Galaxy S7 edge gets dunked in a pool, records a video to tell about it


The Galaxy S7 and S7 edge are both IP68-certified, meaning that they can withstand being underwater like an adjustable-rate mortgage for a substantial amount of time. Samsung says up to half an hour and in up to five feet of the liquid, and we were sure it won't be long before someone takes a Galaxy S7 edge and puts these claims to the test. 

The first units of the S7 and S7 edge are already in the hands of those who preordered, way ahead of the official 3/11 launch date, so people have started to do all sorts of things with them, and one of the initial tests is of the waterproofing claims, of course. Not only can we see that the new Galaxies will survive in water as advertised, but the S7 edge has recorded a really nice underwater footage in the pool test, too, the quality of which you can see in the vid above.

Related phones

Galaxy S7
  • Display 5.1" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(28h 3G talk time)

FEATURED VIDEO

33 Comments

1. Jason2k13

Posts: 1448; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

If it wasn't for the water resistance + bigger battery i probably would have gone with the G5, but I guess its the S7 Edge for me.

4. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3944; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Time will tell rather or not you made the best decision.

22. sharks

Posts: 236; Member since: Feb 16, 2013

Armpit hair in pool. It's alive! alive! Nice resolution, kid. *barfs*

26. joevsyou

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

HAHA i was thinking the boy need to take his clippers and trim it up lol.

2. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Well IP68 is supposed to be able to handle this, but always good to know, I'm surprised that the audio quality while under water was actually quite good for under water sounds, microphone change has clearly done a lot, hopefully these kinds will become standard in everything, not so much for water resistance but microphones on phones have been rather stagnant mostly I guess because we don't expect the built in phone to have good audio quality other then for making good calls?

3. mastachaz

Posts: 52; Member since: Feb 19, 2016

looks great :)

5. Tarox

Posts: 114; Member since: Feb 17, 2015

definitely a cool thing! How is Samsung behaving if you go swimming and do such videos -> use it as a underwatercammera in your pool, but water comes in???

6. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Well they aren't "recommending" it but I don't think anyone ever recommends electronics under water, but with the IP68 rating it really shouldn't be an issue, as long as you don't go too deep and treat it carefully. Still though I would recommend getting an underwater full case for it, if nothing else then because there are those that will allow you to use the touch screen under water with no issues, where wet screen + finger makes for weird inputs, which is also why it suddenly changed in the bowl it thought it sensed an input and acted accordingly.

9. kent-gaga

Posts: 609; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

because there're still possibilties that some ports on the phone, like the sim card slot, can be accidentally opened (which also mean it's somehow the user's fault, not samsung's), i dont think they would be doing anything about it

10. Genza

Posts: 576; Member since: Mar 12, 2014

My advice if you are not in an emergency situation never using your phone to take photos or videos underwater. Just get affordable action cam like GoPro Hero 4 Session or Sony HDR-AS50R.

27. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

No warranty coverage for water damage on Samsung waterproof device. Had lots of S5 , S5 active with water damages because of waterproof faillure never samsung agreed to repair or exchange. Sony do cover under warranty if there is no chemical corosion of the waterproofing and they plug it in a special machine thats test the lil flap waterproof if they fail they will repair or exchange. Sonim Tech is the best of the bunch no matter what happen to your phone ( beside loosing it lol ) they will replace it.. i had a client thats literally runned over if phone with a bulldozer the phone was in pieces *well half of the phone* client returned it in a ziplock bag lol they exchanged it! )

7. readreadz

Posts: 22; Member since: Mar 02, 2015

Handsome boy! Love u

11. Zack_2014

Posts: 677; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

If your not a girl then I can all you a gay

13. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

yeah take him.. he is all for you..

25. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

Cracks me up!

8. Genza

Posts: 576; Member since: Mar 12, 2014

I just read gsmarena hands-on and i realized one thing unlike Xperia the Galaxy S7 screen does not work when wet. I guess it could be an annoying problem for people who often do the activities that make their hands wet.

12. Zack_2014

Posts: 677; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

The S7 screen does work underwater. Check out EverythingApplePro's Channel

17. Genza

Posts: 576; Member since: Mar 12, 2014

Thanks for the info now I know that the S7 series will not have problems when the screen is wet. For anyone who is looking for the same information let me make it easier for you.https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=IJUxi0ktDzw

14. sergiobr

Posts: 718; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

Why he didn't jump with his apple watch in the pool ? LOL

32. nenadmitrovic

Posts: 64; Member since: Aug 01, 2014

Real question is why he or anyone else have apple watch

15. darkkjedii

Posts: 30833; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Samsung brought the noise with the S7, now on to the true Beast of the East.

18. joeytaylor

Posts: 957; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

The Note 6?

20. darkkjedii

Posts: 30833; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Yep yep.

16. SayMobile

Posts: 156; Member since: Jan 29, 2014

woah! its so cool when probably the best smartphone in the world does that. Awesooome !

19. IAMBLCKJ3ZUS

Posts: 400; Member since: Sep 29, 2015

Samsung really takes from Sony and no one has anything to say wow.

29. srgonu

Posts: 509; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

Samsung did it "without flaps"

33. romeo1

Posts: 807; Member since: Jan 06, 2012

And sony didn't? Since z3+ they only hava a flap for sim and sd

21. SYSTEM_LORD

Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

Yeah, Sony did it better and did it better

23. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Yes, lets take a phone we already know is IP certified for protection from dust and water and just drop it in the pool to make another dumb video for free clicks. I have lost all hope in humanity when such dumb videos are now considered entertaining.

24. Anonn

Posts: 230; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

Watch Samsung Galaxy S7 vs iPhone 6S Water Test! Actually Waterproof ? https://youtu.be/IJUxi0ktDzw

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at https://www.parsintl.com/phonearena or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit https://www.parsintl.com/ for samples and additional information.