With the modern craze of underwater photography and security concerns, many customers demand the new smartphone to come with official IP68 waterproof certifications. In the case of latest Xiaomi Mi Play smartphone, the device is not having any official IP68 waterproof ratings. However, we will conduct Xiaomi Mi Play waterproof test to find out the truth.
Xiaomi has launched any successful smartphones this year. In the end, Xiaomi has launched yet another smartphone. The latest Xiaomi Mi Play smartphone was launched in December this year. With the new year, many customers are looking to buy an exceptional and a mid-range smartphone. Mi Play has exceptional build quality, however, the customer wants to know whether this device is waterproof or not.
Xiaomi Mi Play has Waterproof protection?
Before moving with Xiaoi Mi Play waterproof test, let’s get to know some of the device specifications:
The device comes with a massive 5.84-inch display with a teardrop notch. The display resolution of the device is 1080 by 2280 pixels at 432 Pixels per inch. Xiaomi Mi Play is powered by 2.3GHz octa-core processor and coupled with 4GB of RAM. It comes with 64 GB of internal storage and supports memory card up to 256GB. Talking about the camera department, Xiaomi Mi Play packs a 12-megapixel (f/2.2) primary camera and a 2-megapixel secondary camera on the rear and an 8-megapixel front shooter for selfies
Xiaomi Mi Play waterproof test
According to the official website and other specs website, Xiaomi Mi Play doesn’t have any sort of IP68 certification which means it is not waterproof. However, most Xiaomi smartphone holds good in underwater conditions. So we will test this device to the extreme to find out the truth.
This test is purely based on individual/team observation. This test will only give an idea whether a device is waterproof or not. So users are advised not to try this at home, as it might damage your device.
Xiaomi Mi Play Splash Proof Test
In Splash proof test, we will test the device to withstand an accidental water splash. This will tell us whether the device survives in such condition. So when we subject Xiaomi Mi Play to artificial water splash, the device seems to work fine.
Xiaomi Mi Play Rainwater test
In this test, we are going to suspend the device in artificial rain environment. This also mimics the showering conditions as well. After performing the rainwater test, we can say that the device doesn’t get any damage. However, users will not be able to use this device in rain conditions because the display doesn’t work properly with water droplets.
|Can you use the device in rainy conditions||No|
|Can you use the device while taking a shower||No|
|Any damage due to rain or water droplets||No|
Xiaomi Mi Play Washing Test
In this test, we are going to wash Xiaomi Mi Play with running tap water for 1 minute and check whether it survives or not. This will help us verify that this device is waterproof or not.
|Water damage with hardware||No|
I/O Ports Water Test
In this test, we try to check whether the water will go inside Xiaomi Mi Play or not.
|Power & volume rocker buttons||Works|
|Any other I/O port damage||None|
|Earpiece & Mic||Sounds muffle up|
Xiaomi Mi Play Dustproof Test
In this test, we will keep the device in a sandy environment with lots of grain and sand particles with a running fan around it. This situation mimics dust storms and will check how the device holds in such conditions.
|Dust in speakers||No|
|Dust inside the device||No|
Conclusion: Is Xiaomi Mi Play waterproof
|Splash Proof Test||Pass|
After performing all the tests, we come to the conclusion that Xiaomi Mi Play is a waterproof device to some extent. However, users must not use Xiaomi Mi Play under water because the device might get damaged.
Out of all tests, we can say that the device is bound to get some speaker damage with water contact. So we recommend users not to use this device in rain, shower or any condition where water is exposed.