Here are some of the best water resistant phones for those with butterfingers – even on our best days, we can't help but drop things. It's almost as if IP67 and IP68 ratings were devised for people like us (these ratings indicate resistance levels of a phone to elemental hazards, a leading cause of smartphone damage.) But even cautious users will think it prudent to invest in water resistant phones to protect from unprecedented circumstances like rainy days and accidental splashes. There's just one caveat – never, ever deliberately dunk your phone in water. Ahead, the best water resistant phones you can get.
The Best Water Resistant Phones in India
You'd hate to lose this precious phone to a careless spill – that's why it's IP68 certified, allowing for submersion in 6 feet of water for up to 30 minutes. That makes it one of the best water resistant phones in the market. The iPhone XS has a near-perfect Super Retina 5.8 inch display (stretching into all corners of the screen for a gorgeous viewing experience), a 4GB RAM, 256GB expandable memory, dual SIM with dual standby and a 2658mAH lithium-ion battery. Comes with a 12MP rear camera and a 7MP front-facing camera. Choose from 3 metallic shades: Silver, Gold and Space Grey. Unlock it with your face.
|Apple iPhone XS Specs|
|Rear Camera||12MP + 12MP|
Samsung Galaxy S9 +
With an IP68 rating, the Samsung Galaxy S9+ will survive up to 5 feet of water for 30 minutes, making it one of the best water resistant phones in the market, so you can rest easy if you're chilling by the poolside. The phone has an edge-to-edge super AMOLED 6.2-inch immersive screen, a 6GB RAM, 64GB storage expandable to up to 256GB and a dual nano SIM with dual standby. Take beautiful pictures with the 8MP front camera and the 12+12MP dual rear camera, and choose from 3 gorgeous hues: Burgundy Red, Coral Blue and Midnight Black. The phone comes loaded with a 3500mAH lithium-ion battery.
|Samsung Galaxy S9+ Specs|
The iPhone 8 is one of the best water resistant phones in the market with an IP67 rating – that's only marginally less than perfect. It has a 4.7-inch display, a 2GB RAM, 64GB storage, a single nano SIM and a1821Mah lithium-ion battery. Comes with a 12MP rear camera and a 7MP FaceTime enabled front-facing camera. Choose from 4 gorgeous skins: Silver, Red, Gold and Space Grey. If you're willing to spend a bit extra, you could also get the 8 Plus.
|Apple iPhone 8 Specs|
Google Pixel 3
The Google Pixel 3 has an IP68 rating, making it one of the best water resistant phones in the market. It has a 5.5 inch FHD+ display, a 4GB RAM, and 64GB storage. Use its 8+8MP dual front camera and 12.2MP rear camera to take gorgeous photographs. The phone comes with Snapdragon 845, a 2915 mAh battery and a single SIM. Get it in two classic shades: Clearly White or Just Black. And if you're willing to shell out a bit extra, the Google Pixel 3 XL is a great option, too.
|Google Pixel 3 Specs|
|Processor||2.5 GHz octa-core|
|Front Camera||8MP + 8MP|
Samsung Galaxy S9
Like the S9+, the Samsung Galaxy S9, too, has an IP68 rating making it one of the best water resistant phones even immersed in 5 feet of water. The phone has a bezel-less, super-AMOLED 5.8-inch immersive screen, a 4GB RAM, 256GB storage expandable to up to 400GB and a dual nano SIM with dual standby. Take beautiful pictures with the 8MP front camera and the 12MP single rear camera. The phone comes with a 3000mAH lithium-ion battery.
|Samsung Galaxy S9 Specs|
|Processor||2.7 GHz octa-core|
With an IP67 rating, the iPhone XR is one of the best water resistant phones available – plus, while it isn't cheap, it's many price points below the XS. It has a beautiful 6.1 inch display, a 3GB RAM, 128GB memory, dual SIM with dual standby and a 2716mAH lithium-ion battery. Shoot crystal-clear pictures with a 12MP rear camera and a 7MP front-facing camera, and take your pick from 6 stunning skins: Black, White, Coral, Red, Yellow and Blue.
|Apple iPhone XR Specs|
|Processor||Apple A12 Bionic|
Huawei Mate 20 Pro
With an IP68 rating, the Huawei Mate 20 Pro is one of the best water resistant phones in the market. The phone has an immersive 6.39 inch full HD immersive screen, a 6GB RAM, 128GB storage expandable to up to 256GB and a dual nano SIM with dual standby. Take beautiful pictures with the 24MP front camera and the 40+40+20MP triple rear camera. The phone comes loaded with a 4200mAH lithium-polymer battery.
|Huawei Mate 20 Pro Specs|
|Processor||HUAWEI Kirin 980|