OnePlus 6 teardown reveals real water resistance rating

The newly launched OnePlus 6 has already been torn down once, and that didn’t exactly end on a high note. That said, iFixit’s process was more interested in checking out how easy, or hard, it is to repair the smartphone outside of official channels. JerryRigEverything’s Zach Nelson, on the other hand, had a specific question in mind when he took his OnePlus 6 apart: just how water-resistant is the OnePlus 6. The answer might just surprise you.

The OnePlus 6 scored 5 out of 10 on iFixit’s scale. While not exactly encouraging, there are phones that have done worse. Part of what made it hard to crack, figuratively only of course, was the large amount of strong adhesive under the glass back, which Nelson confirms in his Clear Glass Back Mod.

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