Recently, there have been many waterproof handsets available in the market from top manufacturers. If you are prone to being butterfingered or if you have a summer full of fun water events planned, here are some of the top waterproof and rugged phones available today. Apart from their waterproof features, these phones also offer high-end specifications and are quite affordable.
Samsung Galaxy S4 Active
It is an Android flagship phone with waterproofing features. It has an 8 MP camera and can also upload HD videos at 1080p. The Aqua Mode allows underwater photography using the Volume up button to click pictures and record videos of your underwater experiences.
Sony Xperia Z
It has a stunning design and comes with flagship specifications. It led the trend in waterproofing, by showing that a waterproof and rugged design can be combined with sophisticated hardware specs. It is both dustproof and waterproof with a 13 MP camera. The memory card slot is removable, so you can take any number of videos and photographs.
The design is rugged but the form is compact and fits easily in your pocket or your purse. The Torque offers waterproof and sturdy features; so even if you are clumsy and keep dropping your phone, it should be able to survive. It does not have an earpiece speaker, so this improves the water-sealing feature.
Casio G Zone Commando
The phone comes in a rugged and waterproof design. Though the specifications are not very high end, you get a good design that stands up well to drops as well as spills and even dunking in water. The design is a bit futuristic and masculine and it is targeted at those who have an outdoor type of personality. It comes with an 8 MP camera and can take the maximum beating on your next water adventure.
The iPhone is not waterproof or rugged out of the box. But it can be paired with the Incipio Atlas case or the Lifeproof Fre case to make it waterproof. You can submerge it in water and use the 8 MP camera for capturing videos or still photographs. The case will, however, cost an additional $100. The glass screen protector offers an experience similar to using the capacitive touch screen directly.
Xperia Z2 is able to comply with the waterproofing standards of IP55 and IP58. It offers dust protection and water protection. The hardware is specially sealed. However, you have to ensure that all the port covers are closed. Moreover, the touch screen might not work that well when used under water, but it is still better than many others in the competition. It comes with a 20.7 MP camera.
Samsung Galaxy S5
The phone can survive being dipped in water of up to one meter for a period of thirty minutes. In addition, dust particles cannot enter the device. However, you need to ensure that the plastic flap covering the USB port is closed and that the cover is in place.
Kyocera Hydro Xtrmh
The Hydro XTrmh gets a high IP57 certification for dust proof and waterproof features. It is also very sturdy and capable of withstanding shocks as well as drops, having a military standard for such shocks. It is a very rugged device with a dual core processor and a 4-inch screen.
The Moto G comes with a water resistant feature using nano coating. It can deal very effectively with a dunking in water. Though there is no IP rating for the device, it will surely be able to survive any accidental spills.
HTC One M8
Though the phone is not promoted for its ability to cope with dampness, it has an IPX3 level rating. This means that the device has protection for water sprayed on it. However, this works only at certain angles and for a certain pressure. This means that it is surely waterproof enough for getting wet in the rain. However, you cannot drop it in your bath.
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