Investing in a smartphone that can withstand a little rain or occasional splashes is a complete no-brainer in 2020. A lot of OEMs are now using IP6X certification to make smartphones water and dust resistant, but finding a decent smartphone with proper weather sealing can be a bit tricky. So, to help you out in your search, here’s a list of the best mid-range smartphones that you can use even in the rain. Note that these smartphones are available on Amazon and ranking is based on the listed features.
The Redmi Note 9 is a dual SIM 4G smartphone with a dedicated microSD card slot for storage expansion up to 512GB. It has a 6.53-inch display with a FullHD+ resolution resulting in a pixel density of 395ppi. To make sure your apps and tasks don’t slow down, Redmi has powered it all with a MediaTek Helio G85 chipset, 4GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage. It has a 48MP quad-camera setup at the back and a 13MP punch hole camera at the front that you can use to capture images, videos and slo-mo content. To power all that up, Redmi has included a 5020mAh battery with support for 22.5W fast charging in a splash-proof body that’s 0.9-cm thick and weighs 199 grams so you can carry it around in your pocket easily.
The Vivo V19 has a 32+8MP selfie camera setup that can click some good quality self-portraits in different scenarios. At the back, you get a 48MP+8MP+2MP+2MP quad-camera setup so you don’t leave anything out of the frame. This 6.44-inch device has a Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 2400 x 1080 pixels and an in-display fingerprint sensor to protect your data from intruders. In terms of hardware, Vivo has packed this device with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 712AIE processor, 8GB RAM and 128GB internal storage which can be expanded via the dedicated microSD card slot. The dual SIM 4G smartphone has a 4500mAh battery with 33W fast charging to make sure that you spend less time waiting near the charging point and more time using your smartphone.
Samsung’s Galaxy M lineup is targeted at the mid-range audience. The Samsung Galaxy M51’s 7000mAh battery makes it a compelling choice for people who love doing heavy-duty tasks without worrying about draining out their smartphone’s battery. Even if it runs out of juice, you can charge it quickly using the 25W fast charger that comes with the device. It has a 64MP quad-camera setup at the back and a 32MP front camera for some good quality selfies. Under its hood, you can find a Snapdragon 730G processor with 6GB of RAM and 128GB storage (expandable up to 512GB) so you can enjoy your favourite movies, games and TV shows on the 6.7-inch super AMOLED screen with good details and clarity.
The Samsung Galaxy M31 is a 6.4-inch smartphone with a super AMOLED panel with FullHD+ resolution. It has an Exynos 9611 octa-core processor clocked at 2.3 GHz paired with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB storage that can be expanded up to 512 GB by simply popping in a microSD card in the slot provided. The M31 packs a single 32 megapixel shooter at the front and a 64MP+8MP+5MP+5MP quad-camera setup at its rear to get the best videos and photos possible. All this hardware deserves a powerful battery and that’s where the 6000mAh battery comes into play that can be charged via the 15W USB Type-C fast charger that comes bundled with the device.