The first 5G smartphone from Realme is here. The new Realme X50 5G is the new flagship device from Realme and it might come with official waterproof support. Customers are going crazy over it since it might be the first smartphone from realme to come with official IP67 or IP68 waterproof ratings. Today we will test that out in our Realme X50 5G waterproof test.
With the start of the new year 2020, Realme has gifted their fans their latest 5G enables device – Realme X50 5G. This new 5G smartphone is one of the first 5G smartphones in India. With 5G advancements going on in India, it is crucial for companies to launch 5G capable devices for consumers. The latest Realme X50 5G has plenty of features and a great design. But this is not enough to convince customers to buy it. Most customers demand a waterproof smartphone from Realme. Since Realme does provide waterproof body design in their budget devices such as Realme 5 and Realme 5i. Most customers demand the same for the new Realme X50 5G as well. So is the new Realme X50 5G waterproof device? Well, let’s find out!
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Is Realme X50 5G waterproof device?
To make any smartphone waterproof, it must go through very complicated engineering and a couple of tests. After that, the smartphone can possess some sort of IP67 or IP68 waterproof ratings. This process is hard and costly, and that is why most companies do not provide waterproof features. However, the new Realme X50 is a flagship device. So it might come with official waterproof support as the rumors say.
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.
The 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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We have checked with the official sources of the Realme X50 5G product page. Your would-be disappointed to know that Realme X50 doesn’t come with any IP67 or IP68 official waterproof ratings. Nor it comes with a splashproof body design as well. This is bad news for most of the customers since budget devices from realme do have a splashproof design.
Realme X50 5G Device Specifications
Realme X50 5G is a flagship device launched in January 2020. It comes with 5G connectivity and is the first smartphone by Realme to support 5G in India. The device has a massive 6.67-inch touchscreen with a resolution of 1080 by 2400 pixels. Realme X50 5G is powered by 2.4GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G processor coupled with 8GB of RAM. It is equipped with a massive 4200 mAh nonremovable battery which supports VOOC fast charging.
As far as cameras are concerned, It packs a 64-megapixel primary camera with an f/1.8 aperture; a second 8-megapixel camera with an f/2.3 aperture; a third 12-megapixel camera with an f/2.5 aperture and a fourth 2-megapixel camera with an f/2.4 aperture. For selfie lovers, Realme X50 5G is having a 16 MP primary sensor and secondary 8MP camera for portrait mode selfies. The device comes with the latest Android 10 out of the box. Besides these, there are no official IP67 or IP68 waterproof ratings for the device.
Realme X50 5G Waterproof and Splashproof Test
In our waterproof test, we will test the device for waterproofing measures. Since the device is not officially waterproof, we will test it if it holds good underwater. After the test, we would know if the new Realme X50 is waterproof and splashproof or not.
The above waterproof test’s results are purely based on individual/team observation. These tests 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.
After conducting the waterproof test, the device seems to operate normally in the splashproof test. This means that the device can handle accidental water spills or juice spills. However, when it comes to waterproofing, the device doesn’t hold good. It gets water damage on major I/O ports including the charging connector and speaker grill. The earpiece stops working after the waterproof test. So it’s safe to assume that the new Realme X50 5G is not actually a waterproof device.
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After conducting the Realme X50 5G waterproof test, we came to the conclusion that the device is neither waterproof not splashproof. The device does protect itself from accidental splashes. But a user cant uses it in the rain since the earpiece will get damage.
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