It doesn’t take a lot to damage a phone; anyone who’s spilled a glass of water on one can attest to that fact. Fortunately, there are a few models made for just that eventuality. Some can even survive being immersed in water for half an hour.
Casio G’zOne Commando
Not only water resistant but “ruggedized,” the Commando meets the MIL-STD-810G military certification for being water, shock, and dust resistant. As of this writing, it’s $99.99 with a contract from Verizon Wireless. It features a 3.6-inch screen and 5-megapixel camera.
Samsung Rugby Smart
The Rugby Smart meets a similar military standard, MIL-STD-810F, for
water, shock, and dust resistance. AT&T offers it for $49.99 with a contract. There’s a 3.7-inch screen and 5-megapixel camera as well as a 1.4GHz processor.
Available: August 3
Carrier: Boost Mobile
The Hydro is not high-end as far as internal specs go, but it’s very specific about what it keeps out. It’s IPX5 certified against water jets and IPX7 certified for immersion in one meter of water for up to 30 minutes. It offers a 1GHz processor, 3.5-inch screen, and 3.2-megapixel camera, all running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
Sony Xperia Acro S
Available: Q3 2012
The Acro S – not to be confused with Sony’s Xperia arc S – is IP55 and IP57 rated for immersion in one meter of water for 30 minutes. It features Android 4.0, a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, a 4.3-inch screen and 12-megapixel camera.
Sony Xperia Go/Advance
Available: Q3 2012
The Go is a bit more downmarket than the Acro S, and it will be called the Advance in the United States. It’s designed with an IP67 rating for water resistance in one meter of water for 30 minutes. It has a 1GHz dual-core processor, 3.5-inch screen, and 5-megapixel camera.
Zco Corporation is a custom software company with headquarters in Nashua, New Hampshire, USA specializing in mobile app development, enterprise software, and 3D animation.
NEW HAMPSHIRE, HQ
58 Technology Way, Suite 2W10,
Nashua, NH 03060, USA
Phone: (603) 881-9200
745 Atlantic Ave,
Phone: (855) 926-2777