Top 5 Water Resistant Smartphones For 2013

You might own one of the top smartphone models out in the market today with all the cool features but in the end it’s still considered as an electronic equipment. Just like any other electronic equipment, smartphones and water don’t mix well. Some of you might have experienced your smartphone not turning on due to water damage. This is one of the common problems affecting smartphone users today.

The good news is that manufacturers are now slowly releasing water resistant smartphones that can withstand accidental splashes or even a dip in a glass of water. Listed below is our top 5 water resistant smartphones for 2013.

Sony Xperia Z

sony xperia z

The Sony Xperia Z is a high end device that is designed for people with an active lifestyle. It has an IP 57 certification (water and dust resistance) making it perfect to bring at the beach or at pool parties. You can even place it under one meter of water without damaging it.

  • Android Jelly Bean v4.1
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 quad-core 1.5GHz processor
  • 5-inch HD display
  • 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution
  • 13MP rear camera
  • 3.2MP front camera
  • 2GB of Ram and 16GB in-built memory
  • 2330 mAh Li-Ion battery

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Sony Xperia ZR

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The Sony Xperia ZR offers even better protection against the elements compared to the Xperia Z. This model has an IP55 and IP58 certification and can withstand submersion up to 1.5 meters of water for up to 30 minutes.

  • Android Jelly Bean v4.1
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 quad-core 1.5GHz processor
  • 4.55-inch TFT LCD
  • 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution
  • 13MP rear camera
  • 3.2MP front camera
  • 2GB of Ram and 8GB in-built memory
  • 2300 mAh Li-Ion battery


Samsung Galaxy S4 Active


The Samsung Galaxy S4 Active is the company’s answer to people who wants a rugged version of the current flagship model. It’s different from the S4 in that it comes with physical hardware buttons instead of capacitive keys. It also has a different back plate that is bolted on to the chassis. The S4 Active has an IP67 certification which means it can withstand being under one meter of water for 30 minutes.

  • 5.0-inch Gorilla Glass 3 screen  with 441 PPI pixel density and 1080 x 1920 resolutions
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 chipset with quad-core Krait 300 processor clocked at 1.9 GHz and Adreno 320 as the GPU
  • 8-megapixel back-mounted camera
  • Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean right from the box
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 16 GB of internal storage expandable up to 64 GB via microSD

Samsung Xcover 2


This rugged smartphone is priced affordably and even comes with an IP67 certification. It comes with a tough shell that is dust tight and can even survive being under one meter of water for up to 30 minutes.

  • 4-inch WVGA display, 480 x 800 resolution, 233ppi
  • Single-core Cortex-A9 CPU clocked at 1 GHz, Mali-400MP GPU
  • 1GB of RAM
  • 4GB of internal storage
  • 5 MP rear camera, 0.3MP front camera

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Huawei Ascend D2


The Huawei Ascend D2 is a high end device that not only offers excellent specifications but is also dustproof and waterproof.

  • 5-inch Super IPS display with 1920 x 1080 resolution (443ppi) and Corning Gorilla Glass technology
  • Quad-core 1.5 GHz K3V3 processor
  • 13-megapixel camera with interesting features
  • Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
  • 9.9 mm thin, 170 grams
  • 3000mAh battery

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