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Best Waterproof Phones in India You Can Take Swimming

According to IDC, about 35.1% smartphones are damaged due to liquid and thus it becomes the second most common damage in smartphones. Hence, more waterproof smartphones are manufactured today and these are the best smartphones of 2017. Nowadays, most of the flagship smartphones from the house of Samsung, Apple, Sony, HTC, Motorola and other brands are dust and water resistant. These phones have waterproof IP rating such as IP67 and IP68.

IP stands for ‘Ingress Protection’, which has been developed by European Committee for Electro Technical Standardization, specifying the environmental protection the enclosure provides. The most common are IP67 and IP68 certifications. In IP67, the rating of 6 means complete dust protection and the rating of 7 means immersion up to 1 meter depth for up to 30 minutes. In case of IP68, the rating of 8 usually means immersion up to 1.5 meter for up to 30 minutes. Today, we bring you the best waterproof smartphones that you can take with you inside pools.

Currently, water proofing smartphones have high manufacturing costs. Thus, we only get premium flagship devices with IP67 and IP68 certifications. However, things are getting better and we now have smartphones with water-repellent nano coating, which can protect devices from water splashing. Although, flagship smartphones are certified waterproof devices but companies will not repair them if they get damaged by any liquid. Hopefully, this situation will improve in the future and brands will provide warranty against liquid damage as well. So without any further ado, let’s get started.

Best Waterproof Phones You Can Take Swimming (Budget - Flagship)

These are the Best Waterproof Mobiles Available in India

1. Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017)

Samsung Galaxy A7 2017 - One of the Best Smartphones Under 40000

Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017), is one of the premium waterproof smartphones, that was launched in India back in March 2017. It is IP68 certified and thus you can immerse the phone in 1.5 meters for up to 30 minutes. It is also dust proof. The Galaxy A7 sports a 5.7-inch Full HD display, that is powered by an Exynos 7880 octa-core processor and 3GB RAM. In terms of camera, we get a 16 megapixel primary camera at the back along with another 16 megapixel selfie camera at the front. Under the hood, it comes with a 3600mAh battery with Adaptive fast charging support.

Key Specifications of Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017)
Display 5.7-inch Full HD
Processor 1.9GHz Exynos 7880 octa-core SoC
RAM 3GB
Storage 32GB (expandable – 256GB)
Operating System TouchWiz UI (Android 6.0 Marshmallow)
Rear Camera 16MP with LED flash
Front Camera 16MP
Battery 3600mAh (non-removable) with Adaptive Fast Charging
Fingerprint Front
Connectivity 4G VoLTE

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2. Apple iPhone 7 / 7 Plus

Apple iPhone 7 is Water Resistant

Apple’s iPhone 7 and 7 Plus are the first waterproof iPhone mobile devices. They were launched back in September 2016 and are IP67 certified. This is not the highest form of waterproof certification since we already have IP68. Thus, you can only immerse the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus in meter for up to 30 minutes. According to latest reports, the next generation iPhone (7s/7s Plus/8) will have IP68 certification or later. In terms of camera, the iPhone 7 Plus sports a dual lens setup at the back which can capture great portrait shots with depth of field (bokeh) effect.

Key Specifications of Apple iPhone 7 and 7 Plus
Display 4.7-inch Retina (iPhone 7)

5.5-inch Full HD (iPhone 7 Plus)

Processor 2.3GHz A10 quad-core SoC
RAM 2GB | 3GB
Storage 32GB/128GB (non-expandable)
Operating System iOS 11
Rear Camera 12MP with true-tone quad-LED flash

Dual 12MP with true-tone quad-LED flash

Front Camera 7MP with Retina flash
Battery 1960mAh | 3000mAh – (non-removable)
Fingerprint Front
Connectivity 4G VoLTE

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Must Read: Best Smartphones under 30000

3. Moto G5S

Moto G5S - Best Smartphone Under Rs. 14000 in India

Moto G5S, one of the budget waterproof smartphones in this list, was launched in India back in August 2017. As we have already discussed above that waterproofing mobile phones is a costly affair and thus its only available in premium flagship smartphones. Moto G5S, like most other Moto devices, come with water-repellent nano coating. Thus, you cannot immerse the phone in water and keep it for 30 minutes but it is resistant to water splashes. It runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat OS and will get upgraded to Android 8.0 Oreo OS in the near future for sure.

