Berlin This involves sprinkling the phone with one millimeter of water per minute for five minutes. In addition, devices declared waterproof (IPX7 or higher) by the manufacturer are subjected to a diving test
subjected to the specified degree of protection.
Product test: 30 good smartphones
However, the overall rating includes only 5 percent of the water resistance together with a drop and scratch test as a stability rating. Much more important are basic functions (30 percent), camera (20 percent) as well as display, handling and battery (15 percent each).
The bottom line is that no less than 30 smartphones of the most diverse price ranges achieved the overall grade of “good”. The top five are the 1250 Euro expensive Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 128 GB (total and camera grade 1.7), the 1050 Euro expensive Samsung Galaxy S22 + 128 GB (total and camera grade 1.8), the 630 Euro expensive Google Pixel 6 (total grade 1.9 / camera grade 2.1), the 1270 Euro expensive Oppo Find X5 Pro (total 1.9 / camera grade 2.0) and the 850 Euro expensive Samsung Galaxy S22 128 GB (Total 1.9/camera 1.8).
Cheap smartphones with good camera
In addition, relatively cheap, overall good smartphones with a good camera were: the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G 128 GB for 635 euros (total and camera 2.0), the Xiaomi 11T Pro 5G 128 GB for 530 euros (total 2.0 / camera 2.4), the Samsung Galaxy A53 5G 128 GB for 395 euros (total 2.1 / camera 2.3), the Xiaomi 12X 256 GB for 605 euros (total 2.1 / camera 2,4), the iPhone SE (2022) 64 GB for 520 euros (total 2,2 / camera 2,4) as the only Apple device in the test, or even the Motorola Moto G200 5G for 395 euros (total 2,4 / camera 2,4).