A cellphone is the best companion of a man these days. Yes! It is a fact! Humans stick to their cellphone for a notable duration in our daily routine. Some recent statistics have revealed that a person spends about 90 minutes a day on average using their phone. This appears to be normal but the amount adds up to 23 days a year and 3.9 years of an average person's life. The advancement in technology has also revolutionized the domain of cellphones and man has now entered the era of Smartphones. Everyone desires a smartphone that not only meets his/her desires but also provides an entertaining solution to kill daily, sporadic boredom. People are now keen to take their cellphones to incredible places. Dumping a cellphone into water was a nightmare once but now, this product has transformed through advancements in technology and some have been given the name Waterproof. Here is a review of some of the best and amazing waterproof smartphones that have been rolling over the markets this year.
Sony Xperia Z3
Sony Xperia Z3 was been released on September 14th 2014 and is IP68 certified. That makes it dust and water proof. It can survive 1.5 meters underwater for 30 minutes. Z3 is powered with a Snapdragon 801 quad-core processor paired with a 3GB RAM. The smartphone arrives in 2 variants i.e. with 16GB and 32GB built-in memory variants. It has 5.2 inches full HD screen with 1920x1080p resolution. It features 20.7 megapixels rear cam, a 2.2 megapixels front cam and runs android KitKat 4.4.4 operating system. The power backup is provided with a 3,100mAh battery. This device is available on Amazon.
Sony Xperia Z4v
The specs of Sony Xperia Z4v were released in June of this year but still it is not available for sale yet. This phone features a 5.2 inches screen that is protected by Scratch-resistant glass and oleo-phobic coating. Qualcomm MSM8994 Snapdragon 810 processor powers the device with a combined 3GB RAM. Xperia Z4v also includes PS4 Remote Play, as was observed in Xperia Z3. The enables you to attach a PS4 DUALSHOCK4 controller with the smartphone and enjoy PS4 games on your smartphone. The rear camera is the same as that of its predecessor i.e. 20.7 megapixels but the front can has been enhanced to 5 megapixels from 2 megapixels. The device is packed with 32GB of built-in storage capacity that is expandable up to 128GB via microSD card. IPX8/6X waterproof and dust-tight shell protects the phone from external factors. The Z4v provides hours of surfing with its 3000mAh battery bank. This phone also features Qi standard wireless charging among its charging options.
Sony Xperia Z5, Z5 Compact and Z5 Premium
Sony has got the credit of releasing the worlds first ever UHD 4K smartphones with super resolution, (almost 4 times the resolution of an iPhone 6). These phones have been released in the start of September this year but havent hit the market yet. Z5 and Z5 Compact feature awesome UHD 4K screens with surprising zooming options. These devices have got high resolution 23 megapixels camera that wont ever let you down. The camera provides fabulous still shots without blurring the picture. The Z5 Compact has a 4.6 inches (1280x720) while Xperia Z5 has got a 5.2 inches (1920x1080) screen. The best thing to be observed is the maintenance of good ratio between size and sharpness. The outstanding pixels provide crisp pictures without missing even the minute details in the image.
All three smartphones are provided with a Snapdragon 810 processor. Xperia Z5 and Z5 Premium are packed with 3GB RAM while Z5 Compact possesses a 2GB RAM. These devices are the data banks with the large data storage capacity of 32GB that is further expandable up to 200GB. Awesome! Sony has updated its own Android 5.1.1 operating system on the devices to enhance its compatibility. The smartphones are water and dustproof without covering the USB ports.
Sony Xperia M4 Aqua
Sony Xperia M4 Aqua surfaced on May 31st 2015 and it has IP65/68 water and dust proof rating. Sony Xperia M4 features a 5 inch full HD screen with 1280 x 720p resolution protected by scratch-less Gorilla Glass. Sony Xperia M4 Aqua boosts with a 64 bit Snapdragon 615 processor while supported by a 2GB RAM and 8GB of internal storage. M4 Aqua is available in soft a black color that grabs everyones attention. Its rear cam is just 13 megapixels provided with LED flash while the front cam is just 720p, thats almost nothing but still better for online calling. The device runs android 5.0 Lollipop operating system.
Sony Xperia M5
Sony Xperia M5 was released in September 2015 but its not available for purchase yet. The detailed specs have been revealed by Sony and depict that M5 follows almost the same design as was observed in Sony Xperia M4 Aqua because Sony is following the traditional 'Omni-Balance' design. This cellphone presents an eye-catching 5 inch full HD screen. The processor, Mediatek Helio X10 along with a 3GB RAM gives us uninterrupted mobile usage while omitting the processing delays. Xperia M5 features a 21.5 megapixels rear camera that is awesome for photography lovers while the front cam is a cool 13 megapixels module that is a superb choice for flawless selfies. Above all, M5 is IP68 certified meaning that dust and water are proofed up to 1.5 meters underwater for 30 minutes. M5 is a classic phone for you if you are Xperia lover.
HTC Desire Eye
HTC Desire Eye hit the market in November 2014 and it holds a IPX7 water and dust resistance certification. The phone is submersible in water up to 1 meter for 30 minutes. This device features a 5.2 inch HD screen with 1080p resolution. The smartphone flies higher with its 2.3 GHz quad-core Krait 400 processor and Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 chipset that is paired with 2GB RAM and 16GB built-in storage capacity. The 13 megapixels camera provides high quality recording with 30 fps. The smartphone runs Android 4.4.4 KitKat that is supported with HTC Sense 6.0 UI. This phone provides hours of surfing with its 2,400mAh battery bank.
