The Next Generation Of Waterproof Phones

What happens if you accidentally drop your phone in the pool this summer? Chances are it’ll be just fine.

Nothing can ruin your summer faster than dropping your phone in water. This time of year with frequent trips to the lake, pool, and water park, the risk of it getting wet, and subsequently damaged can increase. Not to fear! A number of the newer Straight Talk smartphones are built to withstand both splashes and submersion, so you can feel confident taking your phone up to the water with you.

New waterproof technology

In the past, water was like a death sentence for cell phones. Moisture would find its way inside the phone, causing it to short circuit and stop working correctly. Over the years, however, cell phone manufacturers have stepped up their waterproofing game to overcome this issue. Special seals now help protect the circuitry inside from impending doom. Even so, these new smartphones aren’t technically waterproof. They’re just very, very water-resistant.

Waterproof vs. water-resistant

If something is waterproof, that means it’s totally impervious to water. Water-resistant, on the other hand, means the device can resist the penetration of water to some degree. And that’s exactly how smartphones work.

New smartphones, like the iPhone XS and the Samsung Galaxy S10, have an IP68 rating. IP code is the universal standard for measuring how water-resistant something is. IP code can also tell you how resistant something is to dust, sand, and other particles. The higher the IP rating, the more protection it has.

So how does IP68 stack up? It means the phones are safe to be submerged in freshwater up to 5 feet deep for up to 30 minutes. Lakes, pools, rainstorms, and even showers are covered. So if you accidentally drop your phone this summer, just grab it quickly, dry it off, and get back to enjoying Straight Talk’s dependable 4G LTE network.

Put the new waterproof smartphones to the test

If you’re ready to stop worrying about water damage, upgrade to a new smartphone.

If you’re ready to stop worrying about water damage, upgrade to a new smartphone from Straight Talk. We have a large selection of the hottest phones for great deals. With more speed and more data for less money, you’ll be set all summer long. Shop service plans today.