Till a few months back, most of the smartphones marketed as metal unibody only had a partial metal body. This was because the cheaper manufacturing process used resulted in plastic caps on top and bottom. But this has changed now. True full Metal body, which was once a hallmark of flagships, can now be accessed on affordable phones without cutting a hole in your pocket.
The metal shell not only ensures phones are durable at the same time they look and feel premium. If the metal finish is something that appeals to you and you are looking forward to buying an all metal body phone under Rs. 20,000 look no further. Here are the best available options.
Xiaomi Mi A1
Xiaomi Mi A1 is yet another all metal body smartphone that’s quite slim and elegant. This is the first dual camera phone that Xiaomi has launched in India and also its first ever stock Android smartphone.
Innards of the Mi 5 successor are almost identical to popular Xiaomi phone – the Redmi Note 4 or Mi 5x. It employs Snapdragon 625chipset and 4GB RAM to handle the workload. There are two 12MP sensors on the rear out of which secondary sensor has a telephoto lens for optical Zoom.
Moto G5S Plus
Motorola recently launched Moto G5S Plus (first impression) in India bears an all metal shell. This special edition Moto G5 Plus rear side has a Moto dimple and curved edges which look good. Like its predecessor, it too has a protruding camera.
Specs-wise, the Moto G5S Plus (covers and cases) is equipped with a 2.GHz Snapdragon 625 SoC coupled with 4GB of RAM and 64GB ROM. The dual 13MP (RGB+monochrome) rear cameras will be its one of its key selling point.
After much delay, the Nokia 6 (FAQ) hit Amazon shelves and within seconds its stock vanished. One of the real strength of this phone is its fabulous all metal design. As per HMD Global, the Nokia 6 (covers and cases) has been carved out of single sheet of Aluminum 6000 metal.
Apart from premium looks, the Nokia 6 main attraction includes stock Android, a good display, and decent battery backup. It features 5.5-inch full HD IPS LCD display, Snapdragon 430SoC, 3GB RAM and 32GB expandable storage.
Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro
Samsung too has an ace in its pocket. The Galaxy J7 Pro (review), which is the most expensive j-Series phone ever, makes a killer first impression with its alluring looks. It comes with all metal body with rounded edges and U-shape antenna bands.
The Galaxy J7 Pro (covers and case) sports a 5.5-inch full HD display, Exynos 7780 chipset, 3GB RAM and 64GB internal storage. Samsung Pay, good optics, and refined software are its real strengths.
Upcoming Full Metal Body Phones In India
ZTE Nubia Z17 Mini
Interestingly, ZTE is all set to introduce a 6GB RAM variant of the Nubia Z17 Mini. The upcoming smartphone comes with an all metal body which looks stunning and feels great in hand. This mid range smartphone will be one of the most power-packed smartphones in its budget.
The ZTE Nubia Z17 Mini specifications make it most powerful smartphone on this list (at least on paper). It rocks a Snapdragon 653 chipset, 6GB RAM and 64GB storage (no microSD card slot). Though, ZTE Nubia z17 Mini 4GB RAM and Snapdragon 652 SoC variant is already available in the Indian market.
Best mid-range phones with full metal body available under 20,000 INR
Full metal phones feel a lot more premium compared to the semi metal unibody design (plastic on top and bottom) that also feels a bit hackneyed by now. How your phone looks and feels is one of the most important aspects of your smartphpone experience, and a metal-clad phone is certainly a safe bet.