Best Waterproof Phones in India

Like all gadgets, modern-day smartphones are very much prone to liquid damage, unless they’re waterproof. There are a lot of new devices available in the market offering water resistance and some are completely waterproof. So, if you are a little clumsy or would like to use your phone in the bathroom or in the swimming pool for that matter, here are the best waterproof mobiles to buy in India. Devices from this list of the best waterproof mobile phones will also help you take that epic running selfie that you always wanted. Although the prices of the products mentioned in the list of best waterproof phones in India given below have been updated as of 8th Mar 2021, the list of latest waterproof smartphones itself may have changed since it was last published due to the launch of new products in the market since then. So find below the list of best water resistant phones in India right now.
1.

GALAXY S21 ULTRA

The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra brings is a flagship phone, and as such, it features specs to match. It gets a 6.8-inch QHD+ AMOLED panel which features a 3200x1440 resolution and a pixel density of 551ppi. The display also offers an Adaptive 120Hz refresh rate for improving the experience while playing games. It is an Infinity-O display that also features a punch-hole cut-out for the single front camera and is HDR10+ certified. The screen also has an ultrasonic in-display fingerprint sensor. Under the hood, the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra features the Exynos 2100 chipset which has been paired with 12GB RAM and 256GB of storage. The Galaxy S21 Ultra comes with a 108MP primary camera sensor with Phase Detection Auto Focus and optical image stabilisation (OIS). This is paired by a 12MP (F/2.2) ultra-wide-angle sensor with dual-pixel autofocus, and a 120-degree field of view. The phone is powered by a big 5,000mAh battery with support for 25W wired fast charging, 15W wireless charging and 4.5W reverse charging. Over and above all this, it also has support for waterproofing as it comes with an IP68 certifications.

Specifications
Screen Size:6.8" (1440 x 3220)
Camera:108 + 12 + 10 + 10 | 40 MP
RAM:12 GB
Battery:5000 mAh
Operating system:Android
Soc:Samsung Exynos 2100
Processor:Octa-core
Available ₹ 105999
2.

SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE 20 ULTRA

The Note 20 Ultra brings with it a 6.9-inch Dynamic AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate and a resolution of 3088x1440 pixels. This display is not only big but also looks great because of its high pixel density and good dynamic contrast. The body is rated to keep water and dust out with its IP68 certification. Note 20 Ultra features a 108-megapixel main camera sat next to a 12-megapixel ultra-wide camera, and a 12-megapixel telephoto camera that supports 5x true optical zoom. The Galaxy Note 20 Ultra also comes with a 4,500 mAh pack for long-lasting battery life. The Note 20 Ultra also gets the S Pen support with five new gestures. The S-Pen on the phone also supports reduced latency which is down to 9ms -- from 42ms on the previous version of the S Pen. This makes the S Pen feel more. The phone brings with it 12GB RAM and plenty of storage to ensure that it runs without any flaws.

Specifications
Screen Size:6.9" (1440 x 3200)
Camera:108 + 13 + 12 | 40 MP
RAM:12 GB
Battery:4500 mAh
Operating system:Android
Soc:Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865
Processor:Octa-core
Out of Stock ₹ 95000
Available ₹ 104999
3.

APPLE IPHONE 12 PRO MAX

Apple's iPhone 12 Pro Max is arguably Apple's most premium phone to date, and one of the major reasons to like it is the fact that it’s also waterproof. The phone has a massive display and add to that the fastest processor and best camera, and you have a beast of a phone. In terms of specifications, the iPhone 12 Pro Max features a big 6.7-inch OLED display. Under the hood, it is powered by the company's new A14 Bionic chipset which promises improved overall performance and faster machine learning with its next-generation Neural Engine. The A14 Bionic adds impressive gains to the iPhone 12 Pro Max when compared to the performance of iPhone 11 series. The chipset helps ensure that the new iPhone offers better performance per core for single as well as multi-threaded applications. The iPhone 12 Pro Max gets a better triple camera set-up with 12-megapixel F1.6 primary camera, a 12-megapixel telephoto camera, and a 12-megapixel ultrawide camera along with a LiDAR sensor. The iPhone 12 Pro Max also gets some extra features to improve photography performance on the device.

