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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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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.