5 best water-resistant smartphones for summer 2016
posted by Stephen S. / May 12, 2016, 5:40 PM
Summer's just around the corner, and while that spells fun in the sun, and maybe taking a break from school or work, it can be one rough season for our smartphones. We'll be pushing our phones to the limit as we use their cameras to catalog our trips, drain their batteries as days get longer and longer, and probably put our handsets through some rougher-than-usual handling. The same sort of physical activities that expose them to scuffs and drops can also mean putting our phones up against that long-time foe of all things electronic: water.
The popularity of water resistance as a smartphone features ebbs and flows (not unlike water itself), and while we might not have as many great options right now as we have in years past, there are still some solid contenders out there if you know where to look.
Some wear their water resistance right on their sleeve as a badge of honor, while others are a bit more low-key with their ability to withstand a splash. Some don't even advertise any degree of formal waterproofing, but off-the-record manufacturer comments or direct experience from users have convinced us to include them on this list.
What phone should you have in your pocket as you get ready for a wet and wild summer? Check out our list below for some top picks:
references: Android Authority (Xperia X), SquareTrade (iPhone 6s)
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IPhone 6s water resistant? Phone arena is ridiculous
posted on May 12, 2016, 5:48 PM 24
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I was trying to think outside the box a little. Fact is, a lot of smartphone users demand an iPhone of some kind. And while the iPhone 6s won't compete with purposely-designed Android models, it's still your best water-resistant option /out of the iPhone family/.
posted on May 12, 2016, 7:33 PM 0
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Misleading people. stop you sounding like such a foolish fanboi. Don't try to think we are all dumb here. Thanks to the writer for showing us how dumb Apple supporters really are and how easily it is to fool them. iPhonearena is an Apple reseller site.
posted on May 12, 2016, 10:04 PM 1
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What a complete bulls**t to name the iPhone 6s in this list. I've seen enough tests where it died immediately. It's far from waterproof. And all tests that say that a phone is 'waterproof' just because the screen turns on immediately are rubbish anyways. It can take up to hours, days or even weeks till the damage shows up. I water damaged an old phone which appeared to work normally at first but showed some signs of water damage after a few days and finally died after a few weeks.
posted on May 12, 2016, 5:53 PM 19
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Iphone??? What is going on here? I thought that there will be all Sony phones, forgot the rest. :D But iPhone, are you kidding me?
posted on May 13, 2016, 12:07 AM 2
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#1 - Given #2 - Well, ok. #3 - yuck! #4 - it's not even out yet. You could've just only mentioned the Z5 series #5 - I've seen EverythingApplePro's video with 6S Plus surviving water test much longer than the 6S
posted on May 13, 2016, 3:50 AM 0
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first thing no phone is fully water proof they come with pre condition tag. And Sony phones are worst in ths department with non covering the water damage in its waranty period. If u cnt cover water damage then it is as good as not being water resistant.
posted on May 13, 2016, 7:46 AM 0
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