Video: this LG washer tried but failed to drown the water-resistant Samsung Galaxy S7

Video: this LG washer tried but failed to drown the water-resistant Samsung Galaxy S7
As you probably know by now, one of the most notable new features that the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge bring compared to their predecessor is protection against the elements. 

After extensive testing, the two phones have received an IP68 certification, which ensures that the handsets are dustproof and that they are water resistant up to depths of 1.5 meters for 30 minutes. In practice, however, it looks like Samsung Galaxy S7 can actually handle a bit more than that.

A video blogger by the name of Max Lee decided to see how the Samsung Galaxy S7 fares a full washing machine cycle. Interestingly, Lee used an LG Washer for this test, which is a nice touch. After all, what other washer would better fit the role other than one made by Samsung's cross-town rival?

As you can notice in the video below, the Samsung Galaxy S7 appeared to have passed the test with flying colors. Sure, the handset itself was protected by what appears to be TPU clear cover, which probably offers a bit more protection against water pressure, and the phone was washed alongside with laundry, which was probably the only reason why the screen survived the drying cycles. The phone's camera, the microphone, and everything else worked just fine after a 45-minute water treatment.


This probably goes without mention, but do not try to replicate this Samsung Galaxy S7 water resistance test at home. However, if you accidentally throw your jeans in the washer with the Samsung Galaxy S7 in the back pocket, the phone actually has a shot of surviving without notable damage.

What do you guys think about water resistance in premium smartphones, does this feature have the slightest influence on your purchasing decisions?

source: Max Lee

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