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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: 57; 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: 13234; 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, 15:40 9

20. maherk (Posts: 4615; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Have you ever tool a look at rugged phones? They all have a similar design language to this. It's a lot about durability and much less about looks.

posted on 17 Jul 2016, 16:01 10

23. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 13490; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


He/she/it knows that. He/she/it cant help but be ignorant 24/7.

posted on 17 Jul 2016, 16:45

25. sissy246 (Posts: 3514; Member since: 04 Mar 2015)


My son has the s6 active in black, it is not a ugly phone but I don't like the s7 active much.

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 (Posts: 3806; 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, 17:40 7

33. NoToFanboys (Posts: 2614; 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, 17:42 5

34. NoToFanboys (Posts: 2614; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


He's like a soldier whining that their armored personnel carriers do not look like Aston Martins.

posted on 17 Jul 2016, 17:46 3

35. maherk (Posts: 4615; 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: 3884; 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: 15363; 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, 18:59 3

39. tedkord (Posts: 13234; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Maybe I would if they ever did receive blows, rather than the jealous, rage induced rantings of fanboys who just can't stand that people like Samsung products over their preferred brand.

But, no. I still wouldn't. If Samsung makes a bad product, I don't buy it. Simple. I stated here that I didn't like the original Gear S. I skipped from the Galaxy S3 all the way up to the Note 4, when Samsung got it's stuff together again. The S4 and S5 were crap, so I didn't buy them (tried some other brands in the meantime). But since the Note 4, they've been killing it. The Note 4, then the S6/Edge, Note 5 and S7/Edge and Gear S2 have been top of the line, best in class in design abd performance.

Will they lose it again? Sure. When? I don't know. And it won't matter to me, because I'll just buy whatever is best at the time.

posted on 17 Jul 2016, 19:01 4

40. tedkord (Posts: 13234; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


I do. In fact, it's exactly what I was doing here before someone got his panties in a bunch.

posted on 17 Jul 2016, 19:05 7

42. tedkord (Posts: 13234; 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, 19:17

44. JustinF1998 (Posts: 20; Member since: 01 Jul 2016)


But it doesn't

posted on 17 Jul 2016, 20:02 3

47. tedkord (Posts: 13234; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


In actual fact, it does. The iPhone 6 series is such an unattractive design, that when the leaks came out, Apple fans declared them fakes because Apple would never release such an ugly design. One commenter was so sure they were fake, he made a bet - he'd deactivate his account if they were real. (That was either here our BGR, can't remember which)

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, 21:13

49. Mxyzptlk (unregistered)


I agree wholeheartedly. +1 for the truth.

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, 21:16 2

51. Mxyzptlk (unregistered)


Everyone I've talked to loved the iphone design over the Galaxy Whatever.

posted on 17 Jul 2016, 21:17 1

52. Mxyzptlk (unregistered)


He does exactly what Unordinary says, which is why it was so funny.

posted on 17 Jul 2016, 21:26 3

53. meanestgenius (Posts: 15363; Member since: 28 May 2014)


What's even funnier is that Ordinary does exactly what he's saying tedkord does.

posted on 17 Jul 2016, 21:31 1

54. Mxyzptlk (unregistered)


And tedkord is doing exactly what Unordinary says in his comment. What's your point?

posted on 17 Jul 2016, 21:32 2

55. Mxyzptlk (unregistered)


I think Unordinary was spot on.

posted on 17 Jul 2016, 21:37 1

58. meanestgenius (Posts: 15363; Member since: 28 May 2014)


My point was pretty was obvious, but you clearly don't understand it and I'm not going to waste my time explaining something so glaringly obvious.

posted on 17 Jul 2016, 21:38 4

59. meanestgenius (Posts: 15363; Member since: 28 May 2014)


He was. About himself.

posted on 17 Jul 2016, 21:46 1

60. maherk (Posts: 4615; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


What about the Samsung Ativ S? You know, the one that the iPhone 6 looks a LOT like it?

http://cdn2.gsmarena.com/vv/pics/samsung/samsung-ativ-s-new1.jpg

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