It is time to fess up — most of us have mistakenly poked the microphone gap on our gadgets whereas making an attempt to eject the SIM card tray in some unspecified time in the future. Does that spell doom for the cellphone’s waterproofing display screen or microphone field? Effectively, Zack from JerryRigEverything has executed the soiled give you the results you want, inserting a SIM device within the microphone holes of a few flagship gadgets from totally different OEMs simply to learn the way it truly impacts the machine.

The video begins with a Samsung Galaxy S22 Extremely vibration motor tear down, together with just a few *coughs* suggestive jokes hidden in plain sight. Nonetheless, proper round 2:30 is the place issues begin to get fascinating. Starting with the S22 Extremely with the microphone simply beside the SIM tray gap, poking it with the SIM ejector causes no injury. Apparently, Samsung has anticipated that you simply would possibly by chance do that and narrowed the microphone gap as you go deeper, which means you may’t even get to the tip. Even when you do power your means via by some miracle, the corporate has additionally positioned the waterproof display screen and gold microphone sq. to the facet of the outlet, to allow them to’t maintain any injury.


The identical is the case with a few different gadgets, together with the Pixel 6 Professional, Xiaomi Mi 11, and the OnePlus 10 Professional, which folded in half throughout a earlier sturdiness take a look at. Google and Xiaomi have taken an additional precaution by putting the microphone and SIM trays far aside from one another — the Pixel 6 Professional even has them on totally different sides. The iPhone 13 Professional Max is barely totally different from the remainder, putting the microphone to the facet however holding the waterproof mesh on the gap’s entrance. Whilst you may lose your water resistance when you poke it, the position makes that an unlikely destiny.

For essentially the most half, you don’t have anything to fret about in case you have any of those telephones — even on the S22 Extremely and OnePlus 10 Professional, the place unintentional pokes are possible. That stated, older gadgets and even the most effective finances Android telephones might not provide comparable security nets, so you continue to must tread with warning.

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