iPhone 11 extreme water test
iPhone 11 extreme water test
14:51

iPhone 11 extreme water test

Tech Industry
[MUSIC] The iPhone keeps on getting more water resistant as each year goes by. And this year, Apple says that the new iPhone 11 and 11 Pro are even more water resistant than previous phones. Now, we've already tester last year's iPhone XR and XS here in beautiful Monterey Bay To see how deep we could actually take them. And in turns out they're actually a lot more water resistant than Apple gives them credit for. So with the new phones, we are gonna take things to the next level. And guess what? I'm on on a mother [UNKNOWN] boat. [NOISE] [MUSIC] [MUSIC] So I'm here with my friend Eric from Sofa ocean technologies, who helped us out last year with this really awesome tool called The Trident. Which is an underwater drone. Tell me what this drone can actually do. So this is a tool that's built to allow people to see parts of the world no one has seen before. It basically sends video up to the surface and you can drive it around just like an aerial drone, but it can go to 100 meters depth so you can see parts of the world that are totally undiscovered and we wanted to make it so anyone can do that. This is going to be incredible. Okay, so like enough talking about Stuff above surface. Let's go down and do our first dive. Let's do it. [LAUGH] [MUSIC] So for our first dive we are going to test the claim. So the iPhone 11 is 2 meters for 30 minutes, wheras the 11 Pro is 4 meters for 30 minutes. Now seeing as we've already tested last year's XR, which was the previous version of the 11, it actually survived a lot deeper than we thought it would. So, we're just gonna cut straight to the chase, go right down to four meters to get us started and see how they both survive? So before we start diving with the phones, I'm gonna do a quick voice recording on both of them. So then when they come out of the water I can play it back and see what the speaker sounds like Testing, testing 1, 2, 3 voice recording on the iPhone 11 Pro testing testing 1, 2, 3 voice recording on the iPhone 11. Hold on. [MUSIC] All right Let's start the timer. Here we go. All right. All right. Wish it luck. Good luck phones. You can do it. [MUSIC] Ten, nine, eight Seven, six, five, four, three, two, one. Okay. [LAUGH] Let's pull them out. All right. We made it to 30 minutes. [MUSIC] Seaweed there. Yep. Okay. All right. We're at the top. Here it comes. [MUSIC] And they both seem to still be running. Excellent. Okay. Now we here. [MUSIC] So first step let's test the 11 now this wasn't rated to go down as deep as we took it. I'm just testing the touch screen it looks like it's still fully functional, camera. Snap a photo on the rear camera. Snap a selfie. They look good, okay. Now let's listen to some audio and see how that sounds. Testing, testing, 1, 2, 3. Voice recording on the iPhone 11. Sounds okay, it's still audible. Does sound like there's a little bit of water in that speaker. And I think, with a little extra drying out, it should be fine. But everything's still working as expected. iPhone 11 Pro, it looks like the touch screen is still working fine, all right? Okay, camera time. [UNKNOWN] camera, all of the lenses seem to be working. The ultra-wide And with two x telephoto. Selfie camera. Looks fine. Okay let's check the voice. Testing testing one two three. Voice recording on the iPhone 11 pro. Definitely sounds louder than the iPhone 11 but there is a little bit more distortion. And it does sound like there's still some water in there. I think perhaps the 11 has had the speaker a little dampened from the underwater treatments, but overall it's sounding surprisingly good for being submerged. So they're okay after 4 meters or around 3�� meters. [MUSIC] [MUSIC] Let's go to the next level, which is gonna be around eight meters, right? Eight meters. That's pretty cool. And we're just about 10 meters, which would be two atmospheres. We've been doubling the amount of pressure. These phones are normally around. So that's pretty cool. All right, let's see what happens. [LAUGH] [UNKNOWN] [LAUGH] [MUSIC] Just past 30 minutes underwater at eight meters. And the both of the phones is still working. [MUSIC] All right, so I'm piloting it off the ground now and then we'll just pull it back to the tether and see how everything looks, All right. [MUSIC] Yeah, they both look good. Still going and we left it slightly longer than 30 minutes incredible. Okay. Fold them off and dry them off. [MUSIC] Both the phones are looking pretty good. 11 first. Touch screen is still working. All right let's open up the camera now, and see. Take a photo. That way. Selfie. Selfie camera is working, too. All right, let's do the audio test now. Testing, testing, 1, 2, 3, voice recording on the iPhone 11. Not bad. I mean not great sounding but it still works which is pretty crazy considering the depth. All right, let's take a listen to the 11 Pro. Check the screen, all seems to be working. It's responding to my touches, camera. Okay, wide, ultra wide, two X. Okay, selfie. Seems to be working fine. [BLANK_AUDIO] The images look fine. No evidence of fogging or anything like that. And finally, voice test. Microphones, all right. [NOISE] Testing, testing 1, 2, 3 sound recording on iPhone 11. Sounds a lot softer than the first dive although it doesn't sound as water logged as the speaker from the iPhone 11. So I think for this test, both of them have survived just fine. So that just means we have to go even deeper, I think at