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Top Five Waterproof Smartphones You Should Buy for the Rainy Season; Tips for Non-Waterproof Devices

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Ingress Protection rating is now getting common among smartphones to deliver protection against water which is useful during the ?rainy season. If you are planning to buy a new smartphone, check out these devices that blend well with waters, indoors or outdoors.

Samsung Galaxy S5

Galaxy S5 features an ingress protection rating of 67 which completely blocks dust and resists water for 30 minutes under 1 meter of fresh water. Additionally, Galaxy S5 is a flagship smartphone for 2014 that sports the latest hardware and software technologies.

Samsung Galaxy S4 Active

A variant of last year?s flagship smartphone from Samsung that features ingress protection 67 as well but differs with Galaxy S5 in terms of pricing. It is significantly cheaper and the price will continue to drop as Galaxy S5 begins to dominate the market. In terms of specs, Galaxy S4 Active features 1080p display resolution, Snapdragon 600 processor and an 8 MP rear camera.

Sony Xperia Z2

Sony Mobile?s current flagship smartphone that boasts 20.7 MP camera and IPS LCD display with ingress protection rating 58 that resists dust particles and water damage of up to 30 minutes within 1.5 meters of freshwater. If you are confused between Galaxy S5 and Xperia Z2, simply review their performance and features to get the right one for you.

Sony Xperia Z1

Last year?s pride of Sony Mobile that features an ingress protection rating 58 similar with Xperia Z2. It is cheaper than Xperia Z2 but sports less in terms of display capability (TFT LCD), camera applications and lack of dual front stereo speakers.

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact

If you want something smaller than the models above, Xperia Z1 Compact could fit right on your palm. It is significantly smaller than Xperia Z2 and Z1 with 4.3-inches of display screen and weighs 137 grams. But don?t underestimate the tiny water-resistant smartphone for it sports a 20.7 MP Sony G lens camera and similar hardware components found on Xperia Z1.

In case you don?t have the budget yet for high-end water-resistance smartphones, here are some quick tips for your current mobile device.

  1. Always place your non-resistant device away from any liquids to avoid internal damage.
  2. If you are going outdoors, purchase accessories that could shield your device from water.
  3. In terms of having fun, there are special types of accessories which protect your device from water damage, that includes controls for the volume, camera and even the headphone port.
  4. For less bulk on your device, buy something elegant like nano-coating materials to give water resistance capability.

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