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10 great waterproof phones of 2017

Who says that water and electronics don’t mix? If you’re one of those people who are accident-prone, or you want to Tweet while you shower, or if you work outdoors with water, or take photos underwater, or simply want to give the phone to your kid who is prone to throwing things into water, there’s a waterproof phone for everything today. While everyone knows about the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Apple iPhone 7 and 7 Plus being great waterproof phones, they’re not necessarily on everyone’s buy list. Listed below are top 10 best cell phones apart from S8 and the iPhones that are waterproof:

LG G6
The only drawback about LG G6’s amazing waterproof phone is that the waterproofing comes at the cost of a non-removable battery. However, the phone features an excellent IP68 water and dust resistance feature of up to 1.5m and 30 minutes. It also features a tall 5.7-inch display, the nifty Google Assistant, two rear cameras, a wireless charging feature (for US customers) and a bump in capacity (3,300mAH).

Sony Xperia XZ
The Sony Xperia XZ waterproof phone meets the IP68 waterproof and dustproof standards, and one can leave the phone submerged in water up to 1.5m (or 5 feet) and up to 30 minutes. The phone also features a 5.2-inch full HD display, a Snapdragon 820 processor, and a stupendous 23MP rear camera.

Samsung Galaxy S7 Active
In 2016, Samsung released the extremely durable Galaxy S7 Active with an IP68 rating of 1.5m or 5 feet for half an hour. The phone also features one of the longest life batteries for a cellphone today, an excellent 12MP rear camera, a durable body and a shatter-resistant screen, and a fantastic expandable storage of 200GB.

Caterpillar Cat S60
The Caterpillar S60 is a flagship-class rugged smartphone with drop-proof (up to 1.8m), dustproof and waterproof features perfect for shooting excellent pictures underwater. The phone also features a 4.7-inch screen, 3GB RAM, a Gorilla glass display and a 13MP dual-flash thermal camera.

Samsung Galaxy A3, A5 and A7
Samsung’s Galaxy A series of phones A3, A5 and A7 all are dustproof and waterproof with a rugged rating of IP68. They also feature powerful RAMs, great cameras, and sizeable expandable memory storage.

Ulefone Armor
The outdoor-esque physique of the Ulefone Armor is complemented by its high rugged rating of IP68 and is shock-resistant, dust-tight and waterproof. The phone has a powerful 3GB RAM and includes a screwdriver and a headset adapter cable.

HTC Bolt
The HTC Bolt has an IP57 rating and protects the phone from both dust and water, and also features the iconic HTC BoomSound earphones, 3GB RAM and an 8-core Snapdragon processor.

BLU Tank Xtreme 5.0
The Tank Xtreme 5 by BLU is both dust and waterproof with a rugged rating of IP65, wrapped into what BLU calls dual rubber injections’. The powerful phone also features a 5-inch gorgeous display, a Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection layer and a 3000mAh battery.

Kyocera DuraForce PRO
The DuraForce PRO by Kyocera has a dual IP68 and MIL-STD-810G rugged rating, and is impervious to just about anything and everything extreme temperatures, freezing, icing, humidity, high altitude, vibration, shock, drop, dust and water.

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