least 12 metres this time. [MUSIC] Hey, let's put them. Back going deeper than before, I just can't believe this still good. So let's start the time is on the phones and then dunk the tridents. Good luck phones. Good luck phones. All right, they're in the water. [MUSIC] [MUSIC] I can't believe they actually made it. Both of them! It's incredible. The only issue that we had was it looks like the screen was touched or changed from the tiny screen that we had running. So let's see when we pull it to the surface if it was actually an issue with the touch screen, or it was just a phantom press. Here we go. [MUSIC] There they are. All right, still going strong. Okay, iPhones. [MUSIC] Okay, so dried both of them off. Now let's take a look at the screen. Still working, it's responding to all of the touches. Take a look at the camera, the wide and the ultra wide. Taking the photo, okay, no evidence of flogging. Selfie. Front facing camera is okay, so let's take a listen to the speaker. Testing, testing one, two, three. [INAUDIBLE] [MUSIC] To me, it sounds the same as the previous dunk it still sounds acceptable. Again, let's try with the 11 pro [UNKNOWN] Touchscreen is working, okay. So when it did go off underwater and it changed the screen, it must have just been a phantom press. It wasn't an error with the touchscreen at all. So it's still working. Okay camera, two wide, ultra wide, two times front camera Okay, it all looks fine. I'm so surprised, okay, the voice and the speaker. Testing, testing, one, two, three. [INAUDIBLE] It sounds okay, again, I think there's some volume loss there, so what I'm gonna do I'm gonna take them both and dry them out completely. Come back and reassess. But Wow, this is beyond the scope of how deep most people would ever drop their phones. Plus it was in salt water. With an incredible amount of pressure underwater as well, not a scientific experiment, but still very impressive that both of these phones survived and they look like new, I don't understand it. I don't get it. [MUSIC] So it's been 72 hours since we dumped these phone in the drink. And since then I haven't touched the middle with the exception of rinsing them off with clean fresh water or tap water as Apple suggests. Drying them off with Island free towel and just letting them sit and to see all that water will be dried out. So let's turn them on and run through a couple tests and see how they do. So first off the iPhone 11 turns on okay, didn't notice as a tiny little bit of scratching on the screen, but the touchscreen itself still works seems to be responsive. Physical buttons are still working just fine. Up and down like so. Toggle. Yeah, that all seems to be working. The camera looks okay. Selfie camera No, I can't see any any floggings. Just a couple fingerprints there, I think. So I'm gonna test the microphone now. Testing iPhone 11 72 hours after being submerged. Testing iPhone 11 72 hours after being submerged. Definitely sounds a lot clearer than when we first tested it after being dumbed. Okay, let's see if it will take a charge now. [MUSIC] Okay plugged it in, it's charging. Seems to be working totally as normal. All right, let's test out the iPhone 11 Pro. Same thing, screen is fine, responding to touches. Volume rocker and physical buttons, they're all working fine. Camera, still all working, plus the selfie camera Can't see any fogging, a little bit of dirt here will come off easily. Let's test the microphone. Testing the iPhone 11 Pro, 72 hours after dunking. Testing the iPhone 11 Pro, 72 hours after dunking. Sounds pretty good. Definitely better than what it was when we first tested it after being dunked. Okay let's see if it charges. It's charging fine. Just like it would if it wasn't submerged. Looking good. Okay so one final test that I wanted to do with these phones was to see if it was any issue with the volume of the speaker. I'm gonna compare a track played on both of these phones to a track played from a fresh iPhone 11 and see if there's any difference in the sound level at all. And I have the Apple Watch Series 5 to give us a bit of a sound and decibel rating. All right, volume is at maximum. Let's go. [MUSIC] [MUSIC] Not the same, maybe one or two decibels louder. Okay, so those have been the phones that were dumped. Now let's listen on phones that haven't been compromised. Same track, let's listen iPhone 11 first. [MUSIC] Definitely a little bit louder and there's a bit more definition there in the song as well, so that was the 11. Let's listen to the 11 PRO however this is an 11 PRO MAX, so that might affect the result but let's take a listen anyway. [MUSIC] So again, slightly louder, but not by all that much. It definitely sounds a bit more defined on the phone that hasn't been dumped compared to the phones that were under Monterey Bay. But overall, pretty much everything is working as expected. Apple says that liquid damage is not covered under warranty. So don't try this at home. And of course, this isn't a scientific test. We were just having some fun to see how far we could take things, A big thank you to Captain Phil from underwater company and Eric Stucco from his sofa ocean technology. Thanks for watching and stay tuned for way more extreme foreign testing here on CNET. [MUSIC] [MUSIC] So we put these phones as deep as we could take them, but they didn't break. And maybe that's what you wanted to see. So if you have any ideas of how I can get more extreme in testing these phones, leave me a comment and I'll see what I can do. [MUSIC]

