We all dread to think of those moments when we could drop our phone in the bath, in the toilet or in a bowl of soup. When you buy a phone with money raised in a few months, you shiver at the thought of your beloved gadget going through something like this. You have probably asked yourself more than one why manufacturers do not make phones that better withstand contact with concrete or water.
On the market there are quite a few gadgets that can handle difficult conditions. Therefore we decided to make a list of the most interesting waterproof phones.
1. Sony Xperia Z1
Sony Xperia Z1 is a smartphone with top technical features which focuses on camera performance through compatibility with two objectives.
Xperia Z1 maintains both the OmniBalance design as well as the glass on the front and back. But there is a subtle and effective improvement: the frame is no longer plastic, but aluminum, which contributes to the premium look of the terminal.
- Triluminos screen 5″Full HD
- Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset 800
- quad-core 2.2 GHz Krait 400
- Adreno 330 graphics
- Memory 2 GB RAM
- 16 GB internal memory
- Android OS 4.2.2 Jellybean
2. Samsung Galaxy S4 Active
At first glance, Samsung seems to have retained the distinctive features of the standard Galaxy S4, but there are some differences.
The most important change is the water and dust resistant housing. The P67 certification ensures that the smartphone is fully insulated and can be submerged in water up to 1m for 30 minutes. Samsung has equipped S4 Active with a waterproof audio jack, to prevent any accidents when used in high humidity environments.
- Quad-Core processor clocked at 1.9 GHz
- 5-inch screen Full HD
- 2 GB RAM and 16 GB internal storage;
- 8 MP main camera and 2MP front
- 2600 mAh battery
- IP67 certified enclosure
- Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2
3. Sony Xperia Z
Sony almost never enjoyed major popularity among smartphone users with top performance, this honor usually belonging to Apple, Samsung and HTC.
With the Sony Xperia Z launched in January at CES 2013, the Japanese manufacturer is trying to gain the trust of users via a smartphone that stands out in terms of design and some other interesting options.
4. HTC Butterfly
A smartphone with large display and Full HD resolution. The new model, called the IT press a phablet because of the dimensions close to those of a tablet is similar to the HTC Droid DNA released exclusively for the U.S. operator Verizon.
The super LCD3 5 inch screen has a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels and a 441 ppi amazing density (pixel per inch). The display has a high resistance to scratching and is made with Corning Gorilla Glass 2 technology.
- Dimensions: 143 x 70.5 x 9.08 mm
- Weight: 140 g
- Display: 5 inch Super LCD3
- Resolution: fulll-HD 1920 x 1080 pixels
- Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 2
- RAM: 2 GB
- Storage space: 16 GB
- MicroSD up to 32 GB
- Processor: 1.5 GHz quad-core
- Chip: Qualcomm S4
- Network: HSPA / WCDMA: 850/2100 MHz
- GSM / GPRS / EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
- GPS: Assisted GPS, GLONASS, Digital Compass
- Sensors: gyrometer, accelerometer, proximity, ambient light
- Connectivity: DLNA, Bluetooth 4.0 with aptX
- Wi-Fi: IEEE 802.11 a / b / g / n
- Ports: 3.5 mm audio jack
- Micro-USB 2.0 (5-pin) with MHL (USB / HDMI)
- Audio: Beats Audio
- Camera: 8 MP, autofocus, LED flash, BSI sensor, F2.0, 28mm
- Video: 1080p recording
- Front Camera: 2.1 MP, Video: 1080p
- Battery: Li-Po 2020 mAh
5. Sony Xperia ZR
Sony Xperia ZR is the latest model produced by Sony for those who want to use the smartphone in extreme conditions. Sony pleasantly surprised at CES with the launch of Xperia Z and ZL, top mobile phones with a unique design and some interesting specifications, including dust and water resistance. With Xperia ZR, Sony takes the concept further wishing to offer a smartphone very durable, adaptable and able to shoot Full HD underwater.
Sony Xperia ZR could be placed between top models Xperia Z / ZL and mid-range Xperia SP version, except that the new smartphone aims to cover a niche of devices capable of operating underwater. This detail could make it a good option for adventurous users or for those who don’t want to be concerned about a possible accident that could result in damage to a phone dropped in water.
6. Sony Xperia Z Ultra
If at the beginning the 5-inch screen seemed to become standard, we now have models already approaching or passing the 6 inch barrier. Xperia Z Ultra comes with Full HD 6.4 inch screen, being the first phone to borrow the Triluminos technology from Sony Bravia TV range.
Also, Z Ultra is the first smartphone with the new Qualcomm Snapdragon platform 800, which includes a quad-core processor at 2.2 GHz
7. Motorola Defy +
Yes, Motorola Defy + is resistant to water, sand, dust, vibration and drops and users don’t have to dodge all these “dangers”. It is actually the terminal ideal for any type of user – it can be your first smartphone, your first Android smartphone, or it may be the new smartphone to those who want to change their older model.
8. Lenovo A660
Lenovo A660 dual sim is the first underwater waterproof dual sim phone in LENOVO range. It benefits from a MediaTek MTK6577 1.2Ghz dual core processor that allows taking calls from SIM2 when you surf the internet on SIM1.
9. Samsung Rugby Smart
Through smoke and thousand bayonets goes smoothly Samsung Rugby Smart, a phone that is not only durable, but has a healthy battery with a range of up to 8 hours of talk time and up to 16 days standby. Besides being a water and dust resistant device, it can handle shocks and extreme temperatures.
Rugby Smart has a Super AMOLED capacitive display of 3.7 inches with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. The phone is equipped with 512 MB RAM and a 4GB ROM, expandable card up to 32 GB via microSD slot. The device weighs 119 grams.
The smartphone comes with a camera having a resolution of 5 MP (2592 x 1944 pixels) with autofocus, LED flash and 720p video recording, and a front camera with a resolution of 1.3 megapixels. It has 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and microUSB 2.0.
10. Panasonic Eluga
If you are planning a vacation in the Bahamas, where are you going to do scuba diving, do not forget to put in the bag the Panasonic Eluga phone. The smartphone is designed to withstand a half hour under water to a depth of one meter and is doing well in dusty conditions.
The Japanese phone has a capacitive OLED display of 4.3 inch QHD 960 x 540 pixels, weighs only 103 grams and is very thin: only 7.8 mm. Panasonic Eluga is equipped with a dual-core 1 GHz, 8 MP camera with autofocus, image stabilization and digital zoom of 6.74 x. The phone has 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1, NFC (Near-Field Communication), GPS, microUSB and 3.5mm audio jack.