Specifications
Screen Size:6.7" (1242 x 2688)
Camera:12 + 12 + 12 + TOF 3D | 12 MP
RAM:6 GB
Battery:NA
Operating system:IOS
Soc:Apple A14 Bionic
Processor:Hexa-core
Price:₹119900
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4.

ONEPLUS 8 PRO

The OnePlus 8 Pro is the company's most premium phone to date. It offers powerful hardware, big display and impressive cameras. There’s also IP68 rating to ensure the phone is waterproof. Of the three, the cameras are arguably its biggest selling point as the phone gets a primary 48MP Sony IMX689 lens sat next to another 48MP ultra-wide lens which boasts of a 120-degree field of view. The third lens is an 8MP telephoto one with a 5MP colour filter lens. For selfies, there's a Sony 16MP lens. Under the hood, it uses the Snapdragon 865 SoC which the company has paired with up to 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage depending on your model and variant of choice. However, the biggest highlight of the device is the big Fluid AMOLED panel that's 6.78-inches in size and can churn up to QHD+ resolutions at 120Hz. The panel is also rated for a pixel density of 513ppi and an aspect ratio of 19.8:9. There's also support for vivid HDR10+ support for improving visual experience while watching movies and playing games.

Pros

  • Slick 120Hz QHD+ display
  • 48MP utlrawide camera is the best in this segment.
  • Sustained and stable gaming performance.

Cons

  • UI freezes randomly.
  • Dark Mode sometimes inverts colours.
  • Excessive blue tint in photos.
Specifications
Screen Size:6.78" (3168 x 1440)
Camera:48 + 8 + 48 + 5 | 16 MP
RAM:8 GB
Battery:4510 mAh
Operating system:Android
Soc:Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 865
Processor:Octa-core
Available ₹ 48999
Available ₹ 54499
5.

XIAOMI MI 10

Xiaomi Mi 10 comes with a premium finish that is complemented by an aluminium chassis. The phone measures 9 millimetres at its thickest point and weighs 208 grams. It features a 6.67-inch Full HD+ (2340 x 1080 pixels) resolution display that uses a Super AMOLED panel topped with Gorilla Glass 5. The screen supports 90Hz high refresh rate that ensures a smooth experience and is certified for HDR10+ playback. It has a punch-hole cutout in the top-left corner for the selfie camera that gives the display a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. The display is also home to an optical fingerprint reader. The Mi 10 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chipset with 5G support and an octa-core CPU that is paired with Adreno 650 GPU, 8GB RAM and upto 256GB UFS 3.0 storage options to choose from. It runs on the latest version of MIUI 11 which is based on Android 10. The Mi 10 is fitted with a 4,780mAh battery that supports 30W fast charging, both wired and wireless. It also supports 5W reverse wireless charging out-of-the-box. For weterproofing, the phone does not offer an IP rating. However, it does offer a P2i rating to offer some level of security against water and dust.

Pros

  • Sharp and detailed photos
  • Stellar gaming performance
  • Bright, vibrant display
  • Day-long battery life

Cons

  • Bloatware and spam notifications
  • Boosted colours in binned images
  • 108MP photos have a smaller plane of focus
Specifications
Screen Size:6.67" (1080 x 2340)
Camera:108 + 13 + 2 + 2 | 20 MP
RAM:8 GB
Battery:4780 mAh
Operating system:Android
Soc:Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865
Processor:Octa-core
Available ₹ 44999
6.

