Along with Gorilla glasses, being waterproof has also become one of the essential feature and requirement while it comes to buying a new smartphone now a days. It is because our phones have become one of the valuable things since it is the one that helps us connect with family and friends or central helps during any Crises. So, we need a Smartphone that can survive in water, specially the type of Rains we are experiencing in Mumbai and other areas of India.
Here are the Best of 5 Smartphones i’ve gathered with Waterproof body you can consider if you are looking to buy a new phone. Take a look:
1. Samsung Galaxy S8
Whether it is about software features or hardware packaging, Samsung never fails to impress users. Their latest flagship of S series, Samsung Galaxy S8,, is one of the best examples of it. The phone comes with IP68 certification that can even withstand floods with up to 1.5 meters of water for 30 minutes.
The Galaxy S8 is not powerful from outside but also inside with Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, 4GB of RAM, latest Android software and 12 megapixel cameras with 5.8 inch Super AMOLED display with 1440p resolution. It carries 3000mAh battery that can stay with your for over a day. However, being a flagship phone, it costs Rs 58,000.
Samsung Galaxy S8 specifications:
- Android 7.0 Nougat OS
- Hybrid Dual SIM (nano + nano / microSD)
- Water and dust resistant (IP68)
- 5.8 inch Quad HD+ Super AMOLED Infinity display with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection offering 2960 × 1440 pixels resolution with 570ppi
- Octa-Core Samsung Exynos 9 Series 8895 processor with Mali-G71 MP20 GPU
- 4GB LPDDR4 RAM with 64GB storage (UFS 2.1), Expandable up to 256GB with microSD card
- 12 Megapixel Dual Pixel rear camera with LED Flash, f/1.7 aperture, 1/2.55″ sensor size, OIS and 1.4µm pixel size
- 8 Megapixel auto focus front-facing camera with f/1.7 aperture, 1/3.6″ sensor size, 1.22µm pixel size and 80-degree wide-angle lens
- Ultra High Quality Audio Playback – PCM: Up to 32 bits; DSD: DSD64/128
- Sensors – Accelerometer, Barometer, Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, Heart Rate Sensor, Proximity Sensor, RGB Light Sensor, Iris Sensor, Pressure Sensor
- 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac (2.4/5GHz), VHT80 MU-MIMO, Bluetooth v 5.0 (LE up to 2Mbps), GPS with GLONASS, USB 3.1, NFC and MST
- 3000mAh battery with fast Charging both on wired and wireless (WPC and PMA) charging
2. iPhone 7 Plus
Apple’s iPhone 7 Plus is yet another phone that suits better for rainy season. It comes with IP67 water resistance certification which is almost same as Samsung Galaxy S8. Which means your iPhone 7 Plus can survive water up to 1.5 meters for 30 minutes.
Apple has powered the phone with new Quad-Core Apple A10 Fusion processor powered with 3.3 billion transistors accompanied by Dual 12 Megapixel iSight camera at rear facing powered with 6 element lens, f/1.8 aperture, quad LED two-tone flash and High-speed Sensor which is about 60% faster and 30% efficient. It features a 5.5 inch Retina HD display with 3D touch. But remember, you must buy iPhones only if you have enough money in your wallet to burn because iPhone 7 Plus costs you Rs 72,000.
3. Sony Xperia XZ
Sony is one of the first brands to bring Waterproof smartphones in the market. Among its many, Sony Xperia XZ is one of the best waterproof smartphone to buy this rainy season. It comes with IP68 certification and can be under 1.5 meters water for 30 minutes, just like Galaxy S8 and iPhone 7 Plus.
Featuring a 5.2-inch 1080p display, Xperia XZ is powered by 2.15 GHz Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor along with 3GB RAM and 64 GB internal storage memory. Sony is also one of the best brand when it comes to Cameras. They have included 23 megapixel primary camera in Xperia XZ along with a 13 megapixel front camera. It is available now a days for Rs. 44,490.
4. Moto G5S Plus
The successor of Moto G4 Plus, the all new Moto G5S Plus is one of the best creation of Motorola so far with 5.5-inch Full HD display, 2GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 625 Mobile Platform along with Adreno 506 GPU and 4GB of RAM. We get 64GB internal storage memory with MicroSD card support of up to 128GB. Being Motorola, you also get all new Android updates before any other brand (after Google’s own phones).
Now since i’m listing the phone in Waterproof list, Moto G5S Plus comes with Water repellent nano-coating which indeed is not a waterproof smartphone but it can survive water splash. The reason I’m listing here is because it is the one of the best phone in budget price which you can use in Rains too. The phone also supports major connectivity options like 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC and more. It is powered by 3000mAh battery with Turbo Charging. The Moto G5S Plus is priced at just Rs. 15,900/-
5. HTC Desire Eye
HTC Desire Eye is the last best device in this list with IPX7 certification. Which means it is water resistance mobile ti survive up to 1 meter water up to 30 minutes. The phone is powerful from inside too with 2.3 GHz quadcore Snapdragon 801 SoC processor accompanied by 2GB of RAM with 16GB internal storage memory. The phone features a 5.2 inch display and is powered by 2400mAh battery. It is now available in stores and online for the price of Rs 36,900.