Best Waterproof Phones in India

By Digit | Price Updated on 01-Mar-2021

Almost all smartphones are vulnerable to liquid, 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. A waterproof mobile phone will also help you take that epic running selfie that you always wanted. Although the prices of the products mentioned in the list given below have been updated as of 1st Mar 2021, the list itself may have changed since it was last published due to the launch of new products in the market since then.

Apple iPhone 11 Pro
  • Screen Size
    Screen Size
    5.8" (1125 X 2436)
  • Camera
    Camera
    12 + 12 + 12 | 12 MP
  • RAM
    RAM
    4 GB
  • Battery
    Battery
    3190 mAh

The iPhone 11 Pro is one of the best as well as one of the most expensive smartphones in India that you can buy right now. The latest iPhone is also waterproof. It is rated IP68 dust/water resistant up to 4m for 30 mins. You get an excellent 5.8-inch HDR10 display that tops at 800 nits. It is powered by Apple's latest A13 Bionic chip. On the back lies a 12MP triple camera setup, that comes equipped with a telephoto lens as well as an ultra-wide-angle sensor.

SPECIFICATION
Screen Size : 5.8" (1125 X 2436)
Camera : 12 + 12 + 12 | 12 MP
RAM : 4 GB
Battery : 3190 mAh
Operating system : iOS
Soc : Apple A13 Bionic
Processor : Hexa-core
Apple iPhone 11
  • Screen Size
    Screen Size
    6.1" (828 x 1792)
  • Camera
    Camera
    12 + 12 MP | 12 MP
  • RAM
    RAM
    4 GB
  • Battery
    Battery
    3110 mAh

The younger sibling of iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 comes with IP88 rating as well, but up to 2m for 30 mins. The iPhone 11 feature a 6.1-inch Liquid Retina IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen. It sports dual 12MP cameras that can use both the lens simultaneously to capture data in video. It is the cheapest iPhone of 2019.

SPECIFICATION
Screen Size : 6.1" (828 x 1792)
Camera : 12 + 12 MP | 12 MP
RAM : 4 GB
Battery : 3110 mAh
Operating system : iOS
Soc : Apple A13 Bionic (7 nm+)
Processor : Hexa-core
Samsung Galaxy 20 Ultra
  • Screen Size
    Screen Size
    6.7" (1440 x 3040)
  • Camera
    Camera
    108 + 48 + 12 | 10 MP
  • RAM
    RAM
    12 GB
  • Battery
    Battery
    5000 mAh

The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra is simply the best Android smartphone you can buy. It's both powerful and durable with a aluminum body and Gorilla Glass 5 covering on both sides. The S20 Ultra is also IP68 rated water and dust resistant so you can easily dunk this phone under water to use. The S20 Ultra 5G is also a camera beast with a 108MP primary camera, a 48MP telephoto lens, a 12MP utlrawide lens and a ToF 3D sensor. The S20 Ultra is also pretty big to hold with a large 6.9-inch AMOLED display with 120Hz refresh rate and QHD+ resolution.

SPECIFICATION
Screen Size : 6.7" (1440 x 3040)
Camera : 108 + 48 + 12 | 10 MP
RAM : 12 GB
Battery : 5000 mAh
Operating system : Android
Soc : Octa-core
Processor : NA
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OnePlus 8 Pro
  • Screen Size
    Screen Size
    6.78" (3168 x 1440)
  • Camera
    Camera
    48 + 8 + 48 + 5 | 16 MP
  • RAM
    RAM
    8 GB
  • Battery
    Battery
    4510 mAh

The OnePlus 8 Pro is the OnePlus smartphone to become water and dust resistant. The OnePlus 8 Pro comes with an IP68 rating ensuring you can use the flagship smartphone to take underwater videos, and play music by the pool. The phone is also blazing fast with a 120Hz QHD+ edge-to-edge AMOLED display and a Snapdragon 865 SoC with 12GB LPDDR5 RAM and 256GB UFS 3.0 storage. OnePlus also bumped the battery on the OnePlus 8 Pro with a 4500mAh battery that supports 30W wired and wireless charging.

pros Pros

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

cons Cons

  • UI freezes randomly.
  • Dark Mode sometimes inverts colours.
  • Excessive blue tint in photos.
SPECIFICATION
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
iPhone SE 2020
  • Screen Size
    Screen Size
    4.7" (750 x 1334)
  • Camera
    Camera
    12 | 7 MP
  • RAM
    RAM
    4 GB
  • Battery
    Battery
    1821 mAh

The iPhone SE (2020) is the cheapest iPhone you can buy, and like all iPhones released in the past few years, the iPhone SE (2020) is IP68 rated water and dust resistant. The phone is also fast with the latest Apple A13 Bionic SoC and makes for a good option for those looking for a compact powerhouse that's also waterproof.

pros Pros

  • Performance is top notch.
  • TouchID is fast and reliable.
  • Display supports HDR video playback

cons Cons

  • Battery life could be better.
  • Single rear camera only.
SPECIFICATION
Screen Size : 4.7" (750 x 1334)
Camera : 12 | 7 MP
RAM : 4 GB
Battery : 1821 mAh
Operating system : Android
Soc : Apple A13 Bionic
Processor : Hexa-core
Samsung Galaxy Note10 Plus
  • Screen Size
    Screen Size
    6.8" (1440 X 3040)
  • Camera
    Camera
    12 + 16 + 12 + TOF | 10 MP
  • RAM
    RAM
    12 GB
  • Battery
    Battery
    4300 mAh