HTC Butterfly 3
HTC Butterfly 3 is to hit the markets soon but no official statement has been released yet. However some recommendations have surfaced that are focusing on certain specifications for this new flagship. Butterfly 3 will feature a 5.1 inch QHD screen. It will be powered by a Qualcomms Snapdragon octa-core Processor that will boost it up. Further, it will carry a 3GB RAM by default that will provide better surfing than the predecessor Butterfly 2. These leaked photos suggest that the device will arrive in a red color. When it comes to the software, Butterfly 3 is going to run the latest Android 5.0.2 Lollipop version. HTC has enhanced the built-in memory for this device so you can store data up to 32GB without needing an external card. The 20 megapixels rear cam is equipped to provide 4K high quality videos while the 13 megapixel front cam is an outstanding selfie camera. Above all, the IP67 casing encloses the cellphone to make it an above average proofing for dust and water. It is probable that his phone will be commercialized by the end of this year.
Kyocera Brigadier has been released in July 2014 and holds IP68 certification that makes it dust and water proof, making it submersible up to 1 meter for 30 minutes. This cellphone possesses a 4.5 inches full HD screen. It is powered by a Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A7 processor and Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 chipset. The processor is equipped with a 2GB RAM that gives a speed boost to the cellphone. 16GB built-in memory is available on a board that is further expandable up to 32GB. Brigadier features an 8 megapixel rear cam with autofocus and LED flash while the front cam is 2 megapixels. Android 4.4.2 operating system makes the device compatible with numerous apps available at the store.
This smartphone officially arrived on August 1st 2015. It is protected externally with an IP68 dust-tight and water-resistant rating. This device includes a 4.7 inches QHD screen guarded with Gorilla Glass 4. It has got a quite smart processing unit including a 1.1GHz quad processor and 1GB RAM. This is a super tough phone as CAT is renounced for its long-lasting tools and products. This smartphone is specially designed for extremely adventurous people. Its front camera is perfect for selfies with 2 megapixels while the rear cam is 8 megapixels which also records 60 fps videos. It holds a MIL-SPEC 810G certification as well making it drop-proof from a 1.8m height. Quite Amazing!
Motorola Moto X Style
Motorola has been on the down slide as of late. There hasnt been the greatest reviews on their cell phones, however&hellip, it has recently announced that the arrival of its new flagship Moto X Style ( that hasnt arrived in the markets yet) has revealed specs which have astonished the faithful lovers of Motorola. This phone was released in September this year and will be commercialized soon. Make sure that Moto X Style and the Moto X Pure Edition are one in the same device. The processing unit is comprised of a Snapdragon six-core processor and 3GB RAM to provide super-fast browsing and mobile usage speed. The set will be available in three variants including 16GB, 32GB, or a 64GB built-in storage capacity cellphone and two color variants including the soft appealing black and smashing white. Moto X Style features a 5.7 inch QHD screen with high class resolution and graphics. Android 5.1.1 rules over the device enhancing its capabilities with the latest available apps on Play Store. It has a mind-blowing 21 megapixel 4K camera so that you never miss any moment of your life if you dont have a good quality digital cam. The internals of the smartphone are protected with water repellent Nano-coating.
Samsung Galaxy S5
Samsung waterproof devices are rocking the market nowadays. Samsung Galaxy S5 has a IP67 rating, similar as for Galaxy S4 Active, making it water and dust repellant. A large 5.2 inch full HD screen provides marvelous transparent display. This device allows for clear crisp pictures with its 16 megapixel rear camera. It also comes in two variants with 16GB or 32GB storage capacity.
Samsung Galaxy S5 Active
Samsung Galaxy S5 Active was released in May of 2014 and is IP67 rated which makes it shock, dust and waterproof to bear the hardships. The MIL-STD-810G certification makes it salt, dust, humidity, rain, vibration resistant. This smartphone features a 5.1 inch 16M-color Super AMOLED screen protection by Gorilla Glass 3. It boosts with a Quad-core 2.5 GHz Krait 400 processor and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 chipset, coupled with 2GB RAM and 16GB built-in memory that is further expandable with a microSD card. It also features multiple sensors including an IR gesture sensor and a Barometer to show the elevation and air pressure. It possesses a 2 megapixel front cam paired with an LED flash and runs android 4.4.2 Android KitKat OS. It provides hours of surfing with its 2,800mAh removable battery.
Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo
Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo hit the market in August 2015 with an IP67 certification that makes it dust and water resistant. Galaxy S5 Neo rocks with a 1.6GHz octa-core processor that is combined with 2GB RAM and 16 GB internal memory. It has a 5.1 inch HD Super AMOLED screen and a IP67 certification. The rear cam is 16 megapixels and the front camera is 5 megapixels to provide transparent and water clear shots. It provides hours of surfing with a 2800mAh battery. It runs a 5.1.1 Lollipop operating system.
Samsung Galaxy S6 Active
Samsung galaxy S6 Active surfaced on June 12 2015. It holds an IP68 certification, making it dust plus water proof meaning that it can potentially be submersed into water 1.5 meters for almost a half an hour. This smartphone presents a 5.1 inch Super AMOLED QHD screen with 1440 x 2560p resolution, further protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4. This phone flies with Exynos 7420 64-bit octa-core processor, supported by 3GB RAM and 32GB of built-in storage capacity. It also features TouchWiz UX and runs 5.0.2 Android OS. It has a 16 megapixel front camera that records 4K videos. The camera is provided with dual flash and optical image stabilization.
Waterproof cellphones are the best choice to survive the rough and tough conditions when you are keen of travelling and/or being adventurous. Several new technology features continue to enter the pipeline, enhancing the perfection of waterproofed cellphones.