Did Vivo Launch The New Vivo V17 Neo With Waterproof IP Ratings?

A waterproof smartphone can withstand itself underwater for an extended period. It means that if you go swimming with your phone, it will work as usual underwater. There are many waterproof smartphones in the market, but most of them are very extensive. So customers are wondering whether the new Vivo V17 Neo will come with a waterproof IP rating or not. We would find out just that in our Vivo V17 Neo waterproof test.

Vivo has just launched the latest Vivo V17 Neo in Indian markets. The device is a mid-range smartphone with a price tag of 21,499 INR. This price tag brings many features, and it might be waterproof as well. For a long time, Vivo customers were demanding a completely waterproof Vivo smartphone. And the new Vivo V17 Neo might come with waterproof specifications. Today we will test Vivo V17 Neo for waterproof test and will find out whether it is waterproof or not.

Did Vivo Launch The New Vivo V17 Neo With Waterproof IP Ratings?

Did Vivo Launch The New Vivo V17 Neo With Waterproof IP Ratings?

To make any smartphone waterproof, it must go through very complicated engineering and a couple of tests. After that, the smartphone can possess some IP67 or IP68 waterproof ratings. This process is laborious and costly, and that is why most companies do not provide waterproof features. However, the new Vivo V17 Neo is an expensive device. So it might come with official waterproof support as the rumors say.

Most people buy waterproof smartphones to use it underwater. A waterproof smartphone can withstand underwater for an extended period. And with a waterproof smartphone, users can enjoy features like underwater photography, take underwater selfies, and much more. These features make waterproof smartphone very high demanding products in the modern smartphone market. These kinds of features make the device worth buying in the new 2020.

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After checking with the official sources, no waterproof IP68 ratings were found for the device. This means that the new Vivo V17 Neo is not actually waterproof. This is quite shocking as many companies are providing waterproof devices in budget range smartphones as well. Nevertheless, we will still conduct our Vivo V17 Neo waterproof test.

Vivo V17 Neo Device Specifications

Vivo V17 Neo is a mid-range smartphone with excellent specifications. It comes with a massive 6.38″ inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 1080 by 2340 pixels. The device comes with the latest Android 9.0 Pie out of the box. Vivo V17 Neo boasts an Octa-core (2 GHz, Dual-core, Cortex A75 + 2 GHz, Hexa Core, Cortex A55) processor and MediaTek Helio P65 Chipset. It comes with 6 GB RAM & 128 GB of internal storage. The device has a 4500 mAh battery which supports quick charging.

As ar as cameras are concerned, it has aa 32 MP Front Camera and on the rear, there’s a 16MP + 8MP + 2MP camera with features like Digital Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection, Touch to focus. Connectivity features in the smartphone include WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, Volte, NFC, and more. However, there is no info on waterproofing measures for the device.

Vivo V17 Neo Waterproof and Dustproof Test

In our waterproof test, we will test the device for waterproofing measures. After the test, we can confirm whether the device is fully waterproof and dustproof or not.


This test 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.

After conducting the waterproof test on Vivo V17 Neo, the device screen stopped working. There is major damage on I/O ports of the device including charging port and power buttons. This makes the device non-waterproof. However, the device seems to be operating normally when accidental water splashes splashed on it. Wich further adds to the splashproof technology of the device. Our Vivo V17 Neo waterproof and dustproof test shows us that the device is not waterproof, but splashproof and dustproof to some extent.


As you can see from the above result that the device doesn’t perform so good when immersed in water. This is a clear indication of not being waterproof. If the device were waterproof, it would pass our Vivo V17 Neo waterproof and dustproof test.

Device Name Vivo V17 Neo
Waterproof ratings None
Waterproof No
Splashproof Yes
Dustproof Yes

Also read: Is Vivo V17 and V17 Pro Waterproof Devices?

Since Vivo V17 Neo 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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