Best Waterproof Phones That Will Put Your Mind at Ease

“Is my phone waterproof?”

The answer is, it depends. Some phones may be resistant to light splashes, while some can withstand being submerged in water for several minutes. Currently, there are no phones that are perfectly waterproof. Even the best waterproof phones will give out after spending too much time submerged in too much water. So, you won’t be able to take your phone snorkeling anytime soon. 

That said, there are some amazing waterproof phones that are quite durable. They can withstand rain, spills, splashes, or even being dropped into a puddle. If you’re a clumsy person, knowing your waterproof phone won’t die from just an accidental splash of water will put your mind at ease.

iPhone 11 Pro

With an IP68 water-resistance rating, iPhone 11 Pro is probably one of the best waterproof phones. That means this phone can survive being submerged in 4 meters (13 feet) of water for up to 30 minutes. Of course, that means it can also withstand the daily wear and tear as well as the occasional splashes from your favorite beverages.

LG Velvet Waterproof Smartphone

Despite being a mid-range phone, the LG Velvet has a luxurious appearance and amazing reliable features, such as being waterproof. LG Velvet is both IP68-, meaning this phone can survive 15 minutes being submerged in 1.5 meters (5 feet) of water. LG Velvet is also MIL-STD 810G-rated. So it can withstand intense heat, humidity, and the cold as well.

OnePlus 8 Pro Unlocked Waterproof Smartphone

What once was known as a budget smartphone brand, OnePlus has finally delivered a smartphone that is a true competitor to the likes of Samsung, despite costing $300 less than the Galaxy S20+. A gigantic sharp, vibrant, and bright enough 6.8-inch AMOLED display ensures it can be used in direct sunlight. It has an IP68 rating, so it can withstand being fully submerged, a completely waterproof build. If you want a powerful smartphone with plenty of camera sensors, storage space, and memory, but have limited budget, consider the OnePlus 8 Pro.

Apple iPhone SE (2nd generation) 

If you’re on a limited budget and $400 isn’t too out of reach, you should buy the iPhone SE. The smartphone sports a design and shape that’s almost identical to the iPhone 8, but it is equipped with faster, more reliable internals. An editor from The Verge wrote that “no other phone that costs less than $500 can claim to be this good, nor last that long.” That’s because the iPhone SE is powered by the same A13 Bionic chip that’s found in the newest iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro smartphones. Its camera captures crisp images and even 4K video at 60 frames per second. Other features include dual speakers, wireless charging, and a fingerprint sensor. It’s worth mentioning that this device is only rated IP67 water-resistant, meaning that it can withstand a maximum depth of 1 meter (3 feet) for 30 minutes.

Galaxy Note 20 and Ultra

One thing both of these beauties have in common is the price – at time of writing, they’re expensive! But for your money you get the very latest in 5G technology, enabling faster and greater connectivity with others, compatibility with an increasing number of devices and virtually zero lag for those who game through their phones. The difference between the standard model and the Ultra is down to screen size, weight, and camera resolution, but on both models (and the Galaxy Note 20 Plus) it’s the 5G that you’re signing up for, plus improved links to MS Windows. The stylus feature means that, for the very first time, you’re writing like you would on paper. With access to Xbox’s game streaming service you’ll also be able to play hundreds of games on your phone without having to buy a hefty console. It’s fair to say the newest and best Samsung phone delivers.

Apple iPhone 11

The iPhone 11 is the best smartphone in its price range by an overwhelming margin, because it’s vastly more powerful and futureproof than its Android rivals. It features a superb dual camera setup, a gorgeous high-resolution display, impressive stereo speakers, and excellent battery life. It enables the phones to survive up to half an hour in 2 meters of water (almost 7 feet), along with spills from your favorite hot and cold beverages. It is available in six eye-catching colors: black, green, purple, red, white, and yellow.

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