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Why after 3 years, I still can't find a successor to my phone ?

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Hello everyone,

 

In 2017, I bought a phone which happened to be Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 for $330. I don't use my phone that much in the day but I needed a phone with some degree of water resistance. IP68 of this phone has survived till now and I'm quite happy with it. Now it is time to look for another phone but I'm not able to find anything around that range or even under $450.

 

It seems that manufactures have moved from useful features to useless ones. I don't care about dozens of camera and a screen that stretches from top to bottom if I can't use my phone in street on a rainy day. So what do you guys think ? Should I go for a non IP phone ? I have seen many liquid damaged phones around me in recent years and I'm a little concerned.

 

 

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I think you're a little paranoid. Before IP ratings millions of people used their phones in the rain without issue. It's not like they've changed that much that it'd be an issue now. It costs roughly $15 per device to get something IP rated. It doesn't really make sense on low-mid range phones. 

 

There are loads of phones from last year like the G8x that can be had very cheap, or even this year's Velvet 5G.


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Plenty of phones have IP ratings, and you don't need to look for IPX8 ratings to get a water resistant phone. IPX8 is just a blanket term for anything more water resistant than IPX7. The manufacturer gets to decide what that 8 means. A phone that can survive three weeks in 100m of water would be rated IPX8 the same way a phone that can survive 30 minutes in 1.5m water (which is the rating Samsung used for all their IPX8 phones, and the only difference between that and IPX7 is 0.5m more water) would be rated IPX8.


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1 hour ago, QuestionAsker said:

Hello everyone,

 

In 2017, I bought a phone which happened to be Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 for $330. I don't use my phone that much in the day but I needed a phone with some degree of water resistance. IP68 of this phone has survived till now and I'm quite happy with it. Now it is time to look for another phone but I'm not able to find anything around that range or even under $450.

 

It seems that manufactures have moved from useful features to useless ones. I don't care about dozens of camera and a screen that stretches from top to bottom if I can't use my phone in street on a rainy day. So what do you guys think ? Should I go for a non IP phone ? I have seen many liquid damaged phones around me in recent years and I'm a little concerned.

 

 

IP67 on the iPhone SE


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4 hours ago, QuestionAsker said:

 

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  • 1440p OLED display
  • IP68 and MIL-STD-810G rated
  • Flagship SD855 chipset
  • 128GB storage that can be further expanded
  • Main camera with OIS, dedicated ultra wide camera. 4k60 recording with HDR and stereo audio
  • TOF front camera for secure 3D face ID unlock, hand air gestures
  • 32bit 192Khz out the audio jack
  • USB 3.1 type C
  • 21W fast charging with Qualcomm QC3 and USB Power Delivery
  • Wireless charging
  • $400 brand new with warranty
  • Unlocked and works on all US networks

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