Top 5 metal-bodied smartphones

by Michael Moore| 06 May 2014

Time to ditch the plastic for something sturdier?

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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