Waterproof tech has become a big trend in recent years. But how do you know how protected your device is? Most devices use either IP or ATM ratings. Let’s start by talking about IP ratings.


Most high-end smartphones these days either have an IP67 or IP68 rating. These include the Samsung Galaxy S20, LG V60 ThinQ, and Google Pixel 4 — check out our list of the best waterproof phones to see more models. But what does that even mean? Good question.


An IP rating tells you the level of protection a device offers against solids and liquids. They are set by the International Electrotechnical Commission. The “IP” stands for Ingress Protection (or International Protection) and is followed by two numbers. The first number indicates the level of protection against solid particles (dust, dirt…) and ranges from one to six. The second number tells you how much water a device can handle without suffering damage and ranges from one to eight — the higher the number the better the protection.





Waterproof tech has become a big trend in recent years. But how do you know how protected your device is? Most devices use either IP or ATM ratings. Let’s start by talking about IP ratings.


Most high-end smartphones these days either have an IP67 or IP68 rating. These include the Samsung Galaxy S20, LG V60 ThinQ, and Google Pixel 4 — check out our list of the best waterproof phones to see more models. But what does that even mean? Good question.


An IP rating tells you the level of protection a device offers against solids and liquids. They are set by the International Electrotechnical Commission. The “IP” stands for Ingress Protection (or International Protection) and is followed by two numbers. The first number indicates the level of protection against solid particles (dust, dirt…) and ranges from one to six. The second number tells you how much water a device can handle without suffering damage and ranges from one to eight — the higher the number the better the protection.





Three defenses
S12 Pro (2in1 Phone)
S12 Pro (2in1 Phone)
POC/DMR Intercome 8000mAh IP68 Waterproof Android Rugged Smartphone
F2 (Mini Phone)
F2 (Mini Phone)
Network: Full Netcom, Single Micro sim card 2G: GSM:B8/B3/B2/B5; 3G: CDMA2000:1X/EVDO BCO WCDMA:B1/2/5/8 TD-SCDMA:34/39; 4G: TDD-LTE: B38/39/40/41 FDD-LTE:B1/3/5/7/8/20/28A/B