Did ZTE Launch Their Axon 11 4G and Axon 11 SE 5G With Waterproof Body?

ZTE recently announced 2 new devices named ZTE Axon 11 4G and Axon 11 SE 5G. According to sources, the price of Axon 11 4G will be 28,890, and the price of Axon 11 SE 5G will be 21,190. Both devices have good specs, as well as good pricing. These devices fall under the mid-range smartphone category, and there as a lot of questions about its protection and build quality.

These days we use smartphones in our day to day life, and sometimes they come in contact with water. In these cases, if a smartphone is waterproof, then it can survive, and if it is not waterproof, there is a high chance that it will get damaged. We are going to check the waterproof standard of Axon 11 4G and Axon 11 SE 5G and provide a full review of both the devices.

Did ZTE Launch Their Axon 11 4G and Axon 11 SE 5G With Waterproof Body

Did ZTE Launch Their Axon 11 4G and Axon 11 SE 5G With Waterproof Body? – waterproof test

The best and easy way to check if a device is waterproof or not is the IP rating. Some International testing agencies use a standard that is called the IP rating. IP ratings have a different number like IP65, IP68, etc., and each different number has a different protection value. For example, the IP68 rating means the device has a waterproof body.

Now to check the IP rating of Axon 11 4G and Axon 11 SE 5G, we did some research as well as checked the official website of ZTE. According to the ZTE website and there is no mention of IP values for both the devices. This clearly means there is no confirmation of both the device being waterproof. However, both the phones are new, and it may take some time to mention all the features on websites.

We are going to perform a waterproof test on both devices ourselves, and after that, we will do a full waterproof checkup to check if the phones survived the test or not. Before the test and its results, let’s have a look into the specifications of the Axon 11 4G and Axon 11 SE 5G.

ZTE Axon 11 4G Device Specifications

Firstly, talking about the performance, Axon 11 4G comes with a Mediatek MT6771 Helio P70. It has 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal memory.

After that, the device has 4 rear camera that is 48MP, 8MP, 2MP, and 2MP. It has a Dual-LED dual-tone rear flash. It has a 20MP selfie camera, but there is no front flash.

The device has an AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels and 398 PPI density. It is a dual sim phone with hybrid sim slots, and it supports 4G. The device has a good 4000 mAh battery, and it has quick charge support too.

ZTE Axon 11 SE 5G Device Specifications

The Axon 11 SE 5G has a MediaTek octa-core processor. It has 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. Talking about the cameras, the device has four rear cameras that are 48MP+8MP+2MP+2MP. After that, the device has a 16MP front camera.

ZTE Axon 11 SE 5G has a massive 6.53-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1080×2340 pixels. The device is a dual SIM device with 5G support.

As far as the battery is concerned, the device has a 4000 Mah battery. Besides, it also has quick charge support. Both the device runs on MiFavor 10.1 is based on android 10. That’s all for specifications, and now let’s talk about the waterproof test.

ZTE Axon 11 4G and Axon 11 SE 5G Waterproof test

To check if both the devices are waterproof or not, we took a bucket filled with clean water and put the phones inside it for 1 minute. After one minute, we took out the phones, and to check the condition, and we ran a full waterproof test on them. We got the below-mentioned results on both devices.


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.

ZTE Axon 11 4G waterproof test result

After the full check-up, we concluded that Axon 11 4G is not a waterproof device. Yes, it has some issues in speaker sound as well as in mic after the waterproof test.

Display working
I/O ports speaker not working
Test results non-waterproof

ZTE Axon 11 SE 5G waterproof test result

The waterproof test result for this device is just the same as the other device. It survived underwater but had some issues in the charging port and showed distortion in the speaker.

Display touch damage
I/O ports charging port malfunction
Test results non-waterproof


To conclude, it is proven that both Axon 11 4G and Axon 11 SE 5G do not have a completely waterproof body. There is a high chance of water damage if devices stay in contact with the water for a long time.

However, we can say that the devices are somewhere water-resistant, and they can survive some splash of water too. It is acceptable that the devices do not have a waterproof body as they are not high priced, and providing a waterproof body in this price range is really hard.

It is highly advisable to use devices carefully around the water. We hope this article clears all your doubts about Axon 11 4G and Axon 11 SE 5G waterproofing questions.

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