Is LG V40 ThinQ really a Waterproof device?

LG was a very popular brand before the rise of budget smartphones from Mi and honor. However, the time is changing rapidly and LG is again gaining its customer trust. This October LG is announcing a new smartphone with a revolutionary 5 camera system. Smartphone enthusiast who like phone photography, this device is just for you. And, from the perspective of security, LG V40 ThinQ comes with waterproof IP68 ratings out of the box. So for customers who are wondering wether LG V40 ThinQ is waterproof or not, it certainly is. However today in this blog post, we will test it to the fullest. So let’s start our LG V40 ThinQ waterproof tets.

Is LG V40 ThinQ really a Waterproof device?

Before starting with our LG V40 ThinQ waterproof test, let’s get to know some features of this amazing smartphone. LG V40 ThinQ comes with an impressive 6.4-inch display with a resolution of 1440 by 3120 pixels. It runs on latest android oreo v8.1 and is powered by Octa-core processor. It comes with 6GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage which you can expand up to 2TB. If we talk about the battery, then it has a massive battery of 3300 mAh which will last you one full day. Talking about the camera department, it has 5 camera setup, 2 in front and 3 at the back. In front, you have two 8MP selfie shooter with wide angle support. At the back you will get three different camera as with 12-megapixel (f/1.5, 1.4-micron) + 16-megapixel (f/1.9, 1.0-micron) + 12-megapixel (f/2.4, 1.0-micron)

Is LG V40 ThinQ really a Waterproof device?

In this test, we are going to check whether this device is actually waterproof or not. In spite of the official IP68 waterproof ratings, some device still gets water damage when coming in contact with water. So after this test, we will be sure whether LG V40 ThinQ is waterproof or not.

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The waterproof and dustproof test comprises different types of test which includes water and dust particles. So we are going to take a couple of tests to figure out whether this device is waterproof and dustproof or not. So let’s start!

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 LG V40 ThinQ to artificial water splash, the device seems to work fine. there are no complications at all.

Rainwater test

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.

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After testing the LG V40 ThinQ in artificial rain condition, we observed that the device does not show any signs of damage. This means that the users will be able to use the device while it’s raining.

Washing Test

In this test, we are going to wash LG V40 ThinQ 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 seems to be working. There are no signs of water damage to any component of the device.

I/O Ports Water Test

In this test, we try to check whether the water will go inside LG V40 ThinQ or not.

Power & volume rocker buttons Works
Any other I/O port damage None
Charging Point Works
Touchscreen No damage
Earpiece & Mic Works
Speaker Working fine

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.

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After the dustproof test, no dust was found in the internal parts fo the device. This shows that indeed LG V40 ThinQ is dustproof.

Final results

After all the test, we come to a conclusion that LG V40 ThinQ is indeed waterproof and dustproof.

Official IP ratings (waterproof ratings) IP68 certified
Splashproof test Passed
Rainwater test Passed
Washing test Passed
Dustproof test Passed


    1. I have the v20 as well and just purchased a v40 thinQ. I haven’t used the G7, but I love my v40. Certainly not disappointed with it’s performance. It’s blazing fast and moves at the speed of thought. The v20 is still relatively a new and still a great phone, but there is a huge difference vs the v40. You wil not regret it.

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