Jun 11, 2018

20 Best Waterproof Phones in the Philippines 2018

Here are 20 waterproof smartphones available in the Philippines ranked by their official IP rating.

One of the most defining, albeit marketable, features a reliable smartphone sports nowadays is the inclusion of a high IP rating. This hallmark offering doesn't only benefit the clumsiest, but ultimately, it provides this significant reassurance to those consumers who value resiliency in their purchase. Meanwhile, there are those users who simply can't live with a smartphone that doesn't come with a water resistance feature. And with good reason – an indicative of a great smartphone now doesn't just rely on how top-of-the-line or current it is.

Now, a strong parameter of a dependable smartphone is its accompaniment of a high IP rating. Needless to say, a higher rating means better dust and water proof resistance compared to the latter. Regardless, having an IP rating assures worry free usage under wet or dusty environments.

The list of smartphones below tallies the best waterproof iteration from the leading brands along with other few surprising entries. These devices are arranged based on their official IP ratings.

IP53 Rating Smartphones

20. Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL

Google's first and official foray to Android smartphones – the Google Pixel and the Google Pixel XL – were two of the most highly anticipated iterations back in 2016. Along with their brand modification, these Android Nougat running devices were heralded for sporting the best camera on DxOMark, generating a staggering 90 points.

Succeeding the Nexus line of smartphones, the IP53 rating-bearing Google units also feature an unlimited cloud storage for photos on the proprietary Google Photos. Meanwhile, the devices are powered by the then-almighty Snapdragon 821 and were the very first Google handsets to come with Google Assistant.

Display Size5.0 inches
ResolutionFHD AMOLED (1080 x 1920)
OS verAndroid v7.1 Nougat
CPUSnapdragon 821; MSM8996 pro AB Quad Core
CPU Speed2+2 Kryo 2.15GHz / 1.6GHz
Storage32GB, 128GB
External Storageno
RAM4GB
Main Camera12.3 MP
Front Camera8 MP
BatteryLi-Ion 2770 mAh non-removable
Dimensions5.6 x 2.7 x 0.2 ~ 0.3 inches 143.8 x 69.5 x 7.3 ~ 8.5 mm
Weight143 g (5.04 oz)
ColorQuite black, Very silver, Really blue
Google Pixel

Google Pixel

Lowest Price in the Philippines P8,401.14

Display Size5.5 inches
Resolution1440 x 2560
OS verAndroid v7.1 Nougat
CPUSnapdragon 821; MSM8996 pro AB Quad Core
CPU Speed2+2 Kryo 2.15GHz / 1.6GHz
Storage32GB, 128GB
External Storageno card slot
RAM4GB
Main Camera12.3 MP
Front Camera8 MP
BatteryLi-Ion 3450 mAh
Dimensions6.0 x 2.9 x 0.2 ~ 0.34 in 154.7 x 75.7 x 7.3 ~ 8.5 mm
Weight168 g (5.93 oz)
ColorQuite black, Very silver, Really blue
Google Pixel XL

Google Pixel XL

Lowest Price in the Philippines P33,299

19. HUAWEI P20

HUAWEI's premium offering this year also didn't disappoint in its IP rating. The Leica dual-camera-toting handset is equipped with a glorious 5.8 FHD display with a notch, no less. It's powered by the company's patented Kirin 970 SoC and is generated by 4GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. Perhaps the phone's feature that essentially killed the competition is its 24-megapixel front-facing camera, an evident inclusion that indicates that HUAWEI is serious to developing handsets that are both current and marketable.

