Every now and then we come across a term that even surprises the most ardent of Tech geeks among us. We have all seen smart phones given plenty of ratings concerning if they are safe to be used through various FCC tests which make sure there are no harmful emissions from the smart phone. Similarly there are various other ratings for a phone. One such interesting rating we have been hearing quite a lot of rate is the IP Rating of a smart phone. You could be forgiven if you thought that IP rating of a phone had something to do with the capability of your phone to browse web or something along those lines. But that is as far from fact as Earth is from the Sun. So what exactly is an IP Rating?
We have seen plenty of phones today that are able to resist massive drops or even resist when lots of water is splurged on them. these phones usually have a higher IP Rating. That should have given you the clue. yes, IP Rating stands for Ingress Protection. It is basically a standard for rating suitability of the device to protect the inside parts from various agents such as dust, rain, moisture etc. The first digit of an IP Rating of your device tells the ability of your device to protect against solids. This is usually rated from 1 to 6 with 6 being the best. The second digit refers to the ability of your device to stay protected against liquid. It is rated from 1 to 8 with 8 being the best against immersion. Here is an interesting chart that would help you to trace the IP Rating of your smart phone:
So what are the IP ratings of your smart phone? Do let us know in the section below or by tweeting us into at @Blogtechnika or @Techverarp.