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Hi,
Got my F3 almost a week ago, but comming from a Sony XZ1c I'm used to a waterresistant phone. I know this isn't in the specs, but some things just keep me wondering....

see 2m30s: Jerry takes out the simtray of the F1 and there's no rubber sealing. The F3 clearly has one:
see 0m12s or look at your own if you're as lucky as I am :) Also the outside of the USB port seems to have some rubber around it (see 1m16s) but I can't see the inside.

Also GSMarena was curious (https://www.gsmarena.com/poco_f3-review-2248p2.php)
"We can say two things for sure - the Poco F3 has fewer ports than the X3 Pro - hence fewer potential water entries - and it seems the F3 has similar SIM and USB port insulations as the ones on the Poco X3 Pro. Long story short - we do believe the F3 is protected against splashes, but for some reason, the maker isn't advertising it as such."

In the Poco teardown video I can't get a clear look at the speaker ports and even using a magnifier I'm unable to see if there any kind os sealing on the inner end of the holes in de phone.

What is your opinion? Who's maybe more adventurous or experienced to see if the holes have been waterproofed?

Have a great weekend!
Patric
 
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Hi,
Got my F3 almost a week ago, but comming from a Sony XZ1c I'm used to a waterresistant phone. I know this isn't in the specs, but some things just keep me wondering....

see 2m30s: Jerry takes out the simtray of the F1 and there's no rubber sealing. The F3 clearly has one:
see 0m12s or look at your own if you're as lucky as I am :) Also the outside of the USB port seems to have some rubber around it (see 1m16s) but I can't see the inside.

Also GSMarena was curious (https://www.gsmarena.com/poco_f3-review-2248p2.php)
"We can say two things for sure - the Poco F3 has fewer ports than the X3 Pro - hence fewer potential water entries - and it seems the F3 has similar SIM and USB port insulations as the ones on the Poco X3 Pro. Long story short - we do believe the F3 is protected against splashes, but for some reason, the maker isn't advertising it as such."

In the Poco teardown video I can't get a clear look at the speaker ports and even using a magnifier I'm unable to see if there any kind os sealing on the inner end of the holes in de phone.

What is your opinion? Who's maybe more adventurous or experienced to see if the holes have been waterproofed?

Have a great weekend!
Patric
Personally I think it's water resistant but they've decided to not get it officially tested to lower costs so they could instead spend on an amoled and snap 870 5g. So my opinion is it is water resistant however we'll never know for sure
 

GeForce66

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    Xiaomi Poco F1
    Personally I think it's water resistant but they've decided to not get it officially tested to lower costs so they could instead spend on an amoled and snap 870 5g. So my opinion is it is water resistant however we'll never know for sure
    I agree, I have the same feeling as well.
    Looking at the rubber sealing they for sure thought about water ingress protection, but did not go for official certification to safe cost.
     

    osemoka

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    It seems it will be like POCO F1 - unofficialy annouced to be splash resistant after some time of release. Personally I have no knowlage about it. I used poco f1 in the light rain or spilled some drops on it and I had never face an issue.
     

    Nemix77

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    I'd say most phones these days are splash resistant with a tempered glass screen protector and TPU case.

    I bought my Mi Pad 4 in 2018 when there was little to no IP rating phones on the market and I've used it under snowy and rainy conditions during bus stops, it's still working perfectly with 94% battery charge.
     
    It seems it will be like POCO F1 - unofficialy annouced to be splash resistant after some time of release. Personally I have no knowlage about it. I used poco f1 in the light rain or spilled some drops on it and I had never face an issue.
    Funny it can handle a splash after all after Jerry finds that "they made no effort to make it water resistant at all" or something like that. And a reassuring thought also :cool:
     
    I'd say most phones these days are splash resistant with a tempered glass screen protector and TPU case.

    I bought my Mi Pad 4 in 2018 when there was little to no IP rating phones on the market and I've used it under snowy and rainy conditions during bus stops, it's still working perfectly with 94% battery charge.
    True, chances of it ever getting wet without any case at all are very very small. Using it without a case it'll probably slip right out of my hand in a day or 2 :ROFLMAO:
     
    Sorry for obsessing guys :ROFLMAO:
    Finally managed to make a pic of the bottom speaker holes. They're not completely open after all but there seems to be a small grid of somekind.

    Seems the holes in the grid are too small for water.

    Now I'll try to leave the topic alone until it actually drops in the water 😉
     

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    jamesreggie

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    Well, I can say that I've already accidentally tested this myself. The other night I accidentally knocked over half a glass of water right on top of the screen, and left it for a minute or two before I noticed. I just wiped it off and haven't had a single problem.
     
    Well, I can say that I've already accidentally tested this myself. The other night I accidentally knocked over half a glass of water right on top of the screen, and left it for a minute or two before I noticed. I just wiped it off and haven't had a single problem.
    😱 ok that is good to know. So aparently the very tiny speaker grill on the top left front of the display (barely visible to the naked eye) has been protected too.
    Thanks for testing 😉
     

    Nemix77

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    Xiaomi doesn't was to pay for certification to keep the prices low for consumers, but I'm pretty sure the phone has splash/dust proof equivalent to IP53 rating.
     

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      Well, I can say that I've already accidentally tested this myself. The other night I accidentally knocked over half a glass of water right on top of the screen, and left it for a minute or two before I noticed. I just wiped it off and haven't had a single problem.
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      Sorry for obsessing guys :ROFLMAO:
      Finally managed to make a pic of the bottom speaker holes. They're not completely open after all but there seems to be a small grid of somekind.

      Seems the holes in the grid are too small for water.

      Now I'll try to leave the topic alone until it actually drops in the water 😉
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      Well, I can say that I've already accidentally tested this myself. The other night I accidentally knocked over half a glass of water right on top of the screen, and left it for a minute or two before I noticed. I just wiped it off and haven't had a single problem.
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      Someone was kind enough to try :)
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      Hi,
      Got my F3 almost a week ago, but comming from a Sony XZ1c I'm used to a waterresistant phone. I know this isn't in the specs, but some things just keep me wondering....

      see 2m30s: Jerry takes out the simtray of the F1 and there's no rubber sealing. The F3 clearly has one:
      see 0m12s or look at your own if you're as lucky as I am :) Also the outside of the USB port seems to have some rubber around it (see 1m16s) but I can't see the inside.

      Also GSMarena was curious (https://www.gsmarena.com/poco_f3-review-2248p2.php)
      "We can say two things for sure - the Poco F3 has fewer ports than the X3 Pro - hence fewer potential water entries - and it seems the F3 has similar SIM and USB port insulations as the ones on the Poco X3 Pro. Long story short - we do believe the F3 is protected against splashes, but for some reason, the maker isn't advertising it as such."

      In the Poco teardown video I can't get a clear look at the speaker ports and even using a magnifier I'm unable to see if there any kind os sealing on the inner end of the holes in de phone.

      What is your opinion? Who's maybe more adventurous or experienced to see if the holes have been waterproofed?

      Have a great weekend!
      Patric
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