OPPO FIND X2

The Oppo Find X2 features a large 6.7-inch QHD+ OLED display which is good for movie buffs and gamers as the large screen allows users to enjoy a big-screen experience. The QHD+ resolution, along with accurate colour representation ensures that users get crisp-looking visuals. The Oppo Find X2 is backed by the powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chipset, and 12 GB of RAM and 256GB of storage to ensure that any task you throw at this device is done with ease. In addition, the phone supports SA/NSA dual-mode networks for 5G and global roaming, which makes it amongst the best future-ready device in the market right now. With 5G optimized technology and a flagship-class processor, the Find X2 makes for a great performer. The Oppo Find X2 also comes with a very capable and versatile triple-rear camera setup with a 48MP+13MP+12MP setup. The 48MP sensor is the primary camera and is used to take detailed photos, while the 13MP unit is used to take telephoto shots. The 12MP unit packs an ultra-wide lens, letting you add more in a single frame. For waterproofing, the phone gets an IP68 rating to help protect it from water and dust.

Specifications
Screen Size:6.7" (1440 x 3168)
Camera:48 + 13 + 12 | 32 MP
RAM:8 GB
Battery:4200 mAh
Operating system:Android
Soc:Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865
Processor:Octa-core
Price:₹60000
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7.

REDMI NOTE 9 PRO

Redmi Note 9 Pro is one of the most powerful phones on this list as it comes with the Snapdragon 720G chipset. The chipset gets 8 Kyro 430 cores for handling both performance heavy and general tasks. This 8nm chipset also houses an Adreno 618 GPU for improved performance in games. The Redmi Note 9 Pro also flaunts a 6.67-inch display on the front with support for 1080p. The display is further covered by Gorilla Glass 5. As for waterproofing, the phone is splash resistant and can hence handle light rain without any trouble. The chipset has been paired to up to 6GB of RAM and up to 128GB of storage on the Redmi Note 9 Pro. However, its biggest feature is its 48-megapixel lens-based quad camera. The primary lens is a Samsung ISOCELL GM2 with support for technologies such as PDAF and Super Stabilisation. Staying true to the Note series’ DNA, the Note 9 Pro gets a big battery to keep the lights on. As such, the phones see Redmi equip it with a big battery that maxes out at 5020mAh with support for 18W fast charging

Specifications
Screen Size:6.67" (1080 x 2400)
Camera:48 + 8 + 5 + 2 | 16 MP
RAM:6 GB
Battery:5020 mAh
Operating system:Android
Soc:Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G
Processor:Octa-core
Available ₹ 12999
Available ₹ 13699
8.

SAMSUNG GALAXY M51

The Galaxy M51 is one of the best smartphones when it comes to battery life. The phone also offers a splashproof body that promises protection against being drenched in rain. It comes with a 7,000mAh battery. This simply means you will have a hard time draining the battery of this smartphone in one, two, even three days if used moderately. The M51 also relies on the Snapdragon 730G SoC paired with 6GB RAM. The phone also rocks a 64MP quad-camera stack, making it quite a wholesome offering. Apart from this, the Galaxy M51 also goes big on cameras with the device coming with a quad-camera set-up with a primary 64-megapixel lens that can capture some really impressive photos. The Galaxy M51 gets a rear camera setup with a 64-megapixel primary sensor with an f/1.8 aperture. Sat next to it is a 12-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens that brings with itself the 123-degree field-of-view, a 5-megapixel depth sensor, and a 5-megapixel macro camera. Under the hood, we have an octa-core processor for fast performance and playing all your favourite games or watching movies.

Specifications
Screen Size:6.7" (1080 x 2340)
Camera:64 + 12 + 5 + 5 | 32 MP
RAM:6 GB
Battery:7000 mAh
Operating system:Android
Soc:Qualcomm SDM730 Snapdragon 730
Processor:Octa-core
Available ₹ 22999

List of Best Waterproof Phones in India

Best Waterproof Phones Seller Price
Galaxy S21 Ultra Flipkart ₹105999
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra Tatacliq ₹95000
Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max N/A ₹119900
OnePlus 8 Pro Amazon ₹48999
Xiaomi Mi 10 Amazon ₹44999
Oppo Find X2 N/A ₹60000
Redmi Note 9 Pro Amazon ₹12999
Samsung Galaxy M51 Amazon ₹22999
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