Technology: Smartphones that can handle the rain, a dunk in the bath, or a tumble into a puddle aren’t the rarity they once were, and we’re not only talking about underpowered, basic phones covered in chunky rubber either. It’s entirely possible to buy a good-looking, capable mid-range phone, and even an amazing flagship smartphone which isn’t afraid of the wet stuff, too.
Samsung Galaxy S7
Samsung Galaxy S7 is the South Korean tech giant’s latest flagship smartphone. The firm launched the handset this year during the MWC 2016 conference. Samsung with its Galaxy S7 smartphones brought back the waterproof feature and microSD card expansion, both of which are missing in the Galaxy S6 handsets. The smartphone can be currently purchased at around Rs 48,900.
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
The Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge was launched along with the Samsung Galaxy S7. The dual-curve display featuring handset also comes with IP68 certification that saves it from water for 30 minutes up to 1.5 metre depth. The handset can be purchased at around Rs 58,900.
Moto X Play
Moto X Play was launched by Motorola back in September at Rs 18,499. The waterproof smartphone features a water repellent nano-coating that can save during splashes and from water spills.
Moto X Style
The Moto X Style was also launched alongside the Moto X Play. The smartphone packs slightly more powerful innards and can be purchased for around Rs 26,999 for 16GB storage variant. Like the Moto X Play, the Moto X Style too features a water-repellent nano-coating and is IP52 certified.
Sony Xperia Z5
Sony Xperia Z5 is another premium smartphone from the Japanese tech firm that is water resistant. The handset was launched parallel to Xperia Z5, Xperia Z5 Compact and Xperia Z5 Premium. The smartphone is priced at Rs 52,990.
Sony Xperia M4 Aqua
Sony Xperia M4 Aqua was launched in May last year at a price tag of Rs 24,990. As the name suggests, the Xperia M4 Aqua is also waterproof and dust-tight. The handset is IP65/68 certified and can resist water for up to 10 minutes in 1.5 meters.
HTC Desire Eye
HTC Desire Eye was launched in October last year in India. The water-proof selfie smartphone is priced at Rs 35,990 and is IPx7 rated. The smartphone’s key highlight is the 13MP front-facing camera.
The Nexus 6 smartphone made by Motorola is another smartphone with water-resistant build. The handset was launched last year in October. It can be purchased for around Rs 20,000 via online retailers.
Sony Xperia Z3+
The Sony Xperia Z3+ was introduced back in May last year. The handset is IP65 and IP68 certified, which makes it water and dust-proof. It can be purchased from etailer websites at Rs 24,990.