What is an IP rating?

IP stands for Ingress Protection. A rating that classifies the degree of protection from intrusion or Immersion.
The IP rating is normally followed by two digits. The first digit is the level of dust protection and the second digit denotes water protection.
The higher the scale the better protected. Dust levels go from 0-6 while water goes from 0-9. The higher up the scale the better protection offered, for example a phone with a IP67 rating is completely dust proof and can be submerged in water up to 1 meter depth for 30 minutes. Do you have the right phone for your needs?