9 BEST WATER-PROOF SMARTPHONES AVAILABLE IN INDIA

Gone are the days when electronics and water didn’t mix. Now smartphones are more than capable of handling rains, a dip in the bath, or a drop in the puddle.  There is a wide range of waterproof smartphones available in India that can handle water just fine.

The following are the top 9 waterproof smartphones available in the Indian market.

1. SAMSUNG GALAXY S7

Samsung’s flagship device Samsung Galaxy S 7 has not only introduced a new level for smartphones, but it also comes with a lot of exciting features. Galaxy S7 is one of the finest phones concerning design, build, pricing, performance, and gaming. Let’s have a brief look at its specifications

DISPLAY

The phone comes with a 5.1-inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1400*2560 pixels. It also features Corning Gorilla Glass 4 and an Always-on display.

INTERFACE

The Galaxy S7 runs on Android OS, V6.0 Marshmallow. It is powered by Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon820 Exynos 8890 Octa.

MEMORY

With 4GB RAM it has an internal storage capacity of 32/64GB which can be expandable up to 128GB via microSD card.

Camera

It sports a primary camera of 12MP with f/1.7, 26mm, phase detection autofocus, OIS, and LED flash. For the secondary camera, it has a 5MP camera with f/1.7, 22mm, dual video call, and Auto HDR.

CONNECTIVITY

For connectivity it has Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/as, Bluetooth v4.2, GPS, NFC, microUSB v2.0.

SENSOR

Sensor options include Fingerprint scanner, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, and SpO2.

BATTERY

It packs a non-removable Li-on 3000mAh battery, which offers up to 22 hours of talk time and media playing up to 62 hours.

Lastly, it comes with IP68 certification- dustproof and water resistance up to 1.5 meters and 30 minutes.

 There are not many options when it comes to water resistance phones and S7 is undoubtedly the better choice if you are planning to buy a waterproof phone.

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2. SONY XPERIA Z3

Sony Xperia Z3 is water-resistant, and it is priced at Rs. 40000. There are no other major brands (Samsung, Apple, and LG) that offer waterproof phones in the price range that Sony offers. The specifications of this phone include:

 DISPLAY

    The Sony Xperia Z3 sports a 5.2-inch (1080*1920pixels) with an IPS LCD Capacitive touchscreen. The display comes with scratch-resistant glass and oleophobic coating.

 INTERFACE

    The device runs on an OS of Android v4.4.4 (KitKat) which was later upgraded to v6.0 Marshmallow. It is powered by quad-core 2.5GHz Krait 400, Qualcomm MSM8974AC Snapdragon 801 coupled with Adreno 330.

 MEMORY

    Xperia Z 3 comes with a 3GB RAM and a 16/32GB inbuilt storage which can be expanded up to 256GB via microSD card.

 CAMERA

The 20.7-megapixel primary camera comes with f/2.0, 25mm, autofocus, and LED flash. For selfies, it has a 2.2-megapixel camera with f/2.8. The camera records video at 2160@30fps, 1080p@60fps, and 720@120fps.

CONNECTIVITY

Connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth v4.0, GPS, NFC, and MicroUSB v2.0

 BATTERY

Sony Xperia Z3packs a non-removable Li-ion 3100mAh battery. Which provides up to 890 hours of standby, 14 hours of talk time and music play of 130 hours.

And it has an IP68 certification- dustproof and water-resistant up to 1.5 meters and 30 minutes.

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3. HTC DESIRE EYE

The HTC Desire Eye was launched last year. It features impressive specifications which include:

 DISPLAY

Desire Eye sports a 5.2-inch capacitive touchscreen display with 1080*1920 pixels resolution. For screen protection, it has Corning Gorilla Glass 3

INTERFACE

Under the hood, the phone runs on an Android v4.4.4 (KitKat), which is upgradable to v6.0.1 Marshmallow. It is powered by quad-core 2.3GHZ Krait 400 processor, Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 coupled with Adreno 330.

 MEMORY

It packs a 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage, with an expandable option up to 256GB via microSD card.

CAMERA

Regarding the camera, it has a primary camera of 13 megapixels with f/2.0, 28mm, autofocus, dual-LED flash. For selfies, it has 13-megapixel selfie snapper with f/2.2, 22mm, autofocus, dual-LED flash.

