Did Xiaomi launch Redmi 8 with a Waterproof rating?

Is the new budget-oriented smartphone Xiaomi Redmi 8 waterproof? Well, there are many rumors going around about the new waterdrop notch and waterproof capabilities of the new Redmi 8 smartphone by Xaiomi. So let’s check whether the new Xiaomi Redmi 8 comes with IP68 waterproof certification or not. Today, in this post we will carry an extensive Xiaomi Redmi waterproof test to find out whether the new Xaiomi Redmi 8 is waterproof or not.

Good news for Xiaomi fans as Xiaomi is releasing another smartphone of the Redmi series. The new Xiaomi Redmi 8 comes with a brand new Sony sensor with new advancements in-camera features. The new Redmi 8 is gonna be a trend in the budget smartphone market in India. Xiaomi is known for making affordable smartphones with nice build quality and performance. This is the same with the new Redmi 8 as it comes with octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 SoC and 4 GB of RAM. However, that’s not enough to convince a modern-day smartphone user to upgrade to Redmi 8. Many customers are wondering whether the new Redmi 8 is waterproof or not. Well, today we will find out in our Xiaomi Redmi 8 waterproof test.

Did Xiaomi launch Redmi 8 with a Waterproof rating?

What’s new with Xiaomi Redmi 8?

Xiaomi smartphones have a good reputation for coming with the latest specs and advance chipsets out of the box. According to the official specs list, the new Xaiomi Redmi 8 will come with an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 processor with 3GB of RAM. It will have a massive 19:9 ratio HD+ display of 720 by 1520 pixels. Xaiomi Redmi 8 will run on Android Pie with MIUI on top and come in four distinct color options, namely Ash, Blue, Green, and Red.

Talking about the camera department, Xaiomi Redmi 8 will have a dual-camera system at the back. The dual-camera system will be using the new Sony sensor with features like edge detection and skin tone mapping. Xiaomi has also touted that the Redmi 8 will come with the “most updated battery setup.” The phone also has a waterdrop-style display panel and comes with an “Aura Mirror Design” at the back.

Do You Need A Waterproof Smartphone?

The demands of modern customers are increasing day by day. Taking care of that, many Chinese smartphone companies are including splashproof and waterproof capabilities n their latest smartphones.

A waterproof smartphone can be really handy when you need o use your device in rainy weather, to talk or to play games while in shower. You can also enjoy underwater photography or videography etc. Or if you’re crazy enough, you can video call your friends while going for scuba diving. The possibilities are endless, but only if the new Xiaomi Redmi 8 is properly waterproof and IP68 certified.

Did Xiaomi launch Redmi 8 with a Waterproof rating?

For any phone to survive underwater, it must have any water repellent system. To be short, it must be either splashproof or waterproof. Every waterproof device comes with special IP ratings. These IP Codes (or International Protection Rating, sometimes also interpreted as Ingress Protection Rating*) consists of the letters IP followed by two digits and an optional letter. It mainly tells us whether the device is splashproof or waterproof. Every officially waterproof smartphone has IP ratings that prove its waterproof features.

According to the official website of Xiaomi, we can see that the new Redmi 8 is being advertised as splash resistant. Which means that the device does have some level of water protection. However, no official IP67 or IP68 ratings are mentioned. So we need to conduct our very own Xiaomi Redmi 8 waterproof test to find out for sure.

Xiaomi Redmi 8 Waterproof Test

Since we don’t have any official updates on the waterproofing capabilities of Xiaomi Redmi 8, we will be performing Xiaomi Redmi 8 waterproof test to find out the truth.


You are advised not to try to mimic this test at your home. We do not take responsibility for the authenticity of this test. 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.

Our waterproof test comprises of three tests. Namely splashproof, waterproof and dustproof. After the test, we will know whether the new Xiaomi Redmi 8 will hold good underwater or not.

Splashproof Test Dustproof Test Waterproof Test
Camera Works perfectly, no fog found No dust found in the camera lens Doesn’t works underwater
Screen Touchscreen works perfectly No issues Responsive underwater
Other I/O Ports working fine Dust in charging port works Volume buttons, not working

After conducting a waterproof test on the new Xiaomi Redmi 8, we can say that the device is splashproof to some extent. However its certainly not waterproof.  This means that there will not be any problem if you accidentally spill your orange juice over your device. However, customers need to take special care while rain, showers or any beach areas because Redmi 8 is not waterproof.

How to Care for Xiaomi Redmi 8

Since Xiaomi Redmi 8 is not a fully waterproof smartphone, you cannot use it underwater. Also, you need to take special care while you’re near water bodies. Down below are a few things you should take care of:

  1. Don’t make or receive calls while its raining or you’re in the shower.
  2. Use a waterproof pouch if you’re near a pond, swimming pool or a water park.
  3. Don’t try to wash your device with tap water
  4. Do not try to take underwater pictures or selfies with Xiaomi Redmi 8.
  5. If accidentally device comes in contact with water, dip the device in a jar full of rice for 1 hour


  1. This article is very helpful. I just regretting that I read this after I took selfie underwater

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