Six top-notch water-resistant phones

Have you wondering going to the beach and feel like taken pictures from under the water or just want to keep that lovely picture of under the water? Well worry less about this. As days goes by tech giants all over the world are coming up every day with water resistant gadgets. And here today I present to you six top notch water resistant phones.

1. Sony Xperia Z3

Widely available in multiple countries and beautifully designed, the Xperia Z3 is a marquee handset from Sony that can play PlayStation 4 games remotely. And, like its predecessors, the Z3 doesn't mind going for a swim. It can survive 1.5 meters (about 5 feet) underwater, and its dedicated shutter button means you can take underwater pics with its 20.7-megapixel camera. Its mini version, the Xperia Z3 Compact, is also water-resistant.

The Galaxy S5 seals internals with a combination of gaskets and coatings.Josh Miller/CNET
2. Samsung Galaxy S5

In making its flagship smartphone for 2014 waterproof, Samsung turned to the Galaxy S4 Active for inspiration. Samsung applied roughly the same rubbery gaskets to help stop up the charging slot and to protect the battery and electronics. Waterproof coating inside the headset jack protects that element from dips.
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3. HTC Desire Eye

As the first waterproof HTC smartphone, you won't have to fear any accidental spills and splashes around the Desire Eye. But if that happens, be sure to snap a selfie -- the handset also made waves during its debut when HTC announced that the device has a 13-megapixel front-facing shooter.
Samsung Galaxy S5 Active.Josh Miller/CNET
4. Samsung Galaxy S5 Active

With its IP67 rating that makes it shock, dust and waterproof, the S5 Sport is essentially the same as its flagship counterpart above. Samsung added a few tweaks, however. Principally, it removed the fingerprint scanner, and added a convenient active key that also works as a camera shutter. It also has physical softkey buttons and a rubberized case.

5. Kyocera Brigadier

As the first mass-market and affordable handset to sport a Kyocera Sapphire Shield crystal display, the Brigadier is one tough cookie. Second only to diamonds, sapphire crystals (which are grown synthetically in labs) are incredibly durable. As an added bonus, the device can survive in up to 6 feet (1.8 meters) of water, which is deeper than the usual 3 feet standard we usually see. The Brigadier is only on sale in the US though.

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6. Sonim XP7

The XP7 may not be the sleekest smartphone on the market, but it wasn't designed to be. Built for extreme field conditions, you can take the device nearly anywhere and it'll escape unscathed. According to Sonim, users can operate its 4-inch display with wet or dirty industrial gloves, and with its IP68 rating, it can survive for 30 minutes in one of the deepest underwater conditions we've heard -- 6.5 feet (2 meters) to be exact. The Sonim XP7 is not available in the UK or Australia.

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'Tunde Ojedokun is an Editor working for Lappyphone, he loves technology. You can't see him without a gadget. .


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