Xiaomi launched their new gaming series Black Shark 4 and Black 4 Pro in China. These devices are powered Snapdragon 800 series chipsets, 144Hz AMOLED displays, and 4500mAh batteries. The Black Shark 4 lineup brings two fairly powerful gaming-centric smartphones where the top-end Black Shark 4 Pro features a dual-layered liquid cooling system
Since Black Shark 4 and 4 Pro is supposed to be a gaming device, many customers are suspecting a completely waterproof and dustproof profile in the new smartphone.
The modern world is all about fuss and being the first and the fastest. In this busy schedule and life, there are many instances where your device might face water damage. It may be during a code spill while you’re at work, or a juice spill when you’re at lunch. However, water damage is a real problem, and many companies provide waterproof or splashproof technology to prevent this. Xiaomi has not been very popular when it comes to giving splashproof and waterproof features in the devices. But the new Black Shark 4 or 4 Pro brings hope to many customers that it will be a waterproof and dustproof smartphone.
Is Black Shark 4 or 4 Pro Waterproof and Dustproof?
Xiaomi Black Shark 4 or 4 Pro is a great and fantastic smartphone in terms of hardware and specifications. However, with many competitors, providing a waterproof and dustproof smartphone in the same price range, makes the competition a little bit harder. I expect Xiaomi to provide some sort of protection against water and moisture, but there are no official details for that. So we will conduct our very own Xiaomi Black Shark 4 or 4 Pro waterproof and dustproof test, and will find out ow dies this device performs under extreme conditions.
Xiaomi Black Shark 4 or 4 Pro Waterproof and Dustproof Test
Black Shark 4 and 4 Pro are not waterproof because they didn’t have any IP rating. So, we decided to do a waterproof test for this device and did it three times before giving any statement. For that, we dipped the smartphone into the water. After that results, you can easily distinguish from the three records given below:
The waterproof test results are purely based on individual/team observation. These tests will only give an idea of whether a device is waterproof or not. We recommend users not try this test at home, as it might damage their device.
Case 1: Splashproof Test: This case shows us whether the device is suitable for holding any accidental water damages. These include any accidental water spill, damage due to moisture or excessive rains, etc. Since the device is not officially waterproof or splashproof, we subject the device to water spills. And as a result, the device seems to cope with us well without any damages. However, users should be concerned as Black Shark 4 or 4 Pro is not a splashproof device.
Case 2: Dustproof Test: This case shows us whether the device gets any sand or dust particles inside. Although the device is not officially IP68 rated, the device seems to be sealed from all corners. The only points where any dust particles can go inside are the charging port and speaker holes. After subjecting to the rigorous dusty environment, the device seems to be dustproof.
Case 3: Waterproof Test: In the waterproof test, we will find whether the device can hold while in the water. A fully waterproof smartphone gives the advantage of underwater photography, taking calls while you’re bathing, and much more. However, The device is not fully waterproof device. So such activities are out of the question as they will eventually damage your device.
According to the official data, Black Shark 4 or 4 Pro are no means a waterproof or dustproof device. On top of that, there is no information regarding the waterproofing of the device and no splashproof details as well. This shows us that the device is not fully waterproof, so the company was not able to advertise it as one of its features. However, we have seen the splashproof seal and coating over its I/0 ports, which assumes that the device is at least splash resistant to some extent. Our Xiaomi Black Shark 4 or 4 Pro waterproof and dustproof tests show us that the device survives any accidental water splashes. So users should take proper care of their devices, as it is not a waterproof and dustproof device.