You won’t surprise anyone with the waterproofness of your smartphone. However, there are not many models on the market with this characteristic. If you take a close look at some manufacturers’ lineup, you will find that they do not have IP67/IP68 water-resistant devices.
Many companies choose to offer water protection in their flagship models. For example, the OnePlus 9 Pro, Oppo Find X3 Pro, Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra, and the Samsung Galaxy S21 family flagships. Naturally, users have to pay decent money for a smartphone to go to the beach or the bathroom safely. It is quite logical that in this situation, the question arises, how important is the water-resistance of mobile devices for users when buying a flagship smartphone?
Does a flagship smartphone need water protection? Poll results
AndroidAuthority asked its readers this question, and the survey found that 34.9% did not consider waterproofing to be a priority. Although at the same time, readers are sure that moisture protection is a blessing.
33.9% of respondents believe that a smartphone’s water protection is an important and necessary function for them. Another 24.1% said water resistance is one of the key characteristics they will look for when buying a premium smartphone. And only 7.5% said that they absolutely do not care whether their device is protected from water or not.