Best 5 waterproof smartphones available in India


There are countless smartphones prevailing in the era. But among them, all doesn't show water resistance. Read out this article to know about some top waterproof Smartphones to buy in India, their features, price and much more.

Sony Xperia Z

Sony Xperia Z
Sony Xperia Z is run by Android Jelly Bean v4.1 [OS], upgradable to v4.2 Jelly Bean and is powered by 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 quad-core processor and Adreno 320 GPU for better and smooth performance. It has a 5-inch TFT LCD capacitive touch screen HD display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and a color depth of 16M. The additional features of its display includes proximity sensor, accelerometer sensor, gyro sensor and Mobile Bravia Engine 2 for auto display turn off, auto display rotation, smooth functioning and enhanced clarity when watching videos or image viewing, respectively. Xperia Z has a RAM of 2GB and an internal memory of 16GB (expandable up to 32GB via microSD card). It supports a 13.1MP rear camera with LED Flash and video light feature and a 2.2MP front-facing camera with HD video recording @1080p feature. The additional features of its camera include Geo-tagging, smile detection, face detection, touch focus, self-timer, send to web, 16x digital zoom, scene recognition, picture effects, red-eye reduction, image stabilizer, quick launch, Sony Exmor RS, image sensor, superior auto and sweep panorama. The device equips a powerful Li-Ion 2330 mAh battery and has a price tag around 37,990 INR (38K).

Specs overview of Sony Xperia Z
1. Android Jelly Bean v4.1 [OS].
2. Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 quad-core processor.
3. 1.5GHz speed.
4. Adreno 320 GPU.
5. 5-inch HD display.
6. 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution.
7. 13.1MP rear camera.
8. 2.2MP front-facing.
9. 2GB of Ram and 16GB in-built memory.
10. 2330 mAh Li-Ion battery.

Samsung Galaxy Xcover 2

Samsung Galaxy Xcover 2
Samsung Galaxy Xcover 2 is run by Android v4.1 Jelly Bean [OS] and is powered by 1GHz Cortex-A9 dual-core processor and Mali-400MP GPU. It has a 4-inch TFT capacitive touch screen display with a resolution of 480x800 pixels at 233 ppi pixel densities. The included TouchWiz 5.0 makes it a scratch-resistant glass. Xcover 2 Smartphone has the dimensions of 130.5 x 67.7 x 12 mm which is equal to 5.14 x 2.67 x 0.47 inch and weighs around 148.5 grams. The IP67 certified features heads the phone towards being dust tight and waterproof. The device covers a RAM of 1GB and an internal memory of 4GB which can be expanded up to 32GB via microSD card. Samsung Galaxy Xcover 2 supports a 5MP rear camera with autofocus, LED flash and a resolution of 2560x1920 pixels. On the other hand, Galaxy Xcover 2 also supports a secondary camera of VGA quality. The additional features of its camera include HD video recording, face detection, Geo-tagging and smile detection. The video recording occurs at 720p@30fps. In addition to these features and specs, Samsung Galaxy Xcover 2 equips a 1700 mAh Li-Ion battery, offering a backup of 48h (endurance rating). The device costs around Rs 23,000 (23K).

Specs overview of Samsung Galaxy Xcover 2
1. Android v4.1 Jelly Bean [OS].
2. Cortex-A9 dual-core processor.
3. 1GHz speed.
4. Mali-400MP GPU.
5. 4-inch TFT capacitive touch screen.
6. 480x800 pixel resolution.
7. 1GB RAM and 4GB in-built memory.
8. 5MP rear camera and secondary VGA camera.
9. Li-Ion 1700 mAh battery.
10. 130.5 x 67.7 x 12 mm dimension and 148.5 grams of weight.

Sony Xperia Go

Sony Xperia Go
Sony Ericsson Xperia Go smartphone is run by Android v2.3 Gingerbread [OS], upgradable to Android v4.0 [ICS OS] and is powered by ARM Cortex A-9 dual core processor clocked at 1GHz speed, NovaThor U8500 chipset and Mali-400 GPU. It has a 3.5-inch TFT LCD capacitive touch screen with Wet finger tracking feature and a resolution of 480 x 320 pixels. The additional features of its display include anti-reflection coating, Mobile BRAVIA Engine, reality display, ambient light sensor and magnetometer. The device weighs around 110 grams and holds the dimension of 111 x 60.3 x 9.8 mm. It comes in 3 different colors, black, white and yellow. It covers a RAM of 512MB and an internal memory of 8GB which can be expanded up to 32GB via microSD card. For camera, Sony Xperia Go offers a 5MP rear camera with Led flash, video light for recording and fast capture feature. The images captured by the camera support JPEG, BMP, GIF and PNG formats. No secondary camera is involved in the provision. The device equips a 1305 mAh battery with Proprietary power adapter, providing a backup of 6.5h (2G) and 5.5h (3G). Some other features of Sony Xperia Go include Google Play Store for downloading apps, games and music, miCoach app, screenshot capturing (screen capture), NeoReader barcode scanner and flight mode. With all these capacities, the smartphone is incredibly available in Indian market at a price of Rs 13,424 (13.5K) only.

