Can the Apple iPhone SE survive an hour submerged in water?
posted by Alan F. / Apr 01, 2016, 10:58 PM
An Apple iPhone 5s, Apple iPhone SE and Apple iPhone 6s were each placed inside a container of water and submerged. After five minutes, the Apple iPhone 5s was struggling and would soon stop working. That left the the iPhone SE and iPhone 6s. Both were still working at the 15-minute mark. Nine-minutes later, it appeared that the iPhone SE kicked the bucket. But as it turned out, the phone was merely sleeping and as the running stopwatch showed, it was still running in the background. Both phones managed to last an hour, and were still going when pulled out of the water.
After an hour under water, the iPhone SE was in pretty good shape as was the iPhone 6s. We wouldn't suggest submerging any iPhone in water. That's a task better suited for the Samsung Galaxy S7 or the Sony Xperia Z5. Still, it is good to know that the iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus and iPhone SE should be able to survive a minor spill or a light rain storm.
You can check out the water test by clicking on the video below.
source: ZachStraley via RedmondPie
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One more icrap article !!
posted on Apr 01, 2016, 11:04 PM 14
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Don't like it? Don't read it. No-one's forcing you.
posted on Apr 02, 2016, 12:07 AM 21
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Apple starts to feel jumpy when its sale is declining. Brace yourself! From now on you'll see more paid articles like this from Phonearena. I'm not surprised since such articles are on the rise, in order to please their typical sponsor which we already know.
posted on Apr 02, 2016, 12:21 AM 9
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The funny thing is that we have yet to officially see their sales drop. Furthermore, Samsung sales have been tanking for a few years now and their is plenty of proof. Other Android manufacturers don't even register on Apple's radar. So, tell me what your point was again?
posted on Apr 02, 2016, 12:19 PM 2
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Actually, in the past 24 hours there have only been 3 articles related to the iPhone out of 32 total (my count estimated 30-32 articles total in the past 24 hours). In other words, in the past 24 hours only about 10% of the articles were having to deal with Apple or the iPhone.
posted on Apr 02, 2016, 4:14 AM 2
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Your full of crap troll.. These phones are not Water-resistance like the S7.. The article even said that the task was better suited for the Samsung Galaxy S7 or the Sony Xperia Z5. How in the world is this a icrap article? Or another Apple PR? Aren't anyone allowed to report on one of the most popular phones in use today?
posted on Apr 02, 2016, 4:15 AM 2
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Yet you bothered to leave a crap comment on it. Green thumb w***e.
posted on Apr 02, 2016, 12:05 PM 0
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is there any IP certification for 10cm underwater? :-/ repeat that test on 100cm or 150cm underwater
posted on Apr 01, 2016, 11:26 PM 4
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Yeah, just laying them gently under water isn't how the IP rating works, but it is at least good that the newer ones don't break from accidental water, though even if they manage this, direct water or powerful sprays could probably still do something. Rating 6 is powerful jets of water. 5 is jets of water, so yeah, I would guess 4? splashes of water?
posted on Apr 02, 2016, 7:50 AM 0
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Mostly yes, but not being certified there's absolutely no guarantee that it will hold up, so yeah, tricky, you only need to be unlucky once, but that's the same with even the toughest screens now a days, they can have stood up to a lot of abuse, but one wrong drop might break it. Course phones are getting to the point where people need to fake their breaks in some video reviews, which is just sad, but good for customers.
posted on Apr 02, 2016, 1:58 PM 0
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Obviously its not waterproof, so it won't...oh wait i totally forgot, I am in planet Earth. Yes it does, and every other thing is possible, plus Donald Trump is a genius!
posted on Apr 02, 2016, 12:08 AM 1
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One of my friends dropped his phone in the watter for few seconds. He still has it, but hundreds of problems.
posted on Apr 02, 2016, 1:28 AM 0
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