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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by ljndrmsmnts, Oct 27, 2017.

  1. ljndrmsmnts

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    Is the LG G6 water proof.
     

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    It works in the rain without getting wonky and can survive immersed in 1 meter of water for 30 minutes so for me that's waterproof. I wouldn't take it scuba diving though. :D

    It's waterproof.
     
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    I found a Youtube video that put it through a test.

     
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    They prefer to refer to it as water resistant, and for a reason. I view it as insurance rather than an invitation to use it in the swimming pool. ;)

    One thing to note: the ingress protection rating is for fresh water. Salt water is much more corrosive, and it won't be rated for that.
     
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    The G6 has an IP rating of 68

    I agree with everyone else, while it is rated to withstand immersion, it's not designed for it, so avoid it wherever possible.
     

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The LG G6 dropped the modular design from the G5. It was one of the first with a 18:9 display. Specs include a Snapdragon 821 processor, 4GB of RAM, dual cameras, and 3,300mAh battery.

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