Specs overview of Sony Xperia Go
1. Android v2.3 Gingerbread [OS].
2. ARM Cortex A-9 dual core processor.
3. 1GHz speed.
4. NovaThor U8500 chipset and Mali-400 GPU.
5. 3.5-inch TFT LCD capacitive touch screen.
6. 480 x 320 pixel resolution.
7. 512MB RAM.
8. 8GB on-board memory.
9. 5MP rear camera.
10. 1305 mAh battery.

Motorola Defy+

Motorola Defy+
Motorola Defy+ is also run by Android Gingerbread v.2.3 [OS] and is powered by 1GHz ARM Cortex A-8 processor, TI OMAP 3620 chipset and PowerVR SGX530 GPU. It has a 3.7-inch TFT LCD display with a resolution of 854 x 480 pixels. The additional features of its display include 16M color depth, LED back-light, proximity sensor, accelerometer sensor, ambient light sensor and Gorilla Glass display for the purpose of notifications, auto display turn off, auto display rotation, auto display brightness adjustment and scratch/damage resistance, respectively. The phone weighs around 118 g, has the dimension of 107 x 59 x 13.4 mm and comes with only one color i.e. graphite grey. Motorola Defy+ has an internal memory of 2GB with Ample space for data storage and a RAM of 512MB. The device supports a 5MP back-facing camera with many features including LED flash, autofocus, image stabilization, Geo-tagging, digital zoom, video recording @30fps and color effects. Motorola Defy+ equips a powerful Li-Po 1700 mAh battery, providing a backup of 6.6 hours (approx). The Smartphone is waterproof and dust proof and costs around Rs 11,990 (12K) only!

Specs overview of Motorola Defy+
1. Android Gingerbread v.2.3 [OS].
2. ARM Cortex A-8 processor.
3. 1GHz speed.
4. TI OMAP 3620 chipset and PowerVR SGX530 GPU.
5. 3.7-inch TFT LCD display.
6. 854 x 480 pixel resolution.
7. 512MB RAM.
8. 2GB internal memory.
9. 5MP back-facing camera.
10. Li-Po 1700 mAh battery.

HTC Butterfly

HTC Butterfly
HTC Butterfly is run by Android v4.1 Jelly Bean [OS], upgradable to v4.2 Jelly Bean and is powered by 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 quad-core processor and Adreno 320 GPU. It has a 5" Super LCD 3 capacitive touch screen with an HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. HTC Sense UI 4+ and Corning Gorilla Glass 2 features add most to its display. It weighs around 140 grams and has the dimension of 143 x 70.5 x 9.08 mm. Also, it is available in black color and with IPX-5, HTC Butterfly shows off its water resistance. The Smartphone covers a RAM of 2GB and an in-built memory of 16GB in which only 11GB are accessible and the memory can be expanded up to 32GB via microSD card. In addition to memory, HTC Butterfly offers almost 25GB of free Drop box space for two years. HTC Butterfly supports an 8 megapixel rear camera with LED flash and a 2.1 megapixel secondary camera with 1080p video recording @30fps. The additional features of its camera include autofocus, Geo-tagging, smile and face detection, BSI sensor, F2.0 aperture, 28mm lens, slow motion video capture, HTC Dedicated ImageChip and sightseeing mode. Talking about the battery, the smartphone equips a Li-Po 2020 mAh battery (chargeable via MicroUSB connector pin, providing a backup around 8 hours. HTC Butterfly is priced at Rs 45,900 (45.9K) in India.

Specs overview HTC Butterfly
1. Android v4.1 Jelly Bean [OS].
2. Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 quad-core processor.
3. 1.5GHz speed.
4. Adreno 320 GPU.
5. 5-inch Super LCD 3 capacitive touch screen.
6. 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution.
7. 2GB RAM.
8. 16GB on-board memory.
9. 8MP rear camera and 2.1MP front-facing camera.
10. Li-Po 2020 mAh battery.

Other waterproof Smart phones


Lenovo A660 is another waterproof Smartphone. It is IP67 certified and is available in Indian market.

Panasonic Eluga Power is also a water resistant Smartphone with IP57 certification.

Sony Xperia Acro S, Motorola Defy Mini and Motorola Razr Maxx smartphones are also the choices to be made if you are looking for waterproof and dust resistant phones in India.


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