Huawei has launched another device with promising specs and an amazing camera set for photo enthusiasts. Honor magic 2 was launched in October 2018. The device is expected to be mildly expensive with a price tag of 37,999 INR. However, customers are looking for device security measures. Huawei Honor series has always given good device security features but customers are demanding more. Despite the high price tag, the device is missing proper IP6 waterproof certification. So the question arises, whether this can survive underwater? Well, today we will find out in our Huawei Honor Magic 2 waterproof test.
Huawei Honor comes with a beautiful full screen of 6.39 inches with a resolution of 1080 by 2340 pixels. It is powered by 2.6 GHz octa-core processor coupled with 6GB of RAM. Talking about cameras, it has got a 16-megapixel (f/1.8) primary camera and a 24-megapixel (f/1.8) secondary camera on the rear. On the front, it packs a 16-megapixel (f/2.0) primary camera and a 2-megapixel (f/2.4) secondary camera.
Is Huawei Honor Magic 2 can survive underwater - Waterproof Test
However, the main attraction of this device is the slider mechanism which allows this device to be truly fullscreen. But that slider puts questions of waterproofing and security measures done by the company. Many customers are questioning about how this device will perform under water. To find out the answer, let's start with our Huawei Honor Magic 2 waterproof test.
Splash Proof Test
In Splash proof test, we will test the device to withstand an accidental water splash. This will tell us whether the device survives in such condition. When we subject Huawei Honor Magic 2 to artificial water splash, the device seems to work fine. There are no complications at all.
In this test, we are going to suspend the device in artificial rain environment. This also mimics the showering conditions as well. This test will tell us whether users can use this device in rainy conditions to make or receive calls.
After testing the Huawei Honor Magic 2 in artificial rain condition, we observed that the device does not respond to touches and camera lens has fog inside it. This suggests that the water has gone inside the device.
In this test, we are going to wash Huawei Honor Magic 2 with running tap water for 1 minute and check whether it survives or not. This will help us verify that this device is waterproof or not. After performing the washing test, the device stopped working (dead). The device is not responding to touches or hardware buttons (power/volume buttons).
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.
After the dustproof test, dust was found in the camera slider. This shows that Huawei Honor Magic is not dustproof at all.
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Conclusion - Is Huawei Honor Magic 2 waterproof device?
After performing all the test, the device has failed three tests. So this gives us a clear picture that this device is not dustproof nor waterproof at all.
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Since the device has failed most of the tests, we advise users strictly not to use this device under rain or water environments (pool, lake etc). This will damage the device because it is lacking a proper certitifed IP68 certification.