Up Next

Water-testing the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Z Flip 3
yt-z-fold-3-z-flip-3-3

Up Next

Water-testing the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Z Flip 3

Galaxy S21 and S21 Ultra: Not as tough as we'd hoped
drop-test-s21-ultra-v1

Galaxy S21 and S21 Ultra: Not as tough as we'd hoped

Did the iPhone 12 survive our extreme water test?
diving

Did the iPhone 12 survive our extreme water test?

Note 20 Ultra durability test: How much can this phone handle?
droptest-note20-ultra-5g-00-14-33-06-still002

Note 20 Ultra durability test: How much can this phone handle?

The Galaxy S20 failed our drop test
video

The Galaxy S20 failed our drop test

The Galaxy S20 Ultra shattered, but the camera survived
bp-galaxys20ultra-c

The Galaxy S20 Ultra shattered, but the camera survived

iPhone 11 extreme water test
watertest

iPhone 11 extreme water test

iPhone 11: How tough is the glass?
dropteststill

iPhone 11: How tough is the glass?

We dunk the OnePlus 7 Pro underwater
watertest

We dunk the OnePlus 7 Pro underwater

How tough is the glass on the iPhone XR?
thumb2

How tough is the glass on the iPhone XR?

Tech Shows

The Apple Core
apple-core.png

The Apple Core

Alphabet City
alphabet-city.png

Alphabet City

CNET Top 5
top-5.png

CNET Top 5

The Daily Charge
the-daily-charge.png

The Daily Charge

What the Future
what-the-future.png

What the Future

Tech Today
tech-today.png

Tech Today

Cooley On Cars
on-cars.png

Cooley On Cars

Carfection
carfection.png

Carfection

Latest News

The Galaxy S24 Ultra With Samsung DeX Replaced My Laptop
240613-site-samsung-dex-1

The Galaxy S24 Ultra With Samsung DeX Replaced My Laptop

The Great Apple AI Divide Is Coming
240613-yt-omt-apple-ai-divide-wwdc-v07

The Great Apple AI Divide Is Coming

All the Big News from Elon Musk at Tesla's 2024 Annual Shareholder Meeting
elon-1

All the Big News from Elon Musk at Tesla's 2024 Annual Shareholder Meeting

Our Fave EV Truck Gets Even Better: Testing the New Rivian R1T, R1S
240610-yt-rivian-off-road-experience-v04

Our Fave EV Truck Gets Even Better: Testing the New Rivian R1T, R1S

Home Security Cams Like My Nest Doorbell Are Getting Smarter With AI
must-use-subject-ring-doorbell-device

Home Security Cams Like My Nest Doorbell Are Getting Smarter With AI

Apple Watch: New Features Coming in WatchOS 11
cnet

Apple Watch: New Features Coming in WatchOS 11

Apple's MacOS Sequoia: The New Features You'll Want to Try
240610-yt-macos-ai-mac-vs-ai-pc-v06

Apple's MacOS Sequoia: The New Features You'll Want to Try

Apple Intelligence: What to Know About Apple's Gen AI
cnet

Apple Intelligence: What to Know About Apple's Gen AI

Apple Introduces Private Cloud Compute for AI Processing
ipados-00-09-14-29-still003

Apple Introduces Private Cloud Compute for AI Processing

Apple Reveals InSight for TVOS
screenshot-2024-06-10-at-12-20-29pm.png

Apple Reveals InSight for TVOS