Is Sony Xperia 1 really a Waterproof device ?

Sony is back with its latest smartphone Sony Xperia 1 with beautiful looks and powerful specs. People want to know whether this device is waterproof or not. Today we will find out the truth in our Sony Xperia 1 waterproof test.

Sony has recently launched a new device – Sony Xperia 1 with a relatively long display. In the world of large displays, this seems quite comfortable to hold. This is the reason why customers are so pumped about this device. However, before buying this device, customers want to know whether this device will survive under water or not. Before buying the product, customers want to be sure whether this device is officially waterproof or not.

A waterproof smartphone is very important in today’s era as many people are engaging with shower calls, swimming selfies, and underwater photography. This new trend has increased the popularity of waterproof smartphones. So Sony has launched its latest device – Sony Xperia 1 with official IP68 water and dust resistant technology. However, today in this article, we will check whether you can take underwater photos or go swimming with this device in our Sony Xperia 1 waterproof test.

Is Sony Xperia 1 really a Waterproof device ?

Is Sony Xperia 1 has a Waterproof IP rating? Waterproof Test

Many smartphone buyers check the waterproof rating of a smartphone before buying the product. A waterproof device can’t get any liquid damage while swimming, in rain or in the shower. This is why the modern generation demands a waterproof smartphone. When it comes to certifications, then Sony Xperia 1 is IP68 certified waterproof. However, we will test this to its extreme in our Sony Xperia 1 waterproof test. But before that, have a look at device specifications.

Device Specifications:

Device Name Sony Xperia 1
Screen  6.50-inch touchscreen display | resolution 1644×3840 pixels
Processor octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
Battery Non-removable Li-Ion 3330 mAh battery
IP67/68 waterproof ratings IP 68 water & dust resistant

Sony Xperia 1 Waterproof test

There are a couple of tests we can perform to find whether how long Sony Xperia 1 will survive under water. Usually, a waterproof smartphone can hold up to 30 minutes while submerged into water. However, we will test this to its mark in our Sony Xperia 1 waterproof test.


This test is purely based on individual/team observation. This test will only give an idea whether a device is waterproof or not. So users are advised not to try this at home, as it might damage your device.

Sony Xperia 1 Quick Immersion Test

In this test, we are going to put the device in water for 30 seconds. After that, we will test whether the device has got any damage or not.

Display Working fine
Hardware No damage

After performing the quick immersion test we didn’t find any signs of damage on the device. Since the device is IP68 certified, it’s great that the device can withstand underwater for 30 seconds.

Sony Xperia 1 Shower test

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

Hardware damage None
Able to call? yes, the user can make calls

After testing Sony Xperia 1 in artificial rain condition, we came to know that there are no complications in the device. Also, the user can easily make or receive calls during a shower or rainy environments.

Sony Xperia 1 Water Immersion Test

In this test, we are going to immerse the device with a bucket full of water for 30 minutes and will see whether it survives this or not.

Water damage None
Touchscreen Absolutely fine

After water immersion test, we came to now that the device holds perfectly fine under such conditions. This means that you can also do underwater photography with this device.

Sony Xperia 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 Sony Xperia 1 is dustproof.

Conclusion: Can Sony Xperia 1 survive under water?

Sony Xperia 1 is an amazing device with waterproof and dustproof capabilities. So you don’t have to worry about getting your device damaged by water. You can use this device underwater to take beautiful shots or can talk with your loved ones while it’s raining.

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