the Best smartphones in a metal case

In 2018 to the use of glass as the primary material for the housings of smartphones has come almost all manufacturers, even ardent fans of metal, such as Meizu. But aluminium and alloys sometimes found in the present moment these gadgets look more original than before.

Several years ago, the use of metal as the body of the smartphone was rare and a status symbol gadget. Then manufacturers began to expand the number of metal models that influenced the cost – it was considerably lower and similar devices more.

The next stage of evolution – glass panels with the use of multiple layers to improve the aesthetic and practical properties of brittle material. In 2018, the aluminium body has become a rarity and to a greater extent it is used to create a border or frame. Despite this, in the market you can find interesting models with metal housing. They are presented in the text below.

Great autonomy

BQ-5510 Strike Power Max 4G

  • CPU: MediaTek MT6737
  • Screen: 5.5 inch, HD,
  • Camera: 13 MP / 8 MP
  • Memory: 1Gb /8GB
  • battery Capacity: 5000 mAh

The price of 7500 rubles.

A low-end machine with metal case main feature of which is a powerful battery в 5000 mAh. Остальные параметры достаточно скромные. Телефон является типичным недорогим представителем, но понравится тем, кто нуждается в длительной работе. Устройство может выживать около трех дней при стандартных нагрузках. Производительность – четырехядерный MediaTek MT6737, 1/8 Гб. Камера – 13/8 Мп. Матрица IPS – 5.5-inch HD. The smartphone is protected with a fingerprint scanner.


Nokia 3.1

  • CPU: MediaTek MT6750
  • Screen: 5.2 inch, FullView, HD,
  • Camera: 13 MP / 8 MP
  • Memory: 2GB /16GB
  • battery Capacity: 2990 mAh

Cost – 7690 rubles.

Cheap and beautiful model with a very high quality finish. Screen, closed glass Gorilla glass inscribed in the aluminum case with the processing method of diamond grinding. The phone has a screen of 5.2 inches with a aspect ratio 18:9 and HD resolution. Performance – OCTA-core MediaTek MT6750, 2/16 GB. Battery – 2990 mAh. Camera – 13/8 MP. The smartphone supports AR applications. In General, the gadget is not the most powerful, but lovers of the beautiful devices, which do not require top-end features will appeal.

Inexpensive and productive

Meizu M6s

  • CPU: Exynos 7872
  • Screen: 5.7 inch, FullView, HD+
  • Camera: 16 MP / 8 MP
  • Memory: 3Gb 32/64 GB
  • battery Capacity: 3000 mAh

The price – 9190 roubles.

New from Meizu in the case of aluminum with an interesting processor from the company Samsung. Chipset Exynos 7872 has six cores and shows good results among budget options. This is one of the optimal solutions for the device in the range of 10 thousand. Memory 3 and 32/64 GB. Display – IPS 5.7 inch, HD+, aspect ratio 18:9. The advantage of this model can be considered as fast-charge that affordable devices are rare. Battery – 3000 mAh. Pleased camera – 16/8 MP. In its class it makes high-quality images and videos. Meizu M6s — good phone in performance and autonomy with a beautiful design.


7C Honor Pro

  • CPU: Snapdragon 450
  • Screen: 5.99 inches, FullView, HD+
  • Camera: 13+2 MP / 8 MP
  • Memory: 3 GB/ 32 GB
  • battery Capacity: 3000 mAh

Price – 9390 roubles.

One of the most balanced budget phones in metal. The device is equipped with a OCTA-core chipset Snapdragon 450, memory – 3/32 GB, autonomy – 3000 mAh. IPS screen, 5,99 inches, FView, HD+. Nice fact – allocated slot memory cards up to 256 GB. Back camera double – 13+2 MP front 8 MP.

, the Model will appeal to those who want a modern phone with good parameters, but not expensive. It and games you can play, and autonomy worthy, and the camera shoots well. Plus a large screen in a compact body. Minus – no NFC.

Smartphone for young people

Xiaomi Mi A2

  • CPU: Snapdragon 660
  • Screen: 5.99 inch, 18:9, FHD+
  • Camera: 12+20 MP / 20 MP
  • Memory: 4 GB or 32/64 GB
  • The capacity of the battery: 3010 mAh

The price – 12160 rubles.

The project Android One. This allows you to make the phone affordable, and supplied in a decent filling. The previous version of the model A1 was praised for high-quality photos and video. Updated device continues the trend and offers customers dual module 12+20 MP. Camera matrix has received increased pixel size, which improves the quality of night shots. In addition, it uses the AI technology when shooting. The front camera has a resolution of 20 MP.

Performance – Snapdragon 660, 4 and 32/64 GB. Display – IPS 5,99 inches, FullView, FHD+. Battery – 3010 mAh. The device released in several bright colors. Mi A2 – youth is a great device with powerful hardware. Not without its drawbacks – no NFC, fast charging, headphone output, and slots for memory.

With a balanced

Honor Play

  • CPU: Kirin 970
  • Display: 6.3 inch, FullView, FHD+
  • Camera: 16+2 MP / 16 MP
  • Memory: 4/6 GB and 64/128 GB
  • battery Capacity: 3750 mAh

Cost – 17990 rubles.

