Dunking Reveals Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge Not Quite Waterproof

By Gary Cutlack on at

A company specialising in spreading fear and horror around the robustness of phones so you buy a warranty from it has punched a hole in the water resistance claims of Samsung's new S7 series, showing the phones losing some of their abilities after being submerged for 30 minutes.

The video took Samsung's claims -- 30 minutes of water resistance at a depth of five feet -- and put them to the test in an unrealistic five-foot-deep-tube-of-water scenario. The two phones survived and still worked for the most part, although both the S7 and S7 Edge lost some of their audio playback abilities, with the testers reporting "permanently muffled" audio playback as a result of the dunking.

Related: Samsung Galaxy S7 Review

Here's it all happening:

The good news for Samsung is that the phones both outlasted Apple's iPhone 6S, which lost all audio and displayed visible damage to the display in the same test -- and the iPhone 6S Plus bricked itself after 24 minutes in the Tank of Doom. Although, of course, Apple's never actually said that its phones come with any level of water resistance, so surviving at all is a bonus. [YouTube via Cnet]

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