The most popular waterproof smartphone with Android OS for 2014
Who says that electronic gadgets should not get wet? Smartphones, which can comfortably talk while walking in the rain without an umbrella or a swim in the pool is one of the biggest trends in 2014. So whether you work outdoors, if swimming is your favorite sport or are planning your summer vacation, perhaps it will be interesting to learn which are waterproof smartphones. What you need to know if you want to buy a waterproof model is what Ingress Protection. Maybe you noticed that when talking about waterproof hardware often mention what its IP rating . “IP” means Ingress Protection, or “Protection against entry (particles).” This classification is given in a combination of two numbers, each of which has a different function. The first digit corresponds to the level of protection from dust and particles. It can have a value between 0 and 6, where 0 means that the device is no protection against foreign objects and 6 – it has full protection from dust. The second digit is associated with protection from moisture, water spray and immersion and can take values from 0 to 8, with 0 again means that the device has no defense, and 8 – that has the highest protection) – of water immersion under more than a meter of water indefinitely.
1. Sony Xperia
Sony began offering waterproof models high-end smartphones like Xperia Z introduced in 2013. Since then, almost the entire range of Sony Xperia smartphones are waterproof. According to IP55 and IP58, Xperia Z2 is protected from dust and water resistant, provided that all ports and caps are tightly closed. The phone is protected from water streams with a low pressure from all directions according to IP55 and can be kept below 1.50 meters for fresh water is not more than 30 minutes, in accordance with IP58. Note also that the touch screen of the phone does not work well under water. The phone has a 5.2 -inch 1080p screen, Snapdragon 801protsesor and 20.7 – megapixel camera. Xperia Z1S carry the same features as the Xperia Z2, but has a slightly smaller 5- inch 1080p display and 800 Snapdragon processor. Furthermore, Z1 and Z1 Compact have the same IP standards and could be a better choice for you. And if you’re looking fablet it Sony Xperia Z Ultra is the only major smartphone with IP55 and IP58 ratings.
2. Samsung Galaxy S5
The most famous phone this year, Galaxy S5 has IP67 rating. This means that the phone can be submerged up to 1 meter of water for 30 minutes and no particles are unable to enter the device. To make sure, however, you will need to make sure that the plastic cover and back cover of the device that covers the USB port are properly closed.
3. Samsung Galaxy S4 Active
If Galaxy S5 is not an option for you, be sure to check Galaxy S4 Active. The device has an IP67 rating the same as the new Galaxy S5, but is much cheaper. The specs are also good. The screen is 5 inches with a resolution of 1080p, has 600 Snapdragon processor and 8-megapixel camera.
4. Kyocera Hydro Elite
The smartphone has IPX5 and IPX7 rating, which means that you can safely use it in the rain and water jets and can dive up to 3 meters in water for 30 minutes. The letter X in the evaluation of IP phone means that it has been officially classified for resistance to dust. Hydro Elite works with Android 4.3 has a 4.3 inch screen, 8 megapixel camera, and 4G LTE.
5. HTC One M8
According to a company spokesperson, HTC One M8 has IPX3 rating. This means that the device is protected from water spray impinging angle of 60 degrees (0.7 liters per minute for 5 minutes).
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