There is no doubt that most of the flagship devices do come with IP certification for water and dust resistance. However, not all premium phones offer full waterproof support. As the time changes and more & more devices are coming out as an affordable flagship category or flagship killer segment, smartphone OEMs are trying to deliver IP rating to its devices officially. There is no exception with OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro Water and Dust Resistant as well.
It’s also worth mentioning that the OnePlus 8 global variant doesn’t include any official IP certification. But the OnePlus 8 US carrier model like Verizon and T-Mobile do come with IP68 water and dust resistant up to 1.5 meters for 30 minutes approximately. On the other side, the OnePlus 8 Pro has an official IP68 certified water & dust resistance support for all carriers and regions.
What is IP Rating?
An IP (Ingress Protection) rating or International Protection rating classifies the actual level of protection against both solids and liquids in the electrical compound. In short, these ratings define a device’s level of sealing and its effectiveness that can protect the internal electronic hardware against moisture, water, dirt, dust particles, etc.
That means the higher IP rating a device has, the higher water and dust resistance/proof you can get in case of the accidental situations. If you want to dive more into this IP rating numbers (2-digit), then keep in mind that the first number or digit indicates the protection level from solid particles like dirt/dust. While the second number or digit indicates the protection level of water/any liquid.
So, coming to the conclusion, we can say that both the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro are Water and Dust Resistant (proof) supported because according to the IP rating, the first digit is up to six and the second digit is up to eight. Means IP68 and as we already mentioned the higher number will increase more protection.
Can You Take Out the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro for a Water Dive?
Well, that’s totally up to you and your preference. As both the OnePlus 8/8 Pro models are water & dust resistant, you can take out these devices for a water dive or swim. But we will recommend you to don’t take the IP rating for granted. Because all of these tests are fully made by professionals and then the company announced it.
But in real life, if in case, any liquid damage happens to your device, you won’t be able to get a free service most probably. Additionally, your device will damage quite easily. Though you can go out for the swim or it’s okay to spill liquid over your OnePlus 8/8 Pro accidentally, it’s not okay to keep it for longer. Just try to soak all the water or liquid and bring your device near to some heat for quick results.
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