Key Specifications of Moto G5S
Display 5.2-inch Full HD
Processor 1.4GHz Snapdragon 430 octa-core SoC
RAM 4GB
Storage 32GB (expandable – 128GB)
Operating System Android 7.1 Nougat
Rear Camera 16MP with dual-tone LED flash
Front Camera 5MP with LED flash
Battery 3000mAh (non-removable) with Turbo Charging
Fingerprint Front
Connectivity 4G VoLTE

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4. Samsung Galaxy S8 / S8+

Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus

Samsung launched its Galaxy S8 and S8+ were launched in India back in April 2017. These waterproof phones are IP68 certified and hence you can dip them in 1.5 meters up to 30 minutes without any fear. These flagship Samsung smartphones can be used for shooting underwater videos and images inside a pool as they come with great 12 megapixel primary cameras. The Galaxy S8 and S8+ feature Super AMOLED Infinity displays with bezel-less borders. They come with Iris scanner, face recognition and fingerprint sensor.

Key Specifications of Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+
Display 5.8-inch Quad HD+ (S8)

6.2-inch Quad HD+ (S8+)

Processor Exynos 8895 octa-core SoC
RAM 4GB (S8)

4GB/6GB (S8+)

Storage 64GB (S8)

64GB/128GB (S8+)

(expandable – 256GB)

Operating System TouchWiz UI (Android 7.1 Nougat)
Rear Camera 12MP with LED flash
Front Camera 8MP
Battery 3000mAh (non-removable) – S8

3500mAh (non-removable) – S8+

Fast charging (both wired and wireless)

Fingerprint Rear
Connectivity 4G VoLTE

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5. Moto G5S Plus

Moto G5S Plus - Best Dual Camera Smartphone Under Rs. 15,000 in India

Moto G5S Plus, one of the mid-ranged waterproof mobiles, was launched in India back in August 2017. Again, it is not fully waterproof and you cannot immerse the G5S Plus in water. It comes with a water-repellent nano coating and thus it is splash proof. You can take it out in rain and it will not be dead. There is a 5.5-inch Full HD display, which is powered by a Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor and 4GB RAM. The phone runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat OS and gives a stock Android experience with regular updates.

Key Specifications of Moto G5S Plus
Display 5.5-inch Full HD
Processor 2.0GHz Snapdragon 625 octa-core SoC
RAM 4GB
Storage 64GB (expandable – 128GB)
Operating System Android 7.1 Nougat
Rear Camera Dual 13MP with dual-tone LED flash
Front Camera 8MP with LED flash
Battery 3000mAh (non-removable) with Turbo Charging
Fingerprint Front
Connectivity 4G VoLTE

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Must Read: Best Smartphones Under 20000

6. LG G6

LG G6 - Best Smartphone under 50000 in India

LG G6, one of the flagship smartphones of 2017, was launched in India back in April. It is also one of the premium dust and waterproof smartphones as it comes with IP68 certification. We get a 5.7-inch Quad HD+ FullVision display, Snapdragon 821 quad-core processor and 4GB of RAM. In the camera department, there is a dual lens setup at the back consisting of two 13 megapixel lenses. Under the hood, we get a 300mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 support. Like other smartphones, it also supports 4G VoLTE network out of the box.

Key Specifications of LG G6
Display 5.7-inch Quad HD+
Processor 2.35GHz Snapdragon 821 quad-core SoC
RAM 4GB
Storage 64GB (expandable – 2TB)
Operating System LG UX (Android 7.0 Nougat)
Rear Camera Dual 13MP with dual-tone LED flash
Front Camera 5MP
Battery 3300mAh (non-removable) with Quick Charge 3.0
Fingerprint Rear
Connectivity 4G VoLTE

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7. Samsung Galaxy S7 / S7 edge

Samsung-Galaxy-S7-Best-Android-Phone-Under-40000

Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge might feel old in this list as they were launched in India back in March 2016 but these are IP68 certified waterproof smartphones. Thus, you can dip them inside a pool to take capture stunning moments. These devices are very tempting now because you’ll get best deals on them. The Galaxy S7 features a 5.1-inch Quad HD display whereas the Galaxy S7 edge comes with a 5.5-inch Quad HD display. Both of them run on TouchWiz UI and are powered by Exynos 8890 octa-core processor.

