Oppo Reno Z comes with Waterproof body : Reality

Oppo Reno Z, the latest smartphone launched by Oppo with killer specs and features. The device comes with 6 GB of RAM which is enough to handle any work you do. However, there are many rumors about water-proofing capabilities for the device. So today in this post, we are going to test whether the new Oppo Reno Z is waterproof or not. So be prepared for the Oppo Reno Z Waterproof Test.

Oppo Reno Z was launched with color OS at the top with the latest Android 9.0 Pie OS this month. It comes with MediaTek MT6779 Helio P90 (12 nm) octa-core (2 × 2.0 GHz Cortex-A75 and 6 × 2.0 GHz Cortex-A55) processor. The device has a huge screen of 6.4 inches, which gives a resolution of 24 x 1080 x 2340 pixels. The pixel density is 403 PPI (pixels per inch). Despite all the premium features, customers are inquiring about the IP68 waterproof rating for the smartphone.

Oppo Reno Z

Truth of Oppo Reno Z Waterproof Body

Modern smartphone customers now require a waterproof smartphone to take underwater selfies and what not. To mention that the waterproof smartphone does not cause any damage to casual coffee spills, or you can take it for swimming with you as well. In the price range of Oppo Reno Z, many companies are offering waterproof smartphones, so it would be interesting to know the truth of Oppo Reno Z waterproof body.

On seeing the Oppo official website, no waterproof certification details were found for the Oppo Reno Z Device. It would be disappointing to know you but Oppo Reno Z is not officially waterproof. However, to test it further, we are going to organize an Oppo Rezo Z Waterproof test on our own.

A waterproof device has a special IP rating. An IP rating is an international standard that is used to fix the sealing effectiveness of modern smartphones. These IP ratings are presented as IP, after which there are two numbers.

The IP68 rating is the best one that a smartphone can hold. However, it is important to note that you can get some different results for soft drinks such as salt water or other liquids.

Here is a quick device specs list to confirm:

Device Name Oppo Reno Z
Screen  6.4 inch 2340 x 1080 Pixels, 24-bit color depth
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, 64-bit Processor
RAM/ROM 6 GB | 64 GB
Battery 3950 mAh
Primary Camera 48MP+12MP+5MP
IP67/68 waterproof ratings none

Oppo Reno Z Waterproof Test

Despite all the killer features, it’s sad to see that it does not come with a waterproof body. However, it could be splashproof and dustproof. So we are going to perform a quick Oppo Reno Z waterproof test.

This test is based on purely personal / team observation. This test will only give an idea whether any device is waterproof or not. We advise users not to try this test at home.
Device part Waterproof Test Splashproof Test Dustproof Test
Camera Camera fail works no dust in lens
Screen flickers works works
Speaker works works no dust in speaker

While performing the splash proof and dust proof test, we arrived at the conclusion that the device is definitely not waterproof. However, it can maintain some coffee spills without a problem. However, we advise users not to use their phone with rain, shower or pool or lakes anywhere. Also, take special care of your device as it is not officially waterproof.

What if your device is not waterproof?

Since your device is not waterproof, we recommend that you take proper care of your equipment. To do this, you can follow these steps:

  • Not to take pictures underwater with the device
  • Don’t call or receive while taking a shower or shower
  • Do not take underwear safely.
  • Do not take coffee, soft drinks or alcohol when you are using your device.

If your device gets water damage, keep the device in a box filled with rice for 1 hour and check with the nearest service center.

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Abhishek Verma is a tech enthusiast and freelance tech journalist. He has been writing about technology for 4 years. He is passionate about every aspect of technology, especially Android. Abhishek’s articles have been referred by India Today, 360Gadgets, Times of India, MacRumors, AndroidPolice, AndroidAuthority, BGR, Zee News, and many more.

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