Gadgets & Holi: We Have Got You ‘Coloured’!

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It’s right about that time of the year when you’ll be torn between “to click or not to click”; because it’s Holi folks! The festival of colour and ‘water’ and ‘egg yolks’ is here and you’ll be tempted to update your #instaholipics on your Instagram feed while being particularly careful to not spill colours and/or water so as to not damage your device. Keeping exactly that in mind we’ve come up with a list of the range of products that claim to be Holi-safe and also the ones that are not. So Happy Holi guys, we’ve got you ‘coloured’!

There are several smartphones in the country that boast of international ratings, IP67 or IP68 and hence are waterproof. IP68 can withstand dust and submersion of maximum 1.5 meters underwater for up to thirty minutes. and devices with IP67 ratings can endure a dip lasting for 30 minutes, 1 meter underwater.

The devices that ‘Can survive’ are-

  • Apple iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max – launched last year; dust, dirt, water resistant; powered by Apple’s own A12 Bionic chipset with iOS12.
  • Asus ROG Phone – the only one in the country with IP68 rating, powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor.
  • Apple iPhone XR – the cheapest new launch comes with a 12MP wide-angle camera with f/1.8 aperture and LED flash.
  • Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus and S10 –Samsung’s new flagship smartphones with their own Exynos processor.
  • Apple iPhone X – with IP67 rating under IEC standard.
  • Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL – come with IP68 rating.
  • Samsung Galaxy S10e – Samsung’s cheapest 2019 flagship offers a dual camera setup.
  • Samsung Galaxy Note9 – also carries an IP68 rating.
  • Huawei P20 Pro – world’s first triple rear camera smartphone comes with an IP67 rating.
  • Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus – launched last year they come with IP68 rating.
  • Nokia 8 Sirocco –  dual rear camera setup with 13MP sensor powered by Zeiss optics with IP67 rating.
  • LG V40 ThinQ – with a triple rear camera and a dual front camera, launched last year with IP68 rating.
  • Huawei Mate 20 Pro – the triple rear camera smartphone offers wireless reverse charging.
  • Sony Xperia XZ2 – also comes with IP68 rating.
  • Apple iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus – launched last year come with IP67 certified.
  • Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8Plus – with IP68 rating.
  • Google Pixel 2XL – launched in 2017 with IP67 rating.

And here are the devices you need to be really cautious with because none of their products launched in India come with any official IP ratings –

  • Xiaomi
  • OnePlus
  • OPPO
  • Vivo
  • Honor
  • Realme

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