6 Best Water Resistant Android Phones
Water resistance is one of the most seen trend in smartphone market today. People take their phones everywhere they go and they need to ensure their phones remain safe even if it accidentally falls in a pool. Here is the list of top and best water resistant Android phones for this month.
Here is a quick explanation of what determines dust or water resistant level in phones. This is checked in IP68 levels in which UIP stands of Ingres Protection and it is a standard created by IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission). The number “6” stands for the level of dust resistance. This standard can be seen in most of the smartphones you find and it means complete protection against dust.
The next number that follows shows the level of water resistance. The numbers are either “7” or “8”, 7 stands for entry of water in harmful quantity of 1m of submersion in which the device is completely immersed in water and the number 8 stands for the same with 1.5m of submersion.
These phones listed are water resistant and not water proof. Both carriers and manufactures advertise the usage of the phones underwater. However, if your smartphone gets into any water damage, then your warranty will be void and you will held liable for the damage. So here are the top 5 best water resistant Android phones available today.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8
This is the most expensive smartphone available today and it tops the list of best water resistant Android phones. Samsung is known for working and spending more on the getting high IP ratings for their devices so their customers can take it to any place they go. This trend is followed in this new Note 8. It has the ratings of IP68.
What really makes the Note 8 special is the Stylus S Pen. This pen helps to capture specific sections of displays, take handwritten notes, and more around the interface easily without having to use fingers.
This is also the company’s first flagship to have the dual cameras at the rear side. The secondary telephoto lens in the phone is to capture depth bokeh effects. This mainly works with the combination of the phones 6.3 inch Super AMOLED display, Snapdragon 835 CPU Processor and 6GB of RAM
There are 7 outlets you can buy the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 with prices starting at $930
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Next on our list is the LG G6 which also comes with high water resistant levels of IP68. The main reason to buy this phone is its price factor. Its current price is half the price of Samsung Galaxy Note 8. Unlike the earlier LG G5, this phone comes with a new FullVision “bezel-less” display and the finest looking all glass design.
Although, those are the main advantages and additions to the new phone from LG, it still has a lot more identical to its predecessors. It also dual rear camera with a 125 degree wide angle lens, skinned version of Android, fingerprint sensor placed below the camera array, etc. The only negative aspect of this fine LG G5 phone is its Qualcomm 821 processor.
Here is a list of outlets you can buy this phone with prices starting at $450
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Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+
Many would feel the Note 8 is too expensive or too big, if that’s your case then you must check these two phones, Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+. These two phones have a lot of similarities with the Note 8 but without the dual rear camera and with lesser 2 GB RAM.
These two devices are also IP68 water resistant standard level. One of the main advantage of the phone is its ability to use underwater to take photos and videos.
Buy these two phones from any of these outlets for prices starting at $700
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It was in August, LG V30 – LG’s second flagship smartphone was unveiled. This phone has all the specifications of G6 with better and advanced performance due to its 32-bit Quad DAV, 16mp camera with f 1.6 aperture and very high sensitivity microphones.
This phone is yet not available in outlets for purchase. However when it hits the outlets it will have IP68 water resistant standard rating. Due to its high water resistant rating it is in this list of best water resistant android phones.
Samsung Galaxy S8 Active
We know Samsung is the leader in manufacturing dust and water resistance. Its most durable and protected devices over the years have been the “Active line” which is mostly available with the combination of AT&T. Samsung has released this year the S8 Active with the same specifications as the other two S8 and S8+ phones.
The main difference between the two S8 models and S8 Active is the later is made with build materials like rubber bumpers. In fact this phone has got MIL-STD rating, which means US Military Standard rating. This means the phone can withstand not just dust and water but extreme weather conditions as well.
The second main difference between them is also the entire flat display on the Active version which is normally the curved glass on the S8 and S8+.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 Active is available in these outlets and prices start at $850
- Samsung (AT&T)
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HTC is known for making the finest premium smartphones completely made of metal but this time around the new design comes with complete all glass backing that has highly reflective color schemes. This is the best HTC phone for this year.
Similar to the other flagships released this year, the HTC U11 comes with 4GB of RAM, Snapdragon 835 processor and finest camera. It also comes with a squeezable frame which is an input method to launch apps or other functions.
All the devices we checked here were IP68 but the HTC U11 is only IP67 rated. But, its included in this list because it is enough to withstand extreme water and dust conditions.
This phone is available in these outlets with starting prices from $650
- Best Buy (Sprint)
These are the best water resistant Android phones that are available today that is highly water and dust resistant.
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