Metallic smartphones feel more premium and pricey against the hand. Not just the premium feel but in terms of practical rigidness, metal frame helps more than a plastic frame does. Even two or three years ago, using anything other than plastic on most smartphones wasn’t even thought of and now the smartphones has elevated their standards to an all-metallic aesthetics.
In the Indian market there are quite a lot of metal body smartphones on a sell hike, we have listed 10.
- Samsung Galaxy A7
Apart from the Galaxy S and Galaxy Note flagship lines, there aren’t many other Samsung smartphones with a metallic body – but the Samsung Galaxy A7 is a new addition to the lineup. The chassis is made more rigid with metal. Two CPU variants are available – Snapdragon 615 and Exynos 5 Octa 5430. It has 2 GB RAM, 16 GB ROM and microSD card slot expandable up to 64 GB. Price – Rs. 23,990.
- Apple iPhone 6
Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus uses Aluminum 6000 series aluminum for a better build and nice aesthetics. Even though the initial lot of iPhone 6 Plus was prone to bending, the later generations were mostly fixed. It has Apple A8 CPU underneath with PowerVR GX6450 GPU, 1 GB RAM and three internal storage options – 16/64/128 GB. The rear iSight camera is 8 megapixels and front facing FaceTime camera is 1.2 megapixels. Price – Rs. 52,000 (64 GB).
- HTC One M8
Last year’s HTC One flagship still rules the market with its superior performance, elegant build and excellent service throughout its life. The smartphone comes all loaded up with a Snapdragon 801 CPU, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB ROM and external memory slot expandable up to 128 GB. It has 5 inch display with HD 1080×1920 pixels. Price – Rs. 31,960.
- Lenovo Vibe Z2 Pro
Lenovo Vibe Z2 Pro provides a nice metallic build, big sharp display and overall gorgeous appearance to the user’s eyes. Apart from the beautification part, the phone has a large 4000 mAh battery to provide juice for a long busy day. It has Snapdragon 801 CPU, Adreno 330 GPU, 3 GB RAM and internal memory space 32 GB without any additional card slot. Price – Rs. 29,999.
- Samsung Galaxy Note 4
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 was the first Samsung smartphone to offer a sturdy metallic build. When iPhone 6 Plus Bendgate went viral, Unbox Therapy tried bending the Note 4 as well and they almost failed! However,it has Snapdragon 805/Exynos 5433 CPU underneath, 3 GB RAM, 32 GB ROM with up to 128 GB expandable memory. Price – Rs. 38,799.
- Sony Xperia Z3
Not just metal but also glass accent in both sides with water and dust resistance – Sony has made wonderful flagship devices in the Xperia Z lineup. The Sony Xperia Z3 is the 2014 flagship from the company with Snapdragon 801 CPU, Adreno 330 GPU; 3 GB of RAM and external card slot that allows up to 128 GB of microSD cards. The cameras are 20.7 MP in rear and 2.2 MP in front. Price – Rs. 39,900.
- Samsung Galaxy Alpha
After the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, the Galaxy Alpha was the first non-flagship device based on metal accents; from Samsung. This smartphone has Exynos 5 Octa 5430 CPU underneath with Mali-T628MP6 GPU. Also, the RAM is 2 GB and there’s 32 GB internal memory with no external card slot. The rear camera is 12 megapixel and front camera is 2.1 megapixel. Price – Rs. 23,999.
- Motorola Moto X Style
The smartphone is expected to hit the Indian market pretty soon, it has just been announced few months ago and not reached the Indian market yet. However, it has Snapdragon 808 CPU, Adreno 418 GPU, 3 GB RAM, 16 GB internal storage with expandable memory slot up to 128 GB. Price – Rs. 32,999 (expected).
- Huawei Nexus 6P
Google Nexus smartphones are always the best gadget for Android enthusiasts, and this year Huawei got the job of making a new all metal body Nexus device. The Nexus 6p features a metallic unibody with no card slot or removable battery, however the CPU is Snapdragon 810 with Adreno 430 GPU. Expected price – Rs. 39,999.
- Micromax Yu Yuphoria
Yu Yuphoria is based on Snapdragon 410 CPU, Adreno 306 GPU, 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB internal storage with microSD card expandable up to 32 GB. Yu Yuphoria is one of the best metallic body smartphones that is produced by an Indian company. The phone display measures 5 inches with 720×1280 pixels. Price – Rs. 8,999.
These metallic smartphones enhance the premium feel against a palm, and strengthen the phone’s internals against damage as well.