Samsung Galaxy S7 Goes Swimming in a Pool and Comes Out...

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  1. dgstorm

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    One of the defining characteristics for the new Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge from Samsung is the return of water-resistance. Both devices comply with an IP68 water and dust resistance rating, unlike the previous generation Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge.

    Despite Samsung's assertion that the phone is perfectly useable underwater, one YouTuber decided he wanted to test out just how his Galaxy S7 Edge would handle it. First, he did the typical "phone-in-a-bowl" test, and the phone worked flawlessly for 20 minutes. He then took it to the next level by going swimming with, and using his Galaxy S7 Edge in a pool at up to 9 feet of depth.

    After his dip in the pool, the phone still worked perfectly and not a single issue. While this water-testing video was a bit on the boring side, at least we know that a retail Galaxy S7 Edge will hold up to quite a bit of water abuse.

    You can check out the full video in the thread below, and be sure to drop by our dedicated Samsung Galaxy S7 series section for more discussion: Samsung Galaxy S7 & S7 Edge
     
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    Does being in the water even with it working correctly after being taken out void the warranty?
     
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    Shouldn't. That's what the IP68 rating is for.

    But yea it probably does.
     
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    I wonder, usually the water sensitive stickers are inside the battery cover... this is water proof, water shouldn't get into the battery cover... if it does, then it probably will void said warranty (take it apart and replace the sticker, you can buy them on Ebay)... just having it in the water with you though, probably won't.

    this is actually really making me want to use one of my upgrades now that I can, to get the s7e I really want to hold out for the note 6 and my moto X is pretty awesome... decisions decisions.
     
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    Yeah, I'm in the same boat @liftedplane . I'm going to head over to my local corporate vzw store this wknd to get some hands on time with the S7 & S7E, but that little voice in the back of my head keeps telling me to hold out for Note 6. I have a feeling this year's Note series will really be impressive. I just don't think I can wait that long.
     
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    I have 4 lines, all elligible for upgrade, 2 are unlimited... I have a bit of extra cashflow now... >_> SOOO HARD to not upgrade my phone every six months...
     
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    I actually liked the s7 better than the edge ...feel in hand was awesome ...I'd wait on the Note 6 though


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    stopped by Verizon and played with both, I enjoyed how they felt but they're just a but to small... I'm definitely going to hold on to my moto x pure and wait for the GN6 and see how that one feels...
     
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    Yup size is smaller for sure ...I think great size for peeps that are looking for compact ...it's easily pocketable and you have the good specs...


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    Man I would totally buy this phone if I didn't still have a bit over $400 left to pay on my g4