Lost and found Samsung Galaxy S5 reportedly survives for almost 7 months outdoors

Lost and found Samsung Galaxy S5 reportedly survives for almost 7 months outdoors
Released by Samsung over 2 years ago, the Galaxy S5 was the company's first flagship smartphone to be dust- and water-resistant. Thanks to the fact that it's IP67-certified, the Galaxy S5 is completely protected against dust, and can be immersed in water up to 1 meter for up to 30 minutes. Of course, you can also take the handset out when it's raining without worrying about its functionality. 

But what if you leave a Galaxy S5 outside for a longer period of time, let's say months? Well, a South Korean man named Bae Gyu-ryong unintentionally did that when he lost his S5.

According to Korean publication Yonhap News, this particular Galaxy S5 was lost it in September last year in the owner's persimmon orchard. The device was on silent mode, and, even after days of searching, it could not be found (we assume that the phone didn't have Android Device Manager installed). This April, though, while working in his orchard, Bae Gyu-ryong accidentally discovered his S5 - almost 7 months (including winter time) after losing it. The handset was wet, but, after being dried out and recharged, it worked just like before, despite the fact that it's been through rain and snow for such a long time.

Needless to say, although this story had a happy end, we don't recommend anyone to leave their Galaxy S5 (or any other smartphone, for that matter) outdoors for long periods of time.

At the moment, you can buy an unlocked Samsung Galaxy S5 for around $350. The handset was recently updated to Android 6.0 Marshmallow, so it remains an option to consider if you don't need a phone with the latest hardware specs, but still want protection against dust and water.


source: Yonhap News

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63 Comments

1. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Too bad the S5 can't survive TouchWiz.

2. maherk

Posts: 6623; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Too bad that you were born brainless.

16. meanestgenius

Posts: 21149; Member since: May 28, 2014

Lmao! +1 for the truth.

22. Mxyzptlk unregistered

And then there's this guy. Riding the bandwagon.

34. meanestgenius

Posts: 21149; Member since: May 28, 2014

Lmao! You're just bumburned because Maherk embarrassed you with the truth.

44. Mxyzptlk unregistered

He didn't embarrass me and I'm not bumburned. Don't ride the bandwagon.

47. meanestgenius

Posts: 21149; Member since: May 28, 2014

Yes, you're embarrassed and bumburned. Serves you right for trolling all of the time.

48. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Again I am not bumburned nor embarrassed. I don't care at all.

49. meanestgenius

Posts: 21149; Member since: May 28, 2014

Of course you care. If you didn't, you wouldn't even bother responding. Now go get some aloe and a cool, damp cloth for that bumburn of yours, troll. Lmao!

52. Mxyzptlk unregistered

No, I just like poking fun at the asinine court jester.

53. meanestgenius

Posts: 21149; Member since: May 28, 2014

Considering how you've been ridiculed in this post, it's pretty evident that you're the asinine court jester here. Now quit deflecting, and go take care of your bruised ego and bumburn. Lmao!

54. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I'm not going to go back and forth with you in a pissing contest. Stop glorifying yourself and get over it.

55. meanestgenius

Posts: 21149; Member since: May 28, 2014

Aka you really are bumburned and embarrassed so you'll tuck tail and run away now. Lmao!

56. Mxyzptlk unregistered

No just your bs is getting too smelly.

57. meanestgenius

Posts: 21149; Member since: May 28, 2014

You're smelling your upper lip again.

58. Mxyzptlk unregistered

And you have your head up your bottom.

59. meanestgenius

Posts: 21149; Member since: May 28, 2014

Lmao! You really are bumburned that Maherk embarrassed you! You're seething right now! Aloe and a cool, damp cloth can't even soothe your bumburn! Lmao!

60. Mxyzptlk unregistered

No, it's like I said, you have your head up your bottom. No bumburned at all.

61. meanestgenius

Posts: 21149; Member since: May 28, 2014

No, it's like I said: you're bumburned, seething with anger, and embarrassed. Lmao!

62. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Like I said, you're done. Quit while you still can.

63. meanestgenius

Posts: 21149; Member since: May 28, 2014

Not as "done" as your burned bum is! Lmao! If you stop now, you won't be further embarrassed. Lmao!

64. Mxyzptlk unregistered

It's over. You lost. I'm not going to keep having this pissing contest with you.

65. meanestgenius

Posts: 21149; Member since: May 28, 2014

You're not going to keep on because you're losing badly, and have been thoroughly embarrassed. Now run along and tend to that bumburn. Lmao!

23. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Too bad that's the best you can come up with. I wouldn't expect anything less from a 3rd grader.

7. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Looks like somebody hasn't moved on from 2013 yet.

8. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Aaaaand we're back to those amazing survival stories

13. QuasarExod

Posts: 102; Member since: Mar 29, 2016

You survive without a brain.

19. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Primitive

27. QuasarExod

Posts: 102; Member since: Mar 29, 2016

So you're primitive?

45. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I was referring to your comment and the +5 who are thumbing it up.

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