Is Huawei nova 6 Waterproof device or not?

This year more and more 5G enabled devices are coming and Huawei isn’t lagging behind. Huawei has launched their new Huawei Nova 6 device this December 2019. It is a great flagship device launched at the end of 2019. Android enthusiasts are going crazy because it is one of the first 5G enabled smartphones from Huawei. However, customers want to know about waterproofing measures fo this device. So today e will conduct Huawei Nova 6 waterproof test, to check whether the new Huawei Nova 6 is waterproof or not.

Huawei Nova 6 is one of the first 5G smartphones from Huawei. Because of new 5G technology, many smartphone companies are launching their new 5G smartphones in the market. But with 5G technology, customers need waterproof protection other devices. So today, we will check whether the new Huawei Nova 6 comes with waterproof technology or not.

Is Huawei nova 6 Waterproof device or not?

Is Huawei Nova 6 Waterproof device or not?

Most people buy waterproof smartphones in order to use it underwater. A waterproof smartphone can withstand underwater for an extended period of time. And with a waterproof smartphone, users can enjoy features like underwater photography, take underwater selfies and much more. These features make waterproof smartphone very high demanding products in the modern smartphone market. These kinds of features make the device worth buying in the new 2020.

The waterproof technology is a must-have feature in any modern smartphone. Since it gives an extra layer of security and some new features to mobile, many smartphone manufacturers are now shipping their devices with official waterproof ratings. We checked with the official website of Huawei Nova 6, and could not find any official IP67 or IP68 waterproof ratings for the device. This means that the device is not officially waterproof. However, we will still continue without a waterproof test, to find out for sure.

Huawei Nova 6 Device Specifications

Huawei Nova 6 is a masterpiece smartphone by Huawei. It was launched on 5th December 2019. Huawei Nova 6 comes with a 6.57-inch massive display with a resolution of 1080 by 2400 pixels. The device is powered by 1.86 GHz octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 990 processor coupled with 8GB of RAM. The device comes with impressive specs and ready to handle any CPU or RAM intensive task. The Huawei Nova 6 5G runs Android 10 and is powered by a 4200mAh non-removable battery.

Talking about the camera department, Huawei Nova 6 has a 40 MP rear camera sensor with 8 MP f/2.4 and a third camera with 8 MP f/2.4 aperture for best image quality. For selfie lovers, it has got a dual-camera selfie setup with 32 MP primary sensor and 8 MP secondary sensor with wide f/2.2 aperture. However, we couldn’t find any official IP67 or IP68 waterproof ratings for the device.

Huawei Nova 6 Waterproof Test

In our waterproof test, we will test the device for waterproofing measures. After the test, we can confirm whether the device is fully waterproof or not.


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.

Device part Waterproof Test Splashproof Test
Camera  fail camera camera works
Screen flickers/ white screen issue screen works
Speaker muffle up sound no problem


As you can see from the above result that the device doesn’t perform so good when immersed in water. The device holds good for the first 20 seconds, but then little bubbles appear. This means that the device is not waterproof and water is going inside the device’s chassis. The speaker of the device also stops working. However, Huawei Nova 6 is moderately splashproof as it passes our splashproof test.

Since Huawei Nova 6 is not waterproof, we advise you to take proper care of your device. You can follow these steps to do so:

  • Not to take underwater photos with the device
  • Don’t make or receive calls in rain or while taking a shower
  • Not to take underwater selfies etc.
  • Do not drink coffee, soft drink or alcohol when you’re using your device.

In case your device gets water damage, keep the device in a box full of rice for 1 hour and check with the nearest service center.

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