Waterproof phones are becoming more and more popular day by day. Phones with IP certification started appearing around the year 2014. But still most of the users do not care about the waterproof capability of their phone. But now the Coronavirus changed everything! Health experts are urging to clean your personal belongings whenever possible, either with soap and water or alcohol based hand sanitizer.
Mobile phones gets dirty pretty quickly. You keep them on tables, dash boards, and other contaminated places very frequently. Eventhough you can apply mild amount of sanitizers on any phone, it is always better to have a water resistant phone on which sanitizers can be applied without any worry of damaging it.
What is IP Certification?
IP rating is a usual term you will see when talking about any water resistant gadget. This stands for Ingress Protection. It is usually followed by a number, which refers to the Gadget’s ability to withstand dust and water. The first digit refers to solid particle protection and the second digit to liquid protection.
The water resistant phones have IP67 or IP68 standards. IP numbers that start with a 6 mean the device have complete protection from dust.
Samsung certifies the phones with IP68 certification “can be immersed in 1.5 meters of water for up to 30 minutes.” Those phones with IP67 rating, can be immersed in water at a depth of 1 meter for a short time.
I have compiled a list of waterproof phones from all major smartphone manufacturers. This list will help you to select the best water resistant phone suitable for your budget and requirments.
Samsung Waterproof Phones
The Samsung Galaxy S5 was the first waterproof Samsung Phone which appeared in 2014. From then all Samsung S series phones were having water resistance capability except Galaxy S6 series.
- Samsung Galaxy S 20 Series
- Samsung Galaxy S 10 Series
- Samsung Galaxy S 9 and Samsung Galaxy S 9 Plus
- Samsung Galaxy Note 9
- Samsung Galaxy S 8 and Samsung Galaxy S 8 Plus
- Samsung Galaxy Note 8
- Samsung Galaxy S 7
- Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
- Samsung Galaxy Note 7
- Samsung Galaxy S 5
List of Water resistant LG Phones
Below are the LG whones with waterproof certifications IP68 and IP67.
- LG V60 ThinQ
- LG G7 ThinQ
- LG V30 PLUS
- LG G6
- LG Q8
- LG G6