The OnePlus 5T is an amazing phone. I recently dunked it in water to test out its water resistance. This video is an update to let you guys know what still works and what doesn't! Also, please don't drop your OnePlus 5T in water. It's not advertised as being water resistant.
OnePlus 5T is Water Resistant!? https://youtu.be/HudgpE2QZmE
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My dear, consult, that means that this device has something in it a protection against water and dust ?????, because by the tests that you did clearly it is seen that I pass the water tests very well, to all this also I own an OP5T, and without a doubt it is a smartphone beast, apart from how beautiful it is aesthetically, greetings from Santiago de Chile !!!
I don't care for the CEO of one plus he is a used car salesman and he blacklisting the you tube reviewers that has been criticizing the way they handling there customer service because it sucks as for a company oneplus sucks too I do not like the CEO he is full of b.s. plus the phone is going up in price
Same thing happened to my OnePlus 5T, especially the camera and now i'm dying to get it repaired. I tried everything to get dried with hair dryer and in rice. I'm not ready to buy another phone. Please help!
As long as the water isn't causing corrosion in the metal of the electronic components, every electronic device is water resistant. Though the water might in some cases mess with circuit boards if it hasn't dried and isn't clean enough, but perfectly pure water doesn't conduct electricity (for example the circuit board might let unwanted chemicals in the water making it somewhat conductive again).
Hey man, awesome video. But you should have tested all those things after every test. Now we dont know if the camera stopped working after the 5 sec water test or the 30 sec. But still thanks for the awesome video! And thanks for revisiting!! :D
This is why it's better to buy an IP67/68 device. My S8 survived the American River in Sacramento for 2 days and 1 night before a river diver treasure hunter found it and returned it. If you're watching this vid, you're probably wondering if you can still dip your OnePlus5, well looks like it might cost another 550 or so if your one plus dips into water. Might as well go S8 or Note 8
That's the test I needed! Great job! Everyone make videos about "hidden O+5T waterproof", but nobody made a video like this. I hope somebody will do a teardown video after bathing One+ 5T. Maybe Jerry from @JerryRigEverything?
If this is to inform viewers on how the phone copes with being dunked in water in the long run, not using a blow dryer or a bag of rice or something to dry the phone is already a mistake. This only informs me on how a badly cared for phone dies slowly. might have as well left it in the water?
After recovering phone out of water or heavy rain please do this before using,
1. Remove sim, mem card, battery, if removable. And dont turn on screen
2. Put it in air tight container with rice for around 5 to 6 hours
3. Don't use any kind of heat source or air blower near it. Keep it under sunlight for 1 hour. Be sure to let it warm up a bit then keep it in shadowed place till cools down naturally
4. Symptoms for a week : restarting abruptly, mic and speaker problem, abrupt heat problems
5. Max to max it took me a week to get my phone back to normal state.
All the best. Have patience.
Btw am typing this from my Lenovo A6000 which had gone through similar torture months back
Getting 1+5t in a day :)
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I used my OnePlus 3T in the rain alot before. And it's been two years since I've purchased it and it is still running strong! I never had any sort of glitches or issues with it after. Upgrading to the 5T very soon
Brandon K Garcia same. Well, most phones are splash resistant nowadays. I have gotten water over my phone several times during the rain it's not a problem. Only problem would be submerging it under water.
Hi Matthew, this is a great video. But, I believe it would be better if you release this video together with the last week ones. Why? imagine that some peoples have watching your previous video and thought that the oneplus 5T is really can immerse in the water.
Then they did it later after watch your video. So that will be a misleading video from your previous video.
Have a nice day!
Deepansh Bhatia Yes, it will. The issue it has is with immersion; it doesn't have the necessary seal around the perimeter and rubber gaskets that allow immersion and therefore lend IP 67 or 68 ratings.
Matthew, I believe the phone is salvageable. The reason your display is misbehaving is that the connection to the motherboard has started to corrode. The last 4 phones from Oneplus are using the good old metal shell formula of several generations of iPhones. The shell can be easily removed and the display/motherboard assembly left to dry in a bowl of rice for a couple of days. What your interesting test shows is that the phone does not allow lots of water get inside of it. If it was completely soaked, it would have died in a few minutes/hours. Awesome test!
If you're gonna open it up, there's no point in waiting for the water to evaporate. Just dry it off with a towel, drive off the rest of the moisture with something hyrophobic, clean, and reassemble. The only thing you'd need to replace or really work on is the camera modules.
I think you should put the phone in a closed bag with Rice to get rid of the Water. May be it could fix the screen and cameras, please try this and let us know if it get fix, I feel that many of us want the phone to return to its original state. Great video btw.
by your first video i thought it has water resistance but they didn't want to waste money for ip rating,but now i understand it doesn't get rating because it doesn't have water resistant at all,not even a bit
Great video Matt!! I really hope you get this, I had to make a new Google account due to comments not appearing on people's videos. This account too, comments I post disappear except for one. I was "I'm the Arrow"
People were saying that this guy is stupid for putting a non water resistant phone in water in the original video because they thought that it would get damaged and that he waisted his money but now they are the stupid ones
Completely agree with you. The phone is definitely not water resistant, but can survive water somewhat although it might die. This doesn't make it a bad phone,a nd overall I am thinking of getting it, but I completely agree with you. People are thinking it's all fine and damdy, then BOOM. Dead phone.
thatonepersonyoulove I'm sure the 5T is a great phone, especially at its relatively low price. My only point is that people shouldn't make false claims and treat it like it's waterproof because that could end in disaster lol.
its bullshit even with the IP67 or IP68 rating. Its just a marketing gimmick as water resistant unless its coating with oil. My iphone 7plus and samsung s8 died just with a splash of water from the pool, not even dunking it in the pool. So dont trust what you see guys. its just marketing.
If i were you i wouldn't be doing that, there isnt a single phone on the market that is actually waterproof. All IP67 and 68 stands for is water resistance. Water resistant and water proof is not the same thing. If you end up getting water damage, which you will if you keep washing it under water etc, then nobody is going to help you because they never advertised water proof phones.
And watch your phone randomly stop working after a few months since phones are not supposed to be repeatedly exposed to water, even if it's advertised as water resistance since the seals can be worn out especially the charging port and headphone jack