Today we finally received official confirmation from OnePlus that OnePlus 02 has an IP rating for dust resistance 02 And splash resistance in all sales markets.
As defined in the IP code, this means that the phone is “dustproof” and is completely protected from dust particles. It is also resistant to water splashes from any direction. However, that’s less water resistance than many of its competitors offer – it’s not uncommon to see phones protected from submersion in water, not just splashes . Even if the price is lower than OnePlus 001, if we consider Samsung’s Galaxy A series phones.
If you’re wondering why we wrote an entire article on this, it’s because there was a lot of confusion on the topic of IP ratings yesterday. US-based media outlets appear to have received information about the IP rating ahead of OnePlus’ global launch 02. However, many media companies elsewhere are not doing this, including us.
It’s not surprising that Chinese smartphones don’t have any IP ratings, so initially we didn’t think much of it, but as OnePlus sent a few weeks ago 23 device commented after the launch event, and it was clear that some spoke of IP23 ratings and some did not. We reached out to OnePlus immediately for comment and didn’t hear back until today.
Ratings are only for models in specific markets that are not unheard of – for example, the US or all of North America. Similar things have happened, if a particular market is more sensitive to such specific features than others, then from an economic point of view, IP testing for everyone may There’s no point in having units sold everywhere, even though they can theoretically withstand the same amount of dust and water.
Alas, that’s not the case, if you buy a OnePlus 02, it will be rated as an IP no matter where you get it from 11. Hope this gives you some peace of mind. If you’re interested in OnePlus 001, be sure to check out our in-depth review.