Google recently released its latest Pixel smartphones – the Google Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro. The lineup sports the Titan M2 security chip, Google Tensor G2 processor, and Pixel’s Adaptive Battery and features a lot of amazing specifications.
However, it is also important to consider whether these devices are able to hold up to extensive use. Are these devices strong enough to withstand bumps or accidental drops in water? In this guide, you will get to know are Google Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro waterproof.
Are Google Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro waterproof?
Both of the models in the Google Pixel 7 lineup are both water and dust-resistant. But does this mean that these two devices are entirely waterproof? The short answer to that is, no. On the official website, Google has mentioned that both of these devices are “designed to comply with dust and water protection rating IP68 under IEC standard 60529 when search device leaves the factory”. However, Google has also mentioned that none of the two smartphones is entirely waterproof or dustproof.
What does the IP68 rating mean?
The IP ratings were introduced by the International Electrochemical Commission. This rating is a combination of words and numbers and it signifies the resistance of an electronic device toward liquid and dust. For instance, in the IP68 rating of the Pixel 7 Series, the number “6” means that these smartphones are dust-tight and are able to resist dust ingress for 2-8 hours.
Meanwhile, the number “8” will mean that the device is able to withstand submersion in water up to 1.5 meters for 30 minutes. In comparison, it is the same grade of water resistance that you’ll get on the latest iPhone 14 models. Since the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro smartphones are IP68-rated, you shouldn’t worry about accidental drops or spills. The smartphones will be able to withstand light rain and splashes of water too.