With the successful launch of Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1, the company is ready to launch the successor of this smartphone. Asus launched ZenFone Max Pro M2 in December 2018 this year. Because o the Christmas and shopping season, this device might bring huge sales to the company. However, customers want to know whether this device is waterproof or not. Since the previous generation of Zenfone didn’t come with a waterproof rating. The users will be disappointed because the latest Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 doesn’t come with any official waterproof ratings. However, we at Getdroidtips will conduct Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2 waterproof test to find out the truth.
Is Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 Waterproof device
Today smartphone needs to be waterproof and dustproof to remain fully secure from the outside environment. Some device which doesn’t have waterproof and dustproof measures, often tend to get damaged easily. So today we will perform Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 waterproof test to check its waterproof capabilities.
But before starting with our waterproof test, let’s get to know the device first. The device launch price is 12,999 INR which is pretty standard for a budget-oriented smartphone. Asus Zenfone Max pro M2 comes with a 6.26-inch touchscreen with a resolution of 1080 by 2280 pixels. The device is powered by latest 1.95 GHz octa-core processor. And is coupled with 4GB of RAM.
Talking about the camera department, Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2 packs a 12-megapixel (f/1.8, 1.25-micron) primary camera and a 5-megapixel secondary camera on the rear and a 13-megapixel front shooter for selfies.
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 Waterproof Test
There are a couple of tests we can perform to find whether Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 is waterproof or not. These include Splashproof test, water immersion test, rainwater test, and dustproof test. Today, we are going to perform Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 waterproof test. So stay tuned for the results.
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.
Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2 Splash Proof Test
In this test, we are going to put some water droplets on the device to find out how the device reacts to it. Since most of the devices have an oleophobic coating which saves them from any kind of water splash from fatal damage.
Result: The device indeed resists water droplets on the screen. However, the device does not operate because of water droplets. This is pretty common with non-waterproof devices.
Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2 Rainwater test
In this test, we are going to suspend the device in artificial rain environment. Later one we will see if the device is ideal to use in rainy conditions or showering conditions.
Result: There were no issues in the device during this test. We can assume that this device can be used for talking in the shower or rainy weather.
Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2 Immersion Test
In this test, we are going to immerse the device with a bucket full of water for 1 minute and will see whether it survives this or not.
Result: After immersing the device, small air bubbles began to come out of the device. This indicates that the device is not waterproof. After a few minutes, the device speaker was not working properly.
Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2 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.
Result: after the dustproof test, no dust particles were found inside the device body. This suggests that the device is indeed dustproof.
Conclusion: Is Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2 waterproof?
After performing all sort of waterproof test, we came to know that indeed Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2 is waterproof and splashproof to some extent. However, it is not having an official IP68 certificate so users are requested to take care of their device.
|Rainwater test||Passed (users can use this device in rain)|
|Immersion test||Failed (speaker damage)|
We recommend users not to use this device much often in moisture/water environments like ponds, pools, lake etc.