Cell phones and different gadgets are intended to be waterproof, and also dustproof, get a rating from a gathering known as the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). The rating comes as the two letters “IP” which remains for Ingress Protection took after by a two-digit number. The primary number characterizes the level of insurance against tidy, earth and sand. The second number alludes to the level of insurance against water.
The most ordinarily discovered rating is IP 67, the primary number, 6 implies these telephones are impenetrable to tidy and 7 can withstand inundation in water up to 1 meter, for up to 30 minutes.
There is no such thing as waterproof. There are various passages for water to enter your telephone in any given circumstance – speaker flame broil, catches, ports and so on. That is the reason organizations are so unyielding on the expression “water-safe” rather than “waterproof.” And you ought to most likely be cautioned that none of these producers would respect their guarantee if water-protection fizzles.
The critical thing to note, in any case, is that the IP rating of the gadget does not make it impervious to all and any sort of fluid. Pressurized water can without much of a stretch break the water protection seal of the handset and leak in accordingly harming the internals. Likewise, salt/ocean water is a strict no-no. There have been situations when individuals have announced rust creating after they took a swim close to the beach.
1. Apple iPhone 7 / 7 Plus / 8 / 8 Plus and X:
Apple presented water protection in its lineup a year ago with the iPhone 7 and has proceeded with the pattern this year too. The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus has an IP67 rating, which implies the telephone can be submerged in up to 1 meter of water for a greatest of 30 minutes, however anything over that may make lasting harm the telephone. Indeed, Apple expelled the physical home catch and supplanted it with a haptic motor empowered scanner that copies a tick.
The general outline of the iPhone 8 looks the same as its forerunners, however the new Apple cell phones are worked with a more grounded glass shell on the front and back that is held set up with an aviation review 7000 Series aluminum outline. The iPhone X too has a similar rating. Remember, Apple says these gadgets are sprinkle/water safe and not intended to be submerged. The lower speaker barbecue is made to withstand minor sprinkles and can’t keep a solid current from entering the speakers and causing changeless harm.
2. Samsung Galaxy Note 8:
Samsung designed the Galaxy Note 8 with durable aluminium and a solid glass back panel. The Note 8 has a 6.3-inch OLED screen with a 2960 x 1440 resolution. And Samsung ensured that the Galaxy Note 8 devices are resistant to water and dust (IP68 Rating). This is the highest level of IP certification available for consumer devices. An IP 68 rating means that the device is water resistant 1.5 meters for 30 minutes. In fact, there are many videos showing that the S Pen also works underwater along with wireless charging. The display becomes unresponsive underwater like every other phone out there so you’ll have to rely on physical buttons for clicking.
Other specifications include 64GB/128GB/256GB internal storage options, dual 12-megapixel cameras (one 12MP wide-angle Dual Pixel f/1.7 and OIS and one 12MP telephoto f/2.4 OIS). Overall, this is one of the best Android waterproof smartphones available in the market right now and absolutely worth spending on.
Check out: Samsung Galaxy Note 8, specifications and features
3. Google Pixel 2 / 2 XL:
Both phones have a Snapdragon 835 processors, 4GB of RAM, and an option for 64GB or 128GB of storage. They each have front-facing stereo speakers and OLED displays, the smaller Pixel has a 1080p resolution (441 PPI) and the larger version has a 2880 x 1440 resolution (538 PPI). They have a 12.2-megapixel rear camera with a f/1.8 aperture and optical image stabilization — an improvement over last year’s f/2.0 lens and electronic image stabilization.
Check out: GOOGLE PIXEL 2 XL FEATURES AND SPECS
Just like the iPhone’s, Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL come with water- and dust-resistance ratings of IP67. The Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL do not feature a 3.5 mm headphone jack, which means you’ll need to rely on your USB Type-C port for wired headphones.
4. Samsung Galaxy S8 / S8+:
The Galaxy S8 and S8+ feature IP68-rated water and dust resistance. The IP68 rating indicates that the Galaxy S8 and S8+ is water resistant up to 1.5 meters (4.92 feet) for 30 minutes.
The devices are powered by Samsung’s own 3.0 GHz Exynos 8895 processor alongside 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage expandable via a microSD card (up to 256GB). Both models come with a 12-megapixel rear camera with OIS and an 8-megapixel snapper on the front. The Galaxy S8 sports a 3,000 mAh battery and weighs 155 grams, while the Galaxy S8+ comes with a 3,500 mAh battery and weighs 173 grams. Lastly, both smartphones come with facial recognition support, an Iris scanner, Samsung Knox, Samsung Pay and earphones tuned by AKG.
5. WATERPROOF LG G6:
Just like the S8 and Note8, LG G6 is IP68 Rated, meaning it is water resistant up to 1.5 meters (4.92 feet) for 30 minutes.
LG G6 specifications include a 5.7-inch QHD+ (1440×2880 pixels) FullVision display with a near bezel-less front, an 18:9 (or 2:1) aspect ratio, DolbyVision HDR certification, and Corning Gorilla Glass 3. Powering the smartphone is an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 SoC (four cores at 1.6GHz and four cores at 2.1GHz) coupled with 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM.
It sports a dual-camera setup on the back with two 13-megapixel sensors – one for wide-angle shots with 125-degree lens and a f/2.4 aperture, and the other for regular shots with the 71-degree lens, a f/1.8 aperture. It features OIS 2.0 (optical image stabilization), EIS (electronic image stabilization), and PDAF (phase detection autofocus).
6. Nokia 3, 5 & 6:
HMD Global propelled the trio of Nokia Android Smartphones Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 back in August. The three are IP52 affirmed. This in the long run implies Dust and Water assurance highlight. IP52 Rating implies the telephone is shielded from water splash under 15 degrees from vertical. Entrance of clean isn’t altogether counteracted, yet it must not enter in adequate amount to meddle with the acceptable operation of the gear; finish security against contact.
At long last, there’s the Moto Series and Lenovo K8 Note. These gadgets have a water repulsing coat on them so on the off chance that you coincidentally drop your telephone in a pail or sprinkle water over it, you ought to be fine. However, remember that these gadgets don’t have an IP rating. This implies there are different purposes of passages for water and you shouldn’t intentionally play around with them.
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