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Top 8 budget waterproof Android phones

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Best budget-friendly waterproof Android phones

We’ve already listed down  a few smartphones with waterproof features, however, all of the listed devices seemed way too pricey for a few people. With that, we figured to list down additional smartphones that have waterproof/water-resistant features that should fit your budget quite nicely.

We’d love to hear your thoughts on the list. Just hit us up on the comment section below. Also, if you have any questions regarding the list or anything tech related, gladly let us know in the comment section. We love responding to your questions, guys, so just keep them coming.

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Sony Xperia M4 Aqua

Sony’s mid-range M4 Aqua revolutionized waterproof features on smartphones. Many were quite satisfied with what the handset had to deliver and it’s not that hard to figure out, why it was a success. The Sony Xperia M4 Aqua was decently specced, despite being under the mid-range category. It started off Sony’s revolution for various type of features, which is still being continued by the company today. The Sony Xperia M4 Aqua is currently priced at Php 10K-10.5K.

See also Sony Xperia M5 vs M4 Aqua review comparison

Sony Xperia M4 Aqua specs, price, release date in the Philippines

  • Display: 5-inch 720p IPS HD  display
  • Color: Black, White, Coral, Silver
  • Chipset: Snapdragon 615
  • RAM: 2GB
  • Memory: 8GB internal
  • SD card: up to 256GB
  • Main camera: 13MP rear shooter, f/2.0 lens,
  • Video: [email protected]
  • Front camera: 5MP selfie shooter
  • Connectivity: WiFi n, BT 4.1, GPS, GLONASS, NFC
  • Scanner: Not Available
  • Battery capacity: 2400mAh battery
  • OS: Android 5.0 Lollipop, upgradeable to 6.0 Marshmallow
  • Ports: microUSBv2.0
  • Release date: June 2015
  • Official price: Around Php 10K-10.6K

Sony Xperia M5

Another innovator in the field of waterproof and camera is none other than the successor to the Xperia M4 Aqua, the Sony Xperia M5. The Xperia M5 delivered a bunch of upgraded specs and features that many considered was top-notch back at 2015, and it still is considered top-notch today. The MediaTek Helio X10 was one of the biggest changes seen on the handset. With the Xperia M-series dropping of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon chip and took in MediaTek’s. The waterproof Xperia M5 should still be available at around Php 17K-17.8K through online stores nationwide.

See also Sony Xperia M5 full review

Sony Xperia M5 specs, price, release date in the Philippines

  • Display: 5-inch 1080p IPS FHD display
  • Color: Black, White, Gold
  • Chipset: MediaTek Helio X10 chip
  • RAM: 3GB
  • Memory: 16GB internal
  • SD card: up to 256GB
  • Main camera: 21.2MP rear shooter, f/2.2 lens, phase detection autofocus
  • Video: 4K UHD
  • Front camera: 13MP selfie shooter, f/2.0 lens
  • Connectivity: WiFi n, BT 4.1, GPS, GLONASS, NFC
  • Scanner: Not Available
  • Battery capacity: 2600mAh battery
  • OS: Android 5.0 Lollipop, upgradeable to 5.1 Lollipop
  • Ports: microUSB v2.0
  • Release date: September 2015
  • Official price: Around Php 17K-17.8K

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact

The Xperia Z3 lineup also delivered a water-resistant feature that was quite revolutionary at the time of their  releases. The Sony Xperia Z3 Compact, in particular, provided the efficiency of having a water-resistant feature, while being a compact and easy-to-handle device. Many have gained the interest of the Z3 Compact due to the utility it delivers and how it can still perform in terms of hardware and software performance. The Xperia Z3 Compact carried only 2GB of RAM, though this was enough for the now two-year-old phone. The Sony Xperia Z3 Compact is still available at around Php 16.5K 

See also Sony releases Marshmallow update on Xperia Z2, Z3 and Z3 Compact

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact specs, price, release date in the Philippines

