OnePlus 7/7 Pro teased with improved water resistance but no IP rating


OnePlus smartphones tend to offer flagship features without the traditionally-high prices. However, when it comes to water and dust resistance, the devices have consistently lagged behind the competition.

The primary reason for this is the added cost that comes with obtaining an official IP certification. But in a bid to please its customers, recent OnePlus smartphones have included some degree of water resistance. Now, ahead of their introduction later this month, an improved level of water resistance has been teased for the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro.

In a short 30-second video, OnePlus explains that “water resistant ratings for phones cost you money,” something it isn’t a fan of. Because of this, the company jokingly says it purchased “something less expensive" – a bucket – with the goal of demonstrating the higher level of water resistance that the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro will support. 

During the video, OnePlus clearly throws a OnePlus 7 Pro unit into a bucket full of water. Nevertheless, it goes on to warn that its customers shouldn't do this. Moreover, just like the brands that do choose to IP certify their devices, OnePlus has confirmed that its warranty won't cover water damage on the OnePlus 7 or OnePlus 7 Pro.

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26 Comments

1. ZEUS.the.thunder.god

Posts: 1093; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

That's pretty sweet considering it had a pop up front cam. However I think Note10 would a better buy for me if OnePlus 7Pro is priced over $700. I'd rather pay $250-$300 extra (which sucks btw) to have everything best rather than making any compromises after paying $700-$750.

2. rsiders

Posts: 1898; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

I hear you but $750 for the 8gbRAM 256gb model. You can't beat that anywhere. The $250-300 extra for the base model of a competing phone is a hard sell for me especially if I can get the phone wet and be ok. Only thing missing is wireless charging (which I used three times at the most on my V30) and a headphone jack which I can easily forgive with the wide range of affordable over the hear headphones with nice quality available.

5. ZEUS.the.thunder.god

Posts: 1093; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

I'm currently using OnePlus 6 as my daily driver. I switched from Galaxy S8+ and got it on launch day. Here's my experience with OnePlus. Phone is wicked fast. Charging speed is absolutely amazing. Oxygen OS is super smooth and fast however lacks a lot of features. I compared my S8+ with my OnePlus 6 camera side by side and I can tell you that OnePlus camera is atleast 2 generations behind Samsung. Display on OnePlus 6 is great however display on S8 was a lot better than my OP6. Vibration motor is one of the worst on OnePlus 6. You really feel a huge difference coming from a Galaxy/iPhone. In terms of customization, Samsung UI is far ahead. While it's not as fast/smooth as Oxygen OS, it's feature rich. OnePlus is a lot better when it comes to speedy updates however most of the time, these updates are buggy while Samsung provides far less number of updates however they're almost always bug free. Currently I'm running Oxygen OS Open Beta 17 on my OP6 and it's buggy as hell. This is my personal experience after using OnePlus 6 for one year and I'm not even comparing it to a current flagship. In my experience, it clearly fell short to Galaxy S8 which is 3 generations old.

12. AbhiD

Posts: 652; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

You are using "open beta" and you call it buggy? Ok Einstein! It's called "Beta" for a reason

20. ZEUS.the.thunder.god

Posts: 1093; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Don't be a moron. I switched from stable and that had bugs too. Get your a.ss out of your head and browse some forums on XDA and OnePlus community.

7. User123456789

Posts: 668; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

Note will have version with ToF and 5G. Stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos. SD slot IP rating Pen and its functions Maybe 4500mAh Of course it will pass $1300, but after couple months it will drop to $1000.

3. Reviewerofstuff

Posts: 119; Member since: Jun 02, 2018

What really does the note 10 have than make it 250 to 400 dollars better than the oneplus 7 pro? Oneplus 7 pro will have stereo speakers. A superior qhd 90hz display. It will also have water resistant close to what the Note 10 has as shown in the video. It may not have a microsd card or a headphone jack but most other flagship phones also exclude those two features.

8. User123456789

Posts: 668; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

Splash resistance is nowhere near IP68. OnePlus 7 Pro is a twin of R17 Pro. It is easy when you can get stuff from Oppo and Vivo. Of course OnePlus 8 will have periscope.

13. AbhiD

Posts: 652; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

They are not twins of R17 pro. These devices actually have no twins in Oppo lineup. Doesn't match with any of them

19. Reviewerofstuff

Posts: 119; Member since: Jun 02, 2018

The oneplus 7 pro can be as resistant as the note 10 but still not have ip certification.

26. btbotimtim

Posts: 272; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

i think s pen itself justifies 100~200 better than one plus.

4. TBomb

Posts: 1283; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

Just because it doesn't have a IP certification doesn't mean it is any worse. It's like going to school but skipping the graduation... Just because you didn't pay to take part in the graduation, doesn't mean you didn't complete school. I'd like to see some real world tests before making the statement that it is just as good, but not going to dock it points yet.

6. OneLove123

Posts: 885; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

So, the battery on the small screen is bigger?

9. User123456789

Posts: 668; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

Pop up cam takes more space. Also the third rear camera.

10. ZEUS.the.thunder.god

Posts: 1093; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

People, who think that OnePlus is offering everything Samsung is offering at a lower price, probably have used neither. I have used a galaxy flagship and OnePlus 6 side by side for an extended period of time. You get what you pay for.

11. rsiders

Posts: 1898; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Well it's a good thing this isn't the OP6 then right? After all we already we're getting at least one thing that's better on the OP7 than all the other flagships right now and that's the display. Not only because of the A+ Display Mate rating but the 90hz refresh rate. I get what you're saying but the case is a little different this year.

15. splus

Posts: 148; Member since: Nov 26, 2011

He was comparing his one year old OP6 with a 2 year old S8, and it was much worse. Imagine how badly it would fare when compared to S10! As the comment above said - with OnePlus you don't get some great value phone, you get what you pay for. Btw, I own OnePlus 5t and I agree with this.

21. ZEUS.the.thunder.god

Posts: 1093; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Well I hope it's better. Usually on paper, OnePlus devices are either better or equal to Galaxies but so far the real world usage has proven otherwise. I'd love to give OnePlus 7Pro a try before I switch to Note10. Camera has been a disappointment.

14. AbhiD

Posts: 652; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

And equally big was the price difference between them. As you said in one of the comments that you used OnePlus 6 instead of S8+

16. splus

Posts: 148; Member since: Nov 26, 2011

A year old OP6 compared to 2 year old S8? I wonder if OP6 was any cheaper (or maybe even more expensive) when it launched, compared to a year old S8, which was probably heavily discounted as all Galaxy S phones get after one year.

23. ZEUS.the.thunder.god

Posts: 1093; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

I got both on the launch day. I had used S8 for almost a year before I got OnePlus 6. Then I used both simultaneously.

22. ZEUS.the.thunder.god

Posts: 1093; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

I used both simultaneously as I wanted to try something other than Samsung. I skipped S9 and got a OnePlus 6 instead. As I said it's been a great phone but it's not just at the same level as Galaxies/iPhones.

17. LEEDAQ

Posts: 163; Member since: Aug 07, 2018

yet they will charge near $1000

24. mootu

Posts: 1449; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

Since when is $699 near $1000 ?

18. Cat97

Posts: 1804; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Emphasis on IP rating is stupid anyway, a bit of splash resistance is more than enough.

25. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2262; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

Maybe P2i nano coating like moto G series.

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