Can the LG G4 sit in 4-inches of water for 2 hours and survive?
posted by Alan F. / Jun 01, 2015, 11:37 AM
Based on the accompanying video (which we have embedded below for your pleasure), the LG G4 managed to stay submerged for over 2 hours without any damage to the phone. However, since the handset is not water resistant, water managed to seep through the back cover. The battery was quickly removed and the unit placed in a container of Uncle Ben's to absorb the liquid.
Before you start playing footloose and carefree with your LG G4 during rainstorms, or in the bathroom, remember that the phone is not water resistant. If you get your LG G4 wet, it will probably stop working unless you take quick action. Remove the battery immediately and submerge the phone in rice for at least 24 hours.
Nearly three years ago, we told you what to do if your handset gets wet. These are still good rules to follow in case your worst nightmare comes true.
- Display 5.5" 1440 x 2560 pixels
- Camera 16 MP / 8 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 808, Hexa-core, 1800 MHz
- Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
- Battery 3000 mAh(18.5h talk time)
What was the big deal with the test anyway? It's really clear that it isn't waterproof.
posted on Jun 01, 2015, 11:41 AM 2
Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014
Just for the sake of curiosity and views. This video let us know that what will it happen if we accidentally drop our G4 into the water. But of course, most phones these days (non-waterproof) will survive when submerged in the water, but you better be praying that the water won't affect the battery and the internals. And that's why you should get a waterproof phone from Sony if you're worried about dropping your phone into the water. Just saying.
posted on Jun 01, 2015, 11:52 AM 5
A nice trick that has worked for me. I once dropped my iPhone in a toilet (un used thank god lol) at Subway. Quickly went for it and ran it home. Didn't turn on. Unscrewed the casing and set my oven to a low heat. Placed the phone in the oven for several minutes with the door open. Forgot who showed me this trick but it worked flawlessly. Didn't have time to let it sit in rice or silica gel for hours/overnight. I wouldn't try this with an Android device, or a 5c, lol.
posted on Jun 01, 2015, 12:27 PM 0
Posts: 2963; Member since: Jun 19, 2012
After cracking, water is the next common cause of death for smartphones... thats why I started getting a waterproof phones with the Acro S, besides also being ridiculously resilent.... I am already used to my phones being waterproof so I really don't worry about pools, rain, wet hands, grease, etc because I can always rinse and dry... I am glad that your iPhone survived, you were lucky and also quick to act... but many people aren't... I wish that every manufacturer implemented IP protection, at least to the level of being nanocoated... In the meantime, Xperia for me.
posted on Jun 01, 2015, 1:55 PM 1
Posts: 50; Member since: May 29, 2015
this phone blows, i love the s6 edge much more and it works well on Verizon wireless, better camera and speaker, display, processor, battery life, the list goes on. why buy the G4 when you can get the amazing incredible galaxy s6 for the same price........
posted on Jun 01, 2015, 2:36 PM 0
Posts: 294; Member since: Sep 14, 2014
G4 is more solid and durable then the s6 G4 is faster and it has a better memory optimisation Bigger display . you can play stategie games and watch video mor confortble with its curve design it Feel better in the hand Plastic back cover is way better then metal more resistent to scratch Glass is easy to broke w you drop the phone G4 camera blows away s6 camera on manual and auto mode 8mp selfie Smart bultin Smart notice Knock on knock code Glance view For me i Prefer ips display .real color S6 is a good phone but it can never beatthe G4
posted on Jun 01, 2015, 4:14 PM 0
Posts: 45; Member since: Mar 26, 2015
G4 is faster ? you're making me laugh. ips real color? S6 has the best color calibrated display of any smartphone. one more thing... PLASTIC. meh. G4 is bulky. its fat as hell.
posted on Jun 01, 2015, 9:02 PM 0
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