06-24-2017 02:09 AM
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  1. flyingkytez's Avatar
    Actually "water-resistant". This was one of the reason why they sacrificed the removable battery. Just wondering, do you actually use the water-proof feature? If so, how often? Swimming? Taking it in the snow? I know salt water​ will damage the phone so you can't really bring it in the ocean.
    Morty2264 likes this.
    06-21-2017 08:37 PM
  2. Ry's Avatar
    Shouldn't it be a "just in case" feature?
    06-21-2017 08:45 PM
  3. imnjs's Avatar
    It's there for accidents. Never once have i needed it to be with me while i would expect it to get wet.
    Scott337, Nubwy and Ry like this.
    06-21-2017 08:57 PM
  4. TylerLV76's Avatar
    I use it to clean off my screens when they get dusty from outside. I've used it once to cool down my overheated phone. I've taken other ip68 phones in the pool to take pics but haven't tried it on the G6 yet.
    06-21-2017 09:08 PM
  5. Nubwy's Avatar
    I don't purposely get it wet, but I like knowing that if it accidentally does, it won't be a catastrophic incident and I have to replace a high end device. peace of mind and all that.
    06-21-2017 09:15 PM
  6. MA2GA28's Avatar
    It's probably a feature most don't want to 'use.' Though, using it in the rain or accidently dropping it in the sink are not a concern, which is good enough for most.
    06-21-2017 09:18 PM
  7. Mike Dee's Avatar
    Shouldn't it be a "just in case" feature?
    That's all I would do. I don't need to be Mr cool talking on the phone in the pool.
    Scott337 likes this.
    06-21-2017 09:57 PM
  8. Jeremiah Bonds's Avatar
    I've cleaned my phone with water.
    06-21-2017 10:06 PM
  9. hoytbowhunter's Avatar
    If you read both Apple and Samsungs warranty papers that are in the box it states that the phone is not waterproof, only water resistant, So if it gets ruined due to water it will NOT be covered under warranty. As Ry said in the above comment it's for “just in case” only.
    Now I don't know if LG is different and the LG phones I own aren't waterproof or ever claimed to be.
    shaimere likes this.
    06-21-2017 10:17 PM
  10. Mike Dee's Avatar
    If you read both Apple and Samsungs warranty papers that are in the box it states that the phone is not waterproof, only water resistant, So if it gets ruined due to water it will NOT be covered under warranty. As Ry said in the above comment it's for “just in case” only.
    Now I don't know if LG is different and the LG phones I own aren't waterproof or ever claimed to be.
    No phone is waterproof
    06-22-2017 04:55 AM
  11. Thud Hardsmack's Avatar
    I rinse mine off under the tap frequently, plus it's been splashed at the pool. Only a few more days of that until I put a dbrand skin on it however, then it's back to keeping it as far away from water as I can.
    06-22-2017 05:52 AM
  12. TylerLV76's Avatar
    No phone is waterproof
    Cat S60. Ugly as all get out but supossed to be tough as nails.

