Are Xiaomi Redmi K20 and K20 Pro Waterproof device?

Xiaomi has recently launched its flagship smartphones- the Redmi K20 and K20 Pro. As per a teaser, Xiaomi particularly called the K20 Pro, “the world’s fastest phone.” It sports a blazing-fast octa-core Snapdragon 855 along with 8 GB RAM. If this wasn’t enough, then the K20 Pro also rivals the One Plus 7 Pro with an in-display fingerprint sensor. However, is it waterproof? Let us find out by the Xiaomi K20 Pro waterproof test.

Since the latest flagship models Redmi K20 & K20 Pro has a sliding camera, customers are wondering whether these devices are waterproof or not. Because of the high price tag, customers demand this device to be at least splashproof so that it can last longer. Well, today we will conduct a small Xiaomi Redmi K20 and K20 Pro waterproof test to find out the truth.

Are Xiaomi Redmi K20 and K20 Pro Waterproof device?

Are Xiaomi Redmi K20 and K20 Pro Waterproof device?

Waterproof smartphones are really necessary in the modern world since it is great to have a smartphone which doesn’t get water damage. A waterproof smartphone is a smartphone which can handle any accidental water splashes and an extended period of water immersion. A waterproof smartphone also comes with many features like underwater photography underwater video calls etc.

You will be slightly disappointed after knowing that the Redmi K20 and the K20 Pro are not IP67 certified and hence cannot stand immersion in water. Although, with a waterproof coating, these phones may sustain minor splashes; Dropping them in water can render these phones unusable. It is because for a smartphone to be waterproof, the water should not reach the internal circuitry at all. Therefore, in such phones, the speakers, the SIM tray, and all the ports need to be adequately sealed. However, we will still conduct Xiaomi Redmi K20 and K20 Pro waterproof test to see the waterproof capabilities of both the devices.

In our waterproof test, we will conduct simple tests to reveal whether the device can sustain itself underwater or not. After the test, we will be able to know whether the new Redmi K20 & K20 Pro are waterproof or not.

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warning

This test is purely based on individual/team observation. This test will only give an idea of whether a device is waterproof or not. So users are advised not to try this at home, as it might damage your device.

Xiaomi Redmi K20 waterproof test

In our waterproof test, we will dip the device under water for 30 seconds. After that, we will observe the device for any abnormalities such as screen flickering, camera fog, etc. But before that, have a look at the device specifications:

Device Name Redmi K20
Screen  6.39 inch 1080×2340 pixels
Processor 1.8GHz octa-core (6×1.8GHz + 2×2.2GHz)
RAM/ROM 6 GB | 64 GB
Battery 4000 mAh
Primary Camera 48-megapixel (f/1.75, 1.6-micron) + 8-megapixel (f/2.4, 1.12-micron) + 13-megapixel (f/2.4, 1.12-micron)
IP67/68 waterproof ratings not found

After conducting the test on Redmi K20, we can say that the device is not waterproof. However, it is a little bit resistant to water due to its oleophobic coating. However, the popout camera for the device doesn’t look promising. We advise users not to use this device for any water-related activities such as underwater photography, videography, etc.

Camera pop up mechanism failed
Screen working
Speaker Distorted sound

Xiaomi Redmi K20 Pro waterproof test

In our waterproof test, we will dip the device under water for 30 seconds. After that, we will observe the device for any abnormalities such as screen flickering, camera fog, etc. But before that, have a look at the device specifications:

Device Name Redmi K20 Pro
Screen  6.39 inch 1080×2340 pixels
Processor 2.8GHz (1×2.84GHz + 3×2.42GHz + 4×1.8GHz)
RAM/ROM 6 GB | 64 GB
Battery 4000 mAh
Primary Camera 48-megapixel (f/1.75, 1.6-micron) + 8-megapixel (f/2.4, 1.12-micron) + 13-megapixel (f/2.4, 1.12-micron)
IP67/68 waterproof ratings not found

After conducting the test on Redmi K20 pro, we can say that the device is not waterproof. the popout camera mechanism fails when immersed in water. Also, there are sound issues after the waterproof test. The device also cannot withstand water splashes as it will damage the camera. We advise users not to use this device for any water-related activities such as underwater photography, videography, etc.

Conclusion

After conducting the waterproof test on Redmi K20 and Redmi K20 Pro, we can say that both the devices are not waterproof at all. Besides waterproof, these devices are not splashproof and dustproof as well. Thus, we advise you not to take this phone into a pool; otherwise, you may have to buy a one.

Users are recommended:

  • Not to take underwater photos with the devices
  • Don’t make or receive calls in rain or while taking a shower
  • Not to take underwater selfies etc.

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