Smartphones come in all shapes, sizes and different materials ranging from glossy plastic, unibody metal to actual leather. The materials used on the smartphones render their own unique personality to the device and play a major factor for consumers when buying one. Along with the overall performance of the device, a bad build can make or break a device. Apart from the high end flagship devices, this aspect of the device gives an added value for consumers looking for device specially in entry level and mid range price bracket. We present you the handsets with great build quality you can buy right now.
OnePlus One, the hottest smartphone from the Chinese startup is well known around the world for offering a very capable device with a rock bottom price tag. Apart from the blazing fast performance, the build quality of the device is also commendable. The smartphone clocks in at 8.9 mm thickness which renders it a sleek profile. The sandstone black variant which is available in India comes with a unique textured back that is reminiscent of a soft sandstone paper. OnePlus One has chrome lining on the front and overall is one of the best built smartphones available for purchase today.
HTC One M8
HTC has been known to produce Android devices that can actually rival Apple devices in terms of build quality and finish. HTC One M7 and the One M8 testify to this fact quite clearly. The all metal unibody on the HTC One M8 provides extremely high end finish to the company’s current flagship. Performance wise, the One M8 is a solid overall performer and the BoomSound front facing dual speakers offer great sound quality for media consumption.
Apple iPhone 6
While the Bendgate issue plagued its bigger sibling- the iPhone 6 Plus, one can’t deny the fact that the Apple iPhone 6 is one of the best built smartphones available on the market right now. Apple has always been known to churn out devices with premium materials and industrial design and the iPhone 6 is no exception. Departing from the solid metal block design used on the earlier iPhone models, the iPhone 6 received an overhaul with a curved design language. The display glass fuses into the metal body and it gives a very uniform and classy feel to the device.
Sony Xperia Z3
The Sony Xperia Z3 changed the ongoing design language of Xperia lineup and used rounded metal edges instead of flat ones. This change has vastly improved the feel of the device along with its overall look. The front and back of the device are covered with glass which makes it one of the very best built smartphones on the market. On the specifications front, it leaves no corner untouched and offers blazing fast performance along with a brilliant camera.
Samsung Galaxy Note 4
With the arrival of Galaxy Note 4 one thing became very clear – that Samsung can create very well built smartphones. Often criticized in tech community for mediocre build quality smartphones, Samsung really nailed it with Galaxy Note 4. The metal ribbon on the device ensures you’re touching metal whatever way you choose to hold the smartphone. The 2.5D curved Gorilla Glass 4 is one of the toughest protection you can get on your smartphone. So apart from the beauty, it is pretty durable too. Despite having a huge 5.7 inch display, Samsung has managed to keep the overall footprint of the device quite manageable too.