The Samsung Galaxy S6 might not be water resistant - would that be a deal breaker for you?


Last month, we heard that the upcoming Galaxy S6 would not be water resistant, thus missing one of the important features of Samsung's former flagship - the Galaxy S5 (pictured above). Of course, for now we can't be absolutely sure of this, but, if these leaked photos (published earlier today) show the real S6, it's pretty clear that the new handset will, indeed, not have a water resistant body. And the same can probably be said about the Galaxy S6 Edge.

Earlier this week, Samsung aired a commercial to remind us that the Galaxy S5 was "water resistant" and "irresistible", possibly implying that this would remain its only high-end handset that isn't afraid of water.

Sure enough, if we don't take into consideration the Galaxy S5 and Sony's Xperia Z handsets, water resistant flagships are hard to find anyway. But that doesn't mean some people don't highly appreciate water resistance on phones. This being said, we want to know if you, our readers, think that the absence of this feature would be a deal breaker. Obviously, the question is addressed only to those who are considering getting a Galaxy S6.

Assuming you want to buy a Galaxy S6, would the absence of water resistance be a deal breaker for you?

Yes
42.54%
No
57.46%

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Galaxy S6
  • Display 5.1" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 2100 MHz
  • Storage 128GB
  • Battery 2550 mAh(23h 3G talk time)

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47 Comments

1. amcasper unregistered

It wouldn't be a deal breaker for me, but it was definitely on my wishlist. Hopefully LifeProof will make a case.

16. f35hunter

Posts: 241; Member since: Dec 12, 2013

Yeah the water resistence feature of the Sony Z1 was a life changer for me .

40. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

After having Z2 since it was first released, it would be hard for me to not get a water resistance phone. I'm just so used to not worry about water getting on my phone.

2. sam3k

Posts: 130; Member since: May 02, 2013

Nope, I hardly took my s5 to the beach or in the swimming pool, but it still would be a nice feature.

3. Busyboy

Posts: 739; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

Yes, why ditch a marquee feature?

4. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Forget that is it lag proof?

5. Busyboy

Posts: 739; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

Stick to Apple posts please. Thanks

36. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I see you can't answer the question.

19. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

At least it's bug proof, iOS is like a funfair for bugs.

29. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Dumb post. Really dumb post.

37. buccob

Posts: 2981; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

35. Mxyzptlk unregistered

So Sony must be salesproof since they're going belly up?

6. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

I was considering the S6 as an upgrade for my 5. But I go out on the lake about every weekend. So it would be necessary for me to have this in addition to my waterproof case. (Double redundancy, you know.) Better safe than sorry. So this would be a no go for me.

12. andynaija

Posts: 1267; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

Well your S5 isn't even that old (software-wise and hardware-wise) to warrant an upgrade just because a newer version is coming out. Doing that would have been unnecessary.

47. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

True, but I am a habitual upgrader. I'll buy something regardless. Just not sure what yet.

7. steelew

Posts: 222; Member since: Jun 04, 2012

They can keep that weird little micro USB plug cover. I heard from a friend that it would always not go in enough and she would get an error telling her that the battery cover wasn't closed. I plug my phone in too much (even with Qi charging) to use the cover.

8. der3331

Posts: 43; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

Funny that the number is closed. i knew this would happen because of pathetic sony fanboys and maybe htc's? they are just jealous of the S6 have more attention.hahaha

41. mrmessma

Posts: 271; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

There is no sensor on the S5 I get a reminder to close it after unplugging a charger but if I randomly open it, no sensor based warning. Edit: reply meant for the above post, sorry on PA app.

9. Slammer

Posts: 1515; Member since: Jun 03, 2010

I am for any smartphone that prevents as many trips to the service center as possible. Waterproofing a phone helps deter water damage that can void warranties. Having removable batteries is another deterent for high deductible payouts just for a failed battery. Since Samsung has elected to eliminate both functions, I have equally elected to move on. I loved my last two Samsungs. I purchased Samsung after years of having HTC. Since HTC eliminated removable batteries and SD cards, I found solitude in Samsung. Now I have been left with no choice. I will either give LG a try or downgrade to a feature or dumb phone. Smart phones are becoming cash cows for manufacturers and financial headache by forcing consumers into servicing for every little thing. John B.

10. TyrionLannister unregistered

No. But no micro SD slot will surely be.

13. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

You can always buy the lag fest 810 with it or the 128gb s6 without, it's the best way for samsung to make more cash like apple, sd cards lag the phones out and slow things down

14. TyrionLannister unregistered

The only hope i had from spring phones was the s6. And with it seems to not having sd card slot, i have no choice but to wait for a decent phone i can buy. I'll not pay 1000$ for a phone.

43. mrmessma

Posts: 271; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

If you're just storing media, I don't think SD causes lag in a phone.

11. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2267; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

samsung failed on its s5 series,and now ditching it on s6.so lame ..

15. dchamero

Posts: 8; Member since: Feb 25, 2015

The thing is, once I got used to the water resistance on the S5, I don't want to loose that feature... So I guess I'll wait for the Z4....

22. mixedfish

Posts: 1570; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

People who haven't experienced water resistance will say it's not necessary, but once they do it's one of the best features.

17. davenycept

Posts: 200; Member since: Jul 03, 2012

I think for ppl that had the S5 it might be an issue.. what we care about is it's function and reliability

18. Mube007

Posts: 260; Member since: Sep 24, 2013

no only wants good design to be honestly there was nothing spectacular in s5 design

20. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

Kinda deal breaker for me, because I'm used to the water resistance on Sony phones.

23. TyrionLannister unregistered

What do you mean by used to it. I hope you don't mean that you wash your phone everyday.

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