Results: have you ever had a smartphone damaged by water?

Results: have you ever had a smartphone damaged by water?
Nowadays, water-resistance or at least some type of splash-resistance seem to be a must on flagship (and midrange) smartphones. It used to be a rare commodity and mostly featured on rugged phones like the Galaxy Active series or any one of those tanky CAT handsets. Now, you can usually breathe calmly when your phone is near the kitchen sink or next to a spilled drink.

But anyway, we thought it would be a fun — in a bittersweet way — trip down memory lane to try and remember how many handsets we've had drown on us before. We thought we'd ask you — how many smartphones have you managed to wetten to death in the past? Here's how that poll went:

Have you ever had a smartphone damaged by water?

Sad to say - more than once. But less than 10 times, I promise!
9.26%
Yes, it happened that one time. Rice in a bag did not help.
24.68%
Had a scare once, but managed to dry it off and rescue it.
17.45%
Nope, never.
48.62%

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10 Comments

1. ahmuzencab

Posts: 192; Member since: May 12, 2017

Had someone at my Fourth of July party drop their Galaxy in the hot tub last night It survived!

8. matistight

Posts: 901; Member since: May 13, 2009

4th of july on the 3rd?

10. ahmuzencab

Posts: 192; Member since: May 12, 2017

Does drinking/partying until the sun comes up make sense when you have work the next day? :p We all had off on Tuesday so a Monday night party worked best. Quite common around the states.

2. shnibz

Posts: 504; Member since: Sep 18, 2011

Just once. I dropped my LG G2 in the tub whilst giving my infant a bath.

3. cmdacos

Posts: 3788; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Take mine swimming often. Did it with s5, s7 and s8. No issues at all yet. Never salt water though. I know it will be fine at the time but erodes the resistance over time.

4. Pureviewuser1

Posts: 140; Member since: Mar 28, 2016

My lumia 1520 got dammaged in heavy rain had to get rid of it

5. BuffaloSouce

Posts: 1143; Member since: May 01, 2017

My manager got pissed because he dropped his iPhone 7 in some water and ended up with a couple big water spots inside the screen

9. matistight

Posts: 901; Member since: May 13, 2009

Idiot

6. miketer

Posts: 490; Member since: Apr 02, 2015

I was an expert in giving my Lumia 920 a wash once a month with hand soap without filling any of the ports with water. But one day, it was a different day. Maybe the law of averages caught up with me and my phone. Send it for repairs, but hands free option during calls will not work.

7. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1126; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Never, I've always been careful withy Electronics. But I still prefer to have a phone with water resistance. I often wash my S7 Edge a sink of water and use it in the tub and in the rain with no problems. :)

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