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Which Phones are Water Resistant?

So many people call it waterproof but are they? The answer is no, the phones with the popular IP67 and IP68 ratings are actually resistant to water under different levels of which you will see set by the manufacturer.

We Take A Look At IP67 And IP68 Rated Phones.

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What Do The IP Numbers Mean?

The ratings listed with a mobile phone are based on what resitance they have against certain things.

First Number

0 - No protection (Sometimes X)

1 - Protected against solid objects up to 50mm

2 - Protected against solid objects up to 12mm

3 - Protected against solid objects up to 2.5mm

4 - Protected against solid objects up to 1mm

5 - Protected against dust, limited ingress (no harmful deposit)

6 - Totally protected against dust


Second Number

0 - No protection (Sometimes X)

1 - Protection against vertically falling drops of water (e.g. condensation)

2 - Protection against direct sprays of water up to 15 degrees from vertical

3 - Protection against direct sprays of water up to 60 degrees from vertical

4 - Protection against water sprayed from all directions - limited ingress permitted

5 - Protected against low pressure jets of water from all directions - limited ingress permitted

6 - Protected against low pressure jets of water, limited ingress permitted

7 - Protected against the effect of immersion between 15cm and 1m

8 - Protected against long periods of immersion under pressure

Based on these numbers what does IP67 and IP68 rated phones mean?

So with the reference tables above we could see the following.

IP67 = Totally protected against dust & Protected against the effect of immersion between 15cm and 1m

IP68 = Totally protected against dust & Protected against long periods of immersion under pressure

Will we see more waterproof phones and an improvment in the resistance?

The trend looks to be continuing and it is important for us to have resistance against anything that can harm our gadgets.

It's a piece of mind, yet from now it will have to progress to be fully waterproof, you never know the top brands may look towards this in the form of their new arrivals in the iPhone 8 Plus and also the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus both expected to arrive at some point, throughout this and next year.

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