09-12-2014 03:14 PM
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  1. WatermelonSlim's Avatar
    I haven't seen anything about the Note 4 being waterproof like the S5. Anyone know for sure?
    09-03-2014 08:52 AM
  2. anon(394005)'s Avatar
    Samsung doesn't list anything about water resistance in their specs here:

    Samsung GALAXY Note4 - Specs
  3. keyzlife's Avatar
    Nothing was mentioned during the unpacked event. Doesn't look like it.

    sent from my Samsung GALAXY Note® 3
    09-03-2014 08:53 AM
  4. the tall guy's Avatar
    was going to ask the same question!
    09-03-2014 08:53 AM
  5. Eclipse2K's Avatar
    Nothing mentioned so I'm sure its not. they would have made a big deal out of is like she did those cat pictures...

    Samsung Galaxy S5 (Verizon)
    09-03-2014 08:55 AM
  6. Farish's Avatar
    I didn't see that anywhere. Makes me sad.
    09-03-2014 08:59 AM
  7. A895's Avatar
    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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    09-03-2014 09:32 AM
  8. Carrtman's Avatar
    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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    09-03-2014 09:53 AM
  9. cnotes2019's Avatar
    How come everywhere I read said it was water and dust resistant?


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    09-03-2014 09:56 AM
  10. Carrtman's Avatar
    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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    09-03-2014 09:59 AM
  11. cnotes2019's Avatar
    They were just that rumors
    But I'm talking bout info today not before today.


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    09-03-2014 09:59 AM
  12. livetoride4666's Avatar
    No its not water resistant

    Posted via Android Central App
    09-03-2014 09:59 AM
  13. Carrtman's Avatar
    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.
    09-03-2014 10:04 AM
  14. cnotes2019's Avatar
    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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    09-03-2014 11:02 AM
  15. xxx420's Avatar
    This, along with the October release date are the biggest disappoints for me thus far.

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    09-03-2014 11:27 AM
  16. anon8380037's Avatar
    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.

    Sent from my SM-N9005 using Tapatalk Pro
    09-03-2014 11:29 AM
  17. rekkid's Avatar
    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.
    09-03-2014 11:31 AM
  18. Almeuit's Avatar
    I would agree that the Stylus is most likely the reason for no water proofing.
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    09-03-2014 12:10 PM
  19. WatermelonSlim's Avatar
    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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    09-03-2014 12:36 PM
  20. robsawalker's Avatar
    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.

    Posted via Android Central App
    09-03-2014 01:27 PM
  21. Almeuit's Avatar
    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 .
    09-03-2014 01:38 PM
  22. robsawalker's Avatar
    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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    09-03-2014 01:39 PM
  23. anon8380037's Avatar
    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.

    Sent from my XT1039 using Tapatalk
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    09-03-2014 04:03 PM
  24. WatermelonSlim's Avatar
    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.

    Sent from my XT1039 using Tapatalk
    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.
    09-03-2014 04:28 PM
  25. Almeuit's Avatar
    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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    09-03-2014 04:30 PM
  26. WatermelonSlim's Avatar
    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.
    09-03-2014 04:47 PM
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