Samsung Galaxy Note10+ is IP68 dust/water resistant as well, but only up to 1.5m for 30 mins. It offers one of the best displays one can buy in the market right now. Samsung has improved the camera performance of the Note10+, especially in the dark. These factors and plethora of other features including the ways one can take advantage of the S-pen earns Galaxy Note10+ the 2nd spot on the list.

pros Pros

  • Improved low-light camera
  • Improved power efficiency

cons Cons

  • Patchy live focus in video
  • Headphone jack has been sacrificed
SPECIFICATION
Screen Size : 6.8" (1440 X 3040)
Camera : 12 + 16 + 12 + TOF | 10 MP
RAM : 12 GB
Battery : 4300 mAh
Operating system : Android
Soc : Exynos 9825
Processor : Octa
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Apple iPhone XR
  • Screen Size
    Screen Size
    6.1" (828 x 1792)
  • Camera
    Camera
    12 | 7 MP
  • RAM
    RAM
    3 GB
  • Battery
    Battery
    2942 mAh

Apple iPhone XR is IP67 dust/water resistant up to 1m for 30 mins. With the recent price cut, it has become one of the best value for money iPhone in the country. iPhone XR comes with powerful performance, good cameras and overall, its one of the best iPhone to buy right now.

SPECIFICATION
Screen Size : 6.1" (828 x 1792)
Camera : 12 | 7 MP
RAM : 3 GB
Battery : 2942 mAh
Operating system : iOS
Soc : Apple A12 Bionic
Processor : Hexa Core
LG G8s ThinQ
  • Screen Size
    Screen Size
    6.21" (1080 x 2248)
  • Camera
    Camera
    12 + 12 + 13 | 8 + TOF 3D MP
  • RAM
    RAM
    6GB
  • Battery
    Battery
    3550 mAh

LG G8s ThinQ is IP68 rated, which means it dust/water resistant up to 1.5m for 30 mins. The smartphone features a 6.1-inch G-OLED capacitive touchscreen. It is powered by the Snapdragon 8555 chipset, paired with Adreno 640 GPU. The device sports a triple 12MP + 12MP + 13MP triple rear camera setup.

SPECIFICATION
Screen Size : 6.21" (1080 x 2248)
Camera : 12 + 12 + 13 | 8 + TOF 3D MP
RAM : 6GB
Battery : 3550 mAh
Operating system : Android
Soc : Qualcomm SDM855 Snapdragon 855 (7 nm)
Processor : Octa
Price : ₹19000
Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus
  • Screen Size
    Screen Size
    6.4" (1440 X 3040)
  • Camera
    Camera
    12 + 12 + 16 | 10 + 8 MP
  • RAM
    RAM
    8GB
  • Battery
    Battery
    4100 mAh

The Samsung Galaxy S10+ is IP68 dust/water resistant up to 1.5m for 30 mins. It sports a brilliant display. The smartphone offers flagship performance and the camera colours are quite consistent across all lighting situations. The smartphone sports a 12MP + 12MP + 16MP triple rear camera setup.

pros Pros

  • A very impressive display
  • Impressive performance
  • Camera performance is good, but could be better

cons Cons

  • Super Night Shot doesn't become active in most scenarios
  • No access to telephoto or ultra-wide camera in Pro mode
  • The phone is very slippery
SPECIFICATION
Screen Size : 6.4" (1440 X 3040)
Camera : 12 + 12 + 16 | 10 + 8 MP
RAM : 8GB
Battery : 4100 mAh
Operating system : Android
Soc : Exynos 9820 Octa (8 nm)
Processor : Octa
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Huawei P30 Pro
  • Screen Size
    Screen Size
    6.47" (1080 X 2340)
  • Camera
    Camera
    40 + 20 + 8 + TOF | 32 MP
  • RAM
    RAM
    8GB
  • Battery
    Battery
    4200 mAh

The Huawei P30 Pro is IP68 dust/water resistant up to 2m for 30 mins. It is a camera beast. It also offers flagship performance making it one of the best phones to buy right now. The battery lasts easily for 2 days as well.

SPECIFICATION
Screen Size : 6.47" (1080 X 2340)
Camera : 40 + 20 + 8 + TOF | 32 MP
RAM : 8GB
Battery : 4200 mAh
Operating system : Android
Soc : HiSilicon Kirin 980
Processor : Octa

List Of Best Waterproof Phones In India

Best Waterproof Phones Seller Price
Apple iPhone 11 Pro amazon ₹81900
Apple iPhone 11 amazon ₹51999
Samsung Galaxy 20 Ultra HappiMobiles ₹77999
OnePlus 8 Pro Tatacliq ₹54499
iPhone SE 2020 HappiMobiles ₹44900
Samsung Galaxy Note10 Plus amazon ₹83999
Apple iPhone XR flipkart ₹40999
LG G8s ThinQ N/A ₹19000
Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus amazon ₹39999
Huawei P30 Pro N/A N/A
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