07-28-2017 09:22 AM
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  1. digitalbreak's Avatar
    In the latest OnePlus 5 Reddit AMA, OnePlus CEO Lau responded that there is some protection against water but did not intend to market it (something Apple has done with their iPhones until iPhone 7).

    Well, here is a brave soul testing a brand new OnePlus 5 in water for a minute. And it survives - this is probably equivalent to our day to day life - going in the rain, getting splashes of water on our phone, dropping the phone in the water (or toilet) etc., So, OnePlus 5 should survive those accidental drops!

    Again, this is not that you can take your OnePlus 5 into the water and use it. As you can see in the video, OnePlus 5 is unusable in the water.

    06-29-2017 12:01 PM
  2. pkcable's Avatar
    Good to hear it has SOME protection, if not being fully water proof.
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    06-29-2017 02:18 PM
  3. fuzzylumpkin's Avatar
    Cool, though I'd like to know if the ports still work...

    Either way, I wouldn't count on this, but I've heard it would be the equivalent of ip67... I really wouldn't take it for granted though.

    I'd advise treating it the same way I'd advise using the S8, G6 or U11... As if it had no water resistance.
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    06-29-2017 02:59 PM
  4. newcollector's Avatar
    Probably not a good idea to use any of the "water resistant" phones for under water photography. Yes, just call me Captain Obvious!
    07-01-2017 06:25 PM
  5. D13H4RD2L1V3's Avatar
    A lot of phones actually have some degree of water protection.

    That said, even if your phone is rated, please don't purposely try to get it wet.
    07-02-2017 02:42 AM
  6. Morty2264's Avatar
    THIS IS AWESOME - thank you so much for the link and for the info!
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    07-02-2017 09:01 PM
  7. pkcable's Avatar
    You should treat ANY phone, even those that are water proof or water resistant as if they were NOT! Don't tempt fate! That being said it's certainly good to know the OP5 has SOME protection.
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    07-03-2017 11:57 AM
  8. fuzzylumpkin's Avatar
    You should treat ANY phone, even those that are water proof or water resistant as if they were NOT! Don't tempt fate! That being said it's certainly good to know the OP5 has SOME protection.
    Nice to see there are a few people who look at water resistance the right way.

    All the "I love using my phone in the pool/sea" people make me head desk... Even if it's 100%water tight, that doesn't factor in chlorine or salt water.

    It's all fun and games until your ports and switches crumble to dust from corrosion.
    MaceMoneta likes this.
    07-03-2017 01:44 PM
  9. JnCaprio's Avatar
    Thanks. Now I can take out and see who calls me when it rains
    07-07-2017 05:13 AM
  10. pkcable's Avatar
    Has anyone tested it out in a bowl of jelly yet?
    07-07-2017 02:29 PM
  11. sydneycooper1979's Avatar
    Was it Erica Griffin that always did soup lol?
    Matty likes this.
    07-08-2017 10:15 AM
  12. DaVince's Avatar
    The best test is to simulate real life scenario like dropping it off a bucket of water but still quickly pulling it out immediately.. just like a real accident. If it still works, then it passed!
    07-13-2017 07:36 PM
  13. jarito's Avatar
    wow thanks for this vid. I dont plan on bathing with my phone, but I was worried about the rain.
    07-13-2017 11:55 PM
  14. Matty's Avatar
    A lot of phones actually have some degree of water protection.

    That said, even if your phone is rated, please don't purposely try to get it wet.
    Definitely give a +1 for this 😃

    It's great to hear there is some sort of water resistance in case something bad does happen. But unless you have 2 OnePlus 5 devices, I wouldn't recommend "testing" their promise haha.

    Kinda wish every single smartphone had some sort of water resistance. Would make the cost of repairing devices lower for manufacturers. So it could be a win win.
    AfyaEA likes this.
    07-14-2017 01:45 AM
  15. AfyaEA's Avatar
    Nice. I know a few people come to mind who need this type of phone protection.
    07-15-2017 09:10 PM
  16. mrc13's Avatar
    Great to know!
    07-15-2017 10:38 PM
  17. kazys31's Avatar
    Indeed good to know
    07-16-2017 06:04 AM
  18. cactuspete23's Avatar
    Nice! But don't expect to try this myself !
    07-16-2017 06:31 AM
  19. VigneshChandz's Avatar
    I was pretty impressed with water resistant OP5. There are rumors stating that OnePlus did no want to waste money on certifying it ! Hence saving money and providing water resistance. Is this a tactic ? They should have aleast mentioned it onstage
    07-16-2017 09:53 AM
  20. AFM1204's Avatar
    It's not a selling point of you don't get it certified.
    07-16-2017 04:15 PM
  21. Kayza's Avatar
    The fact that is still turns on and responds to touch doesn't mean it's all ok. He didn't fully test the thing. Lets face it. If the phone were really even somewhat water resistant, they WOULD have advertised it. The fact that they don't is telling.
    07-16-2017 06:23 PM
  22. rap1's Avatar
    Good to know it at least seems to have some resistance although one phone surviving is not the same as thorough testing or any sort of warranty if it gets wet.
    07-17-2017 11:26 AM
  23. JonnyT's Avatar
    Haha yeah this is great and all, but I'm still gonna run a mile from water out of instinct!
    07-17-2017 02:02 PM
  24. marvelaos's Avatar
    Seeing lots of phones now days being tested for water resistance even though they're not rated, especially on YouTube. Be surprised how well most do.
    07-17-2017 05:29 PM
  25. AFM1204's Avatar
    For me, lack of water resistance is one of the few drawbacks.
    07-17-2017 07:38 PM
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