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    Default Galaxy Note 4: Is it waterproof?

    I haven't seen anything about the Note 4 being waterproof like the S5. Anyone know for sure?
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    Samsung doesn't list anything about water resistance in their specs here:

    Samsung GALAXY Note4 - Specs

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    Nothing was mentioned during the unpacked event. Doesn't look like it.

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    was going to ask the same question!
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    Nothing mentioned so I'm sure its not. they would have made a big deal out of is like she did those cat pictures...

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    I didn't see that anywhere. Makes me sad.
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    Probably because of the Stylus, they could not make it waterproof. Imagine you forget your stylus one day and there goes your phone in some water. I wonder did they at least make it water resistant? That is useful for the rain or if you spill something on it. Loved it on my Moto devices (Motorola has been doing water resistant/splash proof since the Droid Razr).
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    Quote Originally Posted by A895 View Post
    Probably because of the Stylus, they could not make it waterproof. Imagine you forget your stylus one day and there goes your phone in some water. I wonder did they at least make it water resistant? That is useful for the rain or if you spill something on it. Loved it on my Moto devices (Motorola has been doing water resistant/splash proof since the Droid Razr).
    Pretty much this but I'm sure Seidio cases will take care of that.
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    How come everywhere I read said it was water and dust resistant?


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    Quote Originally Posted by cnotes2019 View Post
    How come everywhere I read said it was water and dust resistant?


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    They were just that rumors
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    Quote Originally Posted by Carrtman View Post
    They were just that rumors
    But I'm talking bout info today not before today.


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    No its not water resistant

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    Quote Originally Posted by cnotes2019 View Post
    But I'm talking bout info today not before today.


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    Oh ok well that's why I'm always waiting for the official reveal. Personally I honestly prefer not only IP 68 but also Mil-Std 662 for such a huge phone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Carrtman View Post
    Oh ok well that's why I'm always waiting for the official reveal. Personally I honestly prefer not only IP 68 but also Mil-Std 662 for such a huge phone.
    Now I'm thinking it isn't after all. Seems like all new info posted doesn't mention anything about dust or water resistant. It's a shame but I guess expected


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    This, along with the October release date are the biggest disappoints for me thus far.

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    Don't worry. Going by the S5 forums, there will be new owners swimming, shark fishing, pearl hunting and washing machine testing with the Note 4 and posting videos anyway.

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    I saw some hands on photos with the back off... and didnt appear to have the same obvious water-proof seals/gaskets that the S5 (and the active series) have.
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    I would agree that the Stylus is most likely the reason for no water proofing.
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    Well I guess I'm not getting it then. Waterproof was the main thing I was looking forward to. Maybe next year.

    I don't see why a stylus is any different from a removable battery as far as waterproofing goes.

    At the worst they could make the end of the stylus seal when inserted into the device and only make it waterproof when the stylus was in there.

    Too bad, that would have been a killer feature worth upgrading for.
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    There's no reason out couldn't be waterproof, the pen holder in the back could be sealed closed and there's no reason the pen couldn't be water resistant too. It is a real shame, splash proofing phones it's hugely valuable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robsawalker View Post
    There's no reason out couldn't be waterproof, the pen holder in the back could be sealed closed and there's no reason the pen couldn't be water resistant too. It is a real shame, splash proofing phones it's hugely valuable.

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    You never know.. It could be complicated. Sure.. Any phone could be water proof but many aren't.. And there has to be a reason as to why .
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    Naturally there has to be a reason ;cost, size being the two most likely. Samsung could at least have looked at a nanocoating like Motorola
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    I think claiming to be waterproof as per the rating, eg 1 hour at whatever metres, is a dangerous road for manufacturers to go down.
    They could lose credibility if there were too many claims, the port plugs were poorly manufactured or abused by the owner and failed over time.

    Why would you go swimming deliberately with a Note 4. It's big enough to know it's in your pocket.
    Accidental immersion, sure - it would be nice to have that safeguard for your valuable device. But there should be a choice to be made by the purchaser - buy a rugged, protected phone for the environment you need to be in, or choose a high-spec formal phone, look after it and understand it's vulnerability.
    I think Samsung made the right choice until electronic components become more impervious to immersion in the future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Madd54 View Post
    I think claiming to be waterproof as per the rating, eg 1 hour at whatever metres, is a dangerous road for manufacturers to go down.
    They could lose credibility if there were too many claims, the port plugs were poorly manufactured or abused by the owner and failed over time.

    Why would you go swimming deliberately with a Note 4. It's big enough to know it's in your pocket.
    Accidentally immersion, sure - it would be nice to have that safeguard for your valuable device. But there should be a choice to be made by the purchaser - buy a rugged, protected phone for the environment you need to be in, or choose a high-spec formal phone, look after it and understand it's vulnerability.
    I think Samsung made the right choice until electronic components become more impervious to immersion in the future.

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    You are aware that the Samsung Galaxy S5 is waterproof right?

    With the Galaxy S5 being waterproof, I'm shocked that the new Note won't be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WatermelonSlim View Post
    You are aware that the Samsung Galaxy S5 is waterproof right?

    With the Galaxy S5 being waterproof, I'm shocked that the new Note won't be.
    As Madd said to an extent .. It can handle 30 minutes of being submerged up to 1 meter (I believe) and that is it. It isn't full on water proof as in going swimming with it in the deep end and stuff .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Almeuit View Post
    As Madd said to an extent .. It can handle 30 minutes of being submerged up to 1 meter (I believe) and that is it. It isn't full on water proof as in going swimming with it in the deep end and stuff .
    Well whatever the level of water resistance, it totally sucks and is quite surprising that the Note 4 doesn't have it too.
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