Best Smartphone Underwater housing 2021

Why buying a separate underwater camera when you can get an underwater housing for your Smartphone?!

Nowadays pretty much everybody owns a smartphone with a pretty decent camera built into it. Why not buy an underwater housing for your smartphone?

Sony-NEX-7

Underwater cameras are expensive

The camera ranges from 500,- to 3000,- US$ or even more and the underwater housing for the exact Camera model is about double the price of the Camera.

Any cheaper way?

Kraken Sports Smart Housing Pro with Sensors underwater housing for smart phones

So is there any cheaper way to take decent underwater pictures you might ask yourself? Yes there is a solution to this.

Don’t expect to get the perfect shot with your smartphone and an underwater housing but you can get very close to it with the right choice of an Underwater housing.

Sola Video Flashlight

Lightning

No matter if it is just a smartphone with an underwater housing or the real DSLR Rig, a Torch, a snoot or video lighting does help to make these shots even better and worth your invested money.

Choose wisely

However you need to choose wisely depending on what kind of smartphone you have.

There are a few good underwater housings for smartphones on the market but you need to buy the one which is compatible with your smartphone otherwise it might not fit inside the underwater housing or you are not able to control your smartphone correctly.
So make sure that the underwater housing description says that it is compatible with your smartphone.

Depth rating

You will need to check the rated depth of the housing too as depending if you just take it for snorkeling or if you take it for freediving or even scuba diving. For Scuba- and Free-Diving we recommend a depth rating of a minimum of 30m.
For Snorkeling you’ll probably be fine with around 15m depth rating of the underwater housing.

Smartphone App

The proper underwater housings for your smartphone often come with an app you’ll need to install to be able to use all functions from the outside of your housing.

Vacuum Port system

Leak system

The latest housings come with a built in vacuum port system. As soon as you close the lid the underwater housing will let you know by audio or visually or both that it has a vacuum and so that there is no leak and it is safe to dive with.

Underwater Housing O-Ring

O-Ring Smart Phone housing
O-Ring Smartphone housing

Be careful with the main O-Ring of the underwater housing keep it clean of sand hair and salt and maintain it with silicone grease if the manufacturer suggested so.

Waterproof pouches

Waterproof pouch Smart phone
Waterproof pouch Smartphone

There are waterproof pouches for smartphones on the market they are rated to a depth of 30ft/10m, your phone can be used in extreme wet conditions and stays protected against dust, corrosion, sand and mud.
BUT they are not very reliable also Camera functions might not work underwater due to the water pressure and that the pouch is made of soft PVC.


So here are our recommended underwater housings for smartphones


Waterproof Scuba Diving Sealife SportDiver Phone Case Underwater Photography Compatible with iPhone

Waterproof Scuba Diving Sealife SportDiver Phone Case Underwater Photography Compatible with iPhone
Waterproof underwater housing Scuba Diving Sealife SportDiver Phone Case Underwater Photography Compatible with iPhone

Compatible Phone Models

  • IPhone 7
  • iPhone 7 Plus
  • iPhone 8
  • iPhone 8 Plus
  • iPhone X
  • iPhone Xr
  • iPhone Xs
  • iPhone Xs Max
  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • iPhone SE (2nd Gen)
  • iPhone 12
  • iPhone 12 Mini
  • iPhone 12 Pro
  • iPhone 12 Pro Max
  • SAFE & SECURE – The SportDiver case for the iPhone 12, 11, 10, 9, 8 & 7 (see Product Description for specific models) is waterproof for dives down to 130 feet using its cam-lock sealing mechanism. The interior tension spring and rubber grip tabs hold your phone in place while adding shock protection. Should you not seal the case correctly the AUDIBLE & VISUAL MOISTURE & PRESSURE ALARMS will quickly notify you. The anti-fog Moisture Muncher capsule prevents internal fogging from residual moisture
  • SEE COLORS AS THEY REALLY ARE – The included removable underwater color correction filter restores natural light so all you see are the bright and vivid colors as they truly appear in nature. Your images will turn out like those of a professional photographer without the typical blue tint associated with underwater photography. The free SeaLife SportDiver camera App for iOS 12 & up connects to the case via Bluetooth and shows full size photos & videos with thumbnail strip to locate your images
  • EASY ACCESS & SIMPLE TO USE – The camera controls are no different than the normal way you take pictures and you have access to all your popular camera controls settings like Zoom, Focus, White Balance, Tint, Lens selection, and more while easily switching between photos & video. The case has three 1/4-20 tripod type mounting locations and features a large shutter lever for easy picture taking with gloved or bare hands. AAA batteries provide long lasting power up to 50 hours of continuous use
  • DESIGNED FOR FUN – While the SportDiver case was designed for the rigors of scuba diving it is also perfect for family pictures in the swimming pool. Underwater pictures of your kids diving headfirst or your dog grabbing his favorite toy from the bottom of the pool, especially in slow motion are fun and exciting. You never know what you will capture but you do know your phone will be safe and the pictures and videos will be ones to treasure
  • INDIVIDUALLY TESTED – Your phone is invaluable with all your pictures, music, messages, and emails and this is why we test every case before it is packaged. We also know things get lost and include extra rubber grip tabs, spare O rings for the housing and Vacuum Check Port, O-ring lubricant & removal tool, an additional Moisture Muncher Capsule, Travel Case, Deluxe Wrist Strap and 2 AAA batteries

Waterproof Scuba Diving SeaLife Compatible with iPhone Case 2500 Lumen Light Underwater Photography

Waterproof Scuba Diving SeaLife Compatible with iPhone Case 2500 Lumen Light Underwater Photography
Waterproof underwater housing Scuba Diving SeaLife Compatible with iPhone 2500 Lumen Light Underwater Photography

