Waterproof Smartphones 2016: What Are Best ‘Waterproof’ Smartphones available right now?

By Ajay Kadkol - 25 May '16 15:55PM

Smartphones? Under water? Really? Seems like some manufacturers went the extra steps ahead to fulfill the same. Who says smartphones need to kept away from water while there are number of smartphones available in the market forvarious price segments which also can withstand rain or a careless fall in the puddle? Samsung, Motorola, LG, Sony and some other smartphone companies to have handsets in the market that are IPxx-certified, meaning they can resist water from moving inside up to a particular depth.So, if you are one of those who have spilled water on your smartphones previously and regretted, here are two of the best feature-rich handsets you can choose from during your next smartphone purchase.

Samsung Galaxy S7 is the South Korean tech giant's latest flagship smartphone which boats a fantastic display. The firm launched the handset this year during the MWC 2016 conference which happened in Barcelona, Spain. Samsung with its Galaxy S7 smartphones brought back the waterproof feature and the much-needed microSD card expansion slots which users desperately craved for, both of which were missing in the Galaxy S6 handsets. The smartphone can be currently purchased at around 799$.The Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge was launched along with the Samsung Galaxy S7. The dual-curve display featuring handset also comes with IP68 certification that saves it from water for 30 minutes up to 1.5 metre depth. The handset can be purchased at around 949$.

One more in the lost, is Moto X Style, the current budget beast from Moto by Lenovo and 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.The Moto X Style was also launched alongside the Moto X Play. The smartphone packs slightly more powerful specifications than the X Play and can be purchased for around 399$ for its 16GB storage variant. Like the Moto X Play, the Moto X Style too features a water-repellent nano-coating and is IP52 certified.

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