You must have heard of Ingress Protection (IP) standards in gadget specifications. If a phone is IP58 certified, the number '5' denotes protection against dust particles, and '8' stands for the phone's ability to withstand water immersion up to 1 metre. In simple words, it can survive the combination of dry colours and water in Holi. So here we are with a list of 'Holiproof' handsets at various price segments.
iBall Floater Price: Rs 2500 iBall Floater is one of the most affordable waterproof phones currently available in India. It's a no-frill phone that comes with a 1.44-inch and good-old T9 keypad. The Floater comes with a single-SIM support and 650 mAh battery. Don't expect app support, but it does offer basic features such as alarm, calendar, clock, calculator, and unit converter.
Sony Xperia Go Price: Rs 13,000 The phone is rugged, and manages to look trendy too. It comes with a 3.5" screen pixel dimensions of 320x480, is protected by scratch-resistant mineral glass. Because of its low pixel density, the icons tend to have jagged edges. Apart from that though, the display is good. The Xperia go is powered by a 1 GHz dual-core CPU, and has 512 MB of RAM. It sports a 5 mp camera with LED flash. The phone was released with Android Gingerbread, but is now upgradable to 4.1 Jelly Bean.
HTC Butterfly Price: Rs 37,600 HTC Butterfly sports a 5 inch Super LCD 3 display. It is powered with 1.5 GHz quad core processor and has 2 GB RAM. An 8 megapixel camera is good enough for casual photography. For Skype calls, there's a 2.1 MP snapper. The music player comes with Beats Audio sound enhancement. Other features include 16 GB internal memory, A-GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and 2020 mAh battery.
Xperia Z1 Price: Rs 40,000 The phone comes with a 5" full-HD screen. The Xperia Z1 packs in a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset clocked at 2.2 GHz. Apart from that, you get 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage that can be expanded by up to 64 GB via a microSD card. For photography, it boasts of a whopping 20.7 megapixel camera coupled with an LED flash.