Best water-resistant smartphones

By Ashwin Nair | Published on 10 Jun 2020
Best water-resistant smartphones
Best water-resistant smartphones

If you’re a biker who likes to go on long rides where you need GPS at all times or simply an adventurer who needs to have a phone that can bear odd weather conditions. Having a premium smartphone with waterproofing should help you with this. Moreover, if you like clicking those cool underwater pictures, it should come in handy for that as well. Here are four of the best water-resistant smartphones that you can get on Amazon. Note that these products have been selected based on their listed features.

Apple iPhone 11

The Apple iPhone 11 is a premium smartphone with a 6.1-inch Liquid Retina HD LCD display, which should deliver a visual output with bright and vivid colours. With an IP68 rating, the smartphone is both water and dust-proof. According to the company, you should be able to use the smartphone underwater up to the depth of two metres for 30 minutes at a time. Feel free to click cool underwater shots during your pool parties with the help of 12MP dual rear camera and 12MP TrueDepth front-facing camera. Furthermore, you can click pictures in Portrait and Night modes and shoot 4K videos at 60fps with both rear and front cameras. The smartphone runs on an A13 Bionic chip with third-generation Neural Engine, which should give you smooth user experience. Finally, it comes with fast-charging capabilities as well.

Apple iPhone XR

The Apple iPhone XR comes with an IP67 rating, which should give you the assurance that it is both water and dust-proof. Thanks to this, your smartphone is not only safe from sudden water splashes or rain but also enables you to indulge in underwater photography and videography. You should be able to use the smartphone underwater up to a maximum depth of one meter for 30 minutes, as per company claims. The smartphone comes with a 12MP camera with OIS (Optical Image Stabilisation) at the back and 7MP TrueDepth front-facing camera. Thanks to features like Portrait mode and Portrait Lighting, you should be able to take beautiful Instagram-worthy portrait pictures. Furthermore, it runs on an A12 Bionic chip with the next-generation Neural Engine. Finally, it supports wireless charging and is compatible with most Qi chargers.  

Samsung Galaxy S20+

The Galaxy S20+ is a premium smartphone from Samsung that comes with an IP68 rating, which means it is both dust and water-proof. The rating certifies that you should be able to use the smartphone underwater up to a depth of 1.5 meters for 30 minutes without causing any damage to it. It has a 6.7-inch Infinity-O Display with a 10MP punch-hole front camera. The display has a pixel resolution of 3200x1440 with a high pixel density of 525ppi and has an aspect ratio of 20:9, which should give you one of the best viewing experiences in a smartphone from this segment.  In the camera department, it has a quad-camera setup with a 64MP primary camera with which you can click beautiful underwater shots. With this smartphone, you get 128GB of internal memory and an 8GB RAM, allowing you to store and use even the heavy apps smoothly. Lastly, it has a big 4500mAh battery, which should be good enough to give you a day’s life under optimal use, as claimed by the brand.


Here is a premium smartphone from LG that with a unique feature that lets you turn it into a dual-screen phone.  You just need to attach an additional accessory to double up your screen. With this, you no longer have to worry about moving between two apps as you can use them both simultaneously with this smartphone. You can use this additional screen as a gamepad so that you can view the game on the big screen without being distracted by control buttons. The smartphone itself has an IP68 rating, making it both dust and water-proof. It has a 6.4-inch OLED FHD display, which should be able to deliver good quality visuals. At the back, it has a dual-camera system with 12MP and 13MP cameras and has a 32MP camera in the front. With this smartphone at your disposal, you can click beautiful self-portraits.

Ashwin Nair

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