vivo S1 Waterproof and Dustproof device? Let’s Find out

Vivo S1 smartphone is the latest offering from Vivo smartphone company. It is a  fantastic device which comes with a 6.38-inch touchscreen and a waterdrop notch. The device falls in a mid-range segment and costs around 20,000 INR. So customers are very special about the waterproofing features of this device. So today we are going to conduct a Vivo S1 waterproof test to find out whether Vivo S1 can sustain itself underwater or not.

Vivo S1 is one among many smartphones which comes with a waterproof notch and promising features. However, Vivo smartphones hold a very good reputation in India when it comes to the local market. Since the price segment of this device falls under the mid-range smartphone, it is very possible that this device might be waterproof and splashproof. So we will test that further in our Vivo S1 waterproof and splashproof test. So read the full article and stay tuned for the results.

vivo S1 Waterproof and Dustproof device? Let's Find out

Did Vivo S1 come with waterproof IP rating?

Vivo has launched many smartphone earlier which comes with an official IP 68 waterproof rating. However, this is something new here since we haven’t seen a waterproof smartphone which falls under the price segment of 20,000 INR.


A waterproof device contains special IP ratings. An IP rating is an international standard which is used to define levels of sealing effectiveness of modern smartphones. These IP ratings are presented in the form of IP followed by two numbers. IP68 rating is the best that a smartphone can hold. However, it is important to note that this IP testing is done against fresh water. So you might end with slightly different results against salt water or other liquids such as soft drinks.

You will be a little disappointed to know that the new Vivo S1 is not officially waterproof. Since there are no IP ratings for this device on their official website. So according to that, this device is not waterproof. However it still might hold against any accidental water damage, so we will continue with our Vivo S1 waterproof test.

Vivo S1 Waterproof Test

Since the official website doesn’t contain any reliable info about the device waterproofing capabilities, so we are going to conduct our own test. Get ready for the Vivo S1 waterproof test. But before that, have a look at device specifications:

Device Name Vivo S1
Screen  6.53 inch, 1080 x 2340 pixels
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 710
RAM/ROM 4 GB | 128 GB
Battery 3920 mAh, Li-Polymer
Primary Camera 12.19 MP (megapixels)
IP Ratings not found

In this waterproof test, we will test the device for any accidental water splashes and how the device holds against it. We will also test whether the device can hold against any water submersion time as well. So stay tuned for the results.


This test is purely based on individual/team observation. This test 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.


After conducting the Vivo S1 waterproof test, we have come to the following results:

Device part Waterproof Test
Camera doesn’t work
Screen screen damage
Speaker works

You can clearly see from the results that the device is not waterproof at all. he camera immediately stopped working and the screen is damaged as well. We can see white spots on the screen which indicates that water is inside the device after the waterproof test.

Since Vivo S1 is not waterproof, it might be splashproof. So we conducted a Splashproof and dustproof test to find out the truth. These are the results from Splashproof and dustproof tests:

Device part Splashproof Test Dustproof Test
Camera camera works works
Screen works works
Speaker works no dust in speaker

After conducting the Splashproof and dustproof test, we can come to the conclusion that Vivo S1 is splashproof to some extent. You can rest relief if you accidentally splash some water or coffee over it. But you need to take proper care of your device since it’s not officially IP68 rated.

Also, the device is fully dustproof. Since the device is not fully waterproof, you may not enjoy features like underwater photography, making phonecalls in rain, etc. But that’s not a dealbreaker for this price. We recommend users to take special care of this phone in case you plan to buy one.

What to do if your device is not waterproof?

Since your device is not waterproof, we advise you to take proper care of your device. You can follow these steps to do so:

  • Not to take underwater photos with the device
  • Don’t make or receive calls in rain or while taking a shower
  • Not to take underwater selfies etc.
  • Do not drink coffee, soft drink or alcohol when you’re using your device.

In case your device gets water damage, keep the device in a box full of rice for 1 hour and check with the nearest service center.

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