Google Pixel & Pixel XL Smartphones are IP53 certified for dust and water resistance

by Karthik Iyer 6

Google announced the two new smartphones i.e. the Pixel and the Pixel XL smartphones on October 4th event in San Fransisco. And we pretty much knew everything about these two devices way before the official announcements, but certain things were not clear. While we got to know a lot more about the way these devices works, but still many things like were still made clear during the event by the company. Once such info was about the device’s capability of resisting dust and water. The company did not mention anything about that during the event.

According to the source, both the Pixel and the Pixel XL smartphones are IP53 certified for dust and water resistance. So the 5 in the rating means that the devices are dust resistant and the IPX3 means that the products are splash-resistant as well. So this means that the water falling as a spray at any angle up to 60-degrees from the vertical will have no harmful effect on these devices. And this also means that your Pixel devices will be just fine if it gets wet during a rain but dunking them in a cup of water is not something that you should be trying to do whatsoever.

This was pretty much expected given the fact that HTC is manufacturing partner of the device. The previously launched HTC 10 also comes with the same IP certification and this is no exception. But these devices won’t stand a chance against the Galaxy smartphones or even the new iPhones for that matter. And considering the fact that you are going to pay so much for these devices, it was expected that at least we would be getting a good IP certification.

Google’s Pixel Smartphone would cost Rs 57000 onwards, Pre-orders from Oct 13 in India

Well, then if you are in the market for a smartphone which has all around better specs and features then this might not be the best option at all. This doesn’t go to say that these new smartphones are bad by any means because that is something which we will be able to tell only after using them. But considering the price point, if you will be paying that much money for a smartphone, then you might as get one which will ensure that you will be able to use them for a prolonged period of time as they will be having better features and make them feature proof for years to come.

With that being said, the pixel smartphones are already available to pre-order in India and will go on sale starting this November. So if you are willing to buy them then this is when you will be able to do so. Let us know if you are willing to buy these devices or not and if you are willing to buy then which one will you be picking up.

Karthik Iyer

Karthik is a Computer Science Graduate and a Tech Aficionado who has always found himself fascinated or playing around with all the latest and the best from the world of smartphones and beyond. When he is not working on any smartphone or covering the latest scoop, you can often find playing his favorite PS4 titles.

  • IP53 is very low! At least IP67 would have been nice! :/

  • Arpit Porwal

    What’s the basic difference between IP53 and IP67?

  • Dhilipan

    Pre-orders from Oct 16th right? you’ve mentioned they’re already up for pre order.. besides.. at a starting price of 57k and no IP68..is missing the point when others are able to offer..

  • Nitin Bansal

    Goggle has really put a great step but as i wrote earlier, the price of this phone should be around 30k.

  • Vishal Giri

    they r not even completely protected from water and dust and yet costs this much,well done google!!

  • Rohit Kavathekar

    IP53 certification is not very good at all it’s saves or resist your smartphone from water & dust within some limit levels.
    you can got many other water & dust proof smartphones better than pixel as well as in lower prices than pixel also.