Nokia was one of the biggest mobile phone company until iPhones and Android smartphones took over the place. Now Nokia is slowly acquiring the lost throne by launching some great smartphones in the market. Nokia 7 plus is one such device and it is launched in May 2018. The device has a premium looking design and it holds the so-called Nokia simple and sleek design. However, customers are looking for a waterproof alternative to their current smartphones. So the question arises, whether Nokia 7 plus is waterproof smartphones? Well, we shall see in out Nokia 7 plus waterproof test.
Before we rush into our Nokia 7 plus Waterproof test, let’s discuss about some of its specifications. Nokia 7 plus comes with a 6-inch full display with a notch. And it is offering 1080 by 2160 pixels. It is powered by an octa-core processor coupled with 4GB of RAM which makes it a beast when it comes to CPU intensive tasks. Talking about the camera department, Nokia 7 plus is housing a 13MP primary camera and a 16MP selfie camera as well. It comes with Android Oreo 8.1 out of the box.
Nokia 7 plus Splash Proof Test
In Splash proof test, we will test the device to withstand an accidental water splash to see whether the device survives in such condition. Since there aren’t any official IP68 ratings for the device, so it might or might not pass the test. Let’s see what happens.
So when we subject Nokia 7 plus to artificial water splash, the device seems to work fine. However, the touchscreen seems to be unresponsive but no damage is registered at all.
Nokia 7 plus Rainwater test
In this test, we are going to suspend the device in artificial rain environment. This also mimics the showering conditions as well.
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After testing the Nokia 7 plus in artificial rain condition, we observed that the device does not show any signs of damage. However, the screen becomes unresponsive to touches. So users may not use this device in the shower.
|Can you use the device in rainy conditions||Yes|
|Can you use the device while taking a shower||Yes|
|Any damage due to rain or water droplets||No|
Nokia 7 plus Washing Test
In this test, we are going to wash Nokia 7 plus with running tap water for 1 minute and check whether it survives or not. This will help us verify that this device is waterproof or not.
|Water damage with hardware||No|
I/O Ports Water Test
In this test, we try to check whether the water will go inside Nokia 7 plus or not.
|Power & volume rocker buttons||Works|
|Any other I/O port damage||None|
|Earpiece & Mic||Works|
Nokia 7 plus 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.
|Dust in speakers||No|
|Dust inside the device||No|
Nokia 7 plus Immersion Test
When the device is immersed in water, water does not go inside the device. The device functions as it should be.
|Official IP ratings (waterproof ratings)||Not found|
|Water immersion test||Passed|