  • Display: 4.6-inch 720p HD display
  • Color: Black, White, Green, Orange
  • Chipset: Snapdragon 801 chip
  • RAM: 2GB
  • Memory: 16GB internal
  • SD card: up to 256GB
  • Main camera: 20.7MP rear shooter, f/2.0 lens
  • Video: 4K UHD
  • Front camera: 2.2MP selfie shooter, f/2.8 lens
  • Connectivity: WiFi ac, BT 4.0, GPS, GLONASS, NFC
  • Scanner: Not Available
  • Battery capacity: 2600mAh battery
  • OS: Android 4.4 KitKat, upgradeable to 6.0 Marshmallow
  • Ports: microUSB v2.0 (MHL TV-out), USB Host
  • Release date: September 2014
  • Official price: Around Php 16.5K

Samsung Galaxy S6 Active

Despite being relatively old at this point in time, the Samsung Galaxy S6 Active was one of a more flexible handset a year ago. The S6 Active has this very interesting design, as well as having been equipped with waterproof features. The 5.1-incher Samsung Galaxy S6 Active was and still is a powerhouse device, though today, the newer generation Samsung Galaxy S7 Active might actually take the throne over its predecessor. The Samsung Galaxy S6 Active is still available on Amazon for around Php 10K.

See also Samsung Galaxy S6 Active is radiation, shock, dust and water-resistant

Samsung Galaxy S6 Active specs, price, release date in the Philippines

  • Display: 5.1-inch 1440p QHD display
  • Color: White, Gray
  • Chipset: Exynos 7420 Octa chip
  • RAM: 3GB
  • Memory: 32/64GB internal
  • SD card: no microSD card slot
  • Main camera: 16MP rear shooter, f/1.9 lens
  • Video: 4K UHD
  • Front camera: 5MP selfie shooter, f/1.9 lens
  • Connectivity: WiFi ac, BT 4.1, GPS, GLONASS, NFC
  • Scanner: Not Available
  • Battery capacity: 3500mAh battery
  • OS: Android 5.0.2 Lollipop, upgradeable to 5.1.1 Lollipop
  • Ports: microUSB v2.0
  • Release date: June 2015
  • Official price: $228 or roughly around Php 10K through Amazon

Samsung Galaxy S5

The two-year-old Samsung Galaxy S5, despite being a relatively older device, still has a decent amount of juice to deliver. The Galaxy S5 is waterproof ready and can quite useful when your outgoing type of person. The 5.1-incher is a perfect screen size, not to big yet to not small and it packs a decent amount of battery capacity that could at least last for a few hours of usage. Adding things up is that the Galaxy S5 is finally updated to the Marshmallow OS, giving the two-year-old phone, a taste of what the present can offer. The Samsung Galaxy S5 is currently available for around Php 15K.

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Samsung Galaxy S5 specs, price, release date in the Philippines

  • Display: 5.1-inch 1080p FHD display
  • Color: Charcoal Black, Copper Gold, Electric Blue, Shimmery White
  • Chipset: Snapdragon 801 chip
  • RAM: 2GB
  • Memory: 16/32GB internal
  • SD card: up to 256GB
  • Main camera: 16MP rear shooter, f/2.2 lens, phase detection autofocus
  • Video: 4K UHD
  • Front camera: 2MP selfie shooter, f/2.4 lens
  • Connectivity: WiFi, ac, BT 4.0, GPS, GLONASS, BDS, NFC
  • Scanner: Fingerprint scanner
  • Battery capacity: 2800mAh battery
  • OS: Android 4.4.2, upgradeable to 6.0 Marshmallow
  • Ports: microUSB v3.0 (MHL 2.1 TV-out), USB Host
  • Release date: April 2014
  • Official price: Around Php 15K through online stores

Sony Xperia Z3

Like the Xperia Z3 Compact, the Sony Xperia Z3 revolutionized the Z-series and heavily introduced the series into a wider array of smartphone users, thanks to its utility-wise features and massively capable line of specs. The original Sony Xperia Z3 was one of the most highly-regarded picks back then, thanks to its water-resistant feature and its 20.7MP rear shooter, which at that time wasn’t really the norm for smartphone flagships. Currently, the Xperia Z3 got some good ol’ love from Sony as they get updated to Marshmallow OS. Right now, the Sony Xperia Z3 is priced at around Php 15.6K.

