? Anyone?

    Posted using my Q10 via CB10
    10-13-13 07:49 PM
  13. howarmat's Avatar
    its looks like a plastic mould of some sort
    10-13-13 07:58 PM
  14. anon(2757538)'s Avatar
    The bottom is plastic but the chassis is a metal of somesort.
    Last edited by AVPTI; 10-14-13 at 12:40 AM.
    10-13-13 08:06 PM
  15. Bobert_123's Avatar
    Pretty sure it's just plastic...

    Posted via CB10
    10-13-13 09:33 PM
  16. spork141's Avatar
    The bottom is plastic but the chassis is a metal of somesort.
    But the chin is attached to the chassis so it cant be different. Anyone else who owns a z30 wanna weigh in?

    Posted using my Q10 via CB10
    10-14-13 05:09 AM
  17. Baconwich's Avatar
    Is it a rubberized metal like on the Nexus One?

    Man, I miss that phone...

    "In vino veritas, in aqua sanitas."
    10-14-13 03:44 PM
  18. dracolnyte's Avatar
    just played with one at Telus store today. unfortunately it does feel like 99% plastic. there was an HTC one right next to it and that shell was cold to touch. this one was room temperature
    10-27-13 02:36 AM
  19. antikorr's Avatar
    As far as I know it's a magnesium alloy featured in Z10. Just painted over. A really quality material used in all kinds of devices and even airplanes and sport cars. It's light yet gives volume and sturdiness.

    So, basically it's a metal. To be more precise a mix of different metals with magnesium as a base.

    Posted via CB10
    10-27-13 01:59 PM
  20. Andrew4life's Avatar
    just played with one at Telus store today. unfortunately it does feel like 99% plastic. there was an HTC one right next to it and that shell was cold to touch. this one was room temperature
    I'm glad it's plastic. I saw the HTC One, and felt the phone and it feels terrible. Very industrial feeling.
    Imagine trying to hold the phone in the winter cold, my hands would freeze and stick to the phone.

    Posted via CB10
    10-27-13 02:13 PM
  21. scook94's Avatar
    just played with one at Telus store today. unfortunately it does feel like 99% plastic. there was an HTC one right next to it and that shell was cold to touch. this one was room temperature
    Unless Telus keep their HTC One's in a fridge then they were BOTH at room temperature.
    10-27-13 03:02 PM
  22. Mark LeGear's Avatar
    Unless Telus keep their HTC One's in a fridge then they were BOTH at room temperature.
    Metal feels more cold than plastic even though it is technically the same temperature.

    I have the z30 and it feels and looks like plastic. Why would they paint a alloy? Does not make sense from an aesthetic perspective. Honestly I think the phone would look much better if it was glass or metal (titanium preffered).

    I do really like the carbon fiber weeve on the back plate. Funny because in the phone world aluminum is seen as some great thing. In almost any other scene carbon fiber is a much higher end material in terms of function and aesthetics. People are funny creatures

    Posted via BlackBerry Z30
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    10-27-13 03:40 PM
  23. SDTRMG's Avatar
    I do really like the carbon fiber weeve on the back plate. Funny because in the phone world aluminum is seen as some great thing. In almost any other scene carbon fiber is a much higher end material in terms of function and aesthetics. People are funny creatures

    Posted via BlackBerry Z30
    This is one of the truest things I've read in a long time, it's odd that people will replace metal with carbon fiber on vehicles etc, but don't value it on a phone.

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    10-27-13 07:10 PM
  24. Creativeink72's Avatar
    What ever it is made of it is softer then the Z10 I have put a small mark in mine...other then that it is a amazing device.
    10-27-13 07:38 PM
  25. dracolnyte's Avatar
    Unless Telus keep their HTC One's in a fridge then they were BOTH at room temperature.
    metal conducts heat better than plastic, hence when you touch metal at ambient temperature with your body temperature (with body temperature > ambient temperature), heat will transfer from your fingers onto the metal quicker than plastic, hence giving you the sensation that it is colder
    10-28-13 12:33 AM
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