After big battery life, curved edge display, the next big thing is indeed the waterproof resistant smartphones. Going back to the past, the first well-known water resistant smartphone was manufactured by none other than Sony.
The company surprised the customers, three years back with first high-end Android device dubbed as Xperia Z, having waterproof capabilities. Followed by the Xperia Z, Sony came out with more waterproof smartphones and tablets.
However, for past one year, the waterproof smartphones have started to come into vogue. The top-tier companies are hitting shelves with not only water-resistant but with waterproof features.
For the uninitiated, one can check the smartphone whether it is water-resistant or not with a simple "IP" rating. Generally, the protected devices come under Ingress Protection Rating a.k.a, IP Rating. In this rating, the first digit refers to dust protection, while the second digit refers to water resistance.
Let me give you an example! If the device is IP54, that specific device has marked 5 rating for dust protection and 4 for water resistance. Talking about the maximum rating, it is '6' for dust and '8' for water-resistance.
Today, we have selected the best and recent smartphones that comes with the IP rating or water-resistance.
Rating - IP68
Samsung Galaxy S7
Recently, the Samsung has launched this Galaxy S7 smartphone at MWC 2016 event in Barcelona. The successor of Galaxy S6 has come up with very important upgrades and one such feature is the Waterproof. Yes! As per the rating, the Galaxy S7 is rated IP68, which is dust-proof and can be submerged into the water up to 1.5m for 30 minutes.
On the specification front, the Galaxy S7 is packed with 5.1-inch display, Snapdragon 820 processor/ Octa-Core Exynos 8 Octa 8890 SoC, 4GB LPDDR4 RAM, 32GB/64GB inbuilt memory, with an expandable option, 12MP/5MP camera package, IP68 rating and powered by a 3000mAh battery with fast charging capabilities.
Rating - IP68
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
The Galaxy S7 Edge is same as his younger bro Galaxy S7! The Galaxy S7 Edge is rated IP68, which is dust-proof and can be submerged into water up to 1.5m for 30 minutes. the Galaxy S7 Edge also boasts similar specifications except the display size and the battery life.
The Galaxy S7 Edge features a 5.5-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED always-on curved edge display and powered by a 3600mAh battery with fast charging capabilities.
Rating - IP67
HP Elite x3
Coming out of the Android platform, the HP Elite X3 powered by Windows 10 OS also come with water-proof features. This smartphone features IP67 certified rating, which means the device can be submerged in the water up to 1 meter up to 30 minutes.
Moving on to the specifications, the Elite x3 comes packed with a 6-inch display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chip, 4GB RAM, 64GB internal memory, 16MP/8MP camera package, USB Type-C, 4150mAh battery under the hood.
Rating - IP68
Sony Xperia Z5
Sony coming up with the waterproof smartphone is no surprise! We can safely say that the company has expanded its water-proof device portfolio by adding the Xperia Z5. As per the company standards, the Xperia Z5 come with a IP68 rating, which is again 1.5 meters up to 30 minutes.
Reiterating the specs, the Xperia Z5 comes with 5.2-inch display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 chipset, 3GB RAM, 32GB of inbuilt memory with an expandable option, 23MP/5MP camera and 2900mAh battery under the hood.
Rating - IP52
Motorola Moto X Style
Seeing Motorola in the water-proof segment is quite surprising! The Moto X Style comes with IP52 rating, which is not water- proof, but splash proof. On the specs front, this Moto X Style comes with 5.7-inch display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 SoC, 3GB RAM, 16/32/64GB of internal memory, 21MP/5MP camera and 3000mAh battery.