What’s worse than dropping your phone on the ground? Dropping it in a puddle. If you live in India, you must have noticed that our country never has a shortage of puddles during the monsoons. If you own an expensive phone, I would recommend buying a good waterproof case. On the other hand, if you are planning to buy a handset, do check out these rain-proof options.
When choosing an element-proof phone, watch out for IP (Ingress Protection) rating. For instance, in an IP58 certified device, the number ‘5’ denotes protection against dust particles, and ‘8’ stands for the phone’s ability to withstand water. Keep it mind that higher the number better the protection.
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
Price: Rs 57,000
The S7 Edge is not only a great waterproof device, but is the best smartphone out there in the market. Samsung’s flagship phone is IP68 certified, which means it is dust-proof and can withstand water immersion up to 1.5 meter for 30 minutes. The Galaxy S7 Edge has a brilliant OLED screen, stunning camera, and sleek design. If budget is not your concern, simply go for this handset.
Xperia Z5 Compact
Price: Rs 39,800
Here’s the waterproof handset from the Japs. The Xperia Z5 Compact is a neat looking phone with IP68 certification. Packing in the Snapdragon 810 chipset, the phone is quite powerful. However, its screen and 23 megapixel camera are not that impressive.
HTC Desire Eye
Price: Rs 27,000
After the ill-fated Butterfly, HTC hasn’t shown much interest in waterproof phones. However, the latest Desire Eye is a quite an impressive phone. With IPX7 rating, you can take it to the pool. However, it does not offer protection against dust particles. The phone has a 5.3-inch Full HD screen, Snapdragon 801 chipset, 2 GB RAM, and 13 megapixel camera on front and back.
Samsung Galaxy S5
Price: Rs 17,000
Now that it is a couple of years old, the Galaxy S5 offers excellent value. The phone has IP67 rating. It sports a brilliant 5.1-inch OLED screen. It is powered by Samsung in-house Exynos 5422 octo-core chipset. It has 2 GB RAM, 16 GB internal storage, 16 megapixel camera, and heart rate sensor.