Can the LG G4 sit in 4-inches of water for 2 hours and survive?

Can the LG G4 sit in 4-inches of water for 2 hours and survive?
The LG G4 does not have an IP certification for protection against dust and water. And as far as we know, the device has not been treated with nano-coatings like some of Motorola's handsets are. Still, the phone was placed in a sink filled with 4-inches of water to see if LG's latest and greatest handset could survive a dunking.

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.



source: iTechWorld11

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18 Comments

1. gaming64 unregistered

What was the big deal with the test anyway? It's really clear that it isn't waterproof.

3. Kruze

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.

18. Niva.

Posts: 440; Member since: Jan 05, 2015

Why should we get a phone from Sony again? They're not the only ones with waterproof devices.

4. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Must agree pointless test and I doubt anyone was really that curious.

13. waddup121 unregistered

gg...

2. Browndynamite

Posts: 21; Member since: Jun 01, 2015

CLICK BAIT ALERT

5. gaming64 unregistered

Expecting THEPATRIOTS to bark.

6. Sauce5 unregistered

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.

8. natypes

Posts: 1110; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

That's where the iPhone belonged, should have left it.

9. buccob

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.

7. Ky3bMu4

Posts: 9; Member since: Mar 13, 2015

well, not impressed. If it ran snapdragon 810 the water would vaporize before even touching the phone! Just joking here, this is good result

10. ThePATRIOToverlord

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........

11. ikenvape

Posts: 308; Member since: May 28, 2014

Wow, just like that eh? I assume you're working for Samsung?

12. zachki17

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

14. guil.power

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.

15. TechWhale

Posts: 23; Member since: Nov 08, 2014

Fat as hell? You'd rather have a thin phone that can barely last 4 hours than one that could last for at least 8? You need to get your priorities right

17. zachki17

Posts: 294; Member since: Sep 14, 2014

Ok if you think the s6 is faster .. Just watch this gaming performance. https://youtu.be/_f5AiUsH6zc. And f**k those phonearena they make any sense Samsung cheat on the benchhmark

16. BaffledTruffle

Posts: 523; Member since: Dec 07, 2013

Your comment is just one huge list of nope.

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