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5 best waterproof camera phones for 2018

Smartphone technology has come a long way since the past few years. There was a time when having a camera on a phone was considered a big feature, but it’s become a prerequisite today on almost every smartphone. Water resistance is yet another feature that was not found in a lot of smartphones back in the day, but has become a common feature on Android smartphones, with Apple catching up as well. So are there any decent cameraphones that also come with water resistance on board? Well, yes. There are plenty of phones like that in the market today.

best waterproof camera phones

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Samsung Samsung Galaxy S8 638
Sony Sony Xperia XZ Premium 590.5
LG LG G6 519.99


We’re going to discuss a handful of them today to help you make the right decision as far as getting a flagship phone is concerned. There are too many phones in the market with similar features, which makes it pretty hard to pick only five. But still, we have picked some of the best phones that are in the (or will be) in the market. We’re also including the iPhone X here for good measure. Given the amount of options we’re talking about here, you might well be spoilt for choice.

Samsung Galaxy S8

Samsung’s first flagship of the year, the Galaxy S8 comes with the best hardware one can ask for in an Android device. It was the first smartphone to come with Qualcomm’s octa-core Snapdragon 835 SoC under the hood, making it a pretty complete smartphone overall. It is water resistant, while its camera also deserves praise for being one of the best in the industry. Although there have been multiple phones that have arrived in the market since then, the Galaxy S8 still remains one of the best flagships available in the market today.

The handset comes with a 5.8-inch 2960 x 1440 Super AMOLED display, a 12-megapixel f/1.7 rear camera, an 8-megapixel f/1.7 front camera, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of expandable storage, Android 7.0 Nougat, and a 3,000 mAh battery. The handset also comes with an iris scanner to unlock the handset using just your eyes. There’s IP68 certified water/dust resistance on board to keep the phone safe from water damage. The phone is available in multiple colors, and can be snatched up for just under $625 via Amazon. As far as flagship handsets go, the Galaxy S8 is tough to beat in the market right now.

 

LG V30

LG’s answer to Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8, the LG V30 comes with an impressive hardware specs sheet that can put most phones to shame. It features an exciting design, a dual-camera setup on the back, and water resistance to boot. You’re getting a metal back panel with this particular handset, while the front is covered with a beautiful bezel less design. The phone supports Dolby Vision and HDR10, offering the best video quality possible from a smartphone. This is perhaps the first LG flagship to come with a P-OLED display on board. This feature alone makes the LG V30 a very special phone for LG.

In addition to the aforementioned features, the handset comes with a 6-inch 2880 x 1440 display, a 16-megapixel + 13-megapixel dual camera on the back, a 5-megapixel front camera, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of expandable storage, Android 7.1 Nougat, and a 3,300 mAh battery. The phone comes with IP68 certified water/dust resistance, and MIL-STD-810G certification for military grade durability, protecting the device from any potential harm in the event of a drop. The phone is B&O Play certified with enhanced audio performance. The LG V30 isn’t available unlocked right now, but the phone will be available unlocked via B&H starting December 5 for $829.99. In the meantime, you can check out the phone from all major American carriers.

Apple iPhone X

The iPhone X is perhaps the only phone on this list which cannot be purchased right away. It goes on pre-order this Friday, with units shipping out to the customers next Friday. The handset has made the news since September for being Apple’s first phone to feature no home button, relying on the Face ID authentication system to unlock the phone and authenticate payments. The phone also comes with a near bezel-less display on board, which is also a first for the company. The iPhone X will be available in white and black models, so there won’t be a lot of variants to choose from. The phone will be sold in 128 and 256GB variants priced at $999 and $1149 respectively.

In terms of features, the iPhone X comes with the latest iOS 11 operating system, with some of its features custom designed for the iPhone X. The handset is water/dust resistant (IP67) and comes with a 5.8-inch 1125 x 2436 display, the Apple A11 Bionic processor, 12-megapixel dual cameras on the back, an 8-megapixel front camera, and a 2,716 mAh battery. The company has put in a lot of thought into the iPhone X and its functioning, and it’s pretty evident looking at the device. The phone is expected to sell in high quantities, so we suggest you to be ready when the pre-orders go live this Friday.

LG G6

Launched earlier this year, the LG G6 comes with an impressive hardware specs sheet on board, although it is somewhat lacking compared to the other phones on this list. The phone packs a quad-core Snapdragon 821 chipset, a 5.7-inch 2880 x 1440 LCD panel, 32/64/128GB of expandable storage, 4GB of RAM, Android 7.0 Nougat, dual 13-megapixel rear cameras, a 5-megapixel front camera, and a 3,300 mAh battery. The phone is IP68 and MIL-STD-810G certified, offering water/dust resistance and impressive durability against drops. Given the arrival of newer flagships, the LG G6 can be bought for just about $450 from online retailers right now. For the kind of features it offers, the LG G6 is an excellent buy for under $500.

Sony Xperia XZ Premium

This is one of the few handsets available in the market right now that offers a 4K display by default. It comes with a 5.46-inch 3840 x 2160 display, which might seem like overkill for a mobile display, but offers crystal clear video unlike any other device on the market today. Sony has been relatively quiet in the mobile industry, but the company has been outing phones like these on a regular basis. In addition to the display, the Xperia XZ Premium also comes with the octa-core Snapdragon 835 SoC, 64GB of expandable storage, 4GB of RAM, a 19-megapixel rear camera, a 13-megapixel front camera, Android 7.0 Nougat, and a 3,230 mAh battery. The phone comes with a side mounted fingerprint scanner, which is a slightly unconventional take on a relatively common feature. The Xperia XZ Premium will set you back by $598.50 on Amazon right now. Be sure to have a closer look at the device right away.

best waterproof camera phones

ImgBrandProduct
Amazon.com Link
Price
on Amazon.com
Samsung Samsung Galaxy S8 638
Sony Sony Xperia XZ Premium 590.5
LG LG G6 519.99


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