Did Oppo Reno Z comes with a waterproof body?

Oppo Reno Z is the latest smartphone launched by Oppo with killer specs and features. The device comes with 6 GB RAM which is enough to handle any task you throw at it. However, there are many rumors going around about the waterproofing capabilities for the device. So today in this post, we are going to test whether the new Oppo Reno Z is waterproof or not. So stay tuned for Oppo Reno Z waterproof test.

Oppo Reno Z was launched this month with latest Android 9.0 Pie OS with Color OS on top. It is equipped with MediaTek MT6779 Helio P90 (12 nm) Octa-core (2×2.0 GHz Cortex-A75 & 6×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55) Processor. The device has a massive screen 6.4 inches that give a resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels, 24 bit. The pixel density is 403 PPI (pixels per inch). Despite all the premium features, customers are inquiring about the IP68 waterproof rating for the smartphone.

Did Oppo Reno Z comes with a waterproof body?

Did Oppo Reno Z come with a waterproof body?

Modern smartphone customers now require a waterproof smartphone to take underwater selfies and what not. Not to mention that a waterproof smartphone doesn’t get any damage from the accidental coffee spill, or you can even take it with you for swimming. At price range of Oppo Reno Z, many companies are offering waterproof smartphones, so it will be interesting to know if Oppo Reno Z also comes with the waterproof body or not.

Upon looking at the official website of Oppo, no waterproof certification details were found for Oppo Reno Z device. You will be disappointed to know this but Oppo Reno Z is not officially waterproof. However, to test this further, we are going to conduct an Oppo Rezo Z waterproof test on our own.


A waterproof device contains special IP ratings. An IP rating is an international standard which 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.

IP68 rating is the best that a smartphone can hold. However, it is important to note that this IP testing is done against fresh water. So you might end with slightly different results against salt water or other liquids such as soft drinks.

Here is a quick device specs list to confirm:

Device Name Oppo Reno Z
Screen  6.4 inch 2340 x 1080 Pixels, 24-bit color depth
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, 64-bit Processor
RAM/ROM 6 GB | 64 GB
Battery 3950 mAh
Primary Camera 48MP+12MP+5MP
IP67/68 waterproof ratings none

Oppo Reno Z  Waterproof Test

Despite all the killer features, it’s sad to see that Oppo Reno Z doesn’t come with a waterproof body. However, it might be splashproof and dustproof. So we are going to perform a quick Oppo Reno Z waterproof test to find out the truth.


This test is purely based on individual/team observation. This test 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.

Device part Waterproof Test Splashproof Test Dustproof Test
Camera Camera fail works no dust in lens
Screen flickers works works
Speaker works works no dust in speaker

Upon conducting the splashproof and dustproof test, we came to the conclusion that the device is certainly not waterproof. However, it can sustain a few coffee spills without a problem. However, we recommend users not to use this device in rain, shower or anywhere near pools or lakes. Also, keep special care of your device since its not officially waterproof.

What to do if your device is not waterproof?

Since your device is not waterproof, we advise you to take proper care of your device. You can follow these steps to do so:

  • Not to take underwater photos with the device
  • Don’t make or receive calls in rain or while taking a shower
  • Not to take underwater selfies etc.
  • Do not drink coffee, soft drink or alcohol when you’re using your device.

In case your device gets water damage, keep the device in a box full of rice for 1 hour and check with the nearest service center.

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