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7 Best Waterproof Smartphones for 2014



Samsung Galaxy S5 Active

Samsung Galaxy S5 Active

The Samsung Galaxy S5 Active is a more rugged version of the Galaxy S5, and unlike last year's Active model there are not many things you need to give up to pick this durable alternative.

You get the same 5.1-inch 1080P HD display, a 16MOP camera that can capture 4k video, Android 4.4 KitKat and the same performance, plus outdoor activity apps to make the most of your adventures. Users can use the Galaxy S5 active display with gloves on.

It is waterproof up to three feet for 30 minutes like the Galaxy S5, but it is also rugged. it is rated to survive a 4 foot drop to a flat surface without breaking.

The Samsung Galaxy S5 Active is available at AT&T for $199 on a two year contract or zero down. It's not clear if we will see a Verizon Galaxy S5 later this year or if AT&T has this phone locked up for the long haul.



  1. zuzuxbe

    06/09/2014 at 8:12 am

    I thought this was for water resistant phones not cases….. Isheep always need to add crappy iPhone stuff in even when its not applicable.

  2. Susan

    06/10/2014 at 8:16 am

    Zuzuxbe speaks truth

  3. luckynumbersleven

    06/11/2014 at 12:03 am

    Water proof phones are cool and all but when you know your about to be around water a zip lock bag will do a better job. Personally I’m getting the lg g3! That’s about as future proof as you can get in cell phones right now.

  4. Andrea

    07/09/2014 at 12:20 pm

    I would like to share my experience of a waterproof smartphone…Samsung XCover2…for two times in water and for two times broken…the problem is the usb connection that can not guarantee the impermeabilty due to the fact that you have to open it often to charge the smartphone…and now I understand why many IP67 gps whatches use a different system to recharge. I would like to find a real waterproof smartphone…can anyone help me?

    • David

      07/29/2014 at 5:16 am

      Most of the Sony phones have the option of a magnetic charging cable on the side which doesn’t reduce the water resistance. The Samsung Galaxy S5 has a ~$30 official accessory which enables wireless charging so you wouldn’t have to open up a port.

  5. Christine

    07/28/2014 at 3:28 pm

    I used a lifeproof case for my iPhone 5c; it got rain on it, now the touch screen doesn’t work. Useless.

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