When we purchase a smartphone, it isn’t just about the feature-rich specs. This essential device that most of us carry all day long can be risky at times. Besides, no matter how careful we are, accidents do happen. From water spills to getting caught in the rain, here are our 7 best water resistant/waterproof smartphones you should get.

1. Samsung Galaxy A8

Best Waterproof Selfie Camera
Price from RM1,689.00

Perfect for that pool party this weekend, the Samsung Galaxy A8 will have people wondering how you managed those underwater selfies. With several different selfie modes and two front-facing cameras, you'll look sporty AND attractive -- eat your heart out, Tom Daley.

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More: We Reviewed the Samsung Galaxy A8, and it Blew Us Out of the Water

2. Huawei Mate 10 Pro

Best with long-lasting battery life
Price from RM3,299.00

The Huawei Mate 10 Pro is more than just a flagship phone that carries “the world’s first Kirin AI processor”. It also comes with an IP67-rated water resistance up to 1 meter. And best of all, the Mate 10 Pro packs a robust 4000mAh battery power with a super-fast charging capability.

3. LG G6

Best with shock and water resistance
Price from RM2,347.00

The LG G6 is one tough smartphone. It even passed the MIL-STD-810G military standard drop test to ensure the phone is both durable and resistant to shock. The phone is also packed with an IP68-rated water resistance quality, which able to withstand up to 1.5 meters for 30 minutes.

4. Samsung Galaxy S8+

Best with dual SIM support
Price from RM2,919.00

The Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus needs no introduction. This dual-SIM smartphone boasts a larger-than-life 6.2” display and a premium bezel-free design that makes you feel like you’re holding a big screen on your palm. And it can handle rain as well, thanks to its solid IP68-rated water and dust resistance.

5. iPhone 8

Best with solid camera function
Price from RM3,649.00

Sure, the iPhone X is currently the big brother of Apple smartphone. But don’t write off its other sibling, the iPhone 8 just yet. Apart from sporting a good IP67-rated water and dust resistance, there’s the new and much-improved 12-megapixel camera sensor. It’s one of the most notable upgrades that made this a valuable smartphone.

6. Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

Best for budget-conscious
Price from RM1,699.00

Let’s face it, a waterproof smartphone doesn’t come cheap. But thankfully, you are able to own one under an RM2,000 price tag. Sure, the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge is no longer a hot flagship model. But the stunning design and its IP68-rated waterproof protection still make this a worthy purchase.

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7. Sony Xperia XZ Premium

Best with water resistant and shockproof protection
Price from RM3,206.00

It earns its “premium” label for a reason. This Sony flagship model is able to withstand up to 1.5 metres, with an IP65/68-rated water-resistant protection against bathroom shower and water spills. The phone is also constructed with Corning Gorilla Glass 5, which is durable enough to survive up to 1.6 meters of drop test.

8. CAT S60

Best with a rugged construction
Price from RM3,999.00

Most of us associated with CAT brand for its work boots. But this legendary American brand knows a thing or two about creating a rock-solid waterproof smartphone. How solid, you say? Well, it’s rugged enough to survive up to 1.8-meter drop test and even able to submerge underwater up to 5 meters for 60 minutes.

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