Google Pixel Phones IP Ratings (By Model)
GOOGLE PIXEL MODEL IP RATING
Google Pixel 2 IP67 Google Pixel 2 XL IP67 Google Pixel 3 IP68 Google Pixel 3 XL IP68 Google Pixel 3a No official IP rating Google Pixel 3a XL No official IP rating Google Pixel 4 IP68 Google Pixel 4 XL IP68 Google Pixel 4a No official IP rating Google Pixel 4a 5G No official IP rating Google Pixel 5 IP68 Google Pixel 5a IP67 Google Pixel 6 IP68 Google Pixel 6 Pro IP68 Google Pixel 6a IP67 Google Pixel 7 IP68 Google Pixel 7 Pro IP68 Google Pixel 7a IP67 Google Pixel Fold IPX8
What Does “IP” Stand For? The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) uses Ingress Protection (IP) ratings to specify the environmental protection offered by electrical enclosures. This standard aims to provide users with more detailed information than vague marketing terms such as “waterproof”.
IP67 vs IP68
In an IP67 rating, the ‘6’ confirms that the device is completely protected against solid objects like dust and sand. In other words, it’s dust-tight. The ‘7’ indicates that the device can be submerged in water up to 1 meter deep for up to 30 minutes without suffering harmful effects.
An IP68-rated device also has the highest protection level ‘6’ against dust, just like the IP67 rating. However, the ‘8’ indicates a higher level of water protection. The device can be submerged in water typically up to 3 meters (though this can vary with the manufacturer’s specifications), for extended periods.
IP67 vs IP68: Key Differences & Similarties
he key difference between IP67 and IP68 lies in the extent of water protection. Both offer the same dust protection but differ in how long and how deep under water the device can go. While both ratings should protect against temporary immersion, only an IP68-rated device should be capable of withstanding submersion beyond 1 meter for an extended period. However, it’s crucial to understand the limitations of these ratings. They are based on laboratory conditions and may not reflect real-world effectiveness, where factors like water temperature, water purity, and the presence of chemicals can alter outcomes. While the IP rating may suggest a certain level of water resistance, manufacturers often exclude water damage from their warranties. Therefore, it’s always a good idea to prevent your devices from getting wet, regardless of their IP rating.