5 best-selling smartphones that are officially waterproof

Science

21 Mar 2019

Live and capture your "Holi Hai" moments with these smartphones

We've all had our "Holi Hai" moments when someone catches us by surprise and empties a bucket of colored water on us.

But we, instead of enjoying the fervor, immediately reach out for our phones to see if they are damaged or still working.

So this time, get one of these waterproof smartphones to live and capture your "Holi Hai" moments.

Here's our list.

Technicality

Firstly, let's understand Ingress Protection (IP) ratings

Firstly, let's understand Ingress Protection (IP) ratings

IP or Ingress Protection rating of a device defines the level of sealing effectiveness against intrusion from foreign bodies such as dust or liquid.

The first digit after 'IP' represents dust resistance and the second digit indicates moisture protection. Notably, higher the values, the better the resistance.

Currently, for dust protection, 7 is the highest standard while for moisture protection, the highest is 9.

Option #1

Huawei Mate 20 Pro: Priced at Rs. 64,990

The Mate 20 Pro continues to be one of the best smartphones available today.

It features a 6.39-inch QHD+ OLED panel with IP68-rated build quality, 3D face unlock and in-display fingerprint sensor.

It is powered by a Kirin 980 processor, paired with 6GB/8GB RAM, and 128GB/256GB of storage (expandable upto 256GB).

Under the hood, it packs a 4,200mAh battery with two-way wireless charging support.

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What's the camera like on Huawei Mate 20 Pro?

The Mate 20 Pro sports a triple rear-camera setup comprising a 40MP (f/1.8) primary camera, paired with a 20MP (f/2.2) wide-angle lens and an 8MP (f/2.4) telephoto lens with 3x optical zoom. Up front, the phone gets a 24MP (f/2.4) RGB selfie camera.

Option #2

Samsung Galaxy S10e: Priced at Rs. 55,900

Samsung Galaxy S10e: Priced at Rs. 55,900

Samsung's Galaxy S10e is a great combination of design, power, and technology.

The phone features a 5.8-inch full-HD+ screen with an all-glass body and IP68 dust and water-resistance.

It is powered by a Snapdragon 855/Exynos 9820 processor, paired with 6GB RAM and 128GB of storage (expandable upto 512GB).

Galaxy S10e packs a 3,100mAh battery and supports two-way wireless charging as well as Wi-Fi 6.

Galaxy S10e offers solid camera performance

Samsung Galaxy S10e sports dual rear camera setup comprising a 12MP (f/1.5-f/2.4) main sensor with dual aperture and dual pixel OIS and a 16MP (f/2.2) ultra-wide angle sensor with a 123-degree field-of-view. Up front, it has a single 10MP (f/1.9) camera with dual pixel autofocus.

Option #3

Apple iPhone Xr: Priced starts at Rs. 69,999

Apple iPhone Xr brings flagship performance at a significantly "lower cost".

The phone sports a 6.1-inch HD+ (1792x828 pixels) LCD display with Haptic Touch feedback and IP67-rated dust and water protection.

It is powered by the flagship A12 Bionic chipset, paired with 3GB of RAM and 64GB/128GB/256GB of internal storage.

Further, iPhone Xr runs iOS 12, packs a 2,942mAh battery and supports wireless charging.

Apple iPhone Xr is the top-rated single-camera smartphone

According to DxOMark, the iPhone Xr is the top-rated single-camera smartphone. It sports a single 12MP (f/1.8) wide-angle camera with OIS, 5x digital zoom, and a Quad-LED flash. Up front, the notch houses a 7MP (f/2.2) TrueDepth camera and Face ID setup for biometric authentication.

Option #4

Google Pixel 3: Price starts at Rs. 59,999

Google Pixel 3: Price starts at Rs. 59,999

Google's latest flagship, the Pixel 3, is a fine blend of great software and top-end software.

It has 5.5-inch full-HD+ OLED display with Gorilla Glass 5 protection, dual front-facing speakers, and IP68-rated build quality.

The phone is powered by a Snapdragon 845 processor, coupled with 4GB RAM, 64GB/128GB of internal storage.

Further, the Pixel 3 packs a 2,915mAh battery and supports Qi-standard wireless charging.

Google Pixel 3: For the shutterbugs and selfie lovers

On the back, Google Pixel 3 sports a single 12.2MP (f/1.8) sensor with dual-pixel technology, OIS, as well as a built spectral and flicker sensor. Up front, it offers a dual-camera setup comprising an 8MP (f/1.8) wide-angle camera and an 8MP (f/2.2) telephoto camera.

Option #5

LG G7 ThinQ: Price starts at Rs. 29,999

The LG G7 ThinQ is a premium flagship with an affordable price tag.

It sports a 6.1-inch QHD+ notched display with IP68-rating and Gorilla Glass 5 protection.

The phone is backed by a Snapdragon 845 processor, paired with 4GB RAM and 64GB of storage (expandable upto 2TB).

Lastly, the G7 ThinQ runs Android Oreo and houses a 3,000mAh battery with support for wireless charging.

LG G7 ThinQ offers premium cameras as well

•The dual rear-camera setup on LG G7 ThinQ features a 16 MP (f/1.6) main sensor with PDAF, OIS, laser Autofocus and another 16MP (f/1.9) ultra-wide sensor. Up front, the phone gets an 8MP (f/1.9) selfie camera.

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