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OnePlus 5 has good chance of surviving in water, just dont try it at home

Over the past day or so, weve seen reports of the OnePlus 5 being unofficially water resistant. Although OnePlus didnt mention anything about ingress protection against the outside elements at the OnePlus 5s announcement, that hasnt stopped some folks from performing dunk tests with the new smartphone.

Mind you, these dunk tests are no basis for calling something water resistant, particularly when they arent performed under the correct parameters for certification.

Other smartphones that are certified for water resistance have a combination of adhesive and rubber seals to prevent water from getting into the phone. As per YouTuber JerryRigEverythings teardown of the OnePlus 5, there is no adhesive between display glass and the frame, nor is there a rubber seal around the SIM tray. Sure, it might survive in a glass ovenware dish full of water for a few minutes, but would you really want to take that risk?

Were glad to know the OnePlus 5 isnt susceptible to water damage, say, if you were to get caught with it in the rain or if you spilled a glass of water on it. Otherwise, we dont think that OnePlus warranty will cover water damage. Stay dry.

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