Here’s the video from the Xiaomi, with no external housing or cover… will it survive?
So, the answer is, the Xiaomi is NOT waterproof. It is merely water resistant. And don’t worry about Ben. He still has two more units. Actually, I also took mine underwater, but I used a waterproof pouch for it. Here’s the video if you haven’t seen it:
BTW the English version of the Xiaomi Mi Sphere is currently on sale at GearBest for under $247 (similar to the price of the domestic version).