Will Xiaomi Mi Mix Alpha survive underwater for 30 minutes? – Waterproof test

For those out of the know, the Mi Mix Alpha is a “concept” phone Xiaomi unveiled in China earlier this week. On paper, it’s actually a very interesting smartphone. The main highlight of the smartphone is its massive 7.92-inch screen which curves all the way back. The phones look straight from the future. Because of these new advancements, the new Xiaomi Mi Mix Alpha is quite costly. So customers want to know whether the new Xiaomi Mi Mix Alpha is actually waterproof or not. Well, today we will find out in our Xiaomi Mi Mix Alpha waterproof test.

Smartphones are evolving day by day. We might not have thought of all-screen smartphones 10 years back but they are a reality now. Xiaomi has launched its latest Mi Mix Alpha on 24th September this year and Android enthusiasts are going crazy over it. However, most innovative smartphones don’t come with a completely waterproof body. So customers are worried whether the new Xiaomi Mi Mix Alpha is waterproof or not. Today in this post, we will test for waterproof capabilities of Mi Mix Alpha, so stay tuned!

Will Xiaomi Mi Mix Alpha survive underwater for 30 minutes? - Waterproof test

Is Xiaomi Mi Mix Alpha  Waterproof smartphone?

The demands of modern customers are increasing day by day. Taking care of that, most companies have started including official IP68 waterproof ratings in their smartphones. However, this can’t be sure with Xiaomi Mi Mix Alpha as no IP68 details are there on the official homepage.

For any phone to survive underwater, it must have any water repellent system. To be short, it must be either splashproof or waterproof. Every waterproof device comes with special IP ratings. These IP Codes (or International Protection Rating, sometimes also interpreted as Ingress Protection Rating*) consists of the letters IP followed by two digits and an optional letter. It mainly tells us whether the device is splashproof or waterproof. Every officially waterproof smartphone has IP ratings that prove its waterproof features.

Xiaomi Mi Mix Alpha is not waterproof. According to the official homepage, it’s not even splashproof as there are no official IP67 waterproof ratings as well. So there are very high chances of it getting water damage. However, we will still proceed with our Xiaomi Mi Mix waterproof test.

Will Xiaomi Mi Mix Alpha survive underwater for 30 minutes?

For any device to hold 30 minutes underwater, it must be waterproof and splashproof. Most smartphones that come with an official IP68 waterproof rating can survive more than 30 minutes underwater. Since there are no official waterproof ratings for Mi Mix Alpha, the results might turn bad. In this test, we will dip the device underwater for 30 minutes and then check whether it still works or not. If it works after the test, then we can assume that the device is indeed waterproof.


You are advised not to try to mimic this test at your home. We do not take responsibility for the authenticity of this test. 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.

Xiaomi Mi Mix Alpha Waterproof Test

In this test, we will keep the device in a bucket full of water for 30 minutes. If the device still operates normally, then we can declare the device as waterproof. However, before we start with our waterproof test, let’s get to know device specifications first.

Device Name Xiaomi Mi Mix Alpha
Screen   7.92-inch Flexible Super AMOLED
Processor Octa-core (1×2.96 GHz Kryo 485 + 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 485 + 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 485)
RAM/ROM 12GB + 512GB
Battery Li-Po 4050 mAh battery + Fast battery charging 40W
Primary Camera 108 MP (wide) + 12 MP (telephoto) Dual Pixel PDAF, Laser AF, 2x optical zoom + 20 MP (ultrawide)
Waterproof rating Not confirmed!

So now as we are done with the specifications, let’s start the waterproof test!

Camera Fog in the camera lens
Screen Works partially, white screen issue
Speaker Distortion in sound

After conducting this test, we can say that this phone is not fully waterproof. There are a lot of complications on the screen and the speaker is also not working as it should be. There is a lot of fog in the camera lens which shows us that the water has gone inside of the mobile chassis. This shows us that the device is not fully waterproof. Users must take proper care of this device when near any water bodies such as pool, pond, lake, etc.

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