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OnePlus 5T Water Resistance Update - The Aftermath!

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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 Thanks Ash for the help! http://www.youtube.com/ashthought Help support the channel by using my Amazon Affiliate Link: Amazon US: http://goo.gl/BVc5ez Amazon Canada: http://goo.gl/SK9sQK Amazon UK: http://goo.gl/is1MXU Follow me on Social Media: Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/mattmoniz Instagram: http://instagram.com/mattmoniz123 Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/mattmoniz123 Website: http://www.matthewmoniz.com
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Matthew Moniz (1 month ago)
Hope everyone is having a great week! Here's an update on what works and what doesn't from my original OnePlus 5T water test!
Jordan DeAnnonz (2 days ago)
Lol watching this in the bath with ma new OnePlus 5t
jaminhanby (19 days ago)
Hi, it has been about a month now. Has there been any further issues with the phone itself? And thanks for posting an initial follow up video to the water test! V interesting to see how this device holds up.
visu shopping (1 month ago)
Matthew Moniz thanks
vasi sayed (1 month ago)
Matthew Moniz Dunk the phone in a jar filled with raw rice for 24 hours, after that you will see it working completely fine. Test it!!
Holly Hsieh (1 month ago)
The tear down tells everything......which one plus 5t has a seal around charging port headphone jack and speaker but no seal at all around the display.......
Store of the Future (3 days ago)
Hockey is a girls SPORT
Michielb (8 days ago)
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
Joo2oob (9 days ago)
3:16 "And as always, i will see you, in the Next video" .... "Byyyyeeeeeeee"   - Markiplier
sevenelly (13 days ago)
Good thing I have no plans of dunking any of my portable devices on water. Even if it is water proof like my good ol' Xperia Z5.
Mario Camilleri (13 days ago)
Hi Matthew. Any fresh updates, please ?
So, Does the phone still working? Good videos!
MPV #Puneeth (14 days ago)
Can you give me that phone..?? I lost mine
Mark Nuncio (15 days ago)
Oh nice
SsilenceTv (15 days ago)
Can you do one more pls
Rodrigo Mijangos (17 days ago)
Great Video!
Marcelo Cunha (18 days ago)
Resuming, OP5T is NOT water proof! Keep it away from the water!
Gadget Gallery (25 days ago)
It's sad that nowadays 3.5 mm headphone jack is becoming a feature....DUH!
Marcelo Cunha (18 days ago)
Gadget Gallery and is to most.
imlegitcusimthaish (29 days ago)
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
Rory Schmidt (14 days ago)
imlegitcusimthaish but for 2-300 extra dollars?
Sam the Stuntman (1 month ago)
Did you puted it on riz ? Or let it all powred off thous 7 days ?
SVelazquez (1 month ago)
Anybody knows the song that plays throught the video?
Jerry Huang (1 month ago)
If any future idiots tell me that the phone is waterproof I'm sending their dumbasses here in a heartbeat
Keking (1 month ago)
This phone is op...
mynameis bob (1 month ago)
stick it in the hole haha
Muhammad Hussain (1 month ago)
Just gonna stick it in the whole
marciano van vulpen (1 month ago)
I was waithing for this video.. When you dunk a non water resistant phone in water it will not die straight away.. But the motherboard will get damaged later.. And other parts.
Marcel T (1 month ago)
Where can i get this shirt. I love it.
HiszpanMotor (1 month ago)
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?
Alex Haan (1 month ago)
What are your thoughts on whether or not the phone will survive through approximately 2 years of use with standard Seattle raining conditions and regular use?
Ivan Lopez (1 month ago)
Store it in a bag of rice for 24 hrs. Problem Solved
jared swartz (1 month ago)
Watching on my OP 5t right now?
Riqu5 (1 month ago)
Watching on my new oneplus 5t
The Wonderland Show (1 month ago)
Please do a drop test. I can't seem to find one for this one.
midnightsxtc (1 month ago)
you should stick in the toilet after taking a dookie then see if it works
Rhoniel Deguzman (1 month ago)
Pool test plsss
TheMeganano (1 month ago)
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?
debasis22 (1 month ago)
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 :) Best affordable Android till date
Cold Fury (1 month ago)
So in conclusion better keep your phone away from water..
