Did Nokia launch the Nokia 7.1 Plus with Waterproof IP rate?

Nokia has been the trademark when it comes to a quality smartphone. However, since the downfall of windows smartphone, Nokia has successfully adapted to android requirements. This month Nokia has launched their latest smartphone with the name Nokia 7.1. The device comes at the price of 31,750 INR in India. However, the device doesn’t come with an official IP68 waterproof rating. So today we will try to check whether Nokia 7.1 Plus is waterproof or not. So let’s start with our Nokia 7.1 Plus waterproof test.

Did Nokia launch the Nokia 7.1 Plus with Waterproof IP rate?

Before we start with our Nokia 7.1 waterproof test, let’s get to know some of the specifications of the device. Nokia 7.1 comes with a massive 6.0-inch display with a resolution of 1080 by 2280 pixels. The device comes with stock android 8.1 oreo out of the box. Nokia 7.1 Plus is powered by Octa-core (2.2 GHz, Dual-core, Kryo 360 + 1.7 GHz, Hexa Core, Kryo 360) processor paired with 6 GB of RAM. Talking about the camera department, it has got a dual camera setup with 13mp dual sensors. For selfie overs, it has got 16MP front shooter camera. So now as we are done with the specification, let’s start with our Nokia 7.1 Plus waterproof test.

Did Nokia launch the Nokia 7.1 Plus with Waterproof IP rate?

According to the official site, there are no specifications for the waterproofing of this device. No IP68 ratings, no splashproof ratings. So in order to find out, we need to perform our Nokia 7.1 Plus waterproof test.

Nokia 7.1 Plus Splash Proof Test

In Splash proof test, we will test the device to withstand an accidental water splash. This will tell us whether the device survives in such condition. So when we subject Nokia 7.1 Plus to artificial water splash, the device seems to work fine.

Touchscreen Working
Camera No damage
Splashproof Yes

Nokia 7.1 Plus Rainwater test

In this test, we are going to suspend the device in artificial rain environment. This also mimics the showering conditions as well.


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After testing the Nokia 7.1 Plus in artificial rain condition, we observed that the device does not show any signs of damage.

Can you use the device in rainy conditions Yes
Can you use the device while taking a shower Yes
Any damage due to rain or water droplets No

Nokia 7.1 Plus Washing Test

In this test, we are going to wash Nokia 7.1 Plus with running tap water for 1 minute and check whether it survives or not. This will help us verify that this device is waterproof or not.

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Camera Works perfectly
Speaker No
Water damage with hardware No

I/O Ports Water Test

In this test, we try to check whether the water will go inside Nokia 7.1 Plus or not.

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Power & volume rocker buttons Works
Any other I/O port damage None
Charging Point Works
Touchscreen No damage
Earpiece & Mic Works
Speaker Working fine

Nokia 7.1 Plus Dustproof Test

In this test, we will keep the device in a sandy environment with lots of grain and sand particles with a running fan around it. This situation mimics dust storms and will check how the device holds in such conditions.

Dust in speakers No
Dust inside the device No
Dustproof yes

Final Results

After performing multiple tests which include exposure to water and dust, we came to a conclusion that Nokia 7.1 Plus is a waterproof device. However there no official IP68 ratings for the device, but according to our test, it still holds good in underwater situations.

Official IP ratings (waterproof ratings) Not found
Splashproof test Passed
Rainwater test Passed
Washing test Passed
I/O ports test Passed
Dustproof test passed


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