We poured litres and litres of e-ink on protection against dust and water of smartphones, so much so that developers themselves have ceased to flaunt it in your presentations. It makes sense, however, offer the maximum protection for a device that always carry over and is susceptible to accidents on a daily basis.
Not all manufacturers think alike, as Xiaomi when it decided not to seal its 5 Mi Xiaomi claiming that it was an expensive procedure and that it could also degrade easily. With the Google Pixel something similar happened, jumped the filtering that would be resistant to rain but not endure dives and has now been Google, which officially confirms it: IP53.
What protection does the IP53 against dust and water?
We are getting used to see the degree of protection against dust and water in the other flagships of the market, such as the IP68 of the S7 Galaxy and Galaxy S7 Edge, or the new iPhone 7 IP67 and iPhone 7 Plus. Google has chosen, through HTC, to offer a more lightweight protection. We can take our Pixel when it is raining but we do not immerse. So beware of accidents.
Protection IP53 of the Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL means that phone You can get powder, but a negligible amount that will not damage the mobile phone, and will withstand water spray Although this affects diagonal. Basically, we can carry our smartphone to the bathroom when we make a hot shower while steam damage it, but we must be careful if we fall into a tub or sink. A little water, too much water not.
As we can see, Google does not seem to be considered important to offer greater protection against dust and water for its two new devices. Should not surprise us, on the other hand, as the flagship of this same year, the 10 HTC HTC, also opted for the IP53 to complete its characteristics. Coming the Pixel from the same manufacturer, any advice of the Taiwanese will have permeated Osterloh team.