Display Size5.8 inches
ResolutionFHD 1080 x 2244 pixels
OS verEMUI 8.1 (Android 8.1 (Oreo))
CPUHisilicon Kirin 970
CPU Speed2.4 GHz & 1.8 GHz
Storage128GB
External StoragemicroSD card expansion slot (256GB)
RAM4GB
Main Camera20 MP + 12 MP
Front Camera24 MP
Batterynon-removable 3400mAh
Dimensions149.1 x 70.8 x 7.7 mm
Weight165 g
ColorBlack, Pink Gold, Champagne Gold, Midnight Blue, Twilight
HUAWEI P20

HUAWEI P20

Lowest Price in the Philippines P29,850

IP67 Rating Smartphones

18. Google Pixel 2 and Google Pixel 2 XL

The current flagship entries from the Mountain View-based tech giant are without a doubt a bonafide Google experience. They feature a top-end Qualcomm chipset, a game-changing, photography-centric camera, and a classic design that still catapults most consumers at the moment. Both IP67-certified, these Google devices are also a powerhouse in the hardware department. They sport Snapdragon 835 and come with USB Type-C, a rear-mounted fingerprint reader, and non-removable, fast-charging batteries.

Display Size5.00 inches
Resolution1920 x 1080 pixels
OS verAndroid 8.0 Oreo
CPUQualcomm Snapdragon 835 64Bit Octa-Core
CPU Speed2.35Ghz + 1.9Ghz
Storage64GB, 128GB
RAM4GB
Main Camera12.20MP
Front Camera8MP
Battery2700mAh
Dimensions145.7 x 69.7 x 7.8mm
Weight143g
ColorJust Black, Clearly White, Kinda Blue
Google Pixel 2

Google Pixel 2

Lowest Price in the Philippines P27,998.34

Display Size6.0 inches
ResolutionQHD+ 2880 x 1440 pOLED at 538ppi Always-on display
OS verAndroid 8.0.0 Oreo
CPUQualcomm Snapdragon 835 64Bit Octa-Core
CPU Speed2.35 Ghz + 1.9 Ghz
Storage64GB, 128GB
RAM4GB
Main Camera12.2MP
Front Camera8MP
Battery3520mAh
Dimensions157.9 x 76.7 x 7.9 mm
Weight175g
ColorJust Black, Black & White
Google Pixel 2 XL

Google Pixel 2 XL

Lowest Price in the Philippines P39,890

17. LG Q8

The mid-ranger entry from LG, the LG Q8, comes with specifications that are premium-worthy. The IP 67-certified handset can be submerged in water to up to 1m for 30 minutes. It also is equipped with a distinctive 5.2-inch display with two screens, all powered by a competitive Snapdragon 820 and coupled with a more-than-decent quad-core processor. Meanwhile, the ultra sleek device has the best features from 2016's impressive LG V20. Needless to say, this repackaged V20 trumps its counterparts with the added IP certification.

Display Size5.20 inches
Resolution1440 x 2560 pixels, 160 x 1040 pixels(Secondary display)
OS verAndroid 7.0 (Nougat)
CPU64-bit Quad-Core, Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
CPU Speed2.15 GHz
Storage32GB
External StoragemicroSD up to 2TB
RAM4GB
Main CameraDual 13 MP (28mm, f/1.8) + 8 MP (10mm, f/2.4), dual-LED flash
Front Camera5 MP, f/1.9
BatteryNon-removable Li-ion 3000mAh Standby up to 100 hours Talk time up to 4 hours
Dimensions149 x 71.9 x 8 mm
Weight146 g
ColorUrban Titan, Sweet Pink
LG Q8

LG Q8

Lowest Price in the Philippines ---

16. HTC U11 and HTC U11 EYEs

HTC's two premier contenders from 2017, the HTC U11 and the HTC U11 EYEs are touted as the company's aggressive comeback iterations under its flagship line. Both catering to varying consumers, the devices are truly a testament as to why this formidable Taiwanese brand has a spot of its own among the industry's leading smartphone-makers. Apart from their second-to-none hardware and software offerings, these handsets won't also break your wallet.

