Over the years, water resistance in phones has been transformed from a luxury intended only for high-tech phones into a standard feature expected of any mid-range gadget. There are countless devices with this or that level of water protection, but let’s look at just a few of the most interesting ones you can buy now. It is true that not everything is officially sold in Russia, but it will not be difficult to find them and you will not have to order delivery from other countries.
The best waterproof phones
The Samsung Galaxy S22 is the best Samsung phone
The Samsung Galaxy S22 arrived earlier this year and quickly became the best Android smartphone. It is balanced, fast and shoots well. I talked about this in a separate review on our site. It also had its downsides, but it is precisely in terms of balance that it is difficult to find equals. And yes, it’s waterproof.
Unlike the more expensive S22 series, this phone has a battery life that is sometimes less than a day. It also gets a little warm during the game, but other than that it is a premium smartphone. The beautiful frosted glass back panel looks and is very luxurious. And in the hands of the gadget it is more than comfortable.
In addition to being waterproof, you have a top Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB or 256 GB of storage. The cameras are superior to many more expensive flagships and the icing on the cake is that the Galaxy S22 is guaranteed to receive operating system updates for four years.
OnePlus 9 Pro is the best OnePlus phone
The OnePlus 9 Pro is well-designed, just like any other smartphone in the brand, but it has fewer drawbacks than others. Especially now that the price has fallen and is no longer as insufficient as last year. OnePlus is not very willing to give their devices IP signaling, but in this case it is.
The phone has a great screen. It is bright, colorful and has a high refresh rate of 120 Hz. OxygenOS is extremely fast and it is good that OnePlus has abandoned its plans to integrate Oppo ColorOS with its operating system.
The OnePlus 9 Pro also has one of the best cameras of any OnePlus. This was made possible by the start of cooperation with the pioneer in the field of cameras – Hasselblad. The OnePlus 10 Pro pulls a little better, but not much, which means that last year’s device will still work.
Google Pixel 6 – Google Phone with water protection
Pixel 6 brings the best of Google software in the form of dynamic Android with Material You. The material is also quite good. It also has IP68 water resistance. This means that during the tests, it lasted half an hour at a depth of one and a half meters. The 8 GB of RAM, combined with Google’s proprietary Tensor processor, provide very high performance and exclusive capabilities.
You also have stereo speakers, a 90 Hz display and, of course, one of the best cameras on any phone you can buy. Night Sight allows the Pixel 6 to take amazing photos even in almost complete darkness and in daylight, the photos come out great.
Blackview BV4900 – Durable Phone
If you are looking for a sturdy and reliable Android phone that you can take with you wherever you go and handle everything, then the Blackview BV4900 is for you. It’s just a tank between the phones. He has MIL-STD-810G certification (US Army compatible) and water and dust resistant according to the IP68 standard. This phone does not need a case. It’s his cover and it’s hard to break it even on purpose.
This gadget is ideal for outdoor lovers or just for those who often drop their phone. It also has a huge one 5580 mAh battery, 3 GB RAM and 32 GB internal memory, expandable up to 128 GB. You also get NFC, but you will not be given a fingerprint sensor.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 – waterproof clamshell
The foldable phone most people have been waiting for is finally here! Best of all, it’s beautiful, durable, has cool features and – oh yes – is waterproof! Many thought it was impossible for a foldable phone, but Samsung convinced us otherwise. The Galaxy Z Flip 3 is fully protected even from immersion in water and all this in a compact package.
Samsung has been developing folding devices for several years, but it seems that right now its engineers have succeeded. The Galaxy Z Flip 3 has stronger hinges and glass than previous versions and is the first Flip with IPX8 protection. It is best to keep it away from dust and sandbut passed the test with honor.
The Galaxy Z Flip 3 is not only more durable, but also has a bigger and more comfortable external display than the previous generation. And it has powerful Snapdragon 888 and good cameras. If you are looking for convenience, portability, technology and water resistance in one package, this is it.
How much does a waterproof phone cost?
If you’re sure your new phone needs to be water resistant, then most of the good Android phones available today have an IP68 rating. You can even find devices that are not afraid of water, cheaper than 30,000 rubles. And this taking into account the general increase in prices. A few years ago, this was more of an exception.
Everyone will choose the best secure phone for themselves, but for now I have given my list of priorities. Name the model you think deserves the title of best waterproof phone in our comments or in our Telegram chat.