WaterproofGate: Samsung's Galaxy S7 Active fails Consumer Reports tests

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  1. Jeffrey

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    According to an AP report, Consumer Reports director of electronics testing Maria Rerecich noted that she was surprised the model failed, but purchased two models and repeated the test.

    "We bought two and they both failed," Rerecich stated. "We bought two and they both failed" - Consumer Reports

    After submerging the device, the report cited Consumer Reports as observing the Galaxy's "screen flashed green and other colors and didn't respond to touch."

    Tests by Square Trade involving two non-Active Galaxy S7 models (the regular S7 and S7 Edge) found that while they "survived" immersion, they were left with "audio permanently muffled and distorted."

    In other tests of "breakability," Samsung's Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge models alternatively failed face down drop tests and case bending tests, resulting in overall scores that were effectively tied with Apple's iPhone 6s and 6s Plus models, despite the later not being certified for water immersion and therefore failing water tests.

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    Where are the test results for the active?

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    So the commercial sales with champagne are fake?
     
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    Maybe consumer reports should be testing with champagne and not water then?
     
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    Oh! Pop champagne!
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    Wow, the S7 and S7 Edge passed but NOT the active? Man that's embarrassing.

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    No it is the S7 Active that failed not the S7 Edge.
     
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    That is definitely surprising that the model that's supposed to be the rugged, "everything-proof" model is failing at one fairly important test....meanwhile, it's lesser counterparts pass the test just fine.
     
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    It all depends if it was assembled properly..
     
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    Two of the actives failed. If that's qc then I don't want one.
     
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    Can we not use the -gate pseudo suffix to describe "scandals"? The Watergate scandal was not a scandal over water, but occurred in the Watergate hotel. But, back on topic, I have yet to treat my S7 edge in water, but my wife drop tests here daily and it's holding up. :)

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