Ivex Rodriguez (1 month ago)
That 5 min test was really not necessary. Why kill such a perfect phone.
Fida Haq (30 days ago)
Ivex Rodriguez so we can know if we should throw our phones in the pool
Pawan Sandesh (1 month ago)
How long will it survive in the bottom of a pool?
Brandon K Garcia (1 month ago)
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
stevenbenjamincole (1 month ago)
You haven’t had your 3T for 2 years. It is just over a year old. (Released November 2016)
Freedom Evans (1 month ago)
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.
Alex Salter (1 month ago)
id never buy a phone without a 3.5mm jack
Alex King (1 month ago)
Drop the phone in a 6 feet deep pool. I don't think it'll last with that amount of pressure on it
guyofnewage (1 month ago)
Thank you for this much needed update!!
Yang Yang Aditya (1 month ago)
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!
kunal sharma (1 month ago)
Great educational video
Da.shArk87 (1 month ago)
Finally a aftermath. The phone might work after taking it from water but slowly it will destroy the phone. Thanks for this great video
just love it VEVO (1 month ago)
the main question is did you try the Best rice dry bag method ? make a video doing that ! and see if the cloudiness disappears !
Elise Skinner (1 month ago)
worst thing i've ever watched waste of time 0 stars
Daniel Saucedo (1 month ago)
Haha yeah the phone isn't waterproof. Why did you do this?
Jefferson Ferreira (1 month ago)
https://m.gearbest.com/cell-phones/pp_1040247.html?lkid=12169043 pre sale gearbest
Jorge Claeyssen (1 month ago)
Watching from my op 5t. What a nice phone this is. I don't regret leaving my s7e.
Peter Callister (1 month ago)
Appreciate the follow-up, good to know
rajat Kumar (1 month ago)
sir can you further update with this phone things we must know after use.
Deepansh Bhatia (1 month ago)
So is the phone splash resistant, at least? Will it hold against minor water splashes without any damage?
Deepansh Bhatia (1 month ago)
That's great, then, thanks a lot! The phone, then, can be used in mild rain, I guess? That's all I need, really.
Sharky165 (1 month ago)
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.
Oviyenessh Sithasivam (1 month ago)
sorry to bother but are u gonna do any sort of giveaway for this christmas??
Elin Alexandrov (1 month ago)
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!
tijmenspier (27 days ago)
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.
This guy deserves more subs
Matthew Moniz (1 month ago)
Thanks man!
Janhouu (1 month ago)
The point of this video is to make money, and it’s totally fine.
Amandeep Singh (1 month ago)
Please do a video in pool or river water.
Al Reid (1 month ago)
@Mathew Moniz. If you want to thoroughly dry out the phone, put it in a bag with a cup of uncooked rice and leave overnight. That will soak up any residual H2o.
aqif izzat (1 month ago)
Oneplus 5t is the best smartphone right now!!
Rohit yadav (1 month ago)
which set of headphones you are having
Aayush Jain (1 month ago)
you shouldn't have used the hair dryer
Matthew Moniz (1 month ago)
+Aayush Jain I haven't used one yet
shrlnzam (1 month ago)
It same goes to oneplus 5
Lelouch Lamperouge (1 month ago)
Kirti Vasani (1 month ago)
can u please share wallpaper please...
Baller123302 (1 month ago)
Thank you!!!
Shahed Rasul (1 month ago)
Thanks for the video man. So it means we have to use it as normal devices with more care.
Divyansh sharma (1 month ago)
So its a no
Rahul Kiron (1 month ago)
Just bought the 5t after watching your video. Hope it lasts for a couple of years XP. Please do a 4th week update sir.
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.
domini384 (14 days ago)
Silicia gel works better
Hitesh Gavini (1 month ago)
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
Marcelo Cunha (18 days ago)
There are a couple of videos showing inside of OP5T. And it doesn't have anything to prevent water from get in. It isn't water proof. End of the rumors. Let's keep our phones dry.
tijmenspier (27 days ago)
I remembermy Find 5 having no water resistance certifications, but a touchscreen that did work in water for some reason.
Freedom Evans (1 month ago)
559KING splash resistant means that it can handle water over the front and back of the phone, but not being fully submerged in water. Honestly most phones nowadays are splash resistant.
