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Can the Samsung Galaxy S5 survive two extreme water tests?

0. phoneArena 06 Apr 2014, 18:23 posted on

After seeing how popular the waterproof feature was (and is) on Sony's flagship Android powered smartphones, Samsung decided that this year, it would have its flagship Android phone come out of the box with IP67 certification. That means that the phone can be submerged in up to 1 meter (3.28 feet) of water for up to 30 minutes, and still survive!...

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posted on 06 Apr 2014, 18:37 21

1. AfterShock (Posts: 2592; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


Wtg SS!
That is impressive.

posted on 06 Apr 2014, 18:38 1

2. Lt.Green (Posts: 354; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


As with the SD card & removable battery, IP certification is not a must for me. I don't recall any moment utilizing any of these features with my phone. Its a nice feature to have but nothing I take to account when buying a smartphone.

posted on 06 Apr 2014, 18:46 5

4. papss (unregistered)


I agree but it would be nice to have my phone in the shower with me and not worry..

posted on 06 Apr 2014, 18:53 6

8. Tizen007 (Posts: 500; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


And I don't need to be constantly aware of the phone when it goes in with the laundry. It also means the GS5 can be in my pocket when exercising in normal and raining conditions.

posted on 06 Apr 2014, 20:30 3

14. jeeta444 (Posts: 60; Member since: 24 Mar 2014)


i rememer when xperia was launched with ip57 certification....all samsun fans calling it a gimmicky, and said ! who the hell takes phone in the shower or pool ???

posted on 07 Apr 2014, 04:40

38. kabhijeet.16 (Posts: 630; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


Nobody called it gimmicky.. It was always termed as WOW feature. Its always better to have a water & dust proof phone coz pool is not the only place where water exists.

posted on 07 Apr 2014, 10:02

41. Ashoaib (Posts: 1385; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


No they were not samsung's fan, they were just genuinely criticising xperia bcoz sony's focus was only on water n dust certifications whereas display of the xperias sucks... good display is more important than ip

posted on 06 Apr 2014, 20:34

15. jeeta444 (Posts: 60; Member since: 24 Mar 2014)


i rememer when xperia was launched with ip57 certification....all samsun fans calling it a gimmicky, and said ! who the hell takes phone in the shower or pool ???

posted on 06 Apr 2014, 22:22 5

26. The-Sailor-Man (Posts: 682; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


No, you don't remember that.
You remember, that we would't trade swappable battey and SD , for water resistance.
Now when Samsung can do all that , we have no problem
Besides we are not "samsun fans" . Silmply it happen LATELY Samsung to make the best phones. If some other brand have the best - we will buy it.

posted on 06 Apr 2014, 23:56 2

32. giani (Posts: 269; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)


Absolutely. No fanboys here.

I mean who doesn't wash their phone with the laundry ?!

posted on 06 Apr 2014, 21:03 3

18. GeekNews (Posts: 9; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)


You might not utilize but it certainly is nice to have when life's unexpected moments hit. I can't tell you how many times I've lost phones to dunks in the pool or accidental washing.

posted on 06 Apr 2014, 18:45 1

3. fzacek (Posts: 1396; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


Why does time play a role in water certification? Couldn't the phone (theoretically) just stay at 1 meter for an infinite amount of time and still function perfectly?

posted on 06 Apr 2014, 18:50 3

6. Tizen007 (Posts: 500; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


Because Samsung humbly said its water resistant not waterproof, and that the phone could withstand up to 30 min under 1m of water. As you can see in the video the GS5 can do MUCH more!!

posted on 06 Apr 2014, 18:51 3

7. Taters (Posts: 2664; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


Time in any element will eventually get eroded.

posted on 06 Apr 2014, 18:48 11

5. Tizen007 (Posts: 500; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


Yup I'm getting this phone!!!

posted on 06 Apr 2014, 19:03 2

9. Killua (Posts: 261; Member since: 25 Nov 2013)


Damnit, with Z2 possibly delayed .. it hasn't even have pre-order in my country yet, I'm getting teased and swayed to S5 more and more by day. S5 already has a pre-order, and the only sony smartphone that is on pre-order in my country is Z1 compact, LOL, backwater country sucks.

posted on 06 Apr 2014, 19:11 3

10. jan25 (Posts: 384; Member since: 26 Feb 2012)


Boom sound speakers > IP7 certification.

posted on 06 Apr 2014, 19:38 18

11. skyline88 (Posts: 313; Member since: 15 Jul 2013)


removable batteries > crappy gimmick UltraPixel

posted on 06 Apr 2014, 21:12 12

20. express77 (unregistered)


16 mp camera >>>>>>>>>> 4 mp camera.

posted on 06 Apr 2014, 23:58

33. giani (Posts: 269; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)


The rest of the phones >>>>> an absolute abomination in terms of looks aka s5.

posted on 07 Apr 2014, 00:17 3

34. tedkord (Posts: 4504; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


You'd need that waterproofing with all those tears.

posted on 07 Apr 2014, 01:10 2

36. hector93 (Posts: 10; Member since: 07 Jun 2010)


Tears of joy after I buy this phone! ;)

posted on 07 Apr 2014, 11:47

42. rangaha (banned) (Posts: 86; Member since: 05 Dec 2013)


boom sound speakers have terrible audio quality

posted on 06 Apr 2014, 19:45 4

12. enzotarece (Posts: 17; Member since: 14 Aug 2013)


sony xperia Z2 all the way now who is the true leader just watch out for apple they soon start the waterproof trend to an right after they gonna patent waterproofing

posted on 06 Apr 2014, 20:00 4

13. alrightihatepickingusernames (Posts: 329; Member since: 29 Dec 2013)


