Here are the 5 best waterproof smartphones to withstand the rains
With the rains pouring down in many parts of India, here are some of the top water resistant smartphones that people can buy.
- Samsung Galaxy S8 is still your best bet to even withstand floods as it is IP68 certification
- It can survive in up to 1.5 meters of water for around 30 minutes
- HTC Desire Eye is one of the few phones in the mid smartphone segment that offers IPX7 certification
With the rains refusing to stop in places all over Mumbai city, the most people fear is the damage to their most valuable device, ie their smartphones. A smartphone can be the most essential in these times of crises to connect to those ones close to you. A reason why it is best to get a good waterproof smartphone.
Here are the best waterproof smartphones in India to buy to withstand this monsoon season.
1. Samsung Galaxy S8: This is still your best bet to even withstand floods as it is IP68 certification. This allows the smartphone to survive in up to 1.5 meters of water for around 30 minutes. Which is quite impressive.
In terms of the battery, it comes with a 3000mAh battery and if you go for the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus you get an even higher battery of 3500mAh. This higher battery life could get help you even in the worst situation.
Besides this, it comes with some of the best specifications such as a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, 4GB RAM, 12 megapixel cameras at the rear and an 8 megapixel camera on the front. It also runs on Android 7.0 Nougat. It has a 5.8 inch Super AMOLED display with 1440p resolution.
However, it is priced at Rs 58,000.
2. Apple iPhone 7 Plus: The Apple iPhone 7 Plus has a IP67 water resistance certification. This is one of the best certifications for waterproof phones after the Galaxy S8. This too can last in water up to 1.5 meters for 30 minutes.
It is powered by an Exynos 8890 SoC, with a 4GB RAM and 32 GB internal storage. It has 12 megapixel rear cameras and a 5 megapixel camera. It has a 3600mAh battery.
However, Apple iPhone 7 Plus comes at a steep price of Rs 72,000.
3. Sony Xperia XZ: The flagship smartphone of Sony is also IP68 certified, this makes it as water resistant as the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Apple iPhone 7 Plus.
Besides this, the smartphone comes with a 3GB RAM and 64 GB internal storage. It has a 5.2 inch full HD display and a 2.15 GHz Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor. It has a 23 megapixel primary camera and 13 megapixel rear camera. In terms of battery it has a 2900 mAh battery.
It is priced at Rs 44,490 on Amazon.
4. Moto G4 Plus: The Moto G4 Plus comes with a nano coating, making it water resistant. However, it is not completely submersible in water. It should however survive a walk in the rain.
It comes with a 1.5 GHz Octa-core Snapdragon 617 SoC processor and has a 5.5 inch full HD display. It has a 16 megapixel primary camera and a 5 megapixel front camera. It has a 3000mAh battery.
This is the best waterproof phone in the sub-Rs 15,000 category. It is priced at Rs 11,499 on Amazon.
5. HTC Desire Eye: The HTC Desire Eye is one of the few phones in the mid smartphone segment that offers IPX7 certification. It has water resistance for up to 1 meter of water for up to 30 minutes.
The smartphone comes with a 2.3 GHz quadcore Snapdragon 801 SoC processor with a 5.2 inch display and 2GB RAM with 16GB internal memory. It has a 2400mAh battery. It has a 13 megapixel primary camera and a 13 megapixel front camera. It is priced at Rs 36,900 on Tatacliq.