Best Waterproof Mobile Phones in India

Best Waterproof Mobile Phones in India

In 2023, several smartphones across price brackets come with IP ratings. ‘IP’ stands for Ingress Protection or International Protection and this rating determines how well a smartphone can hold up against dust and water. You can check out the different ratings and the level of protection offered here. While IP ratings protect smartphones from water damage, they only do that to a certain extent. So, calling a smartphone ‘waterproof’ is not right – smartphones with IP ratings are water-resistant. It is advantageous to have a smartphone with an IP rating since it offers some level of protection against accidental splashes of water, sand, dust, and even full-fledged immersion into water. This can be the difference between your phone surviving an accidental drop in water versus it slowly succumbing to water damage.

Most premium phones in 2023 sport IP ratings, however, now you also get budget and mid-range phones that offer some level of dust and water protection. Albeit, the level of protection is usually lower on affordable phones. For instance, premium phones – that usually cost more than ₹70K – such as the iPhone 14 Pro Max, Samsung Galaxy 23 Ultra, iPhone 14, and Google Pixel 7 Pro pack IP68 protection. This provides a full dust-tight seal and allows immersion in water up to a depth and time limit specified by the manufacturer. This is usually the highest level of dust and water resistance we see on phones. But cheaper smartphones like the POCO F4 have only IP53 dust and water resistance. Nevertheless, this is still useful against accidental splashes of water. With that said, here are the best water-resistant smartphones you can buy in India.

  • 1.

Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max

Specs Score
8.4/10
Screen Size: 6.7u0022
Rear camera : 48 MP
Storage: 128GB
Battery capacity: 4352 (mAh)
Feature
7.6
Performance
8.8
Value
8.4
Design
8.6
PROS:
  • Smooth Dynamic Island animations, Excellent performance, Reliable and versatile camera system, Good battery life, Bright display
CONS:
  • Still an incremental upgrade, No USB-C charging, Quite heavy, Only 20 W charging

  • 2.

Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra 5G

Specs Score
8.8/10
Screen Size: 6.8u0022
Rear camera : 108 MP
Storage: 256GB
Battery capacity: 5000 (mAh)
Feature
9.2
Performance
8.8
Value
8.8
Design
8.6
PROS:
  • Important design tweaks, Powerful performer, Brilliant cameras, Beautiful display, Great battery backup
CONS:
  • Too big, No expandable storage, Slow charging

  • 3.
Screen Size: 6.1u0022
Rear camera : 12 MP
Storage: 128GB
Battery capacity: 3279 (mAh)
PROS:
  • Pocketable form factor, Looks premium, Good cameras
CONS:
  • No A16 Bionic SoC, Lacks fast refresh-rate display, No telephoto lens

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  • 4.

Google Pixel 7 Pro

Specs Score
8.2/10
Screen Size: 6.7u0022
Rear camera : 50 MP
Storage: 128GB
Battery capacity: 4926 (mAh)
Feature
8.2
Performance
7.9
Value
8.2
Design
8.6
PROS:
  • Brilliant cameras, Gorgeous display, Powerful AI features
CONS:
  • Not for gamers, Pricey affair

  • 5.

OnePlus 10 Pro

Specs Score
8.4/10
Screen Size: 6.7u0022
Rear camera : 50 MP
Storage: 128GB
Battery capacity: 5000 (mAh)
Feature
9
Performance
8.3
Value
8.4
Design
7.8
PROS:
  • Gorgeous display, Robust and unique design, Excellent main & telephoto lenses, Balanced performance, Great battery life
CONS:
  • Not the OxygenOS we have come to love, Ultra-wide camera is a downgrade, No official IP rating, No macro mode, No PD support with fast charging adapter

  • 6.

POCO F4

Specs Score
4.7/10
Screen Size: 6.67u0022
Rear camera : 64 MP
Storage: 128GB
Battery capacity: 4500 (mAh)

Rs. 17,998
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  • 7.
Screen Size: 6.8u0022
Rear camera : 12 MP
Storage: 256GB
Battery capacity: 5000 (mAh)

  • 8.

Vivo X80 Pro 5G

Specs Score
8.3/10
Screen Size: 6.78u0022
Rear camera : 50 MP
Storage: 256GB
Battery capacity: 4700 (mAh)
Feature
9.1
Performance
8.4
Value
8.3
Design
7.2
PROS:
  • Versatile cameras with impressive performance, Unparalleled camera stabilisation system, Powerful and balanced performance, Bright and vivid display for daily use, Decent battery life, Slim and strong build, Value for money
CONS:
  • Funtouch OS is loaded with bloatware, UI needs refinements

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