Xiaomi Mi 11 is a master of technology, launched on 28 December 2020, and it’s one of the best smartphones to buy in 2021. After successfully launching Mi 11, Xiaomi also launched its sub-variants named Mi 11i and Mi 11 lite. Since Xiaomi has received many requests to provide a waterproof and splash-resistant coating on their premium flagship smartphones, customers are excited to know whether the latest Xiaomi Mi 11, Mi 11i, and Mi 11 lite comes with waterproof coating and water-resistant technology or not.
Xiaomi has a reputation of creating great and affordable smartphones, but when it comes to waterproofing and protection against liquid damage, Xiaomi tends not to listen to its customers. Till date, there are no waterproof smartphones from Xiaomi. However this could change with Xiaomi Mi 11 lineup series as they are rumoured to have splashproof coating.
Since Xiaomi Mi 11, Mi 11i, and Mi 11 Liteare supposed to be family of flagship devices, many customers are suspecting a completely waterproof and dustproof profile in the new smartphone. With amazing features such as the latest snapdragon 888Soc and 108MP camera sensor, it’s one of the most advanced smartphones Xiaomi ever launched.
The modern world is all about fuss and being the first and the fastest. In this busy schedule and life, there are many instances where your device might face water damage. It may be during a coffee spill while you’re at work or a juice spill when you’re at lunch. However, water damage is a real problem, and many companies provide waterproof or splashproof technology in their smartphones to prevent this.
Is Xiaomi Mi 11, Mi 11i, and Mi 11 Lite Waterpoof Smartphones?
Xiaomi has not been very popular when it comes to giving splashproof and waterproof features in the devices. But the new Xiaomi Mi 11 lineup smartphones bring hope to may customers that it will be a waterproof and dustproof smartphone.
Xiaomi Mi 11, Mi 11i, and Mi 11 Lite are great and fantastic smartphones in terms of hardware and specifications. However, with many competitors, providing a waterproof and dustproof smartphone in the same price range makes the competition a little bit harder. I expect Xiaomi to provide some sort of protection against water and moisture in all of these smartphone variant, but there are no official details for that. So we will conduct our very own Xiaomi Mi 11, Mi 11i, and Mi 11 Lite Waterpoof test and will find how these devices perform under extreme conditions.
Xiaomi Mi 11 Quick Specifications
Xiaomi Mi 11 is one of a kind flagship device from the company, which comes with Snapdragon S888Soc and a powerful 108MP camera. Apart from these amazing highlights, the device comes with a massive 6.81-inch display with a resolution of 3200×1440 pixels. The display is quite amusing, with good picture quality and colour display. With four different colour options, you also get to choose between two storage variants, including 128GB and 256GB storage.
Xiaomi Mi 11 comes with Android 11 out of the box along with MIUI 12 based skin. Packed with 8GB of LPPDDR5 3200MHz RAM & Adreno 660 GPU, the device is a performance beast. The device has 5G capabilities with dual 4G sim VoLTE support. Other features include in-screen fingerprint sensor, infrared sensor, USB Type-C and a massive 4600 mAh battery size.
Coming to the camera department, the device boasts an impressive 108MP rear camera with a 1/1.33″ sensor size for amazing day light and night time photographs. The rear camera is accompanied by a 13 MP 123 degree wide-angle and a 5MP telephoto lens and is capable of shooting at 4K 60FPS recording. For selfie enthusiasts, it has a 20MP front-facing camera with a wide f/2.4 aperture.
Xiaomi Mi 11, Mi 11i, and Mi 11 Lite Waterproof test
Xiaomi Mi 11, Mi 11i, and Mi 11 Lite are not waterproof because they didn’t have any IP rating on their company spec sheet. So, we decided to do a waterproof test for these devices. For that, we dipped these smartphones into the water. After that results, you can easily distinguish from the three records given below.
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 try this test at home, as it might damage your device.
To test the waterproofing measures for all these devices, we put them into water filled containers for 1 minute. After 1 minute dips, we test the devices to see any noticible changes in hardware and software. Here are the results.
Case 1: Mi 11 waterproof Test: Since the are no office IP68 reports from company, this device is deem to be non waterproof. After results from waterproof test, the device speaker stopped working, the screen got massive liquid damage. Touchscreen is completely unusable. This is clear that Xiaomi Mi 11 is not a waterproof device.
Case 2: Mi 11i Waterproof Test: After conducting waterproof test on Xiamo Mi 11i, which is a sub variant of Mi 11 seies, the device got minimum water damage in device screen. Moisture and water damaged main components of the device including camera and speaker. Mi 11i is ultimately not a waterproof or water resistant device.
Case 3: Mi 11 Lite Waterproof Test: After conducting waterproof test on Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite, the device was working in a semi-fine condition where touchscreen was working but the actual screen panel got water damage. Even more, several components including microphone, speaker, charging port and camera got liquid damage as well.
According to the official data, Xiaomi Mi 11, Mi 11i, and Mi 11 Lite smartphones are by no means waterproof or water resistant devices. Similarly the waterproof tests we done, also depics the same results. Howver these devices do seems to manage accidental splashes or water or juice in genuine cases. But if you are planning to take underwater photos from your beach trip, it will eventually damage your device. We request users not to use these devices in rain, shower or any situation where water is involved, as it may damage you device completely.