Water-resistant smartphones: here are 5 cheaper models

Living in very close contact with your own smartphonestoday, it has become normality. It is in fact used while eating, while walking or – even – even while he takes a bath. That's right, you …

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Living in very close contact with your own smartphonestoday, it has become normality. It is in fact used while eating, while walking or – even – even while he takes a bath.

That's right, you read it right, some people use their cell phones even while they are immersed in water, whether in the pool, the sea or the lake. But how is all this possible? The credit, if it can be called that, belongs to the water resistant smartphonesi.e. devices that have been returned waterproof.

They are already quite widespread on the market and there are different price ranges. Today we have selected 5 models particularly interesting, both for their priceboth for theirs performance. Here's what they are.

Motorola G54 5G

Let's start with a very economical model: the Motorola G54 5G. Available on Amazon for approximately 160 euros, this device is waterproof and compact in design. From a technical point of view, it has 5G, a display with Full HD+ and DOLBY ATMOS, a powerful battery and fast charging; a variable memory ranging from 128 GB to 256 GB (expandable up to 1 TB), as well as the operating system Android 13. Despite the low price, the device is not obsolete at all, in fact it arrived on the market last year, in 2023. But how water resistant is the G54 5G actually?

To find out you need to search for the IP code (International protection), which in this case it is 52. The first digit, 5, indicates the resistance to solid bodies and dust, which generally ranges from 0 to 6. While 2 represents the degree of resistance to water, which ranges from 0 to 9. In this case, therefore , the resistance is quite poor, but in some cases more than sufficient.

Oppo Find X3 Pro

After a Motorola let's move on to a Oppoin this case to a Find X3 Pro. This smartphone, despite being less powerful than its “big brother” X5 Pro, represents a good compromise, both in terms of performance and cost. Today it is available on Amazon at around 400 euros and brings with it a number of interesting features, as well as good resistance to dust and water. But let's go in order. From a design point of view this device is compact, lightweight and, all in all, rather simple.

The installed operating system is Android 11, has 5G, fast charging, a latest generation “Snapdragon” processor, powerful camera for high-quality audiovisual content, as well as 256 GB of memory and 12 GB of Ram. In this case, the IP code is 68which implies that this smartphone is much more water resistant than the previous one.

Samsung Galaxy A34 5G

It's Samsung's turn, with the model A34 5G of the Galaxy line. This device arrived in Italy in 2023 in two versions: one with 6 GB of Ram and 128 GB of storage space and a more powerful one (8 and 256 GB). The device is compact and the screen (Amoled) is large enough (6.6 inches) for a total weight of approx 180 grams. Furthermore, the main camera is 48 Mp. The 5,000 mAh battery is average, in fact it does not differ from those present in the other smartphones in this ranking. The IP code of this smartphone is 67, so very good, especially considering the cost: around 200 euros.

Nokia XR20

Also Nokia, among its range of devices, has a water-resistant smartphone. It's about XR20a purchasable model for less than 400 euros which aims to position itself among the most resistant in the category. This can be understood effortlessly starting from the body, in plastic and not glass, with which it was made. Furthermore, the corners are in eraser, so as to cushion any falls to the ground. Finally, the IP68 classification is not missing.

From a technical point of view, depending on the version you choose, you will have either 4 GB of Ram and 64 GB of memory or 6 GB of Ram and 128 of storage space. It also has 5G and Android 11. The battery, which charges rather quickly, is 4,630 mAh, while the rear cameras are 48 Mp, the first, and 13 Mp wide angle, the second.

Apple iPhone SE

Finally, it is impossible to conclude any smartphone-themed list without including at least one iPhone. To keep costs low we have chosen a model that makes affordability and compactness one of its strong points: the SELF. This smartphone, released about two years ago, can still have its say today for an overall reasonable price – starting from around 550 euros – and a classification IP67.

For the rest, this smartphone has a starting memory of 64 GB and reaches, if desired, 256 GB. It also only weighs 144 grams and has a 4.7-inch display.

It is equipped with iOS 17, 5G, space for the second SIM, fast charging system, as well as a photographic compartment which has, among other things, a 12 Mp wide-angle camera and a 7 Mp internal one.