Waterproof phones and accessories

Want your phone to make a splash?

There’s no need to worry about your phone, earphones or external speakers getting wet or dusty when you pick a waterproof model. they can tolerate:

  • Dips in the bath
  • Splashes at a building site, water park, party or picnic
  • Rain showers when you’re gardening, out running, or at a festival
  • Outdoor sports
  • Having mud rinsed off under the tap

Our waterproof and water-resistant devices and accessories are mostly rated at IP67 or IP68 levels, which mean they won’t let in dust and are waterproof in 15cm of water and often deeper.

We’ll help you choose the best waterproof phone for you . Read on for our selection of waterproof accessories and phones.

Rugged and tough phones are often waterproof too. Find out more about tough, rugged phones

Water-resistant and Gorilla glass

The robust and stylish Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge also come with IP68 certification, making them dust- and water-resistant for up to 30 minutes in depths of up to 1.5m. Plus, Gorilla glass-protected touchscreens mean you don’t need to worry about knocks, bumps and scratches.

Makes a splash. Takes a splash

iPhone 7 and 7 Plus are splash, water and dust resistant to IP67 – so are dust-tight and can withstand at least 15cm-deep water.

Get moving

Sony’s Xperia XZ is built to withstand water and dust, with an IP65/68 rating and Gorilla glass screen. Its clever imaging technology helps you smoothly capture objects in motion without the shakes – making it ideal for sports, parties or any action at all.

Tough nut to crack

The Samsung Galaxy A3 offers reliable protection, so you can keep up with wherever life takes you. The Gorilla Glass screen is coupled with a 3D Gorilla Glass back. The camera doesn't stick up above the Gorilla Glass back, so is well protected. And it's all tied together by a metal frame with rubberised corners, meaning it can take more knocks than most phones its size.

It's certified to IP68, meaning it's fully dust-tight and is waterproof to depths of up to 1.5m for 30 minutes. And the Always On display makes it perfect for use outdoors when you're wearing gloves, as you can view all your essential information on-screen without waking the phone up.

 

Singing in the rain

Ready for any adventure – that's the JBL Clip 2. This portable speaker is totally waterproof and ultra-powerful with 8 hours of playtime, so you can stay outside day or night. It’s rated at IPX7, so is safe in water at a depth of at least 15cm and as much as 1m.

Crystal clear waterproof earbuds

Sony STH30 earbuds are designed to perform in any conditions. The entire headset is fully waterproof, including the speakers, which are fitted with specially designed water-repellent acoustic fabric. Great for exercising. Great for anything.

 

Make it drop-proof, too

Put your waterproof or water-resistant phone in a rugged case and you won’t need to worry about dropping it from a height onto a wet pavement. Rugged cases are available for most devices. The Griffin Survivor Adventure Wallet fits the water-resistant iPhone 7 Plus, safeguarding your phone from drops of up to 8 feet. We have a wide range of rugged cases instore and online.

Good to know

Useful information about waterproof phones and accessories.

  • Charging a waterproof device

    Before you charge, make sure everything is totally dry first – particularly the charging socket. Electricity and water need to be kept apart to keep both you and your device safe.

  • How to make sure your device stays waterproof

    Some devices come with covers that help keep out water – please make sure you use them.

    Don’t immerse your device intentionally, and keep it away from salty or chlorinated water, and drinks. Also remember that wear and tear can gradually reduce water resistance – take care of your devices to maintain their resistance.

  • IP ratings

    The IP rating tells you how much water and dust your phone or device can withstand. It’s more precise than terms like ‘water-resistant’, but even devices with the same ratings can vary – check the individual specifications if you’re keen to know.

    ‘IP’ stands for ‘international protection’ or ‘ingress protection’. For devices, the first number tells you about the dust resistance. 5 means ‘dust protected’, so a bit of dust might get in but not enough to stop the device working. 6 means ‘dust tight’ – no dust will get in.

    The second number is for liquids. Devices rated at 5 are protected against water spraying on them. Ratings of 7 mean the device is safe at between up to 15cm and up to 1 metre deep. A rating of 8 means the device is protected in more than 1 metre of liquid.

    If there’s an X, such as IPX8, it means the device isn’t rated – so IPX8 would be tested for waterproofing but not dustproofing.

    Some manufacturers provide more information, such as Sony. We’d recommend exploring manufacturers’ websites for more information.

What to do if you get a non-waterproof phone wet

Get it dry, as quickly as possible, and ideally at room temperature – not in an oven or with a hairdryer. There’s lots of detailed advice on the web.