Display Size5.5 inches
Resolution1440 x 2560 pixels
OS verHTC Sense UI with Android 7.1.1 (Nougat)
CPUQualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 64bit Octa-core (4x2.45 GHz Kryo & 4x1.9 GHz Kryo)
CPU Speed2.45 GHz + 1.9 GHz
Storage64GB, 128GB
External StorageExtended memory: microSD up to 2TB
RAM6GB, 4GB
Main Camera12 MP
Front Camera16 MP
Battery3000 mAh Talk time on 3G/4G network: up to 24.5 Hours Standby time on 3G/4G network: up to 14 Days
Dimensions153.9 x 75.9 x 7.9
Weight169 g
ColorBrilliant Black, Amazing Silver, Ice White, Solar Red, Sapphire Blue
HTC U11

HTC U11

Lowest Price in the Philippines P20,934.96

Display Size6 inches
Resolution1080 x 2160 pixels aspect ratio 18:9
OS verAndroid 7.1 (Nougat)
CPUQualcomm MSM8976 Snapdragon 652
Storage64GB
External StoragemicroSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) - dual SIM model only
RAM4GB
Main Camera12 MP
Front Camera5 MP
Battery3930 mAh
Dimensions157.9 x 74.99 x 8.5 mm
Weight185 g
ColorBlack, Silver, Red
HTC U11 EYEs

HTC U11 EYEs

Lowest Price in the Philippines P19,682.03

15. HUAWEI P20 Pro

Deemed as the next-generation smartphone for everything photography, the HUAWEI P20 Pro's revolutionary three rear cameras are clear features of a company that shows no signs of stopping in terms of innovation and competition. It also comes with a new gradient color finish that should soon be a staple design of every smartphone. As part of the company's premier series, the HUAWEI P20 Pro is also a recipient of the brand's iconic FullView Display, the best screen to-date.

Display Size6.1 inches
ResolutionFHD 1080 x 2244 pixels
OS verEMUI 8.1 (Android 8.1 (Oreo))
CPUHisilicon Kirin 970
CPU Speed2.4 GHz & 1.8 GHz
Storage128GB
External StoragemicroSD card expansion slot (256GB)
RAM6GB
Main Camera40 MP + 20 MP + 8 MP
Front Camera24 MP
Battery4000mAh
Dimensions155 x 73.9 x 7.8 mm
Weight180 g
ColorBlack, Pink Gold, Midnight Blue, Twilight
HUAWEI P20 Pro

HUAWEI P20 Pro

Lowest Price in the Philippines P38,617.31

14. iPhone X

Apple's transcendental flagship entry, the iPhone X, is also a force to be reckoned with among all things water-resistant. It can withstand being submerged in water for up to 30 minutes in up to 1.5m depth. Equally impressive of course is the device's top-of-the-line features which include an all-new glass design, wireless charging capabilities, the unmistakable 5.8-inch Super Retina screen, the cutting edge A11 Bionic chip, and the trend-setting Face ID recognition technology.

Display Size5.80 inches
Resolution2436 x 1125 (Super Retina HD)
OS veriOS 11
CPUA11 Bionic 64bit Hexa-core
Storage64GB, 256GB
External Storageno
RAM3GB
Main Camera12MP wide-angle and telephoto cameras Wide-angle: ƒ/1.8 aperture Telephoto: ƒ/2.4 aperture Optical zoom; digital zoom up to 10x
Front Camera7 MP
Battery2,716mAh Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery Talk time (wireless):Up to 21 hours Internet use:Up to 12 hours Video playback (wireless):Up to 13 hours Audio playback (wireless):Up to 60 hours
Dimensions143.6 mm x 70.9 mm x 7.7 mm
Weight174 g
ColorSpace Gray, Silver
Apple iPhone X

Apple iPhone X

Lowest Price in the Philippines P53,300

13. iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus

Akin to the iPhone X, the iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus also carry an IP67 certification. Its high dust-proof rating aside, these two flagship devices can also defy water up to 1.5m deep for 30 minutes. Both coming with a reworked, mixed-material aesthetics, these handsets are an evidence that Apple is more than willing to correct its missteps from its previous editions.

The iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus come with the most durable glass. The more premium iteration, the iPhone 8 Plus comes with a dual-camera set up in as well as the company's 10th-year anniversary edition, the iPhone X.

