Is Xiaomi Mi 10i 5G Waterproof Smartphone?

Unlike its flagship twins Mi10 pro and Mi 10, Xiaomi Mi 10i is a budget-range premium smartphone with a 6.6-inch screen and a 120Hz full HD+ display with a 16MP small but notable punch-hole camera. But the main question arises that whether Xiaomi Mi 10i 5G waterproof smartphone or not?

Many users are planning to buy the latest Xiaomi Mi 10i because of its 5G capabilities in a mid-range segment device. Apart from its 5G capabilities, the device also has good hardware specifications and an impressive camera. But that’s not the main reason why anyone would be interested in buying this smartphone. Users are demanding waterproof smartphones from Xiaomi, but Xiaomi fails to deliver every single time. Maybe this time, the Mi 10i 5G will finally have waterproof features which all Xiaomi fans are waiting for.

If you are someone looking ahead to buy this fantastic smartphone but are in trouble about its IP rating, then you are in the right place. Today we have a guide with us on Is Xiaomi Mi 10i 5G Waterproof Smartphone? Right at your doorstep.

Xiaomi Mi 10i 5G is a mid-range smartphone with a power pack 5G processor, ample storage space, excellent camera setup, and long battery life. However, the device weighs, making it difficult for string out one-handed use. However, we have decided to arrange a water test on Xiaomi Mi 10i 5G for surety about its durability and resistance against accidental water drops.

Is Xiaomi Mi 10i 5G Waterproof Smartphone

Is Xiaomi Mi 10i 5G Waterproof Smartphone?

Xiaomi is known for producing the best entry-level to the most enticing flagship smartphone. Xiaomi always came up with high-quality products and nailed the competition.

Currently, in India, every buyer demand for IP rating on their smartphone. However, Xiaomi doesn’t provide any information about IP ratings in Xiaomi Mi 10i 5G. Some sources leak that it has an IP rating, but the company doesn’t expose it. That’s why we have decided to arrange a water test for this device because of no positive official statement on IP rating. So, the obvious answer is no, Xiaomi Mi 10i 5G is not a waterproof device.

Xiaomi Mi 10i 5G Device Specification

Mi 10i smartphone has a massive 6.6-inch full HD+ punch-hole display along with a 120Hz refresh rate. It has thin bezels with more than 84% of the screen body ratio Corning with Gorilla Glass protects your display from unwanted falls. You may use this phone in outdoor conditions because it has a pixel density of 395PPI.

Xiaomi Mi 10i 5G’s quad-rear cameras with Dual-tone flash is pretty amazing. Mi 10i 5G has a 108MP wide-angle camera supported by an ultra-wide 8MP camera, including a pair of 2MP’s for the macro and a depth sensor. For selfie shutters, a 16MP punch-hole camera is there that can easily record up to 1080p videos @30fps.

Mi 10i 5G comes with Android 10 with MIUI 12 out of the box. A Qualcomm’s 5G enabled Snapdragon 750G octa-core processor with 2.2Ghz clock speed and Adreno 619 GPU along with 6 GB RAM. A large battery means a full day of battery life, so this time Xiaomi Changed the game with a massive 4,820mAh Li-Po battery with a 33W fast charger out of the box.

Xiaomi Mi 10i 5G Waterproof Tests

In our test, the smartphone has to go through different conditions, such as:

  • 30 Seconds dipped in Water or accidental splashes.
  • 5 Minutes dipped in Water.
  • 10 Minutes dipped in Water.

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.

Let’s begins with our waterproof test on the latest Xiaomi Mi 10i 5G.

30 Seconds Dipped in Water

Touch screen/ Display Working
Speakers Working
Microphone Perfectly Working
Camera Working
Fingerprint Scanner Responsive
3.5mm Jack Not working
Charging Port Not Working
Power and Volume Key Working

5 Minutes Dipped into Water

Touch Screen/ Display Surprisingly Working
Speakers Not Working
Microphone Not Working
Camera Working
Fingerprint Scanner No Problem Yet
Power and Volume Key Working

10 Minutes Dipped into Water

Touch Screen/ Display Flickering
Camera Working
Fingerprint Scanner Not Working
Power and Volume Key Working


After thoroughly testing the Xiaomi Mi 10i 5G, we reached the final crucial outlooks. As per result shows the device is splashproof and withstand to some extent of dustproof also. So if you do not care about IP rating, you should go for this smartphone. However, I must warn users that the device is not waterproof or splashproof at all. There are no official IP67 or IP68 ratings for the device, which strongly suggests that it is not a waterproof device. Furthermore, all of our tests failed because the device does not have any active water-resistant coating or any other protective gear to protect it against liquid.

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