List of waterproof mobile phones in India – 2013

As smartphones are getting increasingly popular, people are finding their use in almost every places. But, one thing consumers are always concerned is about the safety and durability of these high-end sophisticated devices, and trying to protect them through covers and pouches. But, still that doesn’t ensure their working specially in harsh environment against dust and rains. That’s why dust and water resistant smartphones are rage today, and we’ve compiled a list of them for your convenience-

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1_ Xperia_Z_front_wetSony Xperia Z

Sony Xperia Z is the flagship smartphone from Sony with top of the line configuration and share several technologies from Sony’s other products.

Specifications

Xperia Z sports a beautiful 5 inch LCD display with Full HD resolution, equating to pixel density of 441 ppi. It’s powered by a 1.5 GHz quad-core processor along with Adreno 320 GPU for rendering graphics. In terms of memory, it has 2 GB RAM and 16 GB RAM, which is expandable up to 64 GB via microSD card. It has a primary camera of 13 MP with LED flash offering several features such as face detection, geotagging, HDR, simultaneous image and video shot, etc. It also have a 2 MP camera at front for video calling purposes. For connectivity, the smartphone has 2G/ 3G/ 4G support, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS and NFC. It has a battery of 2330 mAH with STAMINA mode. The device runs on Android 4.1.2 (JellyBean) with some customization by Sony on the top.

Durability factor

The smartphone is IP 55/ 57 certified making it dust and water resistant. It’s battery is non-removable and all the ports are closed by battery cover for avoiding entry of dust or water into it. It’s screen uses a shatter-proof and scratch-resistant glass.

HTC ButterflyHTC Butterfly

HTC Butterfly is company’s flagship smartphone along with HTC One featuring good hardware configuration.

Specifications

The smartphone have 5-inch LCD screen with Full HD Resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels), which is equivalent to 441 pixel per inches. It uses a 1.5 Quad-core snapdragon processor accompanied by Adreno 320 graphics processor. Memory-wise, it has 2 GB RAM and 16 GB in-built storage with an option to expand it to 32 GB via microSD card. For shutterbugs, HTC Butterfly has 8 MP rear camera with LED flash and numerous features like Auto-focus, HDR, Face detection, panorama, etc. It also have a secondary camera of 2.1 MP. It has 2G/ 3G network support, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and GPS for connectivity. Its provided juice by a Li-Po battery of 2020 mAh.

Durability factor

HTC Butterfly have a waterproof display and its screen is protected by Gorilla Glass 2 technology.

Upcoming Smartphones

Xperia ZRSony Xperia ZR

Xperia ZR seems to be a smaller brother of Xperia Z, and is actually a step ahead because of its waterproof capabilities in comparison to Xperia Z’s water resistance.

Specifications

Xperia ZR comes with a screen of 4.55 inches sporting a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels (~323 ppi). It runs on a 1.5 GHz quad-core processor and Adreno 320 graphics processor. It has 2 GB RAM and internal memory of 8 GB, which can be expanded up to 32 GB via microSD card. The camera is similar with Xperia Z which is 13 MP at back and 2 MP at front. For connectivity purposes, the smartphone has 2G/ 3G/ 4G. Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS and NFC. It is fueled by a non-removable 2300 mAh battery.

Durability factor

The smartphone is IP 55/58 compliant making it dust-resistant and waterproof. It can be submerged in a 1.5 m depth of water for up to 30 minutes.

Samsung Galaxy S4 Activ

While still a rumor, Samsung will probably launch durable version of its flagship smartphone Galaxy S4 as Galaxy S4 Activ on June 20.

Specifications

According to rumors, the device will be featuring same specifications as of Galaxy S4 with 5 inch Full HD screen. It will be backed by 1.9 GHz quad-core processor, Adreno 320 graphics processor and 2 GB RAM. It will have a internal storage of 8GB/ 16GB expandable up to 32 GB through microSD card. Reports suggest that it might have a 8 MP camera, instead of 13 MP camera used in Galaxy S4. The front-facing camera of 2 MP will be useful for video calling needs. In terms of connectivity, users will get usual options like 2G/ 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS. There are no details about the battery capacity, but we assume it to be same as of S4 at 2600 mAh.

Durability Factor

The smartphone will have a red and black metallic sheet attached to its back making it water and dust resistant. It also seems that instead of Samsung’s standard button layout of two capacitive button and one physical button, S4 Activ will have three hard buttons.

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