Find out if Xiaomi Redmi Y3 is a waterproof device

Xiaomi has launched it yet another smartphone this year with the tag of super selfie camera smartphone. The new Xiaomi Redmi Y3 comes with a 32 MP frnt camera which is making selfie fans crazy. Its one of a kind smartphone and selfie lovers are going crazy about it. However, before buying it, many customers are eager to know whether the new Xiaomi Redmi Y3 is waterproof or not. Since most Xiaomi smartphones don’t come with a waterproof IP rating, this might also not have one. Well, we will find out in our Xiaomi Redmi Y3 waterproof test.

Xiaomi is the favorite smartphone brand of millions of customers all around the globe. It’s because of the affordable smartphone range which comes with plenty of features. This time, Xiaomi has launched its Redmi Y3 device dedicated to selfie lovers. But with the increasing demand for underwater selfies etc. Many customers want to know whether Redmi Y3 has IP68 waterproof ratings or not.

Find out if Xiaomi Redmi Y3 is a waterproof device

Xiaomi Redmi Y3 is a waterproof device

Xiaomi Redmi Y3 is available in major Mi stores all around India and is priced at just 9,990 INR. For Indian customers, it is a steal since it comes with a 32 MP selfie camera. However, at this price range, it’s hard to get a waterproof smartphone.


A waterproof smartphone is a kind of smartphone which can resist any possible water damage. You might have seen some devices which immediately gets damage when they come in contact with water. This is not true at all for waterproof smartphones.

There are no details of IP68 waterproof ratings for the device on the official MI website. So we can assume that the device is not waterproof. However, we will conduct Xiaomi Redmi Y3 waterproof test to be sure. In the end, we will also share some tips to keep your device secure from accidental water damage.

Redmi Y3 Waterproof Test

In this waterproof test, we are going to put the device in water for 1 minute in a small water tank. After 1 minute, we will test the device for any abnormalities. This test will give us a rough idea whether the device is waterproof or not.

Camera Working, no damage
Screen Working, no damage
Speaker Distorted sound

Redmi Y3 Dustproof Test

In this 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. This will help us verify that this device is dustproof or not.

Dust in I/O ports None
Dust in Speaker None



This test is purely based on individual/team observation. This test will only give an idea whether a device is waterproof or not. So users are advised not to try this at home, as it might damage your device.

After performing a waterproof and dustproof test on Redmi Y3, we can clearly say that the device is not fully waterproof. It can withstand any accidental water splashed but its not fully waterproof. So we recommend users not to use this device under water for selfies, photographs, etc.

How to keep your device safe

If your device is not waterproof, then you should take proper care for the device. Since a single drop of water can permanently damage your device.

  1. Always keep a backup of your important data such as photos or videos. In case of water damage, it is hard to recover all user data.
  2. If your device accidentally got water damage, then put your device in a  jar full of rice for 12 hours.
  3. Avoid going to the pool, lakes, shower, etc. Also, avoid going into rain and storms with your smartphone.
  4. Buy a waterproof case for your device as it clearly helps to protect your device.

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