Is Nokia 1.3, Nokia 5.3 or Nokia 8.3 5G Waterproof smartphones?

Nokia is back again with three different devices. Nokia 1.3, Nokia 5.3, and Nokia 8.3 5G are the latest offerings by Nokia. Where Nokia 1.3 is set for budget users, Nokia 5.3 for mid-range users and Nokia 8.3 5G for people who want no compromises. With recent rumors gong around the market regarding these smartphones, many believe that Nokia 5.3 and Nokia 8.3 5G will come with IP68 waterproof certification. With the reputation of Nokia as one of the toughest smartphone manufacturers, it is not shocking to see if these smartphones get waterproof protection. However, the budget smartphone Nokia 1.3 will be hard to waterproof because of its budget price range.

Today we will check all these three devices for their waterproof features. And check whether the new Nokia 5.1, Nokia 5.3, and Nokia 8.3 5G are actually waterproof smartphones or not. After conducting the waterproof test, we will have an estimated idea of whether all these new smartphones by Nokia can withstand themselves underwater or not.

Is Nokia 1.3, Nokia 5.3 or Nokia 8.3 5G Waterproof smartphones

Is Nokia 1.3, Nokia 5.3, or Nokia 8.3 5G Waterproof smartphones?

Necessities keep constantly changing with time. Since these days, most of our valuable data are stored in our smartphones, whether it be your official data, personal data, bank details, or anything. Imagine getting your phone damaged due to some minor faults! Well, that definitely bothers the most. Isn’t it? In such cases, having a waterproof smartphone can be so beneficial.  As these smartphones contain an extra layer of protection, you don’t have to worry about it being damaged from accidental water splashes, coffee spills, or anything similar. Therefore, it would be great to see such exclusive facilities in the new smartphones from Nokia.

Although making a completely waterproof smartphone is extremely hard for companies. Especially in a budget price segment. So it would be interesting to see if the new Nokia 1.3 comes with any sort of water-resistant. And about Nokia 5.3 and Nokia 8.3, both of these devices are great to use and comes in mid-range and pro-level segments. So they might be having proper waterproofing measures.

Nokia 1.3 Device Specifications


Nokia 1.3 is expected to be launched on May 8, 2020, in India. However, the phone has already launched in various countries. The phone has a Bezelless IPS LCD display having a screen size of 5.7 inches, capable of giving you  720 x 1520 pixels resolution. Nokia 1.3 has only 1GB of ram and 16Gb of internal storage, which is great for a low price reliable smartphone. Moreover, the phone also supports microSD and has dual-nano SIM slots in which both support 4G.

Though Nokia 1.3 is a low price phone so it doesn’t have a fingerprint sensor.   The rear camera is 8MP with LED flash support, and the front camera has 5MP, which clicks blurry pictures, but it works. Nokia 1.3 supports all the other common usual connectivity features like Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS, etc. that are necessary for daily usage nowadays. However, the phone has only 3000 mAh of battery, which can only last for a day with the usual usage. Nokia 1.3 runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 215 processor and Android v10 (Q) OS.

Is Nokia 1.3 is a waterproof smartphone?

Nokia 1.3 is not a waterproof device, nor is it water-resistant; we can say that because there aren’t any IP ratings nor any individual had done any tests, moreover, on the FAQ of Nokia’s official site it is clearly mentioned that the phone is not waterproof.

Nokia 5.3 Device Specifications

Nokia 5.3  features are optimized and better than Nokia 1.3 in comparison, but it is a little high on price. Definitely, it isn’t the low budget phone. The phone’s screen size is 6.5 inches with an IPS LCD display having a waterdrop notch. Nokia 5.3 screen is capable of 720 x 1600 pixels of resolution and also supports multi-touch. The phone runs on custom Android v10 (Q) OS and has a chipset of Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Octa-core powered processor with Adreno 610 graphics.

The phone has 3GB of RAM with 64GB of internal storage. However, it also has support for microSD card, which means you can increase your storage up to 512GB. Nokia 5.3 supports 4G dual nano SIM’s.

The rear camera has four cameras with a 13+5+2+2 MP camera. Surely you can take some good pictures with that. There is also a flash at the rear. And the front camera has 8MP for decent selfies. Sensors like fingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, and compass are all present on the phone. Connectivity services like WLAN, USB, Bluetooth ad headphone jack are all supported. It has a battery of 4000mAh  Non-removable Li-ion, which can last up to 2 days.

Is Nokia 5.3 is a waterproof smartphone?

Nokia 5.3 is not a waterproof device. There are neither any IP ratings mentioned anywhere, nor there is any evidence or test which proves Nokia 5.3 is waterproof. So itis safe to assume that Nokia 5.3 is neither waterproof nor water-resistant.

Nokia 8.3 Device Specifications

Compared to Nokia 1.3 and Nokia 5.3, Nokia 8.3 5G is the most powerful phone among them; it is not a low budget phone. It has all the necessary technologies equipped for daily usage. The phone is supposed to launch in the last of May of 2020 in India. Nokia 8.3 5G has a 6.81 inches of IPS LCD display capable of 1080 x 2400 pixels of resolution. Though the phone has a capacitive touchscreen, the phone supports multi-touch. Nokia 8.3 5G runs onAndroid v10 (Q) operating system and has Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G chipset, a processor having eight cores makes the phone a beast. It has Adreno 620 GPU.

The rear camera has multiple cameras of  64 MP + 12 MP + 2 MP + 2 MP with a flash, and the front has 24MP, which great to have high-quality selfies. It has 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage, which will satisfy your gaming performance plus your low storage issue. Even more, it supports microSD and also dual nano SIMs. As the model name suggests, the phone supports 5G. All the connectivity options like WLAN, USB, Bluetooth, headphone jack, and sensors like fingerprint, Proximity, accelerometer, and gyro are available. The fingerprint sensor is located at the side of the phone. The phone has a non-removal 4500 mAh li-ion battery, which is sure to last more than two days with minimal usage. It supports 18W fast charging.

Is Nokia 8.3 is a waterproof smartphone?

It is mentioned very clearly on the official site that Nokia 8.3 5G is not waterproof. For more, there aren’t any IP ratings or test results. So we can assume that it is neither waterproof nor water-resistant.



So, at last, after successfully digging up details for all the latest Nokia smartphone, it’s sad to see that they dont come with waterproof certifications. Also, they are not splashproof as well. So any minor water splash or a c=juice spill is enough to damage your open completely.


The waterproof test 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.

Device Name Official IP ratings
Nokia 1.3 None found
Nokia 5.3 No ratings
Nokia 8.3 No ratings

We request users to take proper care of their devices because these new Nokia smartphones are no means splashproof or waterproof.

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