Over the past day or so, we’ve seen reports of the OnePlus 5 being “unofficially water resistant”. Although OnePlus didn’t mention anything about ingress protection against the outside elements at the OnePlus 5’s announcement, that hasn’t 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 aren’t 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 JerryRigEverything’s 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?
We’re glad to know the OnePlus 5 isn’t 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 don’t think that OnePlus’ warranty will cover water damage. Stay dry.