8 waterproof smartphones you'll want right now

Smartphones are nothing if there is no water coating in it. In this busy generation, while going pool party or bathing people sometimes forget that they have their mobile phones with them. A recent study shows that in Japan, People use their almost at every places whether its bathroom or pool parties. This is because we are so busy on our smartphone that we sometimes forget it.

Water resistant has become most important things in our smartphone because without this our smartphone is nothing. Gone are the days when your phone was only able to handle droplets of water. Now standards have risen such that, if your phone can’t take a dip in a pool, then companies are not able to stand up in the smartphone market. Now the smartphone is coming with IP ratings in it. More IP ratings mean better the smartphone will stand in the water and thus making it a superior phone.

Companies such as P2i and HzO make coatings that go way beyond the military spec for 30 minutes and 3 feet of water — in fact, way back at MWC 2014, we saw a treated handset submerged for an hour and a half.

Gone are the days where it was hard to find an elegant, premium phone that was also waterproof. Sony’s Xperia was the most waterproof phones with midtier specs and clunky looking. Now smartphones with most high-end flagships come with some level of protection against water. Latest Apple iPhones, Samsung, Google and LG all have waterproof handsets that satisfy the IP67 (or higher) standard.

With changing generations and improving technologies waterproofing may soon become an industry standard, and now water-resistant coatings and seals will no exclusive to bulky, rugged phones. Instead, of this, it may soon come down to how much more protected one device is than another with better IP ratings. Now you will able to enjoy and click you selfies and photos of all pool parties and beach parties.

So, here are the 9 waterproof smartphones that can want right now:

1. Apple iPhone X – most advanced and expensive iPhone to date


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With its fancy features an amazing experience, iPhone X is the most expensive smartphone in the iPhone market. Apple’s iPhone, the tenth-anniversary iPhone X is a standout in many ways. Apple iPhone X comes with a 5.80-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1125 pixels by 2436 pixels. This phone is powered by hexacore Apple A11 Bionic processor with 2716mAh non removable battery and it comes with 3GB of RAM. The phone packs 64GB of non-expandable internal storage. Apple iPhone X runs on iOS 11 and measures 143.60 x 70.90 x 7.70 (height x width x thickness) and weigh 174.00 grams.

The Apple iPhone X is a single SIM smartphone that accepts a Nano-SIM and it packs a 12-megapixel primary camera on the rear and a 7-megapixel front shooter for selfies. But all these fancy features come at a high price and with a starting price of $999 in the US, £999 in the UK and AU$1,579 in Australia, it’s the most expensive iPhone yet.

2. Pixel 2 and larger Pixel 2 XL – Both waterproof


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The Pixel 2 also has a bigger brother, the Pixel 2 XL. The Google Pixel 2 XL’s design and display do turn a few heads i.e 6.00-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1440 pixels by 2880 pixels at a pixel of 538 pixels per inch. Pixel 2XL powerful SoC crunches everything thrown at it with ease which includes 1.9GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor and it comes with 4GB of RAM.

Pixel 2XL has pure Android experience which includes Android 8.0.0 and is powered by a 3520mAh non-removable battery. The phone packs 64GB of internal storage that cannot be expanded. The best thing about the Pixel 2 is its superb 12-megapixel camera, which can take great bokeh-like portrait shots using just one lens.

3. Samsung Galaxy S8 Active – it can survive a hard drop

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If you want a premium phone that can endure more than just water, consider the S8 Active. Samsung Galaxy S8+ smartphone was launched in March 2017. The phone comes with a 6.20-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1440 pixels by 2960 pixels at a PPI of 529 pixels per inch. The Samsung Galaxy S8+ is powered by 1.9GHz octa-core Samsung Exynos 8895 processor and it comes with 4GB of RAM.

The phone packs 64GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 256GB. The Samsung Galaxy S8+ packs a 12-megapixel primary camera on the rear and an 8-megapixel front shooter for selfies. The Samsung Galaxy S8+ runs Android 7.0 and is powered by a 3500mAh non-removable battery. Its price is at about $850.

4. LG V30 – LG’s best-looking phone in recent memory

LG V30 is an Android phablet manufactured by LG Electronics and is the best looking LG’s phone in recent memory. The LG V30 features a 6.0-inch P-OLED FullVision Display. Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC, coupled with 4 GB RAM. The V30 has 64 GB of internal storage, while the V30+ has 128 GB, which is expandable via microSD card.

With thin bezels and two rear cameras including a wide-angle lens, the V30 is LG’s most promising phone this season. It is very handful of new video-recording tools, facial and voice recognition and a shortcut Floating Bar tab for your favorite apps and contacts.

5. Motorola Moto X4 – more affordable water-resistant phones

Moto X4 is an Android smartphone developed by Motorola Mobility, a division of Lenovo. Moto X4 has a display of 5.2” FHD with 1080×1920 pixels and a battery capacity of 3000mAh.The X4 has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 system-on-chip, with 3 or 4GB RAM depending on the country. It comes with either 32GB storage in the 3GB RAM version or 64GB storage with the 4GB RAM version. It supports a microSD card of 2TB.

It contains a 12MP combined with an 8MP. The dual camera system allows the camera to use depth effects. The rear camera has a color-corrected-temperature dual LED flash. The front-facing camera is a 16MP with a front-facing LED flash. It also has a 4MP night mode for low light levels. The X4 comes with Android Nougat version 7.1 and can be updated to Oreo. Motorola’s Moto X4 features lots of useful software tools too, such as multiple digital assistants including Amazon Alexa.

5. iPhone 8 and 8 Plus – sensible upgrades to last year’s iPhones

iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are smartphones designed, developed, and marketed by Apple Inc. Apple iPhone 8 and 8 Plus has some major upgrade in their recent version. Here are the few upgrades that happened on iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, they have a new, steel-reinforced glass backing, better cameras with a new image signal processor and sensors and wireless charging.

6. Samsung Galaxy Note 8 – With its big screen and stylus pen

Samsung Galaxy note 8

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Note 8 comes with a 6.30-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1440 pixels by 2960 pixels. The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is powered by 1.7GHz octa-core Samsung Exynos 9 Octa 8895 processor and it comes with 6GB of RAM. The phone packs 64GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 256GB via a microSD card.Tthe Samsung Galaxy Note 8 packs a 12-megapixel primary camera on the rear and an 8-megapixel front shooter for selfies.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 runs Android 7.1.1 and is powered by a 3300mAh non-removable battery. Although it’s pricey it’s the most feature-rich Android phone you can buy and is the ultimate Android phone for now.

7. LG G6 – the more affordable high-end phones

The LG G6 is an Android smartphone developed by LG Electronics. The LG G6 utilizes a metal chassis with a glass backing and is IP68-rated for water and dust-resistance. The G6 features a 1440p FullVision IPS LCD display, with a diagonal size of 5.7 inches. The G6 utilizes the Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 system-on-chip with 4 GB of RAM. It is offered in models with 32 GB and 64 GB of internal storage, expandable via SD card. LG G6 ships with Android 7.0 “Nougat” and LG UX. LG G6 has a capacity of 3,300mAh and wireless charging feature.

8. Sony Xperia XZ Premium – super slow-motion video capture

The Sony Xperia XZ Premium is an Android smartphone manufactured and marketed by Sony. It features a brilliant 4K display, a 19-megapixel camera with smooth, slow-motion video capture and a supercharged Snapdragon 835 processor. It also satisfies IP68 standards, you can splash around the pool with it, and leave it submerged in up to 5 feet (or about 1.5 meters) of water for 30 minutes. Sony Xperia XZ Premium is a great option for you because it has all features in it.

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