Everything you need to know about waterproof mobile phones?
Because an accident happened quickly, right?
Just imagine: you take a picture with your smartphone from the kids in the pool and you fall unhappy into the water. Or your mobile phone disappears in the toilet bowl during a toilet visit. A serious nightmare. And especially if you are on leave.
That is why it is nowadays interesting to check the following when purchasing a new mobile phone: the water tightness of the device that you have in mind. But what exactly do you have to pay attention to? I give you some useful tips and extra explanation:
The yardstick, that’s the IP value
Water resistance is a broad concept. Certain smartphones can only withstand a splash of rainwater, while others can easily lie in a pool for a while. And that’s just the same with the dust resistance of a mobile phone.
That is why it is important to check the IP value of your dream smartphone. The first figure stands for the resistance to dust, while the second figure tells more about how well the device can withstand water. The higher the figure, the better protected.
Our recommended waterproof smartphones of the moment?
Those are these recent toppers:
The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 + : with an IP68 value, it is currently among the best students in the class. The smartphone can stay under water up to 1.5 meters deep for up to half an hour without damage. And besides, he looks fan-tactical with his curved screen! Check it quickly in our webshop.
The Samsung Galaxy S7, S7 Edge and S7 Active : these three predecessors of the S8 just as well have the IP68 protection. That’s what makes beautiful photos under water or check the news in the shower. Discover more about it in our webshop.
The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus : Apple fans can also go for a water-resistant smartphone. The latest version of the iPhone with an IP value of 67 is also protected against water and dust. That means no damage if you use a maximum of 30 minutes and a maximum of 1 meter with this mobile phone. He is waiting for you in our webshop!
The LG G6 is also waterproof! With the same IP68 value as the S7 and S8 you can, for example, call in the bath without stress. And then he can also make great pictures in low light too! Take a look at him in our webshop.
The fact that your smartphone is water-resistant does not mean that you can do anything with it. It is and remains a piece of electronics. Therefore, keep in mind these things:
One liquid is more harmful than the other. Coffee, soft drinks or seawater contain ingredients that can easily damage your smartphone, even if it is water-resistant. In that case it is best to immediately rinse off with tap water. Even if you decide to go swimming with your cell phone, by the way.
Consider the depth and temperature of the water. Do not overdo it with either.
Always dry properly and make sure that your cell phone is clean and clean. Especially if you want to charge your smartphone.