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Samsung stands behind the water resistance and IP68 certification of the Galaxy S7 Active

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Samsung stands behind the water resistance and IP68 certification of the Galaxy S7 Active
Last week, Consumer Reports said that it couldn't rate the rugged Samsung Galaxy S7 Active because the phone failed its test for water resistance. What makes this so strange is that the IP68 certification rating on the Galaxy S7 Active matches the rating given to the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 edge. Both of those models passed the Consumer Reports test for water resistance and are currently the top two recommended smartphones ranked by the non-profit magazine. Had the Galaxy S7 Active passed the test for water resistance, it too would have joined its siblings at the top of the charts, according to CR.

According to the user guide for the Samsung Galaxy S7 Active, the phone can be submerged in up to 5 feet of water for up to 30-minutes, and escape unscathed. In Consumer Reports' lab, two Galaxy S7 Active handsets were put in a pressurized tank to simulate a depth of just under 5-feet. They were in the tank for 30 minutes. When they were taken out of the tank, it was clear that water had infiltrated the screen and the devices had issues with their power buttons.

The user guide for the phone notes that "despite this (IP68) classification, your device is not impervious to water damage in any situation," which sounds like a statement designed to allow the manufacturer to cover a certain part of its anatomy. On Friday, Samsung issued a statement which said that the Galaxy S7 Active was thoroughly tested and that it stands behind the IP68 certification placed on the handset. The company added that it will replace water-damaged Samsung Galaxy S7 Active units under its standard limited warranty.

"The Galaxy S7 active passed rigorous tests to ensure IP68 certification for water resistance. Samsung stands behind this water resistance certification, and will replace any Galaxy S7 active under its standard limited warranty, should water damage occur."-Samsung

The Samsung Galaxy S7 Active is an AT&T exclusive in the U.S.


source: AndroidCentral

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posted on 17 Jul 2016, 13:22 5

1. strawhat67 (Posts: 59; Member since: 16 Jul 2015)


Looks uglier than S6 Active

posted on 17 Jul 2016, 14:50

14. Mxyzptlk (unregistered)


Samsung has dropped the ball with the looks. The Galaxy S7 and the Note 7 look additional.

posted on 17 Jul 2016, 14:51 3

15. Mxyzptlk (unregistered)


*awful

posted on 17 Jul 2016, 15:11 28

18. tedkord (Posts: 13525; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


It really hurts you that the S7 and Note 7 look better than the iPhone 6s series, and the iPhone 7 leaks.

posted on 17 Jul 2016, 16:56 4

27. Unordinary (unregistered)


Tedkord: A manbaby who gets hurt and defensive when he sees Samsung Mobile receiving blows. Usually responsive with a cry baby response or a comment attacking the attacker, this animal typical gets pretty aggressive and hostile if anyone comes close to emotional abuse toward Samsung. Ideally, you should wear SPF300 to protect yourself from the heat coming off this guy's head when his circle jerk gets interrupted with any opposing view. Tedkord, CP39, is a water type Pokemon which can be found in the saltiest of environments. No need to use an Ultra Ball, for he is easy to trigger.

posted on 17 Jul 2016, 17:04 12

32. MrElectrifyer (banned) (Posts: 3960; Member since: 21 Oct 2014)


Replace the following words, and you literally described yourself:

- Tedkord > Unordinary
- manbaby > hypocrite
- Samsung > Apple

Kudos muffin, such great gift you have.

posted on 17 Jul 2016, 21:14 1

50. Mxyzptlk (unregistered)


So you're pretty much just saying No You?

posted on 17 Jul 2016, 17:40 7

33. NoToFanboys (Posts: 2809; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


I don't usually side with trolls like tedkord but, you do that too when someone attacks Apple, so yeah, classic pot calling the kettle black.

posted on 17 Jul 2016, 19:05 7

42. tedkord (Posts: 13525; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


I only troll back at trolls. You won't find me going into an Apple article and calling the iPhone garbage, or using words like sheep.

posted on 17 Jul 2016, 21:10

48. Mxyzptlk (unregistered)


http://www.phonearena.com/news/Looking-back-at-2010s-Antennagate_id83251

You mean like this one?

posted on 17 Jul 2016, 22:38 4

61. tedkord (Posts: 13525; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Show where I said the iPhone is bad our called anyone a sheep. I'll wait...

All I did was state facts - the antenna issue was on all iPhone 4 units, it was a design flaw, and once Apple offered a full refund or free bumper, the issue was resolved.

Your proof, as always, is not in the pudding.

posted on 18 Jul 2016, 08:35

111. Mxyzptlk (unregistered)


Remember that part about the denial? Yeah, you're doing it again.

posted on 17 Jul 2016, 17:46 3

35. maherk (Posts: 4692; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


I love it when I see the irony in a hypocrite's comment.
Good job pal, you made my day.

posted on 17 Jul 2016, 17:58 1

36. trojan_horse (Posts: 4256; Member since: 06 May 2016)


What irony, maherk? I think tedkord counter-trolls occassionaly, just as everyone does.

posted on 17 Jul 2016, 18:17 6

38. meanestgenius (Posts: 15815; Member since: 28 May 2014)


I think he's referring to the irony a unordinary's comment. Unordinary is saying all of these things about tedkord when the he's in fact really describing himself is what maherk is saying.

posted on 17 Jul 2016, 21:32 2

55. Mxyzptlk (unregistered)


I think Unordinary was spot on.

posted on 17 Jul 2016, 21:38 4

59. meanestgenius (Posts: 15815; Member since: 28 May 2014)


He was. About himself.

posted on 17 Jul 2016, 22:40 2

64. Mxyzptlk (unregistered)


He was talking about tedkord. Pay attention.

posted on 17 Jul 2016, 22:42 4

68. meanestgenius (Posts: 15815; Member since: 28 May 2014)


He described himself. Pay closer attention.

posted on 17 Jul 2016, 23:03 1

74. Mxyzptlk (unregistered)


Whatever man.

posted on 17 Jul 2016, 23:19 2

81. meanestgenius (Posts: 15815; Member since: 28 May 2014)


Right. Whatever.

posted on 18 Jul 2016, 00:53 1

88. Mxyzptlk (unregistered)


-_-

Really, you couldn't leave it alone after that? You just had to respond.

posted on 18 Jul 2016, 00:59 6

91. andynaija (Posts: 957; Member since: 08 Sep 2012)


Sounds exactly like what you're doing, so I don't see what you're complaining for.

posted on 18 Jul 2016, 08:20

101. Mxyzptlk (unregistered)


You obviously have no idea what you are talking about. This is meanest we are talking about.

posted on 18 Jul 2016, 08:39 1

114. meanestgenius (Posts: 15815; Member since: 28 May 2014)


You just can't keep me out of your mouth, can you?

posted on 18 Jul 2016, 18:19

120. Mxyzptlk (unregistered)


You wish.

posted on 18 Jul 2016, 19:34 1

126. meanestgenius (Posts: 15815; Member since: 28 May 2014)


You've already proven that you can't. No need to wish about anything.

posted on 19 Jul 2016, 16:47

132. Mxyzptlk (unregistered)


Well we all know what you can't keep out of your mouth.

posted on 19 Jul 2016, 17:23

138. meanestgenius (Posts: 15815; Member since: 28 May 2014)


Yes, we both know. It's the reason I'm now your step-dad. Tell mom I said hello. :D

posted on 20 Jul 2016, 17:20

144. Mxyzptlk (unregistered)


You're done. You being my step-dad is the day blackberry becomes relevant again.

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