The Best Waterproof Phones of 2017

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Samsung’s much talked about smartphone Galaxy S8 is the latest high-end smartphone to feature water and dust resistance. However, this is not the only phone that will not be turned into useless if accidentally submerged in water. Except for Samsung and Apple, there are many other smartphone manufacturers who are launching waterproof phones with IP67 and IP68 ratings.

The time has gone when water resistant covering and seals were limited to bulky rugged mobile phones. With more companies offering water resistance phones, waterproofing seems becoming an industry standard. The days are not far when we will able to go to the beaches, pool parties, and water parks without fearing for our smartphones or wrapping them in plastic bags.

Best Waterproof Phones of the Year

If you are persistent to drop your phone in water, this post is for you. We have rounded up here a list of best waterproof phones of 2017 that worth to buy.

#1.Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus

When Samsung announced that its latest flagship phones are water and dust resistant, it did not surprise anyone. The company has been launching smartphones with IP68 ratings from a couple of years. Its previous Galaxy S7 series was water-friendly as well. Apart from being the water-resistant smartphone, the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus feature a whopping number of advanced features. From the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chip to digital voice assistant Bixby, there is much more stuff that makes it the best smartphone of 2017 so far.

Specifications of Galaxy S8

  • 5.8-inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 2960 x 1440 pixels
  • Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (available only in the US) or Octa-core Samsung Exynos 8895 processor (available in European, Asian and other countries)
  • 4GB of RAM
  • 64GB of primary storage, microSD expansion up to 256 GB
  • 12 MP back camera, 8 MP front camera
  • Android 7.0 Nougat
  • Non-removable 3,000 mAh battery

Specifications of Galaxy S8 Plus

  • 6.2-inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 2960 x 1440
  • Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (available only in the US) or Octa-core Samsung Exynos 8895 processor (available in European, Asian and other countries)
  • 4 GB of RAM
  • 64 GB of primary storage, microSD expansion up to 256 GB
  • 12 MP back camera, 8 MP front camera
  • Android 7.0 Nougat
  • Non-removable 3,000 mAh battery

#2.LG G6

LG G6 is another finest smartphone to feature water resistance. It comes with a 5.7-inch display, two rear cameras, Google Assistant and 3300 mAh battery with wireless charging. Here are the specifications of the phone.

Specifications of LG G6

  • 5.7-inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 2880 x 1440 pixels
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor
  • 4 GB of RAM
  • 32 or 64 GB of primary storage, microSD expansion up to 256 GB
  • Dual 13 MP back cameras, 5 MP front camera
  • Android 7.0 Nougat
  • Non-removable 3,300 mAh battery

#3.iPhone 7 and 7 Plus

Satisfying the IP67 rating, iPhone 7 and 7 Plus can survive 3-foot or 1-meter dip underwater. The iPhone 7s feature iOS 10, two rear cameras, stereo speakers and a new jet black color option. Below are the specs of these two waterproof phones.

Specifications of iPhone 7

  • 4.7-inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 750 x 1334 pixels
  • Apple A10 Fusion processor
  • 2 GB of RAM
  • 32/128/256 GB of primary storage, no card slot
  • 12 MP back camera, 7 MP front camera
  • iOS 10.0.1 up to iOS 10.3
  • Non-removable 1960 mAh battery

Specifications of iPhone 7 Plus

  • 5.5-inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Apple A10 Fusion processor
  • 3 GB of RAM
  • 32/128/256 GB of primary storage, no card slot
  • Dual 12 MP back cameras, 7 MP front camera
  • iOS 10.0.1 up to iOS 10.3
  • Non-removable 2,900 mAh battery

#4.Sony Xperia XZ

Sony Xperia XZ satisfies IP68 standards and can take a dip in up to 5 feet or 1.5-meter water for 30 minutes. The latest smartphone from Sony’s X series features an incredible camera of 23 megapixels and Snapdragon 820 processor.

Specifications of Sony Xperia XZ

  • 5.2-inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor
  • 3 GB of RAM
  • 32/64 GB of primary storage, microSD expansion up to 256 GB
  • 23MP back camera, 13MP front camera
  • Android 7.0 Nougat
  • Non-removable 2,900 mAh battery

#5.Motorola Moto G4 and G4 Plus

Unlike the latest Moto G5, last year’s Motorola Moto G4 and G4 Plus can take a dive in water without any problem. Both G4 waterproof phones feature a 5.5-inch display, the octa-core processor, and non-removable 3,000 mAh battery.

Specifications of Moto G4

  • 5.5-inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 processor
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 16/32 GB of primary storage, microSD expansion up to 256 GB
  • 13MP back camera, 5MP front camera
  • Android 7.0 Nougat
  • Non-removable 3,000 mAh battery

Specifications of Motorola Moto G4 Plus

  • 5.5-inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 processor
  • 2/3/4 GB of RAM
  • 16/32/64GB of primary storage, microSD expansion up to 256 GB
  • 16MP back camera, 5MP front camera
  • Android 7.0 Nougat
  • Non-removable 3,000 mAh battery

We hope that you would have enjoyed our picks of best waterproof phones of the year. We would love to hear your experience with water-friendly phones as well.

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