Key Specifications of Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge
Display 5.1-inch Quad HD (S7)

5.5-inch Quad HD (S7 edge)

Processor 2.3GHz Exynos 8890 octa-core SoC
RAM 4GB
Storage 32GB (expandable – 200GB)
Operating System TouchWiz UI (Android 6.0 Marshmallow)
Rear Camera 12MP with LED flash
Front Camera 5MP
Battery 3000mAh | 3600mAh (non-removable)

Fast Charging (both wired and wireless)

Fingerprint Front
Connectivity 4G VoLTE

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8. Moto E4 Plus

Moto E4 Plus - Best Smartphone under Rs. 12,000 in India

The Moto E4 Plus, is the most affordable waterproof smartphone in this segment, which was launched in India back in July 2017. Again, this is not IP67 or IP68 certified and offers only water-repellent nano coating for protection against water splashes. The phone runs on Android 7.1 Nougat OS and features a 5.5-inch HD display. The main USP of the Moto E4 Plus is its massive 5000mAh battery with support for rapid charging. We also get a fingerprint sensor that has been embedded into its home button.

Key Specifications of Moto E4 Plus
Display 5.5-inch HD
Processor 1.3GHz MediaTek MT6737 quad-core SoC
RAM 3GB
Storage 32GB (expandable – 128GB)
Operating System Android 7.1 Nougat
Rear Camera 13MP with LED flash
Front Camera 5MP with LED flash
Battery 5000mAh (non-removable) with Rapid Charge
Fingerprint Front
Connectivity 4G VoLTE

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Must Read: Best Smartphones Under 10000

9. Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)

Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 - One of the best smartphones under 30000 in India

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017), one of the premium mid-ranged smartphones, was launched in India back in March 2017. Besides being made up of glass and metal, the phone is IP68 certified. Thus, it is dust and water resistant. It is one of the waterproof phones which can be dipped in 1.5 meter for up to 30 minutes without causing any damage to the device. In terms of camera, we get a 16 megapixel primary shooter at the back along with a 16 megapixel selfie camera on the front. Hence, you can fancy yourself to take some cool underwater footage. It sports a 3000mAh battery with support for Adaptive Fast Charging.

Key Specifications of Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)
Display 5.2-inch Full HD
Processor 1.9GHz Exynos 7880 octa-core SoC
RAM 3GB
Storage 32GB (expandable – 256GB)
Operating System TouchWiz UI (Android 6.0 Marshmallow)
Rear Camera 16MP with LED flash
Front Camera 16MP
Battery 3000mAh (non-removable) with Adaptive Fast Charging
Fingerprint Front
Connectivity 4G VoLTE

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10. HTC U11

HTC U11 - Best HTC Flagship Smartphone in India under Rs. 50,000

HTC U11, one of the premium flagship waterproof mobiles, was launched in India back in June 2017. The latest HTC smartphone does not get the highest waterproof rating but it is on par with the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus with IP67 certification. You can immerse it in 1 meter up to 30 minutes without disturbing its internals. The phone is powered by a Snapdragon 835 octa-core processor and 6GB RAM for intense multitasking. There is a 5.5-inch Quad HD display, which runs on HTC Sense UI based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat OS.

Key Specifications of HTC U11
Display 5.5-inch Quad HD
Processor 2.45GHz Snapdragon 835 octa-core SoC
RAM 6GB
Storage 128GB (expandable – 2TB)
Operating System HTC Sense UI (Android 7.1 Nougat)
Rear Camera 12MP with dual LED flash
Front Camera 16MP
Battery 3000mAh (non-removable) with Quick Charge 3.0
Fingerprint Front
Connectivity 4G VoLTE

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Must Read: Best Smartphones under 50000

Thus, we come to an end of our best waterproof smartphones segment. Here, we have tried to include budget smartphones ranging from Rs. 10,000 to premium smartphones costing above Rs. 50,000. Currently, waterproofing smartphones include very high costs but in the next few years, it will become more mainstream and we will have more waterproof mobile phones to choose from. Do check out our latest articles such as Best 5G Mobiles to know more about the upcoming smartphones.

About the author

Bibek Saha

He is the Co-Founder of BSU. A Tech enthusiast at heart, who loves to write long form articles. A certified foodie who won't give up Chicken for anything else in this world. A Manchester United fan, who loves to play Fifa when not in work mode.

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