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Best Water Resistant Android Phones

So you love water and often go on pool parties. Or you always get stuck in the monsoon. No wonder you always worry about your phone getting fried wth water. Don’t worry replace your device with a water resistant one then. Yes, you don’t need to carry around your device in a polythene bag anymore, feel free to use them anywhere you like. As a matter of fact, you can also submerge into a glass of water. Here’s our list for the best water resistant Android phones.

  1. Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus: 

    Samsung got to know the user’s demand with their S7 and S7 Edge. They are the pioneer in providing a solid battery life, high-resolution screens, and outstanding camera. The S8 Series features the top of the line specifications with an outstanding camera. In addition, you get the futuristic design. As a matter of fact, both the S8 and S8 plus offers a curved screen. Samsung has even ditched its famous physical home button and included on-screen navigation keys like the other competitors in the market. Both of the devices are IP68 certified featuring dust and water resistance. In conclusion, Galaxy S8, and S8 Plus are two of the most promising smartphones of 2017.

Specs

Samsung Galaxy S8

  • 5.8-inch Super AMOLED display with 2960 x 1440 resolution, 570 ppi
  • Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 or Octa-core Samsung Exynos 8895 processor (depending on region)
  • 4 GB of RAM
  • 64 GB of onboard storage, microSD expansion up to 256 GB
  • 12 MP rear camera, 8 MP front camera
  • Non-removable 3,000 mAh battery
  • Android 7.0 Nougat
  • 148.9 x 68.1 x 8 mm, 155 g

Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus

  • 6.2-inch Super AMOLED display with 2960 x 1440 resolution, 529 ppi
  • Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 or Octa-core Samsung Exynos 8895 processor (depending on region)
  • 4 GB of RAM
  • 64 GB of onboard storage, microSD expansion up to 256 GB
  • 12 MP rear camera, 8 MP front camera
  • Non-removable 3,000 mAh battery
  • Android 7.0 Nougat
  • 159.5 x 73.4 x 8.1 mm, 173 g

2. LG G6:

LG faced huge competition from Galaxy S7, HTC 10 and much more in 2016. However, they are back with the G6 to take on the competitors. The 5.7-inch Quad HD display is the major aspect of G6. Accordingly, it is bright and vivid with stunning viewing angles. The phone promises an IP68 rating for dust and water resistance. In conclusion, it is a well-built smartphone with excellent protection against water and dust.

Specs

  • 5.7-inch IPS LCD display with 2880 x 1440 resolution, 564 ppi
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor
  • 4 GB of RAM
  • 32/64 GB of onboard storage, microSD expansion up to 256 GB
  • Dual 13 MP rear cameras, 5 MP front camera
  • Non-removable 3,300 mAh battery
  • Android 7.0 Nougat
  • 148.9 x 71.9 x 7.9 mm, 163 g
3. HTC U11: HTC 10 became one of the favorite devices among the users. This was mainly due to the stunning design by the Taiwanese firm. Presenting the successor, HTC 11 with an eye-catching design, all-day battery life. In addition, the phones feature IP67 rating for protection against dust and water. The U11 is focused on giving direct competition Galaxy S8 and LG G6. And you are promised to get one of the best smartphones cameras on the market. However, there are few disadvantages to this glossy smartphone, like it doesn’t have any 3.5mm headphone jack. Meaning that you have to use a Bluetooth headset or carry around headphone adaptor anywhere you go. Moreover, HTC Sense UI seems quite outdated at this point.

Specs

  • 5.5-inch IPS LCD display with 2560 x 1440 resolution, 534 ppi
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor
  • 4/6 GB of RAM
  • 64/128 GB of onboard storage, microSD expansion up to 256 GB
  • 12 MP rear camera, 16 MP front camera
  • 3,000 mAh battery
  • Android 7.1.1 Nougat
  • 153.9 x 75.9 x 7.9 mm, 169 g

4. Samsung Galaxy S7 Active: So you are prone to constantly drop your phone. And you always tend to buy that indestructible cases for your phone for protection. But don’t you think that they add a huge bulk to your phone. Consider again or check out the Galaxy S7 Active, A standard Galaxy S7 just on steroids. A perfect device for those looking for a rugged phone that can handle the punishment of drops and water. Above all, S7 Active has got an IP68 rating for dust proofing and water resistance.

In addition, you are also getting the ML-STD810G, a certification for salt, dust, humidity, vibration, rain, thermal shock, transport. So you don’t need to worry anymore about the safety of your device, with this device you become completely worry free. Furthermore, the device packs a massive 4,000 mah action packed battery, offering an entire day of battery life on heavy use.

Specs

  • 5.1-inch Super AMOLED display with 2560 x 1440 resolution, 577 ppi
  • Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor
  • 4 GB of RAM
  • 32 GB of onboard storage, microSD expansion up to 256 GB
  • 12 MP rear camera, 5 MP front camera
  • Non-removable 4,000 mAh battery
  • Android 7.0 Nougat
  • 148.8 x 74.9 x 9.9 mm, 185 g

5. Sony Xperia XZ: Sony used to the first player in the market to feature water resistant devices. They even promoted them by dipping their phones into jars of water in their commercials. In 2017 also they came to the market with some powerful specs, a great design language, and an outstanding camera. Furthermore, the new Sony Xperia XZ has an IP68 certification promising protection against dust and water. Sony also boasts that their device can survive underwater at a maximum depth of 1.5 meters for entire 30 minutes.

Specs

  • 5.2-inch IPS LCD display with 1920 x 1080 resolution, 424 ppi
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor
  • 3 GB of RAM
  • 32/64 GB of onboard storage, microSD expansion up to 256 GB
  • 23 MP rear camera, 13 MP front camera
  • Non-removable 2,900 mAh battery
  • Android 7.0 Nougat
  • 146 x 72 x 8.1 mm, 161 g

 

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