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May 6, 2014updated 22 Sep 2016 11:24am

Top 5 metal-bodied smartphones

Time to ditch the plastic for something sturdier?

By Vinod

Smartphone design has come on immeasurably in the last decade as devices have become an ever-more important part of everyday life, as consumers now look for a sturdy piece of kit which won’t shatter into a million pieces if accidentally dropped. This means that tough, metal-based designs have become more common, especially in top-line devices – so if you fancy getting a bit of metal in your life, here are five of the best…

HTC One M8

HTC One M8

One of the most impressive Android devices available to consumers today, HTC’s most recent flagship device forms the backbone of the Taiwanese manufacturer’s attempt to take on the likes of Samsung and LG. Made out of a single block of aluminium, the HTC One M8 weighs just 160g, impressive given its 5.0inch full HD display and 2600mAh battery.

Huawei Ascend P6
Huawei Ascend P6

Constructed using an aluminium alloy, the Huawei Ascend P6 features an incredibly strong body which should mean it’s able to withstand everyday bumps or falls with ease.

The device is also notable for being one of the world’s slimmest smartphones, measuring just 6.18mm across, despite all the power packed in inside, which includes a 1.5Ghz quad-core processor and an 8MP camera.

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iPhone 5S

iPhone 5S

Apple’s most recent smartphone, available in either a black, white or champagne colour scheme, features a metallic finish that makes it one of the most stylish devices around today.

Measuring just 7.6 millimetres across and weighing in at 112g, the iPhone 5S was another example of why no-one does smart design better than Cupertino – and we can’t wait to see what they come up with next.

Xperia Z2

Sony Xperia Z2

Sony’s flagship Xperia model is a beautiful sight to behold, featuring a one-piece aluminium frame that provides a solid feel when holding. The Z2 is an impressive piece of kit as well, featuring a 5.2inch screen powered by a top of the line Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor running at 2.3Ghz, backed up by 3GB of RAM. It’s also waterproof to a depth of 1.5m, meaning you can use the impressive 20.7MP camera to take pictures or shoot 4K video underwater.

Lenovo K900

Lenovo K900

Forged out of tough, non-magnetic stainless steel, the Lenovo K900 offers a durable yet superthin 6.9mm body encasing a powerful set of specifications. Powered by a 2.0Ghz Intel Atom processor, the K900 also features a 5.5inch Full HD screen made out of tough Gorilla Glass which makes it resistant to scratches from nails and stylus pens, meaning no harm should come to the device during everyday use.


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