Is Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra Waterproof and Dustproof protected device?

Xiaomi first announced about Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra on August 11, 2020, and it is available from August 16, 2020. The smartphone comes with four variants. Depending on the price of the storage and RAM, the price is more. However, other components, like CPU and GPU, remains the same.

Mi 10 Ultra comes in three different colors, Obsidian Black, Mercury Silver, and Transparent Edition. The price would be around $999.00.

There are a few things that you won’t like about Mi 10 Ultra, and it doesn’t have a  3.5 mm jack. However, in other aspects, the specs are great that it can compete with Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra.

In this article, we will discuss whether Xiaomi MI 10 Ultra is a Waterproof and Dustproof phone or not. But first, we need to know about the smartphone. Therefore we will be mentioning a few of its key features below.

Is Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra Waterproof and Dustproof protected device

Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra Device Specifications

Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra comes with the latest 5G technology along with other GSM technologies embedded. The dimension of the smartphone is about 162.4 x 75.1 x 9.5 mm, and it weighs around 221.8 g. Build with Glass front (Gorilla Glass 5), glass back (Gorilla Glass 6), aluminum frame, and supports dual Nano-SIM cards.

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It has an OLED touchscreen that supports 1080x2340pixels and 1B colors.  Protected via Gorilla Glass, the display has 120Hz of refresh rate and 800 nits type brightness. The size of the screen is 6.67 inches, and the device runs on Android 10, MIUI 12.

Moreover, along with the Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865  chipset, the smartphone uses an Octa-core (1×2.84 GHz Kryo 585 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4×1.80 GHz Kryo 585) CPU with an Adreno 650 GPU. However, there is no extra card slot for the SD card. Depending on the price the storage and RAM comes in four variants, 128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 12GB RAM, 512GB 16GB RAM.

The rear camera has a quad-cameras, which are 48MP + 48MP + 12 MP + 20MP with Dual-LED flash, HDR, and panorama support. However, the main camera has only one camera of 20MP with HDR support. The common feature like WLAN, Bluetooth, GPS, NFC, Infrared port, and a USB are included.

The fingerprint sensor is located under the optical display, and other sensors like accelerometer, gyro, compass, etc are also embedded in the phone. Mi 10 Ultra has a Li-ion battery of 4500 mAh, which supports 120W fast charging, also wireless fast charging 50W.

Is it a Waterproof and dustproof device?

Since there are no IP rating or any article about Mi 10 Ultra, we can’t conclude that the device is waterproof/dustproof or not. Though none of the Xiaomi devices are waterproof, it is safe to assume that Mi 10 ultra is not waterproof and dustproof either. There are so many Xiaomi smartphones with a powerful flagship, but none of them are waterproof.

However, it is possible that the device could be dustproof due to some polymer coating, but it’s pretty clear it ain’t waterproof. Mi 10 Ultra itself holds a powerful flagship that can compete with Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra and Huawei P40 Pro+.

The only difference between these smartphones is that Mi doesn’t build a waterproof smartphone, but on the other hand, Huawei P40 Pro + and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra has IP8 certification.

Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra Waterproof Test

With all the killer features, we still do not see any official waterproof or splashproof ratings for Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra smartphone. So it is up to us to conduct Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra waterproof test. After conducting the test, we can be sure whether the device is good to use in or near water or not.

Disclaimer

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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.

Device Part Splashproof Test Waterproof Tets
Camera Working, no issues No issues
Screen No issues Display working, touch malfunction
I/O ports Speaker issues Charging and volume rocker not working

Conclusion

So after conducting a waterproof and splashproof test on Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra, we can say that the device is not completely waterproof. However, the device is splashproof to some extent. So users will not face any difficulty with accidental water splashes. But we advise users not to use the device in the shower or in a rainy environment.

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