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    Default Note 4 isn't water resistant. Disappointed?

    Many folks (including me) love the water resistant capabilities of the GS5 and were probably thinking to get the Note 4.

    Will the rest of the upgrades to the new phone be enough for you to get it?
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    Not in the least. Like another person said I've had several phones and only dropped one in water(one of those old Nokia's with white background lights lol) and it still worked. Idk what ppl are looking to do with these phones. Take shower selfies? Go swimming? You got me there...

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    I personally don't see any need for it to be honest. The other features are very impressive
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    Don't care that much. In 30+ years of using pagers, Palm Pilots, cell phones and smartphones, I've never damaged one with water. It would be a plus, but I won't choose a phone based on it. Especially given how often the usb socket cover on the S5 seems to break.
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    Default Re: Note 4 isn't water resistant. Disappointed?

    Not in the least. Like another person said I've had several phones and only dropped one in water(one of those old Nokia's with white background lights lol) and it still worked. Idk what ppl are looking to do with these phones. Take shower selfies? Go swimming? You got me there...

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    Life proof to the rescue


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    I can live without it. I'm more interested in removable batteries, SD card expansion and the fingerprint scanner. I have the S5 and whilst it's nice to know that it's water resistant I have insurance for that kind of thing so when I get the note 4 I wouldn't be screwed if it got wet.

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    I sorta agree with that, but still....water resistance is a nice safety feature. It's hard to see why the tech goes BACKWARDS and a valuable feature is eliminated.

    It's not even about the money. Or not JUST about the money. If you're on vacation and it is water damaged, you're screwed until you get home. Plus, the time setting up a new one. Etc.

    Probably won't affect my buying decision, but on a device with, say, a $750 sticker price, would be nice to have and hard to understand why it is not there.
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    I was thinking there was a possibility but with the s pen it's kind of a given that they couldn't do it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dragonsamus View Post
    I was thinking there was a possibility but with the s pen it's kind of a given that they couldn't do it.
    I was thinking the same thing. I believe that if it could be done, that they would have done it.


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    Its good to have feature of water resistant, but I am also cool without it.
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    I believe it is. The recent post by Android Central sizing up the iPhone 6 with other Android has a chart that says so. Look at it if you like.

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    Maybe it has something to do with the metal band. The galaxy Alpha is not dust and waterproof either. Since its not technically unibody, maybe they cannot waterproof it. Just a thought.

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    Its nice to have. But can do fine without it

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    I'm not. I've never damaged a phone due to water. I keep my phone away from the pool so I can't accidentally drop it in .
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    THE NOTE 4 IS WATERPROOF!!!!!!!!! I talked to a high up rep for Samsung yesterday in person and he said that the NOTE 4is waterproof!!! He said that he has seen it in person himself and it didn't phase the phone being underwater for several minutes. I think Samsung doesn't want to advertise that is so they are not responsible for any of the Note 4's that do leak.
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    I'm glad that it isn't waterproof/resistant. It's unnecessary for my lifestyle.

    Edited to add: I don't want the extra rubber seals and the charger door (especially!) on my phone because they get in my way, offer no added benefit and provide more things that can fail/break/come off over time..
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    Default Re: Note 4 isn't water resistant. Disappointed?

    As other have said, I too have dropped my older phones in water (long enough to react and grab it) and after carefully disassembling them and air drying them I have managed to get them all to work again. If a new one were to not work again in the future I would simply claim it on insurance and have a new one the next day for about $100 deductible.

    I would however be more concerned about a waterproofed phone overheating on a regular basis due to lack of venting.
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    Nope. I have gs4 active and no need for WR on my phone, it just sounds good. Never dropped a phone in water over the yrs anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jayspadaro View Post
    THE NOTE 4 IS WATERPROOF!!!!!!!!! I talked to a high up rep for Samsung yesterday in person and he said that the NOTE 4is waterproof!!! He said that he has seen it in person himself and it didn't phase the phone being underwater for several minutes. I think Samsung doesn't want to advertise that is so they are not responsible for any of the Note 4's that do leak.
    Lol? And I just won the lottery


    It isn't
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    Quote Originally Posted by Closingracer View Post
    Lol? And I just won the lottery


    It isn't
    I like your sense of humor response

    Can't be waterproof with the s - pen holder/slot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Closingracer View Post
    Lol? And I just won the lottery


    It isn't
    I like your sense of humor response

    Can't be waterproof with the s - pen holder/slot.
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    I didn't buy the S5 after reading about the countless problems people were having with the charging port cover breaking off. I'm glad Samsung didn't make the same mistake with the Note 4.
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    It indeed IS infact waterproof. It must be internally covered with nano sealant or something. S Pen or not, I have put it entirely in water and unlike the touchscreen, S Pen will function. There is a video on YT of someone testing S6, S6 edge and Note 4 all of them last over 30 minutes underwater.
    One thing I notice is that battery life decreases very quickly, like it is grounding itself out but it still functions. It doesn't even leak behind the battery door, my 3 water damage indicators are still white.

    I believe they make all of them water proof now but just don't advertise it for liability purposes including the iPhone 6 as I've seen the videos to back that claim up as well. Just do some searching. Google is your friend.
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    I like the water resistance of the S5. I keep finding myself wishing my N4 was water resistant. I keep thinking.. What if I drop it in the sink, toilet, pool, lake or a water puddle?

    Then I remind myself, while the water resistance was nice, I never have dropped a phone in any water in all these years. It would be nice if they come up with a way to make all phones water resistant eventually, it is nice to know you have that protection if you ever need it.
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    I loved that the S5 was water resistant right out of the box and didn't require an $80 case to keep it from getting ruined should it briefly come in contact with liquid.

    However, I HATED the cover flap for the charging port. The USB 3.0 charging plug on the S5 was a little more difficult to insert and remove than your standard micro USB on most other phones and that flap just got in the way. Kind of a pita, actually.

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