In view of the fact that water resistance has become a very popular feature, it is not surprising that every day more and more manufacturers add this feature to their phones.
Last year we already presented you the list of best smartphones with this option, but it's time to upgrade.
Of Course before the end of the year there will be other waterproof phones, and we as their appearance will update this list. But for now, let's go over what is, in alphabetical order:
Alcatel OneTouch Conquest
Alcatel OneTouch Conquest is one of the latest such phones appeared in the United States. High-tech it is not, of course, but it is the cheapest in our list. The smartphone is sold through a network Boost Mobile, division of Sprint Nextel Corporation for $129.99 without a contract with mobile operator. OneTouch Conquest runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop, features a 5-inch screen with a 720p resolution and 4-core processor Snapdragon 410. The certificate says it IP67 dust protection and the ability to dive to a depth of up to 1 m of water for 30 minutes. Among other features include: LTE, 1GB RAM, 8 GB of internal memory, battery capacity of 2500 mAh, 2MP front camera and 5MP rear camera. In General, if you need a waterproof smartphone within $150 and you do not mind its purchase through Boost Mobile, the model Alcatel OneTouch Conquest will suit you perfectly.
Mobile phones, released under the brand CAT is a familiar. The latest model CAT S40 developed on the basis of Android 5.1 Lollipop and today is considered the strongest in the company's range. S40 looks quite elegant, despite its impressive size. The certificate tells about IP68 dust-proof and the possibility of dives up to 1.5 m. moreover, the phone can withstand a drop onto concrete from a height of 1.8 m. Also, the smartphone features a 4.7-inch IPS screen with a resolution of 540x960 pixels 8MP rear camera and 2MP front camera, 4-core Snapdragon processor 210 coupled with 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal expandable memory and battery capacity of 3000 mAh. CAT S40 will be available in August at a price of $439.
Motorola Moto G (2015)
Officially announced and released this week, the phone 3rd generation Motorola Moto G was the first waterproof smartphone from this company. The phone is certified IPx7, so it can be under water at depths of up to 1m for 30 minutes. However, the new Moto G is not dustproof.
Moto G (2015) in the unlocked form you can buy for $179.99. Though it will be a simplified version with 1GB RAM and 8GB internal memory expandable. Model with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal memory (also expandable) costs $229.99. Both models run on Android 5.1 Lollipop. Phones can be ordered pre-configured to suit your needs through Moto Maker. For the most part both versions have the same parameters, for example: a 5-inch 720p screen, LTE, a 13MP rear camera, 5MP front camera, battery, 2470 mAh, etc.
Samsung Galaxy S6 Active
Similar to the model Galaxy S6 today version Active is one of the most high-end smartphones. S6 Active has most of the characteristics of the first model of this line, including 5.1-inch Quad HD screen, powerful 8-core processor Exynos 7420, 3GB of RAM and 16MP rear camera. The phone also boasts some extra Goodies, such as: the smartphone is shock resistant, drop height 1.2 m. should not to hurt him. The phone is IP68 certified and in addition boasts a powerful battery capacity of 3500 mAh. Currently the device can only be purchased through AT&T for $199.99 with contract cellular operator, and $694.99 without a contract.
Sony Xperia Z3+ / Z4v
Continuing the tradition of last year's model Xperia Z3, currently Sony Xperia Z3+ is the thinnest waterproof smartphone in the market (6.9 mm). Like the Samsung S6 Active and CAT S40 Xperia Z3 IP68 certified. Among its characteristics we can mention: the 5.2-inch screen with a resolution of 1080p, 8-core Snapdragon 810, 3GB RAM, 32GB internal memory expandable, 21MP rear camera and battery capacity of 2930 mAh, which is enough for up to two days.
An Updated version of the Z3+ will soon appear on the US market under the name Xperia Z4v. Most likely it will be sold through the network of Verizon Wireless before the end of summer. The model is equipped with 5.2-inch Quad HD (1440x2560 pixels). It is a little thicker than Z3+ (8.6 mm).
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