Just wait until you get your hands on the HTC One S because the finish is absolutely amazing. They told us it was a Micro Arc Oxidation process which sounds totally cool, but what is it? It’s a unique process that starts out as aircraft 6,000 series aluminum, but after10,000 volts of energy is directed on it, the surface changes to a ceramic feel. A lot of people think it’s a coating, but it’s actually a treatment to the metal. This process makes it more durable as it’s three times stronger than stainless steel. HTC claims you won’t (case manufacturers look away) need a case, which is fine with me since I hate the extra bulk.