Google Pixel Phone IP Rating Comparison: Are They Waterproof?

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Google Pixel Phones IP Ratings (By Model)


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

IP67 Rating

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.

IP68 Rating

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.

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