Why Waterproof Smartphones Will Be Even Better Next Year

By Anj Cagay , Feb 07, 2017 02:30 AM EST

Waterproof smartphones enable you to use your new phone without worrying about getting it wet and lets you take photos underwater and may mean the difference between wiping your phone clean and paying for a warranty replacement. Though it is still hard to find the perfect waterproof smartphone, there are seven great waterproof smartphones to buy in 2017. After a smaller than expected number of waterproof smartphones last 2016, Samsung makes the easier decision with two amazing waterproof phones while new iPhone cases help out users who just can't quite give up on the iPhone.

When you look for a waterproof phone it is really important to make sure you buy the right level of protection. A water-resistant phone can deal with a splash, while one that is labeled as waterproof can likely handle full submersion for a half an hour in three to six feet of water. Moreover, a rugged smartphone can also handle drops and other abuse without damaging the phone.

Waterproof Smartphones Get Better In Time

Recently, There are two major ways manufacturers can make their phones water resistant. The first is to use a mechanical protection like gaskets and a completely sealed unit to block the water from entering the device, much like Samsung has made with the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. P2i is a leader in nano-coating technology and its plasma process has been used by a number of world's biggest phone and wearable makers including Motorola, Lenovo, Nokia, BlackBerry, TCL, Huawei, and Samsung. It's working on it, though, and in 2018 we'll see the first smartphones using P2i's new barrier coating, which not only protects the outside of the phone from the drops or splash but also all the internals too.

The Best Waterproof Smartphone

The Samsung Galaxy S7 is arguably a powerful smartphone with a beautiful screen, amazing design, and a great camera. In addition to all those amazing features, it is also waterproof to a degree. While you don't want to bring it to deep levels, the Galaxy S7 can survive 30 minutes in five feet of water and allows you to take some photos in the pool, but you might not want to go completely underwater for a long period of time.


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