ASUS is a Taiwanese company which is known for its computer hardware and electronic supplies. They also are trying their best to cover smartphone market as well. This company has made many smartphone devices which are powered by Intel and Qualcomm processors. They recently launched their new flagship device Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 in April 2018. Users are eager to know whether this device has waterproofing layer or not. So today, we are going to test it out.
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 WaterProof Test will uncover the truth whether the device is going to survive in water or not. There are no official IP68 ratings given to this device, but thanks to the oleophobic coating, this device is resistant to water droplets. Now lets deep down further with the Zenfone Max Pro waterproof test.
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 Splash Proof Test
When Zenfone Maz Pro M1 is subjected to water droplets, it resists them due to its oleophobic coating over its body. This gives a little bit of protection from water and also helps to stay non-slippery at the same time. The screen does not flicker while in water, but it also stops taking touch inputs while in contact with water. After cleaning with a microfiber cloth, everything works fine along with the touchscreen.
|Touchscreen||Works after cleaning with a microfiber cloth|
|Camera||No fog in camera lens, camera works perfectly|
|I/O ports||No water damage found|
|Speaker||Little distortion which turns normal after 10-20 minutes (Normal)|
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 Rainwater test
In this test, we are going to suspend the device in artificial rain environment. Later one we will see if the device is ideal to use in rainy conditions or showering conditions.
After testing Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 in artificial rain condition, it is found that no severe damage is there in the device. The device works perfectly under rainy or showering conditions. However, the speaker volume goes down.
|Able to use in Rainy conditions||Yes, but for a limited time (Speaker damage is expected)|
|Abel to use in Showering conditions||Yes, but not recommended (Speaker damage is expected)|
|Possible damage due to rainy conditions||Speaker malfunction, Fog in the camera lens|
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 Washing Test
In this test, we are going to wash the device with running tap water for 1 minute and check whether it survives.
When Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 is subjected to running tap water, the screen fluctuates, and no touch inputs are registered. This triggers ghost inputs. However, no severe damage is observed with the device.
|Touchscreen Control||Doesn’t respond to touch inputs|
|Water damage with hardware||Not found|
|Camera||No fog lens|
I/O Ports Water Test
In this test, we try to check whether the water will go inside the device or not. Most smartphones come with a waterproof coating over their I/O ports. After I/O ports water test, it appears that Zenfone Max Pro M1 is doing good except for the speaker department.
|Earpiece & Mic||Working|
|Power & volume rocker buttons||Works|
|Any other I/O port damage||None|
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 Water Immersion Test
When Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 is subjected to water immersion test, no water damage was found. No bubbles were coming out of smartphones body which means that device is indeed waterproof.
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 WaterProof test final outcome
|Official IP ratings (waterproof ratings)||None|
|Rainwater test||Passed (minor speaker damage observed)|
|Water immersion test||Passed (minor speaker damage observed)|
|I/O ports damage||Speaker|