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  1. Derek Lennox's Avatar
    Full day yesterday playing in and out of the pool to a max 2m deep.... No issues and the 4k video looks lush!!
    10-13-2018 04:02 AM
  2. j_hansen's Avatar
    Try and shoot a few super slow motion videos under water
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    10-13-2018 04:25 AM
  3. cwbcpa's Avatar
    That’s really cool. It’s nice to be able to do that. I wouldn’t risk it myself but I’m glad it worked out well for you. Can you post some pictures?

    I am honestly not trying to nitpick here. Sometimes forum threads show up on google searches. I just want to clarify for someone that might be searching and asking google if the Note 9 is waterproof. The phone is definitely not waterproof nor does Samsung claim it is. I would just hate for someone that doesn’t know any better to read this thread and get the wrong idea. The Note 9 is water resistant to within certain tolerances, not waterproof.

    Enjoy the Note 9!! Love the new cloud silver color. I’m eyeing that right now.
    10-13-2018 09:22 AM
  4. shaimere's Avatar
    Water Resistant not water proof. Also water damage is not covered under warranty.
    10-13-2018 10:14 AM
  5. DanielLoreti's Avatar
    Awesome didn't know it was waterproof. Going to the beach today.
    10-13-2018 10:21 AM
  6. cwbcpa's Avatar
    Awesome didn't know it was waterproof. Going to the beach today.
    It’s not waterproof. Be careful. Big difference between waterproof and water resistant.
    10-13-2018 10:24 AM
  7. Derek Lennox's Avatar
    Can you post some pictures?

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    Sorry no. Videos are of the kids. Will try the sea tomorrow. Its interesting as you do get a warning but its just to ensure you dry the USB connection before charging.
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    10-13-2018 10:33 AM
  8. Rhyalus's Avatar
    Trying to paste the url from Samsung here but having a hard time with Tapatalk...

    The 6 means total dust ingress protection, the 8 means something water ingress protection but it can be different for different devices.

    Samsung says 1.5 m for 30 minutes.

    It is not worth arguing about the term “water proof”.. just follow the guidelines for your particular device.

    R
    10-13-2018 10:54 AM
  9. guitar_65riff's Avatar
    I dropped mine down the loo.
    Even though the water was clear, I washed it under the tap.
    It didn't like that and kept giving me warnings.
    I think washing it was the problem. The force of water.
    Took 2 days in the airing cupboard and now it's fine.
    10-13-2018 11:36 AM
  10. Mooncatt's Avatar
    It’s not waterproof. Be careful. Big difference between waterproof and water resistant.
    Not to mention salt water being a lot more corrosive, and sand being very abrasive. Beaches are not very kind to phones.
    10-13-2018 11:47 AM
  11. Derek Lennox's Avatar
    Not to mention salt water being a lot more corrosive, and sand being very abrasive. Beaches are not very kind to phones.
    Pebble beach!!
    10-13-2018 02:34 PM
  12. Derek Lennox's Avatar
    Not to mention salt water being a lot more corrosive, and sand being very abrasive. Beaches are not very kind to phones.
    Agree I think the sea is being missed out. I have a session hero cam with me, will use that instead.
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    10-13-2018 03:18 PM
  13. STARGATE's Avatar
    It’s not waterproof. Be careful. Big difference between waterproof and water resistant.
    Definitely agree!
    10-13-2018 09:51 PM
  14. mustang7757's Avatar
    it would be water proof only for 1.5 meters for30 minutes if your in clean water in a lab . In pools other liquids or ocean the salt and chemical can eat the seals that's why it's more for protection in case a accident happens . that's the reason they can't honor warranty if it gets water inside from chemical breaking through the seals
    Rukbat likes this.
    10-14-2018 12:43 AM
  15. sauli suominen's Avatar
    I have been using my Note9 under water photoshoot. Only problem is that the display gets ghost touches. But I can triger video above surface or take photo with volume key.

    I wont last in 4,5m dept. Now for sure. Mine went broken, water inside the lenses etc. But I know it, but it was accident;-)

    I shoot in variety indoor pools. I can give you some photos later on.

