10-05-2017 07:57 PM
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  1. BriniaSona's Avatar
    This is my first water resistance phone. How safe is it to just bring the phone into the shower with me?
    09-21-2017 12:51 PM
  2. antman451's Avatar
    Probably fine, but you'll get a bunch of people telling you to not do it.
    bigmo555 likes this.
    09-21-2017 12:58 PM
  3. toenail_flicker's Avatar
    last time everyone was taking their N7s in the pool. seemed like everyone made out okay. anyone tested it this time around?
    09-21-2017 01:03 PM
  4. kirksucks's Avatar
    Pool has chlorine usually. The chemicals can hurt the internals. That would be a concern.
    09-21-2017 01:04 PM
  5. Brew Swayne's Avatar
    This is my first water resistance phone. How safe is it to just bring the phone into the shower with me?
    Probably fine. Not really much different than using it in the rain.

    That said, the phone's rated at IP68 in terms of dust and water resistance, being able to withstand full submersion in fresh water to 1.5m for 30 min. I take that more as product improvement to help protect the device against accidental spills and submersion, more so than an open invitation to intentionally introduce your phone to liquids.

    Think of it as a bullet proof vest. If wearing one, you've got increased protection, but you still don't want people shooting at you.

    My advice is to either put it in a waterproof case or buy an inexpensive waterproof bt speaker. You can find them for like $20.
    justafew likes this.
    09-21-2017 01:05 PM
  6. lisalisa07's Avatar
    I personally am not going to test the waters(Hee hee). But its nice to know that feature is on there if I spill coffee or drop it in the dog water bowl!
    j_hansen and bigmo555 like this.
    09-21-2017 01:06 PM
  7. L0n3N1nja's Avatar
    Not often, but I've had my S7 in the shower no problem, water resistance should be plenty unless you're taking a hot steaming shower until you run out of hot water.

    Few years back I read the reason Sony phones, and most Japanese phones were water resistant was because it's common for Japanese women to use them in the shower so they don't want phones without water resistance. Saw it online somewhere, no clue if actually true. lol
    09-21-2017 01:08 PM
  8. toenail_flicker's Avatar
    Pool has chlorine usually. The chemicals can hurt the internals. That would be a concern.
    yeah. but they were doing it and suffered no ill effects. supposed to be water resistant.
    09-21-2017 01:16 PM
  9. jlost's Avatar
    This is my first water resistance phone. How safe is it to just bring the phone into the shower with me?
    What? You can't take a shower without your phone? Wow...
    djroy03 likes this.
    09-21-2017 01:18 PM
  10. JHBThree's Avatar
    yeah. but they were doing it and suffered no ill effects. supposed to be water resistant.
    Water resistant with tap water. Pool water is chemically treated.
    09-21-2017 01:26 PM
  11. o4liberty's Avatar
    I don't answer calls in the shower .
    djroy03 likes this.
    09-21-2017 01:27 PM
  12. djroy03's Avatar
    I just received the Note 8 this week. For me, I look at the water resistance as a feature to allow me not to stress if a few drops of water fall on the device. But I will definitely not be taking it in the shower or a pool. That's just me.
    Jewels81 likes this.
    09-21-2017 01:29 PM
  13. BriniaSona's Avatar
    Just wanna shower with music and maybe some youtube. Always had to put my phones in baggies.
    09-21-2017 01:30 PM
  14. kirksucks's Avatar
    I took my note 5 in the shower. Or had it on the ledge. Dropped it in the shower once too. Pretty sure that wasn't IP rated.
    djroy03 likes this.
    09-21-2017 01:31 PM
  15. Old g's Avatar
    You'll be fine I've been in the pool an shower with my galaxy's since my 6 active
    09-21-2017 01:33 PM
  16. whaddupdoe's Avatar
    My S8 plus has been in the swimming pool multiple times, Lake Michigan, Kentucky Kingdoms water park 2 days in a row (wave pools, lazy river, water slides) with no issues. You will definitely get the "moisture in port" message but all you will have to do is dry out the port until it goes away. ... The phone will be fine in the shower, you should be more concerned about dropping in the shower vs getting it wet lol.
    09-21-2017 02:29 PM
  17. Gary02468's Avatar
    This is my first water resistan[t] phone. How safe is it to just bring the phone into the shower with me?
    I can think of two things about showers that the IP68 rating might or might not cover: high temperature, and pressure of the nozzle jets. I would research those parameters before taking a chance.
    jsigmo likes this.
    09-21-2017 02:40 PM
  18. antman451's Avatar
    I doubt he's talking about blasting it in the shower to clean it off or anything. I think it's fine to just be in there and get some indirect water contact.
    09-21-2017 02:44 PM
  19. brothamoveson's Avatar
    I appreciate the water resistance but I prefer not to find out.
    djroy03 likes this.
    09-21-2017 02:47 PM
  20. jimd1050's Avatar
    I took pictures both at the beach (in salt water) and in the pool (chlorine) this past summer with my S7 Active and all I did was made sure I immediately rinsed it well with fresh water when I was done. The phone was (and is) still working fine when I got my Note 8! No outward signs of any corrosion and I'm sure by now that if anything internal were wrong, the phone would be doing weirdness... and it's not!

    *AFTERTHOUGHT - I doubt I will do that with the Note 8 however! IP68 may be IP68 but the Galaxy S7 Active was designed to be thrown on the ground and in the water and bounced off 2X4s on Construction Sites - The Note 8 wasn't! :-)
    09-21-2017 02:51 PM
  21. Hurleygm's Avatar
    I remember seeing this test of the Note 7 vs iPhone 7.



    That being said. I don't know if I would risk it. I personally use it with wet hands and have dropped mine in the water a couple of times.

    I have received the warning not to plug in the charger until the port is fully dry.
    09-21-2017 02:56 PM
  22. Hurleygm's Avatar
    Here's another one for the S8 vs iPhone

    09-21-2017 02:57 PM
  23. 7h3d34f0n3's Avatar
    09-21-2017 03:10 PM
  24. jimd1050's Avatar
    Here's another one for the S8 vs iPhone

    DUH! The current is moving so FAST, the more rope you let out, the further down river the can goes, not deeper! It probably never went more than 15 feet deep!
    09-21-2017 03:11 PM
  25. Tsepz_GP's Avatar
    This is my first water resistance phone. How safe is it to just bring the phone into the shower with me?
    My S7 Edge was my 1st water and dust resistant phone, and I cleaned it in a sink of clan water often and even had beer and whiskey spilt on it at a work party and at the pub both times I just cleaned it with cold clean water and it was perfectly fine.

    BUT you are warned, do not just put it under a tap, as the pressure of the tap can push water through the speakers mesh, rather just dip the phone in the water gently and you will be fine.if it's in the shower just ensure it is not directly under the shower head as THAT may force water in to the phone.

    Also, do not ever put the phone in Sea Water, sea water will damage the phone beyond repair.

    The water and dust resistance is a great but if piece of mind, at least you know the phone will definitely survive a fall into a pool.

    I have not put my Note8 in water yet, when it's time to clean it I will do so though.
    jimd1050 and toenail_flicker like this.
    09-21-2017 03:13 PM
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