It records videos at 1080p@30fps

CONNECTIVITY

Connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.0, GPS, NFC, and microUSB v2.0

SENSORS

For sensors, it has Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, and compass.

BATTERY

The device features a nonremovable Li-Po battery of 2400mAh. This offers 538 hours of standby and talk-time of 20 hours.

HTC Desire Eye comes with an IPX7 certification – dust and water resistance up to 1 meter and 30 meters.

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4. SAMSUNG GALAXY S5

Another Samsung’s 2014 flagship handset, the Samsung Galaxy S5. As expected from Samsung this phone also comes with an interesting specification.

DISPLAY

The Samsung Galaxy S5 comes with a 5.1-inch display featuring Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen and 1080*1920 pixel resolution.

INTERFACE

The device runs on Android v4.4.2 (KitKat) with an upgrade to v6.0 Marshmallow. It is powered by quad-core 2.5GHz, Qualcomm MSM8974AC Snapdragon 801 paired with Adreno 330.

MEMORY

Galaxy S5 features a 2GB RAM and onboard storage of 16/2GB. It also offers expandable memory option via MicroUSB up to 256GB

CAMERA

The smartphone sports a 16-megapixel rear camera with f/2.2, 31mm, phase detection, LED flash. And a front camera of 2 megapixels with f/2.4, 22mm. the camera records videos at2160@30fps, 1080p@60fps, and 720p@120fps.

CONNECTIVITY

  For connectivity it as Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/as, Bluetooth v4.0, GPS, NFC, infrared port, microUSB V3.0.

SENSOR

  The sensor option includes a Fingerprint scanner, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, gesture, and heart rate.

BATTERY

 The device packs a removable Li-ion battery of 2800mAh. The battery offers up to 390 hours standby, 21 hours of talk time, and music play of 67 hours.

  The smartphone comes with IP67 certification- dust and water resistance up to 1 meter and 30 minutes.

samsung-galaxy-s55. SONY XPERIA M4 AQUA

If you have a budget under 20000, then this is the best available smartphone with water resistance. M4 Aqua features decent specifications –

DISPLAY

The Sony Xperia Aqua4 features a 5.0-ich IPD LCD capacitive touchscreen display, with 720*1280 pixels resolutions. It also offers multitouch up to 4 fingers and scratch-resistant glass.

INTERFACE

The device runs on Android v5.0.1 Lollipop, which is upgradable to v6.0.1 Marshmallow. It is powered by quad-core Qualcomm MSM8939 Snapdragon 615 coupled with Adreno 405.

MEMORY

Aqua 4 offers an 8/2GB RAM and inbuilt storage of 16GB with an expandable option via microSD card up to 256GB.

CAMERA

With a 13 megapixel camera it offers f/20, autofocus, and LED flash; touch focus, HDR, and panorama. The secondary camera comes with 5-megapixel snapper.

CONNECTIVITY

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.1, GPS, NFC, and microUSB v2.0 are the connectivity options.

SENSORS

For the sensor, it offers an accelerometer, proximity, and compass.

BATTERY

The Xperia Aqua4 comes with a non-removable Li-ion 2400mAh battery. It offers up to 681 hours of standby, talk time of up to 12 hours, and music play of up to 64 hours.

The Sony Xperia Aqua4 features an IP68 certification- dust and water resistance up to 1.5 meters and 30 minutes.

WATERPROOF SMARTPHONES6. MOTO G 3RD GENERATION

MOTO G 3RD Generation smartphones feature some great specifications which are:

DISPLAY

With Moto G 3rd Generation you will have a 5-inch screen with IPD LCD capacitive touchscreen and 720*1280 pixel resolutions. It offers multi-touch and Corning Gorilla Glass 3.

INTERFACE

The smartphone runs on an Android v5.1.1 Lollipop which is upgraded to v6.0 Marshmallow. It is powered by quad-core 1.4GHZ Cortex-a53, Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410 along with Adreno 306.

MEMORY

In terms of memory the phone comes I two variants- one with 1GB RAM and 8GB internal storage and other with 2GB RAM and 16GB storage. Both the variants come with an expandable storage option via a microSD card up to 32GB.

CAMERA

The smartphone comes with a 13-megapixel camera with f/2.0 autofocus, dual-LED flash, panorama, and HDR. The secondary camera comes with 5 megapixels, f/2.2, and auto-HDR.

 CONNECTIVITY

Connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.0, GPS, and microUSB v2.0.

