Is Nokia 6.1 Plus Waterproof device?

Nokia used to be one o the biggest smartphone manufacturing companies of all time. However, with the rise of android and ios devices in the market, Nokia was losing the race. However, Nokia is trying to gain back all the love by launching powerful and feature-rich smartphones. Their latest device is Nokia 6.1 Plus which was launched in July 2018. Nokia .1 plus is a big brother to its original Nokia 6.1 device. As Nokia used to be a company which makes indestructible smartphones, customers want to know whether the new Nokia 6.1 Plus with surviving any water attack? Well, there are no official IP68 waterproof ratings to be sure. However, we will conduct a series of test which will confirm whether Nokia 6.1 Plus is waterproof or not. So without wasting any time, let’s start with Nokia 6.1 Plus waterproof test.

Is Nokia 6.1 Plus Waterproof device?

Before starting with our Nokia 6.1 Plus waterproof test, let’s get to know some of the specifications for the device. Nokia 6.1 Plus comes with a 5.8-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1080 by 2280 pixels. The device is powered by octa-core processor and is coupled with 4 GB of RAM. Nokia 6.1 Plus weights only 151 grams despite of its large screen size. The device got a full day battery life with 3060 mAh battery. Talking about the camera department, it has a 16-megapixel primary camera on the rear and a 16-megapixel front shooter for selfies.

Nokia 6.1 Plus waterproof test

In this test, we are going to check whether this device is waterproof or not. Since there are no official IP68 ratings so its hard to tell. However after out test results come out, you will be sure about it.

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The waterproof test comprises of different types of test which includes water. So we are going to take a couple of tests to figure out whether this device is waterproof 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 Nokia 6.1 Plus 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.

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After testing the Nokia 6.1 Plus in artificial rain condition, we observed that the device does not show any signs of damage. However, the screen becomes unresponsive to touches. This means that the users will not be able to use the device while it’s raining.


Washing Test

In this test, we are going to wash Nokia 6.1 Plus 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 Nokia 6.1 Plus 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 his device is dustproof.

Final results

Official IP ratings (waterproof ratings) Not found
Splashproof test Passed
Rainwater test Passed
Washing test Passed
Dustproof test Passed
After all the test, we come to a conclusion that the device is indeed waterproof and dustproof. However, the touchscreen of this is not up to the point. So users might find it hard to use the screen in rainy weather.


  1. Accidental my nokia 6.1 plus droped in water just for 5seconds max.i immediately took it out of water.the phone initially was not not getting switched on.but after 10hours the phn got switched on but now the touch sensor of the phone is not working.what to do?is it a permanent damage?

  2. Hi Rahul,
    Today Morning, my Nokia 6.1 Plus has dropped in to the Water for 20 to 30 seconds. After that I used till afternoon and it’s working fine. But, after 3PM, my phone touch screen becomes unresponsive and all other buttons working fine. Now the Battery discharged and phone became shutdown. Now, should I charged the phone or what to do ? Please tell me your advice, what should I do?

    1. It means that water droplets are inside your device. My advice would be to keep your device in rice overnight. if the problem still persists, then you can check a phone technician for repair.

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