The best smartphones in a metal case 2017

More recently, the metal case was only for premium smartphones, but thanks to some companies that produce low-cost devices, today the metal case is found on low-cost models. We will consider the most interesting metal smartphones of the season 2017, and in different price categories.

Apple iPhone 7 Plus 32Gb

It is unlikely that the seventh iPhone can be called a completely new model, rather – an upgrade to the 6s model. Look at the case – it has not changed much, but the light strokes that were applied made it actually a new model.

Why exactly 7 Plus, and not just 7? It’s simple – this model uses two cameras (in fact, there is one camera, but two lenses) according to the latest fashion. Plus – more screen size, here it is 5.5 inches, one of the most popular formats in the world. At the same time, the smartphone is still large, the scope is wide.

This model uses the new Apple A10 Fusion processor, and the amount of RAM has increased to 3 GB. There were no problems with the speed of work on the iPhone, and now there won’t be any more.

And the smartphone received protection from splashes, water and dust, the new Black Onyx color and still lost the 3.5 mm headphone jack, as was predicted. The thickness has not changed (7.3 mm), but the smartphone is still thin.

  • Screen diagonal: 5.5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1920 × 1080
  • Weight: 188g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 1
  • Processor: Apple A10 Fusion
  • Memory capacity: 32 GB
  • RAM capacity: 3 GB
  • Battery capacity: 2900 mAh
  • Camera: 12 MP
  • Memory card support: no
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 16Gb

Xiaomi’s new season in the budget segment. Like Redmi Note 3, it has a metal case, but this time it is much more stylish. What can I say, the device looks as if it costs significantly more than its cost and this, without a doubt, is a huge plus.

It uses a 5.5-inch screen with Full HD resolution, a 10-core MediaTek Helio X20 processor (MT6797), 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of memory. Please note that in the version with 16 GB of memory, the amount of RAM is reduced to 2 GB.

Of course, there is a fingerprint scanner, a good camera, a memory card slot, a powerful 4100 mAh battery, support for 2 SIM cards. And all this at a very competitive cost..

  • Screen diagonal: 5.5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1920 × 1080
  • Weight: 175g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: MediaTek Helio X20 (MT6797)
  • Memory capacity: 32 GB
  • RAM capacity: 3 GB
  • Battery capacity: 4100 mAh
  • Camera: 13 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

Meizu Pro 6s

Interestingly, Meizu Pro 6s is largely similar to the iPhone 7. But even more interesting is the fact that the model appeared much earlier than the iPhone! What is it, an accident or not? Leave these questions to users, but we are interested in the device itself.

So, here we use a 5.2-inch screen, its resolution is 1920 × 1080 pixels. As the processor, MediaTek Helio X25 (MT6797T) is used, the amount of RAM is as much as 4 GB, the amount of internal memory is 64 GB, there is no support for memory cards. The battery capacity reaches 3060 mAh, of course, there is support for 4G, a fingerprint scanner, USB Type-C, a quick charge function and much more.

Powerful device at a tasty price.

  • Screen diagonal: 5.2 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1920 × 1080
  • Weight: 163g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: MediaTek Helio X25 (MT6797T)
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 4 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3060 mAh
  • Camera: 12 MP
  • Memory card support: no
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

Huawei P9 32Gb Dual sim

Powerful device from Huawei in a beautiful metal case. Interestingly, the diagonal of the screen is 5.2 inches, the resolution is 1920 × 1080 pixels.

The first thing to pay attention to is the dual-camera photo module. The cameras themselves, by the way, are excellently filmed. There are: LTE support, GPS / GLONASS / BeiDou navigation, memory card support, a fingerprint scanner, USB Type-C and much more.

The processor is an 8-core HiSilicon Kirin 955, the built-in memory is 32 GB, and the operational memory is 3 GB. Battery capacity – 3000 mAh.

  • Screen diagonal: 5.2 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1920 × 1080
  • Weight: 144g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Hisilicon Kirin 955
  • Memory capacity: 32 GB
  • RAM capacity: 3 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3000 mAh
  • Camera: 12 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

Xiaomi Redmi 4 2GB + 16Gb

Another very cool device from Xiaomi. This device is small by current standards, the screen diagonal is 5 inches, resolution – HD.

Xiaomi Redmi 4 is able to surprise not only with a metal case (an expensive solution on a budget device), but also with other “benefits of civilization”. These include a fingerprint scanner, a fairly powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor and 2 GB of RAM, a capacious 4100 mAh battery, and good cameras. All this has allowed Xiaomi Redmi 4 to become one of the sales leaders..

