Waterproof smartphones: top 2018 ranking

In recent years, manufacturers have increasingly launched waterproof smartphones. However, even if the maximum protection against water (IP68) is used, it is highly discouraged to check whether your smartphone can withstand immersion in water. Cause? The store has the right to refuse warranty repairs – we have warned you. And now – the rating of the most interesting smartphones with water protection.

Samsung Galaxy S8

One of the coolest flagships of the 2017-2018 season received water protection, which, however, did not become much news – information about this appeared long before the device’s debut. Degree of protection – IP68 (maximum at the time of writing). By the way, on YouTube you can find a lot of videos where the Samsung Galaxy S8 is immersed in water, but again, we strongly recommend that you do this.

The smartphone received a 5.8-inch display, a very cool case design (as if it came to us from the future), one of the best front-facing cameras on the market, the most powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, working together with 4 GB of RAM.

There is a fingerprint scanner, there is also an iris scanner (!).

  • Screen diagonal: 5.8 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2960 × 1440
  • Weight: 155g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Samsung Exynos 8895
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 4 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3000 mAh
  • Camera: 12 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

iPhone X 256GB

Apple’s new flagship also received water protection, degree – IP67.

The smartphone turned out to be interesting – this is the first frameless device from a company from Cupertino, whose display diagonal is 5.8 inches. But the main chip is not even that – iPhone X got the opportunity to unlock the smartphone by face identification. Some call the idea revolutionary and, quite possibly, it is – time will tell..

The iPhone X also received a dual rear camera, a new case design (the back is covered with glass), the latest Apple A11 Bionic processor. In this version, the amount of memory is huge – as much as 256 GB.

  • Screen diagonal: 5.8 inches
  • Resolution: 2436 × 1125
  • Weight: 174g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 1
  • Processor: Apple A11 Bionic
  • Memory capacity: 256 GB
  • RAM capacity: 3 GB
  • Battery capacity: 2716 mAh
  • Main camera: dual 12/12 MP
  • Memory card support: no
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

HTC U11 64GB

Like other flagship devices, HTC U11 also received water resistance (IP67). This device is generally seriously different from previous flagships of HTC.

For example, here is a completely new case with very cool shades that literally shimmer in the sun. Alive looks just awesome.

Contrary to fashion, the case here is not frameless, but quite large – with a diagonal of 5.5 inches and a high resolution of 2560 × 1440 pixels. The device is based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, the amount of RAM is 4 GB. Cool came out rear camera 12 MP.

  • Screen diagonal: 5.5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2560 × 1440
  • Weight: 169g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 4 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3000 mAh
  • Camera: 12 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact

The new generation of “compact” received IP65 / 68 protection. This smartphone is interesting primarily because it offers a powerful filling in a relatively small case – the display diagonal is only 4.6 inches.

Smartphones themselves look very cool, which, however, can be said about any other smartphone from Sony. The case here is plastic, but its quality is very high, and in some shades, plastic can be mistaken for metal..

Xperia XZ1 Compact is based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal, there is a slot for a memory card. USB Type-C appeared, support fast charge function, fingerprint scanner.

  • Screen diagonal: 4.6 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1280 × 720
  • Weight: 143g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 1
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
  • Memory capacity: 32 GB
  • RAM capacity: 4 GB
  • Battery capacity: 2700 mAh
  • Camera: 19 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

iPhone 8 Plus 64GB

iPhone 8 can not be considered a new generation of Apple smartphones, in fact – it is a restyled iPhone 7. What’s New?

Degree of protection against water – IP67. The back is now using glass, not metal. For better or worse, everyone decides for himself. The function of wireless charging appeared, the processor was updated, True Tone color rendering technology was used, cameras became even better.

In principle, the changes are significant, but the new generation does not pull. Nevertheless, the smartphone turned out to be very interesting..

