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Google recently announced the next Pixel models, Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro, at the Made by Google event. With the Google Tensor G2 processor, the Titan M2 security chip and the Pixel’s adaptive battery, the next Pixel devices have a lot to offer. But before you start excitedly exploring the upgraded features, it’s important to consider whether the new smartphones will withstand heavy use. Are they strong enough to withstand everyday knocks and the occasional accidental drop? Can you flaunt your new phone at the pool? Let’s see.
Is the Google Pixel 7 waterproof?
Want to show off your new purchase to your friends who are having fun by the water? Well, you’re in luck. Both the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro can withstand water and dust thanks to IP68 protection (the highest rating for most high-end smartphones available today). This means that the new Pixel phones can survive a drop in clean water, up to a depth of 6 meters, for up to 30 minutes.
The new models will also be resistant to everyday dust, so you don’t have to worry about spending too many hours cleaning your phone. Although it’s always a good idea to give your phone a good clean, especially if you’ve just spent a lot of time outside.
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Is the Google Pixel 7 durable?
The Google Pixel 7 has a scratch-resistant screen, so you don’t have to worry about ruining the screen in your pocket or backpack. Both the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro feature Corning Gorilla Glass Victus, which is currently the strongest built-in phone protection available on the market. This means your new Pixel phone will probably hold up well to bumps, drops, scratches and a few low drops, but we always recommend using a hard case for extra protection. After all, if you’re spending $600-$900 on a new smartphone, it’s a good idea to invest a few more dollars in a rugged case to keep your new device safe.
Waterproof vs waterproof
While the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro can handle some water, the phones aren’t waterproof. In fact, no phone is truly “waterproof”. Most smartphones, including the new Pixel models, can be damaged by prolonged immersion in water, even if they can survive minor dunks. It also won’t survive immersion in salt water, so the beach is off limits. That’s why we recommend that you put your phone aside before stepping onto the beach.
If you absolutely must use your phone near water, opt for a waterproof case. The LifeProof series is a good choice because it protects your phone in the harshest weather conditions. If you’re on a budget, the Vansky Floating Waterproof Phone Case is another great option. If you’re looking for more waterproof smartphones, check out our list of the best waterproof phones.