Is quite unusual smartphone for the Chinese company. On the one hand, it looks like the Apple cutout for the camera and inserts for antennas on top and bottom at the rear, but from a different angle – it's not boring back glass with iridescent surface. The model, as the name suggests is marketed as a gaming. The firmware provides technology GPU Turbo, which improves the performance by 60% and reduces the consumption of batteries by 30%.

and other parameters conform to price – powerful chipset Kirin 970, 4/64 or 6/128 GB of memory, a large FullView-display of 6.3 inches with FHD+ resolution, matrix type – IPS. Rear camera – 16+2 MP camera for capturing selfie – 16 MP. Both modules support AI. Battery – 3750 mAh, Quick Charge there. In the sale apart from the typical black version has red and purple colors. Pleased with the presence of NFC.

Great sound and camera

Meizu 15

  • CPU: Snapdragon 660
  • Screen: 5,46-inch, FHD
  • Camera: 12+20 MP / 20 MP
  • Memory: 4 GB and 64/128 GB
  • battery Capacity: 3000 mAh

The price – 17470 rubles.

Predtimansky model, which turned out to be a breath of fresh air if we talk about the design. To avoid confusion it should immediately be noted that Meizu has 15 ceramic case for the white version, other colours received the metal cover. To some extent, the device is designed for conservative buyers, as it has the classic screen aspect ratio is 16:9. The gadget is not large, the diagonal of 5.46 inches, FHD. Matrix bought the Samsung Amoled, which in itself speaks about quality and beautiful picture.

Performance – Snapdragon 660 RAM 4 GB storage 64 or 128 GB. The camera deserves special praise – dual module 12+20 MP with triple hybrid approach, the phase and the laser focus and optical stabilization. Both matrices created by the company Sony to protect is covered with sapphire crystal. Selfies module – 20 MP. The autonomy provided by the battery on 3000 mAh with Quick Charge. Do not forget that Meizu followers of high-quality sound. The new product has a noise reduction from Qualcomm, an audio chip Hexagon 680, stereo speakers. The only disadvantage is the lack of NFC. The rest of the model very comfortable ergonomics and appearance to the excellent toppings.

Good performance in a classic design

OnePlus 5T

  • CPU: Snapdragon 835
  • Display: 6.01 inches, FHD+
  • Camera: 16+20 MP / 16 MP
  • Memory: 6/8 GB and 64/128 GB
  • battery Capacity: 3300 mAh

The price of 26990 rubles.

The device was released in early 2018 that influenced the choice of CPU for him. Snapdragon 835 – one of the most powerful solutions before the release of a newer Snapdragon 845. However, the chipset and the performance is excellent memory allow the gadget to easily cope with any task. The phone is equipped with high-quality an Amoled display with an average size of 6.01 inches and a resolution of 2160*1080 pixels. Autonomy – 3300 mAh, Quick Charge. Camera from Sony – 16+20 MP, front module – 16 MP.

Pleasant moments – good performance, face scanning to unlock, NFC, great sound quality. Cons – the case is slippery and not remarkable, the camera has no optical zoom, which affects the quality shooting on the go. The price of the model is not the most loyal, so if a metal housing is not a priority, you can select a lot more interesting devices with the same price and better or same parameters.

Gaming smartphone with cool design

ZTE Nubia Red Magic Mars

  • CPU: Snapdragon 845
  • Screen: 6 inch FHD+
  • Camera: 16 MP / 8 MP
  • Memory: 6/8/10 GB 64/128/256 GB
  • battery Capacity: 3800 mAh

Price from 32500 roubles.

Gaming device from the company from China. The model received the original case, due to the positioning of the smartphone for gamers. Back cover — metal with a pleasant tactile sensations. In the center of the RGB stripe backlight, which beautifully changes colors during the game. In every corner holes for air circulation is painted in red. In addition to these, the phone has a liquid cooling system.

The device got a Snapdragon chipset 845. Memory – from 6 to 10 GB, накопитель – от 64 до 256 Гб. Матрица – IPS, 6 дюймов, FHD+. Емкость батарейки – 3800 мАч. Камеры – 16 и 8 Мп. Фишки модели – дополнительные сенсорные зоны на боковых гранях, которые могут выполнять роль «шифтов», 4D shock (механическая отдача), stereo speakers с направленным звуком и поддержкой DTS 7.1. Из всех игровых девайсов, а их с конца 2017 года вышло много, ZTE were able to create one of the most interesting designs.


the model for everyday life

Xiaomi Black Shark

  • CPU: Snapdragon 845
  • Screen: 5,99 inches, FHD+
  • Camera: 12+20 MP / 20 MP
  • Memory: 6/8 GB and 64/128 GB
  • battery Capacity: 4000 mAh

The price – 25270 rubles.

Еще один представитель игровых гаджетов с топовым железом — Snapdragon 845, 6/8 и 64/128 Гб. Дисплей – IPS, 5,99 дюймов, 18:9, FHD+. Батарея – 4000 mAh, поддержка быстрой зарядки. Камера – 12+20 Мп и 20 Мп. Аппарат получил агрессивный корпус из металла в сочетании зеленых и черных оттенков, охлаждение жидкостное. По словам инженеров компании, температура процессора даже при самых высоких нагрузках не превысит 8 градусов.

straight Xiaomi Black Shark is a smartphone that you can use in everyday life (good camera, image, sound, autonomy), and directly for games. It should be understood that the device is not the easiest, this is due to the improved cooling. Minus – no NFC.


the mobile devices Market is cyclical. 2018 became a celebration of glass, but given the trends observed in the development of smartphones, it can be argued that in the near future the materials will again change and metal will again take a significant place in this direction.