A waterproof device is a new necessity of owning a smartphone in 2020. That is why it is essential to know whether the new Realme X7 and X7 Pro are waterproof smartphones or not. Realme has a good reputation for providing dustproof and splash resistance features in its previous smartphones. However, with the increasing demand, companies tend to remove or add features accordingly.
The new Realme X7 and X7 Pro come with a spectacular design format that puts other flagships to shame. However, is the new Realme X7 nad X7 Pro any good at handling day to day casual activities like attending calls in the shower or facing water splashes or juice spills? All these will be fine is Realme X7 and X7 Pro with IP68 waterproof ratings, which we will cover in our waterproof test.
Realme X7 Device Specifications
Released on September 08 in 2020 by Realme, X7 is an excellent budget smartphone with all new features. The dimension of the X7 body is 160.9 x 74.4 x 8.1 mm and weighs around 175g. Thus, it’s a perfect size for your pocket and correct weight so it won’t stress on your arms. If you are a dual SIM user, then you can use a Dual Nano SIM in X7. The smartphone is available in Blue, White, and Rainbow color variants. Even more, X7 includes all known Network Technologies, including 5G.
You are also known as Realme X7 5G. The size of the Display us 6.4 inches of AMOLED capacitive touchscreen. Thus, you can enjoy 16M colors on your screen along with 1080 x 2400 pixels of resolution. Also, the display is well protected by Corning Gorilla Glass. As for hardware, it uses a MediaTek Dimensity 800U 5G chipset, along with Octa-core 2.4 GHz CPU and a Mali-G57 GPU.
Thus, it makes the smartphone efficient for performing different tasks and running applications, also it runs on Android 10 and uses Realme UI. Unfortunately, there aren’t any card slot for external memory card, and depending on the price, you will get 128GB internal memory/6GB RAM and 128GB internal memory/ 8GB of RAM.
The rear camera is a set of quad cameras of 64MP+8MP+2MP+2MP, thus enables you to capture pictures with extreme details. Also, there is an LED flash, HDR, and panorama support for the rear camera. On the other hand, the front selfie camera is a single camera of 32MP, which is decent for a crisp selfie. Also, it punched on the phone’s screen.
For those who use wired headphones, unfortunately, X7 doesn’t have a 3.5mm headphone jack, but a loudspeaker is included. Fingerprint sensors are an essential feature of a smartphone now. On x7, the fingerprint sensor is located under the display. X7 also has other sensors like accelerometer, gyro, proximity, and compass. It supports fast charging of 65W for a 4300 Li-Po non-removal battery.
Realme X7 Waterproof Test
If you have read the specifications of X7, by now, you know that it is a decent smartphone with all those good features we want. However, is it worth it? Is it a waterproof device? Well, since there aren’t any IP ratings available for Realme X7, we can assume that it is not a waterproof device.
|Screen and display||display functional, touchscreen not working|
|Speaker & earpiece||Speaker malfunction, muffle up sound|
|Other I/O ports||no issues|
However, since the smartphone is protected via Corning Gorilla Glass v5, we can assume that the smartphone can protect itself from a small amount of water. It means X7 is splashproof and dustproof, and it may even survive underwater for 5 min, but it isn’t waterproof. Therefore, people haven’t tested the X7, because if they do, they clearly know beforehand that the smartphone will not survive.
Realme X7 Pro Device Specifications
Realme X7 Pro was released on 15 September 2020, and it is the advanced version of the X7 model. Therefore, you can easily guess that it is also equipped with 5G technology, and yes, you are right. The dimension of the X7 Pro is 160.8 x 75.1 x 8.5 mm and weighs 184g.
A little heavy than the X7 model, also it has a Dual Nano SIM support. The display type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, which size is 6.55 inches. With 16 M colors, you will also get the resolution o 1080 x 2400 pixels. Corning Gorilla Glass protects the display very well. Even more, it has a 20Hz of refresh rate.
X7 Pro runs on Mediatek Dimensity 1000+ chipset along with Octa-core (4×2.6 GHz Cortex-A77 & 4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55) CPU and a Mali-G77 MC9 GPU. You are thus making the x7 pro version a little more superior than the x7 model. Unfortunately, there is no external card slot, and depending on the price, you can get the memory of 128GB /6GB RAM, 128GB /8GB RAM, 256GB /8GB RAM.
The main rear camera supports quad cameras of 64MP+8MP+2MP+2MP with LED flash, panorama, and HDR support. The front camera is 32MP with HDR, there is no 3.5 mm headphone jack support, and other specs are the same as the X7 model. However, the battery is of 4500mAh Li-Po, of course, non-removal, and supports fast charging of 65W. The X7 Pro is available in Dark Blue, White, and Rainbow color variants.
Realme X7 Pro Waterproof Test
By the X7 Pro specifications, you might have noticed that the smartphone specs are only slightly superior to the X7 model. But is it waterproof? Well, no, the device isn’t waterproof because there aren’t any IP ratings available for Realme X7 Pro. Which means Realme hasn’t performed the IP evaluation water test. The most probable reason is that they didn’t indent to manufacture a waterproof device.
|Screen and display||display functional, touchscreen not working|
|Speaker & earpiece||works|
|Other I/O ports||problem with charging port, short circuit liquid damage|
If they had built a waterproof device, they would test it well, and the IP ratings will be available on the Webpage, but there isn’t. Due to corning Gorilla Glass, X7 Pro can be splashproof and dustproof, but not a waterproof device.
After conducting a waterproof test on Realme X7 and X7 Pro, we can assure the users that the device is not waterproof at all. Moreover, the device is not dustproof or Splashproof, for that matter. It is quite unexpected to see a good budget segment smartphone having no water protection at all.
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.
|Test name||Realme X7||Realme X7 Pro|
|Waterproof||Fail, not waterproof||Fail, not waterproof|
But if you’re planning to buy Realme X7 or X7 Pro, then keep in mind that any mere water droplet of accidental juice spill or heavy rain can damage your device beyond repair. So take proper care of your smartphone since it is not waterproof.