Published on 06-03-2011 07:33 PM
HTC did not skimp on the materials when developing the Panache. The device features an aluminum back plate, a chrome trim along the front panel, and rubberized edges around the entire phone. Weighing in at 168 grams, the Panache is considerably heavier than the Nexus S for instance, which weighs a reasonable 129 grams. The solid body and metal backing brings a slight heft to the device, but in a positive way. The weight does not create unneeded fatigue but brings a sense of ruggedness and the feeling that it won’t crack on impact.