Fandroid cites multiple reports to claim the OnePlus 5 appears to be surviving dunk tests pretty well, but as we mentioned, readers to note the smartphone is not officially certified. Had the OnePlus 5 passed through certification then it would have received an IP rating, similar to the IP67 rating of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, or the IP68 rating of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. Fandroid speculates that the OnePlus 5 has an IP67-level of protection, but that the company (like Apple did with the iPhone 6s) chose not to publicly reveal this information.
Now, this doesn’t exactly mean that OnePlus 5 owners should take the apparent water resistance for granted. Most water resistant phones have a combination of adhesive and rubber seals around the phone to prevent water from seeping in. In a recent teardown of the OnePlus 5 by JerrRigEverything, the YouTuber found that the flagship has no such adhesive between the display and the frame, nor a rubber seal around the SIM tray. So, while it may survive the occasional glass of water, it’s still a risk best avoided altogether.
While there haven’t been any water-related issues as of now, the flagship has been in the news recently for other reasons. Owners of the OnePlus 5 had earlier reported of “jelly scrolling effect” that creates a stretchy visual effect when scrolling, and OnePlus is now claiming that the effect is normal and not a cause for concern.