  • Screen diagonal: 5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1280 × 720
  • Weight: 156g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 430
  • Memory capacity: 16 GB
  • RAM capacity: 2 GB
  • Battery capacity: 4100 mAh
  • Camera: 13 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

ASUS ZenFone 3 Laser ZC551KL 32Gb

This smartphone from ASUS has a diagonal of 5.5 inches and a resolution of 1920 × 1080 pixels. Metal case, fingerprint scanner located on the back.

The processor is an 8-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430, the amount of RAM – 2 GB, built-in – 32 GB, there is a slot for a memory card. Camera – 13 MP, has laser autofocus, supports LTE, navigation – GPS / GLONASS / BeiDou.

  • Screen diagonal: 5.5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1920 × 1080
  • Weight: 150g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 430
  • Memory capacity: 32 GB
  • RAM capacity: 2 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3000 mAh
  • Camera: 13 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

OnePlus OnePlus 3T 64Gb

The first generation OnePlus turned out to be cool – the smartphone came out inexpensive and had many different chips. sales were high, so the company, which was previously unknown to anyone, had a good start. The second generation of smartphones was not so popular, so OnePlus3 turned out to be different.

So, the company decided to move away from the design and completely changed the back, now it is metal and, oddly enough, has lost its personality. But in all other respects, the device turned out to be very nice: an excellent 5.5-inch screen, excellent quality of materials and assembly, high performance, a cool camera that gives excellent pictures, support for many interfaces, the presence of a fingerprint scanner, etc..

Yes, there is no memory card slot, but 64 GB on board – isn’t that enough? Oh yes – here is 6 GB of RAM!

  • Screen diagonal: 5.5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1920 × 1080
  • Weight: 158g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 821
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 6 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3400 mAh
  • Camera: 16 MP
  • Memory card support: no
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

Samsung Galaxy C7 32Gb

5.7-inch device from Samsung. This is probably a kind of replacement for Galaxy Note 7, with which, as you know, the company had serious problems – in some cases, the smartphone may ignite. Interestingly, the case here is metal; glass is not used on its back. Design can be called familiar.

It uses a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor, 4 GB of RAM, 32 GB of internal memory, and a memory card slot. There is a fingerprint scanner, support for LTE, a 16 MP camera, interesting colors like pink or golden.

  • Screen diagonal: 5.7 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1920 × 1080
  • Weight: 169g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
  • Memory capacity: 32 GB
  • RAM capacity: 4 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3300 mAh
  • Camera: 16 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

ZTE Axon 7 Mini

And another smartphone with a screen diagonal of 5.2 inches. The screen resolution is 5.2 inches. The case, of course, is metal.

The ZTE Axon 7 Mini is based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 octa-core processor, has 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal memory. There is a slot for a memory card. There is a quick charge function, USB Type-C, a fingerprint scanner and even an iris scanner.

One of the main features of the smartphone is the AK4962 converter, which makes a music smartphone out of a smartphone. And, judging by some reviews, it plays really cool – it means the sound in the headphones.

  • Screen diagonal: 5.2 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1920 × 1080
  • Weight: 163g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 617
  • Memory capacity: 32 GB
  • RAM capacity: 3 GB
  • Battery capacity: 2705 mAh
  • Camera: 16 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

LG G5

Unusual flagship from LG in a metal case. It is unusual in that it has a removable module. So, the lower part of the housing can be replaced with a module that is commercially available. So, it could be a camera control model.

Among other things, the company decided to completely abandon the already familiar design. Although, it should be noted, the smartphone looks very interesting and unusual.

Screen size – non-standard 5.3 inches, resolution – QHD, there are excellent cameras (both front and main), support for LTE and DLNA. Processor – Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 MSM8976, 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal memory. There is a slot for a memory card, and it supports cards up to 2000 GB.

  • Screen diagonal: 5.3 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2560 × 1440
  • Weight: 159g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
  • Memory capacity: 32 GB
  • RAM capacity: 4 GB
  • Battery capacity: 2800 mAh
  • Camera: 16 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

HTC 10

Flagship device from HTC. It turned out quite brutal and at the same time very stylish smartphone in a metal case.

The manufacturer decided to use a 5.2-inch screen, which, in our opinion, the solution is absolutely correct. The resolution is very high – 2560 × 1440 pixels. Great cameras are used here, there is LTE, GPS / GLONASS / BeiDou navigation, DLNA support, fingerprint scanner, USB Type-C, etc..

Processor – Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, as much as 4 GB of RAM with 32 GB of internal memory. There is support for memory cards – up to 2048 GB.

  • Screen diagonal: 5.2 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2560 × 1440
  • Weight: 164g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 1
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
  • Memory capacity: 32 GB
  • RAM capacity: 4 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3000 mAh
  • Camera: 12 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes