Google Pixel and Pixel XL are indeed IP53 certified for dust- and splash-resistance

Google Pixel and Pixel XL are indeed IP53 certified for dust- and splash-resistance
Yesterday, while announcing the Pixel and Pixel XL, Google confirmed almost all the recent rumors about the two phones. We even received confirmation that HTC is Google's manufacturing partner for the handsets. But there's still something that remained unmentioned, and isn't included on any specs sheet: are the Pixel and Pixel XL dust- and water-resistant? Well, they are. Sort of.

According to Droid-life, Google confirmed that its two new smartphones are IP53 certified. As we previously explained, the 5 in this rating means the devices are dust-resistant (though not completely dust-proof), but the 3 doesn't really mean they're also water-resistant. A more appropriate term to use for IPx3 certified products is splash-resistant. The official description for devices that are IPx3-rated is: "water falling as a spray at any angle up to 60-degrees from the vertical shall have no harmful effect" on them. Thus, your Pixel will be able to take some splashes if you use it while it's raining, but dunking it in water is certainly not something that you should do.

When it comes to dust- and splash-resistance, the Google Pixel and Pixel XL are similar to the HTC 10, which is also IP53 certified.

Already available to pre-order in the US and several other markets, the Pixel and Pixel XL will be released on October 20. Are you planning to get any of them?


source: Droid-life

Related phones

Pixel
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 12.3 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 821, Quad-core, 2150 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 2770 mAh(26h talk time)
Pixel XL
  • Display 5.5" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12.3 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 821, Quad-core, 2150 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 3450 mAh(32h talk time)

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9 Comments

1. Carl3000

Posts: 240; Member since: Oct 11, 2014

Still not worth 869.00.

2. Busyboy

Posts: 738; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

Agreed. 900CAD for the base Pixel is insane, especially when the Axon 7 is almost half that.

4. Unordinary unregistered

$650 here. Worth it for me

3. IAMBLCKJ3ZUS

Posts: 432; Member since: Sep 29, 2015

You can easily trade old phone for new and your naming the 128gb version of the xl. I pre ordered regular pixel 32gb after trading my Nexus 6p and only paying $200. So stop whining it's as if people feel like everything should be cheap if you can't afford a BMW don't buy it.

5. Jcal91

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 05, 2016

Where can you trade the 6p?

6. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

I make more than enough to afford it, but it isn't worth it to me. So please don't use that lame excuse they people who call it overpriced are too poor to afford it. This is a gimped phone and is missing key features a 650 phone should have at this point.... Plus its make by HTC...... No thanks.

7. Carl3000

Posts: 240; Member since: Oct 11, 2014

It's not about being cheap or not being able to afford it. It simply doesn't offer anything worth 900+USD. It makes even Samsung, HTC, Sony, etc look like good buys.

8. bolosantosi

Posts: 103; Member since: Sep 20, 2016

You traded in a 5.7 inch quad hd screen for a 1080p 5 inch screen?

9. gu3sswhoo

Posts: 32; Member since: May 04, 2012

First off, I have a 6P! I think the 6P looks a lot better than the Pixel! I paid $768 for the 128gb w/ protection and the new phone is $200+ for the same storage and protection. NO THANKS! I will keep my 6P and wait to see what happens with the next phone. If the next phone is in the same price range as this Plain looking Pixel, i will have to find me another phone in the price range of the 6P! I am not going to pay almost a $1000 for a phone!

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