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    Default Galaxy S5: Is the headphone jack waterproof?

    Just picked up my S5 from AT&T and came back to the office, everyone expecting a demonstration of me putting my phone in a glass of water...

    I was completely ready to do it after watching all of the videos, but now I am not so sure after seeing the headphone jack has no cover.

    For those of you who have tested it, does the headphone jack still work fine after getting wet? Does anyone know how this works?
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    I'm not so sure I would test that. I look at the water resistance as an extra layer of protection against accidental exposure as opposed to 'let's take my phone snorkeling.'

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    Default re: Galaxy S5: Is the headphone jack waterproof?

    From what I've read, the headphone jack has a coating that makes it water resistant.
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    Default re: Galaxy S5: Is the headphone jack waterproof?

    It's the same as the S4 Active. The headphone jack is sealed so no plug is needed. The bottom charging jack requires the rubber plug.
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    Default Re: Galaxy S5: Is the headphone jack waterproof?

    The headphone jack is sealed, but I have no plans on experimenting.

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    Default Re: Galaxy S5: Is the headphone jack waterproof?

    Many reviews on youtube you can watch show you can submerge the phone in water and will do fine so long as you make sure your back battery covered is snapped on all the way and the bottom port(usb) is cover with the small cover. Everything else on the phone is sealed and does not need a cover. Like mentioned on here though, I wouldn't go swimming with it or keep it underwater for an extended period of time.
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    Default Re: Galaxy S5: Is the headphone jack waterproof?

    I finally got brave one day and tried it, it's fine, one instance water remained in the headphone jack and the phone kept implying I had headphones in, as soon as I blew air into the jack, it was fine. Hope this helps
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    Default Re: Galaxy S5: Is the headphone jack waterproof?

    I've taken my phone underwater and taken underwater pics many times and my phone headphone jack still works... I think there is a protection inside

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    Default Re: Galaxy S5: Is the headphone jack waterproof?

    I've dunked my phone into the sink full of water to clean my phone once in a while and never had any problems.

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    Default Re: Galaxy S5: Is the headphone jack waterproof?

    You guys carry your balls in wheelbarrows, I wouldn't purposely put my S5 in water even though I've seen the videos on YouTube.

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    Dacy J.
    You don't even have a Galaxy S5. The S5 is waterproof. It has a ip67 rating. if you knew anything.... anything you wouldn't not have made your comment above. Furthermore if you watch the samsung commercials on tv, the actor is rinsing the dust of his phone with water! samsung is not going to advertise someone rinsing their phone off if they thought it was not possible.
    You should get rid of that brick you have (Nokia 6230... how do they even service that thing?) and get a smartphone
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    Default Re: Galaxy S5: Is the headphone jack waterproof?

    Went swimming this weekend w it and tried not to dunk it while in the water, but wanted to show it off to some friends, so....

    Submerged it (checked that the back and charging dock covers were secure first obviously) and it is absolutely fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DacyJ View Post
    You guys carry your balls in wheelbarrows, I wouldn't purposely put my S5 in water even though I've seen the videos on YouTube.

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    I do have an S5 and I agree with you Dacy! I think of it as extra protection for normal use, not an underwater camera. I did however take a picture of a waterfall with lots of mist in the air. I would never have done that with my old iPhone.

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    Default Re: Galaxy S5: Is the headphone jack waterproof?

    Nicholas, obviously it is YOU who doesn't know "anything". The S5 is NOT water proof. Learn the difference between water proof and water resistant before you try and insult others. It just reveals how much of a trolling fool you really are.
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    Default Re: Galaxy S5: Is the headphone jack waterproof?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nicholas Kea View Post
    Dacy J.
    You don't even have a Galaxy S5. The S5 is waterproof. It has a ip67 rating. if you knew anything.... anything you wouldn't not have made your comment above. Furthermore if you watch the samsung commercials on tv, the actor is rinsing the dust of his phone with water! samsung is not going to advertise someone rinsing their phone off if they thought it was not possible.
    You should get rid of that brick you have (Nokia 6230... how do they even service that thing?) and get a smartphone
    water "resistant". Not water "proof". There's a difference.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Iroxusux View Post
    water "resistant". Not water "proof". There's a difference.
    There is no "water proof", there is only water resistance to a lesser or greater degree. I don't care if they call it water proof or not, submerge it deeply enough and for long enough and it will fail.
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    Default Re: Galaxy S5: Is the headphone jack waterproof?

    I got the S5 specifically for use close to water and for its 4K video. I often shoot with the phone right at the water level or even slightly below... no problems.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fabian Blandford View Post
    I got the S5 specifically for use close to water and for its 4K video. I often shoot with the phone right at the water level or even slightly below... no problems.
    Awesome Video Quality.

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    Default Re: Galaxy S5: Is the headphone jack waterproof?

    I submerged my phone in water a few times and it still works perfectly. To those that are still skeptical just get the extra coverage from your carrier and splash away.

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    Default Re: Galaxy S5: Is the headphone jack waterproof?

    No issues, I've washed...okay showed off my S5. LOL

    Also, dropped in (clean) toilet and used it while it was pouring out.
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    My S5 cost $550. I ain't rinsing it off.
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    June 2014: I have a brand-new Galaxy S5 phone which I took to a commercial water park. While I tried not to soak or submerge the phone, it did get splashed quite a bit. All seemed well, until a presumed drop of water found its way into the earphone jack. After that occurred, the phone believed there was a headset / earphones plugged in for the next 4 - 6 hours. This caused the internal speaker to remain mute (the one that sits over your ear during a call, etc). All the while, the phone showed a Toast stating that headphones were connected. Fortunately, engaging the speaker phone allowed me to make / receive calls. Clearly, the water closed the circuit in the headphone port. Until it dried - on its own - the phone was crippled.

    This was extremely frustrating to experience, with all of the hype about the phone being WATER RESISTANT (not water proof). Yes, the charger port cover was secure ... and, yes, the rear cover was secure as well.

    In fact, this same exact issue occurred on a prior phone - another Samsung; the Galaxy S2 - only, that time, I was carrying the phone in my shirt pocket with the headphone port facing upwards ... and it was raining at the time.

    The next time I plan to have my phone near water, I will take a headphone jack and insert it, after cutting off the wires. This will hopefully act as a plug.

    Therefore, in my experience, the Samsung Galaxy S5 is still subject to malfunctions caused by water.
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    Default Re: Galaxy S5: Is the headphone jack waterproof?

    All you need to do is shake the water out. Two quick shakes - and you are good to go.
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    Default Re: Galaxy S5: Is the headphone jack waterproof?

    The S5 components inside the phone are dipped in a water resistant silicone soloution. The headphone port takes 24 hrs to dry out they say but have experienced less.

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    Um, first off, u don't need to put a plug into the jack. You just have to use common sense and blow into the jack to remove the water. I have thrown my galaxy s5 into a pool, and just blew out the jack and it was just fine. Secondly, the manual actually says that the waterproofing, (and yes it said waterPROOFING) is created to both protect the phone, and to enable you to take waterproof pictures.). As long as you're not stupid with it, and make sure the back cover is sealed, it will be fine. Stop trying to scare people
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