Xiaomi’s most resistant mobile phone is not an Ultra, it is a Redmi Note 13 for less than 300 euros in exchange

The Redmi Note 13 Pro+ is one of the most interesting Redmis in its history, as well as the most protected against the elements It was presented as IP68, but it turns out that it is now IP69 after new tests

 

One of the most important leaps that affordable mobile phones have taken in recent years, and those from Xiaomi in particular, is resistance against the elements. Cheap or mid-range cell phones usually have some security systems so that water or dust does not get inside, but the IP certification It was not as common in these terminals as in the high-end and premium range.

Let’s focus on Xiaomi. With the Redmi Note 12 We saw IP53 certification and with the Redmi Note 13 they surprised us with IP68, but now it has been discovered that The Redmi Note 13 Pro+ is better sealed than Xiaomi itself believed initially. And yes, guided by this certification, it is Xiaomi’s most “resistant” phone, although that term must be clarified.

The most resistant Redmi in history

First of all, Let’s review what IP certification is.. ‘IP’ is the standard and stands for ‘Ingress Protection’ or penetration protection. It is followed by two numbers: the first goes from X – nothing – to 6 and represents protection against dust and other particles. The second goes from X to 8 and represents protection against water.

There are mobile phones that are IPX8 like the Galaxy Z Fold5 or the Galaxy Z Flip5, which means they are water resistant, but not dust resistant. The opposite can also happen, something that happens in smart watches that are dust-resistant, but although they are waterproof, they do not have that ‘8’ in the certification.

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And something important is that A mobile phone can be resistant to water and dust, but not have IP certification. In fact, a few years ago, many Xiaomi were in this situation. The reason is that manufacturers can do internal tests to verify that they are resistant, but to achieve IP certification, you have to pay extra for other tests.

Therefore, to save costs, many mobile phones were resistant, but without certification. However, It is undeniable that having these figures gives extra peace of mind to users and more and more companies are signing up to carry out these tests.

However, The maximum that a mobile or watch can achieve is not IP68 certification, but IP69. And, to achieve this IPX9 certification, the mobile phone is subjected to high-pressure water tests and, in addition, high temperatures for 120 seconds. If the test is passed, the mobile is resistant to water, but also to high pressure and high temperature water.

Precisely, That is what the Redmi Note 13 Pro+ has recently achieved. It is the most advanced Redmi to date and, in addition to its features, it surprised by that IP68 certification. This is how it was presented, but as it has published Wu Hao -Redmi Product Manager-, in new tests, the necessary test to achieve this IP69 certification has been passed.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 Pro+ IP69

Chamber in which tests are carried out to pass the IP certification

Thus, the Redmi Note 13 Pro+ has a higher certification, even than that of the Xiaomi 13 Ultrathe company’s flagship mobile phone, and we will see if the Xiaomi 14 that will be presented this week They manage to reach it.

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Of course, it is the most resistant against water and dust, of course. Then other factors come into play such as falls, For example. And the thing is, there it has more to do with both the material and the protection used for the glass, but also for the body of the device and the sides.