ZTE Nubia Red Magic 3 is a waterproof gaming device?

ZTE just launched their latest gaming-oriented smartphone for gamers. This new smartphone is getting so much hype because of its gaming capabilities. The new ZTE Nubia Red Magic 3  is going to launch on 10 July this year. Fans are waiting to get a hands-on this smartphone, especially gamers of course. However, because of the high price tag customers want to know whether the new ZTE Nubia Red Magic 3 is waterproof or not.

Most ZTE smartphone doesn’t come with waterproof ratings, so this time maybe the new ZTE Nubia Red Magic 3 might come with IP68 waterproof ratings. We will confirm that further in our ZTE nubia Red Magic 3 waterproof test.

ZTE Nubia Red Magic 3 is a waterproof gaming device?

ZTE Nubia Red Magic 3 is a waterproof gaming device?

Being a gaming-oriented smartphone, it doesn’t need to be waterproof. However modern smartphone does come with waterproof IP68 ratings. So we can expect it to come with IP7 or IP68 waterproof ratings at least.


A waterproof smartphone is a kind of smartphone which can resist any possible water damage. You might have seen some devices which immediately gets damage when they come in contact with water. This is not true at all for waterproof smartphones.

Device Name ZTE Nubia Red Magic 3
Screen  6.65 inches, 108.6 cm2 (~80.5% screen-to-body ratio)
Processor Qualcomm SDM855 Snapdragon 855 (7 nm)
RAM/ROM 256 GB, 12 GB RAM, 128 GB, 8 GB RAM or 64 GB, 6 GB RAM
Battery Non-removable Li-Po 5000 mAh battery
Primary Camera 48 MP, f/1.7, 26mm (wide), 1/2.0″, 0.8µm, PDAF
IP67/68 waterproof ratings not found

According to the official website, no IP67 or IP68 waterproof ratings are given for the device. Which means that the device is not officially waterproof. However, we will still conduct a short ZTE Nubia Red Magic 3 waterproof test to find out for sure.

ZTE Nubia Red Magic 3 Waterproof Test

Since there are no official IP67/68 ratings for the device, we have to conduct ZTE Nubia Red Magic 3 waterproof test on our own. In our waterproof test, we will dip the device under water for 30 seconds. After that, we will observe the device for any abnormalities such as screen flickering, camera fog, etc.


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.


After conducting the ZTE Nubia Red Magic 3 waterproof test, we came to the conclusion that the device is not waterproof at all. We do not recommend users to use this device near water bodies or in shower/rain. This might cause permanent damage to your device.

Camera Working, no damage
Screen Flickering, white screen issue
Speaker Distorted sound

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