These phones not only allow you to take photos underwater but also come with many great features. All are IP certified. An IP (Ingress Protection) rating indicates the extent to which a device is resistant to dust and water. The digits of the IP code represent the level of resistance to dust and water. The first indicates the level of resistance to solid particles like dust and the second to water. The bigger number the better.
We all have walked into nice and big stores to buy smart devices, but each of us halts on the same question. Which one to buy? Which is why we have come up with the list of 10 Best Waterproof Android Smartphones yet. Each one is IP certified and loved by the users. We hope we can help to clear the ambiguities in your mind as well, and help you find the best suitable Waterproof Smartphone for yourself!
Lets list down the phones we have chosen.
Samsung Galaxy S7
Samsung Galaxy S7, released in March 2016 features a 5.1 inch display. Like one of its predecessors Galaxy S5, Galaxy S7 is water resistant. It is capable of surviving a dip of up to 1.5 meters for 30 minutes or above. Unlike the S6 and S5, it can survive more than just an accidental dip. Hence it can guarantee more protection than the former ones. With a certification of IP 68, it has good capacity of resistance to dust and water. One of the best choices among the waterproof smartphone family. Samsung has definitely come up to the customer expectations with the new launch!
Sony Xperia X Performance
Sony launched its X series, along with the first three phones of the series, Xperia X, XA and X Performance. All have a 5″ display. All phones have Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Sony tells us that apart from internal changes Xperia X and X Performance are identical concerning the body of the phone.
The Xperia X runs an octa-core Snapdragon 650 chip, and X Performance run the Snapdragon 820 processor which makes it the fastest among the three. And unlike the X and XA, what makes Xperia X Performance more special? Of course waterproofing! Now Sony users can easily use their smartphones in swimming pools, rain or any ‘watery’ conditions to the full of their content without any worries. X Performance is also IP 68 certified, i.e. it can stay in 1 meter depth for up to 30 minutes. (The rest 2 are not IP certified)
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
The S7 Edge carries the same gorgeous style with the large curved screen and better battery life. It has definitely turned out to be better than the Galaxy S7. It runs the latest OS that is the Android Marshmallow.
Just like the S7, S7 Edge also has the water and dust resistance feature. Samsung has put more effort on sealing all kinds of ports to make it more useful at all times. It can be used in showers, rains even with mischievous children around. It is also IP 68 certified.
Sony Xperia Z5 Series
Sony Xperia Z5 Series is the best make by Sony yet. It is best in all aspects. Xperia launched Z5, Z5 Premium and Z5 compact. Z5 Compact has all the features of Z5 in compact size. All the phones have incredible cameras with the best low-light technology, Z5 Premium being the best among all. The Z5 series has Sony’s new integrated fingerprint power button, so the phone makes sure its you! Longer battery life of up to 2 days. Like the waterproof smartphones it is IP 68 certified, which means now a rainy day can’t ruin your day!
Motorola Moto G 3rd Generation
The Motorola Moto G (Gen 3) is powered by 1.4GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor. It runs Android 5.1.1 with a 5-inch display and a battery life of one day. Secured with Gorilla-Glass display for all kinds of usual and rough users. As for the camera, it has 13 MP rear and a 5 MP selfie camera. All companies have been working hard to produce a low-cost, high-quality device that serves to all requirements, and so far Motorola has succeeded in doing so. According to Motorola, it is ‘Water-resistant and Worry-proof’. An IPX7-rating that protects your phone from splashes and water drops. It can be survive the accidental drops in water. Just dry it off and keep going!
Xperia M5 Aqua
The Xperia M5 Aqua features a 5″ display with a 1080p high resolution screen. In comparison with the M4, it has a much crispier display. 16GB ROM and MediaTek Helio X10 octa-core chip. 20 MP for the rear camera and the front camera of 13 MP. Certified IP 68, water and dust resistance. It can sustain exposure to water or dust for up to 30 minutes, in the same depth mentioned earlier.
Hisense C20 features a 5-inch IPS display with 720 x 1280 pixels. It runs an Android 5.1 Lollipop OS, with 2 GB RAM & Octa Core processor. Coming to the camers specs, Hisense C20 serves a rear cam of 13 MP and a front cam of 5 MP. Also known as ‘King Kong 2’ Hisense C20 is powered by Snapdragon 410 64-bit quad-core. Certified IP67, it also keeps the ability of waterproofing!
This smartphone can be the best for the user, having a 4G connectivity along with the other features. It runs on Android 6.6 and a battery life of up to 6 hours. But MFOX A7 Pro has a quick recharging feature which will retain the users in trusting the device. Certified IP 68, it is protected from water and dust.
Known as the ‘World’s Most Waterproof Phone’ and also ‘World’s First Smartphone With Integrated Thermal Camera’.With a 4.7″IPS 720p display covered with Gorilla glass, and runs on the Snapdragon 617 chip with 3GB of RAM.
The CAT S60 is MIL-STD-810G certified, which means it has the ability of protection from salt, dust, humidity, rain, vibration, solar radiation, transport and thermal shock, making it the ‘Most Waterproof Phone’. If the lids on the mouthpiece and earpieces are covered, it can survive a dive of up to 5 meters, and if uncovered, it can still survive under a depth of 2 meters. What more can we ask in the name of waterproofing?
Kyocera Hydro Life
Released in August 2014, Kyocera Hydro Life is an IP 57 certified device that is water and dust resistant. The water resistance rate of the device is up to 30 minutes in 3 feet water. Very impressive! With 4.5″ IPS 540 x 960 pixels display, it runs on Android v4.3 Jelly Bean OS. Contains a Qualcomm MSM8212 Snapdragon 200 chip set and Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7 CPU. Concerning all of its specs it is much durable and inexpensive. Kyocera Hydro Life also has great sound quality and a very interesting custom lock of their own design. All the features made it worth to be featured in the best smartphone list.
Every Smartphone company is rushing to launch new phones with the best features, making it hard for the users to decide. Hopefully our list will help you in hunting down the best phone for you that suits your style and requirement. Happy buying!