Waterproof smartphones are becoming more and more popular, and in a world where people want to take their smartphones anywhere and everywhere, they are becoming more important. There are many manufacturers out there that market their phones as waterproof, but they often have a varying range of quality. Which ones are the best? Well, strap on your snorkel and floaties, because today TechVise is bringing you the five best waterproof phones available right now.
Sony Xperia Z5
Big surprise, the Xperia series is still number one on this list. The Xperia Z5 holds true to the family name and is easily the best waterproof smartphone on the market. It rocks an amazing 23 MP camera (capable of shooting in 4K), a powerful Snapdragon 810 processor, and probably the sleekest design of the series. If you are looking for an absolute premium smartphone, it doesn’t get much better than the Xperia Z5. If this model isn’t quite to your taste though, you can go up with the Z5 Premium or simpler with the Z5 Compact.
Samsung Galaxy S6 Active
Here’s another contender that should be obvious. The Samsung Galaxy S5 Active was one of the most durable phones around, and the S6 Active lives up to the name. It has all the bells and whistles as the regular Samsung Galaxy S6, but it has a ramped up battery and is way more durable. For those seeking a phone that is meant to be taken outside, well, it’s all in the name for the S6 Active.
The Sonim XP7 may not be the best-looking phone out there nor is it housing the best specs, but it is one of the best waterproof phones around. It has one of the most impressive resistance ratings at IP68, which means it can survive in 2 metres of water for 30 minutes. That’s beyond impressive. If you are looking for a phone that will get you through anything and everything, the Sonim XP7 is for you.
HTC DESIRE EYE
The HTC Desire Eye is most known for its whopping 13 MP front-facing camera, making it the ultimate selfie phone. But, it is also the first waterproof HTC phone, and it’s pretty high. Couple the water resistance and great camera with a solid display and great specs, and you have the ultimate phone to go swimming with, just snap a few pics while you do so.
The Kyocera Brigadier put simply, is probably one of the most durable phones ever created. What separates it from other phones, you ask? Well, the only thing tougher than Kyocera’s Sapphire Shield Display is diamonds. Literally. Kyocera synthetically creates sapphire crystals to make this display. That’s tough to beat. Couple that with guaranteed water and dust resistance, and you have the strongest phone around. The Kyocera Brigadier is even sponsored by expert survivalist Baer Grylls (best known for his television series Man vs. Wild). That should be all the convincing you need.
For all you iPhone fans out there, you’ll be happy to know that the iPhone 6s and 6S Plus have remarkable water-resistance ratings. Similarly, the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge are very nifty and shouldn’t be forgotten. They are not anything like the ones on this list, but if you must have the latest from Apple or Samsung you can rest easy knowing it’ll survive a quick dip in the bath tub.
That’s our list of the best waterproof smartphones. What do you think? Do you know of a phone that should have made the list? Let us know in the comments!