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OnePlus One meets H2O in waterproof test

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OnePlus One meets H2O in waterproof test
With some manufacturers adding protection to the elements with their new flagship models, a video has just been posted to YouTube showing the OnePlus One being tested to see how the device stands up to water. The phone has not been certified. In comparison, the Samsung Galaxy S5 features an IP67 certification, which means that the phone can withstand a submersion in water as deep as 3.2 feet, for as long as 30 minutes.

The testing was made up of taking the phone out in the rain, and then dropping it inside a few puddles for as long as ten seconds. In each case, the OnePlus One lived through the dunking, although without a certification rating, there is no telling how much water the flagship handset can take. According to one member of the OnePlus team, getting the phone certified would have cost too much money, driving up the price of the handset in the short term.

The problem is, without the certification number, who really knows how much the OnePlus One must be protected from the elements. Even testing the phone by putting it inside a puddle for ten seconds, doesn't mean that it will always be protected from water. If you do own the phone, or plan to, use common sense and try to keep your phone dry.

The video, by the way, was filmed using the HTC One (M8), which is IPx3 rated. That means that the phone is protected from water spraying up to 60 degrees from vertical at 10 liters/min at a pressure of 80-100 kN/m2 for 5 min. In other words, taking your HTC One (M8) out in a light rain, like what we witnessed in the video, is okay.

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source: GadgetGuruHD

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posted on 13 Jun 2014, 16:57 2

1. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)

Good grief, what a waste.
A couple wasted minutes of my life I'll never get back.

Waterproof test ha!

posted on 13 Jun 2014, 17:27 1

6. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)

So we get another marketing gimmick from OnePlus. This is a company that seems to thrive on negative feedback and alienating potential customers.

posted on 13 Jun 2014, 18:43 10

10. Planterz (Posts: 2110; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)

How is this a marketing gimmick? Did OnePlus make the video? Have they said anything about water resistance?

Jeez you're boring.

posted on 13 Jun 2014, 19:23 7

11. Peace (Posts: 23; Member since: 22 May 2014)

How come some people like you do not support an emerging company which provides the best utility to money ratio, unless you are biased or paid?

posted on 13 Jun 2014, 22:12 3

12. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)

Because the company is dishonest and deceitful. And instead of doing things to build customer trust, they've done the opposite.

If you look EVERYWHERE on the Internet, there are tons of people who are unhappy with the marketing gimmicks, hunger games, invites, fake launches, etc. that OnePlus has employed since the beginning of the company.

When there are defenders of shady and deceptive marketing practices, vapor launches, reveals that are run by the company that take over six months, those are the people who are obviously the paid shills.

posted on 13 Jun 2014, 23:52

14. shuaibhere (Posts: 1986; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)

I Agree...
There is something wrong with this.company...

posted on 14 Jun 2014, 06:19 1

19. Beijendorf (Posts: 406; Member since: 27 Aug 2013)

Name two dishonest or deceitful things OnePlus have done...

posted on 14 Jun 2014, 09:33

20. refillable (Posts: 1070; Member since: 10 Mar 2014)

There is actually 2 possibilities on this one and I can't really think which one is the correct one. The first possibility is being that the fact that this new company is trying a very bizarre Launching method, which they thought would be the best method as they don't have the budget for a proper global launch yet. The second possibility however is also possible, which is the one you indicated. This may have been Oppo's try to play some kind of game in the smartphone world.

However I don't think you can judge that it's the second one without any concrete evidence. If you would mind to explain us why did you opt for the second possibility, we could end up clarifying why you are so confident with your choice of opinion.

However, If this doesn't come to reality for the next few months, I think we're all just going to wait for Xiaomi and conclude that Oneplus is just some phantom...

posted on 13 Jun 2014, 23:46 2

13. gaara6775 (Posts: 738; Member since: 20 May 2014)

Have you heard of xiaomi? Even they give best value for money products and they are much better than this company. Xiaomi is already a hit in Asian markets and soon coming to Europe .

posted on 15 Jun 2014, 08:32

21. T.Law (Posts: 418; Member since: 10 May 2014)

Aren't bored of hating on almost every company? You need help, man!

posted on 13 Jun 2014, 16:57

2. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)

What's H2O?

posted on 13 Jun 2014, 17:00 2

3. sip1995 (Posts: 1696; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)

H2O is the water's name in chemistry.....hydrogen 2 oxygen .

posted on 13 Jun 2014, 17:08 8

4. fanboysrdumb (Posts: 44; Member since: 12 Jan 2013)

Instead of always raging in fanboy wars try to educate yourself it is also beneficial incase you were not raised upon such principles and also try to google a. Question it can be magical what you can discover at times

posted on 13 Jun 2014, 17:26 2

5. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)

Hahaha! It's funny how a little practical joke like that can impact peoples feelings so much. Of course I knew it's water. I'm just on a funny mood today :D

But sure, I can understand how you feel, since it would have been quite hard to know I was joking. I should have immediately said it like on the Apple charger article earlier today.

Hoah. That was fun :)

posted on 13 Jun 2014, 17:29 2

7. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)

So you are saying that you are a bit polar today, kinda like that H20? :)

posted on 13 Jun 2014, 17:37 1

8. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)

Yeeeah :) Though it's already tomorrow here. Well depends from your point of view.

posted on 14 Jun 2014, 00:02 1

15. shuaibhere (Posts: 1986; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)

I think he was referring that 2 of H2O should be in subscript....not in normal form...that doesn't make a correct chemical formulae...

posted on 14 Jun 2014, 02:43

18. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)

No I just made a joke. But you're right.

posted on 13 Jun 2014, 18:18 3

9. darkskoliro (Posts: 1090; Member since: 07 May 2012)

I think its just that the general build quality of smartphones has become quite precise and intricate, therefore allowing less gaps and a tighter construction. Although both the One Plus and the HTC's Ones arent water resistant/proof certified, they can even be dunked in for a short while.

posted on 14 Jun 2014, 00:43 2

16. Killua (Posts: 270; Member since: 25 Nov 2013)

That guy must've seen stupid from other people's point of view, he was walking around barefoot then putting his phone in the puddle, walking around and put it in the puddle again, and again. Why the heck didn't he do it indoor? You can use shower and a basin to do shower and dunking test.

posted on 14 Jun 2014, 01:07

17. GreekGeek (Posts: 1276; Member since: 22 Mar 2014)

I call this one a phantom test since a mass produced O +One doesn't actually exist

what for???

tired of the hype that only caters to few
stop it already!

posted on 15 Jun 2014, 15:22

22. na7noo7 (Posts: 278; Member since: 29 Mar 2014)

Glad it was still working.

posted on 16 Jun 2014, 05:56

23. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1888; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)

That's not a waterproof test at.all...

posted on 13 May 2015, 07:38

24. Davidhd (Posts: 15; Member since: 13 May 2015)

i like my ZZKKA brand waterproof case, i buy from amazom. if you guys how want it. i can do recommed.search "zzkka" on amzon.com haha.

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