Is Sony Xperia 1 II Waterproof Smartphone?

Sony is well known for its quality products in the electronics market. Sony launched many successful android devices in past years. The company has given a wide range of different electronics. Today we are going to talk about its android devices. We all are familiar with Sony Xperia mobile phones. Sony made a great effort while making it, and it came out with the best software as well as the hardware. It had everything a user can expect from a mobile phone.

Now, after Sony Xperia 1, Sony released its Sony Xperia 1 ii. It is Sony’s most expensive smartphone. The price of Sony Xperia 1 ii is around 54,999. As it is a flagship feature phone, Sony surely had used their best engineers to make it. Sony Xperia 1 was a waterproof smartphone, and it was the feature because of which it was best known. Now we are going to check if Sony Xperia 1 ii is the same in terms of waterproofing or not.

Is Sony Xperia 1 II Waterproof Smartphone

Is Sony Xperia 1 II Waterproof Smartphone?

If we want to check the waterproofing of a smartphone, the best and easy way is checking out its IP value. Different smartphone testing companies created an international standard value, and it is called an IP rating. Different IP rating numbers provide informant about different qualities. In this case, we need to check if the device has an IP68 rating or not. The IP68 rating means the device is waterproof and dustproof.

We checked the official website of Sony Xperia 1 ii for its IP rating. Most of the companies mention the IP rating on their site. When we checked the page of Sony Xperia 1 ii, we found that this device has an IP68 and IP65 rating, which clearly means the device is completely waterproof. However, the IP rating section of Sony Xperia 1 ii mentioned IP68 under the Water Resistant section.

Because of this, there is a confusion that if is it a completely waterproof device or just a water-resistant device?

The only way to check it is by performing a waterproof test on the device. We did the same. We performed a waterproof test on Sony Xperia 1 ii to clear all the confusion about its waterproofing. Before we tell you the results, let us have a look into the specifications of Sony Xperia 1 ii.

Sony Xperia 1 II Device Specifications

Firstly, we are going to see the display features. That secondly, we are going to see the hardware. Thirdly, we are going to see the camera features, and lastly, we are going to see the connectivity features.

The Sony Xperia 1 ii comes with an immense 6.50 inches touchscreen display. The display has a resolution of 1644×3840 pixels and an aspect ratio of 21:9 with 643 PPI. Not only that, but the display has Gorilla Glass protection on both sides.

This device is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor. It has 8 GB of ram and 256 GB of internal storage. Not only that, but the storage is expandable up to 1000 GB. However, the device does not have a dedicated MicroSD slot. This hardware configuration shows that the device has an incredible performance capacity.

The camera is always a plus point of Sony devices. This device has 12 Megapixel + 12 Megapixel + 12 Megapixel triple rear camera with rear flash. It also has a phase detection autofocus. The device has an 8 Megapixel front camera, but there is no front flash.

It is a dual SIM ( GSM + GSM) smartphone. Both the SIM has a nano-SIM slot. It is a dual 4G as well as a dual 5G smartphone means both the SIM has 4G+5G support.

Sony Xperia 1 ii has a 4000 mAh non-removable battery and a USB Type-C socket. It also supports wireless charging. The device runs on Android 10 OS.

It has various sensors like Face unlock, In-Display Fingerprint Sensor, Magnetometer, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor, Gyroscope. It has three different Colour variant, which is white, black, and purple.

Sony Xperia 1 II Waterproof Test


To check if the device is waterproof or not, we conducted a waterproof test on it. We took a bucket filled with clean water and kept the phone inside for 1 minute. We ran a full checkup on the device, and it was working fine. Now again, we did the test, but this time, we kept the device in for 2 minutes and then took it out.


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.

We checked the camera, speakers, mic, display, charging socket, and everything was working as fine as before. It clearly means the device is completely waterproof, and the user can use it as he wants around the water.


As per our result, the device is waterproof. When we checked the official site, the IP68 rating was mentioned under The water resistance section of the device. This was the main reason behind the test, as it was important to clear doubts of the users. According to us, it might be an error, and Sony will update it soon.

You can use the device freely around the water and underwater as well. You can use it for Underwater Photography and Videography. Not to forget, the device has an IP65 rating as well. To sum up, These features make Sony Xperia 1 ii a great smartphone.

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