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Samsung Galaxy S7 Active IP68 Rating Questioned [VIDEO]

Samsung Galaxy S7 Active IP68 Rating Questioned [VIDEO]
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Samsung Galaxy S7 Active IP68 Rating Questioned [VIDEO]

The Samsung Galaxy S7 Active was touted to be an ideal device to use for the outdoors but a mere ‘dunk’ test could harm its credibility.

The Samsung Galaxy S7 Active was touted to be an ideal device to use outdoors, but a mere ‘dunk’ test could harm its credibility.

For a device that gained IP68 rating, the Samsung Galaxy S7 Active is now under fire following reports that the handset fizzled a water immersion test using two different devices. The test was carried out by Consumer Reports for 30 minutes in 5-feet of water.

Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge performed better

As pointed out by Android Authority, the Samsung Galaxy S7 Active is in stark contrast to what the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. Both devices passed the same dunk test and places the Galaxy S7 Active version in a bad light.

The Samsung Galaxy S7 Active was branded as a rugged device, meaning it should have easily passed the dunk test.

The Aftermath

As mentioned, there were two Samsung Galaxy S7 Active devices that took the test. The first one returned visible screen damage in the form of green lines with the touch screen totally dead. Moisture formed on the interior of both cameras.

With a device possibly faulty, a second Samsung Galaxy S7 Active was used. Like the first one, the results for the second device followed a similar result. The second device rendered a flickering effect with water getting into the camera lenses. The SIM card was not spared as well.

Testers allowed the two devices to dry up but the two became non-responsive and never recovered.

Samsung has been alerted of the findings with the waterproofing of the Samsung Galaxy S7 Active is being scrutinized. There is a slight possibility that Consumer Reports got two defective units.

Just the same, Samsung advises owners to refrain from doing the same thing and technically keep it away from water until they figure out the problem.

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