Samsung stands behind the water resistance and IP68 certification of the Galaxy S7 Active

Samsung stands behind the water resistance and IP68 certification of the Galaxy S7 Active
Last week, Consumer Reports said that it couldn't rate the rugged Samsung Galaxy S7 Active because the phone failed its test for water resistance. What makes this so strange is that the IP68 certification rating on the Galaxy S7 Active matches the rating given to the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 edge. Both of those models passed the Consumer Reports test for water resistance and are currently the top two recommended smartphones ranked by the non-profit magazine. Had the Galaxy S7 Active passed the test for water resistance, it too would have joined its siblings at the top of the charts, according to CR.

According to the user guide for the Samsung Galaxy S7 Active, the phone can be submerged in up to 5 feet of water for up to 30-minutes, and escape unscathed. In Consumer Reports' lab, two Galaxy S7 Active handsets were put in a pressurized tank to simulate a depth of just under 5-feet. They were in the tank for 30 minutes. When they were taken out of the tank, it was clear that water had infiltrated the screen and the devices had issues with their power buttons.

The user guide for the phone notes that "despite this (IP68) classification, your device is not impervious to water damage in any situation," which sounds like a statement designed to allow the manufacturer to cover a certain part of its anatomy. On Friday, Samsung issued a statement which said that the Galaxy S7 Active was thoroughly tested and that it stands behind the IP68 certification placed on the handset. The company added that it will replace water-damaged Samsung Galaxy S7 Active units under its standard limited warranty.

The Samsung Galaxy S7 Active is an AT&T exclusive in the U.S.

source: AndroidCentral

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  • Battery 4000 mAh



1. strawhat67

Posts: 66; Member since: Jul 16, 2015

Looks uglier than S6 Active

14. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Samsung has dropped the ball with the looks. The Galaxy S7 and the Note 7 look additional.

15. Mxyzptlk unregistered


18. tedkord

Posts: 17307; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

It really hurts you that the S7 and Note 7 look better than the iPhone 6s series, and the iPhone 7 leaks.

27. Unordinary unregistered

Tedkord: A manbaby who gets hurt and defensive when he sees Samsung Mobile receiving blows. Usually responsive with a cry baby response or a comment attacking the attacker, this animal typical gets pretty aggressive and hostile if anyone comes close to emotional abuse toward Samsung. Ideally, you should wear SPF300 to protect yourself from the heat coming off this guy's head when his circle jerk gets interrupted with any opposing view. Tedkord, CP39, is a water type Pokemon which can be found in the saltiest of environments. No need to use an Ultra Ball, for he is easy to trigger.

32. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Replace the following words, and you literally described yourself: - Tedkord > Unordinary - manbaby > hypocrite - Samsung > Apple Kudos muffin, such great gift you have.

50. Mxyzptlk unregistered

So you're pretty much just saying No You?

33. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

I don't usually side with trolls like tedkord but, you do that too when someone attacks Apple, so yeah, classic pot calling the kettle black.

42. tedkord

Posts: 17307; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I only troll back at trolls. You won't find me going into an Apple article and calling the iPhone garbage, or using words like sheep.

61. tedkord

Posts: 17307; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Show where I said the iPhone is bad our called anyone a sheep. I'll wait... All I did was state facts - the antenna issue was on all iPhone 4 units, it was a design flaw, and once Apple offered a full refund or free bumper, the issue was resolved. Your proof, as always, is not in the pudding.

111. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Remember that part about the denial? Yeah, you're doing it again.

35. maherk

Posts: 6770; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I love it when I see the irony in a hypocrite's comment. Good job pal, you made my day.

36. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

What irony, maherk? I think tedkord counter-trolls occassionaly, just as everyone does.

38. meanestgenius

Posts: 21778; Member since: May 28, 2014

I think he's referring to the irony a unordinary's comment. Unordinary is saying all of these things about tedkord when the he's in fact really describing himself is what maherk is saying.

55. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I think Unordinary was spot on.

59. meanestgenius

Posts: 21778; Member since: May 28, 2014

He was. About himself.

64. Mxyzptlk unregistered

He was talking about tedkord. Pay attention.

68. meanestgenius

Posts: 21778; Member since: May 28, 2014

He described himself. Pay closer attention.

74. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Whatever man.

81. meanestgenius

Posts: 21778; Member since: May 28, 2014

Right. Whatever.

88. Mxyzptlk unregistered

-_- Really, you couldn't leave it alone after that? You just had to respond.

91. andynaija

Posts: 1255; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

Sounds exactly like what you're doing, so I don't see what you're complaining for.

101. Mxyzptlk unregistered

You obviously have no idea what you are talking about. This is meanest we are talking about.

114. meanestgenius

Posts: 21778; Member since: May 28, 2014

You just can't keep me out of your mouth, can you?

120. Mxyzptlk unregistered

You wish.

126. meanestgenius

Posts: 21778; Member since: May 28, 2014

You've already proven that you can't. No need to wish about anything.

132. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Well we all know what you can't keep out of your mouth.

138. meanestgenius

Posts: 21778; Member since: May 28, 2014

Yes, we both know. It's the reason I'm now your step-dad. Tell mom I said hello. :D

144. Mxyzptlk unregistered

You're done. You being my step-dad is the day blackberry becomes relevant again.

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