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Could we see and official IP rating with a potential 7t Pro?

  1. Pcmas12
    Cupcake May 19, 2019

    Pcmas12 , May 19, 2019 :
    Long title, but that's essentially my question. Does anyone think we may get an official certification in upcoming devices? Will there even be a 7t or 7t Pro? I'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments
     

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  2. Dresa91
    User of the Year 2016; Most Active User 2020 May 19, 2019

    Dresa91 , May 19, 2019 :
    easy and short answer: no.
     

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  3. Coastie
    Honeycomb May 19, 2019

    Coastie , May 19, 2019 :
    I'm with OP on this one. Until the manufacturers (any of them) stop putting moisture indicators inside and actually warranty water damage the IP rating is completely useless.

    Now that said, I do think they should warranty against water intrusion.
     

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  4. D1558283364027
    Donut May 19, 2019


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  5. tide1109
    Jelly Bean May 19, 2019

    tide1109 , May 19, 2019 :
    Even with the pop-up camera, the OnePlus 7 Pro is water resistant. It's not as resistant as the Galaxy S10 or a iPhone Xs but it survives a drop in a bucket or similar.
    That's OnePlus's advertisement.


    I wouldn't do it for fun, but if it drops accidentally, it should survive it.
     

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  6. D1558283364027
    Donut May 20, 2019

    D1558283364027 , May 20, 2019 :
    Yeah I know, some YouTuber has tested that, submerg the phone into water for 30 mins and it's totally fine. But OnePlus won't give it an official IP rating, that's it.
     

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  7. f1982
    Ice Cream Sandwich Jun 19, 2019

    f1982 , Jun 19, 2019 :
    An IP rating doesn't make your phone waterproof, it just gives you some comfort in the phone's likelihood of surviving any given water exposure.
    That being said, it would be nice to actually know how waterproof it is. Because waterproofing isn't as simple as - if I put it in water is it safe. It's massively affected by the duration, the depth and the strength of the water stream hitting the ports (assuming they're the most likely ingress point). Having some universal way to measure that - IP ratings - at least gives consumers some way to know not if a phone is waterproof (because that's not a thing) but what the phone can withstand and what it's safe to use it for.

    For example - could you use a 7Pro in the pool? It's not clear. If it gets dirty could you wash it in the sink under a stream of water? It's not clear. Is it only meant to be safe to use in the rain but nothing more - anything else is a risk...again, we don't know. We can only assume and take risks.
     

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  8. Budruel
    KitKat Jun 19, 2019

    Budruel , Jun 19, 2019 :
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  9. robert3892
    Honeycomb Jun 19, 2019

    robert3892 , Jun 19, 2019 :
    Certification would bump the price of each OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro smartphone 20-30 dollars.
     

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  10. The1Lion
    Marshmallow Jun 19, 2019

    The1Lion , Jun 19, 2019 :
    The OP7T Pro (if released) will officially have an unofficial IP rating with OnePlus officially doing their own testing and achieving marketing propaganda with their unofficial IP rating. You may officially quote my unofficial observation. ;):D
     

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  11. The1Lion
    Marshmallow Jun 19, 2019

    The1Lion , Jun 19, 2019 :
    And yet there have been threads on this forum of someone dropping it for a short period of time in water by accident, immediately retrieving the phone and having issues. Could be that the bucket help reduce the "shock of impact" and if you drop it in a more shallow puddle and the impact causes a bit of a "separation" allowing some water in... All speculation of course as nothing is official :D
     

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  12. RG.Abc
    Cupcake Jul 15, 2019

    RG.Abc , Jul 15, 2019 :
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    took my op7pro for a dip, moisture built up on the 3 rear cameras 4days after. removed it by placing my phone in rice in just one night. moisture is gone, and i won't hesitate to swim with my op7pro again XD
     

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