Is the Galaxy Z Flip 4 waterproof?

We may earn a commission if you make a purchase from the links on this page.
Is the Galaxy Z Flip 4 waterproof?
The successor of the clamshell foldabl Z Flip 3 – the eye-catching Z Flip 4 – was released in 2022 and even now that it has its successor, is still quite a capable and tempting phone. The phone is an eye-catching foldable, but it also brings an improved design and specced-up internals over its predecessor. And, if you're here, you're probably thinking of getting it, and yep, this means you're ready to spend more or less a grand on it. But buying an expensive foldable phone means you probably want to be aware of its level of protection against the elements.

As many of you may probably know, dust and water can be damaging to tech. That's why most of the premium phones come with a certain level of protection against dust and water, indicated as their IP rating. The Z Flip 4 also has an IP rating listed in its spec sheet. We'll be talking about that here, and we'll also explain what that IP ratingactuallymeans.

Also take a look at:

Get your Galaxy Z Flip 4 now

The Z Flip 4 is now available at

Get Galaxy Z Flip 4 for up to $500 off with trade-in

Samsung is currently offering the former foldable perfection with the Z Flip 4 name at up to $500 off. The deal applies with trade-ins, where you can trade in an eligible phone or tablet.
$399 99
$899 99
Buy at Samsung

Is the Z Flip 4 waterproof?

No, the Z Flip 4 comes with an IPX8 rating, meaning it is water-resistant, but not water-proof. The clamshell foldable is protected against submersion in fresh water for up to 1.5 meters for a duration of up to 30 minutes. However, pool water, or the salty water on the beach, for that matter, could be dangerous for it – better not drop this shiny new phone in the pool, folks!

What does an IPX8 mean on the Z Flip 4?

IP stands for ingress protection, and there are two numbers assigned with this rating, the first one for dust protection, and the second one, for protection against water or moisture. The Z Flip 4 comes with an IPX8 rating.

The first number in the rating is related to the level of protection the device has against dust. Here, it is represented by an X, meaning the Z Flip 4 has not been tested against dust and there is no guarantee dust won't damage it. Basically, it's not dust resistant. Its predecessor, the Z Flip 3, also had the same IP rating, and a lack of dust protection is understandable given the fact that we are talking about a foldable phone here, with a hinge mechanism that could get damaged by sand, big dust particles or what have you.

The second number in the Z Flip 4’s IP rating is an 8, the highest water-resistance number we've seen on smartphones. 8 for protection against water means the Z Flip 4 can theoretically survive a submersion (in freshwater) of up to 1.5 meters, for up to 30 minutes, without being damaged. However, this doesn't technically mean it is waterproof, and additionally, the chemically-enhanced pool water or the salty beach water are not going to be too good for your new foldable phone.

Recommended Stories
With all that being said, you should theoretically be fine if you spill some water on your Flip 4 accidentally (as long as it’s not some fancy sugar-filled drink!), but definitely be careful when vacationing with your shiny clamshell phone near pools or near the ocean.

And, while you're thinking durability, feel free to check out our selection of the best Galaxy Z Flip 4 cases that could add protection against scratches and drops!

Recommended Stories

Loading Comments...
FCC OKs Cingular\'s purchase of AT&T Wireless