Mobile phoneshave become an accessory for most of us. The amount of usage would be in different climatic conditions and we get very cautious of where to use our phones. But mobile makers are becoming more sensitive to consumers concerns and are addressing issues like using phones in dusty places and making phones water resistant.
Here are 5 Dust and Water Resistant Android Phones specially built by mobile companies. These phones are certified water-resistant, dust-proof, heat resistant, and built to last long.
Motorola Defy+ is a recently released device in the Indian market. However the Defy+ runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread and is powered by a 1GHz processor. It is an IP67 certified dust and water proof Smartphone. Being an IP 67-certified device, the Motorola DEFY+ is fully protected against dust and other particles, but it can also survive a submersion under water up to 1 meter for up to 30 minutes.
It is equipped with a slightly better processor – the TI OMAP 3620, clocked at 1GHz, and an updated OS, the Gingerbread. The device is made of plastic and has a soft-touch finish to the back side. The DEFY+ is a tough phone and its styling is rugged from the tight covers of the 3.5mm jack and microUSB port, to the special lock of the back cover. It is available at the price of 17, 990.
The 3.7 inch display of the Motorola Defy+ comes with a resolution of 480×854 pixels and delivers good image quality. It is packed with a 5MP camera with LED flash.
Samsung Galaxy Xcover
This device sports a 3.65inch Gorilla Glass display, and has a 3.2 megapixel camera, with 150MB of built-in storage and runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread. The Galaxy Xcover is also powered by an 800 MHz processor and it is an IP67 certified dust and water proof device. It can stay submerged in water for up to 90 seconds. It is available at the price of 20, 000.
It is packed with HVGA display and a 3.2megapixel camera with flash graces its back. Besides that, you get GPS, Wi-Fi, and a 7.2Mbps 3G radio. It has a 1500mAh battery and there are rubber trims, which are there to prevent moisture and dust from destroying the phone’s circuitry.
Sony Ericsson Xperia Active
The device has a 3 inch scratch resistant display and a 5 megapixel camera. It runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread and is powered by a 1 GHz processor. The device allows the sweaty fingers to work on it. It is a dust and water resistant device with ANT+ technology. It is available at the price of 19, 750.
Xperia Active is a compact Smartphone targeting consumers with an active lifestyle. With a 3 inch screen and running the latest Android platform for Smartphone’s (Gingerbread 2.3), the phone packs Reality Display with Mobile Bravia Engine, a 5mp camera with HD video functionality, and a powerful 1 GHz processor.
Xperia active is dust proof and water resistant and uniquely incorporates wet finger tracking, to ensure the phone works perfectly when either the screen or a user’s fingers are wet. The phone comes pre-loaded with sports apps that enable consumers to easily track their fitness levels.
Users can set their ideal training route using the built-in GPS, Barometer and Compass. On-screen heart rate and pulse can be monitored in realtime (enabled by ANT+ wireless networking technology), while the iMapMyFitness app can monitor day to day performance. Additionally, Facebook inside Xperia allows consumers to share their progress and experiences with friends.
Casio G’zOne Commando
Casio’s rugged Android Smartphone which has a 3.6 inch display runs Android 2.2 FroYo and is powered by an 800 MHz processor. With its ruggedness this Smartphone is the best amongst the others as it is dust, water and shock proof resistant. It is available at the price of 10, 282.
Additionally it also resists Salt Fog, Solar Radiation and can withstand high altitudes and extreme temperatures. The Casio G’zOne brand is well known for its rugged phones and this handset is built tough in accordance with stringent military specifications.
As it can withstand a variety of environmental hazards that include immersion, rain, and humidity, the Casio G’zOne Commando is the first rugged Android phone from Casio. It’s padded from head to toe in durable material with the classic G’zOne look and feel.
Indeed, it also comes equipped with G’zGear, Casio’s suite of outdoor friendly apps. The G’zOne Commando has notable features include high security encryption for corporate e-mail, Wi-Fi hot-spot capability for up to five devices, and a 5-megapixel rear camera plus LED.
This device has a 3.7-inch display with Gorilla Glass protection, powered by an 800 MHz processor, it runs Android 2.2 FroYo, and has a 5 megapixel camera and 2 GB of built in storage. It is a dust proof and water resistant device and an eye catching device.
Defy, has a large 1540mAh battery, microUSB cable, 2GB microSDHC card, headphones and USB wall charger. It is available at the price of 14, 800. It is equipped with all the latest wireless connections and entertainment gadgets, Motoblur interface, Backtrack navigation pad and Crystal Talk Plus technology.
The user can upload images and videos to YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and other social networks through wireless connections. It also combines instant messaging support for Google Talk AOL, Yahoo Messenger, IM, and MSN.
- Casio g’zOne Commando gets official Android 2.3 update (electronista.com)
- Samsung Galaxy Xcover hitting Blighty in December (somobile.co.uk)