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Did Honor launch Honor 9X and 9X Pro with Waterproof IP Rating?

When most smartphone companies are launching their latest 5G enabled smartphones. Huawei just launched their latest Honor 9X & Honor 9X Pro devices. Both these devices give tough competition to major mid-range smartphones. However, it does come with a pop-up camera mechanism. Because of that, many customers suspect that these new devices are not waterproof at all. These popup cameras also raise the problem with splashproof protection as well. So customers want to know whether the new Huawei Honor 9X and 9X Pro have waterproof ratings or not. Well, today we will find out in our Honor 9X & 9X waterproof test.

Because of modern customers and new requirements, most companies ship their smartphones with waterproof or splashproof protection. A waterproof smartphone can handle itself underwater without getting any water damage. Because of this feature, most people use it to take underwater photos or to listen music while it is raining outside. If you’re also interested in these sorts of activities then you might wonder if the new Honor 9X and 9X comes with a waterproof or splashproof rating or not. Well, don’t worry, as today we will conduct a complete waterproof test on Honor 9X & 9X Pro smartphones.

Did Honor launch Honor 9X and 9X Pro with Waterproof IP Rating?

Did Honor launch Honor 9X and 9X Pro with Waterproof IP Rating?

An IP rating is an international standard that is used to define levels of sealing effectiveness of modern smartphones. These IP ratings are presented in the form of IP followed by two numbers. The IP68 rating is the best that a smartphone can hold. However, it is important to note that this IP testing is done against freshwater. So you might end with slightly different results against saltwater or other liquids such as soft drinks. IP waterproof rating is important in modern smartphones and a must-have feature in most smartphones. Since it gives a sense of security to the customer that their smartphone will not lose any data because of water or any other liquid.

As we checked with the official sources from Huawei Honor 9X and 9X devices, no official waterproof IP68 ratings are there for these smartphones. This means that the new Honor 9X and 9X devices are not waterproof at all. However, they might have splashproof technology so we will test that out without Honor 9X and 9X Pro waterproof test.

Huawei Honor 9X Device Specifications

The device comes with an impressive 6.59 inch display with a resolution of 1080 by 2340 pixels. It has a PPI of 391 pixels with an aspect ratio of 19.5.9. Huawei Honor 9X is powered by an octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 710F processor and coupled with 4GB of RAM. The processor and RAM configuration makes it an ideal device for gaming and other high activity apps. The device has a massive all-day battery of 4000 mAh non-removable battery.

As per the cameras department, Honor 9X houses 48-megapixel primary camera with an f/1.8 aperture; a second 8-megapixel camera and a third 2-megapixel camera. For selfie lovers, it has a popup camera with a 16 MP f/2.2 camera sensor. Connectivity options on the Honor 9X include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, GPS, Bluetooth v5.00, USB OTG, USB Type-C, 3G, and 4G with active 4G on both SIM cards. However, there are no official IP67 or IP68 waterproof ratings for the device.

Huawei Honor 9X Waterproof & Splashproof Test

Since the new Honor 9X doesn’t have any official IP68 waterproof rating, it can not be considered as a waterproof device. However, it might be waterproof and splashproof as well. So in our test, we will test whether the device can hold itself under a splashproof and waterproof test.

After conducting the splashproof test, the device seems to work fine. However, camera mechanics gets slow and malfunctions as well. This indicates that the device is not splashproof and a slight water splash can damage your device. The same happens in a waterproof test as I/O ports including charging port and front earpiece stops working.

Huawei Honor 9X Pro Device Specifications

The device comes with an impressive 6.59 inch display with a resolution of 1080 by 2340 pixels. Huawei Honor 9X is powered by an octa-core Kirin 810 processor and coupled with 8GB of RAM. The processor and RAM configuration makes it an ideal device for gaming and other high activity apps. The device has a massive all-day battery of 4000 mAh non-removable battery. Connectivity options on the Honor 9X Pro include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth v5.00, USB Type-C, and Headphones.

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As per the cameras department, Honor 9X houses 48-megapixel primary camera with an f/1.8 aperture; a second 2-megapixel camera with an f/2.4 aperture and a third 8-megapixel camera for depth sensing. For selfie lovers, it has a popup camera with a 16 MP f/2.2 camera sensor. However, there are no official IP67 or IP68 waterproof ratings for the device.

Huawei Honor 9X Pro Waterproof & Splashproof Test

Since the new Honor 9X Pro doesn’t have any official IP68 waterproof rating, it can not be considered as a waterproof device. However, it might be waterproof and splashproof as well. So in our test, we will test whether the device can hold itself under a splashproof and waterproof test.

Since the outer body of Honor 9X Pro is essentially the same as 9X, so it has the same design flows which makes it non-waterproof. The device also can’t sustain itself in a raining environment making it vulnerable to water splashes or juice spills. The device is certainly not splashproof or waterproof by any means.

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Conclusion

After conducting a waterproof and splashproof test on both the device, we got the following results:

Device Name Huawei Honor 9X Huawei Honor 9X Pro
IP Ratings None None
Waterproof No No
Splashproof No No

warning

The above waterproof test’s 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 to try this test at home, as it might damage your device.

This shows that both the device are not splashproof or waterproof by any means. So customers must take special care for these devices while working new water or performing water activities like swimming, surfing, etc. These devices also cant handle any accidental water slash or juice spills as well.

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