See also Sony Xperia Z3 vs Z3+ review comparison

Sony Xperia Z3 specs, price, release date in the Philippines

  • Display: 5.2-inch 1080p FHD display
  • Color: Black, White, Copper, Silver Green, Purple
  • Chipset: Snapdragon 801 chip
  • RAM: 3GB
  • Memory: 16/32GB internal
  • SD card: up to 256GB
  • Main camera: 20.7MP rear shooter, f/2.0 lens
  • Video: 4K UHD
  • Front camera: 2.2MP selfie shooter, f/2.8 lens
  • Connectivity: WiFi ac, BT 4.0, GPS, GLONASS, BDS
  • Scanner: Not Available
  • Battery capacity: 3100mAh battery
  • OS: Android 4.4 KitKat, upgradeable to 6.0 Marshmallow
  • Ports: microUSB v2.0 (MHL 3 TV-out), USB Host
  • Release date in the Philippines: October 2014
  • Official price: Around Php 15.6K through online stores

Sony Xperia Z3+

Sony delivered an international version of the Xperia Z3, in the form of the Xperia Z3+. The Sony Xperia Z3+ got a few interesting upgrades and even downgrades that were quite surprising, to say the least. First off, the Xperia Z3+ runs on a Snapdragon 810 chip, instead of the Snapdragon 801 chip of the original version. Also, the Sony Xperia Z3+ got a better selfie shooter, but a downgraded battery capacity. The Sony Xperia Z3+ also obtained the original Xperia Z3’s water-resistant feature, which is a good thing. Right now, the Xperia Z3+ is available at Php 17.5K through online stores nationwide.

See also Sony Xperia Z3+ full review

Sony Xperia Z3+ specs, price, release date in the Philippines

  • Display: 5.2-inch 1080p FHD display
  • Color: White, black, copper, aqua green
  • Chipset: Snapdragon 810 chip
  • RAM: 3GB
  • Memory: 32GB internal
  • SD card: up to 256GB
  • Main camera: 20.7MP rear shooter
  • Video: 4K UHD video
  • Front camera: 5.1MP selfie shooter, f/2.4 lens
  • Connectivity: WiFi ac, BT 4.1, GPS, GLONASS, BDS, NFC
  • Scanner: Not Available
  • Battery capacity: 2930mAh battery
  • OS: Android 5.0 Lollipop, upgradeable to 6.0 Marshmallow
  • Ports: microUSB v2.0 (MHL 3 TV-out), USB Host
  • Release date: May 2015
  • Official price: Around Php 17.5K through online stores nationwide

Blackview BV5000

An unlikely member of this list, the Blackview BV5000 not only has a whopping 5000mAh battery, but it also has waterproof features that enable users to maximum the large battery capacity, thanks to the utility that the waterproof  feature delivers. For other specs, it has a decent line of specs, for 2015 budget phone, which shows off its 2GB of RAM, 16GB of ROM, an 8MP/2MP camera pairing, and a MediaTek MT6735 chip. Despite being unknown to the majority of the market. The Black view BV5000 still looks rather impressive for a budget phone. Right now, the Blackview BV5000 is priced at Php 8K, which can be bought through online stores nationwide.

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Blackview BV5000 specs, price, release date in the Philippines

  • Display: 5-inch 720p HD display
  • Color: camo-design
  • Chipset: MediaTek MT6735 chip
  • RAM: 2GB
  • Memory: 16GB internal
  • SD card: up to 32GB
  • Main camera: 8MP rear shooter
  • Video: [email protected]
  • Front camera: 2MP selfie shooter
  • Connectivity: WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS
  • Scanner: Not Available
  • Battery capacity: 5000mAh battery, reverse charging
  • OS: Android 5.1 Lollipop
  • Port: microUSB v2.0
  • Release date: October 2015
  • Official price: Php 8K via online stores

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