Is Infinix Hot 8 waterproof device?

Is the latest Infinix Hot 8 waterproof device? Can it hold good if submerged underwater? Can it handle accidental water or juice spills? Well, today we will find out in our Infinix Hot 8 waterproof test.

Infinix is a smartphone brand in India that is popular for launching budget-friendly smartphones in an affordable price range. Their latest Infinix Hot 8 is the latest offering from Infinix smartphones. Since many customers are requesting waterproofing features from Infinix, they might include a waterproof IP68 rating in the latest Infinix Hot 8 smartphone. So the question arises, is the new Infinix Hot 8 waterproof device? Well, today we will perform the Infinix Hot 8 waterproof test to find out about waterproofing features of the device.

Is Infinix Hot 8 waterproof device?

Is Infinix Hot 8 a waterproof device?

Infinix has never launched a fully waterproof device in the past. So it will be interesting if Infinix launches the new Infinix Hot 8 with a waterproof rating. Given the price point of the device, it is very hard to make it completely waterproof.

For any smartphone to be waterproof, it must possess a special IP waterproof rating. An IP rating is an international standard that is used to define levels of sealing effectiveness of modern smartphones. These IP ratings are presented in the form of IP followed by two numbers.

IP68 rating is the best that a smartphone can hold. However, it is important to note that this IP testing is done against freshwater. So you might end with slightly different results against saltwater or other liquids such as soft drinks.

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After checking the official website of Infinix, we cannot find any IP67 or IP68 waterproofing rating for the device. So at this point, it is not yet confirmed if the new Infinix Hot 8 is waterproof or not. We will continue with our Infinix Hot 8 waterproof test to confirm the same.

Infinix Hot 8 Device Specifications

Infinix Hot 8 is a budget-oriented device made for customers with a tight budget. The device was launched on 4th September 2019 and comes with an impressive specs list on paper. The device comes with a massive 6.52-inch display with a resolution of 720 by 1600 pixels. Infinix Hot 8 is powered 2 GHz octa-core MediaTek Helio P22 processor coupled with 4GB of RAM. The Infinix Hot 8 runs on latest Android Pie and comes with a massive 5000mAh battery.

Talking about the camera department, Infinix Hot 8 on the rear packs a 13-megapixel primary camera with an f/1,8 aperture and a second 2-megapixel camera. The rear camera setup has phase detection autofocus. For selfie lovers, it has an 8-megapixel camera on the front for selfies, with an f/2.0 aperture.

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Infinix Hot 8 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.

warning

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, Infinix Hot 8 is moderately splashproof as it passes our splashproof test.

Since Infinix Hot 8 is not waterproof, we advise you to take proper care of your device. You can follow these steps to do so:

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  • 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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