For many kinds of accidents causing damages to the smartphones in daily life, a rugged smartphone appears to be a smart choice to save a lot of money on repairing, no one would like to buy a new handset just because the previous phone is submerged in water for only a couple minutes and has water damage for good. Therefore, the smartphones with IP68 rating have been taken more seriously now due to the durability of body against dust, water, shock and extremely rigorous environments. If you expect to use your handset while swimming or showering, here are the 5 of the best smartphone featuring IP68 rating so far that are available unlocked that you may want to consider for the primary or secondary handset.
- Samsung Galaxy S8/S8 Plus
Samsung Galaxy S8 of course is the top one of this list thanks to its latest, superlative hardware , the evolution of design coming in at 5.8-inches and 6.2-inches with extra-tall 18.5:9 aspect ratio displays and tons of new features with advanced technologies. Galaxy S8 features IP68 water and dust resistant, which is the same as its previous generation the Galaxy S7, but you need to be careful while using it, if you accidently drop the phone onto the ground, the large screen of the phone might take much of a bite out of your bank account.
- Sony Xperia XZ
Sony has been stick with smartphones with IP68 rating for quite a long time, which primarily advertise water resistance feature of their products. The Sony Xperia XZ is the latest flagship of Xperia family which was launched last year, it features IP68 water and dust resistance and comes with a 5.20-inch 1080P display, powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor coupled with 3GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. As far as the cameras are concerned, the Sony Xperia XZ packs a 23MP primary camera on the rear and a 13MP front shooter for selfies. Whereas the Sony Xperia XZ is clad entirely in glass, it’s unable to take knocks and bumps.
- AGM X1
The AGM X1 is the first rugged smartphone with dual camera on markets, the 13MP rear dual camera allows for producing professional effects for images such as Bokeh and using 2X optical zoom to capture objects. Compared to most of rugged handsets, the AGM X1 not only has the military-grade body for withstanding water, dust, shock damages and harsh environments but also comes in top-notch specs that makes it come to high-end range. Other than the dual lens setup, the AGM X1 packs a 5-inch Super AMOLED display with 1080 pixels, Qualcomm 617 processor, along with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage that can be expanded up to 128GB via a microSD card, and is powered by a 5400mAH battery with Quick Charging 2.0. The AGM X1 is totally protected against almost all kinds of damages, and with that specs it is priced at less than $300.
- Samsung Galaxy S7 Active
Galaxy S7 Active has mostly all the same specifications as the standard Galaxy S7, but this one is IP68 certified for dust proofing and water resistance, and also comes with military-grade body for shock resistance. In terms of specs, the Galaxy S7 Active comes with 5-inch Super AMOLED display, Qualcomm 820 processor, 4GB of RAM and 32GB of on-board storage, packs a 12MP rear camera and 5MP front camera as well as a 4000mAh battery. As the former rugged version of flagship, the unlocked Galaxy S7 Active still stays in the high price range, which costs near $500 on Amazon.
- Blackview BV6000
Blackview BV6000 is as capable as the AGM X1 in withstanding dust, water and shock damages due to its housing and design which reminds us of Cat S60 smartphone. As far as the specs is concerned, BV6000 has a 4.7-inch HD display, a 13MP rear camera and 5MP front snapper. Under the hood, it is powered by the MTK6755 SoC, 3GB of RAM, a microSD card reader, 32GB on-board storage and packs a 4200mAh non-removable battery with Quick charging. Regarding to specs, Blackview BV6000 is hard to compete above-mentioned handsets, but as for a budget model, it is worth considering.