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Ever wondered how durable your smartphone is against dust and liquid? The IP rating of your phone will tell you all about this. IP stands for Ingress Protection and it’s a standard that mobile manufacturers use to denote the level of protection their products offer against physical shock, liquid, or dust. 

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This standard is denoted by using the letters ‘I’, ‘P’ followed by two numbers signifying the code of the protection provided. Hence, the IP68 rating refers to smartphones that offer all-round protection against dust and are protected against long periods of immersion under pressure. 

IP68 and IP67 have become a standard for newcomers, let’s take a look at some smartphones that carry such ratings and offer a heavy resistance against water and dust. 

iPhone 11 Pro Max

iPhone 11 Pro Max possesses the sturdy Apple build and is able to withstand a plunge in 14 meters of water for half an hour.  

Google Pixel 3XL

The Google Pixel series is popular for its high price tag. Luckily, these phones are known to be extremely durable against physical traumas and accidentals drop in the pool. Google Pixel 3XL is one of these phones and it is IP68-rated. 

Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact

It’s rare for phones to own extreme waterproof abilities. This video shows Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact survive a 20-second soak in a shallow bowl. This phone has an IP rating of IP68. 

HTC U12+
HTC is not quite popular in India but in Europe and North America, it is admired for the qualities of toughness and robustness. HTC U12+’s plastic casing delivers an IP rating of IP68.   

Blackberry Motion 

Blackberry Motion is the perfect mix of a strong aluminum frame and the tight binding of a soft-grip textured back. This smartphone is IP68-rated.  

Disclaimer: I do not in any way claim that the smartphones listed above are indestructible and damage-resistant. Handle your smartphones with care, IP68-rated or not! 

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