Did Oppo introduce Reno3 Youth with Waterproof and Dustproof ?

Oppo Reno 3 Youth is the latest variant by Oppo in the Oppo Reno lineup. The device comes with the latest features with performance enhancements. Since the device got a new design update, many customers are expecting splashproof and waterproof design this time. This is because rival smartphones from Realme are already providing waterproof body design in their budget devices. And this is putting pressure on companies like Oppo to provide waterproof body design as well.

Today we will be testing out the latest Oppo Reno 3 Youth edition for its waterproof capabilities. Given the price point, it is hardly possible for any company to provide a completely waterproof design. However, we will keep our doubts aside and let’s start with our Oppo Reno 3 Waterproof & Dustproof Test.

Did Oppo introduce Reno3 Youth with Waterproof and Dustproof ?

Is Oppo Reno 3 Youth Waterproof Device?

The speciality of any waterproof device is that it should have the ability to withstand underwater for quite an extended time period. And to have such ability, the device must possess a special IP waterproof rating. Well, IP stands for Ingress Protection, which ensures that your device works well even in extreme conditions. Today, a lot of people go for the waterproof device just because it adds up an extra layer of protection to smartphones. Moreover, people love shooting underwater photos and videos, taking underwater selfies, etc.

So, a waterproof device has just everything required to fulfil such desires. Above all, you need not have to worry about accidental water splash or dusty conditions if you have access to a waterproof device. Thus, these features add up to why there is an increase in demand for waterproof smartphones. We have checked with the official sources and you would be disappointed to know that the latest Oppo Reno 3 Youth is not an officially waterproof rated device. However, we will still continue with our Reno 3 Youth waterproof & dustproof test to find out the truth.

Oppo Reno 3 Youth device Specification

The Oppo Reno 3 officially announced back on 8th February 2020, comes with a great look. It is a mid-range phone which is expected to do great in the market. This device comes with a 6.4-inch AMOLED screen. The built-quality is great and looks quite impressive with a glass back and aluminum frame. It runs on Android 10.0 powered by Qualcomm SDM765 Snapdragon 765G. So, you can do some gaming as well without any hindrance. The Reno 3 comes with 8GB RAM 128GB internal and no card slot of course. It has got a Li-Po 4025mAH battery with a 30Watt fast charging support. It can charge up to 50% in just 20minutes which might be the best part about the device.

As we know that Oppo has always been there especially for its camera. So, coming to the camera section we got a Quad camera setup on the back. It consists of a 48 MP main camera, an 8MP ultrawide lens, a 2MP macro lens, and a 2MP depth sensor. Also, there is a 32MP front camera to capture some crystal clear selfies. The Reno 3 Youth is available in 3 different colour variant namely black, white and gold. Plus, you also get an under-display fingerprint sensor.

Oppo Reno 3 Youth Waterproof & Dustproof Test

Since there is no official IP waterproof rating for the Oppo Reno 3 Youth, it simply means it is not waterproof. However, we will still conduct a waterproof test which will comprise of all waterproof, splashproof, and dustproof tests. After the test, we will look at the result that if it is waterproof or not.


The below 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.

Display Working correctly
I/O Ports Earpiece distorted with water damage
Camera & Speaker Splashproof to some extent

Finally, after successfully conducting the water test on the Oppo Reno 3 Youth, we have come up with the result. Sadly, the Oppo Reno 3 Youth has failed the test which means it is not a waterproof device. After the test, the device malfunctioned. The I/O ports have stopped working including the power button, Volume rockers, Display, and charging port. However, the device performs well in our dustproof test. So it is safe to assume that the device can hold itself pretty well in dusty or windy conditions.


Device Oppo Reno 3 Youth
Waterproof No
Splashproof No
Dustproof Yes (to some extent)

So, after this water test on the Oppo Reno 3 Youth, it is quite clear that this device is not waterproof. As a result, we must make use of this device with proper care especially when near water bodies. The device is not designed for extreme conditions, but it can survive in dusty or windy conditions. It cannot handle accidental water splashes or tea/coffee spills that well and might even get damaged. Therefore, it is better if we keep this device with a little more care. Besides that, this device can be a great option if you are looking for mid-range phones with good features.

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