Is the LG G3 secretly water-resistant? Check out this video and see for yourself!

Is the LG G3 secretly water-resistant? Check out this video and see for yourself!
The LG G3 is a smartphone full of surprises! Although its spec sheet reads like a high-end hardware apotheosis, water and dust resistance never made it to the final list. At least officially. But what did you know? Here's a video by Harris Craycraft, which shows how LG's flagship survives a variety of water torture methods, including being submerged under water for a full two hours, screen on and everything. Afterwards, the smartphone appears to work without a hitch!

Before you and the G3 go out for a swim, bear in mind the video doesn't show whether the USB port and speakers survived the forced bath. Also, we can clearly see that some water did manage to enter the handset's back panel, which means the LG G3 isn't completely sealed, and therefore protected against water ingress. But if anything, this demonstration should reassure you that your new G3 will end up mostly fine after an accidental shower. Once again, impressive engineering by LG!

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26 Comments

1. jeff1434325

Posts: 97; Member since: Aug 07, 2012

wow, this would come in handy when it overheats;)

2. drunkenjay

Posts: 1645; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

sorry to burst your bubble but mine doesnt over heat =]

5. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

Then you obviously don't own a G3 because they all overheat.

7. drunkenjay

Posts: 1645; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

well.i have it right now =] the only reason mine doesnt over heat is because i dont put my screen brightness up like other people. the only phone that overheated was my xperia z2. and that was with 60% brightness.

8. jeff1434325

Posts: 97; Member since: Aug 07, 2012

what version do u have?

9. drunkenjay

Posts: 1645; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

international model 32gb.3gb ram. xperia z2 is also international model.

10. Shan83

Posts: 10; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

Hi, Am planning to get G3 as soon as it launches here in my country. But am seeing this overheating issues being reported by users of late. Some users claim that minimal usage of phone itself heats d phone. Like normal web browsing, moderate gaming. Not even the graphic intense games. Whats your opinion? how long have you been using G3?

11. luis.d

Posts: 354; Member since: Dec 04, 2013

3GB version here. Yes, it heats up, but this is normal. After all, you're exercising a 2.5GHz quad-core CPU without any cooling.

15. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

So you are saying G3 does not have any cooling to cool down that monster CPU? Ehh... This might be a skip for me then... That's almost like trying to tell a computer geek to take the cooling system out of their computer...

12. drunkenjay

Posts: 1645; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

i got mine on monday. nice screen, im watching youtube and its not even warm so i dont get why people are saying its heating. if its heating easily its probably because you have a 2gb ram model, or if you set the brightness at 100% which i dont know why people do. i dont play games much on phone so i dont know. but if you play graphic intensive games, all phones will heat. i suggest you get the 3gb ram model if you can. plus if you came from phones like m8, z2 you will think the phone is slow but other than those phones, the phone is fast. the reason it will feel slow is that they dont customise their phones (near vanilla os). but i personally dont like vanilla os the only lag i have felt was the home button and the multitask button, the rest is blazing fast. battery is good but it also depends on how much you use. i last around 1.5-2 days with 3+ hours of on screen time. if you want the best battery i would insist on getting the z2, it lasts 3 days with 5+ on screen time. try this site, this is an australian site but people like me who buy international models talk about the phone and battery life etc. http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/forum-replies.cfm?t=2235876&p=97

23. Brosepower

Posts: 35; Member since: Apr 21, 2014

lol. Oh the arrogance.

6. jeff1434325

Posts: 97; Member since: Aug 07, 2012

....believe me, it realy does. after just a few minutes of playing & web browsing, the phone feels noticeably warm. I dont know if this is just normal. mine is a 2GB version.

13. 3rdDegree

Posts: 218; Member since: Jul 13, 2013

If you turn high temperature property on in the hidden menu, it will allow your brightness level to stay high, despite the temperature increase. However, it does power off to protect itself...

3. WillieFDiaz

Posts: 127; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Uhh.... Didnt something like this happen with the OnePlus One and then they came out and said, it is NOT water resistant... Sorry, but neither is this device. With water resistance being touted by Samsung and other devices, you would think LG would capitalize on this and market the LG G3 as being water resistant if this was the case, since they didnt, I can say without a doubt, it is NOT water resistant rated, and you are just lucky if water doesnt kill your device.

18. TheGenius

Posts: 339; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

Exactly my point. Lg even denied it being waterprrof and is against ip certification. This video maker had pure luck. Thats all.

25. capsloc

Posts: 2; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

I dropped my phone today in water...was there for like 3 seconds while I panicked to recover it....phone is working normal. The only thing is the camera glass is a little foggy. I'm going to try to evaporate it later, but other than that it's working fine.

4. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2260; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

its not waterproof, this must be a hoax.

14. 3rdDegree

Posts: 218; Member since: Jul 13, 2013

Well no smartphone is waterproof, but this phone definitely appears to be water resistant. I should try that with mine, not! (seriously though I actually want to now)

16. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

How can u call this amazing when sony started this trend with the Xperia GO Xperia Z. It's not even IP certified

17. Bozzor

Posts: 248; Member since: May 02, 2012

Fact is...a LOT of late model phones have a fair amount of resistance to water, but it is touch and go. The main reason is that components have shrunk and as a result, phones become so compact and 'dense' in components that it is hard for water to enter in a lot of cases. Of course, it's no guarantee and maybe slightly wrong angle and suddenly, one drop of water causes your phone to brick, But don't be surprised if you phone is dropped in a sink or a pool, you retrieve it in a panic after a few seconds...and all is well!

19. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Show me a phone that does not warm significantly during browsing the net? Honestly. You can't, they all do.

20. wilsong17 unregistered

My note 3.. I feel bad for LG if you play game and charge us going to get super hot

21. LGisgood

Posts: 833; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

impressive! I already know since the beginning G3 is a water resistant!

22. Vexify

Posts: 570; Member since: Jun 16, 2014

Its easy to spray that water proofing coating on your phone and make a video saying it's "secretly water resistant" …

24. zachattack

Posts: 621; Member since: Jul 31, 2013

All phones have it, fanboys need to get real for a second. The m8, the m7, the galaxies, my g2 after long gaming or charging. Its not hard to keep a device cool... Brightness at 35-40% easily visible in most of not all situations. If you stare at a screen when its facing the sun you're doing it wrong. I can just make out the g2 screen at like 25 in the sun Get real people

26. Feride

Posts: 3; Member since: Mar 08, 2016

LG G3 is such a beautiful beast! It has no heating issues! Stop talking noncence and get a f**king life! The LG G3 is the best phone and will be the best forever!

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