    *I also did use my previous Note8 and S9+ for taking photos and videos under water.

    ALWAYS AROUND 1M DEPT AND FOR SHORT PERIOD, 10-15MIN MINUTES.
    10-15-2018 03:36 PM
  16. swagglepuff's Avatar
    I'm just waiting for the my phone got water damage comment next
    10-15-2018 03:46 PM
  17. mustang7757's Avatar
    I'm just waiting for the my phone got water damage comment next

    Lol... better them then me 😁 we need more of these brave people.
    10-15-2018 04:53 PM
  18. Mooncatt's Avatar
    Any electronic device is waterproof, until it isn't.
    10-15-2018 04:56 PM
  19. joewoo's Avatar
    Any electronic device is waterproof, until it isn't.
    This is very very true... Photography equipment is often touted as being weather proof, but ask any camera tech, it's a joke...
    10-15-2018 05:14 PM
  20. Mooncatt's Avatar
    This is very very true... Photography equipment is often touted as being weather proof, but ask any camera tech, it's a joke...
    Unless it's Pentax.
    10-15-2018 05:35 PM
  21. DatsyukianDeke's Avatar
    I've run it under sink water for 1 or 2 seconds to clean it. Hasn't died.
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    10-15-2018 05:45 PM
  22. whaddupdoe's Avatar
    I have been using my Note9 under water photoshoot. Only problem is that the display gets ghost touches. But I can triger video above surface or take photo with volume key.

    I wont last in 4,5m dept. Now for sure. Mine went broken, water inside the lenses etc. But I know it, but it was accident;-)

    I shoot in variety indoor pools. I can give you some photos later on.

    *I also did use my previous Note8 and S9+ for taking photos and videos under water.

    ALWAYS AROUND 1M DEPT AND FOR SHORT PERIOD, 10-15MIN MINUTES.
    Dont forget you can use the stylus underwater too. But as you mentioned I too used the volume key to trigger shots with my s8+

    I havent used my Note 9 underwater yet but I have used my S8+ in the water....alot. Swimming pools, Lake Michigan, water park etc and never had an issue other than the "moisture detected in charger port" notification that goes away when the port is dry.
    Dont be afraid to use the phone in water guys, it will be fine
    10-16-2018 01:05 PM
  23. sauli suominen's Avatar
    Hi! I did not get s-spen to work under water, as a remote to take pictures. Yes I know that you can write with it.
    I always photo shoot about ten minutes and now I think, mayby less than that. And near surface on max 0,5m - 1m below surface. After using it in pool, I wash it under drink water. I have been using screen protector film in front and back. They stays very well! With this Note9 I in first time Whitestone dome class protector and haven´t yet take it under water for photo shootin. I´ll do that in some day for sure.

    I´m sorry that I have only two pictures with Note9, I have lost all pictures in that sad day when my Note9 drowned to 4,5m dept pool. They are screen shots, I lost original photos.
    Here are two with Note 9

    Well it IS waterproof-screenshot_20181016-213913_facebook.jpg

    Well it IS waterproof-screenshot_20181016-214419_facebook.jpg

    S9+

    Well it IS waterproof-43552141090_c176fbdc8d_o.jpg

    Note 8
    Well it IS waterproof-44453768905_fa0f9e2591_o.jpg
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    10-16-2018 03:14 PM
  24. Itsa_Me_Mario's Avatar
    It’s not waterproof. Be careful. Big difference between waterproof and water resistant.
    This. It is DEFINITELY NOT waterproof. It also isn't tested to withstand current, temperatures outside of "room temperature", any type of a current, any usage while wet or any kind of chemicals, such as chlorine, salt water, etc.
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    10-16-2018 03:39 PM
  25. sauli suominen's Avatar
    I found some more pictures taken with Note 9
    Well it IS waterproof-whatsapp-image-2018-10-16-22.36.39.jpg
    Well it IS waterproof-whatsapp-image-2018-10-16-22.36.36.jpeg
    Well it IS waterproof-whatsapp-image-2018-10-16-22.36.41.jpg
    Well it IS waterproof-whatsapp-image-2018-10-16-22.36.40.jpg
    10-16-2018 03:50 PM
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