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6 Best waterproof Android phones in 2016

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Top 6 waterproof Android phones of 2016

Smartphones are everyday devices that we are expected to take with us all the time. They’re functions and services will greatly benefit our everyday endeavors, however, older smartphones intend to have limited survivability rate, due to being fragile. With that, today’s smartphones have slowly become more capable of handling the elements, such as the waterproof system implemented on some high-end phones. Let’s take a look at some of these waterproof phones that have been recently introduced or have yet to be introduced this 2016.

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Samsung Galaxy S7

Samsung’s newly introduced Galaxy S7 is indeed one of the most well-accepted and capable phones seen this year. Samsung implemented various features and options on the device, which gives users a more diverse and personal experience as a whole. Adding up to the mix is its waterproof feature, which is simply a very special bonus on its own. Samsung’s high-end Galaxy S7 is now available at Php 34,990 on any Samsung store or online store nationwide.

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Samsung Galaxy S7 specs, price, release date in the Philippines

  • Display: 5.1-inch QHD Super AMOLED display, Always ON display
  • Chipset: Exynos 8890 chip
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Memory: 32GB internal storage
  • SD card: up to 200GB
  • Main camera: 12MP main, f1.7 lens, Optical Stabilization
  • Video: 4K UHD
  • Front camera: 5MP selfie front-facing, f1.7
  • Connectivity: 4G dual LTE nano SIM (hybrid), WiFi ac, Bt 4.1, GPS
  • Scanner:  Fingerprint scanner
  • Battery capacity: 3000mAh battery capacity
  • OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • Ports: microUSB v2.0, USB Host
  • Release date in the Philippines: March 2016
  • Official price: Php 34,990 official SRP price

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

The more premium version of the Samsung Galaxy S7 is the Galaxy S7 Edge. The Galaxy S7 Edge packs a bigger screen and bigger battery capacity that some might find a good deal for the upgrade. Just like the Galaxy S7, the Edge variant has a decent line of specs that it can offer. Finally, the huge factor that differentiates the Galaxy S7 Edge on the original S7 version is its very appealing curved edges, which gives the user a full-display experience. The Galaxy S7 Edge is also a capable and efficient phone, thanks to its IP68 certification, giving it waterproof capabilities. The Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge is currently priced at Php 39,990.

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Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge specs, price, release date in the Philippines

  • Display: 5.5-inch 1400p QHD Super AMOLED display
  • Chipset: Exynos 8890 chip
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Memory:32/64GB internal storage
  • SD  card: 200GB microSD card limit
  • Main camera: 12MP rear shooter,  f/1.7 aperture, phase detection, OIS
  • Video: 4K UHD
  • Front camera: 5MP, f/1.7, dual video call, auto HDR
  • Connectivity: : 4G LTE, WiFi ac, BT 4.2, GPS, GLONASS BDS, NFC
  • Scanner: Fingerprint scanner
  • Battery capacity: 3600mAh battery
  • OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • Ports: microUSB v2.0, USB Host
  • Release date in the Philippines: March 2016
  • Official price: Php 39,990 official SRP

Sony Xperia X Performance

The upcoming Sony X-series have received a few mixed opinion, with some claiming that the idea of abandoning the other monikers and sticking things into one is a very bad idea, while others are anticipating at what Sony has in store for everyone. The Sony Xperia X Performance is one of the more actively focused X-series device, due to its waterproof capabilities. Specs-wise, it has a decent line in hand, which could spark up the interest of many active smartphone users. The Xperia X Performance is expected to be priced at Php 34K once released in the Philippines.

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Sony Xperia X Performance specs, price, release date in the Philippines

  • Display:  5-inch 1080p FHD display
  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 quad-core
  • RAM: 3GB
  • Memory: 32GB internal storage
  • SD card: 200GB microSD card
  • Main camera: 23MP rear shooter, Hybrid AF, LED flash, 4K video, Steady Shot stabilization
  • Video: [email protected]
  • Front camera: 13MP selfie shooter
  • Connectivity: LTE, WiFi ac, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, NFC, 4G LTE dual SIM
  • Scanner: Fingerprint scanner
  • Battery capacity: 2700mAh battery
  • OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • Ports: microUSB v2.0/3.0, Quick Charge 2.0/3.0
  • Release date in the Philippines: June 2016
  • Official price: $750 USD or roughly Php 34K

Samsung Galaxy S7 Active

Samsung’s recently introduced a new variant for the Galaxy S7, the Samsung Galaxy S7 Active. This variant focuses on efficiency thanks to its camo-design. Like the previous variants, it has waterproof features that gives it the ability to function even when its submerged underwater. Specs-wise, the Galaxy S7 Active pretty much has similarities and differences on the original one, with the ROM capacity, expected to be fixed to 32GB, while everything else stays the same. The Samsung Galaxy S7 Active is expected to go live July 2016 and is to be priced at Php 30-32K.

