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Best waterproof smartphone?

What's the best smartphone that's also waterproof? Is there anything better than the Motorola Defy Plus?

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Pondlife  Aug. 9, 2012 at 00:06

Well they aren't waterproof fwiw even the Defy.

In some ways the defy was better I think, had better rom support iirc.
But there is the panasonic eluga (i think) and there's a couple of sonys inbound not to be confused with the old Active which was badly specced like the Defies. Sony Xperia Acro S, and Xperia Go, not that either launched yet I don't think.
http://www.mobot.net/panasonic-eluga-april-launch-date-39591
http://www.mobot.net/sony-tough-guy-2-xperia-acro-unveiled-42559
http://www.mobot.net/sony-xperia-35in-ruggedised-helping-gingerbread-summer-42555

louiselouise  Aug. 9, 2012 at 01:41

Can't remember where I saw this (think it was in ebay suggestions): http://www.clove.co.uk/jcb-toughphone-pro-smart
JCB Android Toughphone Pro-Smart TP909

Blurb: "JCB have been making phones for a while but they have still been fairly limited in capability, but they have been rugged.

Motorola have created waves with their water resistant and dust resistant DEFY, and it has become highly appealing to trades people or those who are a bit clumsy with phones.

The Pro-Smart is JCB’s answer to the Motorola DEFY. It is a fully fledged smartphone that is capable for calls, texts, web browsing, navigation video playback and more. However the difference is that the unit is IP67 rated meaning it will survive being dropped in water (for short periods of time). It will take a few knocks and will be more resistant to dust and dirt than many other phones."

louiselouise  Aug. 9, 2012 at 02:03

..actually, the specs for the JCB don't look too hot, compared to the others suggested.

800MHz processor, 3.2" screen, 2000 mAh battery, 5 megapixel camera.

Pondlife  Aug. 9, 2012 at 02:08

Good spot, again pretty woeful specs though and so fugly.

Does seem more dust resistant than most, though the xperia go has ip67 too and is better specced (though not outstanding)

Anyone seen a ip68?

louiselouise  Aug. 9, 2012 at 02:17

Here's another one: http://www.sealstech.co.uk/seals-ts3.php
Though I can only see press releases for it at the moment.
3G HSDPA WCDMA 900/2100 MgHz, GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 MgHz networks standard support
Size: 125x65x17,4 mm
Platform: Android 2.3
Display: 3,2-inches, 320x480 pixels resolution
Main camera: 5 Mp with autofocus
Frontal camera: VGA
FM-radio
Memory: 512 Mb RAM, 512 Mb built in , microSD memory card slot
Communications: Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11b/g, Bluetooth 4.0+EDR, micro-USB, GPS, 3.5 mm audio jack
Battery: 1780 mA/h
Others: Light and proximity sensors, digital compass
IP-68 rating/MIL-810G certified, seal-proof in wastewater of up to two meters deep. Seals TS3 has a 3.5-inch 320x480-pixel scratch-resistant Gorilla Glass display. Other features include acoustic noise-cancelling technology, one-key positioning (a SOS rescue feature), E-compass and Pedometer.

all the waterproof, dustproof, shockproof and scratch-resistant features of the first series, and has been modified to function in extreme temperatures ranging from -20 degrees Celsius to +60 degrees Celsius.
available in 2 colors -- stylish and elegant black, fashionable yellow-black.

Pondlife  Aug. 9, 2012 at 12:04

And that hits the top whack 68 rating, still low spec though, it's encouraging though and hopefully better ones on horizon.

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