Hi people! Cell phones are great companions during everyday tasks … but accidents happen and when they involve liquids, the price can end up being very expensive, right? Thus, cell phones have become more resistant over the years. Nowadays, there are even some models that are water resistant. 💙
So today I came to explain to you how to find out if your cell phone is waterproof, and what are the differences between “water resistant” and “waterproof” cell phones. Come and take a look. 😉
How do I know that a cell phone is waterproof?
Looking for a waterproof smartphone? Guys, first we need to make it clear what this “waterproof” concept is. Today’s cell phones are not entirely waterproof, but water resistant. This means that these devices are resistant to accidental water damage.💦
So it’s not the case to take your cell phone to swim in the water at the beach or in the pool, okay? This means that even when wet, water does not get into it for a few minutes.
Currently, there are different levels of water resistance. Brands like Samsung, Apple and LG have launched their new models with the certificates – IP 67 and IP 68 (“Ingress Protection”Which means“ Entry Protection ”in Portuguese). These are certificates that guarantee the maximum water resistance that a cell phone can have so far.
How does this water resistance work?
These numbers on the certificates indicate the level of protection your device has. They work as follows on the IP:
The first number refers to protection against the entry of small solid objects such as dust and it goes from 0 to 6:
- 0 – has no protection (can also be represented by an X);
- 1 – protection against solid objects up to 50 mm³;
- 2 – protection against solid objects up to 12 mm³;
- 3 – protection against solid objects up to 2.5 mm³;
- 4 – protection against solid objects up to 1 mm³;
- 5 – protection against dust in a limited way;
- 6 – protection against dust;
The second number is about protection against the entry of liquids, this ranges from 0 to 8:
- 0 – It has no protection (it can also be represented by an X);
- 1 – protection against vertical drops and splashes;
- 2 – protection against spraying water at an angle of 15º;
- 3 – protection against splashing water at an angle of 60º;
- 4 – protection against spraying water in all directions;
- 5 – protection against light jets of water in all directions in a limited way;
- 6 – protection against light jets of water;
- 7 – protection against dips from 15 cm to 1 m in fresh water, for 30 minutes;
- 8 – protection against dives of up to 1.5 m in fresh water, for 30 minutes;
So when a cellphone has the protection certificate IP 68 it means that it has protection against dust and water resistance in dives of up to 1.5 m in fresh water for 30 minutes. This shows how technology has advanced to create tougher phones.
But, you must be asking yourself – Lu, how do I find out if my phone has this certification? You can easily find it on the manufacturer’s page by searching for the technical data of your cell phone, ok?
There, just look for the “Specifications” section and then look for the “Water resistance” category. Manufacturers like Samsung and Apple also offer some tips and recommendations for taking care of these models, look:
- Do not immerse the device in depths greater than 1.5 m or keep it submerged for more than 30 minutes.
- If the appliance is exposed to fresh water, dry it thoroughly with a soft, clean cloth. Now, if exposed to other liquids, rinse it quickly under running water and then dry the device.
- If the device is immersed in water and the microphone or speaker is wet, the sound may not be reproduced clearly during a call. If this occurs, clean the device with a dry cloth and wait until it dries completely before using.
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