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Samsung Galaxy S7 Active specs, price, release date in the Philippines

  • Display: 5.1-inch 1440p Super AMOLED QHD display
  • Chipset: Snapdragon 820 chip
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Memory: 32GB internal
  • SD card: microSD card up to 200GB (single,dual-SIM)
  • Main camera: 12MP rear shooter, f/1.7 lens, phase detection, OIS
  • Video: 4K UHD
  • Front camera:  5MP selfie shooter, f/1.7 lens, auto HDR
  • Connectivity: LTE, WiFI ac, BT 4.2, GPS, GLONASS, BDS, NFC
  • Scanner: Fingerprint scanner
  • Battery capacity: 4000mAh battery, Quick Charge 3.0
  • OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • Ports: microUSB v2.0, USB Host
  • Release date in the Philippines: July 2016 (June in the west)
  • Official price: Expected to be at Php 30-32K in PH price

Samsung Galaxy Note 7

Another up-and-coming Samsung phone, the 5.8-incher phablet Galaxy Note 7 has a lot of valuable features to offer the market. It runs on an extremely reliable 6GB of RAM and has a decent number of options in the ROM department. It’s also expected to carry the same camera features as to the Galaxy S7 and might even have a Note edge version on the works. Sealing the deal is its waterproof feature, which gives the Note 7 a promising amount of success once it lands shore. The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is expected to be priced at Php 33-38K.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 7 specs, price, release date in the Philippines

  • Display:  5.8-inch display 1440p QHD display
  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 823
  • RAM: 6GB
  • Memory: 32/64/128/256GB internal
  • SD card: up to 256GB
  • Main camera: 12MP rear shooter. f/1.7 lens, phase detection, OIS
  • Video: 4K UHD
  • Front camera: 5MP selfie shooter, f/1.7 lens
  • Connectivity: WiFi ac, BT 4.2, GPS, GLONASS, BDS. NFC
  • Scanner: Fingerprint
  • Battery capacity: 4000mAh battery
  • OS: Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
  • Ports: microUSB v3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
  • Release date in the Philippines:Expected release at September 2016
  • Official price: estimated price is at Php33-38K

iPhone 7

The next-in-line iPhone has a lot of new things to offer to its patrons. A few of it might not exactly be something that people would be positive about, but some of it actually seems to be quite an improvement. We’re referring to the iPhone 7 having waterproof capabilities. Apple’s iPhone 7 seems to be step things up for the world-renowned smartphone lineup, as it adds up a few more things other than the waterproof feature. For one, the handset is expected to drop 3.5mm audio jacks and will rely on lightning ports for audio connectivity. The iPhone 7 is expected to have a price tag of Php 36K or above.

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iPhone 7 specs, price, release date in the Philippines

  • Display:  4.7-inch Retina, scratch-resistant
  • Chipset:Apple A10 chip
  • RAM: 2GB
  • Memory: 16/64/128GB internal
  • SD card: no microSD card slot
  • Main camera: 12MP, f/2.2 lens, phase detection
  • Video: 4K UHD
  • Front camera: 5MP selfie shooter, f/2.2 lens
  • Connectivity: WiFi ac, BT 4.2 GPS, GLONASS, Apple pay
  • Scanner: Fingerprint scanner
  • Battery capacity: 2810mAh battery
  • OS: iOS 10
  • Ports: microUSB v2.0, reversible connector
  • Release date in the Philippines: September 2016
  • Official price: estimated at Php 36k pesos / $800
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  1. I think the Note 7 and iPhone 7 shouldn’t be in this list for now kasi it hasn’t been released yet and wala pa namang solid specs as all are considered to be rumors.

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