OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro are the latest flagship devices in the smartphone market. There are many OnePlus fans who have been waiting for the main launch for thee devices from months. Finally, the beast is here with two variants – OnePlus 8 & OnePlus 8 Pro. According to many youtube and tech reviewers, these both devices are truly flagship models with great features. However, many users suspect that the new OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro will come with a military-grade waterproof tight seal. Which will make them completely water resistant to any water damage. If the rumors are true, then the new OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro will come with IP68 waterproof specifications. To confirm this, we are going to conduct the OnePlus 8 & 8 Pro waterproof test. After this test, we will know whether these smartphones can withstand underwater or not.
OnePlus, the Chinese smartphone manufacturer has a great hold over the market since it was very first introduced. With the tagline “Never Settle” the OnePlus team has considerably made evolutions with their every launch. And now OnePlus has finally launched the OnePlus 8 series, which received a great response by getting sold out in a few minutes just after the launch. While its design borrows certain polished elegance from similar flagships, it has set up its position in the list of high budget flagships for 2020. The 8th series introduces two new devices, OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro. Although there are high expectations from these fascinating devices, rumors say that these phones come with a waterproof rating. So, today we will check if they are really waterproof or not.
Today we will check out the new OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro smartphone for their resistance against water. In our daily life, there are many instances where we can use the waterproofing capabilities of our smartphone. These include taking selfies near the pool, taking a video while swimming, calling or listening to music in the rain, etc., etc. For all thee features, it is very important to have waterproof certification. Since both the new OnePlus smartphone are truly flagship devices, it would be interesting to see if they are actually waterproof or not.
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Which OnePlus 8 Waterproof? Is OnePlus 8 or 8 Pro Water and Dust Resistant?
Since OnePlus has never disappointed its users, there is a lot more to talk regarding this amazing Smartphones. But before that, let us have a sneak peek at the rumors about them being waterproof. The experiences with the previous OnePlus devices have been above average. Therefore, it is obvious to expect something similar or even further this time. A waterproof device comes with an extra layer of protection and some added features to the devices. Among which, shooting underwater photos/videos, texting, and talking in extreme environments are some commons. So, at such a massive price range, it is completely justifiable to look for these facilities.
After looking at all possible official sources i.e., the OnePlus official sites, we could not find any official waterproof rating. As a result, it’s quite hard to say if it can sustain under extreme conditions or not. So, let us conduct a waterproof test to come up with accurate results. But before that, it becomes important to look at the basic features of these devices and what’s special about them.
The OnePlus 8 is available at around $699, whereas the 8 Pro roughly costs around $899. Regardless of the huge payable amount, people are going crazy to feel these devices on hands. However, it seems like customers are a bit confused about the IP ratings of the device, which is holding them back from making a purchase. Therefore, let us head on to the next sections where we will come up with the fact in our OnePlus 8 and 8 Plus waterproof test.
OnePlus 8 Device Specifications
According to the OnePlus official website, this spectacular device is available in three different color variants i.e. Classical green, Oxygen Black, and Interstellar Glow. It features a 6.55 inches fluid AMOLED display with sRGB support. Performance-wise it runs on the OxygenOS powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 865. It comes with a 5G Chipset X55 and Ardeno 650 GPU, which ensures a well-enough gaming experience as well. In addition, it is available in two different storage variants featuring 8GB RAM + 128GB internal and 12GB RAM + 256GB internal.
Next, coming to its camera section, OnePlus has again done a good job. It comes with a triple rear cam setup of 48MP main camera with Sony IMX586 Sensor. A 16MP Wide-Angle Lens with f/2.2 and a 2MP micro-lens of f/2.4 aperture along with a Dual LED Flash. The front camera features a 16MP selfie-cam with a Sony IMX471 Sensor with fixed autofocus. Other basic features include Face Unlock, HDR, Screen Flash, and Face Retouching. It also supports 4k video at 30/60 fps and 1080p video at 30/60 fps, including Super Slow Motion. And a 4300 mAh non-removable battery with 30T Fast Charging wrapped in the box.
OnePlus 8 Pro Device Specification
Unlike the OnePlus 8, the 8 Pro comes with some more improvements in terms of its performance and features. The screen parameters include a 6.78 inches fluid AMOLED display. In addition, it supports sRGB, Display P3 along with 3D Corning Gorilla Glass Protection and Motion Graphics Smoothing. It operates on the OxygenOS and is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 865. The device runs on the 5G X55 chipset with Adreno 650.
It holds a Quad-cam setup for the rear camera that includes a 48MP main camera with Sony IMX689 + 8MP Telephoto Lens + 48MP Ultra Wide Angle + 5MP Colour Filter Lens. It features 4k and 1080p video recording at 30/60 fps, Super Slow Motion, and Time-Lapse. Moreover, the front camera includes a 16MP Sony IMX471 with 1080p video recording and Time-Lapse.
Other essential requirements include a USB Type-C port and support Type-C earphones. OnePlus 8 Pro is powered by a 4510 mAh non-removable battery with fast charging support.
OnePlus 8 & 8 Pro Waterproof & Splashproof Test
For instance, we have no trustworthy information that tells us if these phones come with a waterproof IP rating or not. Therefore, we will now conduct a water test on both the devices to clear our confusion.
In this water test, we will keep both the devices in two different containers dipped in water. A while later, we will take both of them out and test if they still work the same or not.
|Parts||OnePlus 8||OnePlus 8 Pro|
|Screen & Display||works perfectly||little touch issue, works fine|
|I/O Ports||works no issue||working correctly|
|Camera and Speaker||Speaker works, Camera works||camera & speaker both works|
Finally, after conducting the test quite successfully, we are up with the results. The new OnePlus 8 as well as OnePlus 8 Pro both are waterproof and splashproof devices. Both the devices come with official IP68 waterproof ratings and are completely resistant to water and accidental water or liquid damage.
The waterproof test results are purely based on individual/team observation. These tests will only give an idea of whether a device is waterproof or not. We recommend users not to try this test at home, as it might damage your device.
Getting an IP waterproof rating for any device is not that easy. In today’s water test on the OnePlus eight series, we came up with the fact that the 8 Pro really holds an IP68 rating, making it water and dustproof phone.
|Device Name||Official IP ratings|
|OnePlus 8||IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 1.5m for 30 mins) – Verizon and T-Mobile only|
|OnePlus 8 Pro||IP68 dust/water resistant|