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Holi 2017: Top Water Resistant Smartphones With Amazing Camera

And at News18 Tech we get you the top 5 smartphones that are water and dust-resistant with amazing camera capabilities to make your Holi special.

Siddhartha Sharma | News18.comSidnChips

Updated:March 9, 2017, 1:22 PM IST
Holi 2017: Top Water Resistant Smartphones With Amazing Camera
Huawei P10 is also a water-resistant smartphone that's coming to India in 2017 and was launched at MWC2017. (Image: News18.com)

Holi, a festival that's associated with loads of colours and of course water. Every year when you are planning to play Holi and take your smartphone along to capture memories, you try to find innovative ways to protect your smartphone. But these days you also get smartphones that are water and dust-resistant. And at News18 Tech we get you the top 5 smartphones that are water and dust-resistant with amazing camera capabilities to make your Holi special.

1. Apple iPhone 7 Plus

First just watch this video for proof.


The new iPhones are built to be water resistant.With its entire enclosure reengineered, iPhone 7 / iPhone 7 Plus is the very first water‑resistant iPhone. So now you’re protected like never before against spills, splashes, and even dust.

You can also literally shoot underwater also with an iPhone 7 Plus, though we would recommend that you do it with caution as it's a water resistant and not a waterproof smartphone. Watch the video below that's shot on an iPhone 7 Plus underwater in a fish pond.

Also Read: Apple iPhone 7 Plus Review

For capturing images it has a great dual-camera with slow motion video recording and portrait mode. Portrait mode automatically creates a depth-of-field effect that keeps faces sharp while creating a beautifully blurred background. This effect, also known as bokeh, was previously reserved for DSLR cameras.

2. Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge

For people who don't like Apple iPhone because it's too expensive, Android option in the form of Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 Edge might suit you. It's also not that affordable though but comes with IP68 certification. This means that it is dust-proof and water resistant in up to 1.5 meters for 30 minutes.


Also Read: Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Review

To top it all the Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 Edge come with amazing cameras as well that can shoot videos in slowmotion and in Full HD. The primary 12-megapixel camera with f/1.7, 26mm, phase detection autofocus, OIS, LED flash produce some amazing images and offer quick capture and focus. The 5-megapixel front camera is also great for clicking Holi selfies.

3. Sony Xperia XZ


The Xperia XZ is also IP68 certified, making it as resistant to water as the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. Sony Xperia XZ is equipped with a 23MP rear camera and a 13MP wide front camera for selfies. The company has powered them with f2.0 Sony G Lens, Exmor RS IMX300 custom sensor and BIONZ image processing engine.

Along with Exmor RS, Sony has added a Laser Autofocus sensor with distance sensing technology, to help users capture blur-free photos in challenging low light conditions and a RGBC-IR sensor. The RGBC-IR sensor with colour sensing technology accurately adjusts the white balance based on the light source in the environment.

Also Read: Sony Xperia XZ Review

Sony calls this imaging cocktail- Triple Sensor technology. It aims to provide best results for shooting fast moving objects under low or complex lighting.

Sony has also bumped up video recording capabilities in its new smartphone, claiming the Xperia XZ to be the world’s first phone with 5-axis video stabilisation. This enables users to shoot smoother and stable video recording and playbacks.

4. Moto G4 Plus


The Moto G4 plus comes with a nano coating, making it water resistant. It is not completely submersible in water, but will survive a holi water-balloon. This phone is also rugged and tough so you really don't need to worry about it as you enjoy holi with the phone in your pocket.

The Moto G4 Plus has a screen resolution of 1920 × 1080 pixels that offers good viewing angles and produces excellent colours and has a great contrast ratio. The cameras, both the 16-megapixel rear camera and the 5-megapixel front camera capture good amount of light and offer good results.

Also Read: Moto G4 Plus Review


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| Edited by: Siddhartha Sharma
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