Display Size4.7 inches
Resolution1334 x 750 (Retina HD)
OS veriOS 11
CPUA11 Bionic chip with 64-bit architecture Neural Engine Embedded M11 motion coprocessor
Storage64GB, 256GB
External Storageno
RAM2GB
Main Camera12 MP, f/1.8 aperture, Digital zoom up to 5x
Front Camera7 MP
Battery1821mAh Talk time (wireless): Up to 14 hours Internet use: Up to 12 hours Video playback (wireless): Up to 13 hours Audio playback (wireless): Up to 40 hours Fast-charge capable: Up to 50% charge 30 minutes
Dimensions138.4 x 67.3 x 7.3 mm
Weight148 g
ColorSpace Gray, Silver, Red, Gold
Apple iPhone 8

Apple iPhone 8

Lowest Price in the Philippines P34,500

Display Size5.5 inches
Resolution1920 x 1080 (Retina HD)
OS veriOS 11
CPUA11 Bionic chip with 64-bit architecture Neural Engine Embedded M11 motion coprocessor
Storage64GB, 256GB
External Storageno
RAM3GB
Main CameraDual 12 MP wide-angle and telephoto cameras
Front Camera7 MP
Battery2691mAh Talk time (wireless): Up to 21 hours Internet use: Up to 13 hours Video playback (wireless): Up to 14 hours Audio playback (wireless): Up to 60 hours Fast-charge capable: Up to 50% charge 30 minutes9
Dimensions158.4 x 78.1 x 7.5 mm
Weight202 g
ColorSpace Gray, Silver, Red, Gold
Apple iPhone 8 Plus

Apple iPhone 8 Plus

Lowest Price in the Philippines P42,000

12. iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus

Apple's most polarizing flagships to date, the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, did also come with a few, notable upgrades of their own. The devices are known to being the first handset in the series to get the IP67 certification. Both of the smartphones' finish are also adorned with an ion-strengthened glass and oleophobic coating, dramatically enhancing the rating's power and consistency. The units are notorious for being the first to remove the 3.5 mm headphone jack which stirred controversy for the Cupertino-based company during the time of their release.

Display Size4.7 inches
Resolution1334 x 750 pixel
OS veriOS 10
CPUA10 Fusion chip with 64-bit architecture Embedded M10 motion coprocessor
Storage32GB, 128GB, 256GB
External Storageno
RAM2GB
Main Camera12 MP
Front Camera7 MP
BatteryTalk time (wireless): Up to 14 hours on 3G Standby: Up to 10 days Internet use: Up to 12 hours on 3G Up to 12 hours on 4G LTE Up to 14 hours on Wi-Fi Wireless video playback: Up to 13 hours Wireless audio playback: Up to 40 hours
Dimensions138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1 mm(5.44 x 2.64 x 0.28 inch)
Weight138 g(4.87 ounces)
ColorBlack, Jet Black, Silver, Red, Rose Gold, Gold
Apple iPhone 7

Apple iPhone 7

Lowest Price in the Philippines P26,300

Display Size5.5 inches
Resolution1920 x 1080 pixel
OS veriOS 10
CPUA10 Fusion chip with 64-bit architecture Embedded M10 motion coprocessor
Storage32GB, 128GB, 256GB
External Storageno
RAM3GB
Main Camera12 MP
Front Camera7 MP
BatteryTalk time (wireless): Up to 21 hours on 3G Standby: Up to 16 days Internet use: Up to 13 hours on 3G Up to 15 hours on Wi-Fi Wireless video playback: Up to 14 hours Wireless audio playback: Up to 60 hours
Dimensions158.2 x 77.9 x 7.3 mm(6.23 x 3.07 x 0.29 inches)
Weight188 g(6.63 ounces)
ColorBlack, Jet Black, Silver, Red, Rose Gold, Gold
Apple iPhone 7 Plus

Apple iPhone 7 Plus

Lowest Price in the Philippines P34,800

11. Nokia 8 Sirocco

To say that the Android One-running Nokia 8 Sirocco is extraordinary is an understatement. One of the first forays of HMD Global in the platform, this Nokia handset isn't only water-resistant but also comes with a durable and full 3D Corning Gorilla Glass 5 which curves the sides, rendering the device as one of the standouts in the aesthetics department. Other inclusions are the 12-megapixel camera with ZEISS optics and optical zoom, a spatial audio with three integrated microphones, and the still-unchallenged Snapdragon 835.

