Right away, the Platinum 7 has the look of a premium device.
Both the front and the back of the phone are covered with Corning Gorilla Glass 3, which certainly looks good and feels great in your hand.
The front of the device also features stereo speakers, something I love to see on a bigger phone as it greatly improves the user experience when watching videos or listening to music.
The frame of the Platinum 7 is anodised aluminium, which adds sturdiness and looks classy, too.
On the left edge of the phone is a camera button for easier pictures, as well as the SIM tray (which fits both a micro SIM and a micro SD card). On the right-side edge is a volume rocker and on/off switch.
The micro USB port (Type B) is located at the bottom of the phone, while on the top edge is an audio jack.
The 16MP camera is obviously located on the back, and it is worth pointing out it does protrude slightly.
Just below the camera is the fingerprint scanner – a feature I greatly appreciate, especially at the £300 price.