OnePlus One meets H2O in waterproof test

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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1. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

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

6. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

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

10. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

How is this a marketing gimmick? Did OnePlus make the video? Have they said anything about water resistance? Jeez you're boring.

11. Peace

Posts: 23; Member since: May 22, 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?

12. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 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.

14. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

I Agree... There is something wrong with

19. Beijendorf unregistered

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

20. refillable

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 10, 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...

13. gaara6775

Posts: 738; Member since: May 20, 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 .

21. T.Law

Posts: 423; Member since: May 10, 2014

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

2. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

What's H2O?

3. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

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

4. fanboysrdumb

Posts: 44; Member since: Jan 12, 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

5. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 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 :)

7. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

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

8. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

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

15. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 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...

18. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

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

9. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 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.

16. Killua

Posts: 270; Member since: Nov 25, 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.

17. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 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!

22. na7noo7

Posts: 278; Member since: Mar 29, 2014

Glad it was still working.

23. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

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

24. Davidhd

Posts: 15; Member since: May 13, 2015

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

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