You feel uncomfortable when every fun is under the rain instead of kicking all the way, you have to take care of your phone has water. Have you ever panicked when you accidentally dropped a newly purchased phone into the lake (because 99% was a problem). You are always worried about your smartphone getting wet, damp and you don’t know what to do with it.
Understanding the customers’ worries, the waterproof feature has been applied to smartphones recently. IP68, IP67 waterproof standards are in turn set and it has become the mandatory standard for new generation smartphones.
In general, waterproof standard phones are usually only available on expensive phones. However, the following article will introduce you to the standard anti-water smartphone from different brands like Samsung, Apple, Sony and Doogee that you can buy today at an affordable price.
Samsung Galaxy S10
Samsung’s Galaxy lineup was a relatively early adopter of water resistance. The 2013 Galaxy S4 Active was an impressive variant of their popular S4 which touted IP67 water resistance, allowing for 30 minutes of immersion in water up to 1 meter deep. Starting with the S5, and with the exception of the Galaxy S6, the entire main Galaxy S lineup got waterproofing. The Note7 got its waterproofing too.
With the S10, Samsung keeps up the tradition with IP68 certification, meaning it can be submerged for 30 minutes in water that’s up to 1.5 meters deep. It also keeps up a feature that debuted a couple of Galaxy generations ago, where if the USB port is wet, it gets briefly deactivated to prevent any damage.
Water resistance first arrived on the iPhone 7 in 2016, which makes Apple a tad late to the party, but they’ve made up for it by upgrading their flagship 2018 iPhones to the IP68 rating.
They’ve actually been tested for up to 2 meters of water for 30 minutes, which slightly edges out the competition. Note that the somewhat more budget-friendly model, the iPhone XR, sticks to the last-gen IP67 rating.
Budget flagship killer maker OnePlus has made waves with its phones, which are equipped with top-grade parts but are aimed at much lower price segments. However, that lower price tag has often come with some compromises, and one of those compromises has been water resistance.
Until now. The marketing for the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro has involved plenty of phones dropped in water, and there is clearly some water-resistant capacity being described here. However, OnePlus 7 does not have IP certification due to the costs involved in standardized testing.
Is it water-resistant? Sure. To the same degree as other IP-rated flagships? You’re not going to get 30 minutes of immersion in two meters of water, that’s for sure, but it’ll probably survive a little rain.
Sony Xperia 1
Sony is no stranger to waterproof phones. Its 2013 flagship, the Xperia Z, was one of the very first “normal” flagship devices to have waterproofing, meaning that it wasn’t extra-heavy or bulky, or armed with visibly ugly rubber seals everywhere.
Going back even further in time, the 2011 Xperia active was a then-midrange phone that came with IP67 water resistance, long before the trend started. Now, Sony’s latest flagship, the Xperia 1, upholds the water resistance tradition with an IP68 rating. It additionally has the MIL-STD-810G rating that allows it to survive even harsher waterborne conditions than other phones.
We mentioned the Doogee S90 in our last article about tech for the apocalypse. How does it stack up against the other entries here? Well, for starters, this thing claims it can survive immersion in up to 1.5 meters of water for a couple of weeks.
Thus, we can see the big battery-resistant phones are from Chinese brands. In addition, there are some phones like Doogee S80, S80 Lite, S70, S70 Lite, S55, and S55 Lite also equipped with water-resistant features. Note that Doogee‘s some model rooted Malware, in the near future we will slove it through our OTA update.
Hopefully, this article will help you find a standard, affordable phone for 2019. If you have any questions, please leave comments under the comment section.