559KING (1 month ago)
Hitesh Gavini It's advertisied as "splash" resistant whatever that means.
Smit_K (1 month ago)
Great video matt! S+1=T
VTREX2010 (1 month ago)
Song name playing through the headphones?
Now a days. 3.5mm is the biggest feature
Idunnohuur (1 month ago)
Of a ruler
Aareef Abrar (1 month ago)
Honestly, keep the phone In a sealed packet of rice, and it'd as good as new!!
sniper x4848 Sudarshan (1 month ago)
1:37 stick it in the hole😂
Raju V (1 month ago)
Nice sir
Moslima Akter Anna (1 month ago)
It's amazing that you care about the viewers of yoir videos...This video will be much helpful to some people..
JacoBee (1 month ago)
This, most people throw phone to water, say 'its ok, everything works so its secretly waterproof, bye''.. This is much helpful.
Mega Boy (1 month ago)
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"
Pratim Putatunda (1 month ago)
Great. Could you do this same test with a few flagships with water resistance, like LG V30, Mate 10 Pro, Pixel 2 XL etc.
Charoen P (1 month ago)
Its just $500 if it dies you can buy another one easy 😁😁😆
Venod Rampersad (1 month ago)
Hey Matthew, how does the face recognition on the 5t compare to the iPhone x? In terms of speed
Venod Rampersad (1 month ago)
Thank you! Had the chance to play with the 5t and was impressed by the overall speed. I remembered your vid on returning the X so I wanted to get your thoughts
Matthew Moniz (1 month ago)
+Venod Rampersad it's faster but less secure
music stan (1 month ago)
why can't a phone be perfect 😩
Anthony Turner (1 month ago)
This is amazing for a phone that's not even IP certified. And even more impressive is the fact that this phone is much cheaper than other Flagships.
that boy (1 month ago)
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
EVAL (1 month ago)
thats why he said SLOW DEATH
that boy (1 month ago)
thatonepersonyoulove mine is still working perfectly so u are wronggggggggg
thatonepersonyoulove (1 month ago)
Undercovermc 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.
Abdulai Bah (1 month ago)
Very helpful test. Thanks!
Matthew Moniz (1 month ago)
+Abdulai Bah you're welcome !
Germol London (1 month ago)
Do a LG G6 Vs essential phone Vs OP 5t at the price drop
sky works (1 month ago)
So dont put this phone in water. I use an A3 2017 from Samsung (270 $ phone ) and I use it under the shower,I wash it under water and I never want to use a non IP67 or 68 phone
Lionel Lim (29 days ago)
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.
Rikkert_ (1 month ago)
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.
Flossy (1 month ago)
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
Cześć (1 month ago)
sky works , why are you using phone under the shower?? Mayby pron?? ;>
Adalbert Arkosi (1 month ago)
thaks for doing this video
Adalbert Arkosi (1 month ago)
Hope I don't mistakenly dunk my brand new OnePlus 5T in the water :D
Matthew Moniz (1 month ago)
+Adalbert Arkosi you're welcome Adalbert!
smilestyleone (1 month ago)
Whats the name of this nice background music in most of your videos (also in this)? Btw gr8 vid
Kevin Backalive (1 month ago)
Thank you for the test and video
Matthew Moniz (1 month ago)
You're welcome Kevin!
wayne karpenske (1 month ago)
Really like your videos. Just wish YouTubers would quit doing these things to perfectly good phones!! Makes me cringe. LOL
Matthew Moniz (1 month ago)
+wayne karpenske ya I hear ya. This is the first time I've done a water test I don't this will be a regular thing. I only did it because the OnePlus 5 could take a bit of water
harry potter (1 month ago)
is Original pixel still a good deal
Eli Kuznecov (1 month ago)
Yes, but it depends on the price you can get
Adam York (1 month ago)
harry potter Of course! Same camera as on the Pixel 2, but the software is slightly improved on the Pixel 2 to my knowledge.
Manmohit Singh (1 month ago)
Great Video as always Sir. Waiting to see your valuable review on Dell 7570.:)
Antonove (1 month ago)
So the phone isn’t waterproof and dropping the phone in water is gonna cause some problems. Not much of a surprise since it was never marketed as being waterproof. Manufacturers don’t just “by chance” make a phone waterproof, you need rubber gaskets and seals around every possible point of entry to keep liquid out. OnePlus made a great phone at a good price but seriously, all the fanboys screaming about how this phone is waterproof and perfect should just stop. People are gonna start thinking it actually is shits gonna start breaking.