    Waterproof Smartphones | Phone Features | Cat phones US
    06-22-2017 09:42 AM
  13. lightrules's Avatar
    I use my G6 in the pool and in the shower and wash it under the faucet to clean it all the time. It works just fine. I don't baby it. I'm going to use it like I see all those commercials and ads. :-)
    06-22-2017 11:42 AM
  14. Aquila's Avatar
    As long as you're aware that it is only resistant to room temperature tap water that is not moving, getting it wet isn't really much of an issue. The people that put it in swimming pools, salt water, hot tubs, etc. are just ignorant - and while I don't hope that their phone is destroyed, we all know that's possible (and in salt water and hot tubs, incredibly likely) and that the warranty will not cover this abuse of the device by the user.
    06-22-2017 12:05 PM
  15. Aquila's Avatar
    Also, the Cat S60 is not exactly "waterproof". It is water resistant up to 5 meters, only when a switch is enabled that closes off the audio ports. It is also IP68, and is only resistant to room temperature tap water that is not moving (no current, no jets, no chemicals) - just at a deeper depth than the S8, G6, etc.
    06-22-2017 12:09 PM
  16. lightrules's Avatar
    As long as you're aware that it is only resistant to room temperature tap water that is not moving, getting it wet isn't really much of an issue. The people that put it in swimming pools, salt water, hot tubs, etc. are just ignorant - and while I don't hope that their phone is destroyed, we all know that's possible (and in salt water and hot tubs, incredibly likely) and that the warranty will not cover this abuse of the device by the user.
    Blah blah blah. It's just a device man. Use it and move on. Nothing to do with ignorance, at least not on my part.
    Jeremiah Bonds likes this.
    06-22-2017 12:53 PM
  17. flyingkytez's Avatar
    As long as you're aware that it is only resistant to room temperature tap water that is not moving, getting it wet isn't really much of an issue. The people that put it in swimming pools, salt water, hot tubs, etc. are just ignorant - and while I don't hope that their phone is destroyed, we all know that's possible (and in salt water and hot tubs, incredibly likely) and that the warranty will not cover this abuse of the device by the user.
    Ironically you'll see people using waterproof smartphone bags although their phone is supposedly water-resistant.
    Jeremiah Bonds likes this.
    06-22-2017 12:53 PM
  18. Aquila's Avatar
    Blah blah blah. It's just a device man. Use it and move on. Nothing to do with ignorance, at least not on my part.
    I think you might have taken my comments as directed towards you and they were directed towards the thread so sorry for the confusion. My comment is that most people see the commercials and the water resistance rating and think that the phone is safe to use under water and that is absolutely not the case. So if you are already aware that these devices are not safe to use underwater then the comment definitely does not apply to you.
    06-22-2017 12:56 PM
  19. lightrules's Avatar
    I think you might have taken my comments as directed towards you and they were directed towards the thread so sorry for the confusion. My comment is that most people see the commercials and the water resistance rating and think that the phone is safe to use under water and that is absolutely not the case. So if you are already aware that these devices are not safe to use underwater then the comment definitely does not apply to you.
    Ok got it. Sorry about firing back like that. Didn't want to start my day by being called ignorant ;-) My bad.
    Jeremiah Bonds likes this.
    06-22-2017 01:00 PM
  20. thejesse's Avatar
    I consider it insurance. However, when I splashed gasoline on my phone, I did take it to the nearest sink and rinsed it off.
    Jeremiah Bonds likes this.
    06-22-2017 01:10 PM
  21. TylerLV76's Avatar
    I think I look at it differently because I keep insurance that covers water damage on all my phones. Without that fallback, I may think differently.

    The only phone Ive ever destroyed in water was the S7 active and that ws due to Samsungs faulty seals which they warrantied.

    I dont see an issue with anyone taking it in a pool or shower or rinsing it off in the sink as long as theyre aware of the consequences if something fails. Im ok with those consequences so I tend to be a bit harsh on my phones.
    hoytbowhunter and Aquila like this.
    06-22-2017 01:33 PM
  22. Almeuit's Avatar
    Im ok with those consequences so I tend to be a bit harsh on my phones.
    You're an uncontrollable madman! Lol :P.
    shaimere and Aquila like this.
    06-22-2017 01:40 PM
  23. TylerLV76's Avatar
    You're an uncontrollable madman! Lol :P.
    I shall not be controlled by sensibility and if that means destroying my own property then destroy it I shall
    06-22-2017 01:49 PM
  24. hoytbowhunter's Avatar
    No phone is waterproof
    You're exactly right they're only water resistant to certain extent probably the best water resistant phone I've ever seen was a S7 active
    06-22-2017 03:38 PM
  25. hoytbowhunter's Avatar
    I've got plenty of phone so one gets wet I got another one to use.. 👌 👍 😁
    06-22-2017 03:44 PM
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