Like it happens with every new iPhone release, the iPhone SE has also been subjected to a waterproof test. Yes, Apple does not mention anywhere that the iPhone SE is a waterproof or a water-resistant phone, but that did not stop YouTuber Zach Straley from conducting a waterproof test.
For comparison, Zach also conducted the same test on the iPhone 5s and the iPhone 6s alongside the iPhone SE just to show how much waterproof Apple’s latest 4-inch iPhone is compared to its predecessor and Apple’s flagship 4.7-inch iPhone.
All the three phones were submerged in three different boxes filled with water and their timer was switched on to time the whole process.
The iPhone 5s was the first iPhone to actually exhibit water damage around the 5 mins mark, but the iPhone 6s and iPhone SE continued to work fine even after being submerged in water for more than 15 mins.
Interestingly, the iPhone 6s and iPhone SE continued to work fine even after being submerged in water for an hour. The speaker on the iPhone SE did sound a bit muffled, but that was likely due to some water being present inside it, which should eventually automatically drain.
Now, the video above does not prove in anyway that the iPhone SE or the iPhone 6s are waterproof or water-resistant, so don’t go about dunking your new 4-inch iPhone in water. It should, however, give you some peace of mind to know that next time you accidentally spill some liquid on your iPhone SE, the phone should emerge unscathed from the accident.