Display Size5.5 inches
Resolution1440 x 2560 pixels
OS verAndroid 8 (Oreo)
CPUQualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 Octa-core Adreno 540
CPU Speed1.9 GHz + 2.36 GHz
Storage128GB
External StoragemicroSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)
RAM6GB
Main Camera13 MP + 12 MP
Front Camera5 MP
Battery3260mAh
Dimensions140.93 x 72.97 x 7.5 mm
ColorBlack
Nokia 8 Sirocco

Nokia 8 Sirocco

Lowest Price in the Philippines P31,585

10. BlackBerry Motion

Mainly developed to keep up with the ongoing trends in the world of smartphones, the BlackBerry Motion is clearly one of the brand's attempts to resuscitate its beleaguered standing. And as it is all crafted to last longer and go further, users can only expect top-end features. Apart from a high IP rating, the device also boasts of the proprietary nano-diamond anti-scratch coating, a massive 4000mAh battery along with a Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0, and 4K recording.

Display Size5.5 inches
Resolution1080 x 1920 pixels
OS verAndroid 7.1 (Nougat)
CPUQualcomm Snapdragon 625 MSM8953 Octa core Cortex A53
CPU Speed2GHz
Storage32GB
External StoragemicroSD up to 256GB
RAM4GB
Main Camera12 MP, PDAF
Front Camera8 MP,f2.2
BatteryNon removable Li Polymer 4000mAh QC3.0 Enabled 50% charge in 41 minutes 32+ hours of battery life
Dimensions155.7 x 75.4 x 8.1 mm
Weight167 g
ColorBlack
BlackBerry Motion

BlackBerry Motion

Lowest Price in the Philippines P22,580

IP68 Rating Smartphones

9. HTC U12+

The Taiwanese company's ultimate iteration against spills and splashes, the HTC U12+ is also a formidable smartphone that is specially designed to rival some of 2018's heavyweights. It comes with the highest rated dual-camera set up, an ultra-thin-bordered 6-inch display, the latest Snapdragon 845 mobile platform, the unique Edge Sense, and the best and brightest sound which is now delighting the audiophiles around.

Display Size6 inches
ResolutionQuad HD+ 2880 x 1440 pixels, 18:9 aspect ratio
OS verHTC Sense (Android 8.0 Oreo)
CPUQualcomm Snapdragon 845
CPU Speedup to 2.8GHz
Storage64GB, 128GB
External StorageYes, via microSD
RAM6GB
Main Camera12MP + 16MP
Front Camera8MP + 8MP
Battery3500mAh
Dimensions156.66 x 73.9 x 8.7 - 9.7mm
Weight188g
ColorCeramic Black, Flame Red, Translucent Blue
HTC U12+

HTC U12+

Lowest Price in the Philippines P45,598.12

8. LG V30

Another standout among the audiophiles, the LG V30 is also IP68-certified, a rendering that makes it the ultimate smartphone to go by when you're relaxing by the beach or blasting your favorite track. Another prime feature that makes this handset one of the clear winners is its glorious offerings on its display. The 6.0-inch QHD + OLED screen comes with the revolutionary FullVision Display and HDR10-supported picture quality.

Display Size6 inches
ResolutionQHD+ 1440 x 2880 pixels
OS verLG UX 6.0+ Android 7.1 (Nougat)
CPUQualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 Octa-core (4x2.45 GHz Kryo & 4x1.9 GHz Kryo)
CPU Speed2.45 GHz & 1.9 GHz
Storage64GB, 128GB
External StoragemicroSD 256GB
RAM6GB, 4GB
Main CameraDual 16 MP (f/1.6, OIS, 3-axis, laser & phase detection autofocus) + 13 MP (f/1.9, no AF), LED flash
Front Camera5 MP, f/2.2, 1/5" sensor size, 1.12 µm pixel size
BatteryNon-removable Li-Po 3300 mAh battery
Dimensions151.7 x 75.4 x 7.4 mm (5.97 x 2.97 x 0.29 in)
Weight158 g
ColorMatte Black, Cloud Silver, Moroccan Blue
LG V30

LG V30

Lowest Price in the Philippines P21,819.39

7. Motorola Moto X4

The IP68-rated smartphone from Motorola has a design that protects the handset inside and out, making it suitable against occasional encounters with spills and puddles. The Amazon Alexa-featuring device is also toting an advanced dual-camera system that is coupled with a stunning focus. The Moto X4 is powered by Snapdragon 630 and is supported by 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage which can be expanded to up to 2TB.

