Poll: How important is a cell phone's material?

Last week, Samsung announced their new flagship, the Galaxy S4. While the phone should continue to help the company's overall position in the market, many people are complaining that the phone still uses smooth plastic (although technically it's polycarbonate) for the case while competitors are using metals and textured plastic, giving a more upscale feeling.

That said, most phones seen in the wild are completely enclosed in third-party protective cases, some for style reasons, and some to protect the device from an accidental plunge to the ground or in the water. That means the original phone material can no longer be seen or felt.

So how important is case material to you? Is it important for a premium phone to have a premium feel right out of the box, using a textured polycarbonate, metal, or glass casing? Does it not matter because it's going under a case anyway? Or does phone material not matter at all? Take our poll and give your opinion in the comments!

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