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How waterproof is your Android phone or iPhone? Here’s what IP68 and IP67 ratings mean

April 18, 2019


A “waterproof” phone or other device can make all the difference between stressing out or laughing it off when your drink tumbles over or somebody cannonballs into the pool. Water-resistant phones are much more common theses days, which is great because it means you won’t have to buy a bulky waterproof case. Apple introduced water-resistance capabilities in the iPhone 7 ($280 at Amazon) (and newer, all the way up to the iPhone XS Max ($1,100 at Amazon)), and Samsung’s water-resistance for the Galaxy S and Galaxy Note ($515 at Amazon) series has long been established.

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