Is Nokia 7.1 Waterproof and Splashproof test

Nokia has launched another Android smartphone in the market with the name Nokia 7.1. Nokia 7.1 was launched in October 2018 with great specs and an affordable price. Since Nokia is known for making everlasting phones, customers are wondering whether this new Nokia 7.1 will survive under water. Well, today we will find out in our Nokia 7.1 waterproof test.

Nokia 7.1 Waterproof and Splashproof test

Is Nokia 7.1 Waterproof and Splashproof test

According to the official website, Nokia 7.1 does not have any IP68 waterproof certification, which shows that the device is not splashproof or waterproof. However we will test it further in our Nokia 7.1 waterproof test. However before we do that, lets get to know some device specifications:

  • Massive 5.84 inch touchscreen with 1080 by 2280 pixels
  • Powered by 1.8 GHz octa-core processor and coupled with 3GB of RAM
  • powered by a 3060mAh full day battery
  • Internal storage of 32Gb and expandable up to 64GB with Memory card
  • 12-megapixel (f/1.8, 1.28-micron) primary camera and a 5-megapixel (f/2.4, 1.12-micron) secondary camera
  • 8-megapixel front shooter camera for selfies

There are a couple of tests we can perform to find whether Nokia 7.1 is waterproof or not. Today, we are going to perform Nokia 7.1 waterproof test. So stay tuned for the results.

Nokia 7.1 Splash Proof Test

When Nokia 7.1 is subjected to water droplets, it resists them due to its oleophobic coating over its body. This gives a little bit of protection from water and also helps to stay non-slippery at the same time. The screen does not flicker while in water,

Touchscreen Works perfectly
Camera No fog in the camera lens, camera works perfectly
I/O ports No water damage found
Speaker Little distortion which turns normal after 10-20 minutes (Normal)

Nokia 7.1 Rainwater test

In this test, we are going to suspend the device in artificial rain environment. Later one we will see if the device is ideal to use in rainy conditions or showering conditions.

After testing Nokia 7.1 in artificial rain condition, it is found that no severe damage is there in the device. The device works perfectly under rainy or showering conditions. However, the speaker volume goes down. However, the user can make or receive calls in such a situation.

Able to use in Rainy conditions Yes, but for a limited time (Speaker damage is expected)
Abel to use in Showering conditions Yes, but not recommended (Speaker damage is expected)
Possible damage due to rainy conditions Speaker malfunction, Fog in the camera lens

Nokia 7.1 Washing Test

In this test, we are going to wash the device with running tap water for 1 minute and check whether it survives.

When Nokia 7.1 is subjected to running tap water, the screen fluctuates, and no touch inputs are registered. This triggers ghost inputs. However, no severe damage is observed with the device.

Touchscreen Control Doesn’t respond to touch inputs
Water damage with hardware Not found
Speaker Non-functional (expected)
Camera No fog lens

I/O Ports Water Test

In this test, we try to check whether the water will go inside the device or not. Most smartphones come with a waterproof coating over their I/O ports. After I/O ports water test, it appears that Nokia 7.1 is doing good as well.

Earpiece & Mic Working
Speaker Little bit distortion in sound
Touchscreen Works
Charging Point Works
Power & volume rocker buttons Works
Any other I/O port damage None

Nokia 7.1 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.

After the dustproof test, no dust was found in the internal parts fo the device. This shows that indeed Nokia 7.1 is dustproof.

Conclusion: Is Nokia 7.1 waterproof device?

According to all our tests, the device has passed all the test without having an official IP68 certification. Users can use this device underwater or in rain. However, this will increase its chances of getting damage.

Official IP ratings (waterproof ratings) None found
Rainwater test Passed (minor speaker damage observed)
Water immersion test Passed (minor speaker damage observed)
I/O ports damage Speaker
Dustproof test Passed

We recommend users not to use this device much often in moisture/water environments like ponds, pools, lake etc.

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