Best waterproof smartphones of 2019: which one is worth buying?

Smartphones with protection against water and dust are becoming more and more every day, however, this mainly concerns expensive smartphones. The functionality is really useful: if you accidentally drown a smartphone in the bathroom, it will “survive”. Well, that happens most often, though not always. By the way, we draw your attention to the fact that in most cases “recessed” smartphones do not accept under warranty, even despite protection from water ingress – also for this reason you should not “bathe” your device.

We have prepared for you the top-rated smartphones with protection against water and dust. The degree of protection is indicated in parentheses. The maximum of existing – IP68.

Samsung Galaxy S10 8 / 128GB (IP68)

Samsung’s flagship, of course, received water resistance. But much more interesting is its other feature – this is the front camera, which is located right on the screen. The main one is on the back of the case and it is triple. Needless to say, the main camera allows you to get excellent pictures?

Galaxy S10 is based on the Exynos 9820 chipset, and the memory capacity is 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of main. There is fast and wireless charging, a stylish case made of glass and steel, a magnificent 6.1-inch display with a built-in fingerprint scanner, excellent battery life, excellent sound, etc..

In general, a typical flagship from Samsung.

  • Screen diagonal: 6.1 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 3040 × 1440
  • Weight: 157g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Exynos 9820
  • Memory capacity: 128 GB
  • RAM capacity: 8 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3400 mAh
  • Rear camera: triple 16/12/12 MP
  • Front camera: 10 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

Huawei P30 Pro (IP68)

This, if someone suddenly does not know, is the very smartphone that was called one of the best camera phones on the planet. Huawei is not used to it – the company’s past flagships have already received the same epithets from experts. This, of course, is primarily about the main camera, which consists of three modules.

The P30 Pro boasts something else. For example, it has a stunning case design (color gamut is a topic for another conversation), a beautiful large display, a very powerful platform based on the HiSilicon Kirin 980 processor, a capacious battery (4200 mAh), fast and wireless charging, a large number of modern wireless interfaces.

But you need to understand that cost is at the level of flagships of other companies.

  • Screen diagonal: 6.47 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2340 × 1080
  • Weight: 192g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: HiSilicon Kirin 980
  • Memory capacity: 256 GB
  • RAM capacity: 8 GB
  • Battery capacity: 4200 mAh
  • Rear camera: triple 40/20/8 MP
  • Front camera: 32 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 128GB (IP68)

Top flagship from Samsung. Its main feature is the presence of a stylus, with which, for example, you can draw on the screen. Despite the total rejection by manufacturers of styluses, the Galaxy Note 9 is a huge success, including because of the stylus included.

Many experts agree that it is the Galaxy Note 9 that is equipped with the best display and cameras to date. Among other things, Galaxy Note 9 has a powerful platform, a 4000 mAh battery, support for fast and wireless charging, a stylish case, an iris scanner.

  • Screen diagonal: 6.4 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2960 × 1440
  • Weight: 201g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Exynos 9810
  • Memory capacity: 128 GB
  • RAM capacity: 6 GB
  • Battery capacity: 4000 mAh
  • Rear camera: dual 12/12 MP
  • Front camera: 8 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

iPhone Xs Max 256GB (IP68)

An updated version of the flagship from Apple. Rather, its older version is Max. As you know, the iPhone X came with one diagonal of the screen, but the Xs received, including the Max version, whose display diagonal is 6.5 inches. At the same time, the difference compared to the iPhone Xs, with the exception of the display and dimensions, is minimal.

iPhone Xs Max boasts a beautiful display, a magnificent camera, a powerful platform and a very high speed system, support for fast and wireless charging, a large amount of memory.

It’s a pity, the cost of the device cannot be called very high.

  • Screen diagonal: 6.5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2688 × 1242
  • Weight: 208g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2 (eSIM)
  • Processor: Apple A12 Bionic
  • Memory capacity: 256 GB
  • RAM capacity: 4 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3179 mAh
  • Rear camera: dual 12/12 MP
  • Front camera: 7 MP
  • Memory card support: no

LG G7 ThinQ 64GB (IP68)

LG has previously offered waterproof for the flagships, the G7 was no exception – IP68 protection.

G7 ThinQ can be positioned as a music smartphone, since it uses the Saber ES9218PC DAC. Of course, the manufacturer did not abandon the 3.5 mm headphone jack, as some competitors did.

In addition to sound, the smartphone is interesting for its beautiful screen, high quality shooting, including using the front camera (previously there were complaints), a powerful platform based on Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor.

It is worth noting that a separate button for calling the voice assistant appeared on the case.

  • Screen diagonal: 6.1 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 3120 × 1440
  • Weight: 163g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 4 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3000 mAh
  • Rear camera: dual 16/16 MP
  • Front camera: 8 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

Huawei P30 (IP53)

Huawei P30 rank lower than P30 Pro. For example, he has a simpler main camera, but it should be noted that even she shoots excellently. A smaller screen diagonal, less internal memory, lower cost … At the same time, the smartphone is corny more compact and a lover of small devices (by modern standards, of course) will surely like it.

A capacious 3650 mAh battery is installed here. There is quick charge, but they saved on wireless. But the fingerprint sensor from the screen is still here..

Of the advantages over the older version, we note the presence of a 3.5 mm headphone jack.

  • Screen diagonal: 6.1 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2340 × 1080
  • Weight: 165g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: HiSilicon Kirin 980
  • Memory capacity: 128 GB
  • RAM capacity: 6 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3650 mAh
  • Rear camera: triple 40/16/8 MP
  • Front camera: 32 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

DOOGEE S30 (IP68)

Budget smartphone from the company DOOGEE, which received not only waterproof, but also a protected case. Judging by the inscriptions on the front panel, the protection level is IP684, that is, the maximum.