  • Screen diagonal: 5.5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1920 × 1080
  • Weight: 202g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 1
  • Processor: Apple A11 Bionic
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 3 GB
  • Battery capacity: 2689 mAh
  • Camera: 12/12 MP
  • Memory card support: no
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) SM-A520F

Samsung’s image smartphone for those who don’t want to overpay for the flagship, but want to own a stylish smartphone – Galaxy A5 (2017) provides such an opportunity.

The degree of protection is indicated as IP68, which is very, very cool. Interestingly, the main speaker moved from the lower edge to the side surface of the case. And the case itself, when compared with the Galaxy A5 (2016), completely changed the design and became more sophisticated.

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) received a 5.2-inch display with Full HD resolution, an Exynos 7880 processor, 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of ROM. The battery capacity is 3000 mAh. The device has decent cameras – both rear and front.

  • Screen diagonal: 5.2 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1920 × 1080
  • Weight: 159g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Samsung Exynos 7880
  • Memory capacity: 32 GB
  • RAM capacity: 3 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3000 mAh
  • Camera: 16 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

Blackview BV6000s

Need a waterproof smartphone worth up to 10,000 rubles? The choice is small and you will probably have to consider a device with a protected case. One of the most interesting options – Blackview BV6000s.

The claimed protection against water is IP68, is it difficult to say so, but we will take a word. In addition to water protection, the device is clad in a shockproof case, and also received a capacious 4500 mAh battery. Because you should not be surprised at the weight of the smartphone – as much as 247 g.

Screen size – 4.7 inches, resolution – HD, processor – MediaTek MT6735, 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal memory. Fast charge function supported, but no fingerprint scanner.

  • Screen diagonal: 4.7 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1280 × 720
  • Weight: 247g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: MediaTek MT6735
  • Memory capacity: 16 GB
  • RAM capacity: 2 GB
  • Battery capacity: 4500 mAh
  • Camera: 8 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

Google Pixel 2 64GB

Google has released the second generation of Pixel, and in two versions – with a 5-inch and 6-inch screen. Consider the first.

However, there is nothing unusual here. For example, the design has not changed much, the SIM card is still one, there is water protection (IP67), the flagship processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, as well as a camera with a resolution of 12 MP. Oh yes, let’s not forget that Google Pixel uses the latest version of Android firmware.

Google Pixel 2 stands out for its camera, which, according to reviews, is almost better than that of Apple or Samsung.

  • Screen diagonal: 5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1920 × 1080
  • Weight: 143g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 1
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 4 GB
  • Battery capacity: 2700 mAh
  • Camera: 12 MP
  • Memory card support: no
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

LG X venture M710DS

Protected smartphone from LG with shockproof housing.

The first thing that catches your eye is the mechanical hardware navigation keys. The frame is made of metal, but the back of a special material is either plastic or rubber. But do not be surprised, because this device is designed for people leading an active lifestyle.

Protection against water and dust – IP68, also has a powerful battery for 4100 mAh.

LG X venture M710DS is interesting, including a good display, NFC support, fast charging function, a fingerprint scanner, excellent quality of materials and assembly.

  • Screen diagonal: 5.2 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1920 × 1080
  • Weight: 166g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 435
  • Memory capacity: 32 GB
  • RAM capacity: 2 GB
  • Battery capacity: 4100 mAh
  • Camera: 16 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

Caterpillar cat s60

Caterpillar is a very famous company and now we will tell you about its Cat S60 smartphone, which received one unusual feature..

As for water protection, it is available here, only its degree is not reported. Most likely, we are talking about IP67 or IP68.

The main feature of the Cat S60 is the presence of a thermal imager, and for the first time in the world of smartphones! It is recommended first of all to those people who, by the nature of reality, work with a thermal imager (for example, builders). That’s just a device you can’t call cheap. On the other hand, there is a shockproof case, Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 processor, 3800 mAh battery, fast charge function.

  • Screen diagonal: 4.7 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1280 × 720
  • Weight: 249g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 617
  • Memory capacity: 32 GB
  • RAM capacity: 3 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3800 mAh
  • Camera: 13 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes