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Is Vivo V17 and V17 Pro Waterproof Devices?

Vivo has launched two new smartphones recently. Their latest Vivo V17 and V17 Pro are going to be the biggest hit in the market. The new Vivo devices are mid-range smartphones which are ideal for Indian markets. However, most new smartphones are now coming with a splashproof design. This is creating pressure for other companies such as Vivo to launch their smartphones with waterproof or splashproof design. Since these new devices from Vivo might have a splashproof design, we will conduct Vivo V17 and Vivo V17 Pro waterproof test today. After this test, we will know whether these smartphones can sustain themselves underwater or not.

Our modern smartphone consumers now need a waterproof smartphone. This is why most companies are providing splashproof designs even in budget devices. So most consumers have speculation about the new Vivo V17 and Vivo V17 Pro devices if they are actually waterproof or not. Today we will test out these devices for their splashproof and waterproof design. So in case you are interested to buy this device, then you would know if they are waterproof or not.

Is Vivo V17 and V17 Pro Waterproof Devices?

Is Vivo V17 and V17 Pro Waterproof Devices?

The waterproof technology is a must-have feature in any modern smartphone. Since it gives an extra layer of security and some new features to mobile, many smartphone manufacturers are now shipping their devices with official waterproof ratings. For any smartphone to be waterproof, it must possess a special IP waterproof rating.

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.

Because of the mid-range price tag of new Vivo V17 and Vivo V17 Pro, many customers think that they will come with proper waterproof certifications. However checking with the official website, no official IP67 or IP68 waterproofing ratings were found. This means that the new Vivo V17 and Vivo V17 Pro are not actually waterproof. However, they might be splashproof so we will continue with our Vivo V17 and Vivo V17 Pro waterproof test.

Vivo V17 Pro Device Specifications

It has a 6.44-inch full-HD+ AMOLED display 1080×2400 pixels resolution display. The device is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 SoC. Vivo V17 Pro has 8GB of RAM with 128 GB of storage which is a great configuration. It has a huge full-day battery of 4100 mAh capacity and supports fast charging and can full the battery in just 2 hours. As far as connectivity goes, it has Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS, dual-band A-GPS, 3G and 4G connectivity with 40 different LTE band support.

And the camera department, it boosts with a rear 48 MP primary camera sensor ideal for both day and night light photography. Additionally, it has an ultra-wide-angle camera and a telephoto lens which offers 2x optical zoom. There’s another dept camera for amazing portrait shots. For selfie enthusiasts, it has a 32 MP selfie camera along with an 8MP wide-angle camera for group selfie modes.

Vivo V17 Pro waterproof test

In our waterproof test, we will test the device for waterproofing measures. Since the device is not officially waterproof, there are less chances that it will survive this test. After the test, we can confirm whether the device is fully waterproof or not.

Device part Waterproof Test Splashproof Test
Camera  fail camera camera works
Screen flickers/ white screen issue screen works
Speaker muffle up sound no problem

After conducting the waterproof and splashproof test on the latest Vivo V17 Pro smartphone, we come to the conclusion that this device is not waterproof. However, it is splashproof to some extent.

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Vivo V17 Device Specifications

It has a 6.44-inch display with a resolution of 1080×2400 pixels. The device is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 SoC. Vivo V17 Pro has 8GB of RAM with 128 GB of storage which is a great configuration. It has a huge full-day battery of 4500 mAh capacity and supports fast charging and can full the battery in just 2 hours. As far as connectivity goes, it has Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS, dual-band A-GPS, 3G and 4G connectivity with 40 different LTE band support.

As far as the cameras are concerned, the Vivo V17 on the rear packs a 48-megapixel primary camera with an f/1.8 aperture; a second 8-megapixel camera with an f/2.2 aperture; a third 2-megapixel camera with an f/2.4 aperture and a fourth 2-megapixel camera with an f/2.4 aperture. For selfie lovers, it has a single camera setup with 32 MP f/2.45 aperture sensor. There is no wide-angle selfie support for this model.

Vivo V17 waterproof test

In our waterproof test, we will test the device for waterproofing measures. Since the device is not officially waterproof, there are less chances that it will survive this test. After the test, we can confirm whether the device is fully waterproof or not.

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Device part Waterproof Test Splashproof Test
Camera works camera works
Screen liquid screen damage screen works
Speaker muffle up sound no, issues

After conducting the waterproof and splashproof test on the latest Vivo V17, we come to the conclusion that this device is not waterproof. It got instant display damage which is not a sign of a waterproof smartphone. However, the device is splashproof to some extent.

Conclusion

After conducting a waterproof test on Vivo V17 and V30 Pro, we can say that these devices are not waterproof. However, both of these devices are splashproof to some extent and can withstand any accidental water spill. So users must pay caution while using these smartphones. We strongly advise users not to use these devices in rain or shower for calls or for listening to music. Such activities can cause water damage to your device.

warning

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.

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