Maybe iOS 8 will make devices waterproof?

posted on 06 Apr 2014, 20:40 2

16. Edward_bly (Posts: 188; Member since: 11 Dec 2013)


An operating system? I think you mean iphone 8

posted on 06 Apr 2014, 21:45 7

22. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7711; Member since: 14 May 2012)


The joke literally flew over your head. Literally.

posted on 07 Apr 2014, 02:12

37. vincelongman (Posts: 1042; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


Here's the joke
http://metrouk2.files.wordpress.com/2013/09/ioswaterproof.jpg

posted on 07 Apr 2014, 00:24 2

35. shuaibhere (Posts: 1297; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


Yeah!!
As ios 7 did for some devices...lol..

posted on 06 Apr 2014, 21:06 5

19. GeekNews (Posts: 9; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)


Not sure you could say Sony was the leader in the water resistant category. Samsung and Motorola had water resistant phones before sony. I'll give Sony the nod though when it comes to raising the bar on implamentation.

posted on 06 Apr 2014, 21:46 4

23. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7711; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Kyrocera also comes to mind let's not forget them.

posted on 06 Apr 2014, 22:33

29. The-Sailor-Man (Posts: 682; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


To seal one device , to make it water resistant doesn't need much brain.
Besides S5 is the BEST dust PROOF smartphone.

posted on 06 Apr 2014, 21:01 3

17. milos (Posts: 38; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


Had hands on time with black GS5 today in the store. Its waaaay more classy and high quality feel than i though. It is so light for its sizze
The back cover feels great to me. Best so far out of S2, S3, S4.
Camera is ultra fast! I took tons of photos in the store. I also played with HTC M8. Looks and Feels graet, but its too tall (long) Camera definitely inferior in many ways. Speakers, if you care, absolutely mimic a small boom box.

My S3 is not charging anymore and camera connector on motherboard is too corroded so camera doesn't work after i the phone went for a swim in kids pool. Samsung literary listened for my cries, and built an upgrade for me :-)

5 more days....

posted on 06 Apr 2014, 21:42 3

21. Tizen007 (Posts: 500; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


Yup that's Samsung; people need to see the device in real life before coming up with any conclusions. If all trollers were like that PhoneArena would be a better place.

posted on 06 Apr 2014, 21:47 5

24. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7711; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Yes it would my friend. Yes it would.

posted on 06 Apr 2014, 22:20

25. nlbates66 (Posts: 283; Member since: 15 Aug 2012)


I've never actually managed to damage any of my phones by getting them wet... my father has however...

posted on 06 Apr 2014, 22:23 3

27. milos (Posts: 38; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


The only thing that is keeping my S3 in use right now (since water damage to the charging refuses any battery to be charged inside the phone) is replacaceable battery feature. I bought them for $12 a piece, and i charge them on outside chargers, so i am never tied up to the cable. I just have to replace the battery. The motherboard is not obtainable, so without swap able battery feature, my S3 would be in the garbage since Aug. 2013.

I will be picking a battery replaceable phone as long as anyone make them. I carry a spare with me all the time. All my friends with iPhones end up tied to the wall by late evening hours, while i walk arround with fresh spare :-)

posted on 08 Apr 2014, 01:03

44. kira_s (Posts: 2; Member since: 08 Apr 2014)


Same here, the charging port on my s3 is damaged, and about £40 to fix instead I used my friends s4 extra battery kit to charge my s3 battery and its even quicker, so I bought a extra battery and the charger, and its a joy not having to worry about battery life

posted on 06 Apr 2014, 22:27 1

28. milos (Posts: 38; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


p.s.
Samsung should friggin' pay me for talking like this :-))

posted on 06 Apr 2014, 22:45 3

31. The-Sailor-Man (Posts: 682; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


Samsung should better NEVER listen to the tech-media-"experts", that are whining for "unibody" tin-can "premium", "design"
And should not believe the comments and polls of the iboys pretending to be "android fans" and "dissapointed samsung users dying for aluminum". lol

posted on 06 Apr 2014, 22:39

30. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3073; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


As long as they dont affect speakers and audio quality i'm okay with it

posted on 07 Apr 2014, 05:00

39. mokhtar (Posts: 204; Member since: 06 Jan 2014)


truts me , this phone will have a lot of problemes ,

posted on 07 Apr 2014, 06:45

40. greenlife (Posts: 21; Member since: 26 Mar 2014)


I use the Galaxy S4, good

posted on 07 Apr 2014, 15:26

43. rekkid (Posts: 1; Member since: 07 Apr 2014)


We've washed my son's Blackjack (hand me down) and my son has also jumped into a pool without checking his shorts for his iPhone 3gs... so yeah accidents do happen, and the old bag of rice doesnt always work. (the BlackJack wouldnt stay on unless plugged in (even with a different non-washed battery) and the iPhone came back somewhat but was flakey). Too bad he's an apple fan, and probably wouldnt switch back to android.

I go fishing and kayaking a lot. I keep my phone in a water proof bag and stowed in my PFD or tackle box... would be nice to keep it somewhere more accessible (like in my pant pockets) and not have to worry if it gets wet.

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