Xiaomi has just revealed its flagship smartphones of this year: Xiaomi 13 and Xiaomi 13 Pro. As usual, the flagships are packed with the latest technology and features, including Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 platform and the new camera modules with improved image quality.
As to the water-resistance, both Xiaomi 13 and 13 Pro come with an official IP68 rating that’s certified by the IEC – International Electrotechnical Commission. IP ratings typically include two numbers. The first digit refers to its ability to keep solids out, while the second addresses liquids, like water or sweat. If there’s an “X” in the IP rating, that means the device might resist dust and water to some extent but but is not rated for the digit marked X.
Below is a breakdown of what each number means:
First digit (solids):
- 0 – No protection
- 1 – Protected against solid foreign objects of 50 mm Ø and greater
- 2 – Protected against solid foreign objects of 12.5mm Ø and greater
- 3 – Protected against solid foreign objects of 2.5mm Ø and greater
- 4 – Protected against solid foreign objects of 1.0mm Ø and greater
- 5 – Dust-protected
- 6 – Dust-tight
Second digit (liquids):
- 0 – No protection
- 1 – Protected against vertically falling water drops
- 2 – Protected against vertically falling water drops when enclosure tilted up to 15°
- 3 – Protected against spraying water
- 4 – Protected against splashing water
- 5 – Protected against water jets
- 6 – Protected against powerful water jets
- 7 – Protected against the effects of temporary immersion in water
- 8 – Protected against the effects of continuous immersion in water
- 9 – Protected against high pressure and temperature water jets
This means that the IP68 rated Xiaomi 13/13 Pro will be both dust-tight and protected against the effects of continuous immersion in water.
The two flagships also pack powerful charging technology. The Pro offers impressive 120W charging (more than many laptops), bringing the 4,820mAh battery from zero to a 100 percent charge in just 19 minutes. Wireless charging happens at “just” 50 watts, or 36 minutes to a full charge. On the other hand, the Xiaomi 13 features 4,500 mAh battery and 67W wired charging (38 minutes to 100 percent) and 50W wireless charging (48 minutes to a full charge).