Display Size5.2 inches
Resolution1080 x 1920 pixels 424 PPI
OS verAndroid 7.1 Nougat
CPUQualcomm Snapdragon 630 Octa core
CPU Speed2.2 GHz
Storage32GB
External StorageMicroSD up to 2 TB
RAM3GB
Main Camera12 MP Dual Autofocus Pixel sensor (f2.0, 1.4um)+ 8 MP ultra-wide angle with 120° field of view sensor (f2.2, 1.12um)
Front Camera16 MP
BatteryNon-removable 3000mAh 15W TurboPower for 6 hours of power in 15 minutes
Dimensions148.35 x 73.4 x 7.99 mm (9.45 mm at camera bump)
Weight163 g
ColorSuper Black, Sterling Blue
Motorola Moto X4

Motorola Moto X4

Lowest Price in the Philippines P15,168.48

6. Samsung Galaxy Note8

There is so much to be experienced from the Samsung Galaxy Note8 apart from its ultra-fast performance. Notable for its high IP rating, the leading phablet from the South Korean tech giant also sports the current and largest Infinity Display that is only rivaled by its very own close sibling, the Galaxy S9 series with near bezel-less display and an edge-to-edge screen. The latest phablet from Samsung is also noted for its inclusion of the high-performing 10nm mobile processor and a colossal 6GB of RAM.

Display Size6.3 inches
ResolutionQuad HD+ Super AMOLED (2960 x 1440) 521 ppi
OS verGrace UX UI with Android 7.1.1 (Nougat)
CPUOcta-core (2.3GHz Quad + 1.7GHz Quad), 64-bit, 10nm processor Octa-core (2.35GHz Quad + 1.9GHz Quad), 64-bit, 10nm processor *May differ by country and carrier.
CPU Speed2.35GHz + 1.9GHz / 2.3GHz + 1.7GHz
Storage64GB, 128GB, 256GB
External StoragemicroSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot) - single-SIM model microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) - dual-SIM model
RAM6GB
Main Camera12 MP + 12 MP
Front Camera8 MP F1.7 aperture
BatteryNon-removable Li-Ion 3300mAh MP3 playback (AOD on): up to 47 hrs MP3 playback (AOD off): up to 74 hrs Video playback: up to 16 hrs Talk time: up to 22 hrs Internet use (Wi-Fi): up to 14 hrs Internet use (3G): up to 12 hrs Internet use (4G): up to 13 hrs *Data based on devices released in Europe. Actual results may vary depending on usage and environmental factors.
Dimensions162.5 x 74.8 x 8.6 mm
Weight195 g
ColorMidnight Black, Orchid Gray, Pink, Maple Gold, Deepsea Blue
Samsung Galaxy Note8

Samsung Galaxy Note8

Lowest Price in the Philippines P34,660

5. Samsung Galaxy S9 and Samsung Galaxy S9+

We all know that the Samsung Galaxy 8 duo also sported the same IP rating packed with a great preforming chipset and camera. But we're here to talk about the best. Samsung has been marketing its latest offering, the Samsung Galaxy S9 and the Samsung Galaxy S9+, to be sporting the best camera in the industry. But the truest Samsung fans know that it's just about everything that these devices have to offer. From its high IP rating, the Intelligent Scan technology, down to its uninterrupted Infinity Display and premium hardware offerings, these flagships are here to stay for years.

