Vivo V9 Waterproof or not?

Vivo is a Chinese smartphone manufacturing company which started its business in India in 2015 by inaugurating first manufacturing unit in Greater Noida. Vivo launched their first two smartphones called Vivo V1 and Vivo V1 Max at the same time and now after 4 years of success in India, Vivo has launched their new Smartphone called Vivo V9. In this article, we will find if the Vivo V9 Waterproof or not. 

Vivo V9 Waterproof or not?

Before talking about Vivo V9 waterproofing or water resistance, let’s have a look at some important to know things

Vivo V9 Specifications

Network Type GSM/HSPA/LTE





Dimensions 154.8 X 75.1 X 7.9 mm
Weight 150g
Sim Dual Nano Sim



Type Capacitive Touchscreen (IPS LCD)
Size 6.3 Inches 85.2% Screen-to-body ratio
Resolution 1080 X 2280 (19:9 ~400 PPI)



OS Android 8.1 Oreo (Funtouch OS 4.0)
CPU Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 626 (Octa-core 2.2 GHz Cortex-A53 )
GPU Adreno 506



Micro SD card Up to 256GB (Dedicated Slot)
Internal 64GB



Primary 16MP + 5MP f/2.0 Dual Camera
Secondary 24MP f/2.0 Single Camera
Features Phase Detection Auto Focus, Dual LED Flash, Geo-Tagging, etc.




Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band wifi
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.2 A2DP, LE
GPS GPS with A-GPS, Glonass, BDS
USB Micro USB 2.0 (No type-C)
Extras Fingerprint Fingerprint Scanner(On Back), gyroscope, accelerometer, etc.
Battery Capacity Li-ion 3260 mAh (Non-Removable)
Color Available Color Gold, Black

What is a Waterproof smartphone?

A smartphone that has crossed waterproofing process which makes a smartphone surface or body to be unaffected by water in any condition is called a waterproof smartphone. The waterproofed smartphones do not get affected by water at all but most of the smartphones are water resistant not waterproof.

What is Water Resistant smartphone?

A Water-resistant smartphone is a smartphone which does not get affected by the water in some conditions but, not all conditions. Water resistant smartphone can protect themselves from water under some accidental conditions but they can get affected by water. So it is recommended to keep a water-resistant smartphone away from water. These smartphones are made to save themselves from water under some conditions but, not all conditions.

What are IP Ratings on Smartphones?

IP stands for Ingress Protection. IP is defined by the international standards of EN60529. These Standards are used to define the levels of sealing effectiveness of electrical enclosure against intrusion from foreign bodies such as water and dust. IP Ratings specifies the water and dust resistant capacity of a smartphone. We can know that how well our smartphone can survive water and dust.

IP Rating consists of letters IP followed by two digit numbers. For example – IP67.

Here in the example, first number 6 stands for solid and 7 stands for liquid.

Detailed Explanation:-

First Digit Description Second Digit Description
0 No Protection 0 No Protection
1 Protected against solid objects over 50mm 1 Protected against vertically falling drops of water
2 Protected against solid objects over 12mm 2 Protected against direct sprays up to 15° from vertical
3 Protected against solid objects over 2.5mm 3 Protected against direct sprays up to 60° from vertical
4 Protected against solid objects over 1mm 4 Protected against sprays from all directions. Limited ingress permitted.
5 Protected against dust. Limited Ingress 5 Protected against low-pressure jets of water from all directions. Limited ingress permitted.



Totally protected against dust



6 Protected against strong jets of water. Limited ingress permitted
7 Protected against the effects of immersion at a depth between 15cm and 1 meter. 30-minute test.
8 Protected against long periods of immersion. Depth specified by the manufacturer. (Normally more than 1 meter.)

Is Vivo V9 Waterproof smartphone or not?

Now if you have understood everything above then you are completely able to understand whether Vivo V9 is water resistant/waterproof or not?

Well, we unboxed Vivo V9 and we didn’t find any IP Rating mentioned on the box. They didn’t even advertise anything about its IP Rating so we can simply say that this smartphone isn’t a water-resistant or waterproof smartphone. Although we tested the device by dropping water on it and the smartphone survived. So we think that the smartphone can survive some drops of water but this doesn’t mean that the smartphone is water resistant. You will not get any warranty if your Vivo V9 is water damaged so we recommend you to keep your Vivo V9 away from water.


Vivo V9 isn’t a waterproof or water-resistant smartphone so keep it away from water if you want to get the warranty. Here is a quick guide to troubleshooting the water damaged Vivo smartphone.


  1. i have drop v9 into a bucket full of water with v9 swicth survive in water and the phone is still good.

    1. I just ame from visiting a waterfall and it was exposed to water for a long time, nothing happened.

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