Frederic St-Pierre (1 month ago)
Antonove This.
Faisal Iqbal (1 month ago)
Your dedication is worth the appreciation 👌👍👏👏👏
Matthew Moniz (1 month ago)
Thanks Faisal!
just Q (1 month ago)
Nice video.. By the way your name "matt" in Arabic mean "death" lol
Only means death if you say it like "ma'at" or something. Otherwise no.
Abd junior Hallak (1 month ago)
No231 (1 month ago)
Matthew Moniz I know you are being sarcastic, but it doesn't mean death in Arabic, it means died as in "passed away" in the past tense 😀 And yeah, Arabs pretty much know the name Matthew and its short Matt so you are good Thanks for the good reviews
Lost kid ;-; (1 month ago)
I thought it means died as a past tense of dead not death
just Q (1 month ago)
Matthew Moniz If you didn't come to us we will come to you "death" I mean matt ☠️😂
atanury (1 month ago)
Nice aftermath video..
Matthew Moniz (1 month ago)
Thank you!
shesmah1 (1 month ago)
honstley, I want a water resistant phone just to watch porn in the shower.
that boy (1 month ago)
Shersha Basheer k babe
Shersha Basheer (1 month ago)
that boy I m a previous owner of oneplus 3 and current owner of LG G6. When I load my phone with those kind of applications which I used in my oneplus 3 in the LG G6, then there is noticeable performance issues. My wife is currently using my old one plus three, so trust me when I say this there is a big difference when you compare them side-by-side. Now I am planning to upgrade my phone because of this and I have two options, the LG v30 Plus and the oneplus 5t. Due to my bad experience with the LG because of their software Optimisation, I am in favour of the 5t.
that boy (1 month ago)
Shersha Basheer that's weird. I have had my LG g6 since it first came put and still no lag and its performance is great
Shersha Basheer (1 month ago)
Writing this comment from my G6. Don't go for G6, it lags in time. Performance goes down with time. Using it for almost 5 months and planning to change it because of performance issue. I am a previous owner of OnePlus 3 and it is fluidic compared to this G6. If you want water resistance, go for LG V30+. Atleast it has Snapdragon 835.
Kavinth Amirthanathar (1 month ago)
lol this convo is great
Rachael Jalloul (1 month ago)
Thnx. Looking forward to further updates. I would have to cry if my ph went in water though lol
Derek M (1 month ago)
I'm glad you went back and revisit it and kept us up-to-date, most reviewers do water test but then they never update you a week or so later thank you for that Sir.
Oscar Pineda (1 month ago)
Matthew Moniz So what happened to the Blurry Front Camera? Are you able to take some good selfies now? Did it get worse? Did it dry out? Oh man we need to know!! 😓
Holly Hsieh (1 month ago)
well every phone is water resistance to water if it's pure water XD altho the moment you put your phone in that pure water it's not pure anymore lol
Art Dog (1 month ago)
Derek M I'm also glad you returned to follow up. The Oneplus 5 was soaked and submerged often with no apparent danger from many YouTubers. None of them I saw followed up, leaving the impression the phone was secretly waterproof. I hope everyone that has this phone or has interest in it sees your video.
Matthew Moniz (1 month ago)
You're welcome Derek!
c0pyimitati0n (1 month ago)
Probably still records better audio than my Pixel 2 XL 🤣 That's the only thing I hate about this phone.
c0pyimitati0n (1 month ago)
Chandan R you're not joking!! Just did the update and it's a night and day difference in quality 😁
Chandan R (1 month ago)
Well I've updated although it's beta only after confirming that audio issue has been fixed.... There's a video made on the update check that out
c0pyimitati0n (1 month ago)
Chandan R I'm gonna have to find it and test it out 😁
Chandan R (1 month ago)
Yep audio recording quality is awesome now on 8.1 dp2
c0pyimitati0n (1 month ago)
Chandan R you're saying it's fixed with an update??
Lover Of Tech (1 month ago)
Awesome Update Matt🙌🏿
Matthew Moniz (1 month ago)
Thanks man!

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