Display Size5.8 inches
ResolutionQuad HD+ 2960x1440 pixels
OS verAndroid 8.0 Oreo
CPUQualcomm Snapdragon 845 Eynos 9810
CPU Speed2.8 GHz & 1.7 GHz & 2.7 GHz
Storage64GB
External Storageup to 400GB via microSD
RAM4GB
Main Camera12 MP
Front Camera8 MP
Battery3000 mAh
Dimensions147.7 x 68.7 x 8.5 mm
Weight163 g
ColorMidnight Black, Titanium Gray, Coral Blue, Lilac Purple
Samsung Galaxy S9

Samsung Galaxy S9

Lowest Price in the Philippines P32,400

Display Size6.2 inches
Resolution2960x1440 pixels
OS verAndroid 8.0 Oreo
CPUQualcomm Snapdragon 845 Eynos 9810
Storage64GB, 128GB, 256GB
External StorageSingle SIM model: up to 400GB Dual SIM model: (Hybrid SIM slot)up to 400GB
RAM6GB
Main Camera12 MP + 12 MP
Front Camera8 MP
Battery3500mAh
Dimensions158.1 x 73.8 x 8.5 mm
Weight189 g
ColorMidnight Black, Titanium Gray, Coral Blue, Lilac Purple
Samsung Galaxy S9+

Samsung Galaxy S9+

Lowest Price in the Philippines P38,500

4. LG G6 and LG G6+

The LG G6 and the LG G6+ are all intended to cut corners against their competition. And while this may polarize its loyal consumers due to the latest trends around, that might not be the case when it comes to their performance sales-wise. But beyond these retained yet comfortable features, LG still managed to come with more-than-decent surprises. One of which is the inclusion of a high IP68 rating by which some of its counterparts are not able to provide.

Display Size5.7 inches
ResolutionQuad HD+ (1440 x 1880)
OS verLG UX 6.0 UI with Android 7.0 Nougat
CPUQualcomm Snapdragon 821 Quad-core (2x2.35 GHz Kryo & 2x1.6 GHz Kryo)
CPU Speed2.35 GHz + 1.6 GHz
Storage32GB, 64GB
External Storagemicro SD slot (up to 2TB)
RAM4GB
Main Camera13 MP Dual
Front Camera5 MP
Battery3,300mAh (embedded), Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0
Dimensions148.9 x 71.9 x 7.9 mm
Weight163 g (5.75 oz)
ColorAstro Black, Ice Platinum, Mystic white, Terra Gold
LG G6

LG G6

Lowest Price in the Philippines P22,188

Display Size5.7 inches
Resolution1440 x 2880
OS verAndroid 7.0 (Nougat)
CPUQualcomm Snapdragon 821
CPU Speed2.35 GHz
Storage128GB
External StorageMicroSD (Up to 2 TB)
RAM4GB
Main CameraDual 13 MP with OIS 2.0
Front Camera5 MP
Battery3300 mAh (Li-Ion), Stand-by: Over 140 hrs (2G) / 140 hrs (3G), Always On Display Enabled, Talk time: Over 1800 mins (2G) / 1560 mins (3G)
Dimensions148.9 x 71.9 x 7.9 mm
Weight163 g
ColorOptical Astro Black, Terra Gold, Optical Marine Blue
LG G6+

LG G6+

Lowest Price in the Philippines P22,580

3. Blackview BV8000 Pro

Probably the most rugged of all the entries in this list, which also happens to be the most surprising contender, is the Blackview BV8000 Pro. Although its design might not attract some users right now, this "capless"-designed device still features high-end offerings and components that rival some of the most-sought units of today. The Blackview BV8000 Pro comes with a Helio P25 chipset paired with 6GB RAM and 64 GB of inbuilt storage. A massive 4,180mAh battery is also thrown in the mix.

