1. harmeenk's Avatar
    A few days ago I dropped my 2 week old Samsung Galaxy S3 in the sink, I immediately put it in rice for 48 hours and everything seems to be working fine. However, I've heard that it is inevitable that my phone will "slowly die" (screen fading, camera begins to fail, etc.) after being exposed to water- whether that's over a period of weeks, months, years, etc. Any truth to this?
    12-31-2013 06:10 AM
  2. Haalcyon's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central!

    I've not heard or read that. Only time can tell. However, you did the right thing, you got your phone to rice. I hope by the time it dies you no longer have any interest in it.
    12-31-2013 06:37 AM
  3. chustle925's Avatar
    Not necessarily, It may have completely dried out with no future damage at all. As Haalcyon said,only time can tell, good luck.
    12-31-2013 10:09 AM
  4. GSDer's Avatar
    A few days ago I dropped my 2 week old Samsung Galaxy S3 in the sink
    If this is going to be part of your regular routine I'd suggest the S4 Active

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    12-31-2013 11:00 AM
  5. chustle925's Avatar
    If this is going to be part of your regular routine I'd suggest the S4 Active

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    LOL
    12-31-2013 12:41 PM
  6. meyerweb#CB's Avatar
    The only correct answer is that there's no way to know. Odds are that if you dried it out well, and it's working fine now, it will continue to do so. But there are no guarantees. It's possible something got wet and is slowly corroding and will eventually fail.

    OTOH, my son dropped an iPod Touch in water a few years ago, and at first it didn't work at all, then gradually improved to where it would work if plugged in, but wouldn't charge. After several months, it seemed to work as good as new. Water can do weird things to electronics, and all you can do is continue to use it and hope for the best.
    12-31-2013 05:05 PM

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