Over the last few years, waterproof ratings for smartphones have become much more common. What used to be reserved for high-end flagships is now found on devices of all price tags, making phones more resistant to the elements than ever before.
Waterproof ratings are ideal for keeping phones safe while spending a day at the pool or getting caught out in the rain, but some people take it to the next level by using their phones to take pictures underwater.
We don't recommend going out of your way to do this as pushing waterproof ratings to the max isn't something we're all that fond of, and taking a look through the AC forums, our members seem to be pretty split on the topic.
What about you? Do you take pictures with your phone underwater?
Not underwater, per se, but all day in pouring rain. I just use the buttons since capacitive screens don't work when wet. It helps when your buttons are actually waterPROOF. 😉
Since I rock a very under-rated phone, the Kyocera Duraforce Pro 2, Yes, I make use of the underwater pictures in the summer. Since they actually guarantee against water ingress, unlike the other big names that say it should be ok, but won't do a warranty claim if its water damaged. Actually got a few good ones of the kids diving in the pool with it.
Not a chance.
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