Whether it's summer beach, spring showers, or family activities, you will inevitably encounter water, gravity, and children. To ensure that your smartphone survives as well as you do, Kyocera has launched the Hydro Vibe, the latest of its series of smartphones built for the rough and tumble.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 comes with an IP67 certification. That means the handset is protected against dust and water. Specifically, the 6 means a complete protection against dust and the 7 means the handset can handle being in up to 1 meter of water for 30 minutes. We certainly aren't suggesting you put that to the test, however Samsung is showing this off in the latest Galaxy S5 promo video.
Samsung has been boasting about the IP67 rating of its Galaxy S5 flagship. Aside from the obvious water and dust proof features, nowhere is this property of the device more felt than in this teardown that took well over an hour.
The announcement of the Samsung Galaxy S5 and the advertisement of its dust- and waterproof properties, has probably revived an interest in the so-called IP or Ingress Protection ratings. But what do these numbers really mean in real life situations.
Expanding its line of rugged devices, Panasonic revealed at MWC 2014 a new 5-inch Toughpad variant. Aimed squarely at workers on the field and on the move, this device combines the portability of a phablet with materials and features built for some serious rough handling.
Huawei has finally showed its hand and its TalkBand B1 wearable looks exactly the way it was leaked. But will this amalgamation of a sports wristband and smartphone extension be the smart wearable hit that Huawei is hoping for?
There are plenty of options for waterproof smartphones these days. Sony has quite a few handsets available, including the recently released (with T-Mobile) Xperia Z1S. There are also others such as the Galaxy S 4 Active. But while some devices are touted as being comfortable in water, there are others that seem to be just as comfortable -- despite not being sold as waterproof or water-resistant.
Kyocera has just launched its latest smartphone, the Kyocera Hydro Plus, on Cricket Wireless' network. Like its other devices, this touts waterproof capabilities but offers it with a more budget-friendly price tag.