OK - so all the reviews tell us the P3 is a brushed metal case. Samsung would like you to believe that, but truth told, it is plastic with a brushed metal foil sticker on the back. I never noticed this before. I unfortunately discovered it is plastic as my poor P3 fell to the concrete and the corner chipped
(P.S. screen is fine and still works like a charm - so it can still be considered a tank somewhat). The front surround, back cover and the chromed trim are all plastic. Very nice quality plastic, but plastic...
I still like my P3, but if one of your decisions to buy it is because it is a metal case, then here's your info to debunk it. And if this was your only reason you wouldn't buy it - well you're a little confused as to why you'd buy this fantastic player anyhow