 SENSOR

 It comes with accelerometer and proximity sensors

BATTERY

The MOTO G 3rd Generation packs a non-removable Li-ion 24700 mAh battery.

The device comes with an IPX7 certification- water resistance up to 1 meter and 30 minutes.

moto-g3-gen7. SONY XPERIA Z1

Sony rules the market with water resistance phones.  Though the phone has some issues with the screen and battery capacity which makes it not worth Rs.45000. But with its price dropping to Rs. 17000 is a very appealing option.

Specification

 DISPLAY

 The Sony Xperia Z1 offers a 5-inch screen with TFT capacitive touchscreen and 1080*1920 pixels resolution. It also features multitouch up to 10 fingers and shatterproof glass.

 INTERFACE

The smartphone runs on Android v4 Jelly Bean, with an upgradable option to v5.1 Lollipop. It is powered by quad-core 2.2GHz Krait 400, Qualcomm MSM8974 Snapdragon 800 coupled with Adreno 330.

MEMORY

 The device features a 2GB RAM and inbuilt storage of 16GB with a dedicated micro USB slot for expansion up to 64GB.

 CAMERA

 For the primary camera, the handset offers 20.7 megapixels, f/2.0, 27mm, autofocus, LED flash, panorama, and HDR. And it has a 2 megapixels front snapper. The camera record videos at 1080p@30fps.

CONNECTIVITY

 Connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/as, Bluetooth v4.0, GPS, microUSB.

 SENSORS

 For a sensor, the device offers an accelerometer, gyro, proximity, and compass.

BATTERY

Xperia Z1 packs a non-removable Li-ion battery of 3000mAh.

The smartphone comes to an IP58 certification- dust and waterproof up to 1.5meter and 30 minutes.

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8. NEXUS 6

The smartphone designed by Motorola is another phone which offers a waterproof feature. Nexus was launched last year in October. It is available in online stores at Rs. 20,000.

SPECIFICATIONS

 DISPLAY

With the display of 5.96-inch, the Nexus 6 features  AMOLED capacitive touchscreen and 1440*2560 resolutions. It offers multi-touch and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection.

 INTERFACE

The device runs on Android v5.0 Lollipop which is upgradable to v6.0 Marshmallow. It is powered by quad-core 2.7GHz Krait 450, Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor paired with Adreno 420.

 MEMORY

 The handset offers a 3GB RAM and onboard storage of 32/64 GB.

CAMERA

It has a primary camera of 13 megapixels with f/2.0, autofocus, OIS, dual-LED flash. It has a front camera of 2 megapixels. The video recording capacity is at 2160p@30fps.

 CONNECTIVITY

 Connectivity features include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/as, Bluetooth v4.1,GPS, and NFC

SENSORS

For a sensor, it has an accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, and barometer.

 BATTERY

It comes with a non-removable Li-Po battery of 3220mAh. This offers up to 330 hours of standby and 24 hours of talk time.

WATERPROOF SMARTPHONES9. SONY XPERIA Z5

Released back in 2013, Xperia Z5 is another premium phone by Sony which offers water resistance.

SPECIFICATIONS

 DISPLAY

The smartphone sports a 5.2-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 1080*1920 pixels resolution. It offers multitouch up to 10 fingers and scratch resistance.

INTERFACE

Under the hood, the device is powered by Android v5.1.1 Lollipop, upgraded to v6.0 Marshmallow. It is powered by octa-core, Qualcomm MSM8994 Snapdragon processor paired with Adreno 430.

MEMORY

Xperia Z5 comes with a 3 GB RAM and an internal storage capacity of 32GB which can be expanded up to 256GB via MicroUSB.

CAMERA

It sports a 23 megapixels primary camera with f/2.0, 24 mm, phase detection autofocus and LED flash. For the front camera, it has a 5.1 megapixels camera with f/2.4, 1080p, and HDR.

CONNECTIVITY

Connectivity option includes Wi-Fi 802.11 a.b/g/n/as, Bluetooth v4.1, GPS, NFC, and microUSB v2.0.

SENSORS

Sensors include a fingerprint scanner, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, and barometer.

BATTERY

It packs a non-removal Li-ion battery of 2900mAh. This offers up to 520 hours of standby, talk time of 13 hours and, music play of 87 hours.

It comes with an IP57 certificate- water resistance up to 1 meter and 30 minutes.