What does IPX8 mean?

Like IP67 and IP68, IPX8 is a code which rates a device’s protection against water and solids, like dust or sand.

IP ratings come in two parts – the two numbers which follow ‘IP’ relate firstly to solids, and secondly to freshwater. The higher the number, the greater the protection.

A device with IPX8 will have a high protection against water – as the ‘8’, which relates to protection against liquids – means that the phone has been successfully tested at depths of more than 1 metre. The ‘X’ means that the device has not been tested against intrusion by solids.

A device with an IPX8 rating will be protected against water damage for a certain period of time, but there’s no guarantee against damage from solids.

Your phone's water resistance may not be a permanent condition and may be compromised due to normal wear and tear, repair or damage.

Which phones have an IPX8 rating?

  • Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4

  • Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4

  • Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3

  • Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3

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