Is the ZTE Axon 9 Pro Waterproof Device?

The past years ZTE had already made a great impact on the market with its devices like the Axon M and Blade V9 phones. However, it was banned from using Google software in the year 2018, with the news that ZTE would stop manufacturing new phones. In 2019, ZTE made a huge comeback by introducing the ZTE Axon 9 Pro which is a high-end phone. Most people suspect that the latest ZTE Axon 9 is a waterproof device and will come with a waterproof body.

The ZTE Axon 9 Pro comes with the latest design and features. The device is slim and comes with a glass finished back. Hence, it makes you feel better to hold in hands. Moreover, ZTE is well known for manufacturing some great waterproof devices. This made users think if the Axon 9 Pro is a waterproof device or not. So, today we will run a water test with the Axon 9 Pro and answer all your queries.

Is the ZTE Axon 9 Pro Waterproof Device

Is the ZTE Axon 9 Pro Waterproof Device?

Different variety of waterproof devices are manufactured in the market today. The demand for these smartphones is increasing rapidly. These waterproof devices are basically used for underwater photo/video shoot, taking underwater selfies. And it also gives extra security in terms of physical behaviour. Above all, it gives a sophisticated touch to the device, making it look more attractive to users.

A waterproof smartphone can be convenient when you need to use your device in rainy weather, to talk, or to play games while in shower. You can also enjoy underwater photography or videography etc. Or if you’re crazy enough, you can video call your friends while going for scuba diving. The possibilities are endless, but only if the new ZTE Axon 9 Pro is properly waterproof and IP68 certified.

A special IP rating must be given for any smartphone to be waterproof. Most manufacturers are also providing official waterproof ratings to their devices. This rating set a particular level of sealing effectiveness of the device. You would be happy to know that the new ZTE Axon 9 Pro comes with IP68 waterproof rating. Which means the device is both water and dust resistant.

ZTE Axon 9 Pro Device Specification

The ZTE Axon 9 Pro has a premium built quality which comes with a 6.21-inch AMOLED display and glass finished back. Plus, it provides a resolution of 1080* 2248 pixels. There is only one variant available with 128GB internal and 6GB RAM and also provides a microSD card slot(uses shared sim slot). It is available in two different colours Black and Blue. This device runs on Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 and AndroidOne based on Android 8.1(Oreo). It also provides Adreno630 graphics. Thus, it allows you to do high-end mobile gaming. However, it doesn’t support a 3.5mm jack. The battery life is also good with 4000 mAh battery and also supports 4+ fast charging and Qi wireless charging.

Other features include rear-mounted fingerprint, accelerometer, gyro sensors, proximity sensors and many more. The smartphone comes with a 12MP primary camera and 20MP ultrawide sensors. You can also shoot 4k videos. However, the camera stabilization might quite disappoint you. You also get many features like Dual-LED dual-tone flash, HDR and Panorama. Plus, it does a good job in Low-light as well. It also provides a 20MP selfie camera so you won’t be having any issues if you are a selfie lover. Most importantly, the official website provides official IP ratings, thus declaring it as a waterproof device.

ZTE Axon 9 Pro Waterproof and Splashproof Test

Although ZTE already provides an IP68 certification, so we can say it is a waterproof device as declared officially. Still, we will run a water test comprising of waterproof, splashproof as well as dustproof tests. In the end, we will be declaring that whether the Axon 9 Pro is a waterproof device 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.

Display Working correctly
I/O Ports No issues found
Camera & Speaker Splashproof to some extent

So, we have conducted the water test on ZTE Axon 9 Pro successfully, and the device is still performing the same. There is no problem with the buttons, charging port, display, and any other hardware or software. So the positive result of this test tells us that the ZTE Axon 9 Pro smartphone is completely waterproof and it can perform well in any dusty or rainy situation.



Device ZTE Axon 9 Pro
Waterproof Yes, officially IP68 rated
Splashproof Yes, officially IP68 rated

After successfully conducting the test, we can say that this smartphone can withstand underwater for enough time. It works fine in any dusty and windy condition. It can as well as handle water splashes quite comfortably. Consequently, it can be considered a mediocre competitor in terms of overall performance.

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