Display Size5.0 inches
ResolutionFHD IPS (1080 x 1920)
OS verAndroid 7.0
CPUMT6757 Octa-core, Cortex-A53 64-bit
CPU Speed2.3 GHz
Storage64GB
External StorageTF 256GB
RAM6GB
Main Camera16 MP
Front Camera8 MP
Battery4180mAh Li-Polymer Talk Time: About 27h Web-surfing: About 14h HD Video-playing: About 8h Audio-playing: About 19h Charging Time: About 2.5h Standby: About 28days
Dimensions79.2 x 156.2 x 13.2 mm
Weight243 g
ColorShark Grey, Eagle Silver, Lion Gold
Blackview BV8000 Pro

Blackview BV8000 Pro

Lowest Price in the Philippines P13,073

2. Sony XZ2, Xperia XZ2 Compact and Xperia XZ2 Premium

The Sony XZ2 series is more than just a top-of-the-line smartphone. More truthfully, it's essentially everyone's camera-in-disguise. Touted as Sony's ultimate creation machine, this device can both take pro-quality movies and photos. The most premium variant, the Xperia XZ2 Premium even sports the company's first game-changing dual-camera setup. The IP68-certified device also sports a 4K HDR display which further enhances the user's experience whether its photography or entertainment.

Display Size5.7 inches
ResolutionFull HD+ 1080 x 2160 pixels
OS verAndroid 8.0 (Oreo)
CPUQualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 845 Octa-core Adreno 630
CPU Speed4x2.7 GHz + 4x1.7 GHz
Storage64GB
External Storageup to 400GB via microSD (dual SIM model only)
RAM4GB
Main Camera19 MP
Front Camera5 MP
Battery3180mAh
Dimensions153 x 72 x 11.1 mm
Weight198 g
ColorLiquid Black, Liquid Silver, Ash Pink, Deep Green
Sony Xperia XZ2

Sony Xperia XZ2

Lowest Price in the Philippines P31,099

Display Size5 inches
ResolutionFull HD+ 1080 x 2160 pixels
OS verAndroid 8.0 (Oreo)
CPUQualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 845 Octa-core (4x 2.7GHz + 4x 1.7GHz) Adreno 630
CPU Speed2.7 GHz & 1.7 GHz
Storage64GB
External Storageup to 400GB via microSD (dual SIM model only)
RAM4GB
Main Camera19 MP
Front Camera5 MP
Battery2870mAh
Dimensions135 x 65x 12.1mm
Weight168 g
ColorBlack, White Silver, Coral Pink, Moss Green
Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact

Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact

Lowest Price in the Philippines P29,500

Display Size5.8 inches
Resolution4K (2160 x 3840)
OS verAndroid 8.0 (Oreo)
CPUQualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 Octa-core (4x 2.7GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4x 1.7GHz Kryo 385 Silver)
CPU Speed2.7GHz & 1.7GHz
Storage64GB
External StoragemicroSDXC support up to 400GB (uses SIM 2 slot) - dual SIM model only
RAM6GB
Main Camera19MP + 12MP
Front Camera13MP
Battery3540 mAh
Dimensions158 x 80 x 11.9mm
Weight236g
ColorChrome Black, Chrome Silver
Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium

Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium

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1. CAT S60

The Blackview BV8000 Pro's staunch rival in the "ruggedness" department, the CAT S60 is also spectacularly feature-filled. With an IP68 certification, the device can be submerged in water to up to 5 minutes for an hour, an ideal phone for under-the-water selfies and epic by-the-beach "wefies". It also features a drop-to-concrete resistance from up to 1.8m. The CAT S60 is powered by a fast Snapdragon 617 and coupled with a 3GB RAM and 32GB of internal storage. It was released in June 2016.

Display Size4.70 inches
Resolution720x1280 pixels
OS verAndroid v6.0 (Marshmallow)
CPUCortex-A53
CPU Speed1.50 GHz Octa-core
Storage32GB
RAM3GB
Main Camera13.00 MP
Front Camera5.00 MP
BatteryNon-removable Li-Ion 3800 mAh battery
ColorBlack
Cat S60

Cat S60

Lowest Price in the Philippines P29,540

If you're accident-prone or just plain clumsy, this list should benefit you and your investment. More importantly, these collated entries should delight those who don't only go for the usual bells and whistle in a smartphone but also for this very feature that automatically makes your purchase worthy of its price. Sooner or later, you'll come to understand the value of an IP rating, especially in this industry where resilience is most often ignored, if not taken for granted.