Who said water and electronics don’t mix? Water resistant smartphones that can be used in the rain, dunked in the tub or that can be used to take pictures under water are not as rare as they once were. Though not a necessity, people still view an Android smartphone with water resistant capabilities as an advantage. But what are the best waterproof Android phones in the market today?
Samsung Galaxy S6 Active
The Galaxy S6 Active is what some may consider, ruggedized and tougher version of the Galaxy S6. The S6 Active is powered by the Exynos 7420 processor topped with a Mali-T760 GPU and embodies a 5.1 inches of Super AMOLED display. Like the original Galaxy S6, the Active version has a 16 MP main camera with an LED flash.
However, its notable feature is its IP68 waterproof rating accompanied by its U.S. Mil-810G body specification, meaning not only will you capture videos and photos under water but also the phone can withstand extreme temperatures, humidity and altitudes. The phone is currently available exclusively from AT&T.
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Samsung Galaxy S5
The Samsung Galaxy S5 may not be among the latest flagships, but it is still worth the buy.
In terms of hardware, the S5 is equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 CPU, coupled with a RAM of 2 GB and Adreno 330 GPU. It is bundled with a 5.1-inch Super AMOLED display screen and battery capacity of 2800 mAh.
Its Snapdragon chipset is handy when it comes to battery life conservation. In addition, its system’s ultra power saving mode gives it an added advantage by significantly reducing power consumption on your Galaxy S5, with usage lasting for days.
Galaxy S5 scores a IP67 rating, this means it can handle submersion into a water depth of 1meter for around 30 minutes without any particles entering. But, you have to ensure that the plastic flap covering the USB port is firmly shut, also double check that the back cover is securely in place.
Samsung Galaxy S5 Active
Another ruggedized version of a Samsung phone, is Galaxy S5’s sibling the Galaxy S5 Active.
With its front panel measuring at 5.1 inches, the Galaxy S5 Active offers a Super AMOLED display. The crisp 1080p display is complemented with Corning’s Gorilla Glass 3 protection. As for processing power, the S5 Active boasts Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 801 CPU and graphical processor of Adreno 330. This is bundled with 2GB of RAM for even more efficiency.
In the camera department, it is packed with a 16 MP rear camera, coupled by a front shooter with 2 MP.
The Galaxy S5 Active is also rated IP67 water and dust resistant as well. Furthermore, its boasts a MiL 810G spec rating, which means that it meets US military standards and has the capability to handle extreme humidity, temperature and altitude.
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