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Vivo iQOO U1x or iQOO U3 Waterproof Phone in 2020?

Vivo holds a great reputation for making budget smartphone and some premium models as well. Recently many Vivo smartphones are now working with splashproof or water sealed body which essentially protects these devices from accidental water splash or other water damage. Now let’s see if the new Vivo iQOO U1x or iQOO U3 are Waterproof Phones or not. To do that, we will perform a waterproof test on both of these devices and see which one resists any water damage.

The demand of waterproof smartphones is increasing day by day as everything wants waterproof protect devices. Some companies also offer an official IP68 waterproof rating to some of their mid-range smartphones. Since the new Vivo iQOO U1x or iQOO U3 also falls in the budget range, it will be interesting to see if these devices had and sort of water protection.

Vivo iQOO U1x or iQOO U3 Waterproof Phone in 2020

Vivo iQOO U1x Device Specifications

Already launched on October 21, 2020, Vivo iQOO U1x has a screen size of 6.51 inches, capable of 720 x 1600 pixels resolution. It weighs around 192.3 g and build with a glass front, plastic back, and a plastic frame. However, there is no front glass protection. It runs Android 10, IQOO UI 1.0 in a Qualcomm SM6115 Snapdragon 662 chipset with an Octa-core (4×2.0 GHz Kryo 260 Gold & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 260 Silver) CPU and an Adreno 610 GPU.

However, there are no card slots for extra memory, but it supports Dual Nano SIM’s. Depending on the price, you can have Vivo iQOO U1x in three variants. Internal storage of 64GB 4GB RAM, 64GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 6GB RAM . Even more, at the back, it has a triple 13MP, 2MP, and 2MP Camera with LED flash.

At the front, it has a single 8MP camera. With 3.5mm headphone jack support, it also has the latest technologies such as Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, etc. The fingerprint sensor is located at the side of the smartphone rather than the back. It has a fast 18W charging battery of Li-Po 5000mAh.

Is Vivo 1QOO U1x Waterproof Phone?

Since there is no announcement by Vivo that the iQOO U1x is a waterproof smartphone, we can safely conclude that it isn’t a waterproof device. Even more, there is no IP rating available, and the build details suggest that the smartphone is hardly near to a waterproof device. It may resist a few splashes and drops of water, but surely it won’t survive.

Parts Vivo 1QOOU1x
Screen Started Flickering
I/O Ports Partially Working
Front Camera Damaged
Speakers Water Goes Inside
Microphones Not Working
Rear Camera Not Working
Volume and Power key Partially Working
Fingerprint Scanner Damaged

As we can observe from the results that the device is not officially waterproof and not splashproof. But the device holds good against any humidity or moisture, but definalty not waterproof.

Vivo iQOO U3 Device Specifications

About to be launch on December 18, 2020, Vivo iQOO U3 is equipped with 5G technology along with other network technologies. The screen is about 6.58 inches and capable of 1080 x2400 pixels of resolution.

What the smartphone is built with is still not confirmed. Hence we can say that it would probably be the glass front, plastic back, and frame. It has a MediaTek Dimensity 800U 5G  Chipset with an Octa-core (2×2.4 GHz Cortex-A76 & 6×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55) CPU and Mali-G57 MC3 GPU that runs Android 10 iQOO UI.

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It has no Card slots for external memory but supports  Dual Nano SIM cards. Also, it is available in three variants of internal storage and RAM, 128GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 8GB RAM. At the rear, it has a dual 48MP and 2MP camera with LED and flash.

At the front, it has a single 20MP camera. There is 3.5mm jack support too. Equipped with the latest GPS, Wi-Fi, and other essential technologies, the fingerprint sensor is located at the side. It has an 18W fast charging Li-Po battery of 5000 mAh.

Is Vivo 1QOO U3 Waterproof Phone?

The device hasn’t been launched yet, and the specifications aren’t that clear. Moreover, there is no IP rating available for Vivo iQOO U3. Therefore, we can conclude that it is not a waterproof device.

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Parts Vivo 1QOO U3
Screen Started Flickering
I/O Ports Partially Working
Front Camera Damaged
Speakers Water Goes Inside
Microphones Not Working
Rear Camera Not Working
Volume and Power key Partially Working
Fingerprint Scanner Damaged

If it was a waterproof device, we would probably know it because the waterproof device is a key feature, and it would have been mentioned by Vivo in iQOO U3 announcement. But as we can see from the results that this device is not waterproof at all.

Vivo iQOO U1x or iQOO U3 Waterproof Phone in 2020?

The waterproof & Dustproof 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.

This is quite difficult to say which device you’ll choose, cause as we know both the device doesn’t come with a water-resistant IP rating and are not officially waterproof as well. As a result shows, both of these devices hold some sort of splash protection but that is not mere enough. So users should stay away from water as these devices are not waterproof.

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