If you ever saw the advert about the Galaxy S7 as a water resistant, tested and tried to stay under several immersion of water without any fault or damage as earlier said by Samsung, well, just a quick i advice. Don’t try it.
Well, you could just to find out the state of your Samsung phone as news is reported that the smartphone from the giant failed water test.
The Samsung Galaxy S7 Active stopped working after being put in a tank that simulated the effect of being about 5ft (1.5m) underwater.
Consumer Reports repeated its test on a second model, which was also damaged.
Samsung said it was possible defective devices were “not as watertight” as they should have been.
When removed after half an hour, the first phone’s display was non-responsive and marred by green lines. Bubbles had also formed in its two camera lenses.
The second handset subjected to the same test suffered similar faults.
Samsung’s website stated the Galaxy S7 Active, which is sold in the US but is not available in the UK, is IP68-certified.
The ingress protection rating signifies the phone can withstand “continuous immersion in water”.
The non-profit organisation said neither handset was usable following its experiments.
It noted the standard Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge models, which are also IP68-certified, had not sustained water damage during the same test conditions.
“While Consumer Reports generally doesn’t evaluate phones for this feature, we do perform an immersion test when a manufacturer claims that its product is water-resistant,” it said.
“When we recently evaluated the Galaxy S7 Active, it failed this test.”
Samsung said it had received “very few complaints” about the issue, and that handsets should be covered under warranty. The Active model first went on sale in June.
“There may be an off-chance that a defective device is not as watertight as it should be,” it said, adding that it would investigate the issue.