Is Coolpad Cool 5 waterproof device in 2019?

Chinese smartphone manufacturer Coolpad has just launched its latest smartphone, the Coolpad 5 in India. Indian consumers have always been a fan of Coolpad since they give exceptional smartphones in such a low budget. This time, the new Coolpad 5 comes for just 7,999 and comes with all the mid rage smartphone features such as all screen body, a dual-camera system, etc. Given the price point of the phone, it might not be waterproof or dustproof for that matter. This is why many customers are confused about whether to buy the new Coolpad 5 or not. Recently many Chinese smartphone companies stated giving waterproof IP68 ratings on their smartphone. So this time, maybe Coolpad 5 is waterproof.

A waterproof smartphone is becoming a necessity for our modern consumers nowadays. Taking care of many, more and more smartphone companies are trying hard to give waterproof and splashproof security in there new smartphones.  Coolpad had never launched completely waterproof devices before in the Indian market. So maybe this time, Coolpad 5 might come with at least a splashproof body. We will test that in our Coolpad 5 waterproof test.

Is Coolpad Cool 5 waterproof device in 2019?

Is Coolpad Cool 5 waterproof device in 2019?

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 which prove that it has waterproof features.

You will be a little disappointed to know that the new Coolpad 5 is not waterproof. According to the official specs list, no official IP67 or IP68 ratings are there for the latest Coolpad 5. But don’t worry, as in our extensive Coolpad 5 waterproof test we will figure out the truth.

Coolpad Cool 5 Specifications

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 Coolpad 5 is actually waterproof. Here are some specifications of the latest Coolpad 5.

Device Name Coolpad 5
Screen  6.22 inches, 720 x 1520 pixels
Processor Mediatek Helio P22
RAM/ROM 4 GB / 64 GB
Battery 4000 mAh, Li-ion Battery
Primary Camera 13 MP + 2 MP with autofocus
Waterproof rating Not found!

Coolpad 5 Waterproof Test

Since we don’t have any official update on the waterproofing capabilities of Coolpad 5, we will be performing Coolpad 5 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 Coolpad 5 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 Speaker problem Dust in charging port works Volume buttons, not working

After conducting a waterproof test on the new Coolpad 5, we can say that the device is neither splashproof or waterproof. However, Coolpad 5 is dustproof to some extent. Since the device is not waterproof, we recommend users not to use this device during showers or in rainy weather.

How to Care for Coolpad 5

Since Coolpad 5 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 Coolpad 5.
  5. If accidentally device comes in contact with water, dip the device in a jar full of rice for 1 hour

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