Compatible with

  • iPhone 7
  • iPhone 7 Plus
  • iPhone 8
  • iPhone 8 Plus
  • iPhone X
  • iPhone Xr
  • iPhone Xs
  • iPhone Xs Max
  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • iPhone SE (2nd Gen)
  • iPhone 12 Pro Max
  • SAFE & SECURE – The SportDiver case for the iPhone 12, 11, 10, 9, 8 & 7 (see Product Description for specific models) is waterproof for dives down to 130 feet using its cam-lock sealing mechanism. The interior tension spring and rubber grip tabs hold your phone in place while adding shock protection. Should you not seal the case correctly the AUDIBLE & VISUAL MOISTURE & PRESSURE ALARMS will quickly notify you. The anti-fog Moisture Muncher capsule prevents internal fogging from residual moisture
  • SEE COLORS AS THEY REALLY ARE – Whether using the 2500 true lumen Light from the Sea Dragon 2500F Underwater Photo & Video Light or the included filter on the SportDiver case your images will turn out like those of a professional underwater photographer. The COB LED technology with a Color Rendering Index of 90 closely mimics natural sunlight or use the filter on the case to restore natural light so all you see are the vivid colors as they truly appear in nature. No more washed out blue pictures
  • EASY ACCESS AND SIMPLE TO USE – The camera controls are no different than the normal way you take pictures and you have access to all your popular camera controls settings including Zoom, Focus, White Balance, Tint, Lens selection, and more while easily switching between photos and video. The case mounts directly to the Flex-Connect Tray and features a large shutter lever for easy picture taking with gloved or bare hands while the Flex-Connect Grip below the light adds stability and balance
  • LONG LASTING & BRIGHT – The 2500 true lumens and 120 degree beam angle brighten up the darkest scenes and at the highest power setting the rechargeable lithium battery lasts up to one hour on a single charge, two hours at half power & up four hours at the quarter power setting. The case uses 2 AAA batteries providing long lasting power up to 50 hours of continuous use. The free App for iOS 12 & up connects to the case via Bluetooth and shows photos & videos with thumbnails to locate your images
  • INDIVIDUALLY TESTED – Your phone is invaluable with all your pictures, music, messages, and emails and this is why we test every case before it is packaged. We also know things get lost and include extra rubber grip tabs, spare O rings for the housing and Vacuum Check Port, O-ring lubricant & removal tool, an additional Moisture Muncher Capsule, Travel Case, Deluxe Wrist Strap and two AAA batteries. Includes the free SeaLife SportDiver camera app for iOS 12 and up available at The App Store

Kraken Universal Smart Housing Pro with temperature and depth sensor

Kraken Sports Smart Housing Pro with Sensors
Kraken Sports Smart Housing Pro with Sensors
  • The Kraken Universal Smart Housing Pro has an adjustable system allowing it to fit most popular smartphones. The underwater camera housing also features a vacuum port system. No longer worry about if your seal is safe, simply give a couple pulls on the included vacuum pump and the housing will indicate that it has a vacuum and is safe to dive. A wide-angle and a macro lens are also available. Free app for both Android and IOS available to download. Housing is made from anodized aluminum.
  • The Kraken Universal Smart Housing and Smart Housing Pro are the same with one exception. The Smart Housing Pro model also includes a temperature and depth sensor.
  • The Kraken Smart Housing Pro has a Maximum Depth Rating of {263 ft | 80 m}. Maximum phone dimensions are {6.22 in | 158 mm} in height, {3.27 in | 83 mm} in width, and {0.36 in | 9 mm} in thickness. The phone should have a flat back, curved back phones will not sit in the housing properly. If your phone is the above dimensions or less you should have no problem using the housing.
  • The housing will fit ALL Apple iPhone models except the 12 Pro Max.
  • The housing will also fit most flagship Android phones including Galaxy S8\S9\S10\S20\LG G6\Pixel\Pixel XL\Pixel 2.
  • Apple iPhone 12 Max and Samsung S10+\S20+\S20 Ultra\ Note 9\Note 10\Note 20 WILL NOT fit.

Underwater Photography Waterproof Phone Housing, XPOOVV, Universal Underwater Phone Case Fit with All Smartphone from 4 Inch to 6.5 Inch Screen

Waterproof Phone Housing XPOOVV
Waterproof Phone Housing XPOOVV
  • Sealed Pre-detection with Vacuum System Xpoovv comes with an air-pressure monitor to detect the airtightness of the housing, the sealing of the housing can be detected before use in water.
  • Fits Almost Iphone&Android Smartphones The universal design can fit almost phones. IPhone 6/ 6 Plus/6s/6s Plus/7/7 Plus/8/8 Plus/ X/Xs/Xs Max/XR/11/11 Pro/11 Pro Max, Galaxy ,HUAWEI, Oneplus. Whether you are using Android or iPhone as long as the screen is between 4.5 – 6.5 inch, and max phone size is 6.25 x  2.7 x 0.35 inch,  Xpoovv gives you a large compatibility to enjoy underwater photography. Make sure your phone model is suitable for our diving case before purchasing.
  • 40m/130ft Submersible Waterproof Xpoovv underwater phone housing allows you to dive deeper with your phone and not worry about potential water damage. With the ability to withstand depths 40 meters below ground, it allows you to take photos or shoot videos under water freely.
  • App Control Simply download “Xpoovv” for android and “Sidong” for IOS through GooglePlay Store or App Store. The easy app installation allows you to easily use and control your phone while underwater . You can use Xpoovv to shoot 4K videos and high-resolution pictures. If your phone have wide-angle macro lens, you can use Xpoovv to take wide-angle /macro pictures.
  • No Bluetooth Connection Needed You don’t need the complicated operation, and your phone will have a longer endurance time under the water.

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