Top 5 Best Waterproof Android Smartphones Philippines
Name something that is amphibious but can also traverse the airspace? It’s not a thing of fiction, it is a Smartphone. On land, they function as the bridge for entertainment, information and communication. On the skies, they can capture stunning images from above. They serve as a device to record and share the exhilarating experience that only a few has the courage and budget to pull off. On the seas, Smartphones have grown industry-grade gills and it will continue to evolve as man’s curiosity will lead him to deeper points of the sea.
Not all Smartphones are designed to withstand the atmospheric and water pressure. Sky diving is costly. For a citizen living in one of the most diverse archipelago on the known world, Water is the next best element to Earth. Natural wonders exist underneath the seas and we want to share the bountiful natural underwater wonders on our social media accounts. With waterproof smartphones, you can now capture stunning underwater images. With the current waterproof technology, smartphones could have a 30-minute bathe on bodies of water up to ten meters deep.
Here are five Android devices that are specially engineered for underwater photography. Within the realms of the current waterproof smartphone technology, these are some of the most notable units. We will limit it to one model per manufacturer.
1. HTC Desire Eye Price Philippines – Php 17,560.00
This features 13 MP primary and secondary cameras. The Desire Eye is equipped with the latest lens technology available to HTC. Has easy camera access and real time photo-editing function. Even under water, the Desire Eye can balance brightness and give a colorful character on every shot. This unit has a screen display of 5.2 inches. The waterproofing enables this device to maintain steady function even when soaked under a meter deep in the water. This is suitable for Scuba diving. For the price, you will be getting a device ran via a Snapdragon chipset with 2 GB of RAM.
2. Samsung Galaxy S5 (16GB) Price Philippines– Php 17,500.00
The S5 remains the best waterproof creation from Samsung. As it is, it can be submerged up to 3 ft. for 30 minutes. With the specialized casing, the phone’s time-limited waterproof capacity increases. The Galaxy S5 can recognize finger motions and is still operational even when you are using a glove. Just switch on the ‘high sensitivity’ function on the setting menu. This unit has a 16 MP primary camera with a 2 MP secondary front shutter. This runs on a high-powered Snapdragon chipset with 2 GBs of RAM.
3. Sony Xperia Z3 Price Philippines– Php 20,000.00
This is the unit with the highest camera MP rating featured on this list. This unit comes with a 20.7 MP back camera and 2.2 MP for selfies. This device is equipped with a quad-core Snapdragon 801 chip with 3 GB RAM. The Z3 is designed for unplanned water contact such as accidental spilling. The Z3 can also be used for snorkeling; able to perform under a meter of water for 30 minutes.
4. THL T6 Pro Waterproof Dual SIM Price Philippines – About Php 5,000.00
The most affordable entry on this list. You can purchase one on online shops and special distributors. It has an 8 MP primary camera that has all the standard extensions and functions such as brightness control, maximum contrast and texture balancing. There is no mention on the manual that it is waterproof but the construction enables the device to function under a meter of water for 30 minutes. It runs on a MTK6592M Octa Core processor and as you might expect from a budget smartphone, this unit will only have 1 GB RAM.
5. Huawei Honor 3- About Php 6,000.00
Comes with a 13 MP camera. The body is able to maintain all functions under a meter of water for as long as 30 minutes. The 4.7-inch screen display can display 720 HD resolutions. This device runs on Huawei’s very own K3V2E chipset, partnered with a Quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 CPU and 2 GB RAM.
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