The smartphone is budgetary, and therefore do not expect the characteristics of the flagship. However, there is a dual rear camera, a 5-inch display with HD resolution, a fingerprint scanner, a powerful 5580 mAh battery.

  • Screen diagonal: 5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1280 × 720
  • Weight: –
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: MediaTek MT6737
  • Memory capacity: 16 GB
  • RAM capacity: 2 GB
  • Battery capacity: 5580 mAh
  • Rear camera: dual 8/3 MP
  • Front camera: 5 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

Sony Xperia XZ3 (IP65 / 68)

The new Sony Xperia XZ3 has received a degree of protection against moisture penetration according to the IP65 / 68 standard.

Design – in the new style of Sony. It looks very cool, and the fingerprint scanner is well below the rear camera module. By the way, the camera is single.

Experts noted: a beautiful display, shooting slow-mo, the latest version of Android 9.0, high performance, good battery life and good sound quality. Cameras turned out good for their class.

  • Screen diagonal: 6 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2880 × 1440
  • Weight: 193g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 4 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3330 mAh
  • Rear camera: 19 MP
  • Front camera: 13 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

Samsung Galaxy S9 64GB (IP68)

Galaxy S9 is largely similar to Galaxy Note 9, however, these devices are still designed for a different category of users. For example, there is a smaller display (5.8 inches) and no stylus. But the rest of the parameters Galaxy S9 – the real flagship from Samsung.

The Galaxy S9 pluses include: really compact body sizes with such a large display, a very powerful Exynos 9810 processor, stereo speakers, beautiful cameras, a great display, the ability to unlock the device by scanning the iris of the eye.

Please note that the rear camera is single.

  • Screen diagonal: 5.8 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2960 × 1440
  • Weight: 163g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Exynos 9810
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 4 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3000 mAh
  • Rear camera: 12 MP
  • Front camera: 8 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

HTC U12 Plus 128GB (IP68)

A completely new flagship from HTC, which many users have not even heard of. Meanwhile, the smartphone turned out to be extremely interesting..

First of all, it’s design: HTC traditionally looks very cool. And if the rear dual camera was before, now the front camera has become dual. The second generation of Edge Sense has appeared: it calls functions when you click on the side faces. Some users say that under water you can take photos using the very same Edge Sense function, but we don’t recommend doing this – immerse your smartphone under water. The sound in the headphones was good before.

The rest is a typical flagship with all its cool features..

  • Screen diagonal: 6 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2880 × 1440
  • Weight: 188g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
  • Memory capacity: 128 GB
  • RAM capacity: 6 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3500 mAh
  • Rear camera: dual 12/16 MP
  • Front camera: dual 8/8 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

LG V30 + (IP68)

This smartphone certainly can not be called new, but the LG V30 + is the flagship, moreover, it is really cool. What is the appearance of the case alone?.

But as you know, the V30 + is not a single design: the emphasis is on the presence of the Hi-Fi Quad DAC (DAC) Saber ES9218PLG, and the kit includes the headset of the famous Bang & Olufsen company.

In addition to the excellent sound in the headphones, it is worth noting a decent rear camera, a beautiful display, high battery life, a powerful platform, support for fast and wireless charging.

  • Screen diagonal: 6 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2880 × 1440
  • Weight: 158g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
  • Memory capacity: 128 GB
  • RAM capacity: 4 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3300 mAh
  • Rear camera: dual 16/13 MP
  • Front camera: 5 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

iPhone 7 32GB (IP67)

Want a waterproof iPhone, but the latest models are very expensive? Pay attention to IP67 IP67 water resistant.

The iPhone 7 still looks great, everything also works fast (using the Apple A10 Fusion processor), it still has one of the best rear cameras on the market.

What, the camera is not dual? It’s okay, because it removes at the level of many modern flagships.

  • Screen diagonal: 4.7 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1334 × 750
  • Weight: 138g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 1
  • Processor: Apple A10 Fusion
  • Memory capacity: 32 GB
  • RAM capacity: 2 GB
  • Battery capacity: 1960 mAh
  • Rear camera: 12 MP
  • Front camera: 7 MP
  • Memory card support: no

Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact (IP65 / 68)

Xperia XZ2 Compact, apparently, should be considered the most powerful and at the same time the smallest flagship based on Android – the diagonal of its screen is only 5 inches. However, small but powerful smartphones have a large army of fans.

You can highlight: good shooting quality, high performance, high-quality sound, support for fast charging.

But the thickness of the case is certainly not small – 12.1 mm. On the other hand, the smartphone lies perfectly in the hand.

  • Screen diagonal: 5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2160 × 1080
  • Weight: 168g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 6 GB
  • Battery capacity: 2870 mAh
  • Rear camera: 19 MP
  • Front camera: 5 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

Huawei Mate 20 Pro 6 / 128GB (IP68)

The new top-end flagship from Huawei. Open sources indicate that this is the first Huawei with a degree of water protection IP68.

Mate 20 Pro received a triple rear camera with lots of features. She removes, according to experts, at the level of the best flagships. Photos online a lot, you can see for yourself.

Other advantages: an extremely powerful platform based on the HiSilicon Kirin 980 processor, a capacious 4200 mAh battery, fast and wireless charging, the ability to charge other smartphones, a beautiful display, a fresh version of Android 9.0.

  • Screen diagonal: 6.39 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 3120 × 1440
  • Weight: 189g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: HiSilicon Kirin 980
  • Memory capacity: 128 GB
  • RAM capacity: 6 GB
  • Battery capacity: 4200 mAh
  • Rear camera: triple 40/20/8 MP
  • Front camera: 24 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes