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Did Xiaomi launch the Black Shark 2 Pro with waterproof capability?

Xiaomi has recently launched a new device for gamers who want to play graphic intensive games on their smartphone. This year, the smartphone gaming market is booming up so rapidly that more and more companies are trying to make great gaming devices for users. The latest Xiaomi Black Shark Pro comes with killer specs and great build design. Being a flash shop device, it costs more than any average Xiaomi device. Because of the high price tag, customers are wondering whether the new Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Pro coms with official waterproof certification or not. Well, today we will find out in our Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Pro waterproof test.

The previous generation of Xiaomi Black Shark didn’t come with any waterproof or splashproof ratings. So this year, users have great expectations of this device as it might come with splashproof, dustproof and waterproof ratings in one single package. We will also conduct a quick waterproof test to find out whether the new Xaiomi Balck Shark 2 Pro is waterproof or not. So read the full article to find out more.

Did Xiaomi launch the Black Shark 2 Pro with waterproof capability?

Did Xiaomi launch the Black Shark 2 Pro with waterproof capability?

Last year Xaiomi launched a similar device which didn’t come with waterproof technology. This was a huge disappointment for customers given the price point of the device, So this year, there are high chances that Xiaomi might add waterproof technology to their new Black Shark 2 Pro device. With a proper waterproof device, you can play games near swimming pools, beaches, and whatnot. In addition to that, you can also enjoy features like placing phone calls in rain, taking underwater photographs, etc.

You will be little disappointed to know that this year also, Xiaomi hasn’t put an official waterproof technology in the latest Black Shark 2 Pro device. This is unfortunate. Since the device might be splashproof and dustproof, we will still conduct the Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Pro waterproof test to find out more.

Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Pro Waterproof Test

Since the official website doesn’t contain any reliable info about the device waterproofing capabilities, so we are going to conduct our own test. Get ready for the Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Pro waterproof test. But before that, have a look at device specifications:

Device Name Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Pro
Screen  6.39 inch, 1080 x 2340 pixels
Processor 1x 2.84 GHz Kryo 485, 3x 2.42 GHz Kryo 485, 4x 1.8 GHz Kryo 485
RAM/ROM 6 GB | 64 GB
Battery 4000 mAh
Primary Camera 48 MP (megapixels)
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warning

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.

Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Pro Splashproof Test

In this waterproof test, we are going to put the device in artificial rain condition. It will mimic the condition of an accidental water splash. This test will give us a rough idea of whether the new Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Pro is splashproof or not.

Camera works
Screen works
Speaker working fine

After conducting this test, we can say that this tab is surprisingly splashproof to come extent. So you don’t have to worry when you accidentally spill your coffee or juice over it while sitting in a meeting. However it’s not officially waterproof, so take proper care while sitting near water ponds, lakes, beaches and swimming pool.

Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Pro Dustproof Test

In our dustproof 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.

Camera works
Headphone jack works
I/O ports Little dust, but ports still work fine

As you can see from the test results above that the new Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Pro is fully dustproof. This is because it doesn’t have any moving mechanical parts like pop up camera etc.

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After conducting both the tests, we can see that the new Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Pro isn’t fully waterproof. However, it can sustain a little water damage as it is coated with oleophobic coating on the screen which prevents it from accidental water splashes. Additionally, the device is fully dustproof so you if you leaving near to a farm or sand dunes, this device will work find there,

Users are recommended:

Since the tablet is not fully waterproof, here are some precautions you should take to avoid any water damage:

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  • Not to take underwater photos with the devices
  • Don’t make or receive calls in rain or while taking a shower
  • Not to take underwater selfies etc.

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