Best Waterproof Cellphones (Part I)

You won’t have to worry about getting these phones wet.

The best waterproof cellphone in the market today is the Samsung Galaxy S10. It unites topnotch display with lots of power and a versatile camera suite, all in a waterproof, IP68-rated package that can endure a dunk in water up to 1.5 meters in depth for up to 30 minutes without getting any damage. If you desire an iPhone or want something more rugged, we have other phones below.

Apple iPhone 8 or 8 Plus

While they may not have the Face ID and the space-age design of the iPhone XS, last year’s iPhone 8 and 8 Plus still have lots of processing power, as well as the same smart iOS and IP67 rating. If you can’t do the $999 for the iPhone XS, then the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus are also excellent choices.

Apple’s exceptional record on smartphone photography continues blemish-free. The iPhone XS has two 12-megapixel lenses with one zoom lens and one wide-angle lens. It sounds the same as last year’s iPhone X on paper, but the image sensor is bigger, which means the iPhone XS is even sturdier with low-light photography. 

Also, you get Apple’s Portrait Mode, which selectively blurs the background around your subject, offering your images a DSLR-style effect that gives your pics a professional look. Then there’s Portrait Lighting, which provides you the choice of different lighting effects to truly make your images pop.

Apple’s newest A12 Bionic chip is efficient and fast, beating out all the competitors. Though Touch ID is not coming back, Face ID has been enhanced, so it’s a little faster. There’s no headphone jack, but the iPhone XS has Bluetooth 5.0 for a stable and strong connection to your Bluetooth headphones.

The iPhone X was IP67 rated, which makes it less water-resistant than the Samsung Galaxy S10, but the iPhone XS equals the S10’s IP68 rating.

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