4 coolest waterproof smartphones
Is your smartphone prone to get wet in water? if yes, having a waterproof smartphone (yes you heard it correct, waterproof smartphone!) is something that can help you address this problem. Thanks to the latest technology! It is growing rapidly and tech giants, to name a few Samsung, HTC, Huawei and Sony manufacturing waterproof smart phones to fight against water and dust in addition to other interesting features added to each forthcoming device. In iPhone 4S where SIRI answers all your questions, Samsung Galaxy S4’s Air gesture & Air view features amaze you with its fabulous functionality, just wave your hand across the screen and see it toggles. In this post, I will be discussing 4 best water proof smartphones which can resist water to a certain limit without being damaged. So ready? here we go!
HTC Butterfly (in Japan it is called HTC J Butterfly) – Launched in January this year, HTC Butterfly is said to be one of the best smartphone available in today’s market. It is IPX-5 (degree of protection) which means it can resist water to a certain limit (check out HTC website to know more). With a huge 5 inches capacitive LCD 3 touchscreen, 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution and 441 ppi density, HTC butterfly is a fabulous smartphone to watch videos and play games. The screen of HTC Butterfly is protected by Gorilla Glass 2 to save it from scratches in case it slips off your hand.
The whooping 8.0 megapixel rear camera with 3262 x 2448 pixel resolution and 2.1 megapixel front facing camera helps you capture bright and sharp photograph and shoot full HD 1080p video @ 30fps. One thing which may disappoint you is 2020 mAh power battery that may not last longer if you watch videos and listen to music continuously. HTC butterfly runs latest version of Android OS i.e. 4.1.1 (Jelly bean) and sports Quad-core 1.5 Ghz processor supported by QualComm snapdragon chipset. It comes with 16 GB internal memory that can be expended to 32 GB using microSD and 2 GB RAM. You may buy it for $650-$700 depending on the location.
Sony Xperia™ Z – Wow! (thats' your reaction when you see it first time) Hugely advertised Sony’s flagship waterproof smartphone, Sony’s Xperia Z comes with lots of new features. It can resist 1 meter water for 30 mins and avoid dust as well (IP55 & IP57). You can use it under rain and easily clean it from everyday dirt and spills. You will be able to receive calls while it is still in water, what a terrific smartphone ! Apart from it, Sony Xperia Z comes with massive 5 inches TFT capacitive touchscreen with 441 ppi pixel density, Same as HTC Butterfly that makes photographs look brighter and clearer. You can enjoy shooting fantastic video with the help of huge 13.0 megapixel rear camera which records full HD 1080 p video @30 fps.
It runs Android 4.1.2 (Jellybean) OS and sports 1.5 Ghz quad-core Krait processor supported by Qualcomm chipset. If we talk about memory, it comes with 16 GB internal memory with a choice to expend it further up to 64 GB using microSD card. Enjoy long lasting music and videos with 2330 mAh power Li-ion non-removable battery. You can buy it for $650-700 depending on the location.
Read more: Complete Sony Xperia Z specification
Huawei Acsend D2 – Huawei is one of the largest telecommunication equipment manufacturer in the world and many well known companies use their products. I have been a big fan of Huawei’s ultra advance smartphones and Acsend D2 is one of them. I admire it because of its big 5 inches LCD capacitive touchscreen (full HD display) with pixel resolution of 1080 x 1920 and 443 pixel density. This elegantly designed Huawei’s flagship smartphone Acsend D2 is very light weight, measures at 170 grams.
It features 13.0 megapixel rear camera that shoots full HD 1080 p videos @ 30fps as Sony Xperia Z however front facing 1.3 megapixel camera is perfect for self shoot and video chat with friends. The biggest attraction of this whooping device is its massive 3000 mAh power battery that lasts longer than any other smartphone. With 2 GB RAM and 1.5 Ghz quad-core CPU, this stunning device works like charm while you play game or perform multiple tasks at the same time. The screen of Acsend D2 is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass and device can resist water and dust (IPX 5/4). The cost of Acsend D2 lies between $600-650 depending on the location.
Samsung Galaxy xcover 2 – One of the biggest announcements made during MWC 2013 conference by Samsung was the announcement of its flagship smartphone Xcover 2. It is IPX 67 certified smartphone which can resist 1 meter water for 30 mins without any harm. If we talk about the specifications, it is not pretty impressive as compared to other latest smartphones but ok. XCover 2 features 1 Ghz dual core processor supported by 1GB RAM.
With 4 inches capacitive touchscreen having 800x 480 pixel resolution and 233 ppi density, it is not a bad choice for middle class people. The 5 megapixel camera with features like geo tagging, auto focus, LED flash takes beautiful photographs and records 720p HD videos. It comes with 4 GB internal memory with an option to expend it further upto 32 GB using microSD card. The price of this stunning smartphone varies between $400-450.
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